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6:50 PM ET, July 27, 2008

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Matt / Think Progress:
McCain Denies He Used ‘The Word Timetable,’ Claims ‘We Were Greeted As Liberators’  —  During a January 30 Republican primary debate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) pilloried former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for having once used the word “timetable” while talking about Iraq.
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Matthew Yglesias:
Say Anything  —  When you think about the stunningly dishonest ad John McCain is running, falsely accusing Barack Obama of not meeting with troops during his trip abroad and falsely accusing Obama of some scheme to deny money to the troops, you have to recall the breathtakingly unprincipled …
Mark Halperin / TIME.com:
Transcript of McCain on “This Week”
Discussion: The Daily Dish
CNN:
McCain, Obama accuse each other of shifting on Iraq
Discussion: The Raw Story and Balloon Juice
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Embraced Overseas, But to What Effect?
Los Angeles Times:
Challenges await Barack Obama at home
Discussion: The Caucus and Associated Press
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Going for That Presidential Look, but Trying Not to Overdo It
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 49%, McCain 40%  —  Third day with Obama holding a significant lead over McCain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama now leads John McCain among national registered voters by a 49% to 40% margin in Gallup Poll Daily tracking conducted July 24-26.
Military Times HOME:
Officer: Part of anti-Obama e-mail was wrong  —  An Army officer's negative e-mail account of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's visit with the troops in Afghanistan that set the blogosphere ablaze prompted Army officials to correct aspects of the e-mail and resulted in a statement …
Times of London:
Barack Obama's brother pushes Chinese imports on US  —  BARACK Obama's half-brother has been helping to promote cheap Chinese exports in a low-profile business career while the Democratic senator has been winning worldwide fame in his race for the White House.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
In study, evidence of liberal-bias bias  —  Cable talking heads accuse broadcast networks of liberal bias — but a think tank finds that ABC, NBC and CBS were tougher on Barack Obama than on John McCain in recent weeks.  —  Haters of the mainstream media reheated a bit of conventional wisdom last week.
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Karl / protein wisdom:
Blackwater keeps O! rollin'  —  At US News & World Report, Paul Bedard whispers that Blackwater handled Barack Obama's security during his trip to Afghanistan and helped in Iraq: … From whom did Blackwater get a bad rap?  From the politician who said they run amok and erode the core …
Discussion: www.redstate.com
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Paul Bedard / US News:
Blackwater Got the Gig Securing Obama in Afghanistan
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
John Freeman Gill / New York Times:
Cold Shoulders  —  THE streets were bright with promise on the sunny July day in 2001 when former President Bill Clinton arrived in Harlem, the historic capital of black America, to celebrate the opening of his office on 125th Street.  A chant of “We love Bill!” rose from the adoring crowd …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and Gothamist
Ginger Adams Otis / New York Post:
OBAMA'S SECRET RESCUE MISSION  —  SEEKS TO FREE US MOM'S KIDS FROM PALESTINIAN ‘CAPTIVITY’  —  Barack Obama carried out a secret assignment during his global tour last week.  —  While talking about the Middle East peace process in the West Bank Wednesday, the presumptive Democratic nominee slipped …
Discussion: Fox News and JammieWearingFool
Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
McCain Reverses Himself on Affirmative Action  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis and Kevin Kilbane Report: During a “This Week” interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos John McCain reversed himself on affirmative action and endorsed for the first time a proposed state ballot measure which would end race …
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Industry Gushed Money After Reversal on Drilling  —  Campaign contributions from oil industry executives to Sen. John McCain rose dramatically in the last half of June, after the senator from Arizona made a high-profile split with environmentalists and reversed his opposition to the federal ban on offshore drilling.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Sunday Conversation: Obama's Berlin Speech Re-examined  —  The immediate reaction to Barack Obama's speech in Berlin earlier this week was almost exclusively positive.  —  The images of the Illinois Senator speaking in front of several hundred thousand people as the sun set on Germany's capital was praised as uniquely arresting.
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and Atlas Shrugs
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Stalking, Sniffing, Swooning  —  It could have been a French movie.  —  Passing acquaintances collide in a moment of transcendent passion.  They look at each other shyly and touch tenderly during their Paris cinq à sept, exchange some existential thoughts under exquisite chandeliers, and — tant pis — go their separate ways.
John McCormick / The Swamp:
Obama at UNITY convention in Chicago  —  In his first U.S. appearance after a nine-day foreign tour, Sen. Barack Obama told a convention of minority journalists in Chicago today that he believes affirmative action will still be needed, even if the nation elects its first black president.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
 
 
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Associated Press:
‘Large amount of weapons and explosives flowing into Gaza’
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Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?
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Marc Lacey / New York Times:
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Discussion: JammieWearingFool
CNN:
Rabbi: Removal of Obama's purported prayer note ‘sacrilegious’
Times of London:
South Africa tells Robert Mugabe to surrender
Discussion: Hot Air and normblog
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
This Time, It's Different  —  Global Pressures Have Converged to Forge a New Oil Reality
Discussion: On Deadline
TigerHawk:
Helicopter parents  —  The New York Times devotes some of its …
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