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11:35 AM ET, June 10, 2008

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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
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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.
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?
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 …
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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Re: Half-Hearted  —  Jamie, it really is even worse than you describe.
Discussion: The Corner
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
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?
CNN:
McCain: ‘I will veto every single beer’  —  (CNN) - John McCain issued a promise Tuesday that may cause a bit of unrest with a broad swath of voters:  —  He'll veto every single beer?  —  In a slip of the tongue while railing against excessive earmarks at the National Small Business Summit in Washington …
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
David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
He's History's Greatest Monster!  —  Last week John McCain compared Barack Obama to William Jennings Bryan.  This week: … If we assume that McCain is being clever, it's a nice stilleto stab at Obama's relative weakness with Jewish voters.  Jimmy Carter's been working these last 4 years …
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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
New York Post:
FEDS HAVE SPITZER CORNERED  —  The noose appears to be tightening around sex-crazed ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer.  —  The federal case against him is so strong that prosecutors had no interest in striking cooperation agreements with the ringleader of Spitzer's hooker-supplier, Emperors Club VIP …
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Harboring al Qaeda  —  What the new Senate Intelligence Report says about Saddam's hospitality.  —  THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE has once again released a report claiming that the Bush administration hyped prewar intelligence.  The so-called Phase Two report is supposed to investigate …
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
 
 
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Michael J. Totten:
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Patterico's Pontifications:
Stunningly Charismatic and Honorable Presidential Candidate Prepares …
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Justin Fox / Time:
What Is Obama's Economic Plan?
Discussion: TPMCafe
Jacob Gershman / New York Sun:
Spitzer Mulls Starting Vulture Fund
Discussion: Gawker, Law Blog and Spin Cycle
New York Post:
BARACK'S BITE  —  WE'RE in for taxing times if Barack Obama wins …
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Networks wary of convention coverage
Discussion: Cogitamus
SteveK / TVNewser:
Mitchell Apologizes For “Redneck” Comment
Discussion: Wake up America and WJHL-TV
Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
Obama vetter draws unwanted scrutiny
 Earlier Items: 
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’
Thomas Lifson / American Thinker:
What kind of war crimes trials does Obama plan? (updated)
Justin Rood / ABCNEWS:
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