Lunchtime Links: June 22, 2010

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has been summoned to Washington to meet with President Obama and Vice President Biden after scathing criticism of the administration appeared in a Rolling Stone article.


The United States is indirectly paying tens of millions of dollars in protection money to Afghan warlords, and potentially to the Taliban, to secure convoys carrying supplies to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, congressional investigators said in a report.

White House budget director Peter Orszag will resign.

Was Rep. Joe Barton’s apology to BP a reflection of mainstream Republican thinking?

In the first of many likely changes, “American Idol” is lowering its contestant age to 15 and allowing auditions on MySpace.

Roger Federer survived a huge scare at Wimbledon, rebounding to win his first-round match in five sets.

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