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4:00 PM ET, June 3, 2011

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Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Sarah Palin's History Lesson: Paul Revere Warned The British  —  In what is somehow “not a publicity seeking tour,” Tea Party maven Sarah Palin is traipsing around the nation's historic landmarks in her “One Nation” bus to “take Americans back to their roots.”
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Paul Revere redux  —  All Palin knows about history is what she learned from Disney cartoons.  —  Posted By: All Palin knows about history is what she learned from Disney cartoons.  June 03, 2011 at 12:55 PM  —  Palin is not helping our cause at all.  Please, Sarah take a deep breath and lay low until after Romney defeats Obama.
Discussion: GOP 12
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Sarah Palin Reveals Fascinating New Account of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride
Discussion: The Note
Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
Paul Revere's Ride, Reimagined by Sarah Palin
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Edwards Indicted in Campaign Fund Case  —  John Edwards, the former senator from North Carolina and presidential candidate, was indicted Friday morning by a grand jury in Raleigh on charges that he violated campaign finance law during his 2008 presidential campaign.
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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.
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
John Edwards indicted on campaign finance charges  —  View Photo Gallery —  Former Sen. John Edwards launched his second bid for the presidency in Dec. 2006.  In launching his 2008 bid, Edwards returned to the issue of poverty in America, using New Orleans as a backdrop to underscore …
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Roger Simon / The Politico:
Anthony Weiner and the law's peril
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
The Politico:
Anthony Weiner's talkathon isn't saying much
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
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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Edward Morrissey / CNN:
Media chase Palin, and her sway grows
Discussion: Hot Air and Datechguy's Blog
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Huntsman: Announcement very soon  —  Washington (CNN) - Jon Huntsman's official entry into the race for the White House won't happen before the June 13 GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire, but it could happen soon after the debate.  —  Speaking to reporters Friday after addressing …
Discussion: The Politico and Mediaite
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Christian Heinze / GOP 12:   Huntsman announcement within two weeks
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 …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Andrew Breitbart Did Not Run ‘Weinergate’ Evidence Which Turned Out To Be Fake  —  The “Weinergate” story has been a veritable clinic in the pitfalls of new media-influenced journalism, and one such pitfall has come to a head.  Andrew Breitbart has been repeatedly accused of engineering …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Republicans demand TV station yank ad claiming GOP plan would ‘end Medicare’  —  Attention, people, this is important: The battle over whether it's true that the Republican plan would “end Medicare” is about to play out in a critical way in New Hampshire.  —  The National Republican …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Wisconsin Dems to announce that they will try to recall Scott Walker  —  There's a long way to go, and the goal seems like a very tough one to reach, but Wisconsin Democrats are set to go for it: They will announce at their annual convention later today that they intend to launch an effort …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Daily Kos
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 …
Daily Mail:
Did a pork-coated bullet kill Bin Laden?  Yes, says firm who claim its pig fat gun oil is bought by U.S. military personnel  —  Was Osama bin Laden shot with a bullet soaked in pork fat, denying him a place in paradise?  —  Yes, if one rather shady website, that peddles gun oil containing liquefied pig fat, is to be believed.
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 …
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Detroit Free Press:
Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian dies
Dan Hirschhorn / Reuters:
Haley Barbour: ‘Purity’ will lose 2012 race  —  Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour issued a stern warning to conservatives on Friday: relent on ideological purity in the primaries or risk losing the general election.  —  “We're going to nominate someone for president who doesn't agree …
Discussion: The Note
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The Huffington Post:
Haley Barbour Breaks With Eric Cantor On Disaster Relief
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 …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House rebukes Obama on Libya  —  The House on Friday approved a resolution from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that scolds the Obama administration for failing to seek congressional authority under the War Powers Act for military operations in Libya.  —  The resolution demands …
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 …
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Touting auto recovery, Obama says ‘We still face some tough times’  —  President Obama said Friday that while the economy is still struggling to recover, the U.S. auto industry is proof that his policies are working.  —  Friday morning's May unemployment report, however …
Discussion: CNN and The Politico
Paul Krugman:
What A Drag  —  From Goldman Sachs, an estimate of the federal budget impact on growth.  The gray line shows the direct impact, the blue line includes the induced “multiplier” effects.  Notice that this shows the rate of change, not the level effects.  I explained the difference a while back.
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Tyler Durden / zero hedge:
US Has To Create 250K Jobs A Month For 66 Months To Return To December 2007 Unemployment By End Of Obama's Second Term  —  It was difficult rerunning this chart with a straight face, make that near impossible, but here are the results.  Following the most recent NFP disappointment …
CBS Minnesota:
Police: Woman Stabs 2 Outside Bloomington Library  —  BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — Two people were stabbed in a seemingly random attack at a Twin Cities library.  —  After the incident Wednesday night at the Oxboro Library in Bloomington, 35-year-old Samira Abdalla Salim was arrested.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jihad Watch
Tom Hamburger / Los Angeles Times:
Where's Newt?  Post-announcement vacation raises questions about Gingrich candidacy  —  Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks at an event in Portsmouth, N.H., on May 26.  His absence from a conservative forum in Washington this weekend is raising eyebrows.  (Elise Amendola / Associated Press)
Discussion: The Politico and GOP 12
 
 
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The Note:
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Joel Rosenberg, RIP
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Huntsman: No truce on abortion
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
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Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The wake-up call  —  It's become something of a running joke …
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Huntsman Bags Some Big Bundlers
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