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11:20 PM ET, June 22, 2010

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Michael Hastings / Rolling Stone:
The Runaway General  —  Stanley McChrystal, Obama's top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House  —  'How'd I get screwed into going to this dinner?" demands Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
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Jkavcnn / This Just In:
Gen. Stanley McChrystal: Latest developments  —  Here are the latest developments involving Gen. Stanley McChrystal, America's top commander in Afghanistan.  He and his staff made comments in a Rolling Stone article that appear to mock top civilian officials, including Vice President Joe Biden.
blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Breaking: General Stanley McChrystal tenders his resignation  —  A senior Capitol Hill source tells me that General Stanley McChrystal had tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama and that the White House is actively discussing a replacement who could be quickly confirmed by the Senate.
Jackson Diehl / PostPartisan:
Don't blame McChrystal, blame Obama  —  Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal should not lose his job because of the article about him in Rolling Stone magazine.  If anyone deserves blame for the latest airing of the administration's internal feuds over Afghanistan, it is President Obama.
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
McCain on McChrystal  —  In a phone interview this afternoon, Senator John McCain expanded on his statement from this morning on General Stanley McChrystal and the general's comments to Rolling Stone:  —  “If the president fires McChrystal, we need a new ambassador and we need an entire new team over there.
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and Commentary
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Gen. Stanley McChrystal summoned to Washington following magazine profile  —  KABUL — The top U.S. general in Afghanistan was headed to Washington early Tuesday for an impromptu White House meeting, after apologizing for an upcoming magazine article that portrays him and his staff as flippant …
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Rolling Stone editor: There was more we didn't publish  —  A top editor at Rolling Stone said Tuesday morning that his reporters gathered even more anecdotes and quotes from Gen. Stanley McChrystal that couldn't be published because they were off the record.
Discussion: The Politico
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Special Editorial: Mr. President, Don't Waste this Crisis
The Huffington Post:
WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  UPDATE: Gen. Stanley McChrystal …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Tillman mother sought to warn Obama of McChrystal
Discussion: The Hill
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Editor: McChrystal didn't push back
Jason Rosenbaum / Firedoglake:
Breaking: Gen. McChrystal Has [update: Offered to] Resign, Say Reports
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Republican lawmaker calls for McChrystal's firing
Discussion: The Politico
First Read / msnbc.com:
McChrystal's PR man resigns, how Rolling Stone got more access
Discussion: TPM LiveWire and TPMDC
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Did Obama reap what he sowed with McChrystal?
Discussion: Agence France Presse
New York Times:
McChrystal's Fate in Limbo as He Prepares to Meet Obama
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
McChrystal: An accident waiting to happen
Bloomberg:
Deepwater Drilling Ban Lifted by New Orleans Federal Judge  —  A New Orleans federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obama following the largest oil spill in U.S. history.  —  Obama temporarily halted all drilling in waters deeper …
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Yahoo! News:
Judge who overturned drilling moratorium reported owning stock in drilling companies  —  The federal judge who overturned Barack Obama's offshore drilling moratorium appears to own stock in numerous companies involved in the offshore oil industry—including Transocean, which leased …
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Salazar seeks to reimpose drilling moratorium  —  WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he will issue a new order imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling after a federal judge struck down the existing one.  —  Salazar said in a statement Tuesday evening that the new order …
Discussion: Townhall.com and The Right Scoop
msnbc.com:
Judge rejects Obama move on drilling
Kate Sheppard / Mother Jones:
Judge Who Struck Down Moratorium Has Owned Transocean Stock
Think Progress:
Judge who ruled against offshore drilling moratorium invests in oil industry.
Discussion: Reuters
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Judge halts Obama's oil-drilling ban
Discussion: The Foundry, Wizbang and Townhall.com
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Nikki Haley wins South Carolina primary, Rep. Bob Inglis loses  —  South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley cruised to the Republican nomination for governor tonight, a victory that makes her not just the frontrunner for the office this fall but a likely national GOP star.
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Haley, Scott victorious as Inglis ousted  —  South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley clinched the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday night, sending an Indian-American politician into the general election campaign as a favorite to become her state's first female governor.
Discussion: CNN
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Haley Wins Primary for S.C. Governor
Discussion: sisu
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Dems won't pass budget in 2010  —  House Democrats will not pass a budget blueprint in 2010, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will confirm in a speech on Tuesday.  —  But Hoyer will vow to crack down on government spending, saying Democrats will enforce spending limits that are lower than what President Barack Obama has called for.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:   Dems: We're not bound by president's tax vow
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Dems confident on campaign finance bill, plan to bring to floor Thurs.
Discussion: The Politico
Jon Voight / Washington Times:
Dear Mr. President ... from Jon Voight  —  An open letter from actor Jon Voight to President Obama:  —  Dear President Obama:  —  You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel …
Phil Jacobs / Baltimore Jewish Times:
Abramoff To Work At Tov Pizza  —  Jack Abramoff was serving time in Western Maryland.  —  Now, he'll be serving pizza in Baltimore.  —  Well, sort of.  —  Abramoff, 51, is a Capitol Hill lobbyist and businessman who pled guilty in 2006 to felony counts related to his lobbying and political activities.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Marshall has a strong chance  —  Democrats got their more electable candidate for the fall by nominating Elaine Marshall to run against Richard Burr tonight.  Qualitative arguments were made over the last six months that Cal Cunningham would be the stronger nominee but polling data …
Ezra Klein:
Do the news media spend too much time on news?  —  The graph above comes from Pew's study of the media's coverage of health-care reform, and on first blush, it makes the media look, well, not great, but not awful.  There really were a lot of stories devoted to the substance of the plans.
 
 
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