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12:55 AM ET, July 7, 2009

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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Having It Both Ways  —  This Radley Balko's post is being used to defend Ross:  —  It is possible that Sarah Palin was both unfairly mistreated and personally attacked by the media and many on the left, and that her family was rather ruthlessly and mercilessly run through the [ringer] …
Discussion: The Agitator and Macsmind
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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Palin and Her Enemies  —  If Sarah Palin's political career ended last Friday, 10 tumultuous months after she was introduced as the Republican Party's vice-presidential nominee, those five words will be its epitaph.  —  Had she refused John McCain, Palin would still be a popular female governor …
David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
‘Real America’ and Palin  —  MSNBC's “Morning Joe” roiled, as most political shows will today, with discussions of Gov. Sarah Palin's (R-Alaska) resignation.  And as with most discussion of Palin, it featured well-paid New York or Washington-based pundits explaining why the second member …
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Sarah Palin's surprise  —  From my latest American Spectator column: … Please read the whole thing.  Sunday morning, I was driving back from Lake Weiss — where we'd shot our fabulous annual Fourth of July fireworks show — when the editor called asking me to write the column.
Ta-Nehisi Coates:
What The Right Means When They Say “America”
Discussion: The Monkey Cage
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
Did the Toppling of Saddam Hussein Lead to Recent Events in Iran?  —  Given the connections between Iraq and Iran, it's not as unlikely as it sounds.  —  The most exciting and underreported news of the past few weeks in Iran has been that the emerging challenger to the increasingly frantic and isolated …
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Martin Fletcher / Times of London:
Iran clerics declare election invalid and condemn crackdown
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Special Report: Ideologically, Where Is the U.S. Moving?  —  Nearly 4 in 10 Americans say their views have grown more conservative  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Despite the results of the 2008 presidential election, Americans, by a 2-to-1 margin, say their political views in recent years have become …
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The Huffington Post:
Schumer: With Franken Seated No Need To Compromise On Public Option  —  One of the leading Senate Democrats in the health care reform battle said that the seating of Al Franken has given the party the purpose and direction it needs to ensure that a public option for insurance coverage remains in any bill.
The Huffington Post:
Michael Jackson Fans Raise Money To Defeat Peter King  —  There is, it turns out, a political price to pay when you make bold statements calling out Michael Jackson for some of the nefarious moments of his personal history.  —  Fans of Jackson are mobilizing to raise money for an opponent …
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Anill / Think Progress:
Joe The Plumber Says Immigrants Should Get ‘The Hell Out Of Our Damn Country’  —  While protesting government spending at Houston's Independence Day Tea Party, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher stated that American taxpayer dollars would be best spent on the mass deportation of 12 million undocumented immigrants:
Deborah Zabarenko / Reuters:
New climate strategy: track the world's wealthiest  —  Source: Reuters  —  * World's richest emit about half of Earth's carbon  —  * Tracking the wealthy could break climate impasse  —  * New method would follow individual greenhouse emissions  —  To fairly divide the climate change …
Geoffrey Dunn / The Huffington Post:
Palin Hit With Another Ethics Complaint  —  In the wake of Governor Palin stepping down from her job, new allegations have surfaced today in Alaska charging Palin with additional violations of the Alaska Executive Ethics Act.  —  Zane Henning — a conservative government watchdog …
Firas Al-Atraqchi / The Huffington Post:
European Islamophobia A Creeping Threat: Analysis  —  The murder of Marwa Sherbini, a veiled (and pregnant) Egyptian woman, as she prepared to give evidence in a German courtroom against a man who physically assaulted her, has incensed the Muslim World and re-ignited the debate over whether Europe …
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Maggie Michael / Associated Press:
Egyptians cry racism in woman's slaying in Germany
Discussion: Harry's Place
Peter Roff / US News:
Democrats Admit That Their Cap and Trade Bill Is a Job Killer  —  By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog  —  In her remarks bringing the debate over the climate bill to a close, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California urged her colleagues to vote in favor of the cap and trade bill …
Jeane MacIntosh / New York Post:
JACKIE'S DOOMED LOVE - WITH RFK  —  Jackie Kennedy had a four-year love affair with Bobby Kennedy that began not long after JFK's assassination and grew so intense that when RFK was gunned down, it was she — not his wife — who instructed doctors to pull the plug, an explosive new book claims.
