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3:10 PM ET, June 6, 2011

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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 …
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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.
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, 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 …
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).
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.
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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.
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!”
Discussion: Don Surber
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Historians agree: Palin was right about Revere
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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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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
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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'
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.”
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?
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.
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Carville: 2012 could be ‘very rough’ for Obama, says civil unrest ‘imminently possible’  —  Who ever thought the saying, “It's the economy stupid” from James Carville in 1992 would become a staple in presidential elections 20 years later?  —  That expression made its way into the campaign …
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.
Reason:
The Ends Didn't Justify the Means  —  Our complicity in the devastating war on crime  —  Matt Welch from the July 2011 issue  —  At the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson implored Republican voters to conduct a “cost-benefit analysis” of the criminal justice system.
Newsweek:
Mormons Rock!  —  They've conquered Broadway, talk radio, the U.S. Senate-and they may win the White House.  Why Mitt Romney and 6 million Mormons have the secret to success.  —  Say what you will about him, but Mitt Romney doesn't do, or not do, anything by accident.
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.
JSOnline:
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
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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Paul Krugman:
The Rentier Regime  —  Bob Kuttner has a very good column …
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Senate Democrats urge Vice President to exclude Medicare changes in debt ceiling talks
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ABCNEWS:
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Ron Paul raises more than $1 million with ‘money bomb’ attacking Romney
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Taxpayers are still subsidizing billionaire bankers
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Matthew Vadum / AmSpecBlog:
House Votes to Defund ACORN Successor Groups
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Top White House adviser to address annual liberal gathering
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Rana Foroohar / Time:
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Oliver Pickup / Daily Mail:
Oh la la!  French ban the words ‘Twitter’ and ‘Facebook’ from being used on TV and radio news programmes
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