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10:25 PM ET, June 29, 2010

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Kos / Daily Kos:
More on Research 2000  —  I have just published a report by three statistics wizards showing, quite convincingly, that the weekly Research 2000 State of the Nation poll we ran the past year and a half was likely bunk.  —  Since the moment Mark Grebner, Michael Weissman …
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Kos / Daily Kos:
Research 2000: Problems in plain sight  —  A bit over two weeks ago, a group of statistic wizards (Mark Grebner, Michael Weissman, and Jonathan Weissman) approached me with a disturbing premise — they had been poring over the crosstabs of the weekly Research 2000 polling we had been running …
Andrew Breitbart / Big Journalism:
Reward: $100,000 for Full ‘JournoList’ Archive; Source Fully Protected  —  I've had $100,000 burning in my pocket for the last three months and I'd really like to spend it on a worthy cause.  So how about this: in the interests of journalistic transparency, and to offer the American public …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Breitbart's bounty  —  Andrew Breitbart is, entertainingly, offering $100,000 — and confidentiality — for the full archives of Journolist, whose privacy has produced wild conservative speculation on its contents.  (The lower budget Weekly Standard is offering $20 and a case of beer …
Discussion: Breitbart.tv
PittsburghLIVE.com:
Obama's good for GOP, Boehner says  —  PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner, the Ohio Republican with his eye on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's gavel, said the tide is turning the GOP's way.  —  “The American people have written off the Democrats,” …
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Silla Brush / The Hill:
Wall Street bill back to conference as Democrats don't have the votes  —  Senate and House conferees on Wall Street reform are expected to reconvene Tuesday because of Republican objections to $19 billion in fees that would be placed on big financial firms.  —  The meeting would follow …
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scottbrown.senate.gov:
Brown Sends Letter To Dodd, Frank Opposing $19 Billion Bank Tax …
Yuval Levin / The Corner on National Review Online:
The War on Science — By: Yuval Levin  —  If you haven't read Shannen Coffin's piece on Elena Kagan and the partial-birth-abortion debate today, you really should.  What he describes, based on newly released Clinton White House memos, is absolutely astonishing.
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Kagan may get confirmed, but Thurgood Marshall can forget it
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
GOPers Who Slammed Marshall's Activism Can't Name A Case Typifying It
The Hill:
Obama to senators: Include carbon limits in energy package  —  Leading Senate advocates of climate change legislation emerged from a White House meeting proclaiming President Barack Obama offered firm support for including greenhouse gas curbs in the broad energy package slated for Senate debate this summer.
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The Note:
GOP Sen To Obama: You Can't Talk Energy Bill Without Talking BP
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Pat Dollard
Think Progress:
Sharron Angle Is Against Abortion In Cases Of Rape Or Incest: It Would Interfere With God's ‘Plan’  —  In a radio interview with Bill Manders on Jan. 25, Sharron Angle — the GOP candidate and Tea Party darling challenging Harry Reid for Nevada's U.S. Senate seat — came out firmly against abortion.
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Michelle Malkin:
Video: Pete Stark pisses all over voters concerned about border security  —  Just when I think Pete Stark Raving Mad can't sink any lower in his vulgar contempt for voters, he sinks ever lower again.  (Review Stark's Greatest Unhinged Moments here and here.)
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Fox News:   Rep. Stark Mocks Border Security Advocates: Who Are You Going to Kill Today?
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Bill Clinton Breaks With Obama In Colorado Senate Race  —  Former President Bill Clinton today took sides in Colorado's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, endorsing Andrew Romanoff's challenge to Sen. Michael Bennet.  It's one of the hottest primary races left this year …
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Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Clinton endorses Sen. Bennet's opponent
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Dems quietly cheer gun ruling  —  When the Supreme Court extended the individual right to own a gun Monday, they handed Second Amendment advocates—many of whom are at home in the GOP—one of their most significant legal victories ever.  —  But who won the day in politics?  The Democrats.
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Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Supreme Court Extends Gun Rights Nationwide
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Lara Logan, You Suck  —  Lara Logan, come on down!  You're the next guest on Hysterical Backstabbing Jealous Hackfest 2010!  —  I thought I'd seen everything when I read David Brooks saying out loud in a New York Times column that reporters should sit on damaging comments to save their sources from their own idiocy.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Gen. Petraeus' nomination puts some Democrats in awkward spot  —  President Barack Obama's nomination of Gen. David Petraeus has put some Democrats in a politically awkward position.  —  While Senate Democrats are expected to rally behind Petraeus to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal …
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Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Petraeus Pledges Look at Strikes in Afghanistan
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Truthdig
Liz Alderman / New York Times:
In Ireland, a Picture of the High Cost of Austerity  —  DUBLIN — As Europe's major economies focus on belt-tightening, they are following the path of Ireland.  But the once thriving nation is struggling, with no sign of a rapid turnaround in sight.  —  Nearly two years ago …
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Paul Krugman:
A Terrible Ugliness Is Born
Larisa Alexandrovna / Raw Story:
Updated: Supreme Court vacates Siegelman decision  —  In a surprise decision Tuesday morning, the United States Supreme Court vacated an earlier ruling by a lower court in the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, who was convicted of bribery and honest services fraud in 2006 in a case …
New York Post:
Spy ring's ‘femme fatale’  —  A ring of 11 Russian moles right out of a Cold War spy novel was smashed yesterday — and among those busted was a flame-haired, 007-worthy beauty who flitted from high-profile parties to top-secret meetings around Manhattan.  —  Russian national Anna Chapman …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Feingold leads by 2  —  It's looking more and more likely that Wisconsin will be in the top tier of competitive Senate races this fall.  Russ Feingold leads challenger Ron Johnson by only two points, 45-43.  Johnson is polling closer to Feingold than Tommy Thompson was as he contemplated a potential campaign.
Discussion: National Review, TPMDC and NRSC
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Bachmann: 'I Don't Want The United States To Be In A Global Economy'  —  This past weekend, President Obama attended the G-20 Summit on international economic cooperation in Toronto, which ended with a declaration calling for member countries to work “to ensure a full return to growth with quality jobs …
 
 
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