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7:45 AM ET, June 7, 2011

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Chris Cuomo / ABCNEWS:
Rep. Anthony Weiner: ‘The Picture Was of Me and I Sent It’  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York said today he has engaged in “several inappropriate” electronic relationships with six women over three years, and that he publicly lied about a photo of himself sent over Twitter to a college student in Seattle over a week ago.
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Meagan Broussard / Big Government:
My Story  —  My name is Meagan Broussard.  I am 26 years old.  I served in the U.S. Army, and I am a full-time college student and a single mom.  —  I admired Rep. Anthony Weiner because I had seen a video of him standing up for the 9/11 responders.  It was a rant, but he came across …
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
Déjà Vu: Another Congressman Bares Naked Torso (and More) for Online Pal  —  BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com have reported throughout the morning about the emergence of new details in the Weinergate saga, after a young woman came forward with new information that tends …
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Nancy Pelosi calls for Anthony Weiner ethics inquiry  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, are calling for an investigation into Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) over the series of sexually explicit conservations …
Danb / RADAR:
Weiner Sexting Partner Reveals Her Identity, Says: ‘He Called Me On Congress Phone!’  —  The woman who carried on a nine-month sexting relationship with Rep. Anthony Weiner is a 40-year-old Las Vegas blackjack dealer named Lisa Weiss.  —  Following a bombshell joint investigation …
The Atlantic Online:
Anthony Weiner Admits to Sending Racy Photos: Should We Really Ignore It?  —  My colleague makes a persuasive argument for ignoring sex scandals—they have opportunity cost, after all, and what business is it of ours?  Does it tell us anything about how they do their job?  —  Allow me to suggest that maybe it does.
Dylan Howard / RADAR:
Weinergate Grows: Another Woman Provides Sex Messages From His Account  —  Weinergate is getting bigger and bigger.  —  Another woman has come forward to RadarOnline.com and Star magazine and provided a sexting exchange with embattled New York Representative Anthony Weiner.
Danb / RADAR:
Weiner Used Jewish Sexual Stereotype To Facebook Sexting Partner  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner used an unflattering Jewish sexual stereotype during another Facebook sexting session with a middle-aged woman, RadarOnline.com and Star magazine are exclusively reporting in a joint newsgathering operation.
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Weiner Admits He Sent Lewd Photos; Seeks Not to Resign  —  Representative Anthony D. Weiner, a rising star in Democratic politics who has long aspired to be mayor of New York, admitted on Monday to having had inappropriate online exchanges with at least six women, and repeatedly lying …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Creepy must-see flashback: Weiner lies shamelessly to ABC about what happened
The Huffington Post:
Anthony Weiner's Survival Chances Deemed Slim By Insiders, Experts
Elizabeth Scalia / The Anchoress:
Weinergate: Barbara Walters Loses Reporter Cred - UPDATE
The Atlantic Online:
Should We Care About Anthony Weiner's Photo Scandal?
Discussion: Salon, Mediaite and Crooks and Liars
The Note:
Weiner Flashback: “I Was the Victim of This”
Discussion: Pajamas Media and POWIP
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Charles Johnson: I Won't Apologize to Breitbart  —  Earlier today I noted that numerous people owed Andrew Breitbart an apology.  —  Among those people was Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs who accused Andrew Bretibart of “smearing” Weiner with “phony” accuastions.
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The Politico:
Andrew Breitbart's day of vindication  —  ‘Breitbart is a regular whipping boy.  We can accuse him of anything,’ Breitbart said of himself.  AP Photo  —  In Andrew Breitbart's up-and-down career as a conservative agitator, it doesn't get any better than this.
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Andrew Breitbart takes over Anthony Weiner news conference  —  Andrew Breitbart took over the press conference in New York that was supposed to feature Rep. Anthony Weiner Monday, declaring that everything he's posted on his conservative Web site BigGovernment.com has proven to be true.
CBS New York:
Weiner Admits Tweeting Lewd Photo & Having Multiple ‘Inappropriate’ Online Relationships
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Anthony Weiner admits tweet, will not resign
Carolyn Hax / Washington Post:
‘The picture was of me, and I sent it’
Discussion: Truthdig, alicublog and Runnin' Scared
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Can Weiner keep his seat?
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Anthony Weiner Schedules Press Conference to Deal with Latest Accusations
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
ABC News Poll: Romney Even Against Obama In Match-Up  —  An announcement bump for Mitt Romney and a bus-tour boost for Sarah Palin put the pair atop the field for the Republican presidential nomination.  But while their primary standings are similar, their broader prospects for election look vastly different.
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama loses bin Laden bounce; Romney on the move among GOP contenders
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
Support for Afghan war rises, poll shows
Discussion: FrumForum and ThinkProgress
Sheila Marikar / ABCNEWS:
Historians: Palin Made an ‘Obvious Blooper’  —  Sarah Palin said that Paul Revere warned the British during his midnight ride in 1775.  Historians beg to differ.  —  “He didn't warn the British,” said James Giblin, author of “The Many Rides of Paul Revere.”  “That's her most obvious blooper.”
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Joel J. Miller / National Review:
What Sarah Palin Got Wrong — And We Did, Too
Discussion: AmSpecBlog, Ben Smith's Blog and GOP 12
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Top Obama Economic Player to Return to University Post  —  WASHINGTON — Austan Goolsbee, a longtime adviser to President Obama and the only economist left on his core economic team, plans to leave as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers by September, after a year in the job, to return to the University of Chicago.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Economist's View
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Austan Goolsbee to leave White House
Discussion: CNN and Gawker
Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Verrilli confirmed as next solicitor general  —  The Senate on Monday evening confirmed Donald Verrilli to succeed Elena Kagan as the nation's next solicitor general.  —  The vote was 72-16.  —  Verrilli, who was nominated by President Obama in January, was recommended by the Senate Judiciary Committee 17-1 on May 12.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:   Verrilli gets final OK as SG
Russ Britt / MarketWatch:
Firms to cut health plans as reform starts: survey  —  30% of companies say they'll stop offering coverage  — Front Page - News Viewer - Commentary - Markets - Investing - Personal Finance - Community - Games  —  LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Once provisions of the Affordable Care Act start …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House Republicans propose Social Security opt-out  —  House Republicans on Friday introduced legislation that would allow workers to partially opt out of Social Security immediately, and fully opt out after 15 years.  —  Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 
 
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