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1:00 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 …
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
‘Me and the pussys’: Weiner Sends Intimate Home Pic; Apparently Relishes Double Entendres, Too  —  Earlier this morning, and 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).
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.
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: TPMDC
Matt Schneider / Mediaite:
Joe Scarborough On Sarah Palin's Paul Revere Defense: 'Everything's A Gotcha Question With Her'  —  The Morning Joe crew weighed in on Sarah Palin's Paul Revere story with laughter and pleas for the footage to stop.  After seeing Palin's initial comment that Revere “warned the British,” …
Andy Ostroy / The Huffington Post:
“I'm Paul Revere, and You Know Nothing of My Work!”  —  There's a brilliant scene in Woody Allen's Annie Hall where Allen and girlfriend Diane Keaton are standing in line at a movie theater in front of an arrogant, pompous know-it-all whose misinformed pontifications about the writer Marshall McLuhan's work are driving Allen crazy.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Historians agree: Palin was right about Revere
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
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.”
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.
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:   Woman faints during Santorum's announcement speech
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
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.”
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.
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Sen. Díaz's Lesbian Granddaughter Rebukes Him, But Religious Arguments Are Succeeding Against Equality
Discussion: Good As You and Gothamist
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.
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 …
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
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Top White House adviser to address annual liberal gathering  —  White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer will deliver a keynote address at “Netroots Nation,” an annual gathering of liberal activists that starts next week in Minneapolis, Minn.  —  Pfeiffer's speech will likely …
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
Susan Page / USA Today:
Obama seeks reshaped image for 2012 run  —  WASHINGTON —The Obama Brand in 2008 was pretty simple: Hope and change.  —  Then things got complicated.  —  The jobless rate on Friday ticked above 9% again.  The housing market nationwide continues to fall.  Gas prices are straining family's summertime budgets.
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Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Taxpayers are still subsidizing billionaire bankers
Discussion: The Foundry
Matthew Vadum / AmSpecBlog:
House Votes to Defund ACORN Successor Groups
Daily Mail:
David Cameron to promise ‘no privatisation’ of NHS as part of five Health Bill pledges
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Iowa GOP pol assails Huntsman as ‘not ready for the big dance’
Discussion: RedState, CNN and GOP 12
Peter Beinart / The Daily Beast:
Lousy Economy Won't Sink Obama
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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
 Earlier Items: 
The Wisconsin Voter  —  The Journal Sentinel's Craig Gilbert …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Liz Rappaport / Wall Street Journal:
Goldman Plans to Fight Back Against Senate Report
Discussion: The BLT
NY Daily News:
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Sarah Kliff / The Politico:
Alabama pushes health reforms
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Washington Post
Andy Soltis / New York Post:
Court's dynamic NY duo