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9:05 AM ET, June 13, 2010


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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Paypal Cuts Off Atlas: Truth is the New Hate Speech  —  The little money that Atlas generates (I have no large donors) is about to be cut off.  Apparently the jihad is hard at work trying to kill free speech (and the bus ads and the 911 no mosque movement), preventing it from making its way to those in pursuit of truth.
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
“I am a Muslim,” Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit Islamic Coup on the White House … Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, in which President Obama told him that he was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father …
Discussion: Doug Ross and The Right Scoop
Caroline Glick:
YouTube silences Latma, removes We Con the World  —  As Israel went offline for the Jewish sabbath, YouTube removed most versions of Latma's hit parody song We Con the World.  If you try to access the song on YouTube you receive the notification:  —  This video is no longer available due …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Inevitable: YouTube pulls “We Con the World” video; Update: Video rehosted  —  What happens when a song parody skewering a politically-correct target reaches viral stage on YouTube?  Caroline Glick gives us the answer: … As Glick notes, it's not the first time that YouTube has come …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Days After BP Denies Blocking The Media From Covering The Spill, Reporter Is Harrassed On A Public Beach  —  In response to numerous media reports that BP has been blocking journalists from covering the oil spill and speaking with clean-up workers, BP CEO Doug Suttles issued a letter …
Associated Press:
Goalkeeper blunder hands U.S. precious point vs. England  —  RUSTENBURG, South Africa — England's players couldn't get off the field fast enough.  The Americans lingered to savor the night.  —  They walked to the end of Royal Bafokeng Stadium where thousands of red, white and blue-clad fans …
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Obama pleads for $50 billion in state, local aid  —  President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid “massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters” and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.
Gail Collins / New York Times:
S.C. Strikes Again  —  Alvin Greene filed for our sins.  —  Greene, an unemployed 32-year-old, is currently the most famous Democratic candidate in South Carolina.  He just won the nomination to run against Senator Jim DeMint in November, overcoming major obstacles such as not having campaign staff …
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:   Nikki Haley and Rand Paul Races: Where Have All the Reporters Gone?
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Demystifying Charter Cities  —  Sebastian Mallaby has a good piece in the Atlantic on Paul Romer and the idea of “charter cities”—places that would be administered by credible developed democracies but inhabited by migrants from poor countries—that I recommend to one and all.
Investor's Business Daily:
Administration: 51% Of Companies' Health Plans Won't Pass Muster  —  Internal White House documents reveal that 51% of employers may have to relinquish their current health care coverage by 2013 due to ObamaCare.  That numbers soars to 66% for small-business employers.
Discussion: and Betsy's Page
Investor's Business Daily:
Keep Your Health Plan Under Overhaul?  Probably Not, Gov't Analysis Concludes
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
The Courage to Leave  —  There is no good news coming out of the depressing and endless war in Afghanistan.  There once was merit to our incursion there, but that was long ago.  Now we're just going through the tragic motions, flailing at this and that, with no real strategy or decent end in sight.
Julian Pecquet / Ballot Box:
Campaigns react to Jerry Brown comparing Whitman to Goebbels  —  Jerry Brown's campaign for California governor continues to suffer fallout from off-the-cuff comments he made to a radio reporter comparing Republican Meg Whitman's messaging to Nazi propaganda.
Paul Gillespie / The Irish Times:
Merkel has depleted her capital of trust within EU  —  Jürgen Habermas, who receives the Ulysses Medal from University College Dublin next week, is Germany's foremost philosopher and critical theorist.  His lifelong work on language, communicative reason and discourse in the public sphere …
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Gregory Sullivan / Pajamas Media:
BREAKING: Coast Guard Head Was Informed of Maine Oil Boom on 5/21.
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Fox News:
NAACP Urges Hallmark to Pull ‘Racist’ Card From Shelves
Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Newly released Kagan papers show a flair for the political
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
FTC to Probe Apple Practices
Discussion: Cafe Hayek and Mashable!
Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
Obama on the spill: 'I can't suck it up with a straw'
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette
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Geoffrey Wheatcroft / Daily Mail:
America's ALWAYS tried to do down Britain