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11:05 AM ET, June 3, 2011

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Skschust / CBS New York:
Weiner's Office Calls 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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New York Post:
Lewd-pic recipient worn out by Weiner scandal  —  By REUVEN FENTON in Seattle and JEANE MacINTOSH in NY  —  “Weinergate” has put a Seattle college cutie through the wringer — jeopardizing her academic dreams, embarrassing her family and shattering her privacy.
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Anthony Weiner and the law's peril  —  If you smell something burning, it is Anthony Weiner's future going up in smoke.  —  Weiner is a brash and bright Democratic congressman who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens.  Until recently, he was considered a leading contender to become …
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Weiner Now Silent Over Lewd Photo
Discussion: The Other McCain and The Note
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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 …
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Unemployment rises to 9.1 percent
Discussion: CNN
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:   May jobs report: Hiring slows, unemployment rises
Bob Woodruff / ABCNEWS:
John Edwards to Face Indictment Today  —  Unless a last-minute deal comes through, John Edwards will be indicted today on criminal charges after a two-year investigation seeking to connect the former senator to an allegedly illegal scheme to cover-up his extra-marital affair, ABC News has learned.
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WTVD-TV:
John Edwards indicted  —  john edwards, andrew young, rielle hunter, local/state  —  ABC11 has learned that a federal grand jury has indicted former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate John Edwards.  —  The case of United States of America v. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts …
Discussion: Fox Nation and Runnin' Scared
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Edwards charges expected Friday
Discussion: CNN, ThinkProgress and ABCNEWS
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.
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Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
On the road, Palin's tour a rolling menace
Jay Newton-Small / Swampland:
Palin's Set of Improbable Coincidences
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and CNN
The Note:
House Speaker John Boehner Throws Down the War Powers Act Gauntlet On Libya  —  In the immortal words of the vice president, this could be a big $%^ing deal: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is throwing what one Republican calls “a legal and political hot potato at the President.”
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Our salutary debt-ceiling scare
Discussion: National Review and Betsy's Page
New York Times:
House Sets Votes on Two Resolutions Critical of U.S. Role in Libyan Conflict
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 …
Discussion: Above the Law and Runnin' Scared
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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 …
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 …
Mark Preston / CNN:
CNN announces 7 candidates in June 13 debate  —  Washington (CNN) — After months of criss-crossing the country and trying to woo potential supporters in early voting states, seven Republicans hoping to capture their party's presidential nomination will meet this month for the first New Hampshire debate of the 2012 election.
Discussion: GOP 12 and Taegan Goddard's …
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Rudy Giuliani sets ‘late summer’ timetable
Discussion: The Note, USA Today and Washington Wire
Neil King Jr / Washington Wire:
Huntsman Bags Some Big Bundlers  —  As he mulls jumping into the presidential race, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is corralling some big GOP fund-raisers—and even a few who helped Hillary Clinton in 2008. … A list of prominent Huntsman bundlers obtained by Washington Wire includes Georgette Mosbacher …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog, GOP 12 and AmSpecBlog
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama Won't Extend Bush Tax Cuts Again: Pledge To House Dems … WASHINGTON — In a meeting with House Democrats on Thursday, President Obama stressed that his administration would draw a firm line on taxes and revenues both in the deficit- and debt-reduction debates and in the buildup to the 2012 elections.
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Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
Obama Rebuffs Democratic Plea To Be More Forceful
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
iowahawk:
Farewell, My Weiner  —  Excerpts from the new Inspector Dan Rather mystery  —  Secrets are funny things.  The harder you try to keep them under wraps, the harder they spring up in the most embarrassing places.  And in my line of business, you learn that no matter how you try thinking …
Discussion: Power Line
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Watch CNN Anchor's Deadpan Reaction To Sarah Palin's Version Of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride  —  Sarah Palin is in Boston today, meeting with supporters and other curious elements.  She is also chatting about how meaningful being in such a historic region is to her on her One Nation tour.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
THANKS BARACK... WOMAN FREAKS OUT IN AIRPORT AFTER BEING MOLESTED BY TSA (VIDEO)  —  THANKS BARACK—  THANKS FOR TURNING AMERICA INTO A POLICE STATE where innocent women and children are molested so that the far left loons can feel good about not profiling.  —  After all, it would be racist to profile.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans Divided on Taxing the Rich to Redistribute Wealth  —  Public is split over enacting heavy taxes on the rich to redistribute wealth  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans break into two roughly evenly matched camps on the question of whether the government should enact heavy taxes on the rich …
 
 
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