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3:25 AM ET, June 27, 2010


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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Eat Up... Joe Biden Gets Gets Custard in Face When Business Owner Tells Him: “Lower Our Taxes” (Video)  —  Joe “Bite-Me” Biden traveled to Wisconsin yesterday to campaign with far left Progressive Russ Feingold (D-WI).  Smokin Joe ordered a custard at a popular custard stand in Glendale during one of their stops.
John / Power Line:
Kopp the Custard Man  —  It doesn't have quite the snappy ring of “Joe the Plumber,” but it will do.  Earlier today Joe Biden was in Wisconsin, trying to help Russ Feingold salvage his Senate run, and he stopped at a frozen custard stand.  When he asked the proprietor how much the custard cost …
WISN Milwaukee's Channel 12:
Biden Visits Kopp's Custard Stand  —  Vice President Joe Biden noshed custard and chatted with employees and customers during a visit to a popular suburban Milwaukee restaurant.  —  Biden, who was in Milwaukee on Friday for a fundraiser for Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, rolled up his sleeves …
Statement Regarding Comments Overheard On Stream Following Sarah Palin Speech  —  SACRAMENTO - Thousands of people from California and around the world tuned in to to listen to a speech prepared by Sarah Palin Friday evening from the campus of California State University, Stanislaus.
Sister Toldjah:
Fox40, Multiple journo-dudes slam Palin after CA speech (UPDATE 8: FOX40 RESPONDS TO ST)  —  **Note - 12:56 AM: Please scroll to the bottom of this post for (ongoing) important updates.  Just got done watching the speech Sarah Palin gave at California State University, Stanislaus …
REPORTERS CAUGHT ON OPEN MIC BASHING SARAH PALIN  —  Following a live feed of Sarah Palin's speech at Cal State Stanislaus, reporters are caught openly trashing the former Vice Presidential candidate.  The audio went out on the live feed supplied by Fox 40.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
America Speaks in LA - They Want Economic Recovery, No Social Security Cuts  —  The America Speaks meetings held in 19 cities across the country today, funded to the tune of $1 billion dollars by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, were a study in how subtle messaging and deficit hyping can mold …
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla and Hullabaloo
Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online:
Spectators in Body Armor — By: Mark Steyn  —  I may have to revise my old line about the British police being “the most monumentally useless in the developed world”.  For the G20 summit, the Toronto coppers ordered up a ton of new body armor, weaponry, gas masks, etc …
Discussion: Jay Currie
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 …
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 …
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Age of Nancy  —  Let us sing a song about the wonderfulness of Nancy Pelosi.  —  What a run she's been on.  This week — with the big financial reform package edging toward completion, and the House approving a major campaign finance reform bill — was a reminder of what an incredibly productive speaker she's become.
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.
Discussion: The Hill and JammieWearingFool
Jackie Calmes / The Caucus:   Kyl Puts Border Remarks in New Context
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.
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