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11:40 AM ET, June 12, 2008

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Alex Koppelman / Salon:
Fox News calls Michelle Obama “Obama's baby mama”  —  An alert reader wrote in just a little while ago to let us know about something he'd spotted on Fox News Wednesday afternoon.  During a segment discussing conservative attacks against Michelle Obama, the wife of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack …
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Michelle Malkin:
Durbin says: We're going to hell!  Update: The Obama “baby mama” drama  —  Breathe a bad word about Michelle Obama and you'll be cast into the fiery bowels of hell, says Reverend Dick Durbin.  —  Here's my hell-baiting Fox segment on Michelle earlier this afternoon.
Discussion: Hot Air
Oliver Willis:
Hey Fox News, Just Call Her A N***** And Be Done With It, Okay?  —  Fox News refers to Michelle Obama as Senator Obama's “Baby Mama”.  —  So here's the thing (because during this campaign I'm apparently learning that we black people have our own secret code and hand signals so this stuff …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Malkin Defends Fox  —  A woman who has complained bitterly - and understandably - about racial stereotypes defends Fox News' use of the term “Baby-Mama” to describe Michelle Obama.
Discussion: Hot Air and INSTAPUTZ
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court gives detainees habeas rights  —  In a stunning blow to the Bush Administration in its war-on-terrorism policies, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign nationals held at Guantanamo Bay have a right to pursue habeas challenges to their detention.
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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
High Court sides with Guantanamo detainees again  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.  —  In its third rebuke of the Bush administration's treatment …
Karen Tumulty / Time:
Exclusive: Obama's Anti-Rumor Plan  —  As long as there have been rumors in politics, there has been one widely accepted way for a candidate to deal with them.  Basically, it's not to.  Otherwise, according to prevailing wisdom, all a candidate achieves is to elevate the rumors to a legitimate story for the media to feast on.
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Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:   Obama site confronts rumors
Justin Rose / Times of London:
Robert Mugabe's militia burn opponent's wife alive  —  The men who pulled up in three white pickup trucks were looking for Patson Chipiro, head of the Zimbabwean opposition party in Mhondoro district.  His wife, Dadirai, told them he was in Harare but would be back later in the day, and the men departed.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Celia W. Dugger / New York Times:
American Aid Is Seized in Zimbabwe
Discussion: FP Passport
The Hill:
New Gang of 14 won't back McCain  —  Peterson wants answers on energy from McCain's campaign.  In a recent interview, Peterson noted McCain's stance on climate change, saying, “If global warming is our top energy priority, this country has no economic future.”
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Wall Street Journal:
$4 Gasbags  —  Anyone wondering why U.S. energy policy is so dysfunctional need only review Congress's recent antics.  Members have debated ideas ranging from suing OPEC to the Senate's carbon tax-and-regulation monstrosity, to a windfall profits tax on oil companies, to new punishments for …
Discussion: pandagon.net and Reason Magazine
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Debbie Schlussel:
EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:  Key Al-Qaeda Terrorist “Abu Salim's” Son is Barack Obama Fundraiser; Islamic Terrorist “Mr. Mom”  —  By Debbie Schlussel, Copyright 2008  —  **** Must Cite Debbie Schlussel and link to DebbieSchlussel.com; Not for Use by Aaron Klein, WorldNutDaily ****
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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Carl / Israel Matzav:   Al-Qaeda terrorist's son an Obama fundraiser
Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
The Unvetted Vetter  —  Say this for Sen. Barack Obama: He is a lot quicker in these post-Jeremiah Wright days to walk away from controversy caused him by others.  By the time he finished distancing himself from Jim Johnson, his former vice presidential vetter, Johnson must have felt like he was on Mars.
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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Iowa Presidential Election  —  Iowa: Obama Expands Lead in Hawkeye State  —  Barack Obama, enjoying a bounce in national polling since clinching the Democratic Presidential Nomination, is also expanding his lead in Iowa.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey …
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Election 2008: Washington Presidential Election
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THE RECOGNITIONS  —  Yesterday the White House announced six recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  The Medal of Freedom is our highest civil award.  Among the deserving recipients are General Peter Pace and Judge Laurence Silberman.  —  Unfortunately, also among the recipients …
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White House:
Statement by the Press Secretary
Discussion: The Corner and On Deadline
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.
ABCNEWS:
Dems Use Edgy Films to Rally Youth Voters  —  ‘Blue Balled’ Uses Red-Blue Imagery in Alcohol, Sex-Laden Video  —  A stunning 20-something woman hooks up with a seemingly innocent guy at a rowdy singles bar.  Hot foreplay starts on the cab ride home and progresses into the bedroom.
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
 
 
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Michael Scherer / Time:
The Outrage Game Bites Obama
Discussion: Hot Air and Swampland
The Campaign Spot:
Obama: On gas prices, ‘I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.’
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Leonard Doyle / The Independent:
No, Johnny, No: Chuck Berry joins chorus of musicians snubbing McCain's campaign
Discussion: Spin Cycle and Stumper
Lisa Wangsness / Boston Globe:
Va. governor could help fill gap for Obama
Discussion: TIME.com
Dion Nissenbaum / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Strike on Iran nuclear sites under discussion again
Discussion: Booman Tribune and RADAMISTO
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Michael Ware / CNN:
Papers give peek inside al Qaeda in Iraq
Jeff Coen / Chicago Tribune:
Prosecutors leaned on him, Rezko says
Discussion: TalkLeft
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
McCain, Obama Reaching Out to Female Voters
Wall Street Journal:
Obama and the ‘Rich’
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Unlike Others, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend in Speech
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Obama Leads, but Margin Is Less Than Some Expect
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