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SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN
Sunday morning TV: Axelrod announces Obama to (finally) address nation on Gulf leak from Oval Office this Tuesday. News also emerges that Obama will demand new "escrow" account for BP penalty payments. And he asks Congress for emergency $50 billion for states who will face "massive" layoffs of teachers, cops, firefighters.
Glenn Greenwald on John McCain’s new piece calling for regime change in Iran, which is in the New Republic, "exactly where it should be."
Fantastic: You may have read that hard-rocking Rush is Rand Paul’s favorite band (they once claimed to be libertarians and Ayn Rand fans). Now group is suing him for using one of their songs at victory party and in campaign. They think he is "a tool," no less.
Sunday’s laughable Mo Dowd column: why can’t Obama (Nixon) be more like good guy Joe BIden (Kennedy)? The trouble began when he did not schmooze with reporters on press plane back in 2008 …. Frank RIch: Why can’t America be more like "Glee"? And, also, let people marry who they choose, just like Rush Limbaugh did.
Haaretz on Israel’s desperation to avoid a real investigation of the flotilla incident.