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3:10 PM ET, June 15, 2010

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Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
Petraeus briefly collapses at Senate hearing on Afghanistan  —  Gen. David Petraeus, the head of Central Command, briefly collapsed at a Senate Armed Services hearing on progress in Afghanistan.  —  Petraeus was about to answer a question when he went silent and passed out in front of the microphone.
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Fox News:
Petraeus Slumps Over Desk During Senate Hearing  —  Gen. David Petraeus can be seen slumping over a table during testimony before a Senate panel on June 15 in Washington.  (FNC)  —  Gen. David Petraeus explained that he must have gotten “dehydrated” after he appeared to pass out in the middle …
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Gen. David Petraeus Falls Ill During Senate Hearing  —  Moments ago, Gen. Petraeus seems to have fallen ill during questioning from Sen. John McCain at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.  He was able to walk off on his own, but the hearing was recessed until further notice.  Here's the video:
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Gen. Petraeus passes out during Senate testimony, says he was ‘dehydrated’
Rasmussen Reports:
66% of Voters Are Angry At The Media  —  Sixty-six percent (66%) of U.S. voters describe themselves as at least somewhat angry at the media, including 33% who are Very Angry.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 31% say they are not angry at the media …
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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: South Carolina Senate  —  South Carolina Senate: DeMint 58%, Greene 21%  —  While South Carolina Democrats fret over how an unemployed political unknown with a felony charge hanging over him won their party's Senate nomination, the first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey …
Fox News:
Clyburn Claims ‘Hacking’ Behind Greene's Surprise Win in S.C. Senate Race
Mara Liasson / NPR:
NPR Poll Shows Tough Road Ahead For Democrats  —  A new public opinion survey for NPR shows just how difficult it will be for Democrats to avoid big losses in the House this November.  —  Democrat Stan Greenberg and Republican Glen Bolger conducted the first public battleground poll of this election cycle.
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gqrr.com:
NPR Congressional Battleground Poll  —  Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and Public Opinion Strategies  —  National Public Radio  —  US Politics … Executive Summary  —  Democrats in the most hotly contested Congressional districts face a daunting environment in 2010.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
NPR generic Congressional poll in 70 districts put GOP up by 8
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
Efforts to Repel Gulf Oil Spill Are Described as Chaotic  —  GRAND ISLE, La. — Deano Bonano, the emergency preparedness director for Jefferson Parish, marched from a motor home being used as a command center to an office across the street filled with BP officials.  —  It was late May.
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Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
Obama: Our response unprecedented
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
Reliable Source:
Rep. Bob Etheridge gets vicious in viral video — but who filmed it and why?  —  So, what really happened when Rep. Bob Etheridge ran into a couple of self-described “students” on the streets of D.C. last week?  The video confrontation between the obscure seven-term North Carolina Dem …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Rep. Bob Etheridge should be arrested for assault  —  Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) was walking on a public sidewalk last week when he was politely asked a question by someone holding a camera, and this is what happened:  —  That's a clear case of assault and battery (the unedited video from the first camera is here).
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Washington Post Watches Bob Etheridge and Yawns
Ezra Klein / The Plum Line:
Sharron Angle floated possibility of armed insurrection  —  Here's another one that could be tough for Sharron Angle to explain away: In an interview in January, Angle appeared to float the possibility of armed insurrection if “this Congress keeps going the way it is.”  —  I'm not kidding.
