Eco-News Roundup: Thursday, June 18

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Jeez, can’t believe it’s the middle of June already. Yikes. Well, here’s the list of stories from yesterday’s Riff, Kevin Drum, and MoJo blogs that touch on Blue Marble subjects: 

Honesty FAIL: Healthcare CEOs tell the House just what slimy stuff they’re made of.

Ovation deflation: Obama gets booed by doctors.

What Not to Bear: Some say the gay pride flag needs a makeover. Calling Stacy and Clinton…

Protest bonus round: A few sad people still offended by Letterman’s joke, reject nth apology.

Palin’s instincts: Kevin Drum admires Palin’s political opportunism.

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