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1:05 PM ET, July 18, 2008

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Michael Asher / DailyTech:
Myth of Consensus Explodes: APS Opens Global Warming Debate  —  “Considerable presence” of skeptics  —  The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming.
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
You've Got To Love It  —  The same day that Al Gore does his man-to-the-moon spiel on global warming, the American Physical Society — the second largest professional association of physicists — rescinds its total support for the global warming.  —  I await the usual chorus to sing us a tune about how the APS is “anti-science.”
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Sadly, No!
Hindrocket / Power Line:   RETHINKING CLIMATE CHANGE
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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Deutsche Welle:
Berlin Gears Up for Obama Visit  —  Barack Obama seems set to speak next to Berlin's famous Victory Column when he visits next week.  The speech is expected to draw thousands and has put Obama's view on trade in the spotlight.  —  In what is viewed as a compromise, Obama …
Discussion: Fox News
Patrick Donahue / Bloomberg:
Obama to Speak at Berlin Victory Column, Berliner Zeitung Says
Discussion: Salon and TPM Election Central
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
McCain's attacks get more reckless, less responsible  —  In the modern political era, voters have come to expect presidential candidates to be, well, presidential.  There's an expectation of respect and decorum.  Candidates are going to go on the attack on occasion, but Americans …
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and The Reaction
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Lou Aguilar / National Review:
Real Men Vote for McCain
Discussion: Commentary and alicublog
David Jackson / USA Today:
McCain to focus on domestic issues in swing state sweep
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
300 Advisers Shape Obama's Foreign Policy  —  WASHINGTON — Every day around 8 a.m., foreign policy aides at Senator Barack Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters send him two e-mails: a briefing on major world developments over the previous 24 hours and a set of questions, accompanied by suggested answers …
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Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard Blog:
Obama Ignorance Watch  —  Barack Obama delivered a speech in West Lafeyette, IN on Wednesday and once again mangled some well known historical facts: … Aaah yes - “the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor.”  Who can forget that?  It was the big one, the one that took out all those boats.
Discussion: Hot Air and Macsmind
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CNN:
ISSUE NUMBER ONE  —  Politics & the Economy; Inflation Skyrockets; Trouble in the Air
Discussion: www.redstate.com
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.
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
The secret hidden within John McCain's campaign schedule  —  You can tell a lot about any political campaign by how it invests its most precious resource: the 1,440 minutes in each candidate's day.  —  UPDATE: An earlier version of this item had a minute-by-minute schedule that was provided …
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
Terrorism Funds May Let Brass Fly in Style  —  The Air Force's top leadership sought for three years to spend counterterrorism funds on “comfort capsules” to be installed on military planes that ferry senior officers and civilian leaders around the world, with at least four top generals involved …
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Coming Activist Age  —  We're entering an era of epic legislation.  There are at least five large problems that will compel the federal government to act in gigantic ways over the next few years.  —  First, there is the erosion of the social contract.
Discussion: The Corner, TalkLeft and Commentary
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
L-ish Economic Prospects  —  Home prices are in free fall.  Unemployment is rising.  Consumer confidence is plumbing depths not seen since 1980.  When will it all end?  —  The answer is, probably not until 2010 or later.  Barack Obama, take notice.  —  It's true that some prognosticators …
Marc Ambinder:
HRC Campaign Aides Buy 2012 Website  —  A company associated with Hillary Clinton's top presidential campaign advance staff has purchased a website domain that hints of a 2012 presidential bid for the vanquished senator from New York.  —  HRC2012.com was bought by the Markham Group on June 8, according to whois.com
Discussion: Wonkette and Outside The Beltway
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.
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.
Discussion: Moonbattery
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
THE “UNITARY EXECUTIVE” AND THE SCOPE OF EXECUTIVE POWER:  —  As co-blogger Jonathan Adler points out, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr is one of many people who confuse the theory of the “unitary executive” with the claim that the executive has virtually unlimited power.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Nick Madigan / Baltimore Sun:
Spying uncovered  —  Undercover Maryland State Police officers repeatedly spied on peace activists and anti-death penalty groups in recent years and entered the names of some in a law-enforcement database of people thought to be terrorists or drug traffickers, newly released documents show.
Discussion: The Swamp and Reason Magazine
 
 
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Media Matters for America:
ABC News/ Wash. Post withheld results of poll favorable to Obama
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Hewitt Award Nominee
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama disinvited ‘lobbyist’ Cleland
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
Jim Michaels / USA Today:
Iran-linked attacks subside in Iraq
Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
Hizbullah moves into ‘every town’
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Mary Ann Akers / The Sleuth:
Fannie and Freddie Ready To Drown Their Sorrows
Clyde Haberman / New York Times:
That Old Lady in Dubuque Is Smarter Than You Think
Discussion: www.redstate.com and Hot Air
Sara Burnett / Rocky Mountain News:
Protesters, police educate, gear up for convention
Discussion: TIME.com
 Earlier Items: 
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Heart-ache: Hasselbeck reduced to tears by dopey N-word discussion
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and WCBS-TV
blogs.telegraph.co.uk Blog Listings:
David Cameron lands meeting with Barack Obama
Jazz Shaw / The Moderate Voice:
The Real FISA Issue
Michael Falcone / The Caucus:
Netroots Try to Label Fox News as ‘Opinion’
The Politico:
‘The Maverick’ gets the branding iron
Avida Landau / Reuters:
Israel makes arrests in alleged plot against Bush
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
Poll: McCain backers' excitement lags Obama voters
Discussion: Donklephant and Daily Kos