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9:50 AM ET, June 6, 2011

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Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
Weinergate Bombshell: New Woman Comes Forward Claiming Cache of Intimate Photos and Online Communications with Beleaguered Congressman  —  A new woman has come forward with what she claims are photographs, chats, and emails with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY).  These appear to undermine severely …
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Patterico's Pontifications:
More Weiner Messages to Young Girls?  Evidence the Media Was Duped into Dropping the Investigation  —  There are new reasons to question whether Rep. Anthony Weiner sent DMs to young girls besides Gennette Nicole — and whether he sent Nicole more flirtatious DMs than just that one picture.
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
New #Weinergate info revealed: Porn star Miss Ginger Lee appears to have gotten more than one private message from Weiner  —  Newly uncovered information in the ongoing #Weinergate scandal raises more questions as to just how much private communication New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner …
Peter A. Diamond / New York Times:
When a Nobel Prize Isn't Enough  —  LAST October, I won the Nobel Prize in economics for my work on unemployment and the labor market.  But I am unqualified to serve on the board of the Federal Reserve — at least according to the Republican senators who have blocked my nomination.  How can this be?
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Letting a Diamond slip away  —  Last year, the Senate Banking Committee twice approved Peter Diamond's nomination to the Federal Reserve.  And twice, the Senate wasn't allowed to vote on Diamond because Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and a handful of his far-right colleagues threw tantrums for unknown reasons.
Sydney Morning Herald:
The dangers of bone-headed beliefs  —  Surely it's time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies.  —  Not necessarily on the forehead; I'm a reasonable man.  Just something along their arm or across their chest so their grandchildren could say, “Really?
The Note:
Candidates Fighting For The Conservative Heart And Soul In 2012 (The Note)  —  By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter)  —  Nearly every major declared or potential Republican presidential candidate made a pilgrimage to an annual conference of social conservatives in Washington …
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Post
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The Huffington Post:
Rick Santorum 2012 Campaign For President Launches  —  AP/The Huffington Post … Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum declared his candidacy for president of the United States on Monday, vowing he's “in it to win it.”  —  Santorum, a favorite among his party's social conservatives …
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Exclusive - Rick Santorum Will Run for President: 'We're In It to Win'
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Boing Boing
James Slack / Daily Mail:
40 UK universities are now breeding grounds for terror as hardline groups peddle hate on campus  —  England's universities have become a breeding ground for extremism and terrorist recruitment, according to a disturbing government report.  —  Officials have identified 40 English universities …
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Duncan Gardham / Telegraph:
Universities ‘complacent’ over Islamic radicals, Theresa May warns
Discussion: Guardian and Jihad Watch
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Vouchercare Is Not Medicare  —  What's in a name?  A lot, the National Republican Congressional Committee obviously believes.  Last week, the committee sent a letter demanding that a TV station stop running an ad declaring that the House Republican budget plan would “end Medicare.”
Wall Street Journal:
Questions Linger on Getting Debt Deal  —  Political leaders say they want a deal to boost the federal borrowing limit by July 4th, a month before the Treasury said the government will be in danger of a default, but it isn't yet clear how they get past stark differences on federal spending and taxes.
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Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Boehner Spokesman: Auto Industry Revival Is ‘Nothing To Celebrate’
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway:
How Bad Is The Employment Picture?  This Bad  —  Via Business Insider, it's been called the scariest jobs chart you'll ever see, and every month it gets updated it just looks worse.  —  In other words, we are in the worst jobs recession since the Great Depression and we've just recently reached …
Ben Tracy / CBS News:
Chronic unemployment worse than Great Depression  —  The unemployed have, on average, remained unemployed longer than in the 1930s; Employers wary of job gaps in resumes  —  There is an unfortunate adage for the unemployed: The longer folks are out of a job, the longer it takes them to find a new one.
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Andy Soltis / New York Post:
Court's dynamic NY duo  —  They're in a New York state of mind.  —  The newest members of the nation's highest court — local Obama appointees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — have agreed with each other in all 23 cases they've voted on, which is a supreme rarity, observers said.
Discussion: City Room
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Steeper Pullout Is Raised as Option for Afghanistan  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's national security team is contemplating troop reductions in Afghanistan that would be steeper than those discussed even a few weeks ago, with some officials arguing that such a change is justified …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:   Filed from Kabul: Gates tells troops they'll be in his thoughts and prayers for rest of his life …
 
 
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Susan Haigh / Associated Press:
Conn. Senate votes for pot decriminalization bill
Alison Gendar / NY Daily News:
Rep. Anthony Weiner's car is registered in New York but way out of date
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Getting Generic Drugs Approved For Use
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