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10:35 AM ET, June 11, 2010

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Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters.org:
Editor Tina Brown Slams Female GOP Primary Winners: These ‘Wingnuts’ Are a ‘Blow to Feminism’  —  Former New Yorker editor Tina Brown appeared on Thursday's Good Morning America to deride the mostly Republican women who won primaries on Tuesday as “wingnuts” and to sneer that they represent a “blow to feminism.”
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Cas / Cassy Fiano:
Fascist feminism strikes again: victorious conservative women are …
Doug Sovern / Sovern Nation:
Run Jerry Run  —  I ran into Jerry Brown the other day.  Or, rather, he ran into me.  Literally.  —  I was out for a bike ride in the Oakland hills and stopped at Redwood Regional Park to fill up my water bottle.  Suddenly, up jogs Jerry, in his sweats, chugging along the trail.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Brown: Whitman is like Goebbels for having political ambitions, or something  —  KCBS reporter Doug Sovern almost literally ran into gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown while on a jog in Oakland earlier this week, and the chance encounter gives people a glimpse of why Brown earned the sobriquet …
Discussion: Sovern Nation
Stable Hand / The Jawa Report:
Shocking Video: Gaza O Gaza!  —  Muslim propaganda video.  —  h/t Star
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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
SHOCKING VIDEO: Muslim Propaganda: Gaza oh Gaza
Jana Winter / Fox News:
With Revolutionaries ‘Looking On,’ Teachers Take Kids on a Protest Trip to Arizona  —  May 28: Jose Lara, a social studies teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, took students on an overnight “freedom ride” to Phoenix to protest what he called the “racist and outrageous” new immigration law in Arizona.
BBC:
US 16-year-old sailor found safe  —  A 16-year-old US sailor who went missing while sailing solo around the world has been found safe and well.  —  Abby Sunderland's yacht was spotted by an aerial search team in the southern Indian Ocean, midway between Australia and Africa.
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Obama BP gambit could fall short  —  The Obama administration's latest anti-BP volley is a call on the oil giant to pay up big time — not just for economic damages from the Gulf spill but also for lost wages of workers idled by the president's drilling moratorium.
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and The Swamp
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Salon:
Top Arlington officials expected to be fired  —  After Salon's yearlong investigation into Arlington's scandals, Army secretary expected to announce overhaul  —  A year-long investigation by Salon.com into the questionable management at Arlington National Cemetery is coming to a head today …
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Michael E. Ruane / Washington Post:   Chaos at Arlington Cemetery: Mismarked graves, dumping of urns
New York Times:
New Estimates Double Rate of Oil That Flowed Into Gulf  —  A government panel on Thursday doubled its estimate of the amount of oil that had gushed for weeks from the out-of-control BP well even before the latest attempt to cap it.  —  The new calculation suggested that an amount of oil equivalent …
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Under Pressure, Teachers Tamper With Test Scores  —  The staff of Normandy Crossing Elementary School outside Houston eagerly awaited the results of state achievement tests this spring.  For the principal and assistant principal, high scores could buoy their careers at a time when success is increasingly measured by such tests.
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
In South Carolina, Greene is mystery man despite winning Democratic Senate nod  —  MANNING, S.C. — Alvin M. Greene never gave a speech during his campaign to become this state's Democratic nominee for Senate.  He didn't start a Web site or hire consultants or plant lawn signs.
Michael Smerconish / Washington Post:
On cable TV and talk radio, a push toward polarization  —  Any conversation about political polarization would be incomplete without a look at the media's role in shaping opinions.  From my view on the front lines, I have seen a rapid escalation of extreme dialogue — sadly, something sure to guarantee high ratings.
Discussion: Mediaite and Prairie Weather
Rick Wallace / TheAustralian:
South Korean general held for spying  —  A SENIOR Korean military commander has been arrested on suspicion of leaking the South's military defence plans to Kim Jong-il's regime.  —  The major general, identified only as Kim, arrested by military authorities yesterday, faces charges of supplying confidential information to North Korea.
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Senate Rejects Republican Effort to Thwart Carbon Limits  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday defeated a Republican-led effort to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from curbing greenhouse gases as lawmakers road-tested arguments for a future fight over climate change legislation.
Discussion: The Hill, Think Progress and The Caucus
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
SENATE REJECTS ‘BIG OIL BAILOUT’ — BARELY.... The very idea was absurd.
