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9:25 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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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: Wake up America, alicublog and Macsmind
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 and TVNewser
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
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
May We Mock, Barack?  —  When I interviewed Jon Stewart …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Campaign Criticizes New York Times Story On Poll
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.
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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 …
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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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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?
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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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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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 …
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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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 …
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 …
CNN:
NAACP gives McCain polite but tepid welcome  —  (CNN) — Republican presidential hopeful John McCain received a polite but tepid welcome Wednesday as he spoke before a hugely pro-Barack Obama and Democratic crowd at the NAACP convention.  —  McCain received the most cheers when opened his address with praise for his rival.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and PoliGazette
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
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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 …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Media Stars Will Accompany Obama Overseas
Brad / Sadly, No!:
It Gets Worse  —  So I tried to escape the toxic levels …
Lucy Cockcroft / Telegraph:
David Cameron praises Barack Obama as he calls for a “responsibility revolution”
Don Surber:
Polygamy case breaks down
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
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Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Bush claims executive privilege to thwart CIA leak subpoena
Discussion: Political Machine
Kevin Carey / Washington Monthly:
How black Baltimore drug dealers are using white supremacist legal …
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Matthew Yglesias:
The Trouble With Sam's Club
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Tom Friedman doesn't understand why America is unpopular in the world
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times:
Policy Shift Seen in U.S. Decision on Iran Talks
Michael Tomasky / Guardian:
The election is about the Republican party's failures
 

 
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