Discussion: On Deadline and Raw Story
Philip Aldrick / Telegraph:
US lurching towards ‘debt explosion’ with longterm interest rates on course to double  —  The US economy is lurching towards crisis with long-term interest rates on course to double, crippling the country's ability to pay its debts and potentially plunging it into another recession, according to a study by the US's own central bank
Discussion: Power Line, Wizbang and Commentaries
Michelle Malkin:
37,000 at Dallas Tea Party — and next steps  —  I returned from the Dallas Tea Party this weekend inspired and motivated by the massive turnout of citizen activists.  The official county estimate of the day-long event's crowd: 37,000!  —  The Tea Party organizers aren't surprised by the MSM games of lowballing numbers.
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John Avlon / Blogs and Stories:
New GOP “Racist” Headache  —  Blogs and Stories  —  After “Barack the Magic Negro” and other GOP racial gaffes, a top Young Republican official—who hopes to be elected chairman Saturday—laughs at a racial slur about President Obama.  The Daily Beast's John Avlon on a choice facing GOP brass …
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
New National Review Cover Features Dr. Obama — Putting On A Glove...  Check out this new cover from National Review:  —  This is as strong an argument as any other that's been made against the public option: That Obama will be personally telling you to turn your head and cough, then sticking his finger where the sun don't shine.
Washington Post:
Hospitals to Contribute $155B to Help Insure Those Without Health Coverage  —  The nation's hospitals agreed last night to contribute $155 billion over 10 years toward the cost of insuring the 47 million Americans without health coverage, according to two industry sources.
Discussion: The Treatment and Raw Story
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
The Atlantic And Salon Dinners: Thoughts From The Boss  —  The first reaction of every journalist to the story of the Washington Post's advertiser-cum-salon dinner proposal was probably one of disgust and moral superiority.  The second reaction: we've all kinda been involved in situations …
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
More female veterans are winding up homeless  —  VA resources strained; many are single parents  —  Angela Peacock spent years with no home after serving in Iraq.  —  WASHINGTON - The number of female service members who have become homeless after leaving the military has jumped dramatically …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Serge F. Kovaleski / New York Times:
Little Information Given About Solo Law Practice Run by Sotomayor in '80s  —  Since Sonia Sotomayor was nominated for a seat on the United States Supreme Court, her career and accomplishments have come to light in public and voluminous fashion.  —  Her Senate questionnaire lists dozens …
Tim Weiner / New York Times:
Robert S. McNamara, Architect of a Futile War, Dies at 93  —  Robert S. McNamara, the forceful and cerebral defense secretary who helped lead the nation into the maelstrom of Vietnam and spent the rest of his life wrestling with the war's moral consequences, died Monday at his home in Washington.
Mary Ann Akers / The Sleuth:
Reps. Kennedy and Sullivan Out of Rehab  —  Reps. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), right, and John Sullivan (R-Okla.), left, are out of rehab and back on the job.  (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Michael Wyke/Andrea Bruce / The Washington Post)  —  Updated, 3:28 p.m.  —  Reps. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Marc Andreessen's Burgeoning Blogging Empire: Invests In Talking Points Memo  —  More news about Marc Andreessen making venture investments this morning after the launch of his new $300 million fund, Andreessen Horowitz: he is leading a round of financing for TPM Media, better known as the TalkingPointsMemo blog.
Discussion: D-Day
Rachel Slajda / Talking Points Memo:
Palin's Attorney: Her Resignation Is “Self-Sacrifice”  —  Thomas Van Flein, Sarah Palin's attorney  —  Sarah Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein (the one who threatened to sue several news organizations for allegedly defaming his client) just spoke with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
CNN:
Police say suspect in South Carolina serial killings is dead  —  GAFFNEY, South Carolina (CNN) — Investigators believe the serial killer blamed for five deaths in South Carolina died in a shootout with police in neighboring North Carolina on Monday, a South Carolina state police official said.
Discussion: On Deadline and Scared Monkeys
 
 
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