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10:30 PM ET, June 26, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
Colbert I. King / Washington Post:
The Thugs Win the Case  —  There's one group of District residents absolutely unfazed by today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling shooting down the District's strict handgun ban: the dudes who have been blowing away their fellow citizens with abandon since the law was put on the books 32 years ago.
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 …
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 …
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
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
MCCAIN: GUN RULING, A ‘LANDMARK VICTORY’
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
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 …
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Daniel W. Reilly / The Crypt's Blogs:
Senate delays FISA vote until after recess
Discussion: The Swamp
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 …
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.
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
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Released Guantanamo detainee behind March suicide truck bombing at Combat Outpost Inman in Mosul  —  Video clip from Al Furqan's latest tape, “The Islamic State is Meant to Stay.”  The video shows the attack on Combat Outpost Inman and images from The Long War Journal of the aftermath of the attack.
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Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Iraq Bombings Kill at Least 30; Three Marines Dead
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Glittering Eye
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
The Anti-Defamation League and Joe Klein  —  Fulfilling its historic role as a nonpartisan watchdog against anti-Semitism, the Anti-Defamation League has acted quickly in the case of Joe Klein and his jaw-dropping use, on the Time Magazine blog Swampland, of the anti-Semitic argument of …
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Plouffe's ‘persuasion army’ ... Obama increases Clinton aid, tells Wenner three big goals ... War-powers commission  —  BREAKING NEWS from AP: “President Bush said Thursday he will lift key trade sanctions against North Korea and remove it from the U.S. terrorism blacklist …
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: TOO MUCH HYPE  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro
Discussion: Marc Ambinder and The Other McCain
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
SO SAD  —  It's sad to see articulate and intelligent, if terribly misguided, writers still trying to justify their Iraq catastrophe by claiming its no different from World War II and our decades' long stationing of troops in Germany and Japan.  —  Today we have the instance of Max Boot ...
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Nate / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Which Candidate has a Base Problem?  —  That title is not meant to be read rhetorically or sarcastically.  But the correct answer is “both of them”.  The thing, however, is that they are somewhat opposite problems.  —  The below is data compiled from Rasmussen Reports …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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,” …
Ali / Think Progress:
Addington: Vice President Isn't Part Of Executive Branch, ‘Attached’ To Legislative  —  In a protracted battle with the National Archives last year, Vice President Dick Cheney sought to avoid submitting records to the archives by claiming that the office of the vice president is not part of the executive branch.
 
 
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
IF NOT MITT, THEN JINDAL  —  I noted before our strong affinity …
Discussion: Althouse
Michelle Malkin:
An Internet first: From the Frontlines airs today! …
Mary Hudetz / Associated Press:
Kansas Gov. Sebelius says VP talk flattering
Discussion: MSNBC
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Obama using ‘white guilt,’ Nader says
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
It's All About Obama  —  Many candidates have measured the Oval Office drapes prematurely.
David Hardy / Of Arms and the Law:
Stevens' dissent—egad!  —  Comment on to previous post points …
Aamer Madhani / The Swamp:
Will Pentagon re-bid tanker deal?
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
MCCAIN TRIES TO ASSURE CONSERVATIVES
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Satyam / Think Progress:
Addington won't talk about torture because ‘al Qaeda may watch C-SPAN.’
Discussion: Hot Air, TPMMuckraker and Redstate
Mike Baker / Associated Press:
Feds raid Blackwater's armory in firearms probe
Megan McArdle:
Guns are a feminist issue
Larry Kudlow / National Review:
Kudlow: Wheres Bernankes Inner Volcker?
Discussion: Angry Bear
Fueling Station:
Arnold puts down Crist and McCain over offshore drilling
Discussion: MoJoBlog
Theda Skocpol / TPMCafe:
Can the Obama Campaign Shape the Agenda?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Overcoming Vitter  —  It appears as if he is the only Senator opposing …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
In Four Key Battleground States, Majorities Favor Staying …