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5:25 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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 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 …
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.
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.
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 …
The Atlantic Online:
Should We Care About Anthony Weiner's Photo Scandal?
Discussion: Mediaite, Salon 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  —  In Andrew Breitbart's up-and-down career as a conservative agitator, it doesn't get any better than this.  —  Ten days ago, he broke the Rep. Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal on his website, Big Government, then on Monday pushed it to its conclusion …
Discussion: YID With LID
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.
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Anthony Weiner admits tweet, will not resign
The Huffington Post:
Anthony Weiner's Survival Chances Deemed Slim By Insiders, Experts
Discussion: Hot Air, The Daily Caller and CBS News
Carolyn Hax / Washington Post:
‘The picture was of me, and I sent it’
Discussion: Truthdig, alicublog and Runnin' Scared
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Creepy must-see flashback: Weiner lies shamelessly to ABC about what happened
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
Joel J. Miller / National Review:
What Sarah Palin Got Wrong — And We Did, Too  —  Before we all ride the Palin-Revere fiasco utterly into the ground, it's worth noting what she really got wrong, and what the rest of us did as well.  —  Sarah Palin said that Paul Revere “warned the British that they weren't gonna be taking away our arms …
Discussion: AmSpecBlog, Ben Smith's Blog and GOP 12
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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.”
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
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Verrilli gets final OK as SG  —  The Senate on Monday approved the nomination of Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., to be the next U.S. Solicitor General.  The final vote was 72-16.  A statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on the approval is here.  Technically, Verrilli will succeed Elena Kagan …
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Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Verrilli confirmed as next solicitor general
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Ginger Rough / Arizona Republic:
Gov. Jan Brewer names D.C. attorney as lead counsel in SB 1070 petition
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Don Surber
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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David Frum / CNN:
Don't doom GOP's chance to win in 2012
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
DWS: GOP wants to bring back ‘Jim Crow’  —  Raising the rhetorical stakes around local battles over voting laws, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz yesterday compared Republican efforts to tighten access to the polls to notorious segregation-era Jim Crow laws.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Wasserman Schultz retracts Jim Crow analogy
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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