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1:55 PM ET, June 18, 2010

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Sharron Angle / 8newsnow.com:
GOP Senate Nominee Sharron Angle Breaks Her Silence … LAS VEGAS - As Sharron Angle greeted supporters at Stoney's Restaurant in Las Vegas, 8 News NOW Reporter Nathan Baca approached her to ask about her Social Security plan.  —  Her website calls for “transitioning out” Social Security and Medicare.
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Alan Simpson: Cutting Social Security Benefits to “Take Care of the Lesser People in Society”  —  Each time the Catfood Commission holds its secret meetings, Alex Lawson of Social Security Works has been outside with his camera, shooting video of the closed front door as FDL runs a live stream on our front page.
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Angle speaks about doing battle
Discussion: The Plum Line, Ballot Box and TPMDC
BBC:
Utah firing squad death announced on Twitter  —  Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff uses Twitter to get his message out  —  It was a very modern way to announce a very old-fashioned death.  —  Shortly after midnight in the US state of Utah, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff picked up his Apple iPhone …
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Kirk Johnson / New York Times:
Utah Executes Murderer by Firing Squad  —  DENVER — A five-member firing squad at the Utah State Prison took aim and fired .30-caliber bullets at a target pinned on the chest of Ronnie Lee Gardner, a convicted murderer, just after midnight on Friday.  He was pronounced dead at 12:20 a.m. Mountain Time …
Discussion: Right Wing News and The BLT
Nate Carlisle / Salt Lake Tribune:
Firing squad: An eyewitness account of Gardner's execution
Discussion: Raw Story
Ray Sanchez / ABCNEWS:
Utah Firing Squad Executes Convicted Killer
Discussion: Freedom's Lighthouse and Law Blog
ABCNEWS:
Who's In Charge?:  Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Oil-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard  —  59 Days Into Oil Crisis, Gulf Coast Governors Say Feds Are Failing Them  —  Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters.
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
More Incompetence... Crude-Sucking Barges Ordered By Gov. Jindal Shut Down By Feds
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
BP, Government Still Thwarting Press Access
ABCNEWS:
BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges …
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Republican Backpedals From Apology to BP  —  WASHINGTON — Representative Joe L. Barton had to be truly sorry by the time he apologized for his apology on Thursday.  —  In the four hours between his televised apology to BP — for what he called a $20 billion “shakedown” …
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Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
All Republicans should apologize for the oil spill  —  If Republicans were still in control, they would favor a BP bailout for the oil spill, as the last Republican president created the bailout for the banks.  And the Tea Party people should demand a Republican apology, or they are simply Republican hacks wearing Tea Party costumes.
Discussion: CNN
John Krahnert III / Pilot:
Former Resident Recalls Run-In With Etheridge  —  A video of Rep. Bob Etheridge physically confronting a college student in Washington brought back unpleasant memories for one former Moore County resident.  —  Brandon Leslie, who moved away seven years ago and is now an attorney in Oxford …
The Politico:
Issa has eye on subpoena team  —  HERSHEY, Pa.—Rep. Darrell Issa, the conservative firebrand whose specialty is lobbing corruption allegations at the Obama White House, is making plans to hire dozens of subpoena-wielding investigators if Republicans win the House this fall.
Washington Post:
Jobs bill blocked in Senate  —  The Senate effectively rejected a slimmed-down package of jobless benefits and state aid late Thursday, rebuffing President Obama's call for urgent action to bolster the economic recovery.  —  Sens. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
40 SENATE HOOVERS.... It's an election year, and the economy remains …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Gallup
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Twisting Arms at BP, Obama Sets Off a Debate on Tactics  —  WASHINGTON — First there was General Motors, whose chief executive was summarily dismissed by the White House shortly before the government became the company's majority shareholder.  Chrysler was forced into a merger.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
That '30s Feeling  —  Suddenly, creating jobs is out, inflicting pain is in.  Condemning deficits and refusing to help a still-struggling economy has become the new fashion everywhere, including the United States, where 52 senators voted against extending aid to the unemployed despite …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Obama and the vision thing  —  Barack Obama doesn't do the mundane.  He was sent to us to do larger things.  You could see that plainly in his Oval Office address on the gulf oil spill.  He could barely get himself through the pedestrian first half: a bit of BP-bashing, a bit of faux-Clintonian …
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base  —  FILE: Air traffic controllers from the 37th Operations Support Squadron prepare to navigate F-16 Falcons down the runway on Lackland Air Force Base.  —  A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Who told Obama drilling is ‘absolutely safe’?  —  There was one particularly striking moment in President Obama's widely panned Oval Office speech on the Gulf oil disaster.  About midway through his talk, Obama acknowledged that he had approved new offshore drilling a few weeks before the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion on April 20.
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Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Drill Ban Means Hard Times for Rig Workers
Discussion: The Foundry and Erick's blog
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Elliot Abrams Denounces American Jews for Not Exhibiting Sufficient “Dual Loyalties”  —  One of the hottest charges in any ethnic community with substantial ties to a foreign country is that its members are exhibiting “dual loyalties,” eager to advance the interests of Armenia or Ireland over those of the United States of America.
Discussion: Soccer Dad and Swampland
Bob Parks / NewsBusters.org:
Newsweek's Reed: Obama ‘Out of His Cotton-Picking Mind’  —  The left's strategy is clear: any opposition to President Obama is not driven by ideological and/or political disagreement.  No, it's driven by racism and whole groups of people have been strategically tarnished.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Disclose Act in jeopardy after interest groups balk at NRA deal  —  One of President Obama's top legislative priorities is in serious doubt after top House Democrats' attempt to satisfy the National Rifle Association backfired badly.  —  Top Democrats abandoned plans for a Friday vote …
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Sally Quinn / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton should be Obama's vice president  —  Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden should switch jobs.  —  Really.  —  It makes sense for the Democrats, actually.  Clinton has done an incredible job as secretary of state.  First of all, she has worked harder than anyone should ever be expected to.
 
 
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FITSNews:
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Discussion: The Hill and Ben Smith's Blog
Alan Greenspan / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Debt and the Greece Analogy
Discussion: Open Left
Robert VerBruggen / The Corner on National …:
Did Kagan Compare the NRA with the KKK? — By: Robert VerBruggen
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and RedState
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Brown: Nazi comment off-the-record
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
Ryan J. Reilly / Main Justice:
Holder: Review of CIA's Treatment of Detainees Nearly Complete
Leila Fadel / Washington Post:
Iraq ill-equipped to cope with an epidemic of mental illness
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John Derbyshire / The Corner on National Review Online:
No, We Can't — By: John Derbyshire
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings and TBogg
Ross Douthat:
God and the Political Romantic
Ben Lieberman / New York Post:
$7-a-gallon gas?  —  President Obama has a solution …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate liberals threaten rebellion on energy bill
Jim Meyers / NewsMax.com:
Inhofe: Obama 'Hasn't Made Good Decision Yet' on Spill
Discussion: Think Progress and The Hill
The Huffington Post:
Dale Peterson Cuts The Best Political Endorsement Ad Ever Made (VIDEO)
Discussion: Firedoglake
Globe and Mail:
Margaret Wente  —  After the sensational 2007 murder of Aqsa Parvez …