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9:05 AM ET, June 7, 2011

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Chris Cuomo / ABCNEWS:
Rep. Anthony Weiner: ‘The Picture Was of Me and I Sent It’  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York said today he has engaged in “several inappropriate” electronic relationships with six women over three years, and that he publicly lied about a photo of himself sent over Twitter to a college student in Seattle over a week ago.
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Meagan Broussard / Big Government:
My Story  —  My name is Meagan Broussard.  I am 26 years old.  I served in the U.S. Army, and I am a full-time college student and a single mom.  —  I admired Rep. Anthony Weiner because I had seen a video of him standing up for the 9/11 responders.  It was a rant, but he came across …
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 …
Danb / RADAR:
Weiner Sexting Partner Reveals Her Identity, Says: ‘He Called Me On Congress Phone!’  —  The woman who carried on a nine-month sexting relationship with Rep. Anthony Weiner is a 40-year-old Las Vegas blackjack dealer named Lisa Weiss.  —  Following a bombshell joint investigation …
Elizabeth Scalia / The Anchoress:
Weinergate: Barbara Walters Loses Reporter Cred - UPDATE  —  I know, I know; I am the only blogger in the world, it seems, who is not writing about Anthony Weiner.  Mea Culpa — Mondays are my busiest day, and today I didn't even get to go to Adoration, so you know it was just unmanageably busy.
Discussion: Washington Post and Wizbang
New York Post:
Erections have consequences  —  Let us declare with certitude the obvious: Rep. Anthony Weiner has disgraced his office, and himself, and he needs to quit.  —  Never mind that he went before the TV cameras yesterday, cried on cue and assumed “responsibility” for a litany of offenses to common decency …
Discussion: New York Times and TechCrunch
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Nancy Pelosi calls for Anthony Weiner ethics inquiry  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, are calling for an investigation into Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) over the series of sexually explicit conservations …
The Huffington Post:
Anthony Weiner's Survival Chances Deemed Slim By Insiders, Experts … WASHINGTON — It was only fitting that the circus surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner's admission on Monday that he had, in fact, sent lewd messages to random females over Twitter ended with a lewd question referencing a wiener.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Creepy must-see flashback: Weiner lies shamelessly to ABC about what happened
The Atlantic Online:
Anthony Weiner Admits to Sending Racy Photos: Should We Really Ignore It?
The Politico:
Can Anthony Weiner survive?
Discussion: The Caucus and Outside the Beltway
Dylan Howard / RADAR:
Weinergate Grows: Another Woman Provides Sex Messages From His Account
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Anthony Weiner admits tweet, will not resign
The Note:
Weiner Flashback: “I Was the Victim of This”
Discussion: Pajamas Media, Althouse and POWIP
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Can Weiner keep his seat?
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
The Atlantic Online:
Should We Care About Anthony Weiner's Photo Scandal?
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama loses bin Laden bounce; Romney on the move among GOP contenders  —  The public opinion boost President Obama received after the killing of Osama bin Laden has dissipated, and Americans' disapproval of how he is handling the nation's economy and the deficit has reached new highs, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
ABC News Poll: Romney Even Against Obama In Match-Up  —  An announcement bump for Mitt Romney and a bus-tour boost for Sarah Palin put the pair atop the field for the Republican presidential nomination.  But while their primary standings are similar, their broader prospects for election look vastly different.
David Frum / CNN:
Don't doom GOP's chance to win in 2012
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Charles Johnson: I Won't Apologize to Breitbart  —  Earlier today I noted that numerous people owed Andrew Breitbart an apology.  —  Among those people was Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs who accused Andrew Bretibart of “smearing” Weiner with “phony” accuastions.
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The Politico:
Andrew Breitbart's day of vindication  —  ‘Breitbart is a regular whipping boy.  We can accuse him of anything,’ Breitbart said of himself.  AP Photo  —  In Andrew Breitbart's up-and-down career as a conservative agitator, it doesn't get any better than this.
Joel J. Miller / National Review:
What Sarah Palin Got Wrong — And We Did, Too  —  Before we all ride the Palin-Revere fiasco utterly into the ground, it's worth noting what she really got wrong, and what the rest of us did as well.  —  Sarah Palin said that Paul Revere “warned the British that they weren't gonna be taking away our arms …
Discussion: AmSpecBlog, Ben Smith's Blog and GOP 12
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Sheila Marikar / ABCNEWS:
Historians: Palin Made an ‘Obvious Blooper’
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Louisiana Republican Aims To Overturn Roe v. Wade … The Louisiana state legislature is considering a bill that would make performing an abortion a criminal offense, including in cases of rape and incest, and that would force a woman to pay out of pocket for an abortion that is necessary to save her life.
Discussion: FrumForum
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Cheryl Wetzstein / Washington Times:   Pro-choice forces seek to prevent referendum
Jackie Calmes / The Caucus:
Goolsbee Leaving as Top Economic Adviser  —  Austan Goolsbee, a longtime adviser to President Obama and the only economist left on his core economic team, plans to leave as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers by September after a year in the job to return to the University of Chicago.
Russ Britt / MarketWatch:
Firms to cut health plans as reform starts: survey  —  30% of companies say they'll stop offering coverage  — Front Page - News Viewer - Commentary - Markets - Investing - Personal Finance - Community - Games  —  LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Once provisions of the Affordable Care Act start …
The Hill:
For Obama, problem's not just the economy  —  Grave national-security and foreign-policy issues are crowding President Obama's agenda as he struggles to repair the nation's economy.  —  With the 2012 election looming, Obama is juggling a decision on how many troops to withdraw from Afghanistan …
Discussion: The Politico
The Hill:
GOP may push for two-year budget as price of debt deal  —  Republican leaders are considering asking the White House to back a significant reform of the federal budget process in exchange for raising the nation's debt ceiling.  —  The GOP wish list for hiking the debt ceiling will be long …
Discussion: FrumForum
 
 
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