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11:15 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 …
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
'It's Me': Rep. Weiner Sends Playful Photo to New Friend  —  Earlier today, and 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.
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?
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.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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.
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.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Historians agree: Palin was right about Revere
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.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Rick Santorum's 12 Most Offensive Statements
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Santorum makes presidential run official
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?
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 …
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
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 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 …
Discussion: Guardian
Duncan Gardham / Telegraph:
Universities ‘complacent’ over Islamic radicals, Theresa May warns
Discussion: Guardian and Jihad Watch
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
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: and City Room
Wisconsin GOP leaders encouraging colleagues to place fake Democrats on recall ballots  —  The season of dirty political tricks is now officially under way.  —  In letters obtained by No Quarter, local Republican Party officials are encouraging their GOP colleagues to collect enough signatures …
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 …
The Wisconsin Voter  —  The Journal Sentinel's Craig Gilbert explores political trends in a purple state.  —  Loved by Republicans, loathed by Democrats, Scott Walker remains in a political class by himself  —  By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel  —  In a Wisconsin poll taken two weeks ago …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Liz Rappaport / Wall Street Journal:
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Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
2012: Will Obama's Army of Volunteers Rise Again?
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
NY Daily News:
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Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Gothamist
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Right aims to pin pump pain on W.H.
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
THE HILL POLL: Many voters expect to become poorer
Discussion: The Foundry
Sarah Kliff / The Politico:
Alabama pushes health reforms
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Washington Post
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Discussion: The Hill and Washington Post
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Stupid art is objectively pro-Nazi
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Bookworm Room