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Watch Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s raucous National Press Club Q&A with reporters from this morning here:This speech will make more news than Wright’s other public appearances over the last few days. Wright stood by his 9/11 remarks. He stood by Louis Farrakhan. He indignantly pushed back against each hostile question from the media, slapping hands behind the podium as the audience whooped and hollered, creating what David Brody called a “circus atmosphere.” With the Pennsylvania primary raising a surprising number of doubts about Obama’s electability in the general election–mostly among white working class voters–new Republican attack ads brandishing the Wright-Obama connection, and culturally conservative states like North Carolina and Indiana next on the primary calendar, the Reverend’s timing couldn’t be worse for the Illinois Senator.8

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