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4:35 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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Howie Klein / Crooks and Liars:
Blue America Welcomes Tarryl Clark in Her Race Against Michele Bachmann  —  Hard to say who the worst member of Congress is.  But there are few short lists that would exclude narrow-minded and extremist Minnesota religious fanatic Michele Bachmann.  However, today isn't about Bachmann.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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
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
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.
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.
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
Karl / Hot Air:
The overlooked story from the Weigel kerfuffle  —  WaPo blogger Dave Weigel resigned today, after a slew of his anti-conservative comments and emails from the newly-defunct JournoList were leaked to FishbowlDC and the Daily Caller.  However, by focusing on his invective and profanity …
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Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Conservative Law Professor (and Former Tenth Circuit Judge) …
Discussion: The Hill
The Right Scoop:
Gov. Jan Brewer sends a message to Obama
Discussion: protein wisdom and Hot Air
Daniel J. Weiss / Center for American Progress:
The “Energy-Only Bill” Mirage
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Boehner to press bill to enforce Obama's order on abortion funding
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Economic recovery threatens to run sideways
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
GOP disinvites Lt. Gen. from Kagan hearing
Discussion: Daily Kos and SENATUS
Ben Feller / Associated Press:
Former VP Cheney hospitalized
Beth Wurtmann / WNYT-TV:
Fallen soldier's parents critical of Obama
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Don Surber