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2:10 PM ET, June 3, 2011

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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.
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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.
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 …
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
John Edwards indicted over campaign sex scandal
Los Angeles Times:
John Edwards indicted by North Carolina grand jury
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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Roger Simon / The Politico:
Anthony Weiner and the law's peril  —  If you smell something burning, it is Anthony Weiner's future going up in smoke.  —  Weiner is a brash and bright Democratic congressman who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens.  Until recently, he was considered a leading contender to become …
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Skschust / CBS New York:
Weiner's Office Calls Police After CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer Asks For An Interview
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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Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Employers add fewest jobs in eight months; unemployment jumps to 9.1 percent
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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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.
Edward Morrissey / CNN:
Media chase Palin, and her sway grows
Discussion: Hot Air and Datechguy's Blog
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.”
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Gawker
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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.
Jay Newton-Small / Swampland:
Palin's Set of Improbable Coincidences
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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
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 …
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 …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
THANKS BARACK... WOMAN FREAKS OUT IN AIRPORT AFTER BEING MOLESTED BY TSA (VIDEO)  —  THANKS BARACK—  THANKS FOR TURNING AMERICA INTO A POLICE STATE where innocent women and children are molested so that the far left loons can feel good about not profiling.  —  After all, it would be racist to profile.
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Alex Jones' Infowars:   VIDEO: Woman Screams For Help After TSA Molestation
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Groupon Economics  —  Via Jacob Goldstein, according to its IPO filing Groupon seems to have achieved its impressive growth through a campaign of aggressive deficit spending:  —  Maybe this will work out, or maybe it will be a disaster.  But it's worth noting that absolutely nobody thinks …
Discussion: NPR Blogs
Mark Preston / CNN:
CNN announces 7 candidates in June 13 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 for the first New Hampshire debate of the 2012 election.
New York Post:
Who'll save us from this ‘recovery’?  —  Private-sector job growth is ane mic, new jobless claims are still well over 400,000, the unemployment numbers are grim, manufacturing has slowed to a crawl, home prices are falling again, the dollar keeps sinking, 44 million people are now on food stamps …
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
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 …
 
 
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
GOPers hit up Faith and Freedom Coalition
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Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
Crisis Communications Team Comes Up With Exciting New Way To Explain The “Bad Fact” Away
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Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Huntsman: No truce on abortion
Yossi Yohoshua / Ynetnews:
IDF has photos of armed flotilla activists
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Dan Hirschhorn / Reuters:
Haley Barbour: ‘Purity’ will lose 2012 race
Discussion: The Note
Conn Carroll / Washington Examiner:
Documents show FCC coordinated ‘Net Neutrality’ effort with outside group
Discussion: Hit & Run
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The wake-up call  —  It's become something of a running joke …
Associated Press:
AP: Romney miscasts economy in GOP debut
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Mother Jones
 Earlier Items: 
Yves Smith / naked capitalism:
Bribes Work: How Peterson, the Enemy of Social Security, Bought the Roosevelt Name
Discussion: Corrente
Neil King Jr / Washington Wire:
Huntsman Bags Some Big Bundlers
iowahawk:
Farewell, My Weiner  —  Excerpts from the new Inspector Dan Rather mystery
Discussion: Power Line
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Speaker Boehner Throws Down the War Powers Act Gauntlet On Libya