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4:45 PM ET, June 25, 2010

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Matt Dornic / FishbowlDC:
BREAKING: Weigel Resigns  —  FIRST ON FBDC: FishbowlDC has confirmed that WaPo conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel has resigned after a slew of his anti-conservative comments and emails surfaced on FishbowlDC and Daily Caller over the past two days.  —  A spokesperson for the Post …
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Ezra Klein:
On Journolist, and Dave Weigel  —  I began Journolist in February of 2007.  It was an idea born from disagreement.  Weeks, or maybe months, earlier, I had criticized Time's Joe Klein over some comments he made about the Iraq War.  He e-mailed a long and searching reply, and the subsequent conversation was educational for us both.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Weigel and the Post  —  The current flap over Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel has its roots in a fact that suprised me when I learned of it earlier this year: The Post appears to have hired Weigel, a liberal blogger, under the false impression that he's a conservative.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
An Unhappy Day At The Washington Post  —  But also sort of a happy day at The Washington Post, for the dwindling band of writers and editors there who value such old-fashioned traits as temperance in the expression of personal views; forthrightness; and fairness.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Weigel resigns  —  YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!  Notch Another VICTORY to DRUDGE!!!!!!!  —  Posted By: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!  Notch Another VICTORY to DRUDGE!!!!!!!  June 25, 2010 at 12:24 PM  —  Report Abuse  —  Was this a “firing” guised as a Resignation like WaPo alleged about McChrystal? .............
Discussion: Hot Air
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
When A Blogger Vents  —  Comments Dave Weigel made on a listserv have been made public.  The most eye-catching one: … He apologizes to his readers and Matt Drudge here.  James Joyner weighs in: … John Cole lays into whoever released the emails.  Liz Mair goes to bat for Dave:
Discussion: Right Now, The Hill and WillCollier.com
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).
Philip Klein / AmSpecBlog:   Defending Dave Weigel
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
If Weigel Had to Go, What Other MSM Figures Wrote Terrible Things on Journo-List?
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
Another Head for the Right and the Left
Discussion: The Impolitic and Eschaton
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 to reconcile competing versions of legislation that would transform financial regulation.
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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 …
Victoria McGrane / Wall Street Journal:
Major Provisions in the Financial Overhaul Bill
Discussion: The New Republic and Gawker
Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
The Dodd-Frank Bill.  —  The House-Senate conference committee …
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.
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.
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Pete Winn / CNSNews:
Jewish Clergy Group: Elena Kagan Isn't ‘Kosher’ to Serve on Supreme Court  —  (CNSNews.com) - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is “not kosher”—meaning she is not fit to serve on the court—according to more than 850 Orthodox members of the Rabbinical Alliance of America.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Vox Popoli
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Abby Phillip / Reuters:
All eyes on Kagan's support of Barak
Discussion: CNN and ABCNEWS
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Across From White House, Coffee With Lobbyists  —  WASHINGTON — There are no Secret Service agents posted next to the barista and no presidential seal on the ceiling, but the Caribou Coffee across the street from the White House has become a favorite meeting spot to conduct Obama administration business.
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.
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Why Health Care Repeal Is Doomed  —  Even a purist like Marco Rubio wants to keep some popular provisions: … Ramesh Ponnuru accurately retorts: … Ponnuru is correct.  But this also helps explain why NR's crusade for health care reform repeal is doomed.
Discussion: National Review, Mother Jones and TPMDC
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Two Parts of Health-Care Reform Marco Rubio Likes
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Philosopher disclaims ‘ick factor,’ demands Huckabee apology  —  Chicago philosopher Martha Nussbaum has rejected former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee's claim that she's the source of a controversial phrase he used in discussing opposition to same-sex marriage.
Jed Lewison / Daily Kos:
CBS: Jindal holds up deployment of National Guard to fight spill  —  You know how Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal likes to blame the Federal government for the damage caused by BP's oil spill, arguing that he could have kept all the oil at bay if President Obama had only given him the resources he needed to fight it?
Michael Kinsley / The Atlantic Wire:
Why Not Call It ‘Crossfire’?  —  Why can't CNN President Jonathan Klein have the guts just to admit he was wrong and call his new show “Crossfire”?  Or at least to apologize to all the hard-working CNN employees working on Crossfire whom he insulted as he kicked them out the door?  (Not me.
Discussion: The New Republic
David M. Herszenhorn / The Caucus:
Snowe Urges Stand-Alone Extension of Jobless Benefits  —  After joining with her fellow Republicans to block a bill that would have extended unemployment insurance, Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine urged Democrats on Friday to put forward a separate bill to help people who have exhausted their jobless benefits.
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
New NBC/WSJ Poll: Sarah Palin and George W. Bush Liked By Same Percentage of Americans  —  For a little background on this, let's consult the Balloon Juice Lexicon. … Now for the poll results (PDF).  —  The Quitter:  —  Very Negative/Somewhat Negative - 43%  —  Neutral - 24%
Discussion: Eschaton
 
 
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
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Jeremy Warner / Telegraph:
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