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Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Gen. Stanley McChrystal summoned to Washington following magazine profile  —  KABUL — The top U.S. general in Afghanistan was headed to Washington early Tuesday for an impromptu White House meeting, after apologizing for an upcoming magazine article that portrays him and his staff as flippant …
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Michael Hastings / Rolling Stone:
The Runaway General  —  Stanley McChrystal, Obama's top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House  —  'How'd I get screwed into going to this dinner?" demands Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
The Night Beat: What the Heck Was McChrystal Thinking?  —  Good evening.  —  ROLLING STAN: What in the heck was Gen. Stanley McChrystal thinking?  I mean, I know what he was thinking: he was tired of being the victim of what he believes is a concerted effort on behalf of Ambassador …
Gordon Lubold / The Politico:
Furious Obama summons McChrystal to explain W.H. slams  —  The top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has been summoned to the White House to explain biting and unflattering remarks he made to a freelance writer about President Barack Obama and others in the Obama administration.
Associated Press:
McChrystal Says U.S. Ambassador ‘Betrayed’ Him With Criticism of Afghan War Strategy  —  May 10: Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry brief reporters ahead of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit at the White House.
The Atlantic Online:
The Rolling Stone Article's Juiciest Bits  —  Read the full Rolling Stone article here.  —  Here are the most interesting paragraphs:
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
McChrystal Is Summoned to Washington Over Remarks  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — An angry President Obama summoned his top commander in Afghanistan to Washington on Tuesday after a magazine article portrayed the general and his staff as openly contemptuous of some senior members of the Obama administration.
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Editor: McChrystal didn't push back  —  Rolling Stone's executive editor on Tuesday said that Gen. Stanley McChrystal did not raise any objections to a new article that repeatedly quotes him criticizing the administration.  —  Eric Bates, the magazine's editor, said during an interview on MSNBC's …
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Civilian press aide resigns amid flap over McChrystal's ‘Rolling Stone’ profile  —  KABUL — Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's civilian press aide resigned Tuesday over an upcoming magazine story that portrayed the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and some of his aides as derisive toward Obama administration officials.
Discussion: The Confluence and The Nation
Spencer Ackerman / ATTACKERMAN:
McChrystal Apologizes, But The Question Remains: Defrock The Pope?  —  You can read Gen. McChrystal's apology in full here at the Washington Independent.  No “clarification” that I expected last night after seeing the AP writeup of McChrystal's Rolling Stone interview disrespecting the Obama administration.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
McChrystal: An accident waiting to happen
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Oh boy: “Rolling Stone” …
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Obama Has to Fire McChrystal
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
‘RUNAWAY GENERAL,’ INDEED.... As conditions in Afghanistan remain …
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BBC:
US summons general over article
Jules Crittenden:
Advanced Petard Hoistmanship
Discussion: Instapundit
Reuters:
White House summons McChrystal
Robert Bluey / Fox News:
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Paul H. Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
A Tale of Two Disasters  —  Bush was blamed for local failures after Katrina.
Discussion: Right Wing News and Commentary
Joel S. Gehrke Jr / Beltway Confidential:
Pelosi's lame blame game: No ‘burrowed-in’ Bush appointees oversaw Deepwater Horizon
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Florida senator: Obama told me we can't deploy oil skimmers …
Jackie Calmes / The Caucus:
Orszag Leaving as Budget Director  —  Peter R. Orszag will leave his job as the White House budget director in July, according to someone familiar with his plans, making him perhaps the first official to leave the Obama Cabinet and removing a major player from President Obama's economic team.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Orszag to bail next month; likely successors are inside
Thomas Sowell / Investor's Business Daily:
Is U.S. Now On Slippery Slope To Tyranny?  —  When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics.  —  Such people were a valuable addition …
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Poll: Most Say Obama Lacks Clear Plans on the Oil Spill, Energy or Jobs  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  Most Americans do not believe President Obama has a clear plan to deal with the oil spill in the Gulf …
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Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That  —  One day next month every student at Loyola Law School Los Angeles will awake to a higher grade point average.  —  But it's not because they are all working harder.  —  The school is retroactively inflating its grades, tacking on 0.333 to every grade recorded in the last few years.
New York Times:
As Law Takes Effect, Obama Gives Insurers a Warning  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama, whose vilification of insurers helped push a landmark health care overhaul through Congress, plans to sternly warn industry executives at a White House meeting on Tuesday against imposing hefty rate increases …
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Dems won't pass budget in 2010  —  House Democrats will not pass a budget blueprint in 2010, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will confirm in a speech on Tuesday.  —  But Hoyer will vow to crack down on government spending, saying Democrats will enforce spending limits that are lower than what President Barack Obama has called for.
Blurgh:
OFFICIALLY OUR BEST-EVER CEASE AND DESIST  —  Recently we got the best-ever cease and desist letter.  We're no stranger to the genre, so what could possibly make this one stand out from the rest?  —  First, it's 12 pages long and very well-researched (except on one point); …
Wall Street Journal:
The Obama Speech We're Waiting For  —  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need to get the BP treatment.  —  The President: Good evening.  As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges.  At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Texas Governor: Tied  —  One of the biggest questions about the 2010 election cycle, which we still don't really know the answer to, is whether it will be solely an anti-Democratic year or more broadly an anti-incumbent year.  Our newest Texas poll would seem to suggest voter fatigue toward …
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