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12:15 PM ET, June 15, 2009

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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 …
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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.
New York Times:
Iran Bans Opposition Rally as Critics Are Detained  —  President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran gave his first post-election news conference in Tehran on Sunday.  In a news conference, he called his re-election “real and free.”  More Photos >  —  TEHRAN — The Iranian authorities denied permission Monday …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Iranian Election Results by Province [UPDATED]  —  3:31 AM: A map showing the ostensible results.  —  2:19 AM: The reader who sent these to me is named Daniel Berman; I've confirmed that he's comfortable with having his name disclosed.  Daniel is pursing a masters in Iranian Studies …
Juan Cole / Informed Comment:
Terror Free Tomorrow Poll Did not Predict Ahmadinejad Win  —  Noting my skepticism about the announced outcome of Friday's presidential elections in Iran, readers have been asking me what I think about this WaPo op-ed by Ken Ballen and Patrick Doherty pointing out that a scientifically weighted Project …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Thomas Erdbrink / Washington Post:
Iran Supreme Leader Orders Probe of Election Fraud  —  Mousavi Asks That Vote Be Nullified; President Calls Demonstrators ‘Weeds’  —  Iran's supreme leader on Monday ordered a probe of Friday's presidential election, as protests over alleged voter fraud continued for a third straight day.
Patrick Disney / niacINsight:
Updates from Iran: liveblogging post-election unrest
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN and Mondoweiss
New York Times:
Obama Open to Reining in Medical Suits  —  WASHINGTON — The American Medical Association has long battled Democrats who oppose protecting doctors from malpractice lawsuits.  But during a private meeting at the White House last month, association officials said, they found one Democrat willing to entertain the idea: President Obama.
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Washington Post:
Obama Under Pressure to Push Unpopular Tax on Health Benefits  —  Seeking GOP Votes, Democrats Split Over Plan for New Levy  —  The White House is caught in a battle within its own party over how to finance a comprehensive overhaul of America's health-care system, as key Democrats advocate …
Barak Ravid / Haaretz:
Why is Dennis Ross being ousted as Obama envoy to Iran?  —  Dennis Ross, who most recently served as a special State Department envoy to Iran, will abruptly be relieved of his duties, sources in Washington told Haaretz.  An official announcement is expected in the coming days.
Juan Gonzalez / NY Daily News:
Gonzalez: Hiram heading back to Democrats  —  State Sen. Hiram Monserrate meets with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday.  Monserrate told Juan Gonzalez he will return to the Democrats.  —  Sen. Hiram Monserrate has switched sides - again.  —  “I'm coming home,” the Queens Democrat told …
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New York Times:   Monserrate Flips Back to Democrats
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Republicans step up the anti-Obama-speak
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.
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Details Set for Remake of Financial Regulations  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is expected Wednesday to propose the most sweeping reorganization of financial-market supervision since the 1930s, a revamp that would touch almost every corner of banking from how mortgages are underwritten …
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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 …
The Politico:
DC's dreamboats  —  Washington is a magical place, a place where the onetime victims of boyhood gym-locker entombment can grow up to become the objects of affection, admiration, compulsive fandom, BlogSpot pages and Cafe Press T-shirts.  —  It is, safe to say, the only place where Ari Fleischer could have a stalker.
Discussion: The Swamp and Top of the Ticket
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Mike Allen / Associated Press:   Presented by First Five Years Fund: Obama to make 'irrefutable case …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
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.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Gerald Walpin speaks: The inside story of the AmeriCorps firing  —  Dispute that resulted in firing involved stimulus money  —  The White House's decision to fire AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin came amid politically-charged tensions inside the Corporation for National and Community Service …
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Gorman Gorman / Political Punch:
Seeking Answers on IG Firing, Sen. Grassley Asks About Possible Role …
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
Wrong Way on Health ‘Reform’  —  It's hard to know whether President Obama's health-care “reform” is naive, hypocritical or simply dishonest.  Probably all three.  The president keeps saying it's imperative to control runaway health spending.  He's right.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Commentary
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Real-Time Criticism of CNN's Iran Coverage  —  Cable news normally serves as the front line for breaking news, but the channels largely took the weekend off as Tehran exploded in protests after Iran's presidential election.  —  The performance of the American cable news, especially CNN …
 
 
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Scott Maxwell / Orlando Sentinel:
How many more are innocent?
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Tweeting The Revolution
Wall Street Journal:
Federal Intervention Pits ‘Gets’ vs. ‘Get-Nots’
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John McCormick / Chicago Tribune:
Obama's Air Force One flight to Chicago and back Monday to cost $236,000
Discussion: The Note
Martin Peretz / The New Republic:
Narrative Dissonance  —  What the Cairo speech got wrong.
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Weekend Wrap  —  The Dish covered a coup and a revolt this weekend.
Discussion: Daniel W. Drezner
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Let's read Andrew Sullivan's new Sarah Palin post.
Discussion: USS Neverdock