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1:15 PM ET, June 11, 2012

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Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Commerce Secretary John Bryson accused in hit-and-run crashes  —  Authorities are investigating a series of traffic collisions in the San Gabriel Valley involving U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, authorities said Saturday.  —  Bryson was found unconscious in his vehicle and has been hospitalized, officials said.
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Associated Press:
Commerce Dept. says Sec. Bryson suffered seizure
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Conservative Super PAC (Briefly) Suggests Alcohol Involved In Commerce Secretary Incident
Discussion: Politico and CNN
BuzzFeed:
Jeb Bush: No Place For Father, Reagan In Today's GOP  —  The “dysfunction” is “disturbing,” says the former Florida governor.  A pox on both parties.  —  Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Capitol Hill earlier this week.  —  (Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News:
House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder  —  (CBS News) CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.  It's the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.
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Kerry Picket / Washington Times:
FLA Congresswoman leads 85 member effort demanding Swat-ting investigation from DOJ  —  Congresswoman Sandy Adams, Florida Republican, is sending a letter, currently signed by 85 House Republicans, to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to assign Justice Department officials to investigate the recent threat of “SWAT-tings.”
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Issa: 31 Democrats Will Vote To Condemn Holder  —  Republican compares Fast and Furious scandal to Iran Contra, Watergate.  Republicans seek a contempt vote.  —  (AP / Carolyn Kaster)  —  House Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa told BuzzFeed today …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jake Sherman / Politico:   Darrell Issa schedules contempt vote on Eric Holder
Mj Leeand Tim Mak / Politico:
Paul Krugman: President Obama ‘screwed up the line’  —  Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman on Monday slammed President Barack Obama's remark that the private sector is “doing fine,” calling it “unfortunate” and adding that the president “screwed up the line.”  —  “That was an unfortunate line.
Discussion: Business Insider
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Andrew Malcolm / Associated Press:
Obama's new economic adviser, Wile E. Coyote  —  One of the immutable rules of politics is that if you have to explain something you've said publicly, the argument is already lost.  “What I was trying to say was....”  —  Loser!  —  In that sense President Obama was strategically wise Friday afternoon …
Geneva Sands / The Hill:   Romney ‘Jolt’ video knocks Obama for saying private sector ‘doing fine’
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
THE SECOND TERM  —  What would Obama do if reëlected?  —  President Obama awaiting G8 leaders at Camp David last month.  He has an ambitious agenda, which, at least in broad ways, his campaign is beginning to highlight.  Photograph by Luke Sharrett.
Robin Roberts / Yahoo! Good Morning America:
I'm Going to Beat This  —  As many of you know, 5 years ago I beat breast cancer.  I've always been a fighter, and with all of your prayers and support, a winner.  —  Sometimes the treatment for cancer can cause other serious medical problems.  Today, I want to let you know that I've …
Brad Plumer / Ezra Klein:
Spain's bailout bought just 4 hours and 40 minutes of calm  —  In the past, every time European leaders have huddled together and announced a plan to douse the latest fire in Europe, the financial markets have usually been placated for a brief while — say, a few weeks or months.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Another Bank Bailout  —  Oh, wow — another bank bailout, this time in Spain.  Who could have predicted that?  —  The answer, of course, is everybody.  In fact, the whole story is starting to feel like a comedy routine: yet again the economy slides, unemployment soars, banks get into trouble …
The Sun:
PM left daughter aged 8 down pub  —  Camerons' nightmare  —  HORRIFIED David Cameron got home from a Sunday lunch with family and friends — and discovered he had left his eight-year-old daughter in the pub.  —  He dashed back and found little Nancy with staff at the Plough Inn in Cadsden, Bucks.
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Haroon Siddique / Guardian:
David Cameron left daughter behind after pub visit
Discussion: normblog
Amanda Peterson Beadle / ThinkProgress:
Nation's Largest Health Insurer Will Preserve Key Obamacare Provisions, Regardless Of Supreme Court Ruling  —  UnitedHealthcare — one of the nation's largest health insurers — has announced that it will preserve a provision of the health care law that allows young adults to stay …
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Washington Examiner:   Parties await Supreme Court ruling on health care
N.C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
Largest health insurer to keep key parts of law regardless of court ruling
John Ellis / Real Clear Politics:
The Tipping Point  —  In 2008, 43 percent of white voters cast their presidential ballots for Sen. Barack Obama.  That was more than he needed to win.  Today, according to the most recent FOX News poll, 35 percent of white voters say that they support President Obama's re-election.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
John Fund / National Review:
Netroots Nation under a Cloud  —  The Base to Obama: You should be worried.  —  Providence, R.I. — If elections are won partly on the enthusiasm of a candidate's base, Barack Obama is in trouble.  Netroots Nation, the annual left-wing conference for bloggers and activists, held its seventh annual rally here this weekend.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney plans six-state, five-day bus tour  —  As the contest against President Obama intensifies, Mitt Romney is trying to seize momentum with a five-day bus tour through small towns across six battleground states.  —  The presumptive Republican nominee announced plans Monday to visit …
Discussion: The Page
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama campaign slaps back at Romney's ‘out of touch’ remark
Discussion: CNN
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Government is the solution  —  Why don't Democrats just say it?  They really believe in active government and think it does good and valuable things.  One of those valuable things is that government creates jobs — yes, really — and also the conditions under which more jobs can be created.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
29 Photos Of Baby Barack Obama  —  Love him or hate him now, pudgy little Barry was a pretty cute kid.
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
The Hill Poll: Dems twice as likely to back Big Gulp soda ban  —  Democratic voters are more than twice as likely as Republicans to back a proposal by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) to ban super-sized sugary drinks in the Big Apple, according to a new poll for The Hill.
 
 
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Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
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Bob Biersack / OpenSecrets.org:
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Sam Baker / The Hill:
CMS: 14 million seniors have received preventive benefits under Obama's health law in 2012
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Dan Mitchell / International Liberty:
You've Met Julia the Moocher, Now Meet Emily
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Bloomberg:
Italy Moves Into Debt-Crisis Crosshairs After Spain
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Howard Dean: ‘We look at Wisconsin as a win’ (VIDEO)
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Michael W. McConnell / Wall Street Journal:
Michael McConnell: Citizens United and the Wisconsin Vote
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Althouse
Luigi Zingales / Financial Times:
Why I was won over by Glass-Steagall
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