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2:20 PM ET, June 28, 2008

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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.
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Byron York / The Corner:
Oppo Research in the Tradition of Einstein  —  The Washington Post has published an unintentionally amusing article this morning about one Danielle Allen, a “razor-sharp, 36-year-old political theorist” at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. Allen, with doctorates from Cambridge and Harvard …
Discussion: The Other McCain
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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Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
The View From Unity  —  We're up in Unity, New Hampshire today …
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” …
Christopher Stern / Bloomberg:
Hagel, Republican for Now, Says He Has No Plans to Back McCain  —  Senator Chuck Hagel declined to endorse his party's likely presidential nominee, John McCain, and said he would consider serving as secretary of defense in a Barack Obama administration.  —  Hagel, who last year considered …
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
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 …
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
Gallup:
Americans Oppose Income Redistribution to Fix Economy  —  Half say the government is doing too much, 43% too little to solve country's problems  —  PRINCETON, NJ — When given a choice about how government should address the numerous economic difficulties facing today's consumer …
Discussion: Will Wilkinson
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.
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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Pete Hegseth / The Corner:
Obama zigzags on Iraq  —  Recent reports and rumors have indicated that Senator Obama plans to aggressively move to the middle on Iraq in the coming months.  This is a good political move for Obama, if only because he's finally starting to recognize reality.
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: protein wisdom
Van Helsing / Moonbattery:
Amnesty International Hits Bottom with Phony Gitmo Display  —  Amnesty International used to be on the side of the good guys, drawing attention to the horrors inflicted by America's authoritarian enemies.  Now, it is a shill for those same enemies, and its farcical tactics are worthy of the most juvenile left-wing extremists.
Discussion: Wizbang
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CNSNews:   Amnesty International Tours Gitmo Cell as Proof of US Torture
 
 
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
NRA sues San Francisco on public-housing gun ban
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain repeatedly interrupted by protestors
Discussion: TIME.com
MSNBC:
‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’ for Thursday, June 26
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama plans visits to Europe, Mideast this summer
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
John Santucci / Political Radar:
Obama Health Plan Could Go In Clinton's Direction
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Delahunt's disgrace
Ben Adler / The Politico:
Conservatives warm to McCain's view of the law
Discussion: Hot Air and Wake up America
Ben Winograd / SCOTUSblog:
Heller Discussion Board: Miller, Colt .45s and Natural Law
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New York Times:
Your Brain Lies to You  —  FALSE beliefs are everywhere.
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Anne-Elisabeth Moutet / Weekly Standard:
L'Affaire Enderlin  —  Being a French journalist means never having to say you're sorry.
Discussion: Power Line
Alex Altman / Time:
The Future of Gun Control
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
A Tactical Leap of Faith
Discussion: The Daily Dish and The Current
New York Times:
Scientist Is Paid Millions by U.S. in Anthrax Suit
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Scalia and women's rights: A handgun “is easier to use for those …
Discussion: GayPatriot
Rick Moran / Pajamas Media:
Congressional Pensioners Making GOP a Permanent Minority