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1:00 AM ET, June 10, 2010

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Mother Jones:
Who Is Alvin Greene?  —  An unemployed 32-year-old black Army veteran with no campaign funds, no signs, and no website shocked South Carolina on Tuesday night by winning the Democratic Senate primary to oppose Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC).  Alvin Greene, who currently lives in his family's home …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Write Off Lincoln  —  It's nice for Blanche Lincoln that she won the runoff in Arkansas last night but I hope that no groups that care about getting Democratic Senators elected spend another dollar in the state this year.  That doesn't have anything to do with her ideology- judging …
Yahoo! News:
Mystery S.C. nominee has pending felony charge  —  Alvin Greene has been on the phone all day.  That's to be expected for the guy who just won South Carolina's Democratic Senate primary and is facing incumbent Republican Jim DeMint in November.  But everyone calling Greene has just been trying …
Discussion: Right Now, Gawker, Corrente, The Eye and Guardian
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
S.C. Dems ask Senate nominee to withdraw after felony charge  —  Less than 24 hours after Alvin Greene's surprise win in the South Carolina Democratic Senate primary, the state party has asked him to withdraw from the race because of a pending felony charge.
Discussion: RedState and Real Clear Politics
Robbie Brown / New York Times:
Questions After Political Unknown Wins
Discussion: Ballot Access News
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Barrett strikes first on TV in South Carolina runoff
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Last night's takeaway: The limits of the left …
Discussion: The Fix and Washington Monthly
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Surprise SC Senate candidate has charge pending
John Blake / CNN:
Why Obama doesn't dare become the angry black man  —  Watch CNN tonight for a discussion on the history of presidential toughness.  Don Lemon asks the question: How tough should a president be when in the public eye?  CNN tonight, 8 ET  —  (CNN) — Here's proof that President Obama has indeed ushered in a new era in race relations.
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Candance Moore / NewsBusters.org:
CNN Blames White People For Obama's Slow Action On Oil Spill  —  UPDATE - 6/9, 5:45 PM | … The excuses keep rolling in to explain why President Obama is seemingly detached from the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.  —  On Wednesday, CNN.com reached a new low by blatantly playing the race card …
Discussion: Moonbattery and Weasel Zippers
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
CNN.com Lead Story About Obama: “The Risk Of Being An ‘Angry Black Man’” (Update)
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and Raw Story
Lauren Beckham Falcone / Boston Herald:
Sarah Palin (DD-Alaska)?  —  Hey Sarah Palin, I can see your cleavage from my house!  —  Alaska's former governor sported more Northern Exposure than usual at the Belmont Stakes race this weekend, sending the blogosphere into a tizzy, wondering whether Palin is exercising a woman's right to (bigger) boobs.
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
The Spill, The Scandal and the President  —  The inside story of how Obama failed to crack down on the corruption of the Bush years - and let the world's most dangerous oil company get away with murder  —  On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Rolling Stone: Deepwater blew and Obama knew  —  So far, Barack Obama's new Captain Kickass persona seems to be as big a flop as the movie itself.  No one is buying Obama's outrage, especially not the Left, where anger over his mismanagement and inaction has finally landed in the featured pages …
Ynetnews:
Hezbollah stands by disgraced US reporter Helen Thomas  —  Hezbollah on Wednesday saluted veteran US reporter Helen Thomas's “courage” for her controversial comments against Israel, which sparked a furor and forced her to retire.  —  “Respected American journalist Helen Thomas's answer shows …
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The Fix:
John Cornyn: I won't be talking policy with Sharron Angle  —  National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn on Wednesday downplayed the importance of new Nevada Senate nominee Sharron Angle's conservative issue positions, saying the race will continue to be a “referendum” on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Discussion: Guardian
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Opinionator:
Where Did All the Angry Voters Go?  —  Gail Collins: David …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Apple's Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed  —  Apple has suffered another embarrassment.  A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians.  They—and every other buyer of the wireless-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.
Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
ACLU chief ‘disgusted’ with Obama  —  The top official at the American Civil Liberties Union seems to be losing patience with President Barack Obama and his administration.  —  Speaking at a conference of liberal activists Wednesday morning, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero didn't mince …
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
TRENDING: Open mic catches Fiorina dig at Boxer  —  (CNN) - Newly-minted U.S. Senate Republican nominee Carly Fiorina added her name Wednesday to the annals of unfortunate politicians caught by an open mic.  —  Waiting to be interviewed by affiliate KXTV Wednesday morning …
Diane Macedo / Fox News:
Publishing Company Under Fire for Putting Warning Label on Constitution  —  Warning that appears on Wilder Publications' reprints of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and other historical texts.  —  A small publishing company is under fire after putting warning labels on copies …
Discussion: Townhall.com
Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
The Alien in the White House  —  The distance between the president and the people is beginning to be revealed.  —  The deepening notes of disenchantment with Barack Obama now issuing from commentators across the political spectrum were predictable.  So, too, were the charges …
Michael Sheridan / NY Daily News:
Woman caught having sex in park, charged with adultery - in New York  —  A woman arrested for public lewdness for allegedly having sex in a park is facing a surprising additional charge: cheating on her husband.  —  No, this wasn't in a Muslim country far away, it is happening in New York.
Discussion: Althouse and JammieWearingFool
Rebecca English / Daily Mail:
‘Follow the Islamic way to save the world,’ Prince Charles urges environmentalists  —  Prince Charles yesterday urged the world to follow Islamic ‘spiritual principles’ in order to save the environment.  —  In a high-profile speech, the heir to the throne argued that man's destruction …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
U.N. Security Council Passes New Sanctions Against Iran  —  UNITED NATIONS — The United States, moving firmly away from the Obama administration's previous emphasis on wooing Iran, pushed through a new round of United Nations sanctions against the nation on Wednesday, taking aim at its military …
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Julia Preston / New York Times:
Fee Increase for Immigration Papers Proposed
Discussion: CNN
Loren Steffy / Houston Chronicle:
U.S. and BP slow to accept Dutch expertise  —  Three days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch government offered to help.  —  It was willing to provide ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and it proposed a plan for building sand barriers to protect sensitive marshlands.
Spiegel Online:
‘Obama Deceives the Public’  —  Daniel Ellsberg, legendary leaker of the “Pentagon Papers” in 1971, still has a bone to pick with the White House.  In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, the 79-year-old peace activist accuses President Obama of betraying his election promises — in Iraq, in Afghanistan and on civil liberties.
Discussion: Hit & Run
The Hill:
The 25 hardest working lawmakers  —  Senate Finance Committee leaders Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) are the hardest working members of Congress, according to the people who work with them on Capitol Hill — their fellow lawmakers, aides and other officials.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The View From Two Years Ago  —  Via Ryan Avent's Twitter feed, here's how the Fed saw things in June 2008:  —  Things were worse than that!  —  As a thought experiment, imagine what answer Ben Bernanke or Barack Obama or Larry Summers or John Boehner or Mitch McConnell would have given …
Matt Bai / New York Times:
Democrat in Chief?  —  A year and a half after they sat, shivering and awestruck, on a January morning and listened to the sounds of a million cheers careering off the marble walls of the Capitol, the Democrats who work under the dome can feel those same walls closing in fast.
Discussion: The Impolitic and Marbury
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Was Israel A Mistake?  —  So far, no luck on anti-Zionist columnists.  And being critical of Israel does not mean you're an anti-Zionist.  But a reader did note this 2006 column by Richard Cohen.  Money quote: … I was thinking recently how a Burkean could defend the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948.
The Atlantic Online:
The Case for Calling Them Nitwits  —  They blow each other up by mistake.  They bungle even simple schemes.  They get intimate with cows and donkeys.  Our terrorist enemies trade on the perception that they're well trained and religiously devout, but in fact, many are fools and perverts …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
 
 
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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
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Al Baker / New York Times:
Judges Say New York May Keep Surveillance Secrets
Discussion: City Room, Raw Story and Truthdig
CNN:
Woman dumps oil on self to protest liability cap
Discussion: Media Research Center
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
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Ashley Hayes / CNN:
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New York Times:
Obama Pledges New Aid to Palestinians
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Art Beast / The Daily Beast:
The GOP Is Blowing It  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Republicans …
CNN:
Gore daughter separates from husband
Discussion: The TrogloPundit