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6:35 PM ET, July 16, 2008

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Chris / TVNewser:
Breaking: What Else Jesse Jackson Said on That FNC Tape  —  Exclusive: TVNewser has been sent the transcript of what Jesse Jackson said Sunday morning July 6, as he prepared for an interview on Fox & Friends Weekend.  Below is the partial transcript we received in our tips box …
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Joe / Joe. My. God.:
Elizabeth Dole Says “F**k You” To Americans Who Died From AIDS  —  This is unbelievable.  Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) wants to rename the the current AIDS relief bill after Jesse Helms. … Jesse Helms, the man who in 1987 described AIDS prevention literature as “so obscene, so revolting, I may throw up.”
Michelle Malkin:
Jesse Jackson: N-word for me, but not for thee  —  Hey, remember when Jesse Jackson called for a boycott of Seinfeld DVDs to protest Kramer actor Michael Richard's use of the n-word?  The rev-uh-rund had a conniption fit over the word and demanded that everyone refrain from using the word onstage and off.
Discussion: TVNewser and Rhymes With Right
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:   Dead racist bigot Jesse Helms, AIDS hero? I don't think so.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
May We Mock, Barack?  —  When I interviewed Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for Rolling Stone a couple years ago, I wondered what Barack Obama would mean for them.  —  “It seems like a President Obama would be harder to make fun of than these guys,” I said.  —  “Are you kidding me?”  Stewart scoffed.
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Matt Pressman / Vanity Fair:
Why Do People Love to Hate The New York Times?  —  Times-bashing isn't just for conservatives anymore.  As countless self-appointed critics whack away at the Gray Lady, our correspondent searches for the cause fueling the rebellion.  —  It's such a given in the media business that few …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Campaign Criticizes New York Times Story On Poll
Matthew Yglesias:
Everything is Good News for McCain  —  Can I just note that I seem to live in some kind of mirror universe where the fact that Barack Obama has, for months, maintained a modest lead over John McCain in every public poll constitutes bad news for Obama and that the specific reason it constitutes bad news …
Discussion: pandagon.net and Eschaton
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Alex Johnson / MSNBC:
Gay tourism ad causes uproar in S.C.  —  State cancels contract, faces investigation after posters plaster London  —  A state employee has resigned and officials have disavowed an international advertising campaign that led to calls for an investigation of tourism posters proclaiming “South Carolina is so gay.”
Little Green Footballs:
Now Obama is Promising to Get Rid of All Nuclear Weapons  —  Barack Obama has a plan to get rid of all the nuclear weapons in the world.  —  He's going to achieve this amazing feat by making sure the US adheres to nonproliferation treaties. … Because Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong-Il …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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John McCormick / The Swamp:
Bayh and Nunn on being Obama's V.P.
Discussion: TIME.com
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
McCain Camp's New Attack: Obama Is The One Who's The Same As Bush  —  The McCain campaign is taking their effort to distance their candidate from the unpopular President Bush to a whole new level: McCain's advisers are now openly attacking Bush on Iraq — and not only that …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Tom Friedman doesn't understand why America is unpopular in the world  —  Tom Friedman is befuddled.  He cannot understand “the decline in American popularity around the world under President Bush” and is specifically upset about the fact that “China is now more popular in Asia than America …
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
So Popular and So Spineless
Deanna Bellandi / Associated Press:
Ex-Clinton aide checked before joining Obama team  —  CHICAGO - Hillary Rodham Clinton's former campaign manager, now on Barack Obama's team, says she could easily work for her old boss again if Clinton were on the Democratic ticket.  —  Clinton replaced Patti Solis Doyle after poor early showings …
Discussion: The Trail
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Haaretz:
Olmert: We paid heavy price due to moral duty to our troops  —  The coffins of Israeli reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were delivered to an army base in northern Israel on Wednesday, where their families were waiting, hours after the soldiers' bodies were returned in a prisoner exchange …
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Dina Kraft / New York Times:
Prisoner Deal Reopens an Israeli Wound
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
Hero's Welcome Expected in Lebanon for Captive of Israel
Discussion: Jeffrey Goldberg
Megan McArdle:
Mr Bernanke, tear down this inflation  —  Consumer inflation rose at 1.1% last month, with even the dreaded core inflation posting higher than expected increases.  I'd say it was clear before, but if it wasn't then, it sure is now: the attempt to ride out the oil and monetary shocks with monetary stimulus is not a good idea.
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Dick Morris / Real Clear Politics:
Why the Race is Tied  —  After almost six weeks of a constant Obama lead, generally in the five- to seven-point range, Scott Rasmussen's daily tracking poll records two consecutive days of a tie race (July 12-13) and a one-point Obama lead on July 14.  What happened to the Democrat's lead?
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Gates Warns of Militarized Policy  —  Defense Secretary Stresses Civilian Aspects of U.S. Engagement  —  Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates warned yesterday against the risk of a “creeping militarization” of U.S. foreign policy, saying the State Department should lead U.S. engagement with other countries …
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DefenseLINK:
IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  General Officer Announcements
CNN:
9/11 billboard draws flak from Florida Dems, GOP  —  (CNN) — A Florida man is using billboards with an image of the burning World Trade Center to encourage votes for a Republican presidential candidate, drawing criticism for politicizing the 9/11 attacks.  —  “Please Don't Vote for a Democrat” …
Discussion: Think Progress
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David Aaronovitch / Times of London:
US troops poised to cross Afghan border for raid on bases  —  US troops in Afghanistan massed close to the border yesterday for a possible attack on al-Qaeda and Taleban bases in the lawless North Waziristan tribal belt in Pakistan.  —  Reports from the area said that hundreds of Nato troops …
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Amir Shah / Associated Press:
US troops pull out of Afghan base after attack
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Naral: Pro-choice t-shirt-wearers barred from McCain event [UPDATED]  —  [UPDATED WITH MCCAIN CAMPAIGN RESPONSE]  —  The McCain campaign is sharply disputing a claim by the New Mexico arm of NARAL Pro-Choice that it had three of the group's members barred from the Arizona Senator's event in Albuquerque yesterday.
Discussion: TIME.com and Taylor Marsh
Mike Madden / Salon:
Barack Obama's super marketing machine  —  He knows your neighborhood, your favorite products and even when you open your e-mail.  How Obama is betting on vast, corporate-style voter outreach to win the White House.  —  WASHINGTON — About every week or so, you get an e-mail …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Oregon Senate  —  Oregon Senate: Merkley tops Smith for first time 43% to 41%  —  Democratic challenger Jeff Merkley for the first time has edged ahead of Republican Senator Gordon Smith 43% to 41% in Oregon, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey.
Discussion: MyDD and Jeff Merkley for Senate
 
 
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Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Bush claims privilege to withhold CIA leak records
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Kevin Carey / Washington Monthly:
How black Baltimore drug dealers are using white supremacist legal …
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Elaine Sciolino / New York Times:
Policy Shift Seen in U.S. Decision on Iran Talks
Massimo Calabresi / Time:
Obama's Conservative Mideast Pick
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Michael Tomasky / Guardian:
The election is about the Republican party's failures
 

 
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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Last week, LinkedIn began letting advertisers pay to amplify posts from some users through Thought Leader ads, as it enters the market of influencer marketing

New York Times:
Uri Berliner's essay about NPR reignited criticism of the outlet on social media, especially by conservatives, and spurred vehement pushback from some staffers

Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the internal upheaval at the NYT around sensitive subjects and management's push to emphasize neutrality and independence, including through probes

 
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