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12:50 PM ET, June 4, 2011

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Russell Berman / The Hill:
‘Sign of the apocalypse’: Kucinich's GOP support on Libya  —  One Democrat called it the “sign of the apocalypse.”  —  An anti-war resolution authored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who spent years trying to impeach the last Republican president for prosecuting an illegal war …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
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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 …
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
House Rebukes Obama Administration On Libya Intervention
Discussion: NewsWire
Bill Roggio / 1 The Long War Journal:
Top al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri killed in US Predator strike  —  Ilyas Kashmiri, the leader of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami and al Qaeda's Brigade 313.  —  The US has killed Ilyas Kashmiri, one of al Qaeda's most dangerous military commanders and strategists, in a Predator airstrike yesterday in South Waziristan.
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
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Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Pakistani Militant Leader Reported Killed by U.S. Strike  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — One of Pakistan's most wanted militant commanders, Ilyas Kashmiri, has been killed in an American drone strike in the tribal territory of South Waziristan, residents and a militant member in the area said Saturday.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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.
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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Ryan Lizza / News Desk:
The New Mitt  —  The most interesting aspect of the speech …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Pawlenty, Romney focus fire on Obama, spare each other
Discussion: The Politico
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama looking good in Iowa
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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FilmLadd:
My IM Interview with PatriotUSA76  —  #weinergate.  sigh.  —  A couple of things.  I can not help but think that, out of pure circumstance, I am now somehow being dragged down the river to find Kurtz in his heart of darkness.  —  I am not a journalist.  I'm a filmmaker, and NOT of the documentary kind.
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
China Has Divested 97 Percent of Its Holdings in U.S. Treasury Bills  —  (CNSNews.com) - China has dropped 97 percent of its holdings in U.S. Treasury bills, decreasing its ownership of the short-term U.S. government securities from a peak of $210.4 billion in May 2009 to $5.69 billion in March 2011 …
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger dies  —  Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger has died at age 80, the Associated Press reports.  —  Eagleburger, a career foreign service officer, helmed the State Department in 1992 under President George H.W. Bush.
Discussion: Associated Press and CNN
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.
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Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Trump jabs at China, Obama, Weiner and the press at voters' forum
Discussion: The Politico
Dan Hirschhorn / The Politico:
Santorum touts social conservatism  —  The day after Haley Barbour implored the crowd not to put ideological purity over pragmatism for the general election as they pick a 2012 GOP candidate, Rick Santorum took to the podium at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington to make a different case.
Discussion: The Note
Anna Badkhen / Foreign Policy:
The Lost Villages  —  Saying goodbye to a once-friendly land, now taken without a fight by the Taliban.  —  BALKH PROVINCE, Afghanistan — The villages fell without a battle.  —  Armed men on motorcycles simply showed up at orangeade dusk, summoned the elders, and announced the new laws.
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 …
Paul Krugman:
Yes, Medicare Is Sustainable In Its Current Form  —  I keep seeing people say that Medicare in its current form is not sustainable, as if that were an established fact.  It's anything but.  —  What is Medicare?  It's single-payer coverage for the elderly.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Crooks and Liars
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
Weiner helping junk the country  —  After the tumult of the First World War, noted Winston Churchill, only the intractability of the Irish Question had emerged unscathed:  —  “Great Empires have been overturned.  The whole map of Europe has been changed,” he told the House of Commons.
Discussion: The Other McCain
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  Is Paul Ryan seriously considering a presidential run?  —  Is Paul Ryan thinking of running for president?  I caught up with the House Budget Committee Chairman last night when he spoke at the Washington chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society at the St. Regis Hotel, three blocks north of the White House.
 
 
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Matthew Cole / ABCNEWS:
New Al Qaeda Video: American Muslims Should Buy Guns, Start Shooting People
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Wall Street Journal:
A Texas Roundhouse for the Trial Lawyers
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Andrew Breitbart Did Not Run ‘Weinergate’ Evidence Which Turned Out To Be Fake
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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