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9:45 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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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.
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.
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 …
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’?
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
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.
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
A Way Forward After Last Week's Supreme Court Ruling on Enemy Combatants  —  While lots more gnashing of teeth is called for, I think it's extremely important that we push ahead with concrete, practical steps to prevent what could be disastrous fallout from the Supreme Court's catastrophic …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
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CBS News:
McCain Takes Gitmo Ruling Personally
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Informed Comment
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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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Face The Nation: Jindal Thinks Intelligent Design Should Be Taught With Evolution
Tom Lasseter / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
U.S. abuse of detainees was routine at Afghanistan bases  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — American soldiers herded the detainees into holding pens of razor-sharp concertina wire, the kind that's used to corral livestock.  —  The guards kicked, kneed and punched many of the men until they collapsed in pain.
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Caucus and Booman Tribune
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.
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.
 
 
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Obama to stop in Flint today
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Ben Adler / The Politico:
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New York Post:
COUNTRYWIDE'S PALS . . .  When it comes to charging abuse …
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Carl Hulse / The Caucus:
Obama's Down-Ballot Effect
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Rasmussen Reports:
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New York Post:
BIDEN RISING IN VEEPSTAKES
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Hindrocket / Power Line:
HOLDER NEXT?  —  The news this morning is full of speculation …
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
A Book Club Courts Liberals
Alan S. Blinder / New York Times:
Two Bubbles, Two Paths