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10:30 AM ET, June 11, 2009

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Washington Post:
Grief, Shock After a ‘Gentle Giant’ Loses His Life in the Line of Duty  —  Colleagues called Stephen T. Johns “Big John,” for he was well over 6 feet tall.  But mostly friends recalled the security guard's constant courtesy and friendliness.  —  “A soft-spoken, gentle giant,” said Milton Talley …
NY Daily News:
Holocaust Museum shooter James Von Brunn's ex-wife says his racism ‘ate him alive’  —  BY RICH SCHAPIRO IN NEW YORK AND JAMES GORDON MEEK IN ANNAPOLIS, MD.  —  He was a twisted kook with a toxic hatred for Jews and blacks who vowed to go out “with his boots on.”
Kathy Shaidle / Examiner:
Holocaust Museum shooter von Brunn a 9/11 ‘truther’ who hated ‘neo-cons’, Bush, McCain  —  The man accused of opening fire at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC on June 10, James W. von Brunn, left a trail of unhinged writings around the internet.  —  The anti-semitism of von Brunn …
Michelle Malkin:
Shooting at National Holocaust Museum Updated: Museum guard dies …
Andy Ostroy / The Huffington Post:
The Holocaust Museum Shooting: Another Right-Wing Psycho Turns to Murder.
Discussion: American Power
Noam Cohen / The Lede:
Traces of Gunman's Online Life Begin to Vanish
Discussion: Politics Daily and #gay
Debbi Wilgoren / Washington Post:
3 People Shot at U.S. Holocaust Museum
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Doctors' Group Opposes Public Insurance Plan  —  WASHINGTON — As the health care debate heats up, the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan, which President Obama and many other Democrats see as an essential element …
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
How to Stop Socialized Health Care  —  Five arguments Republicans must make.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  It was a sobering breakfast with one of the smartest Republicans on Capitol Hill.  We can fix a lot of bad stuff President Barack Obama might do, he told me.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Dems vs. Dems on health bill  —  President Barack Obama's plan for a government health insurance program has touched off an increasingly fierce Democratic civil war on Capitol Hill, as liberals fearful about squandering the chance to achieve that goal are taking aggressive steps to keep moderates in line.
Josh Rottenberg / EW.com:
David Letterman responds to flap over Sarah Palin jokes  —  Taping tonight's episode of The Late Show, David Letterman took a few minutes to respond to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who called him “pathetic” in a radio interview after he made her and her family the butt of a recent Top 10 list.
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Don Surber:
Why the left ridicules women  —  Too many American liberals cannot handle a strong, good-looking, intelligent, independent woman who disagrees with them — and so they make the crude, cruel and sexist remarks — including those about raping them or their 14-year-old daughters.
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Aging man, 62, jokes about girl, 14 (Letterman on Willow Palin) update
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Letterman comments on Palin stirring comments
Discussion: Riehl World View and Tim Blair
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Letterman On “Slut” Remark: “I Kinda Like That Joke”
John Nolte / Big Hollywood:   Top Ten Possible Letterman Reactions to Fallout Over Willow Palin Rape ‘Joke’
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Republicans Down on Their Own Party  —  Almost 4 out of 10 Republicans have unfavorable image of their party  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Almost 4 out of 10 (38%) Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have an unfavorable opinion of their own party, while just 7% of Democrats …
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Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Libtalker Roseanne Barr Denounces Obama On Leftist Radio Program  —  NO HOLDS BARR-ED  —  Roseanne: 'Everybody's On The (Obama) Kool-Aid'  —  Now that he's in office, should dedicated Obamists support the president even as key campaign promises are broken and empty rhetoric becomes the order of the day?
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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Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Miranda Warnings for Terrorists — Thank Sen. McCain
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
HOW DO WE KNOW THAT THE OUTRAGEOUS SPENDING IS BECOMING A PROBLEM FOR OBAMA?  Well, there's the poll showing a sizable plurality in favor of cancelling the stimulus spending.  And there's the dead-even generic Congressional ballot.  —  But the biggest indicator is that Obama's …
Financial Times:
US bond yields spark concern  —  By Michael Mackenzie and Kiran Stacey in New York and David Oakley in London  —  US long-term interest rates continued to push psychologically important levels on Thursday morning as investors worried about the level of national debt and whether …
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 …
Discussion: TMZ.com and Los Angeles Times
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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2009: Virginia Governor Election  —  Virginia Governor: Deeds (D) 47%, McDonnell (R) 41%  —  Newly chosen Democratic gubernatorial nominee R. Creigh Deeds leads his Republican opponent, former Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell, by six points in the first poll of Virginia voters released since Tuesday's Democratic primary.
Discussion: TPMDC
John R. Bolton / Wall Street Journal:
What If Israel Strikes Iran?  —  The mullahs would retaliate.  But things would be much worse if they had the bomb.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Whatever the outcome of Iran's presidential election tomorrow, negotiations will not soon — if ever — put an end to its nuclear threat.
Discussion: The Plank and Commentary
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Dem mutiny on climate bill grows, says Peterson  —  More and more Democrats are ready to vote against Speaker Nancy Pelosi's climate change bill, according to a congressional committee chairman who opposes his leader.  —  The House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) …
Scott / Power Line:
Paul Rahe: Obama's gestures  —  Paul Rahe is the learned professor of history at Hillsdale College and author of the three-volume study Republics Ancient and Modern.  Professor Rahe's Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect has just been published.
Discussion: The New Criterion
Susie Madrak / Crooks and Liars:
Warren: Banks Returning Money Are Still Part of A Troubled Industry  —  I can't imagine the thinking behind this.  We lend them the money and then let them pay it back - before we've fixed the problems that lead to the crash in the first place?  And it won't do much for consumers, since half of them are investment banks.
Discussion: New York Times and Fortune
 
 
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