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7:25 AM ET, June 23, 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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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.
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.
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.
Discussion: BLACKFIVE, Hot Air and Commentary
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.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Special Editorial: Mr. President, Don't Waste this Crisis
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Republican lawmaker calls for McChrystal's firing
Discussion: The Politico
The Huffington Post:
WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  UPDATE: Gen. Stanley McChrystal …
Discussion: Associated Press and Guardian
First Read / msnbc.com:
McChrystal's PR man resigns, how Rolling Stone got more access
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Did Obama reap what he sowed with McChrystal?
Jason Rosenbaum / Firedoglake:
Breaking: Gen. McChrystal Has [update: Offered to] Resign, Say Reports
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Rolling Stone editor: There was more we didn't publish
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
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Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Judge blocks Obama moratorium on deep-water drilling
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Associated Press:   Judge Blocks Deep-Water Drilling Moratorium
CNN:
Washington plans new drill moratorium
Discussion: Blogcritics, The Page and Above the Law
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:
Palin racks up two more wins  —  Two South Carolina Republicans who received the backing of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin emerged victorious in their run-off elections Tuesday.  —  Palin had endorsed gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley and publicly stuck with her amidst allegations of an extra-marital affair.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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 and The Confluence
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Haley wins SC runoff against Rep. Barrett
Discussion: The Politico and Ben Smith's Blog
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:   Nikki Haley Wins G.O.P. Nomination for South Carolina Governor
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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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Dems confident on campaign finance bill, plan to bring to floor Thurs.
Discussion: The Politico
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
 
 
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The Two Faces of the Tea Party
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NY Daily News:
Defaced image of President Obama placed next to picture of Unabomber …
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