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12:10 PM ET, June 10, 2008

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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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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 …
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.
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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.
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 and Sister Toldjah
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 …
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!
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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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 …
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 …
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Kathleen Sebelius, Completing The Obama Puzzle  —  When weighing Kathleen Sebelius' potential as a possible vice presidential pick for Barack Obama, it's useful to consider two separate instances when the Kansas Governor confronted President George W. Bush.  —  In May 2007, after a devastating tornado …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Plouffe: Obama will staff every state  —  David Plouffe emails supporters: … It's a symbolic move the campaign can afford, and also another mark of how fully and swiftly Obama is remaking the Democratic Party in his own image.  —  It's also worth noting that Obama's volunteer cadre means …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
New York Post:
BARACK'S BITE  —  WE'RE in for taxing times if Barack Obama wins the White House, says CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.  “He's going to take the capital gains tax at 15 percent right now all the way up to 25 to 28 percent,” the “Money Honey” tells Avenue.  “Sell anything, like a home or stocks, and make a profit . . .
Michael J. Totten:
A Dark Corner of Europe, Part II  —  “The Balkans produce more history than they can consume.”  - Winston Churchill  —  “Sarajevans will not be counting the dead.  They will be counting the living.”  - Radovan Karadzic, Bosnian Serb leader, war criminal, fugitive  —  Sarajevo can be startling for first-time visitors.
 
 
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