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11:45 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.
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
On Weigel v WaPo, Today's Inside-the-Beltway Journalism News
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
The Huffington Post:
Dave Weigel's Resignation: The Backstory And Meaning
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Toilet Training.  —  Dave Weigel is leaving The Washington Post …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
An Unhappy Day At The Washington Post
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:   Second Thoughts on Dave Weigel
The Atlantic Online:
The Post Shouldn't Have Fired Dave Weigel
Discussion: The Greenroom, Verum Serum and Guardian
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
DAVE WEIGEL GOT SCREWED.... I don't know Dave Weigel especially well.
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
Potty Training By Judith Miller and Sally Quinn
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Big Hollywood and Moe Lane
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 …
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 …
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Economic recovery threatens to run sideways  —  The economic recovery that began a year ago increasingly appears to be on shaky footing, driving financial markets downward and clouding the debate over economic policy.  —  Just two months ago, a strong, self-sustaining economic expansion seemed …
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog
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” …
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Business's Buyer's Remorse
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Senate unanimously confirms Obama's third nominee to take reins at TSA
Discussion: Politics Daily and TPMDC
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Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
DeMint's Russia rants cause amusement and concern
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
Michael Kinsley / The Atlantic Wire:
Why Not Call It ‘Crossfire’?  —  Why can't CNN President Jonathan Klein …