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11:35 AM ET, June 28, 2008

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Thomas B. Edsall / The Huffington Post:
It's My Party, I'll Cry If I Want To  —  “What does Bill Clinton want?”  —  Barack Obama quickly determined what Hillary Clinton wants in the aftermath of defeat: a major role in the general election campaign, a star turn at the convention, help with her debt, and Obama's support for elected officials who backed her.
Discussion: Swampland, Political Insider and MSNBC
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Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
You'll have bad times.  And he'll have good times.  —  This Unity, New Hampshire, event was the ultimate in political mortification for Hillary Clinton.  —  I may be crazy.  But Bill Clinton is not going to let himself be humiliated.  He's in talks with McCain before long if he's not already.
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
An Attack That Came Out of the Ether  —  Scholar Looks for First Link in E-Mail Chain About Obama  —  PRINCETON, N.J.  —  The e-mail landed in Danielle Allen's queue one winter morning as she was studying in her office at the Institute for Advanced Study, the renowned haven for some of the nation's most brilliant minds.
Peter Wehner / Washington Post:
Dobson vs. Obama  —  Earlier this week, Focus on the Family's James Dobson criticized Sen. Barack Obama, accusing him of “deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit ... his own confused theology,” of having a “fruitcake interpretation of the Constitution” …
New York Times:
Taliban Imperil Pakistani City, a Major Hub  —  PESHAWAR, Pakistan — In the last two months, Taliban militants have suddenly tightened the noose on this city of three million people, one of Pakistan's biggest, establishing bases in surrounding towns and, in daylight, abducting residents for high ransoms.
Discussion: Swampland
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama still doesn't get YouTube, does he?  —  In days gone by, politicians could issue mutually-contradictory messages with near impunity as the mainstream media rarely would double-check the historical record.  Now, with video on line and millions of fact-checkers scrutinizing every statement …
Washington Post:
Political Maneuvers Delay Bill After Bill in Senate  —  The Senate went home yesterday for the Fourth of July holiday to face voters, having failed repeatedly to address critical economic issues from skyrocketing gas prices to climate change to the nation's housing crisis.
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J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Senate passes domestic spending, GI Bill
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
A Candidate Runs to a G.O.P. Chorus of 'Don't'  —  Bob Barr, a Republican turned Libertarian, hopes to follow in the third-party footsteps of Ross Perot and Ralph Nader.
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Morning Joe: Obama Advisor Sets Scarborough Straight On Bush's Diplomatic Failures  —  Barack Obama's Senior Foreign Policy Advisor Susan Rice appeared on Friday's Morning Joe to discuss foreign policy, and more specifically North Korea's destruction of a long-defunct nuclear cooling tower yesterday.
Discussion: Associated Press
CNSNews:
Amnesty International Tours Gitmo Cell as Proof of US Torture  —  (CNSNews.com) - Amnesty International USA brought a life-sized replica of a Guantanamo Bay prison cell to Washington on Wednesday.  But amenities provided to prisoners — bedding, toiletries, a copy of the Koran and three meals a day — were nowhere mentioned.
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Van Helsing / Moonbattery:
Amnesty International Hits Bottom with Phony Gitmo Display
Discussion: Right Wing News
Anne-Elisabeth Moutet / Weekly Standard:
L'Affaire Enderlin  —  Being a French journalist means never having to say you're sorry.  —  To understand the al-Dura affair, it helps to keep one thing in mind: In France, you can't own up to a mistake.  This is a country where the law of the Circus Maximus still applies: Vae victis, Woe to the vanquished.
Discussion: Power Line
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Delahunt's disgrace  —  Here is the exchange between Rep. William Delahunt (D, Mass.) and Cheney chief of staff David Addington at the House committee hearing broadcast live on C-SPAN on Thursday as accurately recounted by CNN: … In this exchange, Delahunt identifies himself with a vicious enemy …
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
In Campaign, One Man's Pragmatism Is Another's Flip-Flopping  —  Last February, in the heat of the Democratic primary campaign, Sen. Barack Obama proclaimed himself “proud to stand” with Sens. Christopher J. Dodd, Russell Feingold and “a grass-roots movement of Americans” …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Alex Altman / Time:
The Future of Gun Control  —  The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision overturning Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban is the biggest gun rights ruling since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791.  The Court had not waded into this divisive issue since 1939, when it declared …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Tammy Bruce
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John Santucci / Political Radar:
Obama Health Plan Could Go In Clinton's Direction
Ben Adler / The Politico:
Conservatives warm to McCain's view of the law
Discussion: Hot Air
Ben Winograd / SCOTUSblog:
Heller Discussion Board: Miller, Colt .45s and Natural Law
Christopher Stern / Bloomberg:
Hagel, Republican for Now, Says He Has No Plans to Back McCain
New York Times:
Your Brain Lies to You  —  FALSE beliefs are everywhere.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
A Tactical Leap of Faith
Discussion: The Current
New York Times:
Scientist Is Paid Millions by U.S. in Anthrax Suit
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
U.S. and Europe Near Agreement on Private Data
Discussion: TalkLeft
 Earlier Items: 
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Scalia and women's rights: A handgun “is easier to use for those …
Michelle Boorstein / The Trail:
Obama Hires New Religious Affairs Adviser
Rick Moran / Pajamas Media:
Congressional Pensioners Making GOP a Permanent Minority
James A. Carlson / Associated Press:
Delegate who said she'd vote for McCain in fight
Binyamin Appelbaum / Boston Globe:
Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy
John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Conyers issues subpoena to DOJ for Bush-Cheney interviews on Plame leak
Telegraph:
Barclays warns of a financial storm as Federal Reserve's credibility crumbles
Kris Kitto / The Hill:
Who's that man?: Obama asked for ID at gym