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8:00 AM ET, June 10, 2010

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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 …
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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.
Robbie Brown / New York Times:
Questions After Political Unknown Wins
Discussion: Ballot Access News
Jessica Taylor / The Politico:
Greene vows to stay in race
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Mother Jones:
Who Is Alvin Greene?  —  An unemployed 32-year-old black Army veteran …
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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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Liberal Website Starts Rumor Sarah Palin Has Gotten Breast Implants
Wall Street Journal:
Lincoln Win Boosts Overhaul Effort  —  WASHINGTON—Sen. Blanche Lincoln's surprising victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary in Arkansas appears to have hardened an anti-Wall Street bent in Congress's financial-overhaul bill.  —  Ms. Lincoln wrote a controversial provision in the bill …
Discussion: Open Left and Daily Kos
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Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Derivatives deal puts Dems in bind  —  When negotiators meet for the first time Thursday to finalize the Wall Street reform bill, House members will hear an annoyingly familiar refrain from their Senate colleagues: The legislation needs to stay largely as is.
Discussion: Guardian
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
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
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 …
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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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.
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.
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 …
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Sharron Angle: In wake of Gulf spill, we need to “deregulate” Big Oil  —  Dems are gearing up to paint Sharron Angle, the ultra-conservative candidate who's now taking on Harry Reid, as another Rand Paul and possibly even further to his right.  —  And here's another data point …
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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 …
Washington Post:
Kagan has many achievements, but her world has been relatively narrow  —  One night, at an intimate dinner, Elena Kagan lavished such praise on Justice Antonin Scalia that he almost teared up.  The next afternoon, in front of a crowd of 500, she lauded him some more, nearly choking up herself.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and The Page
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 …
David Charter / Times of London:
Election triumph puts anti-Islam Wilders in line for Dutch Cabinet role  —  The Freedom Party of the anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders emerged as the third force in Dutch politics last night, more than doubling its number of seats in Parliament in the country's general elections.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Atlas Shrugs
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
Exurban Jon / Exurban League:
Obama announces Terrorist Stimulus Plan.  —  No, no, a thousand times NO:  —  The United States will contribute $400 million in development aid to the Palestinian territories and work with Israel to loosen its embargo on Gaza, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
Times of India:
Taliban execute seven-year-old Afghan boy accused of spying  —  KABUL: Suspected Taliban militants executed a seven-year-old boy in southern Afghanistan after accusing him of spying for the government, a provincial official said Wednesday.  —  The child was captured by the militants …
 
 
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Last night's takeaway: The limits of the left …
Ashley Hayes / CNN:
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Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Once a government pet, BP now a capitalist tool
Discussion: Hit & Run and Power Line
Matt Bai / New York Times:
Democrat in Chief?  —  A year and a half after they sat …