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6:05 PM ET, June 16, 2008

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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 …
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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.
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.
Jonathan Allen / CQ Politics:
Fired Clinton Campaign Manager Named to Run Obama's VP Campaign
Discussion: Marc Ambinder and Taylor Marsh
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 …
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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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.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
AP, hole, dig
Discussion: Buck Naked Politics
Cernig / Newshoggers.com:
AP Gets Worried
Discussion: Firedoglake
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 …
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
Maria Gavrilovic / CBS News:
Obama Promises to Visit Iraq and Afghanistan Before Election  —  From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:  —  (FLINT, Mich.) Barack Obama told Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari on the telephone this morning that he would end the U.S. occupation in Iraq and promised to visit the country before the general election in November.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Commentary
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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Plans Trip Pre-Election Day Visit to Iraq and Afghanistan
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.
People's Daily Online:
Obama Phenomenon in U.S.  —  The skin color of Senator Barack Obama poses the greatest focus of attention in the ongoing U.S. presidential election campaign this year.  This Democratic nominee with half of the blood from the African stock in his veins has been commended as the “star of change” …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and NewsBusters.org
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.
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
Kate Sheppard / Gristmill:
Depends on the definition of the word ‘mandatory’  —  Also from John McCain's press conference this morning, the senator from Arizona once again makes it clear that he doesn't really understand cap-and-trade: … Which is, of course, completely out of line with his own proposal for a cap-and-trade scheme …
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
 
 
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
UNIONS AND PRODUCTIVITY.  —  It's an article of faith …
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
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
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Americans Predict Obama Will Be Next U.S. President
James Kirchick / Los Angeles Times:
Bush never lied to us about Iraq
Tom Lasseter / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
U.S. abuse of detainees was routine at Afghanistan bases
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Bush backer pens pro-Obama book
Discussion: The New Republic