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9:20 PM ET, June 27, 2008

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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Clinton and Obama Set New Tone  —  UNITY, N.H. — Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton set off on their maiden political voyage on Friday, trading their rivalry from the presidential primary battle for a newfound display of harmony intended to set a fresh tone …
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Howard Fineman / MSNBC:
Big donors aren't in Unity  —  Insiders tell Fineman that there's tension between Clinton, Obama funders  —  Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton board a plane in Washington, D.C. on Friday.  —  UNITY, N.H. - I know this is supposed to be a marriage, but behind the scenes, it feels more like a divorce.
Discussion: The Other McCain and Centerfield
James A. Carlson / Associated Press:
Delegate who said she'd vote for McCain in fight
Discussion: Political Machine and JSOnline
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:   TERRY MCAULIFFE: “I LOVE BARACK OBAMA!”
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
You'll have bad times. And he'll have good times.
Discussion: Dohiyi Mir
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:   BILL AND HILLARY MAX OUT FOR OBAMA
Redstate:
Damn us all and our party if we let this go  —  CONGRESSMAN DELAHUNT CAN BE REACHED AT 202-225-3111 AND BY FAX AT 202-225-5658  —  By The Directors Posted in Bill Delahunt |  It is no secret that public discourse in this country has become very shrill.  Blogs on the left regularly feature vulgar diatribes against the right.
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
When Anonymity Fails, Be Nasty, Brutish and Short  —  Throughout the Bush presidency, he toiled in secrecy deep within the White House, a mysterious and feared presence who never stepped into the sunlight of public disclosure.  —  Until yesterday.  —  There he sat, hunched and scowling …
Ed Henry / CNN:   Democrat's al Qaeda comment sparks GOP ire
Mark Kleiman / The RBC:
An individual right to keep and bear arms: Ho, hum.  —  Now that the Supreme Court has struck down the DC gun ban, how much should we expect the Washington homicide rate to go up as a result?  —  Zero.  —  There's simply no evidence that keeping guns out of the hands of those currently eligible …
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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / New York Post:
WINNERS' TEST  —  THE SUPREMES' GUN RULING  —  'YOU Won!  Now What?" is a popular book for political candidates - but also pretty much the dilemma facing gun-rights activists in the wake of the Supreme Court's opinion yesterday striking down the District of Columbia's gun ban.
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Marc Ambinder:
The Daily Bric-A-Brac  —  The Federal Marriage Amendment …
Discussion: MyDD and Newshoggers.com
Ezra Levant:
The Canadian Human Rights Commission blinks  —  See update below.  —  The Canadian Human Rights Commission, like any petty tyranny, has a strong instinct for survival.  As I predicted last week on the Michael Coren Show, that instinct would cause them to drop the complaint against Mark Steyn and Maclean's.
Discussion: BitsBlog and Jay Currie
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Mark Hemingway / The Corner:   FANTASTIC NEWS!  —  The national Canadian Human Rights Commission …
Jamie Komarnicki / Globe and Mail:
Rights panel rejects action against Maclean's
Discussion: Hot Air, Betsy's Page and Ezra Levant
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
This Recession, It's Just Beginning  —  So much for that second-half rebound.  —  Truth be told, that was always more of a wish than a serious forecast, happy talk from the Fed and Wall Street desperate to get things back to normal.  —  It ain't gonna happen.  Not this summer.  Not this fall.
Kris Kitto / The Hill:
Who's that man?:  Obama asked for ID at gym  —  Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) may have one of the best-known faces in the world, but that doesn't mean he is recognized everywhere, even in Washington.  —  Washington Sports Club employee Takehia Wheeler was manning the front desk …
Discussion: TIME.com
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Sam's Club Agenda  —  Among the many dark tidings for American conservatism, there is one genuine bright spot.  Over the past five years, a group of young and unpredictable rightward-leaning writers has emerged on the scene.  —  These writers came of age as official conservatism slipped into decrepitude.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
The odd couple  —  Obama's advance staff is very good at the visuals, and the Unity event is flawless on TV.  —  Even better: It's dominating the news cycle without making any news.  —  And that's one of the key things Hillary (and Bill) bring to Obama: Whenever he wants to deliver …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama, McCain Still Tied at 44%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — For the third straight day, Gallup Poll Daily tracking shows Barack Obama and John McCain tied in national registered voter preferences for the fall election, each now with 44% of the vote.  —  Today's report is based …
Discussion: The Jed Report
Binyamin Appelbaum / Boston Globe:
Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy  —  The candidate endorsed subsidies for private entrepreneurs to build low-income units.  But, while he garnered support from developers, many projects in his former district have fallen into disrepair.  —  CHICAGO - The squat brick buildings …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Keith Olbermann's reply and Obama's secret plan to protect the rule of law  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  Keith Olbermann went to Daily Kos to respond to what I wrote yesterday regarding his and Jonathan Alter's statements on Obama's support for the FISA bill.
Hotline On Call:
Can Emily's List Get Its Mojo Back?  —  I co-wrote today's National Journal cover story about Emily's List, the Democratic women's political action committee, with my colleague (and pal) Bara Vaida.  We examine Emily's List's efforts to rebound from major losses in 2006 and Hillary Clinton's failed White House bid.
Discussion: MSNBC
 
 
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‘Merc News’ Designer Who Illustrated Layoffs Now Joins Them
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John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Conyers issues subpoena to DOJ for Bush-Cheney interviews on Plame leak
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Ellen Wulfhorst / Tales from the Trail:
Michelle Obama speaks to gay Democrats
Telegraph:
Barclays warns of a financial storm as Federal Reserve's credibility crumbles
Los Angeles Times:
McCain seeks to reassure conservatives in Ohio
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Democrat mayor says healthy food is “the new patriotism”.
 Earlier Items: 
Kathy Kiely / USA Today:
Hispanic vote ‘up for grabs,’ could swing election outcome
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
No, McCain Isn't ‘Doomed’  —  Some pundits claim John McCain …
John Santucci / Political Punch:
McCain Gambles with Awkward Joke
Ali / Think Progress:
Trying To Appease John Bolton, Hannity Flip-Flops On North Korea Deal In 30 Seconds
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The Ever-Malleable Mr. Obama  —  “To be clear: Barack will support …