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12:30 AM ET, June 30, 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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iowahawk:
I'll Take a Cashier's Check, Mr. Breitbart  —  Welcome to the Journolist Top Secret Progressive He-Man Wingnut Haters Club and L33t H4xoR Chat Room.  Disclaimer: this is a private discussion forum intended solely for the benefit of JournoList members.  Reproduction, transmission, redistribution …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Breitbart's bounty  —  Andrew Breitbart is, entertainingly …
Discussion: Breitbart.tv
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
David Weigel Joins MSNBC
Discussion: Power Line, Moonbattery and AmSpecBlog
John / Power Line:
A Smoking Gun in the Kagan Case?  —  Shannen Coffin was a deputy attorney general during the Bush administration, and was charged with defending the federal partial-birth abortion act in court.  At National Review, he writes that documents released by the Clinton White House show Elena Kagan's …
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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.
National Review:
Kagan's Abortion Distortion
Discussion: Flopping Aces
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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The Note:
GOP Sen To Obama: You Can't Talk Energy Bill Without Talking BP
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Pat Dollard
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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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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John Carney / CNBC:
TARP Money May Help Fund Financial Reform Legislation
scottbrown.senate.gov:
Brown Sends Letter To Dodd, Frank Opposing $19 Billion Bank Tax …
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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David Kopel / Washington Times:
Sotomayor targets guns now
Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Supreme Court Extends Gun Rights Nationwide
Discussion: GRITtv
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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Allison Sherry / The Spot:
Bill Clinton snubs Bennet and endorses Romanoff
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Fox News:   Rep. Stark Mocks Border Security Advocates: Who Are You Going to Kill Today?
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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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.
Jay Nordlinger / The Corner on National Review Online:
‘Cheering in the Pressbox’ — By: Jay Nordlinger  —  This afternoon, I wrote a long, rather huffy post on liberal media bias.  It was prompted by 1) those reporters who were caught on tape trashing Sarah Palin, and 2) the David Weigel affair.  I have deep-sixed the post, however — spiked it.
Discussion: The Other McCain and alicublog
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 …
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 …
Dean Beeby / Canadian Press:
Ottawa university prez wanted to invite Coulter back after appearance aborted  —  OTTAWA - The president of the University of Ottawa wanted to invite Ann Coulter, the abrasive right-wing American commentator, back to campus after her scheduled speech last March was shut down amid fierce protests.
Associated Press:
US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill  —  US accepts international assistance in dealing with massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Edward Wong / New York Times:
After Re-education, Tibet Monks Regret Uprising  —  LHASA, Tibet — The young monk once again found himself in front of microphones and television cameras.  —  It was much the same as on March 28, 2008, when the monk, Norgye, and dozens of fellow monks barged into a temple chamber …
Discussion: The Peking Duck
 
 
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Consumer confidence plunges in June
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David Brooks / New York Times:
Bill Wilson's Gospel
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Andrew Pincus / Talking Points Memo:
How Far Does Congress's Power Reach?
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Responding to John Hawkins
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
White House: Spy arrests won't hurt U.S.-Russia relations
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Reuters:
Democrats hold slight edge in California races: poll
Discussion: Daily Kos and Ballot Box
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Feingold leads by 2  —  It's looking more and more likely …
Discussion: National Review, NRSC and TPMDC