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11:00 AM ET, June 10, 2008

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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Obama could raise $100 million in June, fundraisers say  —  Leading Democratic fundraisers predict that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will raise hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few months if he opts out of public financing and begins raising money for the general election.
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
SOMETHING'S HAPPENING HERE  —  The Hill reports that Obama may raise $100 million in June.  Has anyone asked John McCain whether he has any second thoughts about the campaign finance law that bears his name?  —  In the video above of Obama's appearance in Bristol, Virginia, he appears to be having an out of body experience.
Discussion: TownHall Blog and RushLimbaugh.com
Michael Luo / New York Times:
For Clinton, Millions in Debt and Few Options  —  With her campaign now officially suspended, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is confronting still another challenge: whittling down what is believed to be the largest presidential campaign debt in history.  —  Besides the $11.4 million …
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Bush administration says it may not get Iraq deal this year  —  WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is conceding for the first time that the United States may not finish a complex security agreement with Iraq before President Bush leaves office.  —  Faced with stiff Iraqi opposition, it is …
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Leila Fadel / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
U.S. seeking 58 bases in Iraq, Shiite lawmakers say  —  BAGHDAD -Iraqi lawmakers say the United States is demanding 58 bases as part of a proposed “status of forces” agreement that will allow U.S. troops to remain in the country indefinitely.  —  Leading members of the two ruling Shiite parties …
The Raw Story:
KUCINICH CALLS TO IMPEACH BUSH  —  An Ohio Democratic lawmaker and former presidential candidate has presented articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush to Congress.  —  Thirty-five articles were presented by Rep. Dennis Kucinich to the House of Representatives late Monday evening, airing live on C-SPAN.
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Joseph A. Palermo / The Huffington Post:
Dennis Kucinich Makes History Again - Impeach Bush!
Discussion: The Other McCain and The Swamp
Edward J. Markey / Wall Street Journal:
Why Is Bush Helping Saudi Arabia Build Nukes?  —  Here's a quick geopolitical quiz: What country is three times the size of Texas and has more than 300 days of blazing sun a year?  What country has the world's largest oil reserves resting below miles upon miles of sand?
The Campaign Spot:
Obama Could Debunk Some Rumors By Releasing His Birth Certificate.  —  Having done some Obama-rumor debunking that got praise from Daily Kos (a sign of the apocalypse, no doubt), perhaps the Obama campaign could return the favor and help debunk a bunch of others with a simple step: Could they release a copy of his birth certificate?
ABCNEWS:
Justice Department Official Awards $500,000 Grant to Golf Group  —  Former Staffer Tells ABC News Anti-Crime Funds Given to Programs With The “Right” Connections.  —  A senior Justice Department official says a $500,000 federal grant to the World Golf Foundation is an appropriate use …
Discussion: Attackerman and Crooks and Liars
Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
Obama vetter draws unwanted scrutiny  —  Jim Johnson, the disciplined, discreet and obsessively meticulous vice presidential vetter for Barack Obama, is a stalwart of the Washington establishment.  —  In the mid-1990s, he headed up a power trifecta: mortgage giant Fannie Mae …
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
Obama, Adopting Economic Theme, Criticizes McCain
Mark Hemingway / National Review:
Jewish Whispering Campaign  —  Newsweek has a piece this week on Barack Obama — titled “His Jewish Problem: A Myth?”  — that is an absolutely Herculean feat of water-carrying for the Illinois senator.  But before tackling the factual problems, the article's biggest problem needs to be addressed …
Michelle Malkin:
Harry Reid's Jimmy Carter Memorial Act: Senate takes up windfall profits tax  —  Scroll down for updates...  More gaseous demagoguery will be emitted on the Senate floor today as Harry Reid leads the crusade to impose a Jimmy Carter-era windfall profits tax on oil companies.
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H. Josef Hebert / Associated Press:   Senate debates higher profits tax on oil companies
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
McCain says using Google to vet VP candidates  —  RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - It turns out choosing a vice president isn't that complicated after all.  —  Republican presidential candidate John McCain joked on Monday that Google, the popular Internet search engine, had made investigating …
Discussion: Don Surber and Outside The Beltway
Wall Street Journal:
House Ex-Staffer Caught in Probe  —  Arms-Control Group Tied to Kremlin Paid Wife of Weldon Aide  —  WASHINGTON — A former congressional aide admitted in court proceedings that his wife received unreported payments from an arms-control group with ties to top security officials in the Russian government …
Discussion: War and Piece
George W. Bush / White House:
Executive Order: Amending Executive Order 12989, as Amended  —  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including subsection 121(a) of title 40 and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and in order to take further steps …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Justin Rood / ABCNEWS:
President Met Disgraced Lobbyist At Least Six Times  —  The White House Had Previously Acknowledged Only Two Meetings  —  The White House had stronger ties to disgraced superlobbyist Jack Abramoff than it has publicly admitted, according to a draft congressional report released Monday.
 
 
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New York Post:
BARACK'S BITE  —  WE'RE in for taxing times if Barack Obama wins …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Return to Old Spy Rules Is Seen as Deadline Nears
Discussion: Salon and Balkinization
New York Post:
FEDS HAVE SPITZER CORNERED
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Networks wary of convention coverage
Discussion: Cogitamus
SteveK / TVNewser:
Mitchell Apologizes For “Redneck” Comment
Discussion: WJHL-TV
Mosheh Oinounou / Cameron's Corner:
McCain: Obama=Carter second term
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Outstanding Issues in the Analysis of Inflation
Discussion: The Swamp and Economist's View
Christopher Hass / Barack Obama:
Barack in Raleigh, NC: “It is time to try something new.  It is time for change.”
 Earlier Items: 
Frank Williams / The Truth About Cars:
Chrysler Cashflow Crisis Confirmed
Los Angeles Times:
Gates picks non-fighter pilot to head the Air Force
Discussion: QandO, abu muqawama and Danger Room
USA Today:
Obama's 50-state strategy: It's official, his campaign will be everywhere
Discussion: Off the Kuff and TIME.com
Washington Post:
Fuel Prices Challenge Cars' Reign
Stephen Adams / Telegraph:
Rupert Everett apologises for calling soldiers ‘wimps’
Thomas Lifson / American Thinker:
What kind of war crimes trials does Obama plan? (updated)
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Why the MyBO antisemitic moonbats matter (and why the site may have been pulled?)
Examiner:
Bush confronted Rove's sins in church
 

 
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