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10:30 AM ET, June 23, 2010

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Eliot A. Cohen / Wall Street Journal:
Why McChrystal Has to Go  —  It is intolerable for military officers to mock senior political officials, including ambassadors and the vice president.  —  Gen. Stanley McChrystal is a hero—a selfless, fearless and inspiring soldier.  He is also something of a military genius.
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Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
McChrystal to Administration Official: 'I've Compromised the Mission'  —  During his round of phone calls to top officials of the Obama administration whom he and his team disparaged to a Rolling Stone reporter, Gen. Stanley McChrystal said, “I've compromised the mission,” a senior administration source tells ABC News.
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
McChrystal article renews attention to split with Biden over Afghanistan  —  Vice President Biden may have lost the battle last fall over the administration's Afghanistan strategy.  But with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal — his chief rival during the protracted debate — now in trouble, will Biden be poised to win the bigger war?
New York Times:
McChrystal's Fate in Limbo as He Arrives at White House  —  WASHINGTON — Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, recalled to Washington over a magazine article featuring contemptuous remarks about top administration officials, met with President Obama at the White House Wednesday morning to learn whether …
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.
Newsweek:
How ‘Rolling Stone’ Got Into McChrystal's Inner Circle  —  Reporter Michael Hastings explains the backstory to the piece that upended a general—and maybe even a war.  —  It's the kind of story that ricochets through Washington—and around the world—at lightning speed.
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Obama plans Wednesday showdown with McChrystal  —  Gen. Stanley McChrystal's MacArthur moment was more than an embarrassment for the White House — it was a reminder of just how badly Barack Obama's “good war” in Afghanistan is going.  —  The challenge facing Obama in responding …
Jkavcnn / This Just In:
Gen. Stanley McChrystal: Latest developments
Thomas E. Ricks / Foreign Policy:
Farewell to McChrystal, hello to Mattis?
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Signs point to McChrystal ouster
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.
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Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
National Republicans get their candidates
Discussion: CNN
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Palin racks up two more wins
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Haley, Scott victorious as Inglis ousted
Discussion: The Confluence and CNN
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Haley wins SC runoff against Rep. Barrett
Discussion: CNN, The Politico and Ben Smith's Blog
WDSU-TV:
Federal Gov't Halts Sand Berm Dredging  —  Nungesser Pleads With President To Allow Work To Continue  —  NEW ORLEANS — The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico.  —  The berms are meant to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil.
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
Arizona Democrats urge Obama not to sue over controversial immigration law  —  Arizona Democrats facing tough reelection races are distancing themselves from the Obama administration as it prepares to file a lawsuit against the state over its controversial immigration law.
Discussion: BBC, Wonk Room and Weasel Zippers
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems: We're not bound by president's tax vow  —  Democrats are looking at the possibility of raising taxes on families below the $250,000-a-year threshold promised by President Barack Obama during the election.  —  The majority party on Capitol Hill does not feel bound by that pledge …
Discussion: The Politico and Right Wing News
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The Politico:
W.H. delays energy meeting
Discussion: The Page
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Dems confident on campaign finance bill, plan to bring to floor Thurs.
Matt Bai / New York Times:
For Jeb Bush, Life Defending the Family Name  —  CORAL GABLES, Fla. — For months now, Jeb Bush has been listening as President Obama blasts his older brother's administration for the battered economy, budget deficits and even the lax oversight of oil wells.
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 …
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Judge Blocks Obama's Moratorium on Deep-Water Drilling; White House Sets Appeal
Fox News:
Ukrainian Boy, 5, Slaughtered ‘Like a Goat’ by Religious Fanatic  —  A 5-year-old Ukrainian boy was slaughtered by an alleged religious fanatic as he played in a sandpit with his friends, Pravda reported Tuesday.  —  The stranger strolled up to little Viktor Shemyakin before pointing to a tree and saying …
ABCNews.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Meet Senator Vitter's Trusted Aide Drove Drunk, Attacked Girlfriend, Still On the Job  —  Senator Of DC Madam Fame Has Had Aide Working On Women's Issues; Brent Furer's Brushes With Law Go Back to 1990s  —  A longtime aide to Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, who has been assigned …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Boehner report claims health reform failed on promises after three months  —  House Republicans marked three months of healthcare reform on Wednesday with a new report asserting that it has failed on all counts.  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office released a report titled …
Discussion: The Politico
Gene Healy / Washington Examiner:
It's time America had a fat president  —  Last week, President Obama strolled the beaches for a photo op with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a self-described “fat redneck.”  Our beanpole president made quite a contrast to the chubby gov, who, as the New York Times noted Sunday, resembles …
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette and Hit & Run
NumbersUSA:
Comprehensive Amnesty Threat  —  Often referred to as Comprehensive Immigration Reform, pro-amnesty groups seek to offer legal permanent residence to illegal aliens.  Comprehensive Immigration Reform bills were introduced in Congress in both 2006 and 2007.  —  In 2006, separate versions …
 
 
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Reza Kahlili / Forbes:
There Will Be War  —  Last week, Iran's opposition leaders Mir …
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Wall Street Journal:
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Associated Press:
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NPR:
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Discussion: protein wisdom, Time and Mondoweiss
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The Huffington Post:
Let's Have an Honest Debate About the Role of Parties
Michael Anton / Weekly Standard:
Remembering Operation Barbarossa
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Verdict on Healthcare Reform Bill Still Divided
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Washington Wire