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8:25 PM ET, June 19, 2010

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Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend  —  President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.  —  The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters …
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Obama Says He “Won't Rest Until Leak Is Stopped”... Then Attends Nationals Baseball Game (Video) -Updated  —  Barack Obama announced back on May 14, 2010 that, … ... Except, of course, for the ball games, golf, vacations, parties, etc.  —  He shares your anger, Louisiana.  Remember that.
Liz Robbins / New York Times:
BP Tries to Clarify Who Is in Charge
Mortimer B. Zuckerman / US News:
Mort Zuckerman: World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur  —  The president is well-intentioned but can't walk the walk on the world stage  —  President Obama came into office as the heir to a great foreign policy legacy enjoyed by every recent U.S. president.  Why?
Josh Gerstein / Josh Gerstein's Blog:
Former watchdog Walpin loses suit over firing  —  A federal agency inspector general fired last year by President Barack Obama amid claims of bizarre and incompetent behavior, Gerald Walpin, has lost the first round in his legal bid to win back his job.  —  On Thursday, U.S. District Court …
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Byron York / Beltway Confidential:
Walpin defeat means president can fire IGs at will  —  A federal judge in Washington has dismissed the wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by Gerald Walpin, the AmeriCorps inspector general who was fired last year by President Obama.  And not just dismissed; if the decision …
Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin:
Obama Porkway: Road Built With Stimulus Money Will Bear President's Name  —  **Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers  —  I'm only guessing that, when it's completed, Pres. Barack Obama Parkway in Orlando, Florida will lead straight to the Magic Kingdom:
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama: ‘America will be watching’ to see if GOP will cooperate  —  President Barack Obama went on the attack against Republicans on Saturday, accusing the GOP of obstructing a litany of his legislative priorities in Congress.  —  The president struck a decidedly partisan note in his address …
Michael Scott Moore / Spiegel Online:
Will Obama Be the ‘Jimmy Carter of the 21st Century’?
Discussion: Fausta's Blog
Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
Immigrant Arrested After His Wife's Plea to Obama  —  The letter appealing to President Obama was written in frustration in January, by a woman who saw her family reflected in his.  She was a white United States citizen married to an African man, and the couple — college-educated professionals …
Associated Press:
White House Chief: Yacht Trip Another Gaffe by BP  —  White House chief of staff says BP executive Hayward commits another gaffe by going yachting  —  President Barack Obama's chief of staff says BP chief executive Tony Hayward has committed yet another in a “long line of PR gaffes” …
Colbert I. King / Washington Post:
On Father's Day, hypocrites are all in the family  —  Family, marriage and the contribution of fathers come together as topics for reflection on Father's Day.  So I'd like to know why Barack Obama, a husband and a father in a family structure that encompasses bonds deemed essential to our society …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Dems: E-mail bolsters Kagan
Discussion: CNN and Patterico's Pontifications
pbc.gov.cn:
Further Reform the RMB Exchange Rate Regime and Enhance the RMB Exchange Rate Flexibility  —  In view of the recent economic situation and financial market developments at home and abroad, and the balance of payments (BOP) situation in China, the People's Bank of China has decided to proceed further …
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Keith Bradsher / New York Times:   China Signals a Gradual Appreciation of Currency
Ken Timmerman / NewsMax.com:
Left-Wing Lobbyists Orchestrate Gaza Campaign  —  An American communications firm best known for shaping the liberal Moveon.org into a national movement has tackled a new project: orchestrating an international anti-Israel campaign aimed at breaking the blockade of the Gaza strip.
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Election-year deficit fears stall Obama stimulus plan  —  Barely a week after President Obama tried to re-energize his push for more spending on the economy, his agenda is stalled on Capitol Hill, mired in election-year anxiety about the deficit.  —  Congress has delivered only about a quarter …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Washington Monthly
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Jules Crittenden:
Ding Dong Ditch  —  Wikileaks reportedly is preparing to release an Afghan “massacre” vid that is more shocking than the Iraq gun camera footage they popped a couple of months ago.  Now, does that mean it will be even more clueless, distorted and offensively biased than that one was?  Hard to say.
Mariah Blake / Washington Monthly:
Revisionaries  —  How a group of Texas conservatives is rewriting your kids' textbooks.  —  Don McLeroy is a balding, paunchy man with a thick broom-handle mustache who lives in a rambling two-story brick home in a suburb near Bryan, Texas.  When he greeted me at the door one evening last October …
Discussion: Wonk Room
BBC:
Tea and coffee ‘protect hearts’  —  Drinking several cups of tea or coffee a day appears to protect against heart disease, a 13-year-long study from the Netherlands has found.  —  It adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting health benefits from the most popular hot drinks.
Justin Gillis / msnbc.com:
‘The grandaddy of all gushers’?  Not this spill  —  Obama's claim that Gulf crisis is ‘worst environmental disaster’ spurs debate  —  Morgan Edmonds plays in the surf as an oil clean-up crew combs the beach on Dauphin Island, Alabama, on May 10.  Scholars are debating where the spill …
 
 
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aflcio.org:
Remarks by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka at the City Club …
Discussion: Firedoglake, The Hill and Hullabaloo
Suzanne Goldenberg / Guardian:
‘Enough BP oil to spew for two years’
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Avoiding the Resource Curse
Discussion: NPR and Prairie Weather
Walter Russell Mead / Walter Russell Mead's Blog:
The Killings in Kyrgyzstan  —  The grim news from Kyrgyzstan continues to roll in.
Michael Shain / New York Post:
Hooked up  —  Eliot Spitzer has found a new woman.
Susan K. Livio / New Jersey Online:
Gov. Chris Christie wants all N.J. medical marijuana grown at Rutgers
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Cubachi
The Note:
Pelosi Throws Down — Won't Consider Senate Doc Fix
Discussion: Hot Air and Crooks and Liars
 Earlier Items: 
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
McCaskill says she has votes to end Senate practice of secret holds
Discussion: The Caucus and The Impolitic
Washington Post:
Pakistan, Afghanistan begin talks about dealing with insurgents
Discussion: The Foundry
WCBS-TV:
NYC Going After Teen ‘Sexting’ — In The Home
Martin Rogers / Yahoo! Sports:
Source: FIFA may sit Slovenia-U.S. referee
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Excess Supply
Detroit News:
Detroit schools president: Health woes caused ‘poor judgment’
Discussion: theblogprof and Gateway Pundit