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12:20 PM ET, June 26, 2011


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Justices' feud gets physical  —  Prosser, Bradley clashed on eve of union ruling  —  By Crocker Stephenson, Cary Spivak and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley late Saturday accused fellow Justice David Prosser of putting her in a chokehold during …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
An alternate account of the Prosser-Bradley confrontation surfaces: Did she “charge him with fists raised”?  —  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel presents new detail to the undersourced report that everyone's talking about today: … According to the Journal Sentinel, Prosser issued a statement today …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  In allegation of Supreme Court scuffle, Wisconsin politics hits new low  —  After Democratic lawmakers fled the state in an attempt to stop Governor Walker's budget bill; after pro-union protesters occupied the Capitol for weeks; after name-calling came to dominate the debate …
Monica Davey / New York Times:
Wisconsin Judge Said to Have Attacked Colleague
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
Iowa Poll: Romney, Bachmann in lead; Cain third; others find little traction  —  Illustration by Mark Marturello/The Register  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann sit atop the standings in the year's first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll on the Republican presidential field.
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
Iowa Poll: Romney, Bachmann lead Republican pack  —  Illustration by Mark Marturello/The Register  —  Two-time candidate Mitt Romney and tea party upstart Michele Bachmann are neck and neck leading the pack, and retired pizza chief Herman Cain is in third place in a new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney lead in first Iowa GOP poll
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Juana Summers / The Politico:
Des Moines Register poll shows Romney, Bachmann in the lead
Discussion: CNN
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Why Is He Bi?  (Sigh)  —  HE was born this way.  —  Bi.  —  Not bisexual.  Not even bipartisan.  Just binary.  —  Our president likes to be on both sides at once.  —  In Afghanistan, he wants to go but he wants to stay.  He's surging and withdrawing simultaneously.
Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
Atop TV Sets, a Power Drain That Runs Nonstop  —  Those little boxes that usher cable signals and digital recording capacity into televisions have become the single largest electricity drain in many American homes, with some typical home entertainment configurations eating more power …
The Politico:
Buzzkill: The problem with Jon Huntsman Hype  —  From afar, it's easy to get swept up by the hype: Jon Huntsman is accomplished, handsome, smart, and his civility message has appeal beyond the meat-eaters who dominate this early phase of the Republican presidential campaign.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Right Wing News
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Like Chauncey Gardiner, Obama is profoundly aloof  —  Which past leader does Barack Obama most closely resemble?  His admirers, not all of them liberals, used to compare him with Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.  —  Well, Obama announced his candidacy in Lincoln's hometown two days …
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off  —  ALMOST a century ago, the United States decided to make high school nearly universal.  Around the same time, much of Europe decided that universal high school was a waste.  Not everybody, European intellectuals argued, should go to high school.
Adrian Carrasquillo / Fox News:
Report: Hugo Chávez in Critical Condition In Cuban Hospital  —  Hugo Chávez extended stay in a Cuban hospital is because he is in critical condition, according to a report in El Nuevo Herald.  —  The Venezuelan president, who was last seen in public June 9 and last heard from on June 12 …
Washington Times:
GHEI: The return of stagflation  —  Obama's Carter-era policies bring back Carter-era problems  —  The silver lining in the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee Meeting on Wednesday is that quantitative easing seems to be off the table for now.  Once the Fed ends its $600 billion bond-buying program …
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