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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.
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
Sarah Palin Reveals Fascinating New Account of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride  —  Many Americans think they have a solid understanding of the country's founding.  No taxation without representation, tea party, Boston Massacre, George Washington, all that jazz.
Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
Paul Revere's Ride, Reimagined by Sarah Palin
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Golf summit for Barack Obama and John Boehner  —  President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will finally hit the links for a round of golf - and al fresco negotiation - on June 18, a White House official told POLITICO.  —  Obama's offer — and Boehner's acceptance …
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Bipartisan Congress rebuffs Obama on Libya mission  —  Crossing party lines to deliver a stunning rebuke to the commander in chief, the vast majority of the House voted Friday for resolutions telling President Obama he has broken the constitutional chain of authority by committing U.S. troops …
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
House Rebukes Obama Over Libya
The Politico:
Libya resolution clears House
Discussion: Political Punch and Hot Air
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
House Rebukes Obama Administration On Libya Intervention
Ros Krasny / Reuters:
“The world is getting warmer”: Romney  —  (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change.  —  “I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama looking good in Iowa
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.
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Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Breitbart Source for Weiner Smear Deletes Twitter Account  —  Today we find that Andrew Breitbart's source for the smear attack against Rep. Anthony Weiner, Dan Wolfe (aka @patriotusa76) has deleted his entire Twitter account.  —  There's been a bad smell about this story from the beginning, and it just got exponentially worse.
Discussion: News Desk and The Moderate Voice
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Rep. Weiner cancels speech at Wisconsin state Dem convention in wake of ‘Weinergate’
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Anthony Weiner and the law's peril
Discussion: CNN and Top of the Ticket
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Edwards Pleads Not Guilty in Campaign Fund Case  —  John Edwards, the former Democratic senator from North Carolina, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he conspired to cover up an extramarital affair while running for president in 2008 by “secretly obtaining,” misusing …
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Richard L. Hasen / Slate Magazine:   A Cover-Up, Not a Crime.  —  Why the case against John Edwards may be hard to prove.
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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Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
Third Impression of the Jobs Report
cbpp.org:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Discussion: Off the Charts Blog
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
'It's like following Princess Diana'  —  SEABROOK, N.H. — Sarah Palin's bus is plastered with a mockup of the U.S. Constitution.  But her entourage — both the three-vehicle motorcade that includes the bus and the smaller, two-SUV version she uses for smaller events — hasn't been very respectful of the traffic laws.
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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 …
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: Jihad Watch
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 …
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
George Allen Offers Emotional Apology For Macaca Incident  —  George Allen is really sorry about that macaca thing.  Five years after he threw the slur at a Democratic tracker during the 2006 Senate campaign, Allen offered a long and emotional apology to a small crowd at the Faith and Family Conference.
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James Hohmann / The Politico:
George Allen apologizes for ‘macaca’ moment
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Mark Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Pollster Stan Greenberg Warns Democrats To Face ‘The Real Economy’ … WASHINGTON — A prominent Democratic pollster has a blunt warning for the Party: Despite a turn in economic growth and job creation statistics, Americans perceive no change in a “real economy” of reduced wages and benefits.
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.
Daily Mail:
'I thought I was going to die... so I tried to kill as many as I could': Hero Gurkha receives bravery medal from the Queen  —  A Gurkha soldier who single-handedly defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters has been awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross by the Queen.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
The Republican Who Can Win  —  The candidate would know Americans are more worried about their jobs and their savings than abstractions like ‘big government.’  —  To win the presidency in 2012, the Republican candidate will require certain strengths.  Among them, a credible passion for ideas …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Frank Newport / Gallup:
More Than 9 in 10 Americans Continue to Believe in God  —  Professed belief is lower among younger Americans, Easterners, and liberals  —  PRINCETON, NJ — More than 9 in 10 Americans still say “yes” when asked the basic question “Do you believe in God?”; this is down only slightly from the 1940s …
 
 
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John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
Barney Frank: What I Read
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Ben White / The Politico:
What can Obama do to fix the economy? Not much.
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Huntsman Touts His Commitment to Life and Liberty
Discussion: CNN
Randy Kennedy / New York Times:
Metropolitan Museum Raising Suggested Admission Fee
Discussion: Gothamist
The Politico:
Anthony Weiner's talkathon isn't saying much
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
Tom Hamburger / Los Angeles Times:
Where's Newt? Post-announcement vacation raises questions about Gingrich candidacy
Discussion: The Politico
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Huntsman: Announcement very soon
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The Note:
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
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Paul Krugman:
What A Drag  —  From Goldman Sachs, an estimate of the federal budget impact on growth.
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Dan Hirschhorn / Reuters:
Haley Barbour: ‘Purity’ will lose 2012 race
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