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7:10 PM ET, June 5, 2011


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Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Palin Fans Trying to Edit Wikipedia Paul Revere Page  —  Man, you've gotta almost admire the sheer blind dedication of Sarah Palin's wingnut acolytes.  —  Now they're trying like crazy to edit the Wikipedia page for “Paul Revere” to make it match Palin's botched version of history.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Balloon Juice and Gawker
Jeff Spross / ThinkProgress:
Palin Doubles Down On Paul Revere History Lesson: 'I Didn't Mess Up'  —  As ThinkProgress reported, during a June 2 stop in Boston on her “One Nation” bus tour, Sarah Palin managed to spectacularly flub the historical account of Paul Revere's famed “Midnight Ride.”
Daniel Libit / The Daily:
The Daily learns tweet originated from app that pol used the night pic was posted  —  As the world has attempted to make sense of Rep. Anthony Weiner's claim that his Twitter account was hacked, a key clue has been missing: exactly how the notorious groin pic was posted online.
Alison Gendar / NY Daily News:
Rep. Anthony Weiner's car is registered in New York but way out of date  —  After a week of facing questions about lewd Twitter photos, Rep. Anthony Weiner Saturday had more explaining to do: why his Nissan Pathfinder has New York license plates but a 2007 registration sticker.
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
A G.O.P. Hopeful Gathers Momentum as More Voters Like What They Hear  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Michele Bachmann was campaigning just north of here, the Sarah Palin tour was rumored to be arriving soon, and Mitt Romney was on his way to announce his entry into the presidential race.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Herman Cain: Bachmann's FFC Prayer ‘The Ultimate Pander’
Daily Mail:
DOW plunges into longest weekly losing streak since 2004 as Obama blames ‘Europe, earthquake and gas prices’ for economic woe  —  The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index are both headed for a fifth straight week of losses - the longest losing streak for the Dow since July 2004.
Scarecrow / Firedoglake:
Scarecrow's Nightmare: Austan Goolsbee Defends President's Romney's Economic Plan
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Economist's View
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
Austan Goolsbee: ‘Stiff Headwinds’ Slow Job Creation
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Our Fantasy Nation?  —  With Tea Party conservatives and many Republicans balking at raising the debt ceiling, let me offer them an example of a nation that lives up to their ideals.  —  It has among the lowest tax burdens of any major country: fewer than 2 percent of the people pay any taxes.
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Boehner Spokesman: Auto Industry Revival Is ‘Nothing To Celebrate’  —  Last week, the Obama administration announced that Fiat has agreed to buy the final government share in Chrysler, officially completing that company's trip through federally managed bankruptcy.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Bloomberg
Erica Diaz / New York Post:
Grandpa's gay of reckoning  —  Erica Diaz, 22, is the les bian granddaughter of Al bany's most outspoken gay-marriage foe — state Senate Puerto Rican/ Latino caucus chair Ruben Diaz Sr. She is also a for mer Navy seaman who left the military after revealing her sexuality.
Discussion: Gothamist and Towleroad News #gay
Michael Alan / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Wasserman-Schultz on Weinergate: It's Okay, He's a Democrat  —  Earlier this week, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz told CNN that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is dealing with “a personal matter.”  That “personal matter” includes not knowing “with certitude” whether or not the, er …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Washington Examiner:
Sunday Reflection: Hard to get good goons these days  —  So the public employee unions have been on the defensive across the nation, and they've been losing battles in state capitols from Wisconsin, to Ohio, to Tennessee.  —  Although there have been some violent incidents and death threats …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Althouse
Rasmussen Reports:
Pelosi Is Still Least Popular Congressional Leader  —  While she's much less often in the news these days, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains Congress' most disliked leader.  But Pelosi earns higher favorables than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid whose popularity has fallen to its lowest level in over two years.
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Getting Generic Drugs Approved For Use
Discussion: Modeled Behavior
Jordan Fabian / Ballot Box:
Palin on the big screen
Samuel Sockol / Washington Post:
Israeli troops open fire on Palestinian protesters attempting to cross at Golan Heights; 22 reported killed
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Palin: Obama wants to ‘go down with this sinking ship’
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Los Angeles Times:
‘X-Men: First Class’ reminds us we are all mutants now
Discussion: Hit & Run
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Syrian Tanks Move in on City as Thousands Mourn Protesters' Deaths
Discussion: Hot Air and The Lede
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Jon Huntsman says he'll bypass Iowa caucuses
Julian Pecquet / Healthwatch:
Months after healthcare repeal vote, GOP still working on ‘replace’

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