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Posted on | June 28, 2011 | 8 Comments

TOP NEWS
Feds Hope Bulger Family Feeling Charitable Towards Whitey

Undated FBI photo of James "Whitey" Bulger

Feds hitting up powerful relatives of accused murderer to keep taxpayers from footing his defense tab
Related: Whitey Sings For the G-Men


Brown, Democrats Reach Budget Deal Without Taxes, Republicans
GOP State Senator Bob Huff: “That’s nearly $11 billion in new revenue that the Democrats assume will magically appear.”

Hague Court Issues War Crimes Warrant For Qadhafi
Son Saif, chief of intelligence also named



POLITICS
Michele Bachmann Makes It Official

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN

Support in New Hampshire running high since bravura debate performance

White House: “Significant ” Deal On Debt Possible

Prosecution, Defense Face Off In Katrina Police Brutality Case


US Expands Human Trafficking Blacklist

Waiting For Rick Perry: Nevada Presidential Candidate Debate Postponed

Supremes Strike Down Arizona Campaign Finance Law; Similar Laws In Connecticut, Maine

Code Pink Democrat Lynn Woolsey To Retire In 2012



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Gold, Silver Higher As Commodities Rebound
Sarkozy Strikes Deal With French Banks To Restructure Greek Debt
New Rules On Assets Help Bank Stocks
Nike 4Q Net Up 14% As Sales Surge In PRC, North America
Tokyo Stocks Close Lower As Weaker Euro, Greece Vote, Tankan Eyed
Regulator Says ETFs Hold Hidden Risks For Investors
Microsoft Launches Rival To Google Apps
Supremes Strike Down California Ban On Violent Video Games
Bus-Sized Asteroid Barely Misses Earth
As Mozilla Disses Enterprise IT, Google Steps Into The Breach With Chrome



SPORTS
Dodgers File For Bankruptcy

Soon-to-be-former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt

McCourt blames Selig for bankruptcy, citing commissioner’s refusal to approve Fox TV deal

Wolfpack Hoops Legend Lorenzo Charles Dies In Auto Crash



Cocks Win Game 1 Of College World Series On Two Errors In 11th Inning

Twins Pitchers Lit Up For 25 Hits In 15-0 Rout By Dodgers

Freeman Spoils Bedard’s Gem, Leads Braves To Win Over M’s

Ludwick Hits 2-Run Dinger, Padres Beat Royals 3-2

Leyland’s Ejection Sparks Tigers To Victory Against Blue Jays

Hulsizer Drops Bid To Buy NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes

Angels Edge Nats 4-3 In 10 Innings



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Charlie Sheen Inks Deal For New Sitcom

Gains sitcom, loses goddess

Signs with Lionsgate; bidding war underway for broadcast rights

Anne Hathaway’s New World: The Harper’s Bazaar Interview

Wills & Kate Feel The Love At Wimbledon

Ben Affleck Picks Himself For “Argo” Lead



For Thalia & Tommy Mottola, It’s A Boy!

Blow-Up: An Oral History Of Michael Bay

Chris Brown & Rihanna In BET Awards Screwup

Elaine Stewart, Glamorous Star Of “Brigadoon”, Dies At 81



FOREIGNERS
Syria Uprising Opens Door: Opposition Meets Openly In Damascus
IDF Has Intel That Gaza Flotilla Activists Plan To Kill Israeli Boarders
PRC Premier Arrives In Germany
Think Tank: South China Sea Disputes Could Trigger Asian War
FAO’s New Chief Defends Biofuels
Moscow Military Court Sentences Renegade Intel Officer Poteyev To 25 Years In Absentia For Treason; Exposed Sleeper Agents In US Including Anna Chapman



BLOGS & STUFF
Troglopundit: Are You Sure She Had The Wrong John Wayne?
Jim Geraghty: The Political Use Of The White House “Just Got More Interesting”
PJ Tatler: Brilliant, Steely President Weighs In On Debt Talk
AmSpecBlog: Marriage Realities, Political And Cultural
NRO Corner: NYT Clarifies The Stakes In The Gay Marriage Debate
Legal Insurrection: Wisconsin Will Be Losing A Supreme Court Justice, We Just Don’t Know Which One Yet
Weasel Zippers: Sweet! Texas Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood
Lonely Conservative: North Korea “A Nation Of Starving, Impoverished Serfs”
Israel Matzav: Who Is Trying To Kill Whom?
Jed Babbin: Pinch Happened


– compiled by Wombat-socho

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