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10:20 AM ET, June 23, 2009

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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Sanford Story Takes More Serious Turn  —  Late Monday evening, Gov. Mark Sanford's office revealed that he is hiking on the Appalachian Trail.  —  On the face of it, that solves the mystery.  But this article from The State, South Carolina's main newspaper, suggests some more troubling possibilities to the story.
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The State:
Gov. Sanford not heard from since Thursday  —  The whereabouts of Gov. Mark Sanford have been unknown to state officials since Thursday, and some state leaders are questioning who is in charge of the executive office.  —  Neither the governor's office nor the State Law Enforcement Division …
The Politico:
Missing Gov. sparks political fight  —  In a new twist to an already-bizarre episode, South Carolina's lieutenant governor said Monday night that neither he nor Gov. Mark Sanford's staff know where the governor is and that Sanford's office refused his demand to talk his fellow Republican.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Sanford hiking Appalachian Trail, his office says
Discussion: Firedoglake
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Missing S. C. governor taking a hike, staff says
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
South Carolina Gov. Sanford Is Hiking, Staff Says
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Raw Story
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Where in the World is Mark Sanford? (The Appalachian Trail)
Discussion: The Post and Courier and Wonkette
Agence France Presse:
US says hot dog diplomacy still on with Iran  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States said Monday its invitations were still standing for Iranian diplomats to attend July 4 celebrations at US embassies despite the crackdown on opposition supporters.  —  President Barack Obama's administration …
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Borzou Daragahi / Los Angeles Times:
Family, friends mourn Iranian woman whose death was caught on video  —  Neda Agha-Soltan, 26, ‘was a beam of light’ and not an activist, friends say.  The video footage of her bleeding to death on the street has turned her into an international symbol of the protest movement.
Jenny Booth / Times of London:
Iranian authorities scramble to negate Neda Soltan ‘martyrdom’  —  The Iranian authorities have ordered the family of a student shot dead in Tehran to take down mourning posters as they struggle to stop her becoming the rallying point for protests against the presidential election.
Discussion: News: News blog and Raw Story
BBC:
Death video woman ‘targeted by militia’
Discussion: Babylon & Beyond
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Why Obama's sudden news conference today?  And what he'll say  —  You don't need to be a basketball-loving president of the United States to know that if you're trying to block opponents' shots in your end, you sure aren't increasing your own totals.  You can't score points on D.
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Washington Post:
At Least Nine Killed in Red Line Crash  —  The number of people killed in last night's deadly Red Line crash has risen to at least nine, Metro officials said this morning, shortly after five bodies were removed from the mangled wreckage.  —  The train that slammed into the back of another during …
Discussion: Politics Daily
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New York Times:
Top Clerical Council in Iran Rejects Plea to Annul Vote  —  CAIRO — Iran's Guardian Council, the senior clerical body charged with certifying the disputed presidential election, has rejected the opposition's demand for the vote to be annulled on grounds of fraud, state television reported on its Web site Tuesday.
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Washington Post:
Poll: Americans Less Upbeat About Stimulus Bill's Impact  —  Expectations for President Obama's stimulus package have diminished, with barely half of Americans now confident the $787 billion measure will boost the economy, and the rapid rise in optimism that followed the 2008 election has abated …
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Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
Rubio's curious Tweet  —  Twitter hasn't always been a politician's best friend — see Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra's comparison of House Republican floor rebellions to the uprising in Iran or Newt Gingrich calling Sonia Sotomayor a “racist.”  —  Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio …
Discussion: Hot Air
alarabiya.net:
Iranian clerics seek supreme leader alternative  —  Clashes between protesters and police Saturday left at least 13 people dead (File)  —  Religious leaders are considering an alternative to the supreme leader structure after at least 13 people were killed in the latest unrest to shake Tehran …
Farnaz Fassihi / Wall Street Journal:
Son's Death Has Iranian Family Asking Why  —  TEHRAN—The family, clad in black, stood at the curb of the road sobbing.  A middle-aged mother slapped her cheeks, letting out piercing wails.  The father, a frail man who worked as a doorman at a clinic in central Tehran, wept quietly with his head bowed.
Jerusalem Post:
US: Settlement freeze must include J'lem  —  Jewish neighborhoods in east Jerusalem are included in the US demand that Israel halt “settlement” construction, including for natural growth, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told The Jerusalem Post during a press briefing on Monday.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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Roll Call:
Ensign to Face the Music  —  Embattled Republican Will Address Colleagues Today  —  Sen. John Ensign (Nev.) is expected to address his GOP colleagues at their weekly luncheon today to try to turn the page on the high-profile sex scandal that has derailed his rising political career.
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
Iranian leaders will always believe Anglo-Saxons are plotting against them. … - There is nothing at all that any Western country can do to avoid the charge of intervening in Iran's foreign affairs.  The deep belief that everything—especially anything in English—is already and by definition …
Attaturk / Firedoglake:
America's Concern Troll  —  Richard Cohen manages to write a column that is for the most part reasonable and logical defending the Obama Administration's tempered words on Iran — because historically we have good reason to be measured.  But he just cannot help himself:
Discussion: Washington Post and Gawker
CNN:
Iranian protester pleads for U.S., world to intervene  —  An Iranian student protester in Tehran made a passionate plea for help from the world community this morning in a phone call to CNN's “American Morning.”  —  For safety reasons, CNN can only identify the student by his first name, Mohammad.
 
 
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Lynnley Browning / New York Times:
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Discussion: DailyFinance, Law Blog and The BLT
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Obama's Political Operation To Launch Big Database Of Health Care Stories
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Times:
U.S. Scrambles for Information on Iran
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Ralph Atkins / Financial Times:
Eurozone recovery loses momentum
Discussion: Free exchange and European Tribune
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Climate change bill to hit House floor this week
Discussion: The Politico and msnbc.com
Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
Dems ignore Obama cuts
Discussion: The Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Los Angeles Times:
Villaraigosa won't run for governor
Discussion: VDARE.com and Hotline On Call
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
McCain's Iran Neda speech raises domestic political stakes for Obama
Discussion: Redhot
Jeffrey Goldberg:
What Roger Cohen Saw
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Lee Ross / Fox News:
Supreme Court Ends Plame Case Against Cheney, Libby, Bush Officials