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8:50 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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Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Weiner Now Silent Over Lewd Photo
Discussion: The Note and The Other McCain
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
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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 …
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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The Politico:
Sarah Palin's bus tour leaves GOP cold
Discussion: GOP 12 and CNN
Mark Preston / CNN:
Leading candidates set to meet in first New Hampshire 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 …
Discussion: GOP 12 and Taegan Goddard's …
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Hilary Leila Krieger / Jerusalem Post:
Romney: Obama treating Israel with suspicion, distrust
Discussion: Israel Matzav
The Atlantic Online:
Romney's Aborted Announcement Speech
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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Jim Siegel / The Columbus Dispatch:
Twitter doesn't speak for Ohio House speaker
Russell Berman / The Hill:   Boehner introduces new resolution seeking Libya mission clarity
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
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 and ABCNEWS
Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
Obama Rebuffs Democratic Plea To Be More Forceful … WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats challenged President Barack Obama to more forcefully use his bully pulpit during their White House meeting Thursday, but Obama signaled he would not change course in upcoming battles with Republicans …
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama Won't Extend Bush Tax Cuts Again: Pledge To House Dems
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
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 …
Discussion: The Politico
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 …
Thomas Lifson / americanthinker.com:
The Jewish video Obama doesn't want on the web  —  Mysteriously, the Office of the President has requested that a video of a Jewish singing group performing at the White House be removed from the web.  Matzav.com reports:  —  Matzav.com, in the Featured Video section …
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Wall Street Journal:   Obama's Cloud Economy
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 …
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 …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama disapproval sub-40 for first time in 18 months  —  Gallup has Obama's disapproval rating at 39%; the last time it was this low was November 15, 2009.  —  In the survey, 53% say they approve of the president's handling of his job.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Marc Lacey / New York Times:
Six Dead in Southern Arizona Shooting, Including Gunman's Ex-Wife and Her Lawyer  —  PHOENIX — A man who was apparently upset over a contentious divorce killed his former wife, her lawyer and three others on Thursday morning in the border city of Yuma, Ariz., before killing himself, the authorities and friends of the victims said.
Discussion: New York Magazine
 
 
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Ari Berman / The Nation:
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CBS Baltimore:
MTA Officers Detain Man For Taking Pictures
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