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It took a few weeks, but the man who helped Rand Paul achieve his meteoric rise to the Republican Senate nomination in Kentucky -- and then oversaw Paul's spectacular fall in a series of national television appearances shortly thereafter -- is finally leaving the Paul campaign for good.

Back in May, after the string of disastrous national press appearances that resulted in Paul's high-profile cancellation of an appearance on Meet The Press, campaign manager David Adams was shifted to the role of campaign chairman. Jesse Benton, a longtime Paul family ally and a veteran of Rep. Ron Paul's (R-TX) presidential campaigns, took the reins as Rand Paul's campaign manager.

Today, the AP reports that Adams is leaving the Paul campaign all together, and heading to a new campaign job at an unnamed gubernatorial campaign.

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The DOJ announced new indictments in the Danziger Bridge shooting case today. Here's the full release:

WASHINGTON -Six officers with the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) were charged today in connection with the federal investigation of a police-involved shooting on the Danziger Bridge in the days after Hurricane Katrina, the Justice Department announced today. The incident resulted in the death of two civilians and the wounding of four others.

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The two Senate campaigns in Kentucky have been bringing in big money -- some self-financing helping the Democratic nominee, state Attorney General Jack Conway, boost his haul.

Conway's campaign announced that they raised $1.4 million. The Associated Press reports that this includes about $400,000 in loans from the candidate himself. The Paul campaign had previous announced raising $1.1 million, which in a press release today they said is "beating Democrat Jack Conway by over $100,000," not counting Conway's self-financing. Cash on hand figures were not immediately available.

The TPM Poll Average gives Paul a lead of 48.8%-41.8%

1||July 13, 2010: George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, dies after suffering a massive heart attack.

Here, Yogi Berra, Steinbrenner, and Billy Martin celebrate winning the pennant after beating the Kansas City Royals on Oct. 14, 1976.||Newscom/iconphotos&&

2||April 5, 1982: Joe DiMaggio recieves the "Pride of the Yankees" award from Steinbrenner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. ||Newscom/UPI&&

3||February 15, 1999: Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams and Steinbrenner.||Newscom/Zuma&&

4||October 13, 1998: Derek Jeter pours champagne on Steinbrenner's head after the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians in Game Six of the American League Championship Series. They went on to sweep the San Diego Padres in the World Series. ||Newscom/UPI&&

5||January 7, 2003: Former New York Yankee Yogi Berra and Steinbrenner. ||Newscom/UPI&&

6||April 23, 1999: New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Henry Kissinger, Berra and Steinbrenner attend the special memorial service held at St. Patrick Cathedral for DiMaggio. ||Newscom/UPI&&

7||October 29, 1999: Steinbrenner and Giuliani gaze upon the team's trophy at a victory celebration, after the Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves to win their third World Series championship in four years. ||Newscom/BS&&

8||1997: Steinbrenner and his grandchildren appear in a KFC ad campaign.||Newscom/FPS&&

9||March 27, 2008: Yankees players Alex Rodriguez, Jeter and Wilson Betemit face the the scoreboard during the National Anthem after the naming ceremony for George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. The field is the home of the minor league Tampa Yankees, and the site of New York Yankees spring training. ||Newscom/Zuma&&

10||January 7, 2003: Steinbrenner attends a press conference after being named "The Most Powerful Person in Sports" by Sporting News. ||Newscom/UPI&&

11||Steinbrenner in the 70s.||Newscom/iconphotos&&

12||July 15, 2008: MLB Hall of Fame players greet Steinbrenner during the opening ceremonies of the 79th All Star Game at Yankee Stadium.||Newscom/UPI&&

13||October 18, 1995: Steinbrenner talks with the press after leaving a meeting with Giuliani at New York City Hall. ||Newscom/lrphotos&&

14||May 19, 1994: On the Seinfeld episode "The Opposite," a never-seen Steinbrenner, played by Larry David, hires George Costanza (played by Jason Alexander) to work for the Yankees. David "appeared" as Steinbrenner in several episodes throughout the series' run. ||CNN&&

15|February 19, 1984: Steinbrenner sits alone in the Yankee dugout at the Yankees spring training camp in Fort Lauderdale.||Newscom/Zuma&&

