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10:05 PM ET, June 5, 2011

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Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Palin Fans Trying to Edit Wikipedia Paul Revere Page  —  Man, you've gotta almost admire the sheer blind dedication of Sarah Palin's wingnut acolytes.  —  Now they're trying like crazy to edit the Wikipedia page for “Paul Revere” to make it match Palin's botched version of history.
Discussion: Balloon Juice, Hullabaloo and Gawker
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Jeff Spross / ThinkProgress:
Palin Doubles Down On Paul Revere History Lesson: 'I Didn't Mess Up'  —  As ThinkProgress reported, during a June 2 stop in Boston on her “One Nation” bus tour, Sarah Palin managed to spectacularly flub the historical account of Paul Revere's famed “Midnight Ride.”
Daniel Libit / The Daily:
The Daily learns tweet originated from app that pol used the night pic was posted  —  As the world has attempted to make sense of Rep. Anthony Weiner's claim that his Twitter account was hacked, a key clue has been missing: exactly how the notorious groin pic was posted online.
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Alison Gendar / NY Daily News:
Rep. Anthony Weiner's car is registered in New York but way out of date  —  After a week of facing questions about lewd Twitter photos, Rep. Anthony Weiner Saturday had more explaining to do: why his Nissan Pathfinder has New York license plates but a 2007 registration sticker.
Michael Alan / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Wasserman-Schultz on Weinergate: It's Okay, He's a Democrat  —  Earlier this week, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz told CNN that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is dealing with “a personal matter.”  That “personal matter” includes not knowing “with certitude” whether or not the, er …
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
A G.O.P. Hopeful Gathers Momentum as More Voters Like What They Hear  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Michele Bachmann was campaigning just north of here, the Sarah Palin tour was rumored to be arriving soon, and Mitt Romney was on his way to announce his entry into the presidential race.
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Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Herman Cain: Bachmann's FFC Prayer ‘The Ultimate Pander’
Daily Mail:
DOW plunges into longest weekly losing streak since 2004 as Obama blames ‘Europe, earthquake and gas prices’ for economic woe  —  The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index are both headed for a fifth straight week of losses - the longest losing streak for the Dow since July 2004.
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Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Boehner Spokesman: Auto Industry Revival Is ‘Nothing To Celebrate’  —  Last week, the Obama administration announced that Fiat has agreed to buy the final government share in Chrysler, officially completing that company's trip through federally managed bankruptcy.
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems double down on new spending after discouraging jobs report  —  House Democrats this week have amplified their calls for new spending on infrastructure and other federal projects in the face of May's discouraging job-creation figures.  —  Even as Republicans are insisting on “trillions” …
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Julian Pecquet / Healthwatch:   Months after healthcare repeal vote, GOP still working on ‘replace’
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Our Fantasy Nation?  —  With Tea Party conservatives and many Republicans balking at raising the debt ceiling, let me offer them an example of a nation that lives up to their ideals.  —  It has among the lowest tax burdens of any major country: fewer than 2 percent of the people pay any taxes.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Sunday Reflection: Hard to get good goons these days  —  So the public employee unions have been on the defensive across the nation, and they've been losing battles in state capitols from Wisconsin, to Ohio, to Tennessee.  —  Although there have been some violent incidents and death threats …
Scarecrow / Firedoglake:
Scarecrow's Nightmare: Austan Goolsbee Defends President's Romney's Economic Plan  —  If I'd been asleep for the last decade and woke up to ABC This Week's interview of Presidential economic advisor Austan Goolgbee, I would assume that Mitt Romney won the 2008 election, that he was predictably …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Economist's View
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Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
Austan Goolsbee: ‘Stiff Headwinds’ Slow Job Creation
Susan Haigh / Associated Press:
Conn. Senate votes for pot decriminalization bill  —  HARTFORD, Conn.—The Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation on Saturday that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.  —  The measure passed after Democratic Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman broke an 18-to-18 tie vote as the president of the state Senate.
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Getting Generic Drugs Approved For Use  —  Patent protections for prescription drugs make getting medicine much, much more expensive than it needs to be.  This particularly rankles some because at the end of the day an awful lot of the basic research that goes into pharmaceuticals is publicly financed.
Discussion: Modeled Behavior
 
 
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Mark Townsend / Guardian:
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Jordan Fabian / Ballot Box:
Palin on the big screen
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Israeli troops, Palestinian protesters clash at Golan Heights frontier
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Palin: Obama wants to ‘go down with this sinking ship’
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Los Angeles Times:
‘X-Men: First Class’ reminds us we are all mutants now
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Liam Stack / New York Times:
Syrian Tanks Move in on City as Thousands Mourn Protesters' Deaths
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Jon Huntsman says he'll bypass Iowa caucuses