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9:35 AM ET, June 23, 2010

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Eliot A. Cohen / Wall Street Journal:
Why McChrystal Has to Go  —  It is intolerable for military officers to mock senior political officials, including ambassadors and the vice president.  —  Gen. Stanley McChrystal is a hero—a selfless, fearless and inspiring soldier.  He is also something of a military genius.
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blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Breaking: General Stanley McChrystal tenders his resignation  —  A senior Capitol Hill source tells me that General Stanley McChrystal had tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama and that the White House is actively discussing a replacement who could be quickly confirmed by the Senate.
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
McChrystal article renews attention to split with Biden over Afghanistan  —  Vice President Biden may have lost the battle last fall over the administration's Afghanistan strategy.  But with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal — his chief rival during the protracted debate — now in trouble, will Biden be poised to win the bigger war?
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
McChrystal to Administration Official: 'I've Compromised the Mission'  —  During his round of phone calls to top officials of the Obama administration whom he and his team disparaged to a Rolling Stone reporter, Gen. Stanley McChrystal said, “I've compromised the mission,” a senior administration source tells ABC News.
Jkavcnn / This Just In:
Gen. Stanley McChrystal: Latest developments  —  Here are the latest developments involving Gen. Stanley McChrystal, America's top commander in Afghanistan.  He and his staff made comments in a Rolling Stone article that appear to mock top civilian officials, including Vice President Joe Biden.
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Obama plans Wednesday showdown with McChrystal  —  Gen. Stanley McChrystal's MacArthur moment was more than an embarrassment for the White House — it was a reminder of just how badly Barack Obama's “good war” in Afghanistan is going.  —  The challenge facing Obama in responding …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
McCain on McChrystal  —  In a phone interview this afternoon …
Discussion: BLACKFIVE, Hot Air, msnbc.com and Commentary
CNN:
McChrystal to learn his fate
Discussion: Washington Monthly
The Politico:
W.H. delays energy meeting
Discussion: The Page
Jackson Diehl / PostPartisan:
Don't blame McChrystal, blame Obama
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Signs point to McChrystal ouster
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Republican lawmaker calls for McChrystal's firing
Discussion: The Politico
The Huffington Post:
WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  UPDATE: Gen. Stanley McChrystal …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Nikki Haley wins South Carolina primary, Rep. Bob Inglis loses  —  South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley cruised to the Republican nomination for governor tonight, a victory that makes her not just the frontrunner for the office this fall but a likely national GOP star.
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Palin racks up two more wins  —  Two South Carolina Republicans who received the backing of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin emerged victorious in their run-off elections Tuesday.  —  Palin had endorsed gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley and publicly stuck with her amidst allegations of an extra-marital affair.
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
National Republicans get their candidates  —  The Republican Party got the results it wanted from Tuesday's primaries - for the most part.  —  Their first big wins of the night came in South Carolina where gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley and congressional candidate Tim Scott won their respective runoffs easily.
Discussion: CNN
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Haley, Scott victorious as Inglis ousted  —  South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley clinched the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday night, sending an Indian-American politician into the general election campaign as a favorite to become her state's first female governor.
Discussion: CNN and The Confluence
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Haley wins SC runoff against Rep. Barrett
Discussion: CNN, The Politico and Ben Smith's Blog
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:   Nikki Haley Wins G.O.P. Nomination for South Carolina Governor
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Salazar seeks to reimpose drilling moratorium  —  WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he will issue a new order imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling after a federal judge struck down the existing one.  —  Salazar said in a statement Tuesday evening that the new order …
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Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Judge blocks Obama moratorium on deep-water drilling
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems: We're not bound by president's tax vow  —  Democrats are looking at the possibility of raising taxes on families below the $250,000-a-year threshold promised by President Barack Obama during the election.  —  The majority party on Capitol Hill does not feel bound by that pledge …
Discussion: The Politico and Right Wing News
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Dems confident on campaign finance bill, plan to bring to floor Thurs.
Discussion: The Politico
Matt Bai / New York Times:
For Jeb Bush, Life Defending the Family Name  —  CORAL GABLES, Fla. — For months now, Jeb Bush has been listening as President Obama blasts his older brother's administration for the battered economy, budget deficits and even the lax oversight of oil wells.
Discussion: The Politico and Weasel Zippers
WDSU-TV:
Federal Gov't Halts Sand Berm Dredging  —  Nungesser Pleads With President To Allow Work To Continue  —  NEW ORLEANS — The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico.  —  The berms are meant to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Phil Jacobs / Baltimore Jewish Times:
Abramoff To Work At Tov Pizza  —  Jack Abramoff was serving time in Western Maryland.  —  Now, he'll be serving pizza in Baltimore.  —  Well, sort of.  —  Abramoff, 51, is a Capitol Hill lobbyist and businessman who pled guilty in 2006 to felony counts related to his lobbying and political activities.
NumbersUSA:
Comprehensive Amnesty Threat  —  Often referred to as Comprehensive Immigration Reform, pro-amnesty groups seek to offer legal permanent residence to illegal aliens.  Comprehensive Immigration Reform bills were introduced in Congress in both 2006 and 2007.  —  In 2006, separate versions …
Fox News:
Ukrainian Boy, 5, Slaughtered ‘Like a Goat’ by Religious Fanatic  —  A 5-year-old Ukrainian boy was slaughtered by an alleged religious fanatic as he played in a sandpit with his friends, Pravda reported Tuesday.  —  The stranger strolled up to little Viktor Shemyakin before pointing to a tree and saying …
 
 
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