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10:45 PM ET, June 28, 2008

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Telegraph:
Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must ‘kiss my ass’ for his support  —  By Tim Shipman in Washington and Philip Sherwell in New York  —  Bill Clinton is so bitter about Barack Obama's victory over his wife Hillary that he has told friends the Democratic nominee will have to beg for his wholehearted support.
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Newsweek:
Mrs. McCain, San Diego County Would Like a Word  —  When you're poor, it can be hard to pay the bills.  When you're rich, it's hard to keep track of all the bills that need paying.  It's a lesson Cindy McCain learned the hard way when NEWSWEEK raised questions about an overdue property-tax bill …
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The Huffington Post:
McCains Defaulted On Home Taxes For Last Four Years, Newsweek To Report  —  Newsweek is set to publish a highly embarrassing report on Sen. John McCain, revealing that the McCains have failed to pay taxes on their beach-front condo in La Jolla, California, for the last four years and are currently in default …
Gallup:
Americans Oppose Income Redistribution to Fix Economy  —  Half say the government is doing too much, 43% too little to solve country's problems  —  PRINCETON, NJ — When given a choice about how government should address the numerous economic difficulties facing today's consumer …
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
An Attack That Came Out of the Ether  —  Scholar Looks for First Link in E-Mail Chain About Obama  —  PRINCETON, N.J.  —  The e-mail landed in Danielle Allen's queue one winter morning as she was studying in her office at the Institute for Advanced Study, the renowned haven for some of the nation's most brilliant minds.
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Byron York / The Corner:
Oppo Research in the Tradition of Einstein
Discussion: The Other McCain
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
Obama Supporters Take His Middle Name as Their Own  —  Emily Nordling has never met a Muslim, at least not to her knowledge.  But this spring, Ms. Nordling, a 19-year-old student from Fort Thomas, Ky., gave herself a new middle name on Facebook.com, mimicking her boyfriend and shocking her father.
Discussion: Sweetness & Light and Slog
Faiz / Think Progress:
Hagel floats possibility of a new third party, says GOP has ‘come loose of its moorings.’  —  On Bloomberg TV this weekend, host Al Hunt asked Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) whether he is considering changing parties.  “I don't know forever, but right now I'm not considering changing my registration …
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Matt Stoller / Open Left:
The Corroded Corruption at the Heart of Moving to the Center  —  There are several articles today on Obama moving to the center.  In the LA Times, Obama is shifting toward the center, several pundits discussed Obama's recent political triangulating.  Will Marshall of the DLC …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Booman Tribune
Jim Burrows / my.barackobama.com:
Senator Obama - Please Vote NO on Telecom Immunity - Get FISA Right  —  Senator Obama - we are a proud group of your supporters who believe in your call for hope and a new kind of politics.  Please reject the politics of fear on national security, vote against this bill and lead other Democrats to do the same!
Matt / Think Progress:
Cheney ‘tried to block North Korea nuclear deal.’  —  Earlier this week, the Bush administration the Bush administration announced that it was taking North Korea off the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism after the country declared its nuclear program to the outside world.
Karl / protein wisdom:
Flip-Flop for Change?  Yes, we can!  —  According to the Washington Post, Barack Obama's sudden shifts on public financing and electronic surveillance are not flip-flopping.  Rather, Obama is being pragmatic... with nuance (yes, David Sirota is even quoted dropping the n-bomb):
Discussion: Washington Post
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Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Barack Obama to visit Britain
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
In a Complicated Term, Kennedy Left Boldest Mark  —  WASHINGTON — It was not last year's spectacularly divided Supreme Court.  The term that ended Thursday lacked last term's gory display of 5-to-4 decisions, with only 11 cases out of 67 decided this time by one-vote margins.
Bob Drogin / Los Angeles Times:
Can you hear me now?  —  Bedeviled by a bad cellphone connection, John McCain gives a conference call speech to dead air.  But he gets a do-over.  —  Although John McCain was stumping in Ohio on Friday, his campaign arranged for him to talk by phone to leaders of B'nai B'rith International …
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Louisiana passes first antievolution “academic freedom” law  —  As we noted last month, a number of states have been considering laws that, under the guise of “academic freedom,” single out evolution for special criticism.  Most of them haven't made it out of the state legislatures, and one that did was promptly vetoed.
Jonn Lilyea / This ain't Hell …:
Guantanamo Protest in DC  —  Today in Washington, DC, Amnesty International and the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition, staged events protesting Guantanamo.  I learned that they were in town from reading VanHelsing at Moonbattery, so I took the Blogger Urban Reconnaissance Vehicle (BURV) and headed downtown.
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Unity Is Crowded  —  Unity, N.H.  —  Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton held their political bonding ceremony in the middle of a field since the tiny town where they did the deed had no buildings big enough to host such a momentous occasion.  The symbolism was obviously supposed to stretch way, way beyond mere unity.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
NRA sues San Francisco on public-housing gun ban  —  The NRA has decided not to waste time in the wake of the Heller decision, but to begin pushing on a wide front to dismantle gun bans around the nation.  In San Francisco, that means testing a ban on gun ownership in public housing …
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Occupation Plan for Iraq Faulted in Army History
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Delahunt backpedals on cheerleading a terrorist attack on administration official
Rasmussen Reports:
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Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
Fox News Finds Its Rivals Closing In
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Sean O'Neill / Times of London:
Second al-Qaeda leader to be freed in Britain
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:
Obama is shifting toward the center
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Euro-MPs: fear and loathing on the gravy train
Discussion: EU Referendum and Moonbattery
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Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
The Return of Dr. No  —  “They didn't live up to what they promised to do.
Discussion: TIME.com and The Corner
MSNBC:
Report: Iran will use oil as weapon if attacked
Pete Hegseth / The Corner:
Obama zigzags on Iraq
New York Times:
Taliban Imperil Pakistani City, a Major Hub
Discussion: Swampland
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Morning Joe: Obama Advisor Sets Scarborough Straight On Bush's Diplomatic Failures
Discussion: Associated Press
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama still doesn't get YouTube, does he?
Peter Wehner / Washington Post:
Dobson vs. Obama
Washington Post:
Political Maneuvers Delay Bill After Bill in Senate
 

 
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