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Rev Jeremiah Wright

Wright and Wrong

Mark Fritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Fritz

Plenty of politicians like to have a brush with a war zone on their resumes, but some know that their encounters with the victims of war were a much larger issue than whatever personal peril they might have encountered.

Poll: Majority Think Obama Denounced Wright For Political Convenience

Rasmussen Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 30% of the nation's Likely Voters believe Barack Obama denounced his former Pastor, Jere...

Clyburn: Wright Is "Knee-Capping" Obama

Washington Post's The Trail | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For a Democratic superdelegate who is officially still unaligned, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.) is sounding more and more like a Barack Oba...

Rev. Wright Falls On His Sword for Obama. The Brilliant Media Plan Works

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

This was the brilliant plan. An angry, forceful Obama was on the front page of every newspaper in the world, every evening newscast and all over the Internet.

Obama's 'Sister Souljah Moment'

Catherine Crier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Catherine Crier

Obama showed personal integrity by not 'throwing Wright under a bus', but is now a victim of that very maneuver. He should recognize the opportunity Wright has given him.

Barack Ends His Relationship With Reverend Wright

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

Senator Obama, you have made a wise choice. You may be in a fight with Rev. Wright for the duration of your campaign, but you will be seen as being on the right side... the progressive side

America May Owe Reverend Wright a Debt of Gratitude

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Ultimately, Reverend Wright may be the unheralded, indeed unpopular, "hero" who enabled us to reembark on a new journey of recovery for social justice.

Obama Addresses Wright's Press Club Remarks

NY Times' The Caucus | Jeff Zeleny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If it was not clear before today, Senator Barack Obama said, it should be clear now: his presidential campaign has no control over what the Rev. Jerem...

McCain Blames Obama For Rev. Wright Issue

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's a new angle from McCain, at an avail today, at which he said, more or less, that he didn't plan to attack Obama on Wright, but that Obama -- by...

The New York Times is Wrong

Doug Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Schoen

Hillary must continue to draw contrasts with Obama, raise questions about the nature and extent of his associations with Rev. Wright and terrorist leader William Ayers, and raise more questions about his values in comparison with hers.

North Carolina GOP Defies McCain, Runs Ad With Rev. Wright

The Swamp | Andrew Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, gee what are you going to do, eh? States are states and so are state parties. And so the North Carolina Republican Party has decided for its ow...

Jeremiah Wright Used In New Ad By North Carolina GOP: Watch Video

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC reports: A number of Democratic strategists have said Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., would be the best presidential candidate to help down-ballot Dem...

Rev. Jeremiah Wright To Appear On Bill Moyer

United Church Of Christ | J. Bennett Guess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what will be his first interview since snippets of his preaching became a central issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wri...

Lanny Davis: Obama's Wright Problem

Wall Street Journal | Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I have tried to get over my unease surrounding Barack Obama's response to the sermons and writings of his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Trinity Unit...

Hillary Clinton Compares Jeremiah Wright To Don Imus

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday Hillary Clinton spoke publicly about the controversy surrounding the remarks of Barack Obama's longtime pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, tellin...

Rev. Jeremiah Wright Cancels Events Due To Security Concerns

Houston Chronicle | SHANNON BUGGS and JENNIFER LEAHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Security concerns have prompted the Rev. Jeremiah Wright to cancel his appearance at Houston's Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church for the first time in two...

Hitchens: Obama Sold Out His Grandmother

Slate | Christpher Hitchens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been more than a month since I began warning Sen. Barack Obama that he would become answerable for his revolting choice of a family priest. But n...

Clinton: Wright "Would Not Have Been My Pastor"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Hillary Clinton has reintroduced the issue of Barack Obama's pastor Jeremiah Wright today. First, she mentioned the controversy during a convers...

Poll: Fifty-Six Percent Say Wright Makes Them "Less Likely" To Vote For Obama

Rasmussen Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pastor Jeremiah Wright, who has become part of the national political dialogue in recent days, is viewed favorably by 8% of voters nationwide. A Rasmu...

Jeremiah Wright, Obama's Pastor, Prompts Candidate To Address Comments

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The appearance of video by Jeremiah Wright, pastor to Barack Obama, has caused a recent frenzy as both Democratic candidate struggle with the issue of...

Huckabee Defends Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Ben Smith: An assist from an unexpected quarter: "[Y]ou can't hold the candidate responsible for everything that people around him may say or do...

Jeremiah Wright, Obama's Pastor, Leaves Obama Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico reported Friday night that Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's controversial former pastor, is no longer with his campaign. Wright's comments about...

Barack Obama's Media Damage-Control Tour

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's a smart move on Obama's part -- get out, address, diffuse, distance -- though of course the rumblings about Jeremiah Wright's rhetoric and church have been sounding for a while now.

McCain: Obama "Does Not Share" Wright's Controversial Views

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A classic exchange between Sean Hannity and John McCain last night (bolding mine):... HANNITY: He's been -- but he's been going to the church for 20 ...

Letterman Presents "Barack Obama 'Uh' Count"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

During Barack Obama's media blitz last Friday, in which he started here on the Huffington Post and continued to hit the three cable news stations, he ...