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9:55 AM ET, June 16, 2009

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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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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 …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Unrest in Iran forces Obama's hand  —  The images of massive protests and beaten students in the streets of Tehran, Iran, forced an initially reluctant President Barack Obama to speak out sharply against the crackdown and to raise doubts about the election's outcome.
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
As Byrd improves, Democrats fret  —  The health of 91-year-old Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) has been a delicate, often off-limits topic in the Senate — but Democrats, in need of every vote to pass health care and energy reforms, are expressing concerns about his extended hospitalization.
Jonathan Beale / BBC:
Obama's caution  —  It took President Obama until Monday evening to respond publicly to the outcome of the Iranian election.  —  Fair enough, given the initial confusion and the sensitivity of the issue.  —  When he did break his silence, his words suggested he was walking a fine diplomatic line.
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Cantor faces off with White House over Iran
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Gateway Pundit
David Blair / Telegraph:
Iran to hold election recount in wake of protests
Jim_robbins / The washington times Blogs:
Revolutionary Guards Arrested in Iran
Discussion: Hot Air
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Good news: State Dep't refuses to condemn Iranian crackdown …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Despite vote doubts, violence, Obama still vows talks with Iran regime
Discussion: Hot Air and The Volokh Conspiracy
Joe Adalian / TVBizwire:
Dave: I Take ‘Full Responsibilty’ For ‘Beyond Flawed’ Palin Joke, and I'm Sorry  —  David Letterman is making a full-throated apology for his controversial joke about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter.  —  During a taping of tonight's edition of his CBS “Late Show,” Letterman went much further …
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Jimmy Arone / Big Hollywood:
Real Time, Real Man: Maher Takes His Shot at Palin  —  Here we go again.  —  During his opening monologue on ‘Real Time’ Friday night, Bill Maher, couldn't resist piling on to the David Letterman controversy and the sex jokes made by him earlier in the week regarding Sarah Palin's daughter.
Tim Molloy / TVGuide.com:
Letterman's Palin Joke Costs CBS an Advertiser, Spawns Campaign for His Firing  —  David Letterman's comments about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and one of her daughters has prompted a hotel chain to pull its advertising on CBS' website — and spawned a campaign to fire the Late Show host that includes a planned protest outside his studio.
The Live Feed:
Letterman re-addresses Palin: ‘I had no idea [Willow] was there’  —  David Letterman re-addressed the controversy surrounding his jokes about Sarah Palin's family during the taping of CBS' “Late Show” on Monday.  —  Letterman said he had no idea Palin was at the Yankees game with her 14-year-old daughter …
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Letterman Apologizes — Again — to Governor Palin and Her Family
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 …
New Jersey Online:
White House officials express concern about Gov. Jon Corzine's re-election bid  —  National Democratic leaders have their eyes on the New Jersey governor's race - and they don't like what they're seeing.  —  With recent polls showing Gov. Jon Corzine falling behind Republican challenger Chris Christie …
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:   N.J. GOP sees Corzine as vulnerable
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
Analysis: Doctors' boos show Obama's tough road … WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama isn't used to hearing boos.  —  For all the young president's popularity, the response he got Monday from doctors at an American Medical Association meeting was a sign his road is only going to get rockier …
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Nazila Fathi / New York Times:
Iran Agrees to Partial Recount of Disputed Ballots  —  TEHRAN — Less than 24 hours after the largest demonstrations here since the 1979 revolution and the reported deaths of seven protesters, Iran's Guardian Council said Tuesday it was prepared to order a recount of disputed ballots …
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CNN:
Iran to recount disputed election votes
Discussion: A Blog For All, MSNBC and Salon
NPR:
Sebelius: Single-Payer Health Care Not In Plans  —  · As lawmakers on Capitol Hill hammer out legislation to overhaul the nation's health care system this year, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says that a single-payer option is not on the table.  —  “This is not a trick.
Discussion: The Swamp and Crooks and Liars
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U.S. Senator Mark Warner:
Enhancing health care choices for seniors
Scott E. Harrington / Wall Street Journal:
The ‘Public Plan’ Would Be the Only Plan  —  It's impossible …
Discussion: Townhall.com
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 …
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 …
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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 …
Discussion: Blue Virginia
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Biz / Twitter Blog:
Down Time Rescheduled  —  A critical network upgrade must be performed to ensure continued operation of Twitter.  In coordination with Twitter, our network host had planned this upgrade for tonight.  However, our network partners at NTT America recognize the role Twitter is currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran.
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.
Discussion: Guardian
 
 
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