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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.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
AMA Opposing Public Option
Debbie Schlussel:
So What if Holocaust Museum Shooter is White Christian: We Know Who Crescented, er . . . Created This Atmosphere; 9/11 Truther  —  Much is being made by Muslims and their many defenders on the left—and the ignoramus “conservatives” at Hot Air (who lecture us that hate has no ideological bounds …
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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.”
Joan Walsh / Salon:
Can right-wing hate talk lead to murder?  —  I was on “Hardball” today talking about the climate of extreme right-wing rhetoric today, and whether it had anything to do with Wednesday's tragic shooting at Washington's Holocaust Museum, or the May 31 murder of Dr. George Tiller by an antiabortion crackpot.
Kathy Shaidle / Examiner:
Holocaust Museum shooter von Brunn a 9/11 ‘truther’ …
Andy Ostroy / The Huffington Post:
The Holocaust Museum Shooting: Another Right-Wing Psycho Turns to Murder.
Discussion: American Power
Michelle Malkin:
Shooting at National Holocaust Museum Updated: Museum guard dies …
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.
Fox News:
Letterman Stops Short of Apologizing for Off-Color Jokes About …
Discussion: Say Anything
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Letterman On “Slut” Remark: “I Kinda Like That Joke”
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
Caitlin Taylor / Political Punch:
Obama Administration Says Some Detainees Overseas Are Being Mirandized — and Bush Did It, Too  —  The Obama administration announced this week that some detainees captured and held abroad have been read Miranda rights to preserve evidence for a potential prosecution.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Miranda Rights for Terrorists
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Miranda Warnings for Terrorists — Thank Sen. McCain
Discussion: Weekly Standard and TigerHawk
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: Blue Virginia and TPMDC
Haaretz:
Netanyahu's speech: Yes to road map, no to settlement freeze  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will announce in his foreign policy speech scheduled for Sunday the adoption of the road map and the “two-state solution” for settling the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, according to sources close to the prime minister.
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Gil Hoffman / Jerusalem Post:
Likud MKs: Leave 2 states out of speech
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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.
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 …
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 …
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?
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: Los Angeles Times and TMZ.com
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Abby Phillip / The Politico:
Senators fly high on taxpayers' dime  —  Sens. John Cornyn and Chuck Schumer each spent more than $140,000 in taxpayer money on travel in the first half of the fiscal year — roughly 10 times as much as some of their thriftier colleagues.  —  Cornyn, a Republican, racked up the highest travel bill …
Discussion: HotMES
Associated Press:
WHO: Swine flu pandemic has begun  —  Long-awaited announcement signals first global epidemic in 41 years  —  GENEVA - The World Health Organization has told its member nations it is declaring a swine flu pandemic — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.
Discussion: Free exchange
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
 
 
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