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6:40 PM ET, July 9, 2009


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Manu Raju / The Politico:
Ensign's parents paid mistress $96k  —  Sen. John Ensign's parents shelled out big bucks to pay off their son's mistress, the latest twist in an unfolding scandal that has upended the political career of the one-time rising GOP star.  —  The scandal has also touched Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) …
Discussion: D-Day
Zachary Roth / TPMMuckraker:
Ensign Still Bringing Dirty Laundry Home To Be Washed  —  It looks like John Ensign's sexual dignity — which hasn't been high lately — has plunged to new depths.  His lawyer has just released a remarkable statement saying that Ensign's parents paid the Hamptons $96,000 after the 51-year-old senator told …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Wonkette
Manu Raju / The Politico:   Coburn: Ensign flap manipulated
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Ensign paid $96,000 “gift” to Hamptons
Discussion: The Politico
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Uncommon Detail Marks Rulings by Sotomayor  —  She Almost Oversteps Her Role, Experts Say  —  Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's opinions show support for the rights of criminal defendants and suspects, skepticism of corporations, and sympathy for plaintiffs alleging discrimination …
Linda Chavez / CBS News:
Firefighter to Testify Against Sotomayor
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and On Deadline
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Independents begin to edge away from President Obama  —  In a potentially alarming trend for the White House, independent voters are deserting President Barack Obama nationally and especially in key swing states, recent polls suggest.  —  Obama's job approval rating hit a — still healthy …
New York Post:
SEN. ESPADA RETURNING TO DEMOCRATS  —  POWER IN ALBANY FLIPS AGAIN  —  ALBANY - Bronx state Sen. Pedro Espada, whose defection to the Republican camp helped trigger the current Senate crisis, will return to the Democratic fold and end the month-long Senate stalemate, The Post has learned.
Josh Kraushaar / Scorecard's Blog:
Republican recruiting successes
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Standoff Ends as Defector Rejoins Albany Democrats
Discussion: TPMDC and AMERICAblog News
Mike Murphy / NY Daily News:
To go forward, GOP must snap out of its Sarah Palin spell  —  Gov. Sarah Palin is the political train wreck that keeps on giving.  First, she was an awful choice last year as John McCain's running mate.  I came to this conclusion with regret - I am one of McCain's biggest admirers.  —  But facts are facts.
Thomas Beaumont / Des Moines Register:
Iowa GOP wants Palin at dinner  —  Iowa Republican Party officials Wednesday said they are aggressively courting Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to headline the state GOP's premier annual fundraising event.  —  And they have put a well-connected Des Moines woman in charge of trying to land …
Jay Newton-Small / Swampland:
A Final Palin Post
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Democrats Say C.I.A. Deceived Congress  —  WASHINGTON — The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon E. Panetta, has told the House Intelligence Committee in closed-door testimony that the C.I.A. concealed “significant actions” from Congress from 2001 until late last month, seven Democratic committee members said.
Washington Wire:   Pelosi Says No to Resolution Honoring Michael Jackson
The Note:
CIA Spat: Pelosi Vindicated? Not Quite
David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
DeMint: America is ‘Where Germany Was Before World War II’  —  Last night, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) gave a short talk and Q&A at at the National Press Club about his book “Saving Freedom.”  DeMint told a room of around 100 people about a conversation he'd had with an Iranian immigrant …
John Cook / Gawker:
White House Press Corps Spent the Fourth of July Hanging Out With Obama, Off the Record  —  Reporters from roughly 30 television networks, newspapers, magazines, and web sites celebrated the Fourth of July with Barack Obama at the White House last weekend.  Why didn't you know that?
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
AmeriCorps stonewalls questions of White House involvement in IG firing
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
AIDS activists shut down US Capitol rotunda over Obama reversal on AIDS policy
Discussion: Roll Call and Pam's House Blend
Jonathan Cohn / The Treatment:
Houston—er, Washington—We Have a Problem  —  On Wednesday, according to a Capitol Hill source, the Senate Finance Committee distributed to its members a list of about twenty ways to help pay for health care reform.  Everything you could imagine was on the list: Taxes on soda and cigarettes.
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
Roland Burris won't run for Senate seat in 2010  —  Sneed has learned U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has decided NOT to seek election to the seat he fought the government to keep.  —  Sen. Burris is planning to announce his decision Friday by issuing a statement to the press.
NY Daily News:
White House denies manufacturer's boast that First Lady carried their $5,950 bag  —  Is First Lady Michelle Obama sporting a taste for ultra-expensive fashion pieces, or is she cementing her status as a savvy shopper?  —  Back in April she wore a pair of $540 Lanvin sneakers at a Washington food bank.
Phil Trexler / Akron Beacon Journal:
Akron police investigate teen mob attack on family  —  Akron police say they aren't ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation.  —  But to Marty Marshall, his wife and two kids, it seems pretty clear.  —  It came after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium.
Brad Heath / USA Today:
Billions in aid go to areas that backed Obama in '08  —  WASHINGTON — Billions of dollars in federal aid delivered directly to the local level to help revive the economy have gone overwhelmingly to places that supported President Obama in last year's presidential election.
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
King's New Rationale For Voting Against Slave Labor Resolution: It Wasn't ‘A Balanced Depiction Of History’  —  Yesterday, a number of blogs reported that right-wing Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was the lone dissenter on a House vote to acknowledge the role that slave labor had in constructing the U.S. Capitol.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Palin Top Choice Of Republicans ... Concerned About National Security?  —  I'm really not sure what to make of this astonishing number from Rasmussen about the 2012 GOP primary: … Palin is the top choice among Republicans whose top concern is national security?
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Hawks Like Palin  —  Rasmussen does the breakdown:
Discussion: Ideas Special Report
Buffett Likens Economic Stimulus to Viagra  —  The Legendary Investor Is Critical of the First Stimulus Package, Comparing It to Viagra and Candy  —  As debate grows about a possible second stimulus package for the flagging American economy, at least one legendary investor is giving the idea his guarded approval.
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
New York Times Considers $5 Monthly Web-Access Fee  —  New York Times Co. said in a survey of print subscribers that it's considering a $5 monthly fee for access to its namesake newspaper's Web site.  —  Times Co. also asked whether subscribers would be willing to pay a discounted fee …
Richard Cowan / Reuters:
Obama's drive for climate change bill delayed  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push for quick action by Congress on climate change legislation suffered a setback on Thursday when the U.S. Senate committee leading the drive delayed work on the bill until September.
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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Business Channel:
What's the Matter with Economic Journalism?
Discussion: Ezra Klein
David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars:
Kilmeade does eugenics: Americans marry ‘other species’ …
Rebecca Sinderbrand / CNN:
Jeb Bush: 'I don't know' if Obama is a socialist
Discussion: Think Progress and Wonkette
Bil Browning / The Bilerico Project:
We Win!!  Rockstar Energy Drink to Donate $100K+ to LGBT Orgs & Bloggers
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
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