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7:20 PM ET, June 15, 2009

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Boston Globe:
Iran's Disputed Election  —  Following up from last Friday's entry about Iran's Presidential Election, Tehran and other cities have seen the largest street protests and rioting since the 1979 Iranian Revolution.  Supporters of reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, upset at their announced loss …
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Colin Freeman / Telegraph:
Iran protest cancelled as leaked election results show Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came third  —  Iran's reformist presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi has called off a major rally to protest last Friday's election results, amid claims police had been cleared to open fire on protesters.
Washington Post:
Polling in Iran Shows Real Support for Ahmadinejad  —  The election results in Iran may reflect the will of the Iranian people.  Many experts are claiming that the margin of victory of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the result of fraud or manipulation, but our nationwide public opinion survey …
The Politico:
Ahmadinejad won.  Get over it  —  Without any evidence, many U.S. politicians and “Iran experts” have dismissed Iranian President Ahmadinejad's reelection Friday, with 62.6 percent of the vote, as fraud.  —  They ignore the fact that Ahmadinejad's 62.6 percent of the vote in this year's election …
New York Times:
Top Cleric Calls for Inquiry as Protesters Defy Ban in Iran  —  TEHRAN — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in silence through central Tehran on Monday to protest Iran's disputed presidential election in an extraordinary show of defiance that appeared to be the largest anti-government demonstration …
Eyewitness / CNN:
Hatred, chaos and savage beatings in Tehran
Discussion: MSNBC, protein wisdom and Bitch. Ph.D.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   Tide Turning?
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Updates on Iran's Disputed Election
Discussion: BBC
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M Peretz / The New Republic:
Dennis Ross, Out As Special Envoy To Iran; Was He Ousted Because He's …
Discussion: Commentary
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Kristol: Memo to Conservatives  —  There have been very good grounds to criticize President Obama's foreign policy so far.  There will be much more to criticize over the next three and a half years.  —  But he is our president.  We could be at an historical inflection point in Iran.
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William Kristol / PostPartisan:
Speak for America, President Obama
George Packer / News Desk:
Realism and Iran  —  The brutal apparent fraud taking place …
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
“Conservatives” Are Single-Largest Ideological Group  —  Percentage of “liberals” higher this decade than in early '90s  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Thus far in 2009, 40% of Americans interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys describe their political views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal.
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Fox News:
Cheney: I Hope Panetta Was ‘Misquoted’ in Claiming My Wish for Attack  —  After the CIA director apparently told The New Yorker that he thinks the former vice president is crossing his fingers for another attack on America, Dick Cheney says he hopes his “old friend” didn't really say those words.
Discussion: MSNBC and Comments from Left Field
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
McCain demands Panetta retract comments about Cheney
Jonathan Cohn / The Treatment:
AMA to Obama: Feh.  —  From my vantage point about ten feet away from the television set, here's a thumbnail sketch of President Obama's speech to the American Medical Association today.  —  Reform will deliver beter quality medicine.  (Tepid applause.)  —  Reform will reduce the cost burden on employers and the government.
Discussion: Don Surber, The Foundry and Hullabaloo
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Scott E. Harrington / Wall Street Journal:
The ‘Public Plan’ Would Be the Only Plan  —  It's impossible …
Discussion: Left in the West and Townhall.com
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Exclusive: House Dems Planning Major Changes To Secret CIA Briefings Of Congress  —  In a move that could spark another fight with the GOP over CIA intelligence and secrecy, House Dems are quietly preparing to make major changes to the ways the CIA briefs Congress on covert actions …
Glenn Beck / Washington Post:
Pundit Glenn Beck on ‘Common Sense,’ More  —  Radio and television personality Glenn Beck was online Monday, June 15 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss his new book, “Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine.”  —  Chicago: Glenn, On June 6 you said" …
Washington Post:
The Case for Financial Regulatory Reform  —  Over the past two years, we have faced the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression.  The financial system failed to perform its function as a reducer and distributor of risk.  Instead, it magnified risks, precipitating …
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Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Is Sonia Sotomayor Mean?  —  · The White House is fond of pointing out that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has more years on the bench, as a trial court and appellate judge, than any previous Supreme Court nominee.  —  With that record comes not just hundreds of written opinions, but thousands of oral arguments.
Joe Solmonese / HRC Back Story:
A Letter to the President from Joe Solmonese  —  Ed. Note: This morning HRC President Joe Solmonese sent a letter to President Barack Obama responding to the administration's brief that argues for the Defense of Marriage Act to be upheld in court.  The letter follows and is available in PDF:
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Pol: Gorilla is ‘related’ to First Lady … A prominent South Carolina Republican killed his Facebook page Sunday after being caught likening the First Lady to an escaped gorilla.  —  Commenting on a report posted to Facebook about a gorilla escape at a zoo in Columbia, S.C., Friday …
Ncarlile / Think Progress:
State GOP staffer sends racist image of Obama.  —  Over the weekend, a GOP official in South Carolina posted a comment to Facebook comparing Michelle Obama to an escaped gorilla.  Now, in a second instance of Republicans playing the race card against the Obamas, Wonkette notes that a racist e-mail …
 
 
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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
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The Huffington Post:
Fareed Zakaria GPS Redeems CNN's Iran Coverage
Matt Kennard / Salon:
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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Gorman Gorman / Political Punch:
Seeking Answers on IG Firing, Sen. Grassley Asks About Possible Role …