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David K. L I / New York Post:
Bank babe busts out big guns  —  Too-hot-to-bank stunner Debrahlee Lorenzana is pulling out the heavy artillery, hiring media-savvy feminist lawyer Gloria Allred and a high-powered New York attorney after The Post ripped into the beauty yesterday.  —  Allred — whose other high-profile clients include …
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Obama Will Take to Oval Office With a Familiar Theme  —  WASHINGTON — The venue says it all.  By choosing to speak to the nation on Tuesday night for the first time from the Oval Office, where his predecessors have spoken of wars and disasters, President Obama is conveying the gravity of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Discussion: Politics Daily, Pileus, CNN and The Page
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canada.com:
Obama to name oil recovery ‘czar’ in first Oval Office address
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
The Morning Plum  —  * Commentators will understandably ask …
CNN:
Haley's path to Christianity leaves some evangelicals uneasy  —  In the wake of Nikki Haley's swift rise, her religious journey has become an increasingly common topic of discussion in churches, at community gatherings and online.  —  (CNN) - Whispers about Nikki Haley's Sikh heritage burst …
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Obama May Go ‘Middle Big’ in BP Address  —  I'm pulling this out of last night's Night Beat with a bit of augmentation.  —  Aside from regulation, a strong confrontational tone against BP, and an acknowledgment of reality, the White House is remaining mum on whether the President will use …
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
White House moves to keep employers from dropping insurance
Michelle Malkin:
Another day, another Waxman inquisition  —  Henry Waxman, the Witch Hunter of Capitol Hill, is in nirvana today — lining up all the oil execs for one of his trademark public floggings: … Waxman's underlying, longtime agenda: War on Big Oil. … Silly companies.  There's no appeasing Torquemada.
Discussion: The Politico and Taylor Marsh
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blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
I admit it: I was wrong to have supported Barack Obama  —  In three and a half years of blogging, this has been my single most unpopular post.  There's little point, I know, in reminding readers that my support for Barack Obama was qualified; that I simultaneously endorsed GOP Congressional candidates …
NY Daily News:
Gary Brooks Faulkner is ‘dying’ and likely wanted to kill Osama bin Laden ‘for his country’: sister  —  The Rocky Mountain Rambo who was caught in Pakistan hunting for Osama Bin Laden has one thing in common with his prey - bad kidneys.  —  Gary Brooks Faulkner “is dying,” his sister, Deanna Faulkner said Tuesday.
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CNN:
American arrested searching for Osama bin Laden
Steven Levingston / Washington Post:
Glenn Beck's paranoid thriller, “The Overton Window”  —  THE OVERTON WINDOW by Glenn Beck Threshold.  321 pp.  $26 The success of Glenn Beck's novel, “The Overton Window,” will be measured not by its literary value (none), or its contribution to the thriller genre (small), or the money it rakes in …
Star:
Exclusive: Al Gore Cheats with Larry David's Ex  —  Al Gore's split from wife Tipper after 40 years of marriage was a shock to everyone who thought theirs was the ideal marriage.  Now Star can exclusively reveal that the former Vice President was having an affair with Larry David's ex-wife — for the past two years!
Discussion: New York Magazine
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
More college-educated jump tracks to become skilled manual laborers  —  Armed with a bachelor's degree in theology from Notre Dame, Adam Osielski was pondering a route well traveled: law school.  —  He watched his friends work long hours as paralegals while studying law and weighed the all-encompassing commitment.
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs, Instapundit and Althouse
Political Correction RSS:
Rep. Steve King Suggests Illegal Immigrants Can Be Spotted By Their Shoes Or A “Sixth Sense”  —  2 hours and 59 minutes ago — Matt Finkelstein  —  Last night, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) took to the House floor to defend Arizona's new anti-immigration law against concerns that it will lead to racial profiling.
 
 
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Graham would back S.C. election probe
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Illinois Senate Poll
Discussion: TPMDC and Daily Kos
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Key Dem says votes lacking to include climate change in energy bill
Guardian:
Bloody Sunday report: killings ‘unjustifiable’
Discussion: The Nation, Associated Press and CNN
Christopher Wills / Associated Press:
Pentagon: Kirk mixed politics with military duty
David Weigel / Right Now:
Grover Norquist joins GOProud
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and The Page
Jeremy Scahill / The Nation:
Is Blackwater's Erik Prince Moving to the United Arab Emirates?
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
Recipe for disaster: When the media's big story spills over from day to day
Discussion: First Draft
Joseph I. Lieberman / Wall Street Journal:
Who's the Enemy in the War on Terror?
Discussion: The Hill and Commentary
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Enamored with wind, Obama ignored drilling risks
Discussion: Power Line
Timothy P. Carney / Beltway Confidential:
In defense of the WaPo's Dave Weigel — and our item on his dancing
Discussion: Hit & Run and FishbowlDC
Charles Lane / PostPartisan:
Myths about the teacher layoff crisis
Discussion: Swampland and Betsy's Page
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Paypal Called, Paypal Caved
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Meg Whitman Was Accused of Shoving eBay Employee