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6:00 PM ET, July 21, 2008

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Drudge Report:
NYT REJECTS MCCAIN'S EDITORIAL; SHOULD ‘MIRROR’ OBAMA  —  An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES — less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
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Rasmussen Reports:
Belief Growing That Reporters are Trying to Help Obama Win  —  The belief that reporters are trying to help Barack Obama win the fall campaign has grown by five percentage points over the past month.  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that 49% of voters believe most reporters …
Daniel Finkelstein / Comment Central:
Why the New York Times were right to reject John McCain's article  —  The New York Times has rejected a piece by Senator John McCain, having already run one by Barack Obama.  And you know what?  I think they may be right.  —  Here's how I would have dealt with the two articles …
CNN:
New York Times rejects McCain essay  —  (CNN) — The New York Times has rejected an op-ed piece written by John McCain defending his Iraq war policy in response to a piece by Barack Obama published in the paper last week.  —  In an e-mail to the McCain campaign, Opinion Page Editor David Shipley …
Discussion: TIME.com and TPM Election Central
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Re: Maliki's “Inartful” Statement  —  If the New York Times account is to be credited, McCain should stick with the “Maliki was ‘inartful’” explanation.  “Mistranslated and taken out of context” is not gonna fly.  —  The Times indicates that, after Maliki's interview comments in Der Spiegel became known, U.S. diplomats complained.
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
NYT wanted “timetables” in McCain op-ed
Discussion: Commentary
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
McCain Camp Now Officially Disputing Maliki Translation
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: MCCAIN'S ROUGH WEEKEND  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro  —  *** McCain's rough weekend: You know you had a problematic weekend when: 1) one of your top economic advisers/surrogates finally steps down from the campaign after his “nation of whiners” …
Discussion: The Swamp, Daily Kos and The Daily Dish
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Associated Press:
Iraqi officials hopes for US troop pullout by 2010
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
TRANSLATION ISSUE OR MORE WAPO HACKERY?
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Krooney / TIME.com:   Iraqi Government Agrees With Obama, Hopes for U.S. Withdrawal By 2010
Taegan Goddard / Political Insider:   Could Obama's Running Mate Be With Him Now?
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Obama roars with $25M one-day haul  —  After locking up his party's presidential nomination, Barack Obama's fundraising operation came roaring back to life in June, generating more than a million dollars on five days, including a whopping $25 million that came in on the last day of the month.
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Leads McCain by Six Points  —  Lead is among the largest Obama has held over McCain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update on registered voters' general presidential election preferences finds Barack Obama with a 47% to 41% lead over John McCain.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Washington Wire:
McCain Blames Obama for High Gas Prices in New Ad  —  Susan Davis reports on the presidential race.  —  High gas prices?  Blame Barack Obama, presidential rival John McCain says in his latest ad running in 11 states.  —  “Gas prices - $4, $5, no end in sight, because some in Washington …
Discussion: Amygdala, Pharyngula and EconoPundit
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The Huffington Post:
Obama's Revenge: New Yorker Banned From Press Plane For Overseas Trip  —  It led with the report that Lara Logan had scored the first overseas sit-down with Barack Obama, but here's the most interesting nugget from yesterday's Mike Allen piece about the trip: … Wow.  So it's gonna be like that, is it?
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
In satirical payback, Obama camp denies New Yorker writer plane seat
Discussion: protein wisdom and The Swamp
Larry Kudlow / The Corner:
The Essential Phil Gramm  —  When the Phil Gramm flap broke out about 10 days ago, with his Washington Times interview miscues about a nation of whiners and a mental recession, other McCain economic advisors were quick to lambaste the former Texas senator.  Douglas Holtz-Eakin told …
Discussion: TownHall Blog
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Andrew Ferguson / Weekly Standard:
We Can't Handle the Truth  —  The surest way to create a campaign controversy.
Discussion: The New Republic
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Times Columnist Uncovers His Darkest Story  —  David Carr's latest subject is a pathetic human being, a thug, a manipulative jerk who uses people and puts his own kids in danger.  —  The New York Times media columnist is writing about himself.  —  He is unsparing as he rips the protective bark off …
Discussion: QandO
Hillary Clinton / The Huffington Post:
An Outrageous Attempt by the Bush Administration to Undermine Women's Rights  —  The Bush administration is up to its old tricks again, quietly putting ideology before science and women's health.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is poised to put in place new barriers …
Ross Douthat:
The Road To Serfdom?  —  That's what President Bush has put us on, according to Peter Robinson, who cites, to prove his point, the following chart:  —  Note that the increase looks roughly twice as shocking as it actually is because the chart-makers, John Cogan and Glenn Hubbard …
Discussion: The Corner and American Spectator
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
The “Inartful” Maliki  —  Andy: Nothing in any of Maliki's “inartful” statements is the least bit surprising to a “To Hell With Them” Hawk.  This absurd and insane desire to be loved and admired by foreigners will be the death of this republic.  —  Now that our American blood and money …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
House Democratic Campaign Arm Broadens TV Buy  —  Moving quickly to capitalize on their massive financial advantage, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has reserved television time in nearly two dozen more House districts, bringing their total investment in competitive contests to $53 million.
Discussion: Swing State Project and TIME.com
Ali / Think Progress:
McCain Warns Of ‘Hard Struggle’ On The ‘Iraq-Pakistan Border’  —  Today on Good Morning America, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) refused to call the situation in Afghanistan “precarious and urgent,” but admitted that “We have a lot of work to do.”  He warned of a “very hard struggle …
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Funny Moments In Live Television: McCain as The Joker  —  Here's a funny goof I came across this weekend that I got a real kick out of.  You gotta love live TV.  —  Download |  Play Download |  Play … On a related note, I saw “The Dark Knight” Saturday night and there's a good reason …
 
 
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Krooney / TIME.com:
McCain: Obama “Has Been Completely Wrong” on Iraq, Afghanistan
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 Earlier Items: 
Think Progress:
During a segment on education, Fox News misspells the word ‘education.’
Discussion: News Hounds and Wonkette
The Hill Blog:
“The Dark Knight” Was Brilliantly Made (Sen. Patrick Leahy)
CBS News:
Obama: Now Is The Time For Iraq Withdrawal
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama campaign hires Muslim liaison
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
We know Ron Paul, and Bob Barr is no Ron Paul
Tony Campbell / The Moderate Voice:
Obama: Go to Mecca, not Berlin
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