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3:30 PM ET, June 3, 2011

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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.
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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 …
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
John Edwards indicted by grand jury
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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
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
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
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 …
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
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama Won't Extend Bush Tax Cuts Again: Pledge To House Dems
Wall Street Journal:
Obama and the Debt Crisis
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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: GOP 12
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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 …
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
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.
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
The Huffington Post:
Haley Barbour Breaks With Eric Cantor On Disaster Relief … Eric Cantor , Haley Barbour , Budget Cuts , Video , Politics News , Barbour Disaster , Barbour Eric Cantor , Barbour Faith And Freedom , Barbour Tornadoes , Cantor Disaster Relief , Disaster Relief , Disaster Relief Budget Cuts …
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Dan Hirschhorn / Reuters:
Haley Barbour: ‘Purity’ will lose 2012 race
Discussion: The Note
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
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 …
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 …
The Note:
Herman Cain Confident His Campaign Can Raise Enough Money to Beat Romney, GOP Candidates  —  ABC News' Huma Khan reports: Former pizza chain head turned presidential contender Herman Cain today expressed confidence that he'll have enough money and support to challenge Republican establishment favorites …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The New Republic
 
 
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Tom Hamburger / Los Angeles Times:
Where's Newt? Post-announcement vacation raises questions about Gingrich candidacy
Discussion: The Politico and GOP 12
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House rebukes Obama on Libya
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
Leo Shane III / Stars & Stripes:
Air Force: Airman dismissed under DADT outed himself, asked for separation
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Joel Rosenberg, RIP
CBS Minnesota:
Police: Woman Stabs 2 Outside Bloomington Library
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Jihad Watch
Paul Krugman:
What A Drag  —  From Goldman Sachs, an estimate of the federal budget impact on growth.
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
 Earlier Items: 
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Huntsman: No truce on abortion
Discussion: Shakesville
Yossi Yohoshua / Ynetnews:
IDF has photos of armed flotilla activists
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Israpundit
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Groupon Economics  —  Via Jacob Goldstein, according …
Discussion: NPR Blogs
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The wake-up call  —  It's become something of a running joke …
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
 

 
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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

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

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

 
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