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Skschust / CBS New York:
Weiner's Office Calls The Police After CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer Asks For An Interview  —  WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — Congressman Anthony Weiner said Thursday he's finished talking about the lewd photo sent from his Twitter account.  —  But he still wouldn't say whether he's the one in the picture.
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The Smoking Gun:
The Wolfe At Anthony Weiner's Front Door  —  Paranoid Twitter mystery man fears pol's “Clinton connections” … The prescient Twitter provocateur who, weeks ago, somehow divined that a lewd photo scandal was looming for Rep. Anthony Weiner claims he is fearful that his leading role in …
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair:
On Having the Last Name Weiner, an Open Letter to Anthony Weiner  —  Hi!  My name is Juli Weiner.  Although I am a brunette in my early twenties, you do not follow me on Twitter.  So, I don't know whether that photo has anything to do with your genitals—and, actually …
Justin Elliott / Salon:
Embarrassing emails from Weiner tweeter leaked  —  Did Andrew Breitbart leak embarrassing personal emails sent to him by the mystery Twitter user at the center of the Anthony Weiner crotch shot scandal?  Possibly.  —  This gets in the weeds of the Weiner saga, but it could help shed light …
Daniel D'Addario / New York Observer:
Rudy Giuliani on Anthony Weiner and 2012—He's Going to ‘Hang Out’ in New Hampshire
Discussion: Mediaite and PolitickerNY
CBS News:
Probe could give Weiner more headaches: expert
Discussion: American Power
First Read / msnbc.com:
Palin fires shot at Romney at Bunker Hill  —  By NBC's Shawna Thomas, Alex Moe, and Mark Murray  —  In remarks made at Bunker Hill in Massachusetts — of all places — Sarah Palin fired a shot at Mitt Romney over the health-care mandate that Romney signed into law in the state in 2006.
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Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
In New Hampshire, Sarah Palin blasts Timothy Geithner, fishing regulations  —  SEABROOK, N.H. — Sarah Palin spent Thursday night at a classic New Hampshire campaign-style event, spending almost two hours milling around on the lawn of a seaside home eating clams and chatting with voters.
Discussion: CNN and Conservatives4Palin
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
Why Going Rogue Won't Work  —  Sarah Palin is dominating the political conversation.  But if she really wants to be president, she's going about it all wrong.  —  Even before donning biker leather and mounting a Harley-Davidson for a motorcycle rally in Washington last weekend …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney, Palin lead the way
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
Employment Data May Be the Key to the President's Job  —  WASHINGTON — No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent.  —  Seventeen months before the next election, it is increasingly clear …
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Bloomberg:
Union Enthusiasm for Obama Re-Election Fades, AFL-CIO's Chief Trumka Says  —  President Barack Obama faces waning enthusiasm from union members as he prepares for his 2012 re- election bid, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said.  —  “It will be more challenging this time than it was last time to motivate …
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Will The Egg-On-Face Factor Lead To An Economic Calamity?  —  Your quotes of the day: … This is, incidentally, why it was a mistake of the White House and Congressional Democrats to get dragged into a negotiation in the first place.  That said, the evidence from political science does appear …
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Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Gov. Christie Thinks A Family Making $6,000 A Year Is Too Rich To Qualify For Medicaid
Discussion: New Jersey Online and Daily Kos
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Gov. Christie reimburses state for helicopter ride to baseball game
Discussion: CNN, The Politico and New Jersey Online
The Note:
Mitt Romney Targeted by Joe Miller's Tea Party Group  —  ABC News' Huma Khan reports: The day he's set to announce his presidential ambitions, Mitt Romney is coming under attack by a Tea Party group that says the former Massachusetts governor isn't conservative enough to represent conservatives.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Pat Dollard and Daily Kos
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Someday, Romney will pick a persona and stick with it
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Abramson to Replace Keller as The Times's Executive Editor  —  Jill Abramson, a former investigative reporter and Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, will become the paper's executive editor, succeeding Bill Keller, who is stepping down to become a full-time writer for the paper.
Metro Weekly:
Airman Discharged: Pentagon confirms Air Force discharge under “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” on April 29 the first and only discharge since Obama signed a bill to repeal the law  —  News:  —  An Air Force spokesman confirmed today that the secretary of the Air Force approved a discharge under the military's …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and AMERICAblog Gay
Evan Smith / The Texas Tribune:
Sources: Williams May Switch to U.S. House Race  —  Keywords:  —  Enlargephoto by: Bob Daemmrich  —  Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams announces U.S. Senate candidacy at TribLive on January 27, 2011.  —  Former Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, who announced his intention …
The Atlantic Online:
Romney's Aborted Announcement Speech  —  Mitt Romney isn't having an easy go of it the second time around.  First, Sarah Palin is headed to New Hampshire, stealing some of the spotlight from his big announcement just now.  And then the cable networks carrying it live dropped him one by one, first MSNBC and Fox, and finally CNN, too.
