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9:20 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: Guardian and Joomla! powered Site
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 …
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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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Obama Sharply Assails Absent Black Fathers
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
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Karl / protein wisdom:
A controversial suggestion for NBC's Meet the Press  —  The mourning over the untimely death of Tim Russert — host of Meet the Press and Washington bureau chief of NBC News — may continue, but the Politico, the L.A. Times and BloggingStocks are just a few of the media outlets covering …
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Gary Levin / USA Today:
Pressing on without Tim Russert: What next for ‘Meet the Press’?
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.
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.
Discussion: Think Progress
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.
New York Post:
COUNTRYWIDE'S PALS . . .  When it comes to charging abuse in markets like the mortgage business, American politicians, right up the ladder, should zip their lips.  They're not ones to talk.  —  That's becoming ever more painfully clear with reports like the one Thursday …
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Carl Hulse / The Caucus:
Obama's Down-Ballot Effect  —  With all the talk and worry about the potential “Obama effect” on races down the ticket, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee believes it has identified a very positive one - Senator Barack Obama runs strongly with independent voters.
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”
Pew Internet:
The Internet and the 2008 Election  —  A record-breaking 46% of Americans have used the internet, email or cell phone text messaging to get news about the campaign, share their views and mobilize others.  And Barack Obama's backers have an edge in the online political environment.
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.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Gallup
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David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Historians see little chance for McCain
Phillip Carter / Intel Dump:
McCain's War  —  Sunday's New York Times carries a fascinating …
Richard S. Dunham / Houston Chronicle:
Texan's '90 joke about rape now PR issue for McCain
Discussion: Think Progress
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Gingrich: Jindal is best choice for vice president
Rasmussen Reports:
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Discussion: NO QUARTER
New York Post:
BIDEN RISING IN VEEPSTAKES
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Hindrocket / Power Line:
HOLDER NEXT?  —  The news this morning is full of speculation …
New York Times:
Officials Fear Bomb Design Went to Others
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Motoko Rich / New York Times:
A Book Club Courts Liberals
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Face The Nation: Jindal Thinks Intelligent Design Should Be Taught With Evolution
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
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
Tom Lasseter / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
America's prison for terrorists often held the wrong men
Discussion: Firedoglake