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2:25 PM ET, June 26, 2010

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Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Wire:
G-20: Obama Gives Press the Slip  —  Holed up with seven other global leaders in the woods of Muskoka, Canada, President Barack Obama gave the White House press corps the slip last night.  —  The president is attending the G-8 and G-20 summits with his global counterparts this weekend.
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Jackie Calmes / The Caucus:
Kyl Puts Border Remarks in New Context  —  It seems that Senator Jon Kyl is not standing by his words after all.  —  Days ago a spokesman insisted that Mr. Kyl, a Republican from Arizona, “stands by his remarks” - made to a Phoenix Tea Party group and captured on a YouTube video …
Wall Street Journal:
Business's Buyer's Remorse
Discussion: The New Ledger
Yahoo! News:
Costner cleanup device gets high marks from BP  —  It was treated as an oddball twist in the otherwise wrenching saga of the BP oil spill when Kevin Costner stepped forward to promote a device he said could work wonders in containing the spill's damage.  But as Henry Fountain explains …
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.
National Post:
G8: Obama interested in Huntsville's golf courses: Clement  —  Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan (top, R), Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (top, L), U.S. President Barack Obama (bottom, R), and French President Nicolas Sarkozy pose for a group picture after a working session …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Fox News:
Widow of Houston Officer Killed by Illegal Immigrant ‘Shocked’ at ICE Appointment  —  Shown here are Rodney Johnson, right, a Houston police officer killed in 2006, and his widow Joslyn Johnson.  (MyFoxHouston)  —  The widow of a Houston police officer killed by an illegal immigrant was …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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.
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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Second Thoughts on Dave Weigel
Discussion: Mondoweiss
Sally McGrane / New York Times:
Icelander's Campaign Is a Joke, Until He's Elected  —  REYKJAVIK, Iceland — A polar bear display for the zoo.  Free towels at public swimming pools.  A “drug-free Parliament by 2020.”  Iceland's Best Party, founded in December by a comedian, Jon Gnarr, to satirize his country's political system, ran a campaign that was one big joke.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Boehner to press bill to enforce Obama's order on abortion funding  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner intends to press Democratic leaders to vote on a bill to ban federal funding of abortions.  —  The Ohio Republican told anti-abortion activists gathered at the 40th annual National Right …
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.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
What Is Hidden and What Is Revealed  —  Something that pops up every time old/new media tensions emerge is the view—which I find, frankly, bizarre—common in the newspaper world that pretending to not have opinions makes your work better.  One underlying presumption here is the odd notion …
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Mercury News:
June 26 Readers' letters  —  The headline for and essence of Santa Cruz's Dennis Ryman's comments (Letters, June 25) said: “Fact: Republicans should not lead.”  I am not a Republican, nor am I pleased with either major party right now, but I detest simplistic generalizations directed toward diverse groups.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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.
 
 
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Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Economic recovery threatens to run sideways
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama asks Congress to take financial reform over the ‘finish line’
Discussion: Jules Crittenden, The Politico and CNN
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
GOP disinvites Lt. Gen. from Kagan hearing
Discussion: Daily Kos and SENATUS
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Senate unanimously confirms Obama's third nominee to take reins at TSA
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Rolling Stone broke interview ground rules with McChrystal, military officials say
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
DeMint's Russia rants cause amusement and concern