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6:10 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 …
Steven Shepard / Hotline On Call:
Daily Kos To Sue Former Pollster  —  Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas announced today he will file a lawsuit against MD-based pollster Research 2000, alleging that polls Research 2000 was conducting for the liberal blog were fabricated.  —  Moulitsas today published a report by three readers …
Justin Elliott / TPMMuckraker:
Kos Alleges Top Pollster Provided Bogus Data, Will Sue
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Kagan may get confirmed, but Thurgood Marshall can forget it  —  Oppo researchers digging into Elena Kagan's past didn't get the goods on the Supreme Court nominee — but they did get the Thurgood.  —  As confirmation hearings opened Monday afternoon, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee took …
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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 …
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
GOPers Who Slammed Marshall's Activism Can't Name A Case Typifying It
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Kagan promises to set politics aside
Discussion: The Note and CNN
Adam Liptak / The Caucus:
Supreme Court Affirms Ruling on ‘Soft Money’ Ban
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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Lee Fang / Think Progress:
Shelby Tells ThinkProgress: ‘I Basically Agree’ …
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Boehner vs. Boehner  —  Now that the Republican caucus …
Discussion: Rortybomb and Grasping Reality …
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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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Sharron Angle, Camera-Shy Candidate, Shifts Coverage  —  RENO — There is a game in Nevada called “Where's Sharron Angle?” that the press is tired of playing.  —  Ms. Angle, a Nevada Senate candidate and Tea Party darling, has steadfastly refused to talk to reporters here …
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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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
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
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Clinton endorses Sen. Bennet's opponent  —  Former President Bill Clinton broke with the White House Tuesday and endorsed Sen. Michael Bennet's (D-Colo.) primary challenger.  —  Clinton sent out a fundraising appeal for former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D), who's challenging Bennet in the Aug. 10th primary.
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Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Bill Clinton Breaks With Obama In Colorado Senate Race
Discussion: ColoradoPols.com
Fox News:
Rep. Stark Mocks Border Security Advocates: Who Are You Going to Kill Today?  —  A California congressman known for edgy sarcasm mocked an opponent of illegal immigration during a town hall meeting last week, asking, “Who are you going to kill today?” before the constituent, a self-identified Minuteman, posed his question.
Discussion: Townhall.com
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John Carney / CNBC:
Lawmakers Agree to Remove Taxes in Financial Reform Bill  —  House-Senate conferees have agreed to remove some $19 billion in new bank fees and taxes from the financial overhaul bill in order to win final approval for the legislation.  —  Instead, lawmakers will likely end …
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scottbrown.senate.gov:
Brown Sends Letter To Dodd, Frank Opposing $19 Billion Bank Tax …
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 …
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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Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Wrong Track Distress  —  It's getting harder and harder for most Americans, looking honestly at the state of the nation, to see the glass as half full.  And that's why the public opinion polls contain nothing but bad news for Barack Obama and the Democrats.
 
 
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Discussion: Below The Beltway
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Discussion: National Review, TPMDC and NRSC
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