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3:20 PM ET, June 16, 2009

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Drudge Report:
ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE  —  On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care — a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm!
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Bill Dedman / MSNBC:
Obama blocks access to White House visitor list  —  Taking Bush's position, administration denies msnbc.com request for logs  —  The Obama White House has denied requests by msnbc.com and a nonpartisan watchdog group for the names of White House visitors.  The watchdog group …
Kathryn Cheng / ABC News' Press Room:
ABC News Responds to RNC Letter  —  Dear Mr. McKay:  —  I am in receipt of your letter of June 15, 2009 and wanted to respond to a number of false premises you raise regarding our ongoing and upcoming coverage of health care.  —  I hope we can all agree that a robust debate of health care issues and potential policies is in order.
Michael Ledeen / Pajamas Media:
So How's it Going in Iran?  —  To start with, the BBC, long considered a shill for the regime by most Iranian dissidents, estimates between one and two million Tehranis demonstrated against the regime on Monday.  That's a big number.  So we can say that, at least for the moment, there is a revolutionary mass in the streets of Tehran.
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Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Latest Updates on Iran's Disputed Election  —  To supplement reporting from New York Times correspondents inside Iran, The Lede will continue to track the aftermath of Iran's disputed presidential election online, as we have for the last several days.  Please refresh this page throughout …
New York Times:
Recount Offer Fails to Quell Political Tumult in Iran  —  TEHRAN — Tens of thousands of Iranians gathered in the streets here on Tuesday for a second day of mass demonstrations protesting the official results of Friday's presidential election, unsatisfied by a top government panel's agreement to conduct a partial recount.
Networked Culture:
iranelection cyberwar guide for beginners  —  The purpose of this guide is to help you participate constructively in the Iranian election protests through twitter.  — Do NOT publicise proxy IP's over twitter, and especially not using the #iranelection hashtag.
Jim_robbins / The washington times Blogs:
Revolutionary Guards Arrested in Iran
Sue Pleming / Reuters:
U.S. State Department speaks to Twitter over Iran
Discussion: Telegraph and techPresident
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
In Iran, an Iron Cleric, Now Blinking
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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Letterman's Palin apology: ‘Perception’
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and NY Daily News
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
In reversal, GOP balks at war funding  —  House Republicans are preparing to vote en bloc against the $106 billion war-spending bill, a position once unthinkable for the party that characterized the money as support for the troops.  —  For years, Republicans portrayed the bills funding …
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Washington Post:
Calif. Aid Request Spurned By U.S.  —  The Obama administration has turned back pleas for emergency aid from one of the biggest remaining threats to the economy — the state of California.  —  Top state officials have gone hat in hand to the administration, armed with dire warnings of a fast-approaching …
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Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Stamp Is on Finance Rules
Eamon Javers / The Politico:
Stimulus serves up Obama pork  —  It became a sort of poster child for fiscal responsibility — a clean-coal power plant in Illinois that was one of then-Sen. Barack Obama's pet projects.  —  Democrats insisted they were so serious about keeping pork out of the stimulus bill …
Discussion: Wizbang
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama to create new agency
Discussion: The Swamp, CNNMoney.com and Wonk Room
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:   As Byrd improves, Democrats fret
Ezra Klein:
The CBO's Assumptions  —  Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office returned a fairly devastating estimate of Sens. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Chris Dodd's (D-Conn.) Affordable Health Choices Act.  According to the agency, the bill would cost a hefty trillion dollars over 10 years and extend insurance to a mere 16 million people.
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Fox News:
Carter to Obama: Remove Hamas From Terror List  —  Former President Jimmy Carter says he will ask the Obama administration to remove the militant Palestinian group from the U.S.-designated terror list, just as Hamas says it foiled a bomb plot against Carter..
New York Times:
A Bad Call on Gay Rights  —  The Obama administration, which came to office promising to protect gay rights but so far has not done much, actually struck a blow for the other side last week.  It submitted a disturbing brief in support of the Defense of Marriage Act, which is the law that protects …
CNN:
Oops!  President Obama confuses right, left  —  (CNN) — President Obama is so busy these days dealing with pressing foreign policy issues like Iran and North Korea, that he can't seem to tell his right from his left.  —  After holding a bilateral meeting in the Oval office …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The “Bomb Iran” contingent's newfound concern for The Iranian People  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  I'm going to leave the debate about whether Iran's election was “stolen” and the domestic implications within Iran to people who actually know what they're talking about …
Washington Post:
CIA Says It Misjudged Role of High-Value Detainee Abu Zubaida, Transcript Shows  —  An al-Qaeda associate captured by the CIA and subjected to harsh interrogation techniques said his jailers later told him they had mistakenly thought he was the No. 3 man in the organization's hierarchy …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Neocon Egomania on Iran  —  Thanks to John McCain's campaign finance reform legislation it was a bit difficult for me, legally speaking, to state this point clearly back during the campaign but now that we're not within the BCRA window of any election he's participating in we can say clearly …
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Executive order might block abuse photos' release  —  The Obama administration is looking at using an executive order to block the release of photos documenting the abuse of U.S. military detainees, said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.  —  “I have reason to believe they are looking …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Raw Story
 
 
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Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Obama's choice is not to choose on Iran
Discussion: MoJo Blog Posts and Power Line
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Democracy in America  —  Continuing on yesterday's theme …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Guardian
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Did Iraqi Democracy Influence Iran?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
The Ross effect  —  Administration officials confirmed last night …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and The Hill
Kenneth R. Bazinet / NY Daily News:
White House dangled Ireland ambassadorship to King
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
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Discussion: USA Today and QandO