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10:10 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.
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Townhall.com and BLACKFIVE
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.
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
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Obama Has to Fire McChrystal  —  It is not about Afghanistan policy — although, of course it's about that too, with McChrystal as the face and mind of the strategy Obama bought into at the end of last year.  —  It's about civilian control of the military, respect for the chain of command …
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Editor: McChrystal didn't push back  —  Rolling Stone's executive editor on Tuesday said that Gen. Stanley McChrystal did not raise any objections to a new article that repeatedly quotes him criticizing the administration.  —  Eric Bates, the magazine's editor, said during an interview on MSNBC's …
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
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Republican lawmaker calls for McChrystal's firing
Discussion: The Politico
Jason Rosenbaum / Firedoglake:
Breaking: Gen. McChrystal Has [update: Offered to] Resign, Say Reports
First Read / msnbc.com:
McChrystal's PR man resigns, how Rolling Stone got more access
Discussion: TPM LiveWire and TPMDC
Washington Post:
Is Gen. Stanley McChrystal someone the president can afford to fire?
Discussion: Abu Muqawama and Hot Air
New York Times:
McChrystal's Fate in Limbo as Obama Cites Poor Judgment
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:   Did Obama reap what he sowed with McChrystal?
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
McChrystal's real offense
Discussion: TPMCafe, Vox Popoli and Telegraph
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 …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Judge Blocks Obama's Moratorium on Deep-Water Drilling; White House Sets Appeal  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge in New Orleans on Tuesday blocked a six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling projects that the Obama administration imposed after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Think Progress:
Judge who ruled against offshore drilling moratorium invests in oil industry.
Discussion: Reuters
msnbc.com:
Judge rejects Obama move on drilling
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Judge halts Obama's oil-drilling ban
Discussion: Townhall.com, The Foundry and Wizbang
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Administration to appeal strikedown of offshore drilling ban
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
Discussion: CNN
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.
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.
Mac McClelland / Mother Jones:
Louisiana Police Pull Over Activist at Behest of BP  —  Everyone knows by now that BP is stil blocking press access to oil-spill sites even though they're not supposed to anymore.  I've been blathering about it for weeks, and it's been all of three days since four contractors wouldn't let me through …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Michael Anton / Weekly Standard:
Remembering Operation Barbarossa  —  Sixty-nine-years ago today, 3.5 million German troops, plus another million from Nazi allies, invaded the USSR.  (Geographically, the land now makes up Lithuania, Belarus, eastern Poland, Ukraine, and Moldavia).  It was the largest army ever assembled …
 
 
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