Carolyn Hax / Washington Post:
Listen up, fellas: Naked man-parts?  Not so sexy.  —  A general note for men:  —  Over the weekend, it was revealed that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), or someone pretending to be Weiner, allegedly sent a photo of his bulging briefs to one of his Twitter followers.
Discussion: Feministe and Moe Lane
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Exclusive: Glenn Beck's Last Day On Fox News Will Be June 30th  —  Mediaite has learned that Glenn Beck's last day on Fox News is currently scheduled to be June 30th.  Fox News has confirmed this information to Mediaite.  —  In the past month, ratings for Beck's ratings saw a double digit decline …
Moody's:
Announcement: Moody's Updates on Rating Implications of US Debt Limit, Long-Term Budget Negotiations  —  CREDIT RATINGS ARE MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE, INC.'S ("MIS") CURRENT OPINIONS OF THE RELATIVE FUTURE CREDIT RISK OF ENTITIES, CREDIT COMMITMENTS, OR DEBT OR DEBT-LIKE SECURITIES.
David Rogers / The Politico:
GOP plan slashes renewable energy  —  House Republicans unveiled a scaled-back $30.6 billion energy and water budget Wednesday that makes deep cuts from energy efficiency and renewable energy programs while trying to stabilize science and defense investments within tighter spending caps.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Open Congress
James Gilbert / Yuma Daily Sun:
Suspect in multiple shootings is dead, police say  —  Updated 1:08 p.m. - The suspect in a series of shootings around Yuma County is dead, police said.  Carey Hal Dyess, 73, of Yuma, apparently shot and killed one person in Yuma and three people in Yuma County before shooting himself …
Jed Graham / Investor's Business Daily:
10-Year Real Wage Gains Worse Than During Depression  —  The past decade of wage growth has been one for the record books — but not one to celebrate.  —  The increase in total private-sector wages, adjusted for inflation, from the start of 2001 has fallen far short of any 10-year period since World War II …
Discussion: Doug Ross and Weasel Zippers
Townhall.com:
Steve Breen Political Cartoons  —  Townhall Cartoons Steve Breen  —  Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist.  He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009.  —  He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 …
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:
Poll: NY Same-Sex Marriage Support At New High  —  Support for marriage equality/same-sex marriage/gay marriage is at a new high in New York, according to today's new Quinnipiac Poll.  However, the poll found, voters still rate a property tax cap and ethics reform higher on their to-do list.
Adam Ozimek / Modeled Behavior:
Defending KIPP, again  —  I've defended KIPP before from accusations that their performance is due to selection bias and cream skimming.  A new paper from Josh Angrist and a bunch of other co-authors provides more evidence in KIPP's favor.  They found that KIPP benefited the weakest students and those with special needs most:
U.S. Department of Education:
Obama Administration Announces New Steps to Protect Students from Ineffective Career College Programs  —  Gives Programs Every Chance to Improve While Holding Them Accountable  —  Today, the Obama Administration released final regulations requiring career college programs to better prepare students for …
Aliyah Shahid / NY Daily News:
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs law requiring welfare recipients to take drug test, ACLU objects  —  If Floridians want welfare, they better make sure they are drug-free.  —  Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill on Tuesday that requires benefit recipients to undergo drug testing.
Discussion: Sky Dancing and Joe. My. God.
 
 
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Paul Wiseman / Associated Press:
More job seekers give up, reducing unemployment
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
Ryan Strong / NY Daily News:
Planned gay pride picnic in heart of Harlem puts local church leaders in a tizzy
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Using Internet Outside? In Part of Brooklyn, Free Wireless Access Arrives
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Ari Berman / The Nation:
The Bank Lobby Steps Up Its Attack on Elizabeth Warren
Discussion: ThinkProgress
CBS Baltimore:
MTA Officers Detain Man For Taking Pictures
Yahoo! News:
World Video … They've foiled the evil Gargamel time and again …
Discussion: Moe Lane
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NationalJournal.com:
Price Tag of Official Time Spent on Union Activities Grows
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
BBC:
Egypt revolution leaves Sinai increasingly lawless
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
JSOnline:
Feingold says he's weighing a Senate run and expects to decide this summer
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The WH/Politico attack on Seymour Hersh
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and The Raw Story
Peter Foster / Telegraph:
Chinese teen sells his kidney for an iPad 2
 

 
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Financial Times:
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