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12:55 AM ET, June 29, 2008

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Newsweek:
Mrs. McCain, San Diego County Would Like a Word  —  When you're poor, it can be hard to pay the bills.  When you're rich, it's hard to keep track of all the bills that need paying.  It's a lesson Cindy McCain learned the hard way when NEWSWEEK raised questions about an overdue property-tax bill …
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The Huffington Post:
McCains Defaulted On Home Taxes For Last Four Years, Newsweek To Report  —  Newsweek is set to publish a highly embarrassing report on Sen. John McCain, revealing that the McCains have failed to pay taxes on their beach-front condo in La Jolla, California, for the last four years and are currently in default …
Telegraph:
Bill Clinton says Barack Obama must ‘kiss my ass’ for his support  —  By Tim Shipman in Washington and Philip Sherwell in New York  —  Bill Clinton is so bitter about Barack Obama's victory over his wife Hillary that he has told friends the Democratic nominee will have to beg for his wholehearted support.
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Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
Obama Supporters Take His Middle Name as Their Own  —  Emily Nordling has never met a Muslim, at least not to her knowledge.  But this spring, Ms. Nordling, a 19-year-old student from Fort Thomas, Ky., gave herself a new middle name on Facebook.com, mimicking her boyfriend and shocking her father.
MoJoBlog:
MoJo Convo: Iran Panic?  Talk About It With the Experts  —  MoJo writer Laura Rozen asked an Israeli intel correspondent, an Iranian American activist, an arms expert, a former peace negotiator, and an anti-war intellectual:  —  How likely is a scenario in which the US or Israel strikes Iran before Bush leaves office?
Discussion: War and Piece
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Matt / Think Progress:
Cheney ‘tried to block North Korea nuclear deal.’  —  Earlier this week, the Bush administration the Bush administration announced that it was taking North Korea off the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism after the country declared its nuclear program to the outside world.
New York Post:
LIARS' ROUND-UP  —  ON SECURITY, FACTS MATTER  —  THE facts about your security are being torn to shreds by activist liars.  And they think that you're too stupid to know the difference.  —  Let's lay out the worst current examples of media make-believe and election-year truth-trashing:
Jim Burrows / my.barackobama.com:
Senator Obama - Please Vote NO on Telecom Immunity - Get FISA Right  —  Senator Obama - we are a proud group of your supporters who believe in your call for hope and a new kind of politics.  Please reject the politics of fear on national security, vote against this bill and lead other Democrats to do the same!
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 …
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Louisiana passes first antievolution “academic freedom” law  —  As we noted last month, a number of states have been considering laws that, under the guise of “academic freedom,” single out evolution for special criticism.  Most of them haven't made it out of the state legislatures, and one that did was promptly vetoed.
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
Fox News Finds Its Rivals Closing In  —  When prime-time cable news ratings for the second quarter of 2008 are officially released next week, they will show that Fox News reclaimed the top spot among viewers in their mid-20s through mid-50s, those of greatest interest to news advertisers …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Christina Lamb / Times of London:
Robert Mugabe's thugs shout: 'Let's kill the baby'  —  A baby boy had both legs broken by supporters of President Robert Mugabe to punish his father for being an opposition councillor in Zimbabwe.  —  Blessing Mabhena, aged 11 months, was seized from a bed and flung down with force as his mother …
Discussion: Power Line
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
The Corroded Corruption at the Heart of Moving to the Center  —  There are several articles today on Obama moving to the center.  In the LA Times, Obama is shifting toward the center, several pundits discussed Obama's recent political triangulating.  Will Marshall of the DLC …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Booman Tribune
Faiz / Think Progress:
Hagel floats possibility of a new third party, says GOP has ‘come loose of its moorings.’  —  On Bloomberg TV this weekend, host Al Hunt asked Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) whether he is considering changing parties.  “I don't know forever, but right now I'm not considering changing my registration …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Karl / protein wisdom:
Flip-Flop for Change?  Yes, we can!  —  According to the Washington Post, Barack Obama's sudden shifts on public financing and electronic surveillance are not flip-flopping.  Rather, Obama is being pragmatic... with nuance (yes, David Sirota is even quoted dropping the n-bomb):
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Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Barack Obama to visit Britain
 
 
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“The Puppy Had A Fee!”
Katie Zezima / New York Times:
Law School Pays the Price in 'Don't Ask' Rule Protest
Deacon / Power Line:
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Discussion: Dartblog
Fox News:
McCain Predicts ‘Underdog’ Win in Final 48 Hours
Discussion: News Hounds and The RBC
Media Matters for America:
“Media Matters”; by Jamison Foser
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Occupation Plan for Iraq Faulted in Army History
Jonn Lilyea / This ain't Hell …:
Guantanamo Protest in DC
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
In a Complicated Term, Kennedy Left Boldest Mark
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Sean O'Neill / Times of London:
Second al-Qaeda leader to be freed in Britain
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:
Obama is shifting toward the center
Discussion: Corrente
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
The Return of Dr. No  —  “They didn't live up to what they promised to do.
Discussion: TIME.com and The Corner
Bob Drogin / Los Angeles Times:
Can you hear me now?  —  Bedeviled by a bad cellphone connection …
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Unity Is Crowded
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
An Attack That Came Out of the Ether