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6:40 AM ET, June 29, 2010

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New York Times:
In Ordinary Lives, U.S. Sees the Work of Russian Agents  —  WASHINGTON — They had lived for more than a decade in American cities and suburbs from Seattle to New York, where they seemed to be ordinary couples working ordinary jobs, chatting to the neighbors about gardening and schools, apologizing for noisy teenagers.
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Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
FBI arrests 10 accused of working as Russian spies  —  FBI agents arrested 10 people on charges that they spent years in the United States as spies for Russia, taking on fake identities and trying to ferret out intelligence about U.S. policy and secrets by making connections to think tanks …
The United States Department of Justice:
Ten Alleged Secret Agents Arrested in the United States … Eight individuals were arrested Sunday for allegedly carrying out long-term, “deep-cover” assignments in the United States on behalf of the Russian Federation, the Justice Department announced today.
Globe and Mail:
Paul Koring  —  Washington — From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Discussion: Power Line
Jake Glance / sos.wv.gov:
Tennant Statement On Procedure To Fill Vacant Senate Seat  —  “Hello I am West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.  —  “This is a sad time for our state.  I want to express my condolences to Senator Byrd's family.  I also want to express my condolences to the people of West Virginia.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Surprise: West Virginia says no election to fill Byrd's seat until 2012
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Byrd special election to be held in 2012
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
From Washington Post To NBCU: Dave Weigel Joins MSNBC As Paid Contributor  —  Team Weigel rejoice - it didn't take Dave Weigel very long to land on his feet after he resigned last week from The Washington Post.  —  Tonight at the end of Countdown, Keith Olbermann introduced new “MSNBC contributor” Dave Weigel.
Discussion: Riehl World View
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Morgen Richmond / Big Government:
I Like the Dave Weigel Who Insulted Liberal Pundits a Lot Better  —  It's hard to respect a “journalist” who repeatedly insulted and mocked leading conservatives he was assigned cover, and even wished death on some of them, to a secretive email list compromised of liberal media figures around the country.
Mary Ann Ahern / NBC Chicago:
Daley Vows New Gun Ordinances  —  As expected, Mayor Daley and Chicago's City Council are circling the wagons to defend against an unfavorable decision by the Supreme Court concerning the city's gun ban.  —  Daley said the city would have in place a new ordinance aimed at making it difficult to purchase and own a gun in Chicago.
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Kyle Drennen / NewsBusters.org:
VIDEO: Media Routinely Used ‘Conservative’ …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Speaking of guns  —  The challenge remains open....  Post Comment
Discussion: TPM LiveWire and The Hill
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Rule Against Group That Excludes Gay Students  —  WASHINGTON — A public law school did not violate the First Amendment by withdrawing recognition from a Christian student group that excluded gay students, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a 5-to-4 decision.
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Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Thurgood Marshall Takes Center Stage At Kagan Hearings (VIDEO)  —  Looks like Senate Judiciary Republicans have at least one unified talking point today: Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to ever serve on the Supreme Court, was an “activist judge.”
Raw Story:
US Supreme Court deals pedophilia blow for Vatican
Discussion: Reuters, Shakesville and pandagon.net
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Court strikes Chicago handgun ban  —  The Heller decision now has a sibling.  The Supreme Court reversed the Seventh Circuit in a widely-anticipated case that defines the reach of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in the case of McDonald v Chicago.
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Room for Debate:
What Bolstering Gun Rights Will Mean
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Gun rights extended by Supreme Court
Discussion: CBS News, Hit & Run and Moonbattery
Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
Steve Forbes celebrates Robert Byrd's death: ‘Good news’ for Wall Street.  —  News of Sen. Robert Byrd's (D-WV) death has been met with an outpouring of reverence for his distinguished career, with even political opponents, like Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), praising Byrd's …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Sex complaint against Gore is detailed, credible; Could this be Gore's real ‘Inconvenient Truth’?  —  The allegation that Al Gore sexually assaulted a woman in a Portland, Ore., hotel room nearly four years ago has dealt a serious blow to the former vice president's story that he and wife Tipper simply …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Media Czech / Barefoot and Progressive:
Rand Paul refuses to say how old the earth is  —  I attended a fancy Christian Homeschool Educators of Kentucky (CHEK) conference on Friday, where Liberty Christ himself showed up to give a sermon and answer (and dodge) a few questions.  —  Here is the question and answer session:
Fox News:
Reporters Caught on Tape Mocking Palin Speech  —  June 25: Calling it a 'poor man's teleprompter' former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin holds out her palm to show the notes on it while speaking at a fundraising dinner at California State University, Stanislaus.  (AP)
David French / National Review:
CLS v. Martinez: My First Quick Take  —  I haven't yet had a chance to fully digest the Court's opinion in CLS v. Martinez, so take the following with a grain of salt until I've had a chance to sit down and study the opinion.  (Full disclosure, I'm a senior counsel at the Alliance Defense Fund …
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Alana Goodman / NewsBusters.org:
Sheryl Crow: Tea Partiers Are Too ‘Uneducated’ to 'Understand What's Happening on Wall Street'  —  Pop-star and courageous anti-toilet-paper crusader Sheryl Crow apparently has a new political concern: Tea Partiers.  —  The country crooner told CBS journalist Katie Couric that Tea Party members …
Catherine Cheney / The Politico:
Mabus to assess damage  —  Navy Secretary Ray Mabus began his first visit to the Gulf Coast as head of the Gulf Coast Restoration Plan on Monday, meeting in the evening with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in Baton Rouge to discuss the BP oil disaster and the federal government's plan to repair the area's fragile ecosystem.
Discussion: The Page
Fox News:
Gen. McChrystal Tells Army He Will Retire  —  In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, then Commander of the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and Commander of United States Forces in Afghanistan, arrives to attend at the 13th Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) Meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Aisling Swift / Naples Daily News:
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T. Rees Shapiro / Washington Post:
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