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12:55 AM ET, June 9, 2009


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City Room:
Republicans Seize Control of State Senate  —  ALBANY - Republicans seized control of the New York State Senate on Monday, in a stunning and sudden reversal of fortunes for the Democratic Party, which controlled the chamber for barely five months.  —  A raucous leadership fight erupted …
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Republicans Regain Control of New York State Senate  —  ALBANY — Republicans regained control of the New York State Senate on Monday afternoon, winning support from two dissident Democrats in a surprise power-sharing deal.  The sudden coup effectively ended Democratic control of Albany …
The Daily Politics:
Amigo Unrest Sparks Senate War (Updatedx2)  —  The Senate Republicans just sent out an urgent media advisory calling all reporters to the Senate chamber “ASAP!” because “an historic change in leadership is taking place at this moment.”  —  You can view the shenanigans it here.
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Robert Harding / the albany project:
Senate Coup: Smith Says Its Illegal, Republicans Say Its Historic
Discussion: PoliGazette and Whiskey Fire
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
U.S. says TARP issue out of Court's reach  —  The Obama Administration argued Monday that no court, including the Supreme Court, has the authority to hear a challenge by Indiana benefit plans to the role the U.S. Treasury played in the Chrysler rescue, including the use of “bailout” (TARP) funds.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Ginsburg temporarily blocks Chrysler deal  —  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg put a temporary hold Monday on the deal to sell Chrysler to save it from collapse.  Her order, however, simply gives her or the full Court more time to ponder whether to postpone the sale further, or allow it to go forward.
Drudge Report:
‘TOLD YA SO’  —  Sarah Palin hits FOXNEWS tonight for the big ‘Told Ya So’ interview, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.  —  As President Obama vows to spend the ‘stimulus’ faster, Governor Palin tells host Sean Hannity: ‘You gotta quit digging that hole!’  —  HANNITY: What do you make of - look at the state of the economy now...
Andy Barr / The Politico:   Gingrich camp: Plagiarism claim ‘silly’
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Breaking: Lieberman-Graham Dropped From Supplemental  —  According to sources on the Hill, the Lieberman-Graham detainee photo suppression amendment is out of the conference report of the supplemental.  —  For everyone who made phone calls — pat yourself on the back.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Rasmussen Reports:
Trust on Issues  —  Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats on Economic Issues  —  Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on six out of 10 key issues, including the top issue of the economy.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
AMATEURS.... As disappointing as it was to see the National Review's Ed Whelan expose the identity of Obsidian Wings' publius over the weekend, there were at least one encouraging development of note: bloggers from the left and right who don't agree on much agree that Whelan crossed a line.
Discussion: beliefnet, The Daily Dish and Eschaton
Courtney Schlisserman / Bloomberg:
Nobel Winner Krugman Sees U.S. Recession Ending Soon  —  The U.S. economy probably will emerge from the recession by September, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said.  —  “I would not be surprised if the official end of the U.S. recession ends up being, in retrospect …
Tony Mauro / The BLT:
Justice Ginsburg Stays Chrysler Sale — For Now  —  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just temporarily stayed the sale of Chrysler LLC to a group led by Fiat.  But her action appears to be only a brief hold meant to stop the clock as a 4 p.m. deadline for high court action came and went.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz and Althouse
Ezra Klein:
Health Care Reform for Beginners: The Many Flavors of the Public Plan  —  For most of you, this is the big one.  The inclusion of a strong public insurance option has become, for most observers I know, the single most recognizable marker for victory.  If the public plan exists, liberals have won.
The Huffington Post:
Blue Dogs Backsliding On Health Care
Discussion: Daily Kos and D-Day
Kate Thayer / The Chronicle:
Hastert's son announces run for Congress, wants to be part of ‘next generation of leadership’  —  ELBURN - Ethan Hastert has announced he'll run for his father's old seat in Congress.  —  Hastert, 31, said Monday that he's forming a committee to begin his campaign and fundraising for the 14th District Congressional seat.
Right Wing News:
The 15 Hottest Conservative Women In The New Media  —  After doing The 10 Hottest Liberal Women In Politics last week, I thought that in order to be fair, I should feature the women on the Right as well.  So, in the spirit of the Hill's 50 Most Beautiful lists, I present to you “The 15 Hottest Conservative Women In The New Media.”
Tom Schaller / FiveThirtyEight:
Obama's Top Targeter Bullish on Montana and Worried About Gingrich; Predicts Deeds Win Tomorrow  —  Ken Strasma, recognizable to many 538 readers as Barack Obama's national targeting director in 2008, is the first participant in a new series of interviews we will be conducting with consultants …
Elise Labott / CNN:
Clinton orders review of State Department security  —  CNN State Department Producer  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday she has ordered a review of security and vetting procedures that let a State Department employee suspected of spying for Cuba slip through the cracks.
Discussion: The Foundry
The Corner:
Re: The Cairo Speech  —  President Obama's Cairo speech was nothing short of an earthquake — a distortion of history, an insult to the Jewish people, and an abandonment of very real human-rights victims in the Arab and Muslim worlds.  It is not surprising that Arabs and Muslims in a position to speak were enthusiastic.
Discussion: Power Line and The American Scene
Stephen Rodrick / New York Magazine:
The Reintroduction of Kirsten Gillibrand  —  After a shaky first hundred days, the junior senator from New York is trying to start over.  —  The shuttle that transports senators from the Capitol to their offices shimmies a bit, like a kiddie roller coaster.
Duncan Campbell / Guardian:
The genteel face of neo-fascism  —  British National party MEP and former National Front chairman who started political life in group set up in honour of Hitler  —  It was on Hitler's birthday, deliberately chosen, that the National Socialist Movement was formed in Britain in the 1960s.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
The Anchoress:
One of THOSE round-ups  —  Yes, this is going to be one of THOSE round-ups, where I clear off all my open tabs of things I just read, and pass them off to you; covering everything from my personal stuff to a video recommendation or two.  —  Fluff: Ann Althouse is running the inevitable captioning thread on this picture.
Discussion: Fausta's Blog
Andrew Roth / Club for Growth:
Comrade of the Month Finalists  —  Below are the finalists for May's “Comrade of the Month” award.  An email was sent to Club members on Friday asking them to vote for their #1 pick.  The final results will be issued later.
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Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
China Requires Censoring on New PCs
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and RConversation
Irene Jay Liu / Capitol Confidential:
Skelos's statement + rules changes
Michael Ledeen / The Corner:
Lebanon  —  Happy news from Lebanon, and Tony Badran's analysis is, as always, excellent.
Pareene / Gawker:
No Gypsies, Tramps, Thieves Allowed at Brooklyn Holocaust Memorial
Discussion: New York Post and Jewschool
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
GOP Senator Clarifies Angry Tweet To Obama Saying “I'm no NAIL”
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Conor Clarke / Atlantic Correspondents:
Is the Huffington Post Killing the New York Times and the Washington Post?
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