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9:55 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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Michael Luo / New York Times:
For Clinton, Millions in Campaign Debt and Limited 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.
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
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 …
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Joseph A. Palermo / The Huffington Post:
Dennis Kucinich Makes History Again - Impeach Bush!  —  Representative Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, just finished reading on the House floor a 35-count impeachment resolution against President George W. Bush.  Kucinich's lengthy and detailed indictment of this wayward president is the most thorough and powerful case made to date.
Discussion: The Other McCain
Matthew Hay Brown / The Swamp:
Kucinich: Impeach Bush
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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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
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?
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 …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, MSNBC and The Caucus
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
Obama, in Economic Tour, Criticizes McCain
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
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Bush Orders Contractors to Vet Status of Workers  —  President Bush has ordered federal contractors to participate in the Department of Homeland Security's electronic system for verifying the immigration status of their workers, greatly expanding the reach of the administration's crackdown on employers who hire illegal immigrants.
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George W. Bush / White House:
Executive Order: Amending Executive Order 12989, as Amended
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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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Mosheh Oinounou / Cameron's Corner:
McCain: Obama=Carter second term  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an interview with Carl Cameron today, Sen. McCain introduced some new pushback to Sen. Obama's assertion that the GOPer represents a Bush third term.  The presumptive Republican nominee instead argues that the Illinois Democrat …
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SteveK / TVNewser:
Mitchell Apologizes For “Redneck” Comment  —  MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell apologized today for calling southwest Virginia, “real redneck” country.  Toward the end of her 1pmET hour, she said, “I owe an apology to the good people of Bristol, Virginia for something stupid that I said.”
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TriCities / WJHL-TV:   Thank You, Andrea Mitchell, For The Ready-Made Column
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Outstanding Issues in the Analysis of Inflation  —  Good evening.  I am pleased to be able to participate in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's 52nd annual economic conference, on the topic of inflation and the Phillips curve.  Forecasting and controlling inflation are, of course, central to the process of making monetary policy.
Discussion: The Swamp and Economist's View
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 …
Discussion: Commentary
 
 
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David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Record gas prices could hurt McCain
Discussion: TIME.com
Christopher Hass / Barack Obama:
Barack in Raleigh, NC: “It is time to try something new.  It is time for change.”
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’
 Earlier Items: 
Thomas Lifson / American Thinker:
What kind of war crimes trials does Obama plan? (updated)
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
ENDING THE ADDICTION....Amory Lovins on reducing our oil use:
Discussion: Cogitamus
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Why the MyBO antisemitic moonbats matter (and why the site may have been pulled?)
Mary Wisniewski / Chicago Sun Times:
Rev. Pfleger to return to St. Sabina with ‘no restrictions’
Dave Johnson / The Huffington Post:
Today's Obama Smear Attempt
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Bush confronted Rove's sins in church
 

 
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Sam Tobin / Reuters:
UK court documents: actor Hugh Grant settled a lawsuit against The Sun publisher News Group Newspapers over claims of using private investigators to phone tap

Hadas Gold / CNN:
The News/Media Alliance asks the DOJ, the FTC, and California's AG for a probe into whether Google broke any laws when removing some links to CA news sites

Megan Specia / New York Times:
The US assures the UK that Julian Assange could seek US First Amendment protections and wouldn't face the death penalty or be persecuted for his nationality

 
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