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11:15 AM ET, June 25, 2010

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David Weigel / Right Now:
An apology to my readers  —  I'm a member of an off-the-record list-serv called “Journolist,” founded by my colleague Ezra Klein.  Last Monday, I was deluged with angry e-mail after posting a story about Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) that was linked by the Drudge Report with a headline intimating …
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
WaPo's Weigel Lets Loose With Scathing E-mails on Liberal Listserv  —  FishbowlDC has obtained e-mails written by WaPo's conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel, that the scribe sent to JournoList, a listserv for liberal journalists.  (Read up on JournoList with Yahoo! News's Michael Calderone's 2009 story that he wrote for Politico).
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
E-mails reveal Post reporter savaging conservatives, rooting for Democrats  —  Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh famously said he hoped President Obama would “fail” in January, 2009.  Almost a year later, when Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital with chest pains, Washington Post reporter David Weigel had a wish of his own.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Will Collier:   One For The Ignore List  —  A few weeks back, in yet another chapter …
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
House and Senate in Deal on Financial Overhaul  —  WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after the American financial system teetered on the verge of collapse, Congressional negotiators reached agreement early Friday morning to reconcile competing versions of the biggest overhaul of financial regulations since the Great Depression.
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Brady Dennis / Washington Post:
House, Senate leaders finalize details of sweeping financial overhaul  —  Key House and Senate lawmakers agreed on far-reaching new financial rules early Friday after weeks of division, delay and frantic last-minute deal making.  The dawn compromise set up a potential vote in both houses …
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Lawmakers Agree on New Finance Rules
Mark Hemingway / Beltway Confidential:
House ‘shreds our constitution for raw, ugly, partisan gain’ by vote of 219-206  —  The DISCLOSE Act is the Democrats big legislative “fix” to pushback against the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that eliminated a number of campaign finance restrictions on first amendment grounds.
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Washington Examiner:
Democrats: Free speech for me, not for thee  —  In March, the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision struck down campaign finance limits on political expression by individuals working through corporations and unions as a violation of the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech.
Discussion: Moe_Lane's blog
Gail Russell Chaddock / Christian Science Monitor:
Who's exempted from ‘fix’ for Supreme Court campaign finance ruling?  —  The House passed the Disclose Act Wednesday.  The act addresses the Supreme Court ruling that struck down campaign finance spending limits on corporations.  But some organizations, like the NRA, are exempt.
The Politico:
House passes campaign finance bill
Discussion: Open Left, The Hill and The Hill
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Dem county supervisor: Arizona's law might have been justifiable if it was a border state  —  Via Innocent Bystanders, high drama from today's board hearing in Milwaukee about whether to boycott the new reich in Phoenix.  Meet Peggy West: … Yeah, that's a gallant try at damage control …
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Jon Byman / Today's TMJ4:
County Board Delays Vote on Arizona Boycott
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Fox News:
Arizona Dem: Federal Agencies Nixing Conventions Over State's Immigration Law
Discussion: Hot Air, Sister Toldjah and Don Surber
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Culture of Exposure  —  The most interesting part of my job is that I get to observe powerful people at close quarters.  Most people in government, I find, are there because they sincerely want to do good.  But they're also exhausted and frustrated much of the time.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
In 2010, Conservatives Still Outnumber Moderates, Liberals  —  Last year's increase in conservatism among independents is holding  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Conservatives have maintained their leading position among U.S. ideological groups in the first half of 2010.
David Rogers / The Politico:
Senate Democrats pull jobs bill  —  A Democratic-backed jobs and economic relief bill collapsed in the Senate Thursday after failing for the third time to break through a wall of Republicans who rejected repeated entreaties to join in advancing the $100 billion-plus package, including aid for cash-strapped states and the unemployed.
Discussion: Moe_Lane's blog and The Note
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Associated Press:
Judge won't relent on drilling decision  —  NEW ORLEANS - The Obama administration's efforts to suspend deepwater oil drilling were dealt another setback in court Thursday when the federal judge who struck down the administration's six-month moratorium refused to delay the decision's effects.
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BayouBuzz:
Judge Faces Death Threats After BP Gulf Oil Drilling Moratorium Ruling
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
National Enquirer says it decided not to pay for Gore sex story interview  —  The executive editor of the National Enquirer says that the Oregon masseuse who made a sexual assault allegation against Al Gore asked the tabloid for $1 million but that the Enquirer did not pay her or anyone else in reporting the story.
Jeremy Warner / Telegraph:
Barack Obama is refusing to listen to reason on economic policy  —  President Barack Obama could learn from the old-fashioned German habit of saving money before spending it, argues Jeremy Warner.  —  Rarely has the dismal science of economics inflamed such passions.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Renminbi Runaround  —  Last weekend China announced a change in its currency policy, a move clearly intended to head off pressure from the United States and other countries at this weekend's G-20 summit meeting.  Unfortunately, the new policy doesn't address the real issue …
Richard Socarides / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Is Missing in Action on Gay Rights  —  Ted Olson is on the right side of history.  When will the president step up?  —  President Obama celebrated Gay Pride Month earlier this week by telling guests at a White House reception that he still favors full equality for gays and lesbians.
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
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Charlie Savage / The Caucus:
Key Job Changing Hands at Justice
Discussion: Commentary and Emptywheel
Haaretz:
Iranian aid flotilla cancelled, won't sail to Gaza  —  Organizers cite ‘Israeli threats’ as the reason for canceling the flotilla; separate Iranian ship heads to Gaza via Caspian Sea.  —  One of the organizers of an Iranian aid flotilla that was to said to Gaza in efforts to break Israel's naval blockade …
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CNN:   Iran will not send aid ship to Gaza
Abby Phillip / Reuters:
All eyes on Kagan's support of Barak  —  Conservative groups that oppose Solicitor General Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination are hoping that her statement of support for Israeli Supreme Court Chief Justice Aharon Barak will become a flash point in her confirmation hearings, which start Monday.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and CNN
Morgen / Verum Serum:
Liberal Activist Compares US Border Patrol Agents to the KKK (Video)  —  This is community activist Elena Herrada speaking on a panel discussion at the US Social Forum in Detroit, MI yesterday - watch:  —  Click here to view the embedded video.  —  I had never heard of Herrada but she is not exactly a nobody.
The Politico:
Obama losing Hill liberals on war  —  As President Barack Obama reaffirms his Afghanistan policy, he's also emboldening critics in Congress who think he should use a shakeup in commanding generals to change the course of what they believe is an intractable war.
 
 
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David Weigel / Right Now:
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