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Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Sarah Palin's History Lesson: Paul Revere Warned The British  —  In what is somehow “not a publicity seeking tour,” Tea Party maven Sarah Palin is traipsing around the nation's historic landmarks in her “One Nation” bus to “take Americans back to their roots.”
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Paul Revere redux  —  All Palin knows about history is what she learned from Disney cartoons.  —  Posted By: All Palin knows about history is what she learned from Disney cartoons.  June 03, 2011 at 12:55 PM  —  Palin is not helping our cause at all.  Please, Sarah take a deep breath and lay low until after Romney defeats Obama.
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Sarah Palin Reveals Fascinating New Account of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride  —  Many Americans think they have a solid understanding of the country's founding.  No taxation without representation, tea party, Boston Massacre, George Washington, all that jazz.
Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
Paul Revere's Ride, Reimagined by Sarah Palin
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Roger Simon / The Politico:
Anthony Weiner and the law's peril
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The Politico:
Anthony Weiner's talkathon isn't saying much
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Breitbart Source for Weiner Smear Deletes Twitter Account
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rep. Weiner cancels speech at Wisconsin state Dem convention in wake of ‘Weinergate’
Discussion: CNN
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Edwards Pleads Not Guilty in Campaign Fund Case  —  John Edwards, the former Democratic senator from North Carolina, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he conspired to cover up an extramarital affair while running for president in 2008 by “secretly obtaining,” misusing …
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Richard L. Hasen / Slate Magazine:   A Cover-Up, Not a Crime.  —  Why the case against John Edwards may be hard to prove.
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
'It's like following Princess Diana'  —  SEABROOK, N.H. — Sarah Palin's bus is plastered with a mockup of the U.S. Constitution.  But her entourage — both the three-vehicle motorcade that includes the bus and the smaller, two-SUV version she uses for smaller events — hasn't been very respectful of the traffic laws.
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The Politico:
Sarah Palin's bus tour leaves GOP cold  —  As it played out on TV this week, Sarah Palin's “One Nation” road trip of U.S. historical sites was a masterpiece of political mischief-making - a wild dash up the East Coast that delighted her fans and cornered the market on 2012 coverage for days on end.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Andrew Breitbart Did Not Run ‘Weinergate’ Evidence Which Turned Out To Be Fake  —  The “Weinergate” story has been a veritable clinic in the pitfalls of new media-influenced journalism, and one such pitfall has come to a head.  Andrew Breitbart has been repeatedly accused of engineering …
Ros Krasny / Reuters:
“The world is getting warmer”: Romney  —  (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change.  —  “I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Republicans demand TV station yank ad claiming GOP plan would ‘end Medicare’  —  Attention, people, this is important: The battle over whether it's true that the Republican plan would “end Medicare” is about to play out in a critical way in New Hampshire.  —  The National Republican …
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Bipartisan Congress rebuffs Obama on Libya mission  —  Crossing party lines to deliver a stunning rebuke to the commander in chief, the vast majority of the House voted Friday for resolutions telling President Obama he has broken the constitutional chain of authority by committing U.S. troops …
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Huntsman: Announcement very soon  —  Washington (CNN) - Jon Huntsman's official entry into the race for the White House won't happen before the June 13 GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire, but it could happen soon after the debate.  —  Speaking to reporters Friday after addressing …
Discussion: The Politico, GOP 12 and Mediaite
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama looking good in Iowa
Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
The Republican Who Can Win  —  The candidate would know Americans are more worried about their jobs and their savings than abstractions like ‘big government.’  —  To win the presidency in 2012, the Republican candidate will require certain strengths.  Among them, a credible passion for ideas …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
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Wall Street Journal:
Obama and the Debt Crisis
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Hiring in U.S. Slowed in May With 54,000 Jobs Added  —  After several months of strong job growth, hiring slowed sharply in May, raising concerns once again about the underlying strength of the economic recovery.  —  The Labor Department reported on Friday that the United States added 54 …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
On the Maddeningly Inexact Relationship Between Unemployment and Re-Election  —  Make no mistake: The higher the unemployment rate in November 2012, the less likely President Obama is to win a second term.  —  But we should be careful about asserting that there is any particular threshold …
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
Third Impression of the Jobs Report  —  OK, a slight bit more substance.  —  You never want to freak out over one month's numbers in this biz, but when a monthly result reflects other stuff going on in the economy—in this case, slowing growth—you want to give that monthly number a little more weight.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   The wake-up call  —  It's become something of a running joke …
CBS Minnesota:
Police: Woman Stabs 2 Outside Bloomington Library  —  BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — Two people were stabbed in a seemingly random attack at a Twin Cities library.  —  After the incident Wednesday night at the Oxboro Library in Bloomington, 35-year-old Samira Abdalla Salim was arrested.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Daily Mail:
Did a pork-coated bullet kill Bin Laden?  Yes, says firm who claim its pig fat gun oil is bought by U.S. military personnel  —  Was Osama bin Laden shot with a bullet soaked in pork fat, denying him a place in paradise?  —  Yes, if one rather shady website, that peddles gun oil containing liquefied pig fat, is to be believed.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Wisconsin Dems to announce that they will try to recall Scott Walker  —  There's a long way to go, and the goal seems like a very tough one to reach, but Wisconsin Democrats are set to go for it: They will announce at their annual convention later today that they intend to launch an effort …
The Huffington Post:
Haley Barbour Breaks With Eric Cantor On Disaster Relief … Eric Cantor , Haley Barbour , Budget Cuts , Video , Politics News , Barbour Disaster , Barbour Eric Cantor , Barbour Faith And Freedom , Barbour Tornadoes , Cantor Disaster Relief , Disaster Relief , Disaster Relief Budget Cuts …
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Dan Hirschhorn / Reuters:
Haley Barbour: ‘Purity’ will lose 2012 race
Discussion: The Note
Keith Schneider / New York Times:
Dr. Jack Kevorkian Dies at 83; Backed Assisted Suicide  —  Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the central figure in the tumultuous national drama surrounding assisted suicide, died Friday in a Michigan hospital.  He was 83 and lived in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.  —  The cause of his death was not immediately known …
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Detroit Free Press:
Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian dies
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Mistake of 2010  —  Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York published a blog post about the “mistake of 1937,” the premature fiscal and monetary pullback that aborted an ongoing economic recovery and prolonged the Great Depression.  As Gauti Eggertsson, the post's author …
 
 
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
More Than 9 in 10 Americans Continue to Believe in God
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Ben White / The Politico:
What can Obama do to fix the economy? Not much.
Discussion: Guardian and Don Surber
Kendra Marr / The Politico:
Tim Pawlenty to deliver economy speech
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James Hohmann / The Politico:
George Allen apologizes for ‘macaca’ moment
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Randy Kennedy / New York Times:
Metropolitan Museum Raising Suggested Admission Fee
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Tom Hamburger / Los Angeles Times:
Where's Newt? Post-announcement vacation raises questions about Gingrich candidacy
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
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Paul Krugman:
What A Drag  —  From Goldman Sachs, an estimate of the federal budget impact on growth.
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Yossi Yohoshua / Ynetnews:
IDF has photos of armed flotilla activists
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Groupon Economics  —  Via Jacob Goldstein, according …
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