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 …
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?
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central: McCains Delinquent On Tax Bill
Mark Kleiman / The RBC: The good life — It must be nice to own so many houses …
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
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: Political Machine, Redstate, Sweetness & Light, Althouse, 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: The Moderate Voice, Atlas Shrugs, ParaPundit, NewsBusters.org, Hot Air, CANNONFIRE, Althouse, The Other McCain, Gateway Pundit, The Corner and The Huffington Post
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
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Bill vs. Barack
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner: You'll have bad times. And he'll have good times.
Thomas B. Edsall / The Huffington Post: It's My Party, I'll Cry If I Want To
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 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: War and Piece and American Power
Donald Douglas / American Power: Israel's Not Bluffing on Iran Nuclear Strikes
Report: Iran will use oil as weapon if attacked
Report: Iran will use oil as weapon if attacked
Discussion: The Glittering Eye and On Deadline
Dave Schuler / The Glittering Eye: How Iran Can Miscalculate in the Gulf
Brett Molina / On Deadline: News roundup: Imagining a world with $200-a-barrel oil
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“The Puppy Had A Fee!” — And other mysteries from India:
Ann Althouse / Althouse: “My loony bun is fine, Benny Lava.”
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:
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: Brilliant at Breakfast, pandagon.net and Lonewacko
Katie Zezima / New York Times:
Law School Pays the Price in 'Don't Ask' Rule Protest — SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. — A renewed fight over the military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy is being watched closely here on the campus of the Vermont Law School, a 600-student institution on the banks of the White River.
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.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars