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7:55 PM ET, June 24, 2011

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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Top Dems Provide Fresh Detail On High-Income Tax Proposal That Led GOP To Abandon Debt Talks  —  Two of the top Democrats in Congress are calling out their Republican counterparts for abandoning high-stakes debt talks, and have provided new details about the tax proposals that sent the GOP packing.
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Andy Kroll / Mother Jones:
Bombing the Moon  —  Following up on my GOP mind games post, Ezra Klein makes a smart observation in this morning's Wonkbook on how the GOP transformed tax increases from a important, necessary option in the deficit debate into something evil and extremist.  To prove his point …
New York Times:
Their Temper Tantrum  —  Congressional Republicans, who played a major role in piling up the government's unsustainable debt in the first place, have thrown a tantrum and walked out of the debt limit talks.  This bit of grandstanding has brought the nation closer to the financial crisis that Republicans have been threatening for weeks.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Dems demand revenue
The Huffington Post:
Obama, Boehner Held Secret Debt Ceiling Meeting At White House
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:   Wonkbook: How could taxes blow up debt talks?
The Politico:
Obama takes lead in debt talks
Discussion: Truthdig
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Republicans: Walkout from Biden-led negotiations was long planned
Discussion: CNN, The Caucus, Daily Kos and ThinkProgress
ABCNEWS:
Coming Up on ‘This Week’: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Asst. Minority Leader James Clyburn
Discussion: The Politico
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
President ‘becoming an absolute monarch’ on war powers, Dem says  —  A House Democrat warned Friday that the U.S. president is becoming an “absolute monarch” on matters related to the authority to start a war.  —  Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Congress must act to limit funding …
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
House rejects measure to cut funding for Libya mission
City Room:
Consensus Reached on Religious Exemptions in Gay Marriage Bill  —  ALBANY — The Cuomo administration and legislative leaders have reached agreement on language to protect religious institutions from obligations to recognize same-sex marriage, two people involved in the negotiations said on Friday afternoon …
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
New York Conservative Party Chairman Predicts Passage of Same Sex Marriage Bill  —  Mike Long, the chairman of the New York Conservative Party and a leading opponent of the bill to institue same sex marriage in New York, tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the bill will likely pass “by the end of the night.”
New York Times:
N.Y. State Senate to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Gawker
New York Times:
Seized Phone Offers Clues to Bin Laden's Pakistani Links  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The cellphone of Osama bin Laden's trusted courier, which was recovered in the raid that killed both men in Pakistan last month, contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset …
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Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Terror by any other name: Osama eyed name change  —  WASHINGTON - As Osama bin Laden watched his terrorist organization get picked apart, he lamented in his final writings that al-Qaida was suffering from a marketing problem.  His group was killing too many Muslims and that was bad for business.
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Matthew Zeitlin / The New Republic:
The Debt Ceiling: Why Obama Should Just Ignore It
Discussion: Firedoglake and ThinkProgress
Ross Douthat:
The President's Debt-Ceiling Strategy
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Scott Walker To Sign Budget Bill At Business Of Convicted Tax Felon  —  This Sunday, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) will be signing into law his budget bill at an event at a local Wisconsin business.  The budget radically reshapes Wisconsin's priorities, slashing investments in Main Street Wisconsin …
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JSOnline:
Walker cancels budget bill-signing at firm run by felon
Discussion: ThinkProgress and TPMDC
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Exclusive: Top U.S. admiral admits we are trying to kill Qaddafi  —  The top U.S. admiral involved in the Libya war admitted to a U.S. congressman that NATO forces are trying to kill Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi.  The same admiral also said he anticipated the need for ground troops …
Richard Natale / Variety:
‘Columbo’ star Peter Falk dies at 83  —  Veteran actor own five Emmys, four for popular detective role  —  Peter Falk, the Emmy- and Tony-winning stage, screen and TV actor, best known to world audiences as the always-underestimated police detective in the long-running telepic series …
The Politico:
Romney dominates GOP cash dash  —  Everyone knows Mitt Romney is going to outpace the GOP presidential field when next month's fundraising reports come out.  But the scale of his money advantage is finally coming into shape: the rest of the field is going to be eating his dust.
Discussion: The Note and msnbc.com
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David Weigel / Weigel:
Romney Goes Classic  —  Clicking around on In These Times (!), I noticed this ad directing me to Mitt Romney's campaign site.  —  Those people aren't dressed like Americans in the year 2011, are they?  No. That's because this is copied from (or lovingly designed in tribute to!) …
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
CHART OF THE DAY: If Congress Does Nothing, The Deficit Will Disappear  —  On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office released its updated long-term budget forecast, which looked surprisingly like the previous version of its long-term budget forecast.  —  It showed, as one might expect …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Blue Virginia
Andrew Stern / Reuters:
Ex-media mogul Conrad Black sent back to prison  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday ordered former media baron Conrad Black to serve 13 more months in prison for his fraud and obstruction of justice conviction.  —  Judge Amy St. Eve of U.S. District Court, who sentenced Black …
Discussion: The Wire and New York Magazine
The Official Google Blog:
An update on Google Health and Google PowerMeter  —  In the coming months, we're going to retire two products that didn't catch on the way we would have hoped, but did serve as influential models: Google Health (retiring January 1, 2012; data available for download through January 1, 2013) …
 
 
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Reaping what they've sown  —  Georgia Republicans recently passed …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Scott McCartney / The Middle Seat Terminal:
Blame Saudi Arabia, not Delta, for Policy on Jews
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Don Kaplan / New York Post:
Bodega bouquets for Huma
Discussion: Mediaite and Gothamist
John Burger / The Daily Register:
Archbishop Dolan on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Vote
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The Note:
Members Edge Press In Bottom of the Seventh
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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Wire:
A Baloney Sandwich From Romney Campaign?
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Discussion: The Right Scoop
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Iran giving out condoms for criminals to rape us, say jailed activists