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 …
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars: Newsweek: McCains Default On Home Taxes For Four Years, Face Penalties
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Good thing spouses are off the table, right?
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway: McCains Pay Back Taxes on Aunt's Condo
THE GUN TOTING LIBERAL™: Panama John McCain And Wife Cindy Caught Red-Handed In Property Tax Scandal
Mark Adams / American Street: So Who Takes McCain's Place?
Mark Kleiman / The RBC: The good life — It must be nice to own so many houses …
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central: McCains Delinquent On Tax Bill
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Maverick's anti-tax agenda?
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 …
Discussion: Shakesville, AMERICAblog News, TPMCafe, Think Progress, MyDD and Pam's House Blend
Jeff Fecke / Shakesville: Taxes Are For Little People
Jon Taplin / TPMCafe: Cindy's Illiquid Assets?
Pam Spaulding / Pam's House Blend: John McCain, tax deadbeat
Seymour M. Hersh / New Yorker:
PREPARING THE BATTLEFIELD — The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran. — L ate last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com, The Glittering Eye and SteveAudio
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: The Glittering Eye, War and Piece and American Power
Dave Schuler / The Glittering Eye: How Iran Can Miscalculate in the Gulf
Donald Douglas / American Power: Israel's Not Bluffing on Iran Nuclear Strikes
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.
Discussion: Althouse, Political Machine, Redstate, Sweetness & Light, The Moderate Voice and Slog
Mark Impomeni / Political Machine: Obama Supporters Take His (Middle) Name
Jill Miller Zimon / The Moderate Voice: Led by Columbus, OH, Obama supporters change name to Hussein
Eli Sanders / Slog: On Facebook, Everyone's a Hussein
Hannah Allam / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Crisis grows in Iraq over U.S. raid that killed Maliki relative — BAGHDAD, Iraq — Senior Iraqi government officials said Saturday that a U.S. Special Forces counterterrorism unit conducted the raid that reportedly killed a relative of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki …
Discussion: At-Largely and The Other McCain
Cernig / At-Largely: US Raid Kills Maliki's Relative
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Botched raid in Iraq
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.
Discussion: Pam's House Blend, The Moderate Voice, Atlas Shrugs, ParaPundit, NewsBusters.org, CANNONFIRE, Hot Air and Althouse
Pam Spaulding / Pam's House Blend: I would probably use ‘ass’ in a different context
Damozel / The Moderate Voice: Why Bill — and Certain Hillary Supporters — Should Let Hillary Drive the Car
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs: BILL CLINTON: OBAMA WILL HAVE TO “KISS MY ASS” FOR SUPPORT
Randall Parker / ParaPundit: Bill Clinton To Barack Obama: Kiss My Ass
Allahpundit / Hot Air: Report: Obama can “kiss my ass,” says Clinton
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
'It's Over, Lady!' — UNITY, N.H. — Unity was spared the banality of unanimity. — Carmella Lewis, with her Hillary T-shirt and Hillary placard, came all the way from Denver to make sure there would be plenty of ambiguity, duality and ferocity in Unity.
Faiz / Think Progress:
McCain: I 'Don't See How It Matters' That I Don't Know The Price Of Gas — McCain: I 'Don't See How It Matters' That I Don't Know The Price Of Gas — In a telephone interview with the Orange County Register earlier this week, John McCain acknowledged he was unaware of the price of gas.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway, The Sideshow, Brilliant at Breakfast, pandagon.net and Lonewacko
Pam Spaulding / pandagon.net: Don't let this man anywhere near the economy
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Anxious in America — Just a few months ago, the consensus view was that Barack Obama would need to choose a hard-core national-security type as his vice presidential running mate to compensate for his lack of foreign policy experience and that John McCain would need a running mate who was young and sprightly to compensate for his age.
Discussion: Commentary, The Glittering Eye and Balkinization
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary: Obama's New Iraq Policy?
Dave Schuler / The Glittering Eye: The World's Most Frightening Words
Sandy Levinson / Balkinization: So will Tom Friedman ever connect the dots?
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:
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Occupation Plan for Iraq Faulted in Army History — WASHINGTON — Soon after American forces toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, Gen. Tommy R. Franks surprised senior Army officers by revamping the Baghdad-based military command. — The decision reflected the assumption by General Franks …
Discussion: BuzzFlash.org, Prairie Weather, On Deadline and The Other McCain
Pmcarpenter / BuzzFlash.org: This time, democratic incompetence is on our side, so please don't disturb it
John Bacon / On Deadline: News roundup: Of love and war
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Planning failure in Iraq