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7:30 PM ET, June 9, 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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Seanna Adcox / Associated Press:
Who's the Mystery Man Who Won in S.C.?  —  Analysts Say DeMint Could ‘Coast’ to Re-election Over Mystery Dem Candidate  —  An unemployed military veteran who raised no funds and put up no campaign website shocked South Carolina's Democratic Party leadership by capturing the nomination Tuesday …
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: TPMDC, Power Line, Gawker and Corrente
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Surprise SC Senate candidate has charge pending
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.
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Jay Newton-Small / Time:
Another Winner on Tuesday: The Palin Endorsement
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
White House official: ‘Organized labor just flushed $10 million down the toilet’  —  A senior White House official just called me with a very pointed message for the administration's sometime allies in organized labor, who invested heavily in beating Blanche Lincoln, Obama's candidate, in Arkanas.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:   Last night's takeaway: The limits of the left …
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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The Note:
Cornyn: ‘Solidly Behind’ Angle in Nevada; Won't Talk Policy with Candidate
Discussion: The Politico
Opinionator:
Where Did All the Angry Voters Go?  —  Gail Collins: David …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
TPMDC:
Reid Opponent Embraces Patriot Group That Warns Of ‘Giant Concentration Camps’
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 …
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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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.
Ed Barnes / Fox News:
Reuters Admits Cropping Photos of Ship Clash, Denies Political Motive  —  On the left, the uncropped photo.  On the right, Reuters' released photo.  (Reuters)  —  The British-based Reuters news agency has been stung for the second time by charges that it edited politically sensitive photos in a way that casts Israel in a bad light.
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.
James Craven / The New Britain Herald:
‘Lying face to face’  —  NEW BRITAIN — A member of Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's staff, himself a former major and judge advocate in the U.S. Marines, is calling Blumenthal a liar and disgrace to the Marine Corps for representing himself repeatedly as having served in Vietnam.
CNN:
Gore daughter separates from husband  —  Karenna Gore Schiff, the oldest daughter of former Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore.  —  (CNN) - Karenna Gore Schiff, the oldest daughter of former Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore, has separated from her husband, Dr. Andrew Schiff …
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Sandra Sobieraj Westfall / People.com:
Another Gore Split: Daughter Karenna
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Vanity Fair and Mediaite
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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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.
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 …
John Blake / CNN:
Why Obama doesn't dare become the angry black man  —  (CNN) — Here's proof that President Obama has indeed ushered in a new era in race relations.  —  Who would have ever expected some white Americans to demand that an African-American man show more rage?
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 …
Jon A. Krosnick / New York Times:
The Climate Majority  —  ON Thursday, the Senate will vote on a resolution proposed by Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, that would scuttle the Environmental Protection Agency's plans to limit emissions of greenhouse gases by American businesses.  —  Passing the resolution might seem to be exactly what Americans want.
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
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 …
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Poll: With Higher Visibility, Less Disapproval For Gays  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  Seventy-seven percent of Americans now say they know someone who is gay or lesbian, a new CBS News poll finds …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi, the liberal House speaker, is heckled by liberals  —  For 17 months, anger at President Obama and congressional Democrats has been pooling on the left.  On Tuesday morning, it spilled onto the floor of an Omni Shoreham ballroom and splashed all over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Barrett strikes first on TV in South Carolina runoff  —  Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Despite pressure from national Republicans, Gresham Barrett vowed Wednesday to remain in the runoff race against Nikki Haley for South Carolina's GOP gubernatorial nomination.
 
 
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Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
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The Atlantic Online:
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Kate Sheppard / Mother Jones:
Which Dems Are Backing Murkowski's Attack on Carbon Regs?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Life is a Series of Bailouts, and Then You Die
Discussion: Ezra Klein and American Prospect
David Weigel / Right Now:
Plenty of hype, but a bad night for Orly Taitz and other birthers
Ashley Hayes / CNN:
Executioner: Firing squad is ‘justice’
Discussion: Law Blog
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Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Once a government pet, BP now a capitalist tool
Discussion: Big Government and Power Line
Laura Rozen / Laura Rozen's Blog:
Team Obama to Abbas: “direct talks”
Discussion: CNN, Israel Matzav and The Swamp
Kytja Weir / Washington Examiner:
Metrobus driver that punched McGruff the Crime Dog rehired
Todd J. Zywicki / Washington Times:
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