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Plan Would Allow Abortions at Military Hospitals  —  WASHINGTON — The fight to allow gay and bisexual people to serve openly in the military is already drawing political blood in Washington, but tucked into the same 852-page Pentagon policy bill as the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell” …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Senators fret over Big 12 collapse, explore options  —  Plains state senators fretted Thursday over a major impending realignment in college football's major conferences.  —  Lawmakers representing states with universities in the Big 12 conference urged against moves that would break up the conference …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Billions for ‘green jobs,’ whatever they are  —  Buried deep inside a federal newsletter on March 16 was something called a “notice of solicitation of comments” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the Department of Labor.  —  “BLS is responsible for developing and implementing the collection …
Joe Kovacs / WorldNetDaily:
Hawaii elections clerk: Obama not born here  —  Official who oversaw ballots in 2008 race says hospital birth certificate non-existent  —  A college instructor who worked as a senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in 2008 is making the stunning claim Barack Obama …
Philip Shenon / The Daily Beast:
Pentagon Manhunt  —  Blogs and Stories  —  Anxious that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of secret State Department cables, investigators are desperately searching for founder Julian Assange.  Philip Shenon reports.  —  Pentagon investigators are trying to determine …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Anyone have Tony Hayward's BP number?  Why Obama couldn't be bothered calling the CEO  —  White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's boss will visit the gulf coast again next week to be seen asking after things concerning the nation's worst environmental disaster ever.  This time, President Obama will stay overnight.
Lee Fang / Think Progress:
Cato scholar jokes about using undocumented immigrants to soak up oil: 'they're very absorbent.'  —  Michael Cannon, a health policy expert for Cato, the libertarian think tank founded by Charles Koch of the oil conglomerate Koch Industries, took to Twitter today to trade jokes about the oil spill.
David Brooks / New York Times:
Prune and Grow  —  Sixteen months ago, Congress passed a stimulus package that will end up costing each average taxpayer $7,798.  Economists were divided then about whether this spending was worth it, and they are just as divided now.  —  The president's economists ran the numbers through …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Marginal Revolution
Charles Hawley / Spiegel Online:
German-Jewish Boat to Challenge Israeli Blockade  —  Palestinians enjoying a water pipe while looking out into the Mediterranean Sea.  The waters off the Gaza Strip could get busy this summer.  —  A group of German Jews has stepped up efforts to send a humanitarian mission to the Gaza Strip in defiance of the Israeli sea blockade.
Christina Wilkie / The Hill:
Goat spears Rep. Weiner, draws blood  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was injured by a mohair goat on Thursday during a press conference to highlight subsidies to the mohair industry.  —  The goat nicked Weiner's right hand with one of its pointy, foot-long horns, hard enough to draw blood.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Boehner: Government—i.e. Taxpayers—Should Help Pay For Oil Spill  —  Congressional Democrats and the White House are toying with different ways to force BP to cover the costs of damages from the Gulf oil spill.  But they face stiff opposition from industry...and it seems leading Republicans.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama up in 2012 contests  —  Barack Obama leads all of his potential Republican opponents in hypothetical 2012 match ups, and it's becoming increasingly clear from this monthly poll that there are two tiers of GOP candidates when it comes to electability.  —  Polling close to Obama are Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney.
Discussion: Hot Air
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Roger Simon makes his return  —  Since last Oct. 9, POLITICO readers have endured a hardship: the absence of Roger Simon's columns.  Happily, that ends today and Simon's POLITICO family is delighted to welcome him back.  —  The return of Ask Dr. Politics!  —  Q: Where have you been?  It's been months.
Discussion: The Awl
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Primaries a win for Palin, Romney  —  All of it is part of the presidential election fallout from Tuesday's primaries in Iowa and South Carolina, two states so pivotal in the GOP nomination process that even their off-year state elections are carefully examined for their relevance to the next presidential race.
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
An Early Campaign Gaffe Makes a Non-Issue Big  —  You can parse a voting record.  Flip-flops — political ones — are fair game.  But don't talk about a woman's hair.  —  In one of those classic campaign gaffes, Carly Fiorina, the Republican nominee for the Senate seat held by Barbara Boxer …
 
 
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David Brog / Foreign Policy:
Guilty Until Proven Guilty
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Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Marine Techie: End Gulf Oil Spill With ‘Mother of All Bombs’ (Updated)
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Linda Douglass, former Obama aide, rejoins mainstream media
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Sen. Bob Bennett will endorse Tim Bridgewater in GOP primary race to replace him
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Pelosi considering rewriting ethics rules
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Al Gore / The Huffington Post:
Humble Oil Predicts the Future in 1962 Ad
Gabriel Beltrone / Ben Smith's Blog:
Perkins calls Daniels' truce ‘astonishing’
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Republicans play a different game —  why Murkowski tilts at windmills
Discussion: Open Left, NY Post and This Is London
The Politico:
Are Obama staffers overexposed?
Discussion: TalkLeft and First Draft