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3:50 PM ET, June 10, 2009


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Debbi Wilgoren / Washington Post:
3 People Shot at U.S. Holocaust Museum  —  A security guard and two other people were shot today inside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in downtown Washington, authorities said.  —  U.S. Park Police said a gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire on the security guard and that other security guards returned fire.
Tim Reid / Times of London:
White supremacist James W Von Brunn opens fire Holocaust museum  —  At least two people were shot today at Washington's Holocaust Museum, after an 89-year-old white supremacist entered the building and opened fire “indiscriminately”.  —  Emergency services said that an adult male was taken …
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Holocaust museum shooter reportedly white supremacist James von Brunn.  —  This afternoon, a gunman apparently shot at least one person at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.  MSNBC is reporting that the suspected shooter, who also sustained gunshot wounds, is James Von Brunn, a white supremacist born in 1920.
Dana Goldstein / American Prospect:
HOLOCAUST MUSUEM SHOOTER IS WHITE SUPREMACIST.  —  According to NBC, the man who shot a security guard and potentially one to two other people at the Holocaust Museum today is 89-year-old James W. Von Brunn.  Von Brunn maintains a white-supremacist Web site,
David Stout / New York Times:
Two Shot at Holocaust Museum in D.C., Police Say
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Caucus
Washington Post:
2 People Shot at U.S. Holocaust Museum
Dan Collins / protein wisdom:
Letterman Fallout  —  Cynn, in comments, and Alicublog, via link, seem to think that my “joke” about Letterman from last night is somehow inappropriate.  I want to stress to you scum-sucking morons that I don't care whether Letterman and his writers thought he was addressing the presence …
Laugh Lines:
‘The Newest Nominee’  —  Monologue |  Aired Monday night on CBS …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Letterman Top Ten: Palin has a “slutty flight attendant look”; …
Andy Barr / The Politico:   Palin smacks down Letterman again
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:   Letterman in His Dotage  —  Letterman attacked in crass sexual terms …
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
America's Sea of Red Ink Was Years in the Making  —  There are two basic truths about the enormous deficits that the federal government will run in the coming years.  —  The first is that President Obama's agenda, ambitious as it may be, is responsible for only a sliver of the deficits …
David Squires / Hampton Roads Daily Press:
Rev. Wright says he doesn't regret severed relationship with president  —  HAMPTON - - The Rev. Jeremiah Wright says he does not feel any regrets over his severed relationship with President Barack Obama, a former member of the Chicago church in which Wright was the longtime pastor.
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Limbaugh, Gingrich, Cheney Seen as Speaking for GOP  —  Obama overwhelmingly seen as main person who speaks for Democrats  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Asked to name the “main person who speaks for the Republican Party today,” Republicans across the country are most likely to name three men: Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, and Dick Cheney.
John P. Avlon / Wall Street Journal:
Independents and the Obama Mandate
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and AmSpecBlog
Rasmussen Reports:
45% Say Cancel Rest of Stimulus Spending  —  Forty-five percent (45%) of Americans say the rest of the new government spending authorized in the $787-billion economic stimulus plan should now be canceled.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 36% disagree and 20% are not sure.
Lee E. Ohanian / Forbes:
The $787 Billion Mistake  —  Current economic indicators suggest …
Howard Arenstein / CBS News:
Some Israelis Insulted By Obama Picture  —  Israeli TV newscasters Tuesday night interpreted a photo taken Monday in the Oval Office of President Obama talking on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an “insult” to Israel.  —  They saw the incident as somewhat akin …
Charles Krauthammer / New York Post:
HOW FOX NEWS OPENED AMERICA  —  The following is excerpted from Charles Krauthammer's remarks upon receiving the 2009 Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism, named for The Post's late edit orial-page editor, yesterday in Washing ton.  —  AT a time when awards in the humanities …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Too True, Too True  —  Charles Krauthammer on what Fox News Channel …
Discussion: Think Progress
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Palau to Take Chinese Guantánamo Detainees  —  WASHINGTON — The United States has won an agreement to transfer up to 17 Chinese Muslims from the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to Palau, a sparsely populated archipelago in the North Pacific, according to a statement released …
Patrick Ottenhoff / The Electoral Map:
Virginia Primary Map: Creigh Sweeps from Clarendon to Coal Country  —  In the first Democratic primary for Virginia governor in ages, the boy from Bath County embarrassed the two guys from NoVA.  Creigh Deeds won a strong 50% over Terry McAuliffe's 26% and Brian Moran's 24%.
Alice Olins / Times of London:
Michelle Obama's Abbey outfit: stacked like a wedding cake - but nice colours  —  Wow, look at her go.  Michelle Obama, who was in London on a short sightseeing trip with her daughters, didn't let the small issue of a failing government stand in the way of her sunny style.
Sam / Sky News:
Peter Allen, in Paris  —  Two passengers with names linked to Islamic terrorism were on the Air France flight which crashed with the loss of 228 lives, it has emerged.  —  French secret servicemen established the connection while working through the list of those who boarded the doomed Airbus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 31 May.
Discussion: Fox News, BBC, New York Post, lgf 2.0 and Hot Air
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Coach Obama: Shape up now  —  President Barack Obama eats his vegetables and exercises every day — and he really wants you to do the same.  —  From the White House garden to his picks for top health jobs, Obama is telling America's McDonald's-loving, couch-dwelling, doctor-phobic populace that things are about to change.
Arthur B. Laffer / Wall Street Journal:
Get Ready for Inflation and Higher Interest Rates  —  The unprecedented expansion of the money supply could make the '70s look benign.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Rahm Emanuel was only giving voice to widespread political wisdom when he said that a crisis should never be “wasted.”
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
The Six Top Republicans Obama Listens To  —  Regardless of whether the President's bipartisan outreach is producing legislative results, there is a handful of conservatives and Republicans that the president and his White House team respect.  By respect, I mean, quite simply …
Discussion: White House Watch
Robert Farley / American Prospect:
TAIL ATTEMPTS TO WAG DOG.  —  Now this is fascinating: … This puts to test the notion that Israel is a major strategic asset for the United States, rather than a strategic liability.  I have never been particularly convinced by the “Israel as asset” notion; it seems to me that underwriting …
Mickey Kaus / Kausfiles:
With Friends Like Ezra Klein ...  I think Ezra Klein misstates OMB director Peter Orszag's position—which Orszag presented on his blog and in a phone call responding to Virginia Postrel (who argued that if there's so much money to be saved in health care, as demonstrated by waste in Medicare …
New York Times:
Feeling Slighted, Rich Patron Led Albany Revolt  —  ALBANY — In early spring, Tom Golisano went to Albany from his home in Rochester to meet with Malcolm A. Smith, then the Senate majority leader.  —  Mr. Golisano, a billionaire business executive, had spent heavily to help Mr. Smith …
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