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11:25 AM ET, June 30, 2008

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Gottalaff / The Political Carnival:
CNN: “Wesley Clark tried to Swiftboat John McCain today.”  —  I haven't been around all day, but I cannot ignore this.  I'm livid right now.  —  Rick Sanchez's lead-in to his next segment just now on CNN: … I'm liveblogging.  He goes on to say: … Rick Sanchez is mad.
CNN:
Gen. Clark challenges McCain's qualifications  —  (CNN) — Retired U.S. General Wesley Clark, a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, questioned Sunday whether Sen. John McCain's military experience qualified him to be commander-in-chief.  —  The McCain campaign called for Obama to condemn the remarks.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Romney tops McCain veep list  —  Surprising many Republican insiders, Mitt Romney is at the top of the vice-presidential prospect list for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).  But lack of personal chemistry could derail the pick.  —  “Romney as favorite” is the hot buzz in Republican circles …
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM) and Club for Growth
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Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
GOP Sharpens Attacks on Obama  —  Allies of McCain Casting Democratic Candidate as Unprincipled, Opportunistic  —  CLEVELAND — Sen. John McCain's allies have seized on a new and aggressive line of attack against Sen. Barack Obama, casting the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee …
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Lack of funds hobbling the ‘Republican attack machine’  —  WASHINGTON — Democrats and the media have used the term so much that it's almost an article of faith.  But the so-called “Republican attack machine” waiting with piles of unregulated cash to chew up Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is anything but.
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Obama and McCain search for running mates
Discussion: MSNBC
George Packer / New Yorker:
OBAMA'S IRAQ PROBLEM  —  In February, 2007, when Barack Obama declared that he was running for President, violence in Iraq had reached apocalyptic levels, and he based his candidacy, in part, on a bold promise to begin a rapid withdrawal of American forces upon taking office.
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Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
In Flag City USA, False Obama Rumors Are Flying  —  FINDLAY, Ohio — On his corner of College Street, Jim Peterman stares at the four American flags planted in his front lawn and rubs his forehead.  Peterman, 74, is a retired worker at Cooper Tire, a father of two, an Air Force veteran and a self-described patriot.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Obama Agenda  —  It's feeling a lot like 1992 right now.  It's also feeling a lot like 1980.  But which parallel is closer?  Is Barack Obama going to be a Ronald Reagan of the left, a president who fundamentally changes the country's direction?  Or will he be just another Bill Clinton?
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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
So Maybe That Long Primary Race Wasn't So Bad
Discussion: Gallup
Simon / Bloggasm:
Who's responsible for shutting down a number of anti-Obama Blogspot accounts?  —  When Carissa Snedeker went to log into her Blogspot account Wednesday evening at about 7:30, she had no idea what would be waiting for her.  She had created her blog, Blue Lyon, three years ago and up until …
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Warner Todd Huston / Stop The ACLU:
Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Sites on its Blogger Platform
William Kristol / New York Times:
The Choice They Made  —  Half a century ago the philosopher Leo Strauss remarked that the passage in which the Declaration of Independence proclaims its self-evident truths “has frequently been quoted, but, by its weight and its elevation, it is made immune to the degrading effects …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Mark Preston / CNN:
Congressional Democrats hire Bush impersonator  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — House Democrats will use a President Bush impersonator in a new radio advertising campaign that seeks to link 13 incumbent Republicans to rising gas prices as the country heads into the Fourth of July holiday.
Discussion: The Fix
Sebastian Mallaby / Washington Post:
Nixonian Fallacy  —  Oil Futures and the Folly of Price Controls  —  A few years back, when “subprime” generally referred to beef, economists used to congratulate themselves on their progress since the 1970s.  Central banks had learned to tame inflation.  Politicians had learned to appreciate the folly of price controls.
David Kopel / New York Sun:
Heller's Kitchen  —  When the case of District of Columbia v. Heller was before the Supreme Court, Mayor Bloomberg filed a brief in support of the District's handgun ban, arguing that a militia-only interpretation of the Second Amendment was necessary to keep New York City's gun laws intact.
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Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:   A silver bullet for Obama?
 
 
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Veterans Long to Reclaim the Name ‘Swift Boat’
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