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8:30 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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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.
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
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
“Told Ya So” - 89 year-old shooter “confirms DHS report”  —  Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge just announced that the shooting at the Holocaust Museum - allegedly by an 89-year old WWII veteran - confirms a recent DHS report regarding the threat posed by extremist veterans.
Discussion: The Mahablog
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.
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 …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   von Brunn a ‘Birther’
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:   In Wake Of D.C. Shooting, Whither GOP Reps Pushing “Birther” Bill?
Washington Post:
Updated: Details on White Supremacist Suspect
Discussion: MSNBC
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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John Nolte / Big Hollywood:   Top Ten Possible Letterman Reactions to Fallout Over Willow Palin Rape ‘Joke’
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Happy Hour Roundup: Pelosi To Slap Down Detainee Photo Release Ban
Discussion: Salon and Glenn Thrush's Blog
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 …
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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 …
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 …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The paralyzing fears of the Right  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  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.
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 …
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
Matt Finkelstein / Media Matters Action Network:
Will Republicans Admit That Their Partisan Outrage Over The DHS Report Was Misplaced? … In the wake of today's shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, a number of blogs have recalled attention to the recent Department of Homeland Security report on “rightwing extremism.”
Kevin G. Hall / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Bank bailout turns out to have been good business for U.S.  —  WASHINGTON — When Congress passed the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package last fall, critics said it'd be a money loser.  But when 10 banks returned $68 billion of the money on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said the government had realized a small profit.
 
 
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