9:31am

Mon June 13, 2011
The Two-Way

No 'Gotcha' Moments In Palin Emails

Hindsight is 20-20.

And in hindsight, we're glad we haven't invested a lot of time in the thousands of emails from Sarah Palin's time as governor of Alaska (beyond a post that said the emails would be released and another on the day they were about the news media's rush to read them).

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9:13am

Mon June 13, 2011
Opinion

The Nation: Zero Percent Unemployment Possible?

The Employment Act of 1946 committed the government to getting unemployed Americans back to work. It was amended in 1978 by the Humphrey-Hawkins Act which set a goal of 3 percent unemployment. Some believe this promise has yet to be fulfilled but isn't unattainable.
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L. Randall Wray is an economics professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

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9:04am

Mon June 13, 2011
The Commonwealth

Ohio Lawyer faces Kentucky Disbarment

If the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors votes to disbar Stan Chesley on Tuesday in Lexington, it would be a professional death sentence for Cincinnati's most famous lawyer - known as the "Master of Disaster." The same trial commissioner who recommended disbarment also wants Chesley to return $7.6 million of the $20 million he was paid in fees from a Boone County settlement for people sickened by the diet drug fen-phen. Since Kentucky has a reciprocal agreement with Ohio, Chesley could lose his law license in Ohio if he is disbarred in Kentucky.

9:01am

Mon June 13, 2011
All Politics are Local

Kentucky Lobbyist Merges with Ohio Firm

One of Northern Kentucky's top lobbyists is joining forces with one of the region's top law firms. Marc Wilson's Commonwealth Capitol Group will merge with Cincinnati-based Taft Stettinius & Hollister, they announced Friday. "It's exciting, and I think it'll be a good partnership," said Wilson, 43, of Florence. Wilson will contract with Taft's Focused Capitol Solutions, an affiliate that provides government relations services to the law firm's clients.

8:51am

Mon June 13, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: Silence For China's 'Big Test'

Originally published on Mon June 13, 2011 8:56 am

Christina Larson is a China-based Foreign Policy contributing editor.

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8:32am

Mon June 13, 2011
Opinion

The Root: Times Not The First, But Deserves Note

Paul Delaney, a former reporter and editor at the New York Times

When I heard the historic announcement from Times Square the other day, that America's top newspaper had named a woman as executive editor, my thoughts drifted back to the 1972-1981 decade at the paper, and the words of Dickens — almost cliche nowadays — seemed apt: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

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8:15am

Mon June 13, 2011
The Two-Way

40 Years Later, Pentagon Papers Being Declassified; Go Online Today

Head over to the National Archives website at noon ET if you're interested in reading the Pentagon Papers in all their 7,000-page glory.

Specifically, click on this url: http://www.archives.gov/research/pentagon-papers/.

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8:06am

Mon June 13, 2011
Opinion

New Republic: Obama's Unfortunate Legal Strategy

Justin Driver is a contributing editor for The New Republic.

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8:00am

Mon June 13, 2011
All Songs Considered Blog

Hear Patti Smith And Her 'Words Of Love' For Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly.
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On June 28, Rave On Buddy Holly, a 19-song tribute to one of America's most enduring and significant recording artists, comes out. (You'll be able to preview the entire album in our First Listen series starting June 20.) Having spent some time with the record — as well as time with past tributes to Holly — this one has the best and most original takes on his classic songs.

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7:50am

Mon June 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: E Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Suffers Stroke

Clarence Clemons during a 2002 show in East Rutherford, N.J.
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The Big Man, saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has suffered a stroke and is seriously ill, The Associated Press and Rolling Stone say they have confirmed.

The news was first reported at ShowBiz411.com.

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