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8:15 PM ET, June 16, 2008

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Anne E. Kornblut / The Trail:
Clinton Insiders Take Umbrage at Solis Doyle Move  —  FLINT, Mich. — The nomination fight is over, but the warring between the Obama and Clinton campaigns lives on.  —  The Obama team announced today that it had picked former Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle to serve on its general election staff.
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Adam Nagourney / The Caucus:
Former Clinton Campaign Manager Joins Obama Team  —  The Obama campaign is about to make its first big hire out of the campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Patti Solis Doyle, who was Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager until she was ousted in a staff shake up in February …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
PATTI SOLIS DOYLE, TAKE 2....It turns out that Barack Obama's hiring of Patti Solis Doyle is even more interesting than I thought at first.  Perhaps because I deliberately pulled back from campaign coverage during the final couple of months after Texas and Ohio, I didn't realize that Solis Doyle …
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Vice-President: Clinton Sinking, Nunn Rising?  —  Following the news that former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle has been hired by the Obama campaign as Chief of Staff for the Vice-Presidential nominee, there has been quite a bit of speculation about the ramifications of this hiring.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com and Boston Globe
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Solis Doyle to Obamaland  —  As I first reported a couple of weeks ago, former Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle is going to work for Obama.  —  She'll be “chief of staff to the vice presidential candidate - whoever he (or she) will be, campaign officials said,” Nagourney reports.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Doing her part  —  Clinton gamely puts out a statement …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Matthew Yglesias:
New Jobs  —  Obama campaign announces a bunch of new senior hires …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Al Gore / Al's Journal:
My endorsement  —  A few hours from now I will step on stage in Detroit, Michigan to announce my support for Senator Barack Obama.  From now through Election Day, I intend to do whatever I can to make sure he is elected President of the United States.  —  Over the next four years …
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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Gore to Appear With Obama  —  FLINT, Mich. - Former Vice President Al Gore will appear in Detroit tonight for his debut campaign appearance with Senator Barack Obama, extending an endorsement and urging all Democrats to rally behind the party's fall ticket.  —  “A few hours from now I will step …
CNN:
Second President Bush floats prospect of a third  —  (CNN) - For only the second time in nearly three decades, there won't be a Bush on the presidential ballot this November.  But that absence may not be a permanent one, the current White House occupants hinted Sunday.
Discussion: Wonkette
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Plans Trip Pre-Election Day Visit to Iraq and Afghanistan  —  FLINT, Mich. - Senator Barack Obama said today he intends to visit Iraq and Afghanistan before the November election.  —  Mr. Obama, who spoke to the Iraqi foreign minister by telephone this morning, said he was “encouraged” by the reductions in violence in Iraq.
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Maria Gavrilovic / CBS News:
Obama Promises to Visit Iraq and Afghanistan Before Election
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Commentary
Robert D. Kaplan / The Current:   What Obama Can Learn from Gates
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
The Fall and Rise of Hillary Clinton  —  What she won by losing.  —  The victor and the vanquished are standing in a cluttered hallway backstage at the Washington Convention Center, conducting a conversation short and sweet—for one of them, at least.  It's just around noon on June 4 …
Little Green Footballs:
Boycotting the Associated Press  —  Lots of fallout today from the Associated Press's self-defeating decision to threaten legal action against web sites that link to and quote their articles.  Techcrunch says they're banning the AP: Here's Our New Policy On A.P. stories: They're Banned.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Here's Our New Policy On A.P. stories: They're Banned
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Fiscal Poison Pill  —  A poison pill, in corporate jargon, is a financial arrangement designed to protect current management by crippling the company if someone else takes over.  —  As I read the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center's analysis of the presidential candidates' tax proposals …
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David Corn / MoJoBlog:
Obama's New Chief of Staff: A Fan of the Bush Tax Cuts?
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
Don't call me nigger, Whitey  —  Or, how Sly and the Family Stone have prefigured the tortured logic of mainstream “liberal” American academic/media elite discourse on race.  From the Chicago Tribune: … Beyond the irony of being lectured on what people should or should not take offense …
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Chicago Tribune:
‘Whitey’ fails to wound
Discussion: neo-neocon
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Man Who Helped Create ‘Daisy Ad’ Dies  —  Tony Schwartz, a self-taught, sought-after and highly reclusive media consultant who helped create what is generally considered to be the most famous political ad to appear on television, died Saturday at his home in Manhattan.  He was 84.
Discussion: Slog
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Associated Press:
Tony Schwartz, who helped create ‘Daisy Ad,’ dies
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Hitting McCain on “a Google”  —  Ben Smith notes that Barack Obama is to mention Google three separate times in his Michigan speech today.  —  That's surely no accident.  —  Last week, discussing how easy it is to find information on people these days, McCain said, “You know, basically it's a Google.”
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
As Obama Aide, Reporter Dons Flack Jacket  —  ST. LOUIS — As Barack Obama started fielding questions at a hospital here last week, Linda Douglass stood off to the left, scribbling in a reporter's notebook, as she has in every presidential campaign since 1980.
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
What's Next for MTP?  —  With the poignant farewell to Russert on yesterday's Meet the Press, the conversation is now turning to replacements.  —  Let me just say, that I didn't agree with Tim Russert's approach to his show in every respect.  I thought his obsession with the green-eyeshade stuff could be tedious.
BBC:
Blogger arrests hit record high  —  More bloggers than ever face arrest for exposing human rights abuses or criticising governments, says a report.  —  Since 2003, 64 people have been arrested for publishing their views on a blog, says the University of Washington annual report.
Terry Frieden / CNN:
White House office wins ruling on e-mail records  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The White House Office of Administration is not required to turn over records about a trove of possibly missing e-mails, a federal judge ruled Monday.  —  The ruling by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly found …
Discussion: Fact-esque and michellemalkin.com
 
 
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Robert H. Reid / Associated Press:
Iraqi violence down; war's root causes unresolved
Mary Anastasia O'Grady / Wall Street Journal:
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Amanda / Think Progress:
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McCain on offshore drilling: For it before he was against it …
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Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
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William Kristol / New York Times:
Big Tim  —  Before he was a journalist, Tim Russert, who died suddenly Friday, was a pol.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
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