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3:15 AM ET, July 17, 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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Michelle Malkin:
Jesse Jackson: N-word for me, but not for thee; Update: Readers say ‘Play the tape!’  —  Update 10:00pm: Tons of readers are asking me why my colleagues at Fox won't just play the entire tape and let viewers decide for themselves whether it's newsworthy.  I'm with you guys.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: Absolute Moral Authority drops the N-bomb on Obama tape; Update: O'Reilly blames Internet “weasel” for leak  —  Normally I'd wait for video proof but Inside Cable News claimed with unusual insistence last night that it's true and now TV Newser is corroborating it, so obviously someone who's in a position to know is leaking.
Discussion: The Other McCain
Michael J. Totten / Commentary:
Is the War Over?  —  Independent reporter Michael Yon has spent more time in Iraq embedded with combat soldiers than any other journalist in the world, and a few days ago he boldly declared the war over: … I'm reluctant to say “the war has ended,” as he did, but everything else he wrote is undoubtedly true.
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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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
McCain Aide: Obama Is Stubborn Like Bush
Discussion: The Seminal
Matthew Yglesias:
Everything is Good News for McCain
Discussion: pandagon.net and Eschaton
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?
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Morris Touch  —  Dick Morris says the race is tied:
Discussion: Eunomia
Bruce Ackerman / Slate:
Take Your Paws off the Presidency!  —  DOES THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAVE A SECRET SUCCESSION ORDER THAT BYPASSES CONGRESS?  —  Suppose the worst happens, and the next terrorist attack hits Washington hard, taking out the president and the vice president.  What happens next?
Jim Rutenberg / International Herald Tribune:
Media stars will accompany Obama overseas  —  WASHINGTON: Senator John McCain's trip to Iraq last spring was a low-key affair: With his ordinary retinue of reporters following him abroad, the NBC News anchor Brian Williams reported on his arrival in Baghdad from New York …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Gawker
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Obama warns against ‘fighting the last war’ … WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Democrat Barack Obama warned Wednesday about the danger of “fighting the last war” as he pledged to focus on emerging nuclear, biological and cyber threats if elected president.  —  Two goals of his administration …
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Little Green Footballs:
Now Obama is Promising to Get Rid of All Nuclear Weapons
Discussion: protein wisdom and The Jawa Report
Washington Wire:
McCain Surrogate Fiorina Meets With Clinton Supporters  —  Christopher Cooper and John Emshwiller report on the presidential race.  —  The McCain campaign dispatched its top female surrogate Tuesday to meet with about 25 disaffected supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton in Westchester, N.Y.
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.”
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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 and Balloon Juice
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Ross Douthat:
Comments  —  Just a quick announcement: From now on, one of the Atlantic's crack interns will be going through the comment threads at the end of every business day, deleting any comments that run afoul of our comments section's terms of service, which state that “By using this service you agree …
Discussion: The American Scene
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
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 …
Hindrocket / Power Line:
THE DEMOCRATS' PERVERSE ENERGY POLICIES...  ...are neatly summed up by Michael Ramirez; click to enlarge:  —  To comment on this post go here.
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
Hero's Welcome Expected in Lebanon for Captive of Israel  —  Perhaps Israel's most reviled prisoner, Samir Kuntar, will return to a hero's welcome when he crosses into Lebanon this week, 29 years after he left its shores in a rubber dinghy to kidnap Israelis from the coastal town of Nahariya.
Discussion: Jeffrey Goldberg
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Nico Pitney / The Huffington Post:
Reporters Spar With McCain Press Aides Nicolle Wallace, Brooke Buchanan (VIDEO)
Richard Edwards / Telegraph:
‘Have-a-go heroes’ get legal right to defend themselves
Discussion: Hot Air and Vox Popoli
New York Times:
In Iraq, Affection for Obama ... but His Proposal?
Discussion: The New Editor
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
McCain On Afghanistan  —  Yesterday, Josh Marshall wrote:
Emptywheel:
Bush Invokes Executive Privilege to Shield Cheney's Role in Outing Valerie Plame
New York Times:
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Gov: Chicago may get troopers, National Guard
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David Aaronovitch / Times of London:
US forces abandon Wanat outpost in Afghanistan after fierce Taleban attack
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Timothy Egan / New York Times:
They Get It  —  A big red-headed guy in a pickup pulling …
Lucy Cockcroft / Telegraph:
David Cameron praises Barack Obama as he calls for a “responsibility revolution”
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