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5:10 PM ET, July 20, 2010

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Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama's political career.  In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama's pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself.  Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright.
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Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright
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Marcus K. Garner / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Resigned USDA official says racial story misconstrued  —  The USDA's rural development director for Georgia says she was forced out of her federally appointed job after a “snippet” of a speech she gave in March appeared to show her admission to only half-heartedly aiding a struggling white farmer because of his race.
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Not Looking Good For Breitbart  —  The 82-year-old wife of the white Georgia farmer who was supposedly discriminated against some quarter century ago by the black USDA official forced to resign this week — if the video released by Andrew Breitbart's Big Government and re-run by Fox is to be believed …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Breitbart's Skilled Editing  —  The quotes that former USDA worker Shirley Sherrod gave on the edited tapes disseminated by Andrew Breitbart are indeed indefensible, but is it not fair to provide some kind of context?  To wit: … And: … This reminds me of the Octavia Nasr case.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Datechguy / DaTechguy's Blog:
One thing about the NAACP video of Shirley Sherrod  —  ...that nobody is mentioning.  —  Look at the crowd reaction when she says this.  Is there shock?  Is there disgust?  Is there anger?  Nope, they are with her all the way.  —  That says more about the NAACP than anything Sherrod did.
Discussion: The Other McCain
Tom Blumer / Washington Examiner:
Shirley Sherrod's Disappearing Act: Not So Fast
Fox News:
Ex-Ag Official Says White House Forced Her Out Without Hearing ‘Truth’ About Video
Discussion: Townhall.com and Mediaite
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David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan approved by Senate Judiciary Committee in 13-6 vote  —  Kagan wins approval in a nearly party-line vote, with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina joining the majority Democrats.  She is expected to gain full Senate confirmation in August.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Lindsey Graham's vote on Elena Kagan ensures primary challenge  —  South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R) announcement that he will vote in favor of Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court is likely to further incite conservatives already unhappy with him and, according to close observers …
Sen. Tom Coburn / National Review:   By Her Own Words, Kagan Will Violate Her Oath
The Politico:
GOP leery of Tea Party Caucus  —  With the official formation of a congressional Tea Party Caucus, Rep. Michele Bachmann has thrust an existential question before House Republican leaders: Are you in or are you out?  —  Indiana's Mike Pence, chairman of the Republican Conference, was adamant.
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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Cantor won't join House Tea Party Caucus  —  House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is taking a pass on the House Tea Party Caucus.  —  The second-ranking House Republican told POLITICO on Tuesday that he's not joining the group started by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) …
Discussion: Hot Air
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Racist Latino Group Harasses Tea Party: “You're Too White.  Go Back to Europe.”  (Video)  —  A racist latino group harassed tea party patriots this week in Anaheim, California.  The racists told the tea party patriots to-  —  “Go back to Europe!”  —  Don't expect the state-run media to touch this story.
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
GOP campaign chief joins Tea Party caucus
Discussion: CNN and TPMDC
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Reid holds slight lead  —  Given the gift of an opponent who's even more unpopular than him, Harry Reid leads Sharron Angle 48-46 in the Nevada Senate race.  When PPP last looked at the state in January Reid trailed Sue Lowden by ten points.  —  Reid continues to have upside down approval numbers …
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CNN:
New Angle ad says society ‘fearful’
Discussion: The Politico
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Byrd's replacement bolsters Dems
Discussion: The Swamp and CNN
Matthew Jaffe / ABCNEWS:
Months-Long Unemployment Standoff Ends With Vote By New West Virginia Senator
Discussion: The Politico
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
The Scariest Unemployment Graph I've Seen Yet  —  The median duration of unemployment is higher today than any time in the last 50 years.  That's an understatement.  It is more than twice as high today than any time in the last 50 years.  —  OK, you're saying, but what does this mean?
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
Fox News:
Times Square Bomb Could Have ‘Killed Thousands,’ FBI Test Shows  —  July 14: Failed Times Square car bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad appears in a jihad tape filmed in Pakistan saying he planned a “revenge attack” against the U.S. that he hoped would touch the hearts of Muslims.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and World Threats
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Dan Mangan / New York Post:
Chilling toll of Times Sq. ‘bomb’
Peter Wallsten / Wall Street Journal:
Crist Uses His Old Party as a New Foil  —  Senate Push Gains as Florida Governor Sets Himself Off Against State's GOP, With Some Firepower From Obama Camp  —  Gov. Crist has shored up some conservative positions, such as his support for gun rights, while shifting to the left on core issues like abortion, education and gay rights.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Times loses almost 90% of online readership  —  Less than three weeks after the Times paywall went up, data shows a massive decline in web traffic  —  The registration page for thetimes.co.uk - 25.6% of users sign up and proceed to the Times site  —  The Times has lost almost 90% …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
BP photoshops fake photo of crisis command center, posts on main BP site  —  (H/t to AK for spotting this.)  —  UPDATE 12:08PM Eastern 7/20/10: BP has faked yet another oil crisis response photo on its Web site.  —  UPDATE: 11:14PM Eastern: BP has now posted the “original” photo, they claim.
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Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Altered BP photo comes into question
Ezra Klein:
Unemployment benefits to pass, but all alone  —  Democrats are set to pass an extension of unemployment benefits today.  The presence of Carte Goodwin, Sen. Robert Byrd's temporary replacement, gives them the 60 votes necessary to break the Republicans' — and Ben Nelson's — filibuster of the bill.
Kerry Kennedy / The Huffington Post:
Haiti Relief Is Not Charity: A Rights-Based Approach to Aid  —  Haiti's January 2010 earthquake left more than 230,000 dead, 300,000-plus injured, 1.5 million homeless and physically leveled 28 of 29 government ministries.  In response, the international community pledged 5.5 billion dollars in aid to rebuild Haiti.
Discussion: Right Wing News
Jason Embry / Austin American-Statesman:
White not planning to attend Obama's Texas fundraisers  —  White team says his schedule is full, group tries to help Hispanic Republicans and Perry gets a question of his own about releasing tax returns.  —  As I reported last night on the Postcards blog, Democratic sources say President Barack Obama …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool and HotAirPundit
 
 
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Mark Hornbeck / Detroit News:
News poll: Bernero gains on Dillon in Dem race
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Wall Street Journal:
Why Hasn't Israel Bombed Iran (Yet)?
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Cameron lunches with Senate leaders
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD CASE: ACORN finances leave questions
Discussion: Big Government and Townhall.com
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Editor Martin Dunn Out at New York Daily News (Updated)
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘BMWs’ Help Afghans Go AWOL From Texas Air Base
Discussion: judicialwatch.org and Rumproast
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
A government of the people's every wish?
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Moments of Opportunity  —  I spoke to Senator Tom Udall …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The Atlantic Online
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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
A City Outsources Everything. Sky Doesn't Fall.
Wall Street Journal:
Stimulating Unemployment  —  If you can't create any jobs, pay people not to work.
Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
Ross Douthat's Fear of Opining.
Townhall.com:
Race Card Fraud
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