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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.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
McCain Jokes About Beating His Wife  —  Even as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama held their first joint campaign appearance today in New Hampshire, new polls show Obama is rapidly consolidating his sizable leads among women in general and Clinton supporters in particular.
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James A. Carlson / Associated Press:
Delegate who said she'd vote for McCain in fight
Discussion: Political Machine
Sara Kugler / Associated Press:
Obama, Clinton appeal for Democratic unity in N.H.
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
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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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / New York Post:
WINNERS' TEST  —  THE SUPREMES' GUN RULING  —  'YOU Won!
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.
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: Outside The Beltway and TIME.com
New York Times:
Scientist Is Paid Millions by U.S. in Anthrax Suit  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced Friday that it would pay $4.6 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Steven J. Hatfill, a former Army biodefense researcher intensively investigated as a “person of interest” in the deadly anthrax letters of 2001.
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 …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
U.S. and Europe Near Agreement on Private Data  —  WASHINGTON — The United States and the European Union are nearing completion of an agreement allowing law enforcement and security agencies to obtain private information — like credit card transactions, travel histories and Internet browsing habits …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Hindrocket / Power Line:
THE FACE OF EVIL  —  In Pakistan today, just across the border from Afghanistan, Taliban goons got their hands on two Afghans who they claimed had collaborated in a Predator strike on a Taliban house across the border in Pakistan.  It isn't clear from this news account whether the Taliban kidnapped the victims from Afghanistan.
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.
Michelle Boorstein / The Trail:
Obama Hires New Religious Affairs Adviser  —  Shaun Casey, who teaches religion and politics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., has been hired by the Obama campaign to focus on outreach to evangelical voters.  —  Casey, who has been informally advising the Obama campaign …
Marc Ambinder:
The Daily Bric-A-Brac  —  The Federal Marriage Amendment is reintroduced with David Vitter and Larry Craig as cosponsors.  —  Yes, David Plouffe's office in Chicago is really spare:  —  Obama, to Ed Gordon: ""At the beginning I wasn't black enough, now folks were saying I was too black at one point.
Discussion: MyDD
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Scalia and women's rights: A handgun “is easier to use for those without the upper-body strength to lift and aim a long gun.”  —  In District of Columbia v. Heller, yesterday's Second Amendment decision, Justice Scalia responded to the argument that “it is permissible to ban the possession …
 
 
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Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
A Tactical Leap of Faith
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Senate passes domestic spending, GI Bill
Max Boot / Commentary:
Marshall, Sullivan, and Little Old Me
Rick Moran / Pajamas Media:
Congressional Pensioners Making GOP a Permanent Minority
Associated Press:
Bush's fellow Republicans criticize president for removing NKorea …
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
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Los Angeles Times:
McCain seeks to reassure conservatives in Ohio
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
FANTASTIC NEWS!  —  The national Canadian Human Rights Commission …
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Can Emily's List Get Its Mojo Back?
Discussion: MSNBC
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
The odd couple  —  Obama's advance staff is very good at the visuals …
Discussion: Newsweek Blogs
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama, McCain Still Tied at 44%
Discussion: Hot Air and The Jed Report
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Democrat mayor says healthy food is “the new patriotism”.
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
TERRY MCAULIFFE: “I LOVE BARACK OBAMA!”