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11:25 PM ET, June 11, 2008

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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Dems pound McCain for new Iraq quote  —  The Obama campaign and Democratic leaders accused Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) of being confused and heartless after he told NBC's “Today” show Wednesday that it's “not too important” when U.S. troops return from Iraq.  —  Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Kerry: McCain confused, ‘unbelievably out of touch’  —  John Kerry, who's served in the past as Obama's heavy-hitter on national security, expressed incredulity at McCain's remark this morning that the timing of troops return is “not too important.”  —  “It is unbelievably out of touch …
Michael Goldfarb / John McCain 2008:
Who's Confused Now?  —  Among the accusations he leveled this morning, Senator Kerry said Senator McCain “confuses the history going back to 682 of what has happened to Sunni and Shia.”  Now, we at the McCain Report have been receiving a great number of panicked emails from supporters all morning …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Hot Air
Jackie Calmes / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Leads, but Margin Is Less Than Some Expect  —  Poll Has Democrat Continuing to Lag With White Males  —  WASHINGTON — Democrat Barack Obama begins his presidential race against Republican John McCain with a lead in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, but not so great an edge …
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
NBC/WSJ Poll: Post-primary bump for Obama  —  Challenges for both Obama, McCain indicate very competitive race ahead  —  WASHINGTON - Days after becoming his party's presumptive nominee and receiving an endorsement from his chief rival, Hillary Clinton, Democrat Barack Obama has opened …
Discussion: MyDD and TPM Election Central
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
TEASING TODAY'S NBC/WSJ POLL
Washington Wire:
WSJ/NBC Poll Shows Change Trumps Experience
Discussion: Daily Kos
Robert J. Samuelson / Newsweek:
Vote for McBama  —  When it comes to America's obvious domestic …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Johnson resigns  —  Obama and his campaign staunchly defended Jim Johnson against the charge that his ties to troubled mortgage lender Countrywide disqualified him from sitting on Obama's vice presidential search committee, but Johnson just pulled the plug: He resigned as chairman of the steering committee just now.
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Scott Glover / Los Angeles Times:
Obscenity trial suspended after judge said he posted sexually explicit materials  —  Alex Kozinski, who is presiding over an obscenity trial in L.A., admits he posted sexually explicit photos and videos.  He says he didn't think the public could see the site, which is now blocked.
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Dan Slater / Law Blog:
Judge Kozinski on Sexually Explicit Material He Posted: “It's part of life.”
TPM Election Central:
Is Bobby Jindal — Who May Be On McCain's Veep Shortlist — An Exorcist?  —  Bobby Jindal, the 36-year old governor of Louisiana, is being taken seriously by the national press as a candidate on the shortlist to be John McCain's Vice President.  No one doubts that he's a political prodigy …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Unlike Others, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend in Speech  —  VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A couple of years ago, a Canadian magazine published an article arguing that the rise of Islam threatened Western values.  The article's tone was mocking and biting, but it said nothing that conservative magazines …
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The Hill:
New Gang of 14 won't back McCain  —  At least 14 Republican members of Congress have refused to endorse or publicly support Sen. John McCain for president, and more than a dozen others declined to answer whether they back the Arizona senator.  —  Many of the recalcitrant GOP members declined …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama Gains Among Women After Clinton Exit  —  Now running as strongly vs. McCain among women as Clinton did  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Since Hillary Clinton decided to concede the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama last week, Obama has established a lead over Republican John McCain in general-election polling.
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Hispanic Dems warn Obama he risks losing Latinos  —  Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) must commit to helping illegal immigrants achieve citizenship or else risk losing the vital Latino vote in the general election, Hispanic Democratic lawmakers are warning.  —  If he does not promise …
Media Matters for America:
O'Reilly on teenagers' topless photo scandal: “[T]his isn't ... the inner city; you would think that these kids would have some kind of a values system”  —  During the June 10 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, purporting to document “more evidence of values problem among American young people …
Discussion: Attackerman
David Sarno / Web Scout:
The Obama campaign deleted my blog post!  —  A couple of days ago, as part of my experimenting with how political rumors get started online, I created a blog in the community section of barackobama.com, the official campaign web site, and added a post.  As background, there have been several dust-ups lately …
Faiz / Think Progress:
In Debate Over Permanent Bases In Iraq, U.S. Seeks Authorization For War In Iran  —  The ongoing negotiations between Iraqi leaders and the Bush administration over the future role of the military occupation “have turned into an increasingly acrimonious public debate.”
Mark Potok / Hatewatch:
President Obama?  Many White Supremacists are Celebrating  —  With the nomination of Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate clinched, large sections of the white supremacist movement are adopting a surprising attitude: Electing America's first black president would be a very good thing.
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
MORE FURMAN FUROR.  —  What I can't figure out about the furor of Barack Obama's decision to name Jason Furman his economic policy director is where have these people been?  This is like getting pissed at Project Runway because it's a show about clothes.  —  Austen Goolsbee …
 
 
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