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7:55 PM ET, July 18, 2008

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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
DID HE REALLY JUST DO THAT?  —  This is the lead on a story just out over the Reuters wire ...  The Reuters piece hints at it.  But if Obama is going to be in Iraq this weekend, this is a major breach on McCain's part.  As a knowledgeable insider notes ...
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain breaks embargo on Obama's schedule  —  Obama, you may have noticed, doesn't have a public schedule today.  The press generally respects campaigns' and officials' security concerns, when voiced.  —  So Josh Marshall is probably right to raise an eyebrow that John McCain …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, Hot Air and Salon
Peter Hamby / CNN:
McCain: 'I don't know' if Obama is socialist  —  WARREN, Michigan (CNN) - John McCain on Thursday described Barack Obama's Senate record as “more to the left” than Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont — an independent who caucuses with Democrats but has described himself as an “independent Democratic socialist.”
Kansas City Star:
McCain renews call for gas-tax holiday at Union Station campaign stop  —  Sen. John McCain on Thursday renewed his call for a “brief” gas tax holiday — and quickly ran into a political fender-bender with his new Missouri campaign chairman, Sen. Kit Bond.  —  The Republican told …
Lou Aguilar / National Review:
Real Men Vote for McCain  —  1. Barack Obama spent 20 years sitting in church while his preacher and others bad-mouthed the United States of America.  Navy pilot John McCain spent five years being tortured in the Hanoi Hilton, and refused a chance to walk out ahead of fellow POWs with more seniority.
Beth Reinhard / Naked Politics:
McCain POW bud: Muslims ‘going to kill us’  —  One of John McCain's fellow POW's in Vietnam defended the war in Iraq, saying, “The Muslims have said either we kneel or they're going to kill us.”  —  In a phone call with reporters arranged by Republican Party of Florida, Colonel Bud Day added …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain surrogate describes war with ‘the Muslims’
Discussion: pandagon.net
Matt / Think Progress:
McCain surrogate: ‘The Muslims’ are ‘going to kill us.’
Discussion: TPM Election Central
White House:
Statement by the Press Secretary on Iraq  —  President Bush and Prime Minister Maliki spoke yesterday in their regularly scheduled secure video conference, about a range of matters including the improving security situation and the performance of Iraqi Security Forces across Iraq, from Basra, to Maysan, Baghdad and Sadr City, and Mosul.
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New York Times:
U.S. and Iraq Agree to Goals for Troop Cuts  —  The United States and Iraq have agreed to set a “general time horizon” for the “further reduction of U.S. combat forces in Iraq” following the improvement in security conditions in the country, the White House said Friday.
Discussion: TIME.com, Macsmind, Truthdig and Wonkette
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Obama's Greatest Admirer  —  Barack Obama wants to speak at the Brandenburg Gate.  He figures it would be a nice backdrop.  The supporting cast — a cheering audience and a few fainting frauleins — would be a picturesque way to bolster his foreign policy credentials.
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The Daily Times:
Obama and the captains of American industry  —  Sen. Barack Obama has been meeting secretly with heavy industry CEOs in Washington to discuss issues that he would face as president.  —  On the campaign trail, Obama has been highly critical of corporate executives and promised them nothing but tougher regulation and higher taxes.
Kirk Tofte / NO QUARTER:
New Yorker Cover Cartoon NOT a Satire?  —  It is being reported today that Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has in his possession a tape recording of an interview he once had with Barack Obama that may be very damaging to the latter's campaign for the presidency.
Discussion: QandO, INSTAPUTZ and www.redstate.com
Jim Christie / Reuters:
California opposes move to ban gay marriage: poll  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Californians are likely to uphold the right to gay marriage in the state by voting against a ballot measure that seeks to override a court ruling allowing same-sex unions, poll results showed on Friday.
Discussion: Reason Magazine
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Marc Ambinder:
McCain Campaign's Parting Gift To Obama Traveling Press Corps  —  It's a 17-page briefing book on Obama's Iraq and Afghanistan policy complete with Obama's one-event-only presidential seal.  Download it here.
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Yuki Noguchi / NPR:
Listen Now  —  Angelica Hernandez (left) and her mother, Gloria Nunez, struggle to make ends meet on a very limited budget.  —  Nunez Family Economic Snapshot  —  Want to read more information on the Nunezes household budget and learn about budget cuts they've made?  Click here.
The Raw Story:
EXCLUSIVE: GOP CYBERSECURITY EXPERT SUGGESTS DIEBOLD TAMPERED WITH 2002 ELECTION IN GEORGIA  —  A leading cyber-security expert and former adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says he has fresh evidence regarding election fraud on Diebold electronic voting machines during the 2002 Georgia gubernatorial and senatorial elections.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
PewResearch.org:
Cell Phones and the 2008 Vote: An Update  —  by Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research, Pew Research Center  —  Pollsters are continuing to monitor changes in telephone use by the U.S. public, since most surveys are still conducted using only landline telephones.
Discussion: Pollster.com
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:   GENERATION CELL....Are telephone surveys that don't include cell phones accurate?
Benny Morris / New York Times:
Using Bombs to Stave Off War  —  ISRAEL will almost surely attack Iran's nuclear sites in the next four to seven months — and the leaders in Washington and even Tehran should hope that the attack will be successful enough to cause at least a significant delay in the Iranian production schedule …
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Michael Slackman / New York Times:
Talks Signal Mideast Shift
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's ‘Judgment’  —  Barack Obama departs for Iraq as early as this weekend, with a media entourage as large as some of his rallies.  He'll no doubt learn a lot, in addition to getting a good photo op.  What we'll be waiting to hear is whether the would-be Commander in Chief absorbs enough …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Elizabeth Edwards on The Colbert Report  —  Download |  Play Download |  Elizabeth Edwards faces Stephen Colbert to stump for on behalf of the group Health Care for America Now! trying to raise the awareness of the campaign to bring affordable health care to all Americans.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama disinvited ‘lobbyist’ Cleland  —  Former Georgia Sen. Max Cleland was an icon of Sen. John Kerry's 2004 campaign, a badly wounded war hero who lost his seat, Kerry deplored, after a television advertising campaign questioned his commitment to national security.
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
 
 
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