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2:23 AM ET, June 21, 2008

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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Why Obama's Support For FISA Cave-In Is Such A Downer  —  Here's what's so dispiriting about it.  One of the riveting things about Barack Obama's candidacy is that since the outset of the campaign he's seemed absolutely dead serious about changing the way foreign policy is discussed and argued about in this country.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Backing FISA “Compromise”  —  Obama's statement on the FISA “compromise” is in, and suffice it to say that it won't make opponents of the Dem cave-in very happy.  He's supporting it.  —  Here's the key part: … Full statement after the jump.  —  Late Update: My take on his decision is here.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
What Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Fred Hiatt mean by “bipartisanship”
Balkinization:
Why Obama Kinda Likes the FISA Bill (But He Won't Come Out and Say It)
Discussion: Discourse.net
Paul Kane / The Trail:
Obama Supports FISA Legislation, Angering Left
Discussion: Blue Girl, Red State
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Where is Obama on the FISA fight? Obama responds! UPDATED 1,2, &3
Discussion: Emptywheel, Daily Kos and Hot Air
John M. Broder / The Caucus:
The Great Seal of Obamaland?  —  At a discussion with a dozen Democratic governors in Chicago on Friday morning, each of the governors was identified with a small name plate but Senator Barack Obama sat behind a low rostrum to which was attached an official-looking seal no one had seen before.
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Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
When the Obama logo and presidential seal collide  —  CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama sat down in Chicago Friday morning to discuss the economy with visiting Democratic governors, but all eyes were on the Illinois senator's podium bearing …
Discussion: Pat Dollard, Hot Air and liza's blog
John McCormack / Weekly Standard Blog:
Is Obama's Great Seal Illegal?  —  Did Obama break the law? … Bummer.  The Great Seal of Barack would have made for a, like, totally fierce and rad lapel pin.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Confidence in Congress: Lowest Ever for Any U.S. Institution  —  Just 12% of Americans express confidence in Congress  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup's annual update on confidence in institutions finds just 12% of Americans expressing confidence in Congress, the lowest of the 16 institutions tested this year …
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 46%, McCain 44%
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Exclusive: MoveOn To Close Its 527 In Response To Obama's Candidacy  —  MoveOn, the advocacy group supporting Barack Obama, has decided to permanently shutter its 527 operation, partly in response to the Illinois Senator's insistence that such groups should not spend on his behalf during the general election …
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Lawrence B. Lindsey / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Turns FDR Upside Down  —  Sen. Barack Obama has a bad idea for “extending the life of Social Security.”  He has proposed applying the Social Security tax to incomes above $250,000, in addition to the current tax on incomes up to $102,000.  It's unfair, he explained …
Jay Mandle / Washington Post:
The Small-Donor Fallacy  —  Not long ago, Sen. Barack Obama criticized special-interest lobbies that “use their money and influence to stop us from reforming health care or investing in renewable energy for yet another four years.”  He has said that his army of small donors constitutes …
Alan Boyle / MSNBC:
REPORT RULES OUT SUBATOMIC DOOMSDAY  —  Europe's CERN particle-physics lab has issued its long-awaited report on safety issues surrounding the Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest and most expensive atom-smasher.  Some have feared that when the collider reaches full power, sometime next year …
Michael Barbaro / City Room:
Bloomberg Criticizes ‘Whisper Campaign’ Around Obama  —  BOCA RATON, Fla. — Injecting himself directly into the presidential campaign and speaking before one of its most crucial constituencies, Jewish voters, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Friday morning forcefully rejected what he called a …
Human Events:
Thompson to Vet Judges for McCain  —  In a McCain administration, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson would play a dominant role in selecting Supreme Court nominees and other judicial appointments, sources close to the McCain campaign and to Thompson tell us.  —  And why is Fred suddenly everywhere?
Discussion: Hot Air and Flopping Aces
The Hill:
Cheney gets last laugh  —  Vice President Dick Cheney has won his battle to withhold records from the public despite efforts by Congress and other critics who say they should be open to scrutiny.  —  The Democrats are conceding defeat.  The party's top investigator in the House …
Discussion: The New Republic
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