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7:05 PM ET, June 26, 2008

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Alexa Ainsworth / Political Radar:
Obama Camp Disavows Last Year's ‘Inartful’ Statement on D.C. Gun Law  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis and Alexa Ainsworth Report: With the Supreme Court poised to rule on Washington, D.C.'s, gun ban, the Obama campaign is disavowing what it calls an “inartful” statement to the Chicago Tribune last year …
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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
High court affirms gun rights in historic decision  —  WASHINGTON - Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost …
David Stout / New York Times:
Justices Rule for Individual Gun Rights  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared for the first time on Thursday that the Constitution protects an individual's right to have a gun, not just the right of the states to maintain militias.  —  Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Strikes Down 'Millionaire's Amendment'  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law meant to level the financial playing field when rich candidates pay for their own political campaigns.  —  The 5-to-4 decision, legal experts said, was significant for rejecting …
Colbert I. King / Washington Post:   The Thugs Win the Case
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
My Sense of the Bottom-Line from Heller (updated at 11:30)
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Impact of Gun Ruling Limited, Experts Say
Discussion: Spin Cycle
The New Republic:
In Support of Obama's Death Penalty Stand
Discussion: The American Scene
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
COLD DEAD HANDS....Since I'm time zone challenged, I've …
Discussion: Blog P.I., Slate and AMERICAblog News
GOP.com:
Obama's Supreme Mistake on Guns
Discussion: The Campaign Spot and Power Line
Betsy Rothstein / The Hill:
Obama: ‘I bit my tongue’ against Clinton  —  Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he bit his tongue “many times” during the fierce primary battle with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).  —  Two sources said that Obama's comments came after Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.), a Clinton backer …
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Lynn Sweet:   Reporters banned from Obama-Clinton meeting with Clinton backers on Thursday.
The Hill:
Housing bill, FISA delayed until after July recess  —  The Senate hit impasses over legislation aimed at helping struggling homeowners and a rewrite of spying laws, forcing Democratic leaders to push back consideration of those measures until next month.  —  Leaders had hoped to finish …
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Under debate plan, Obama loses height advantage  —  WASHINGTON — Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama would sit at a table at two of three presidential debates this fall, according to a formal proposal unveiled Thursday, which, perhaps unintentionally, would neutralize Obama's height advantage.
Ali / Think Progress:
Yoo Won't Answer Whether President Can Bury Detainees Alive  —  Today, the authors of the Bush administration's torture policies, David Addington and John Yoo, are testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.  Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) asked Yoo whether the president could bury a detainee alive …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Keith Olbermann: Then and now  —  (updated below)  —  On January 31 of this year, Keith Olbermann donned his most serious face and most indignant voice tone to rail against George Bush for supporting telecom immunity and revisions to FISA.  In a 10-minute “Special Comment,” …
Todd Venezia / New York Post:
NEWS BABE'S ‘IRAQI TRYST’  —  IN-BEDDED REPORTER ‘TOOK MY HUBBY’  —  Sexy CBS siren Lara Logan spent her days covering the heat of the Iraq war - but that was nothing compared to the heat of her nights.  —  The “60 Minutes” reporter and former swimsuit model apparently courted two beaus …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Wonkette
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
In Four Key Battleground States, Majorities Favor Staying In Iraq Until It's “Stable”  —  Not sure how to account for this one.  Take a look at these numbers on Iraq buried in the new Quinnipiac polls of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin...  As you can see, in every …
Discussion: American Spectator and Open Left
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Washington Post:
[Battleground Soundings in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin …
Discussion: The Fix and MyDD
Mike Dorning / The Swamp:
Obama receives AFL-CIO backing  —  Barack Obama today received the endorsement of the AFL-CIO, as expected, following a formal vote of top union leaders in the labor federation.  —  “I think that workers are angry and don't think they're getting a fair deal and are going to be very …
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
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Seth Michaels / AFL-CIO NOW BLOG:
AFL-CIO Endorses Obama, Launches ‘Meet Barack Obama’
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
The Obamacons Who Worry McCain  —  What is an “Obamacon?”  The phrase surfaced in January to describe British conservatives entranced by Barack Obama.  On March 13 the American Spectator broadened the term to cover all “conservative supporters” of the Democratic presidential candidate.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Overcoming Vitter  —  It appears as if he is the only Senator opposing the removal of the HIV travel and immigration ban.  The White House is on board, as are hefty bipartisan chunks of the Senate.  Here's how you can still help: email your senator asking him or her to support the removal of the HIV travel ban.
Fueling Station:
Arnold puts down Crist and McCain over offshore drilling  —  California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made a guest appearance today at the Florida Climate Change Summit in Miami hosted by Governor Charlie Crist.  —  Arnold had lots of praise for Crist's leadership in Florida on tackling climate change.
Discussion: MoJoBlog
Abdon M. Pallasch / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama says he avoided city, state corruption  —  Clout and corruption scandals that have plagued Chicago and Illinois politics in recent years have not laid a glove on Barack Obama, he told reporters here Wednesday.  —  “You will recall that for my entire political career here …
Discussion: Redstate and NewsBusters.org
 
 
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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Marc Ambinder:
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Jeff Mapes / Oregonian:
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Megan McArdle:
Heller affirmed!  —  A well regulated Militia, being necessary …
Discussion: Political Insider
Bjorn Lomborg / Washington Post:
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Martin Roberts / Reuters:
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Gateway Pundit:
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