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9:50 AM ET, June 26, 2010


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Ezra Klein:
On Journolist, and Dave Weigel  —  I began Journolist in February of 2007.  It was an idea born from disagreement.  Weeks, or maybe months, earlier, I had criticized Time's Joe Klein over some comments he made about the Iraq War.  He e-mailed a long and searching reply, and the subsequent conversation was educational for us both.
Andy Alexander / Ombudsman Blog:
Blogger loses job; Post loses standing among conservatives  —  Post blogger Dave Weigel, who wrote about the conservative movement, resigned amid controversy today following disclosure of disparaging e-mails he'd written about some of the very people he was hired to cover.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
An Unhappy Day At The Washington Post  —  But also sort of a happy day at The Washington Post, for the dwindling band of writers and editors there who value such old-fashioned traits as temperance in the expression of personal views; forthrightness; and fairness.
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
On Weigel v WaPo, Today's Inside-the-Beltway Journalism News  —  Normally it's not my place to weigh in on an issue lighting up the blog world.  But because this is emerging as an unexpectedly polarizing moment in conceptions of journalism in general, web-based journalism in particular …
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Toilet Training.  —  Dave Weigel is leaving The Washington Post …
The Huffington Post:
Dave Weigel's Resignation: The Backstory And Meaning
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:   Second Thoughts on Dave Weigel
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
The Post Shouldn't Have Fired Dave Weigel
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
Potty Training By Judith Miller and Sally Quinn
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
DAVE WEIGEL GOT SCREWED.... I don't know Dave Weigel especially well.
Discussion: The Plum Line and Pajamas Media
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Weigel resigns  —  YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!  Notch Another VICTORY to DRUDGE!!!!!!!
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Rolling Stone broke interview ground rules with McChrystal, military officials say  —  Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal has made no public comment since President Obama relieved him of his Afghan war command Wednesday, silently taking his lumps for disparaging remarks he and his aides …
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
GOP disinvites Lt. Gen. from Kagan hearing  —  Judiciary Republicans have disinvited a controversial military officer from testifying at the confirmation hearing of Elena Kagan.  —  The minoity staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee had announced earlier Friday that retired Lt. Gen. William …
Discussion: SENATUS
The Huffington Post:
Nancy Pelosi: Without Jobs Bill ‘We Could Slip Back And Have Another Recession’  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that if Congress fails to reauthorize extended unemployment benefits and other domestic aid programs, the economy could head for a double-dip recession.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Pam's House Blend
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Closing Guantánamo Fades as a Priority  —  WASHINGTON — Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantánamo prison, making it unlikely that President Obama will fulfill his promise to close it before his term ends in 2013.
Associated Press:
Cheney hospitalized  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney was admitted to the hospital Friday after experiencing discomfort, the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who has a long history of heart disease.  —  Cheney was expected to remain at George Washington University Hospital …
Discussion: CNN, Politics Daily and Michelle Malkin
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
News Analysis: The President Reasserts His Authority  —  After two months in which an oil gusher seemed to underscore the limits of his powers, President Obama spent the last week trying to reassert control over a triumvirate of forces that almost always test a new president's authority: the military, the markets and the lobbyists.
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama asks Congress to take financial reform over the ‘finish line’  —  President Barack Obama lauded lawmakers for fighting Wall Street lobbyists and taking financial reform legislation to the “verge of victory.”  —  Obama, in his weekly radio address, said that Congress gave him “90 percent” …
Walid Zafar / Political Correction RSS:
Rep. Gohmert Warns Of Baby Terrorists  —  Speaking on the House floor last night, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) continued his assault on common sense by making the generally nonsensical claim that terrorists were recruiting pregnant women in order for them to have U.S.-born children who would …
Associated Press:
Arizona: Governor Ignites Controversy With Remarks on Drug Mules  —  Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that most illegal immigrants entering Arizona are being used to transport drugs across the border, an assertion that critics slammed as exaggerated and racist.  Ms. Brewer said the motivation of …
Robert Costa / The Corner on National Review Online:
Kyl: Obama Did Not Consult on Border Funds — By: Robert Costa  —  Earlier this week, the Obama administration asked Congress for $600 million in emergency funds to help secure the Southwest border.  Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) tells National Review Online that he “appreciates this modest addition” …
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Veronique de Rugy / The Corner on National …:
Private Sector Losses vs. Public Sector Gains — By: Veronique de Rugy
Discussion: The New Editor, theblogprof and EconLog
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Senate unanimously confirms Obama's third nominee to take reins at TSA
Discussion: Politics Daily and TPMDC
Beth Wurtmann / WNYT-TV:
Fallen soldier's parents critical of Obama
Discussion: Don Surber and Weasel Zippers
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
McCain agrees to two debates with Hayworth
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
DeMint's Russia rants cause amusement and concern
New York Times:
G-20 Summit Talks Will Test Nations' United Stance
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Will The Supreme Court Clean Up the Patent Mess?
Discussion: National Review
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Graham won't negotiate on energy bill while oil spill influences politics
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
New NBC/WSJ Poll: Sarah Palin and George W. Bush Liked By Same …
Discussion: Eschaton
Michael Kinsley / The Atlantic Wire:
Why Not Call It ‘Crossfire’?  —  Why can't CNN President Jonathan Klein …