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9:50 AM ET, June 24, 2008


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Michael Calderone / The Politico:
A new Imus controversy?  —  On “Imus in the Morning” Monday, the controversial radio host Don Imus — who was fired last year for making racist and sexist remarks about the Rutgers University women's basketball team — made a racially freighted comment about another African-American athlete.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Bush Paradox  —  Let's go back and consider how the world looked in the winter of 2006-2007.  Iraq was in free fall, with horrific massacres and ethnic cleansing that sent a steady stream of bad news across the world media.  The American public delivered a stunning electoral judgment …
Eric Gorski / Associated Press:
Dobson accuses Obama of ‘distorting’ Bible  —  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — As Barack Obama broadens his outreach to evangelical voters, one of the movement's biggest names, James Dobson, accuses the likely Democratic presidential nominee of distorting the Bible and pushing a “fruitcake interpretation” of the Constitution.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Map of the political blogosphere 2008
Discussion: Flopping Aces and The Jawa Report
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Terror Strike Would Help McCain, Top Adviser Says  —  A top adviser to Sen. John McCain said that a terrorist attack in the United States would be a political benefit to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a comment that was immediately disputed by the candidate and denounced by his Democratic rival.
Bonnie Erbe / US News:
Barack Obama, Serial Flip-Flopper  —  Both presidential candidates spent the weekend trying to explain away recent policy reversals.  The predominant question for voters this November may well become: Whose list of flip-flops is longer and more egregious?  —  From
Discussion: American Power and CNN
Del Quentin Wilber / Washington Post:
Judge Urged to Order Associates Of President to Honor Subpoena  —  House Panel Seeks Information About Prosecutors' Firings  —  Lawyers for Congress tried yesterday to persuade a federal judge to take the unprecedented step of ordering top White House aides to comply with a House committee's subpoena …
Nina Easton / Fortune:
What Obama means for business  —  He slammed big companies and free trade in the primaries, but Barack Obama insists he just wants to show corporate America some tough love.  We go behind the scenes to see how he plans to make the U.S. a land of opportunity once again.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
What's Obscene?  Google Could Have an Answer  —  Judges and jurors who must decide whether sexually explicit material is obscene are asked to use a local yardstick: does the material violate community standards?  —  That is often a tricky question because there is no simple, concrete way to gauge a community's tastes and values.
Dr. James Hansen / The Huffington Post:
Twenty Years Later: Tipping Points Near on Global Warming  —  Today I testified to Congress about global warming, 20 years after my June 23, 1988 testimony, which alerted the public that global warming was underway.  There are striking similarities between then and now, but one big difference.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Rove Says Obama Is Like “Arrogant” Martini Drinking Country Club Member  —  Comments by former White House political maven Karl Rove about presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama to some Republican insiders underscore what's to come in campaign 2008 …
Los Angeles Times:
McCain gambling on offshore drilling  —  He thinks the nation's high gas prices will trump concerns about protecting the environment, especially in key Midwest states.  —  SANTA BARBARA — For decades it has been a bipartisan political staple — the jaunt to the beaches of Santa Barbara …
Ted Johnson / Wilshire & Washington:
Obama's Hollywood Night  —  Sugar Ray Leonard and Jennifer Beals are the latest boldfaced names expected on Tuesday afternoon for Barack Obama's fund-raiser at the Los Angeles Music Center.  —  Also on the guest list are Dennis Quaid, Heidi Klum, Sidney Poitier, Cedric the Entertainer …
Discussion: and Political Punch
Washington Post:
Appeals Court Invalidates Detainee's ‘Enemy’ Status  —  Challenge Is First of Its Kind to Succeed  —  A federal appeals court in Washington has invalidated the Bush administration's finding that a detainee held for more than six years in the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba is an …
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Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
re: Feith  —  A warm welcome to Doug Feith who dropped by “The Corner” earlier.
Discussion: First Draft
Washington Post:
Clinton to Join Obama As He Courts Female Vote
Eli Lake / New York Sun:
Iran's ‘Nightmare Scenarios’ Are Mulled in Washington
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. mayor solid on gay marriage
Agence France Presse:
US military to hand back Sunni bastion of Anbar to Iraq
New York Times:
Security Council Urges Zimbabwe to Halt Violence
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Joe Galloway / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
U.S.-allied Iraqi politician kills 2 U.S. troops, wounds 4
Discussion: Informed Comment
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Internal documents:Capitol ill-prepared for bomb attack
 Earlier Items: 
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Palin sends letter to Harry Reid: Start drilling in ANWR
Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
Legislators Raise Pay, and a Governor Pays the Price
Discussion: and
Oregon City woman details abortion, relationship with Mike Erickson
Extreme Mortman:
Top Ten Funniest Political Quotes So Far In 2008
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Why the McCain Campaign Needs Bill Kristol (or Someone Like Him)
Andrea Elliott / New York Times:
Muslim Voters Detect a Snub From Obama
Obama's presidential seal gone after one use