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8:45 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.
Jessica Taylor / The Politico:
Greene vows to stay in race
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Gateway Pundit and CNN
Robbie Brown / New York Times:
Questions After Political Unknown Wins
Discussion: Ballot Access News
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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Rachael Larimore / Double X:
Where's the Rah-Rah Sisterhood?  —  The overriding theme of Tuesday night's primary coverage was that it was a big night for female politicians.  But there is a noticeable dearth of rah-rah sisterhood going on (though the National Review is pretty excited).
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
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 …
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
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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 …
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
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Rosie O'Donnell Defends, Supports Helen Thomas  —  HELEN WAS RIGHT!  —  Adding Spin, Rosie O'Donnell Aligns With Hezbollah  —  What's the difference between Hezbollah's thugs and libtalker Rosie O'Donnell?  Apparently, not much.  While the terrorism lobby openly defends longtime White …
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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.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
BP and Officials Block Some Coverage of Spill  —  When the operators of Southern Seaplane in Belle Chasse, La., called the local Coast Guard-Federal Aviation Administration command center for permission to fly over restricted airspace in Gulf of Mexico, they made what they thought was a simple and routine request.
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
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.
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New York Times:
Obama Pledges New Aid to Palestinians
Discussion: Right Wing News
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
Nicholas Wade / New York Times:
Studies Show Jews' Genetic Similarity  —  Jewish communities in Europe and the Middle East share many genes inherited from the ancestral Jewish population that lived in the Middle East some 3,000 years ago, even though each community also carries genes from other sources — usually the country in which it lives.
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
 
 
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Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
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Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
Rockefeller Signals Support to Overturn Greenhouse-Gas Curbs
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Stable Hand / The Jawa Report:
AlQaeda's Somalia Arm AlShabaab Release Video Of French Hostage
Al Baker / New York Times:
Judges Say New York May Keep Surveillance Secrets
Discussion: Raw Story and Truthdig
Spiegel Online:
‘Obama Deceives the Public’
Discussion: Hit & Run
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Michael Sheridan / NY Daily News:
Woman caught having sex in park, charged with adultery - in New York
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Opinionator:
Where Did All the Angry Voters Go?  —  Gail Collins: David …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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 …