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8:15 AM ET, June 13, 2008


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Michael D. Shear / The Trail:
Obama, McCain Respond to Guantanamo Bay Ruling  —  The presidential candidates reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today to grant terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay access to the federal courts.  —  Republican John McCain told reporters in Boston that he had not yet read the opinion …
Discussion: TalkLeft, Open Left and Spin Cycle
Jnessel / Center for Constitutional Rights:
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Pew Global Attitudes Project:
Global Economic Gloom - China and India Notable Exceptions  —  Some Positive Signs for U.S. Image  —  Overview  —  Five years after the start of the war in Iraq, the image of the United States abroad remains far less positive than it was before the war and at the beginning of the century.
Daniel Nasaw / Guardian:
US elections: International community rooting for Obama, survey says  —  Unfortunately for Barack Obama, citizens of Australia, Japan, Spain and Tanzania won't have a vote in the November election.  —  A new survey of 47,000 people in 60 languages by the Pew Global Attitudes Project shows …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
John Scalzi / Whatever:
Fox News Would Like To Take a Moment To Remind You That the Obamas Are As Black As Satan's Festering, Baby-Eating Soul  —  Back in the day - you know, when presidential candidates were respectably white - news organizations called potential First Ladies “wives.”
Discussion: Daily Kos
Why won't Congress consider impeaching Pres. Bush?  —  FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:  —  The House of Representatives has voted to send an impeachment resolution against President Bush to committee - where it's likely to die.  —  Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced the 35 articles of impeachment this week.
Discussion: and The Raw Story
Donna Smith / Reuters:
House Republicans vow push on oil drilling
Discussion: Hot Air and Gateway Pundit
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:   Drill!  Drill!  Drill!  —  Charles de Gaulle once wrote off …
Z. Byron Wolf / ABCNEWS:
Ron Paul to End Campaign, Launches New Effort  —  Supporters Plot Shadow Convention, More Revolution  —  Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign, a pugnacious, ideological crusade against big government and interventionist leanings in the Republican party, will officially end Thursday …
New York Times:
Media and Critics Split Over Sexism in Clinton Coverage  —  Many in the news media see little need to reconsider their coverage of the Clinton campaign.
Discussion: Ta-Nehisi Coates, PrezVid and TVNewser
Borys Krawczeniuk / The Times-Tribune:
Kanjorski caught in another ‘gotcha’ moment  —  U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski is getting a first-hand lesson in the hazards of the digital age.  —  For the second time in a month, a clip on the wildly popular video-posting Web site, YouTube, is earning him election-year attention he'd probably rather avoid.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Countdown Special Comment: The Unimportance of Being John McCain  —  John McCain has said many a stupid thing during this general election campaign.  But when he told Matt Lauer on The Today Show that bringing our troops home was just not that important, he crossed a line from stupidity to being unforgivable:
Washington Post:
Town Hall: McCain's Comfort Zone  —  Campaign Banks On Meetings to Give Best Forum for Republican  —  Microphone in hand and surrounded on all sides by friendly inquisitors, Republican Sen. John McCain called on a man in the back row of New York's Federal Hall on Thursday night and waited …
Discussion: Firedoglake and
Teddy Davis / ABCNEWS:
Gun Control Group Braces for Court Loss  —  'We've Lost the Battle on What the 2nd Amendment Means,' Brady Campaign Head Says  —  The nation's leading gun control group filed a “friend of the court” brief back in January defending the gun ban in Washington, D.C. But with the Supreme Court poised …
Atrios / Eschaton:
That's Mavericky  —  McCain lies to Fox about who is going to attend his town hall.  Funny.
Discussion: Shakesville
Gregg Krupa / Detroit News:
Obama aides grilled in Dearborn  —  In talk with Chaldeans, Arab-Americans assertion made that candidate has ignored Islamophobia.  —  DEARBORN — As he continues to fend off false assertions that he is Muslim, aides to U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president …
David Brooks / New York Times:
Obama, Liberalism and the Challenge of Reform  —  Is Barack Obama really a force for change, or is he just a traditional Democrat with a patina of postpartisan rhetoric?  —  That question is surprisingly hard to answer.  When you listen to his best speeches, you see a person who really could herald a new political era.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics and marbury
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
In California, a House Divided Stands Strong  —  LOS ANGELES — It is one thing to disagree about politics with your spouse at a backyard barbecue.  It is quite another to do it in front of the 38 million people of California, with apparent and abundant passion.
Senator McCain Could Save His Campaign with Energy Policy Flip-Flop  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  RUSH: You have to feel for Senator McCain a little bit.  He goes on the Today Show yesterday, and Matt Lauer asks him when the troops are going to come outta there in Iraq, and McCain says …
Discussion: Ed
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Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
The Sex Speech
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Clearwire promises a fully-open, “third pipe” WiMAX network
Discussion: Engadget
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Clinton's campaign debt as an asset?
Discussion: Wonkette
Bill Scher / The Huffington Post:
McCain Lies About Social Security Privatization
Kyle E. Moore / Comments from Left Field:
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Those Crazy Europeans  —  For some odd reason, the EU seems …
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Patrick O'Connor / The Crypt's Blogs:
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Marc Ambinder:
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Murray Waas / ABCNEWS:
Questions Surround Govt Funded Abstinence Program
Discussion: TBogg and Crooks and Liars
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The Smear Page Smears the Smearmaster
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Army Shows Its Colors
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
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Kos Tries To Pass Off Obama's Birth Certification As Birth Certificate