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7:30 PM ET, June 2, 2011

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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.  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
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Someday, Romney will pick a persona and stick with it
The Note:
Mitt Romney Targeted by Joe Miller's Tea Party Group
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Pat Dollard and Daily Kos
Mike Murphy / Swampland:   The Great New Hampshire Heist
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's strange counting of pages to distinguish ‘Romneycare’ from ‘Obamacare’
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 …
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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 …
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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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.
Discussion: Gawker, Don Surber and National Review
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CBS News:
Probe could give Weiner more headaches: expert
Discussion: American Power
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
GOP's Cantor urges Weiner to ‘come clean’ on controversy
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and Weasel Zippers
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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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 …
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Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:   Gov. Christie Thinks A Family Making $6,000 A Year Is Too Rich To Qualify For Medicaid
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.
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The Note:
Moody's Will Review U.S. Credit Rating if No Debt Limit Progress in the Coming Weeks
Discussion: National Review and Pajamas Media
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Fight Over Debt Ceiling Risks Credit Rating, Moody's Warns
Discussion: The Politico
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
BBC:
Egypt revolution leaves Sinai increasingly lawless  —  Watch Tim Whewell's film from northern Sinai in full  —  Egypt's northern Sinai is a desert region of frequent lawlessness where the Bedouin tribesmen who live have complained of being neglected and oppressed by the central government.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Ryan Strong / NY Daily News:
Planned gay pride picnic in heart of Harlem puts local church leaders in a tizzy  —  A planned gay pride picnic in the heart of Harlem has put local church leaders in a tizzy, with one pastor vowing his family won't leave the house on that day.  —  “If children start to believe it is okay to be gay …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
 
 
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Rasmussen Reports:
53% Say Major Cyberattack Should Be Viewed As Act of War
Discussion: The Foundry and Weasel Zippers
Paul Wiseman / Associated Press:
More job seekers give up, reducing unemployment
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Santorum prepares to hit the trail after Monday's announcement
Discussion: The Note
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Using Internet Outside? In Part of Brooklyn, Free Wireless Access Arrives
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
David Rogers / The Politico:
GOP plan slashes renewable energy
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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
 Earlier Items: 
Yahoo! News:
World Video … They've foiled the evil Gargamel time and again …
Discussion: Moe Lane
NationalJournal.com:
Price Tag of Official Time Spent on Union Activities Grows
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
O'Donnell: FEC complaint dismissed
Discussion: National Review and Joe. My. God.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The WH/Politico attack on Seymour Hersh
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and The Raw Story
 

 
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Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
McClatchy's Charlotte Observer is scaling back print editions to three days a week starting September 16, down from six days, and will rely on USPS for delivery

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

 
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