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12:30 AM ET, July 17, 2008

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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.
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.”
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
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
Dead racist bigot Jesse Helms, AIDS hero? I don't think so.
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
CNN:
NAACP gives McCain polite but tepid welcome
Discussion: PoliGazette and The Moderate Voice
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.
Discussion: Liberal Values and Donklephant
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Deanna Bellandi / Associated Press:
Ex-Clinton aide checked before joining Obama team
Discussion: The Trail and Balloon Juice
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.
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
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?
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
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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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” …
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Emptywheel:
Bush Invokes Executive Privilege to Shield Cheney's Role in Outing Valerie Plame  —  Working on confirmation now, but I'm hearing word that George Bush just took his second step in the cover-up of Cheney's leak of Valerie Wilson's identity—by invoking executive privilege to shield Cheney's interview with Fitzgerald.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Salt Lake Tribune:
Arrest warrant issued for woman whose bogus tip allegedly triggered FLDS raid  —  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado woman alleged to have sparked the raid on the polygamous FLDS ranch in Texas with bogus tips may be on the run.  —  On Monday, an arrest warrant was issued for Rozita Swinton …
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Don Babwin / Associated Press:
Gov: Chicago may get troopers, National Guard
David Aaronovitch / Times of London:
US forces abandon Wanat outpost in Afghanistan after fierce Taleban attack
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Guardian
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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John McCormick / The Swamp:
Bayh and Nunn on being Obama's V.P.
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Lawrence Summers / Creative Capitalism:
Our creative mortgage crisis?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Naral: Pro-choice t-shirt-wearers barred from McCain event [UPDATED]
Discussion: TIME.com and Taylor Marsh
Matthew Yglesias:
Everything is Good News for McCain
Discussion: pandagon.net and Eschaton
Kevin Carey / Washington Monthly:
How black Baltimore drug dealers are using white supremacist legal …
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Matthew Yglesias:
The Trouble With Sam's Club
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Tom Friedman doesn't understand why America is unpopular in the world
Alex Johnson / MSNBC:
Gay tourism ad causes uproar in S.C.
 

 
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