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11:55 PM ET, June 2, 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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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 …
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
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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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.”
Discussion: CNN, Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Jim Siegel / The Columbus Dispatch:
Twitter doesn't speak for Ohio House speaker
Russell Berman / The Hill:   GOP bill disapproving Libya mission gains steam in the House
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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Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
Why Going Rogue Won't Work  —  Sarah Palin is dominating the political conversation.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney, Palin lead the way
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.
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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: The Note, CNN and Conservatives4Palin
the Ellen DeGeneres / Telegraph:
MI6 attacks al-Qaeda in ‘Operation Cupcake’  —  British intelligence has hacked into an al-Qaeda online magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes.  —  The cyber-warfare operation was launched by MI6 and GCHQ in an attempt to disrupt efforts by al-Qaeda …
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Stable Hand / The Jawa Report:
MI6 PWNS al-Qaeda With ‘Operation Cupcake’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Danger Room
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Edwards charges expected Friday  —  Criminal charges are expected to be filed Friday against two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, the result of an investigation into campaign cash allegedly funneled to the woman he had an out-of-wedlock child with.
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
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Marc Lacey / New York Times:
Six Dead in Southern Arizona Shooting, Including Gunman's Ex-Wife and Her Lawyer
Discussion: New York Magazine
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: Weasel Zippers and Doug Ross
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Kristen McQueary / New York Times:
Incumbents Carve Out a New Congressional Map  —  During debate this week on Democrats' remapping of Illinois congressional districts, criticized as heavily weighted against Republicans, Senate President John J. Cullerton hoisted a newspaper from 2001.  —  An article in that paper detailed …
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
Wall Street Journal:
Gmail Hack Targeted White House  —  People who work at the White House were among those targeted by the China-based hackers who broke into Google Inc.'s Gmail accounts, according to one U.S. official.  —  The hackers likely were hoping the officials were conducting administration business …
Discussion: Emptywheel and Hot Air
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 …
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 …
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.
John / Power Line:
Power Line Prize Update  —  Some creative individual or group is going to win $100,000 by effectively dramatizing the scope and seriousness of our federal debt crisis.  The Power Line Prize will be awarded shortly after the contest closes at midnight on July 15.  For all of the details, go here.
Ginger Gibson / New Jersey Online:
Gov. Christie reimburses N.J. for use of state helicopter to attend son's baseball games  —  TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie and the state Republican Party will repay the state for two trips on a State Police helicopter to get to his son's baseball games.  —  The most recent ride, on Tuesday …
Ari Berman / The Nation:
The Bank Lobby Steps Up Its Attack on Elizabeth Warren  —  This article appeared in the June 20, 2011 edition of The Nation.  —  Recommended by  —  Research support was provided by The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.  —     —  On May 24 Elizabeth Warren …
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:
Nic Robertson / CNN:
Qatar sends al-Obeidy back to Libya  —  (CNN) — The Libyan woman whose alleged rape by security forces received worldwide attention has been deported from Qatar back to Benghazi in Libya.  —  Eman al-Obeidy had been awaiting resettlement as a refugee, and the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner …
Discussion: New York Magazine
JSOnline:
Feingold says he's weighing a Senate run and expects to decide this summer  —  By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel  —  Democrat Russ Feingold said in an interview Thursday that he plans to decide by Labor Day whether to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by his longtime colleague Herb Kohl.
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
 
 
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama disapproval sub-40 for first time in 18 months
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Sigourney Weaver / The Huffington Post:
A Secret Weapon for Fighting Climate Change: Empowering Women
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Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:
Poll: NY Same-Sex Marriage Support At New High
Aliyah Shahid / NY Daily News:
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs law requiring welfare recipients to take drug test, ACLU objects
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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
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 Earlier Items: 
CBS Baltimore:
MTA Officers Detain Man For Taking Pictures
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NationalJournal.com:
Price Tag of Official Time Spent on Union Activities Grows
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BBC:
Egypt revolution leaves Sinai increasingly lawless
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
The Note:
Mitt Romney Targeted by Joe Miller's Tea Party Group
Discussion: The Hill, ABCNEWS, Daily Kos and Pat Dollard
Townhall.com:
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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
 

 
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Hadas Gold / CNN:
The News/Media Alliance asks the DOJ, the FTC, and California's AG for a probe into whether Google broke any laws when removing some links to CA news sites

Megan Specia / New York Times:
The US assures the UK that Julian Assange could seek US First Amendment protections and wouldn't face the death penalty or be persecuted for his nationality

Hana Yoo / AdExchanger:
IAB and PwC report on US digital ad sales in 2023: total revenue grew 7.3% YoY to $225B, digital video grew 10.6% to $52.1B, and digital audio grew 18.9% to $7B

 
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