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8:30 AM ET, June 16, 2008

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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
The Associated Press to Set Guidelines for Using Its Articles in Blogs  —  The Associated Press, one of the nation's largest news organizations, said that it will, for the first time, attempt to define clear standards as to how much of its articles and broadcasts bloggers and Web sites …
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Cernig / Newshoggers.com:
AP Gets Worried  —  News of the Associated Press' bully-boy tactics against bloggers on Friday and the pushback Saturday and Sunday which has led a bipartisan boycott of AP to spread widely across the internet has hit the mainstream media after the weekend of bipartisan blogger buzz.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Here's Our New Policy On A.P. stories: They're Banned  —  The stories over the weekend were bad enough - the Associated Press, with a long history of suing over quotations from their articles, went after Drudge Retort for having the audacity to link to their stories along with short quotations via reader submissions.
Discussion: Joomla! powered Site
Christopher Hass / Barack Obama:
Barack Obama: Father's Day Speech  —  Barack celebrated Father's Day today by speaking at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago.  He began by quoting the Sermon on the Mount, in which Jesus closes by saying, “Whoever hears these words of mine, and does them, shall be likened to a wise man who built his house upon a rock.”
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama talks tough on ‘AWOL’ fathers
Discussion: The Daily Dish and marbury
Associated Press:   Obama calls absent black fathers to task
John Hendren / ABCNEWS:
Michelle Obama in for ‘Very Ugly Stuff’  —  She's the New Woman Conservatives Love to Hate  —  Like Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton before her, Michelle Obama is becoming the would-be first lady conservatives love to hate.  —  The conservative National Review recently showed …
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Michelle Malkin:
Fight Their Smears: ABC News, Bob Beckel, Time, AP, Guardian …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Ed Driscoll.com
New York Times:
A Delegator, Obama Picks When to Take Reins  —  WASHINGTON — In the months leading up to Senator Barack Obama's big loss in the Pennsylvania primary, he was a detached manager: around, but not meddling.  Rarely on early-morning conference calls with his senior advisers …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Taking A Breather  —  A lot of people are understandably taking this caesura in the campaign to reserve judgment on either nominee.  This makes sense to me.  We're exhausted from the Clinton-Obama melodrama and the dynmaics of a McCain-Obama contest are not yet clear.
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Evan Perez / Wall Street Journal:
Investigation Advances For U.S. Attorneys Scandal  —  WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers have filed a grand-jury referral stemming from the 2006 U.S. attorneys scandal, according to people familiar with the probe, a move indicating that the yearlong investigation may be entering a new phase.
CBS News:
McCain Takes Gitmo Ruling Personally  —  Why Does GOP Candidate Scorn Supreme Court's Affirmation Of Right Of Habeus Corpus?  —  (CBS) John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, told a crowd of supporters in New Jersey Friday that the Supreme Court's latest Guantanamo Bay ruling is …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Informed Comment
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Face The Nation: Gingrich Thinks SCOTUS Gitmo Decision “Could Cost Us A City”
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Face The Nation: Jindal Thinks Intelligent Design Should Be Taught With Evolution  —  I try very hard to be tolerant of others' beliefs.  I don't pretend to have all the answers and I certainly don't want to begrudge others answers that work for them.  However, I draw the line …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Arkansas Presidential Election  —  Arkansas: Clinton Supporters Help Pull Obama Within Single Digits  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Arkansas shows John McCain leading Barack Obama 48% to 39%.  That's a stunning improvement for Obama who trailed by twenty-four points a month ago.
Discussion: NO QUARTER
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
GOV BLASTS ‘NASTY’ MIKE  —  SHOCKING BROADSIDES BY MILD-MANNERED DAVE  —  Mayor Bloomberg is a nasty, untrustworthy, tan trum-prone liar who “has little use” for average New Yorkers - like the 1,500 workers who would have lost their jobs had OTB closed, a furious Gov. Paterson has said privately.
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Women voters lining up behind Obama  —  McCain hopes to lure Clinton loyalists.  But polls show they are staying Democratic.  —  Marilyn Authenreith, a mother of two in North Carolina, felt strongly about supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary.
Discussion: TIME.com and Washington Monthly
Richard S. Dunham / Houston Chronicle:
Texan's '90 joke about rape now PR issue for McCain  —  GOP candidate postpones event in Midland after questions emerge  —  WASHINGTON — An 18-year-old joke about rape told by 1990 Texas gubernatorial contender Clayton Williams has erupted as an issue in the 2008 presidential campaign …
Discussion: Think Progress
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Motoko Rich / New York Times:
A Book Club Courts Liberals  —  The progressive movement has prided itself on its ability to get its messages out by harnessing the Internet, through organizations like MoveOn.org and blogs like Daily Kos or The Huffington Post.  —  But now a liberal-minded group is returning to an old-fashioned model: a book club.
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Gingrich: Jindal is best choice for vice president  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Sunday that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal “would be far and away the best candidate” to appear on the Republican presidential ticket with Sen. John McCain (Ariz.).
 
 
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Carl Hulse / The Caucus:
Obama's Down-Ballot Effect
New York Post:
BIDEN RISING IN VEEPSTAKES
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Hindrocket / Power Line:
HOLDER NEXT?  —  The news this morning is full of speculation …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain mingles with Clinton supporters
New York Times:
Officials Fear Bomb Design Went to Others
Alan S. Blinder / New York Times:
Two Bubbles, Two Paths
Molly Ball / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
NEW R-J NEVADA POLL: McCain 44%, Obama 42%
Discussion: The New Republic
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Obama calls out black community
Discussion: Post Politics and Redstate
Peter J. Boyer / New Yorker:
ONE ANGRY MAN  —  Is Keith Olbermann changing TV news?
Paul West / Baltimore Sun:
McCain has diluted his rare reputation
Washington Post:
Mark Warner Rejects VP Talk, Wants Senate Seat
Tom Lasseter / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
America's prison for terrorists often held the wrong men
Discussion: Firedoglake
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Of Floods And Politics  —  Very deft p.r. from the Obama camp.