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11:25 AM 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 …
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
House Rebukes Obama for Continuing Libyan Mission Without Its Consent
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
House Rebukes Obama Administration On Libya Intervention
Discussion: NewsWire and The Moderate Voice
The Politico:
Libya resolution clears House
Discussion: Political Punch
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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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 …
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
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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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Mark Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Pollster Stan Greenberg Warns Democrats To Face ‘The Real Economy’
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Torture: Finding our moral compass
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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
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