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7:30 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.
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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.
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, HolyWesternEmpire.org.
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Shooting at National Holocaust Museum Updated: Museum guard dies; shooter wasn't “left” or “right,” just plain loony  —  Scroll for updates...  Details just coming in.  —  Via FoxNews: “At least two people were shot at the national Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, an official told FOX News.
Associated Press:
Guard dies after museum shooting  —  Authorities say they're investigating a white supremacist as the suspect  —  Police barricade museum visitors outside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Wednesday.  —  Guard in Holocaust Museum shooting dies
Discussion: Crooks and Liars, CBS News and MSNBC
Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com:
Articles and Analysis  —  Regular readers will probably remember my that my father-in-law Frank Burstin, who passed away about a week before last fall's elections, was a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp.  For that reason, as you may imagine, the news this afternoon about a shooting …
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:   “Told Ya So” - 89 year-old shooter “confirms DHS report”
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   von Brunn a ‘Birther’
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
White supremacist kills guard at Holocaust Museum
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
Updated: Details on White Supremacist Suspect
Discussion: MSNBC
Kathy Shaidle / Examiner:
Holocaust Museum shooter von Brunn a 9/11 ‘truther’ …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:   In Wake Of D.C. Shooting, Whither GOP Reps Pushing “Birther” Bill?
Washington Post:   CNN: Museum Guard Wounded in Shooting Dies
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Palin smacks down Letterman again  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took a second swipe at David Letterman Wednesday, calling the CBS “Late Show” host's jokes about one of her daughters “disgusting” and “sexually perverted.”  —  In an e-mailed statement, the Republican governor said …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Who's talking to North Korea?
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Letterman in His Dotage  —  Letterman attacked in crass sexual terms …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Exclusive: Miss California Carrie Prejean Loses Her Crown  —  Less than a month after being told by Donald Trump that she can keep her Miss California crown, Carrie Prejean was fired on Wednesday, Foxnews.com has learned exclusively.  —  K2 Productions, the independent producers …
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.
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ABCNEWS:
GOP Leader Rep. Eric Cantor Predicts Republican Landslide in 2010  —  In ABC News Exclusive, Top GOP Leader Predicts Republicans Will Take Back House of Representatives in 2010  —  These may be dark days for the Republican Party, but a top GOP congressional leader predicted today that Republicans …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Happy Hour Roundup: Pelosi To Slap Down Detainee Photo Release Ban
Discussion: Glenn Thrush's Blog
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 …
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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 …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Miranda Rights for Terrorists  —  When 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was captured on March 1, 2003, he was not cooperative.  “I'll talk to you guys after I get to New York and see my lawyer,” he said, according to former CIA Director George Tenet.  —  Of course, KSM did not get a …
Reason:
The Top 10 Most Absurd Time Covers of The Past 40 Years  —  From William Randolph Hearst's ginned up hysterical stories about marijuana to the “10-cent plague” comic book scare of the 1950s to The New York Times warning of “cocaine-crazed Negroes” raping white women across the Southern countryside …
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.
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
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The paralyzing fears of the Right  —  (updated below)  —  The Obama administration announced today that it will pay $200 million to the tiny Pacific island-nation of Palau in exchange for Palau's agreement to accept 17 Chinese Uighurs who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo for seven years.
Greg Hengler / Townhall.com:
MSNBC's Brewer To Pro-Palin Ziegler: ‘Cut The Mic, Please!’  —  You can tell Ziegler knew he was in the lion's den, but he was relaxed and fearless.  In fact, he seemed to enjoy himself.  Ziegler's decision to strike Brewer's solar plexus right off the bat definitely struck her network loyalty cord …
Discussion: Politics Daily
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