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12:10 PM 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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Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
'It's Me': Rep. Weiner Sends Playful Photo to New Friend  —  Earlier today, BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com revealed that a woman had come forward with what she claims are photographs, chats, and emails she exchanged with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY).  —  The following photograph …
Patterico's Pontifications:
More Weiner Messages to Young Girls?  Evidence the Media Was Duped into Dropping the Investigation  —  [UPDATE 6-6-11 6:27 a.m.: As originally hinted at the end of this post, there is game-changing information out today — in the form of a new woman and new photos in the Weiner scandal.
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
‘Me and the pussys’: Weiner Sends Intimate Home Pic; Apparently Relishes Double Entendres, Too  —  Earlier this morning, BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com revealed that a woman had come forward with what she claims are intimate photographs, chats, and emails that she allegedly exchanged with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY).
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 …
NY Daily News:
Eat up! Brooklyn sausage joint Der Kommissar serves Anthony's Weiners, skewers Rep. with special
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Gothamist
Reuven Blau / NY Daily News:
Rep. Anthony Weiner a no-show at New York City Israel Day parade amid Twitter photo scandal
Discussion: Salon, Gothamist and Weasel Zippers
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
You know how Sarah Palin said Paul Revere warned the British?  Well, he did.  Now, who looks stupid?  —  You may have heard recently something about that Sarah Palin telling a reporter that Paul Revere warned the British on his famous rousing revolutionary ride.
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Chris Cassidy / Boston Herald:
Experts back Sarah Palin's historical account  —  You betcha she was right!  —  Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate.
Discussion: Maggie's Notebook
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Historians agree: Palin was right about Revere
Matt Schneider / Mediaite:
Joe Scarborough On Palin's Paul Revere Defense: ‘Everything Is A Gotcha Question With Her’
Andy Ostroy / The Huffington Post:   “I'm Paul Revere, and You Know Nothing of My Work!”
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
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Rana Foroohar / Time:   The 2% Economy  —  John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most …
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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George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Exclusive - Rick Santorum Will Run for President: 'We're In It to Win'  —  And with that another Republican challenger jumped into the 2012 race this morning on “GMA.”  —  “We are ready to announce that we are going to be in this race and we're in it to win,” Rick Santorum told me.
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:   Santorum Launches Presidential Campaign By Reminding Everyone He Supports Bush-Style Social Security Privatization
Kathryn Jean Lopez / National Review:
Bono Has Better Taste than Miley
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Roger Ailes Plays Nice  —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  The Fox News honcho responds to a media drubbing.  In the current issue of Newsweek, Howard Kurtz on the liberal antagonist's more complicated side.  —  Roger Ailes, the combative conservative behind Fox News, is sounding strangely reasonable these days …
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Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
Oops!  Fox News Uses Tina Fey Graphic In Sarah Palin Story  —  No doubt 30 Rock's Tina Fey does a great impression of Sarah Palin.  But surely she's not such a dead ringer for the former Alaska governor and current One Nation bus touring non-candidate that she'd ever be confused for the real thing …
Discussion: Raw Replay
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?
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.”
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.
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
THE WARREN COURT  —  Elizabeth Warren may well be the most popular person in Washington.  When she was head of the Congressional Oversight Panel on tarp, her willingness to go after Wall Street, the Treasury Department, and the Fed made her a liberal icon.  And her folksy, Midwestern air …
Discussion: Felix Salmon
Kenneth Lovett / NY Daily News:
Gay marriage bill dead without church exemptions, says state Sen. Greg Ball  —  ALBANY - A state senator who holds a key swing vote on the bill to legalize gay marriage says he does not believe the measure will pass without specific exemptions for religious institutions.
 
 
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Iowa GOP pol assails Huntsman as ‘not ready for the big dance’
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Top White House adviser to address annual liberal gathering
Discussion: CNN
Peter Beinart / The Daily Beast:
Lousy Economy Won't Sink Obama
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Susan Page / USA Today:
Obama seeks reshaped image for 2012 run
New York Times:
The Strauss-Kahn Case: Sizing Up a Legal Clash's Many Facets
Discussion: Law Blog, Shakesville and The BLT
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The politics of gas prices
Discussion: Washington Post and Paul Krugman
Oliver Pickup / Daily Mail:
Oh la la!  French ban the words ‘Twitter’ and ‘Facebook’ from being used on TV and radio news programmes
Discussion: JONATHAN TURLEY and Guardian
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The Wisconsin Voter  —  The Journal Sentinel's Craig Gilbert …
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Liz Rappaport / Wall Street Journal:
Goldman Plans to Fight Back Against Senate Report
Sarah Kliff / The Politico:
Alabama pushes health reforms
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Andy Soltis / New York Post:
Court's dynamic NY duo
Discussion: americanthinker.com and City Room