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2:00 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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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 …
Robbie Brown / New York Times:
Questions After Political Unknown Wins  —  COLUMBIA, S.C — South Carolina Democratic leaders were surprised Wednesday by the victory of a long-shot candidate for the United States Senate — and appeared even more surprised by his reported criminal background.
Discussion: Ballot Access News
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
Jessica Taylor / The Politico:
Greene vows to stay in race
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Last night's takeaway: The limits of the left …
Discussion: The Fix and Washington Monthly
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.
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Liberal Website Starts Rumor Sarah Palin Has Gotten Breast Implants
Discussion: Sadly, No! and Left Coast Rebel
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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Opinionator:
Where Did All the Angry Voters Go?  —  Gail Collins: David, I'm shocked by the lack of team spirit shown by Arkansas Democrats in their Senate primary.  Here we had a perfectly good scenario going about angry voters and doomed incumbents and the end of political moderation.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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The Fix:
John Cornyn: I won't be talking policy with Sharron Angle
Discussion: Guardian
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 …
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 and Reuters
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.
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 …
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
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
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
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
The transformative power of Rick Santelli's rant  —  Polls are open in 11 states as I write, with full results unavailable till after my deadline, but it seems that some lessons can already be drawn from this political year.  Incumbents are not popular, especially Democratic incumbents.
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Once a government pet, BP now a capitalist tool  —  As BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig was sinking on April 22, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was on the phone with allies in his push for climate legislation, telling them he would soon roll out the Senate climate bill with the support of the utility industry …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Power Line
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
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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Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
Rockefeller Signals Support to Overturn Greenhouse-Gas Curbs
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Al Baker / New York Times:
Judges Say New York May Keep Surveillance Secrets
Discussion: City Room, Raw Story and Truthdig
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
Pennsylvania AG Sought to Anonymously Out Anonymous Critics
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