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6:20 AM ET, June 4, 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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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
So Now All These People Will Apologize to Sarah Palin About Paul Revere, Right?  —  As with most people, I simply took at face value the popular version that Paul Revere warned that the British were coming, the British were coming.  —  Not having any real reason to look into it any deeper …
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.
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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Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
House Rebukes Obama for Continuing Libyan Mission Without Its Consent  —  WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted Friday to rebuke President Obama for continuing to maintain an American role in NATO operations in Libya without the express consent of Congress, and directed the administration …
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
House Rebukes Obama Administration On Libya Intervention
The Politico:
Libya resolution clears House
Discussion: Political Punch
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Touting auto recovery, Obama says ‘We still face some tough times’
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
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 …
Zombie / Pajamas Media:
Proof that S.F.'s circumcision ban Is anti-Semitic  —  As you may have heard by now, San Francisco will be voting this November on whether or not to ban circumcision in the city.  —  Defenders of the measure say it's all about “human rights” and “protecting babies” from unnecessary procedures.
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Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Literature for SF's anti-circumcision measure stars “monster” rabbis and blonde superheroes  —  San Francisco's anti-circumcision measure will be decided by voters in November, but the literature for the movement aims to sway them with some disturbing images — including dark …
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Trump jabs at China, Obama, Weiner and the press at voters' forum  —  Businessman Donald Trump once again called for the revenue from Iraq's oil reserves to be diverted to the U.S. Treasury and lambasted China, President Obama, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and the press in a rambling speech Friday.
Discussion: The Politico
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Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
Donald Trump: I Could Win The Presidency As An Independent  —  So much for dropping out — Donald Trump tells TPM he believes he can win the White House as an independent candidate, keeping his name in the presidential game despite declaring last month he would not run for the GOP nomination.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and HotAirPundit
CNN:
TRENDING: House Democratic leadership privately push Weiner  —  Washington (CNN) - Members of the House Democratic leadership have talked repeatedly to Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to try to get him to end what several Democrats call an unwelcome political distraction, a member of the party's leadership tells CNN.
Ryan Lizza / News Desk:
The New Mitt  —  The most interesting aspect of the speech Mitt Romney gave Thursday, announcing that he is running for President, is how different it was from the one he gave in 2007.  Back then, Romney was making the transition from moderate governor of a liberal state to conservative stalwart …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama looking good in Iowa
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Pawlenty, Romney focus fire on Obama, spare each other
Discussion: The Politico
Fredreka Schouten / USA Today:
John Edwards indicted in affair coverup  —  WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury Friday indicted former North Carolina senator John Edwards for violating election laws by accepting nearly $1 million from supporters to cover up an extramarital affair during his 2008 presidential campaign.
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Edwards Charged With Election Finance Fraud
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Andrew Breitbart Did Not Run ‘Weinergate’ Evidence Which Turned Out To Be Fake  —  Markos Moulitsas Refuses To Protect Girls' Identities"  —  Then, on Thursday, a blogger at DailyKos published a diary rife with wild speculation, and unfounded insinuations, including an unredacted version …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and American Power
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John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
Barney Frank: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  What sources can't they live without?  To find out, we regularly reach out to well-informed people to learn more about their media diets.  This is taken from a conversation …
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 …
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
Third Impression of the Jobs Report  —  OK, a slight bit more substance.  —  You never want to freak out over one month's numbers in this biz, but when a monthly result reflects other stuff going on in the economy—in this case, slowing growth—you want to give that monthly number a little more weight.
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cbpp.org:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Discussion: Off the Charts Blog
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 …
RIA Novosti:
Egyptian journalist attacked during Cairo protest  —  A female Egyptian journalist was attacked while covering a demonstration on Cairo's central Tahrir Square demanding an immediate trial for ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, local media reported.  —  The journalist was interviewing …
Agoldberg / The Smoking Gun:
The Dark Past Of The “Weinergate” Co-Pilot  —  Twitter avenger Mike Stack not your typical conservative agitator … The Twitter user who first floated the rumor that a lewd photo scandal was brewing for Representative Anthony Weiner is not your typical conservative avenger, an investigation by The Smoking Gun has determined.
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
A Texas Roundhouse for the Trial Lawyers
Discussion: Hot Air and Pajamas Media
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
James Arness, Marshal on ‘Gunsmoke,’ Dies at 88
Mark Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Pollster Stan Greenberg Warns Democrats To Face ‘The Real Economy’
Jessica Chen / Crimes:
Torture: Finding our moral compass
Discussion: Hit & Run and Firedoglake
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
George Allen Offers Emotional Apology For Macaca Incident
Daily Mail:
‘I thought I was going to die... so I tried to kill as many as I could’: Hero Gurkha receives …
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Breitbart Source for Weiner Smear Deletes Twitter Account
Discussion: News Desk and Riehl World View
 Earlier Items: 
Kendra Marr / The Politico:
Tim Pawlenty to deliver economy speech
Discussion: CNN
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
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Huntsman: Announcement very soon
Discussion: The Politico, Mediaite and GOP 12
The Note:
Herman Cain Confident His Campaign Can Raise Enough Money to Beat Romney, GOP Candidates
Discussion: Hot Air, ABCNEWS and The New Republic
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Joel Rosenberg, RIP
CBS Minnesota:
Police: Woman Stabs 2 Outside Bloomington Library
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Paul Krugman:
What A Drag  —  From Goldman Sachs, an estimate of the federal budget impact on growth.
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
 

 
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Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Survey: 52% of US and 63% of UK respondents say they would be uneasy with news produced mostly using AI; 59% worry about false news content online, up 3% YoY

Thomas Buckley / Bloomberg:
Pixar's Inside Out 2 grosses $155M in the US and Canada, 2024's biggest opening weekend, and $295M globally, the biggest in history for an animated film

Ben Smith / Semafor:
Sources: the Washington Post is in talks with legendary admaker David Droga to commission a new marketing campaign to redefine its image

 
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