16||October 23, 1998: Steinbrenner gives a thumbs up to the crowd at City Hall during the ticker tape parade in celebration of the Yankees winning the 1998 World Series against the Padres. Mayor Giuliani and Yankees Manager Joe Torre look on.||Newscom/UPI&&

17||August 16, 2006: Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and Steinbrenner at the new Yankee Stadium groundbreaking ceremony.||Newscom/Sipa&&

18||September 16, 2000: Senate candidate Rick Lazio, Giuliani and Steinbrenner march in the German-American Steuben Day Parade. ||Newscom/showcasepix&&

19||April 16, 1998: Giuliani and Steinbrenner at a game.||Newscom/aiwire&&

20||May 1997: Japanese pitcher Hideki Irabu is introduced to the media by Steinbrenner.||Newscom/UPI&&

21||March 27, 2008: Steinbrenner unveils a new sign during the naming ceremony for George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Also pictured are his daughter Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal (second from the left), and his wife Jessica Steinbrenner (right). ||Newscom/Zuma&&

22||April 2, 2010: Yankees Senior Vice President Felix Lopez sits with Steinbrenner as they watch the Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles during spring training. ||Newscom/iconphotos&&

23||October 28, 1998: Giuliani and Steinbrenner at a ceremony to present relief money to victims of Hurricane George in the Dominican Republic. ||Newscom/lrphotos&&

24||March 2010: Steinbrenner at a spring training game.||Newscom/spnphotos&&

25||February 17, 1998: Steinbrenner talks on the dugout phone during a Yankees spring training practice. ||Newscom/Zuma&&

26||September 26, 2001: Former Yankees player Dwight "Doc" Gooden sits in the stands and watches the Yankees' minor teague team play, with Steinbrenner in the background.||Newscom/Zuma&&

27||April 16, 2009: Steinbrenner, Hal Steinbrenner, Randy Levine and Bud Selig wait for the start of the opening day ceremonies before the Yankees play the Cleveland Indians in the first regular season game at the new Yankee Stadium. ||Newscom/UPI&&

28||June 15, 2005: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Steinbrenner and New York Governor George Pataki pose in front of an artist rendering of the new Yankee Stadium. ||Newscom/iconphotos&&

29||October 26, 1999: Steinbrenner signs autographs before the start of Game 3 of the World Series, between the Yankees and the Atlanta Braves. ||Newscom/UPI&&

The White House announced today that it's sent a fourth bill to BP for costs related to its still-leaking oil well, this one for $99.7 million.

The administration sent the same bill to Anadarko and MOEX, a subsidiary of Japanese company Mitsui, both partners in the well. It also sent the bill to Transocean, which owns the rig.

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The new Ipsos/Reuters poll of the Florida Senate race shows that the ex-Republican and now independent Gov. Charlie Crist continues to lead in this always interesting three-way race.

The numbers: Crist 35%, Republican former state House Speaker Marco Rubio 28%, and Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek 17%. The survey of registered voters has a ±4% margin of error. In the previous Ipsos poll from mid-May, conducted for McClatchy, Crist led by a narrower 30%-27%-15%.

The TPM Poll Average gives Crist 36.6%, Rubio 32.6%, and Meek 14.7%. Ipsos pollster Cliff Young said: "Generally incumbents have been at a disadvantage this year, but that hasn't been the case with Crist in Florida. The move to running as an independent has paid off. He's capturing the middle space."

In a report released today, the Office of Compliance -- a Congressional office charged with protecting the rights and safety of Hill employees -- said that it has been blocked from getting the work email addresses of Hill employees.

The OOC said it had wanted to send a survey in 2008 to the 30,000 people who work on Capitol Hill. The idea was to gauge whether they knew about their rights they have as employees when it comes to safety, conflict resolution, sexual harassment and the like.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee today agreed to delay the vote to approve Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court for another week. Republicans argued -- as expected -- they needed more time to review the answers Kagan submitted to their questions for the record after her hearings earlier this month.

TPM read through the dozens of questions and answers so you don't have to. While most of the answers were a little, well, dry, we've collected the Top 5 most noteworthy below.

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Although last week Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell told reporters that, in response to the privacy concerns of heterosexual service members, the military would consider "facility adjustments" after Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed, he told Think Progress late yesterday that those adjustments would not include segregating gay and lesbian service members.

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