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8:20 PM ET, June 15, 2009

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Boston Globe:
Iran's Disputed Election  —  Following up from last Friday's entry about Iran's Presidential Election, Tehran and other cities have seen the largest street protests and rioting since the 1979 Iranian Revolution.  Supporters of reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, upset at their announced loss …
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Colin Freeman / Telegraph:
Iran protest cancelled as leaked election results show Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came third  —  Iran's reformist presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi has called off a major rally to protest last Friday's election results, amid claims police had been cleared to open fire on protesters.
BBC:
Shots fired at huge Iran protest  —  Huge crowds cheered Mir Hossein Mousavi when he appeared at the rally  —  Shots have been fired at a rally in Iran where hundreds of thousands of people were demonstrating against last week's presidential election results.
Washington Post:
Polling in Iran Shows Real Support for Ahmadinejad  —  The election results in Iran may reflect the will of the Iranian people.  Many experts are claiming that the margin of victory of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the result of fraud or manipulation, but our nationwide public opinion survey …
The Politico:
Ahmadinejad won.  Get over it  —  Without any evidence, many U.S. politicians and “Iran experts” have dismissed Iranian President Ahmadinejad's reelection Friday, with 62.6 percent of the vote, as fraud.  —  They ignore the fact that Ahmadinejad's 62.6 percent of the vote in this year's election …
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Updates on Iran's Disputed Election
Discussion: BBC
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Getting Out Of The Way  —  I know why some believe that the president should speak out forcefully in defense of the resistance in Iran.  I don't have to explain why a great part of me wants that as well.  But I think the impulse should be resisted for the moment.
Discussion: Eunomia
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Michaelscherer / Swampland:
Obama Aide on Iran: “It's not about us”
George Packer / News Desk:
Realism and Iran  —  The brutal apparent fraud taking place …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and ATTACKERMAN
William Kristol / PostPartisan:
Speak for America, President Obama
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M Peretz / The New Republic:
Dennis Ross, Out As Special Envoy To Iran; Was He Ousted Because He's …
Discussion: Commentary
Peter Keating / New York Magazine:   The Good Soldier: Hillary Clinton As Secretary of State
Jonathan Cohn / The Treatment:
AMA to Obama: Feh.  —  From my vantage point about ten feet away from the television set, here's a thumbnail sketch of President Obama's speech to the American Medical Association today.  —  Reform will deliver beter quality medicine.  (Tepid applause.)  —  Reform will reduce the cost burden on employers and the government.
Discussion: Don Surber, The Foundry and Hullabaloo
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Scott E. Harrington / Wall Street Journal:
The ‘Public Plan’ Would Be the Only Plan  —  It's impossible …
Discussion: Townhall.com
WhiteHouse.gov Blog:
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN …
Discussion: Firedoglake and New York Times
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
“Conservatives” Are Single-Largest Ideological Group  —  Percentage of “liberals” higher this decade than in early '90s  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Thus far in 2009, 40% of Americans interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys describe their political views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal.
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Fox News:
Cheney: I Hope Panetta Was ‘Misquoted’ in Claiming My Wish for Attack  —  After the CIA director apparently told The New Yorker that he thinks the former vice president is crossing his fingers for another attack on America, Dick Cheney says he hopes his “old friend” didn't really say those words.
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Exclusive: House Dems Planning Major Changes To Secret CIA Briefings Of Congress  —  In a move that could spark another fight with the GOP over CIA intelligence and secrecy, House Dems are quietly preparing to make major changes to the ways the CIA briefs Congress on covert actions …
Glenn Beck / Washington Post:
Pundit Glenn Beck on ‘Common Sense,’ More  —  Radio and television personality Glenn Beck was online Monday, June 15 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss his new book, “Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine.”  —  Chicago: Glenn, On June 6 you said" …
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Is Sonia Sotomayor Mean?  —  · The White House is fond of pointing out that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has more years on the bench, as a trial court and appellate judge, than any previous Supreme Court nominee.  —  With that record comes not just hundreds of written opinions, but thousands of oral arguments.
Joe Solmonese / HRC Back Story:
A Letter to the President from Joe Solmonese  —  Ed. Note: This morning HRC President Joe Solmonese sent a letter to President Barack Obama responding to the administration's brief that argues for the Defense of Marriage Act to be upheld in court.  The letter follows and is available in PDF:
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Down Time Rescheduled  —  A critical network upgrade must be performed to ensure continued operation of Twitter.  In coordination with Twitter, our network host had planned this upgrade for tonight.  However, our network partners at NTT America recognize the role Twitter is currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran.
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Reality Check  —  Iran apologist Roger Cohen in today's Times: … There's an amazing thing happening in the blogs over the last few days that one assumes is a fair reflection of a broader shift in attitudes towards Iran.  Six months ago, few Americans would have disputed that Ahmadinejad …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
Ncarlile / Think Progress:
State GOP staffer sends racist image of Obama.  —  Over the weekend, a GOP official in South Carolina posted a comment to Facebook comparing Michelle Obama to an escaped gorilla.  Now, in a second instance of Republicans playing the race card against the Obamas, Wonkette notes that a racist e-mail …
 
 
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Joe Adalian / TVBizwire:
Dave: I Take ‘Full Responsibilty’ For ‘Beyond Flawed’ Palin Joke, and I'm Sorry
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The curious firing of Gerald Walpin gets ... curiouser
Discussion: Political Punch and TPMMuckraker
Manu Raju / The Politico:
Senator endorses Crist opponent
Discussion: Daily Kos
Radley Balko / The Agitator:
Super-Powered Police Dog Proves a Paltry Pooch; People It Imprisoned Exculpated
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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Coleman: It's Not About Me …
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Havel Expresses Solidarity With Iranian Demonstrators
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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