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12:55 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 …
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.
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 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.
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Anthony Weiner admits tweet, will not resign  —  A tearful Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted Monday that he has sent photographs and other sexually suggestive messages to at least a half dozen women he's met online over the last three years, but will not resign.  —  “I am deeply regretting …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Gawker and Pajamas Media
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Andrew Breitbart takes over Anthony Weiner news conference
Discussion: Breitbart.tv, Althouse and Shakesville
The Note:
Weiner Flashback: “I Was the Victim of This”
The Atlantic Online:
Should We Care About Anthony Weiner's Photo Scandal?
Discussion: Salon and Crooks and Liars
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:   Weiner Admits He Sent Lewd Photos; Seeks Not to Resign
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Can Weiner keep his seat?
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
ABC News ‘likely’ to name woman who says she received shirtless Weiner pic, source says
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
'It's Me': Rep. Weiner Sends Playful Photo to New Friend
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Oh my: Pelosi calls for House ethics investigation of Weiner
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  —  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: Ben Smith's Blog and GOP 12
Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
Experts back Sarah Palin's historical account
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 …
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Anthony Weiner Schedules Press Conference to Deal with Latest Accusations
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 …
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
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
CNN:
3 nuclear reactors melted down after quake, Japan confirms  —  Tokyo (CNN) — Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.
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
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Rick Santorum's 12 Most Offensive Statements  —  This morning, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R) announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination, telling ABC's George Stephanopoulos, “We are ready to announce that we are going to be in this race and we're in it to win.”
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Jillian Rayfield / TPMDC:
Santorum: D-Day Troops Fought For Health Care Freedom
 
 
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