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10:05 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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TMZ.com:
Weiner Told Porn Star to Lie, Offered PR Help  —  Congressman Anthony Weiner instructed one of his Internet women how to lie about their relationship ... and even offered PR help from his team, which could create major legal issues for him ... TMZ has learned.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
msnbc.com:
Constituents back Weiner but Dem colleagues icy
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government:
Déjà Vu: Another Congressman Bares Naked Torso (and More) for Online Pal
The Atlantic Online:
Anthony Weiner Admits to Sending Racy Photos: Should We Really Ignore It?
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Creepy must-see flashback: Weiner lies shamelessly to ABC about what happened
The Politico:
Can Anthony Weiner survive?
Discussion: Washington Post and The Caucus
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Weiner Admits He Sent Lewd Photos; Seeks Not to Resign
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Anthony Weiner admits tweet, will not resign
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.
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.
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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.
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: Outside the Beltway and FrumForum
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Cheryl Wetzstein / Washington Times:   Pro-choice forces seek to prevent referendum
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Top Obama Economic Player to Return to University Post  —  WASHINGTON — 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.
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Daily economic briefings disappear from Obama's White House schedule
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: ThinkProgress and The Politico
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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 …
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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Jonathan Bernstein / Washington Post:
Santorum's 2012 launch is only the beginning of the craziness  —  So Rick Santorum has now kicked off his presidential run by claiming that Paul Ryan's plan to end Medicare as we know it didn't go far enough because it didn't also include Social Security in his crosshairs.
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House Republicans propose Social Security opt-out
Discussion: Hullabaloo
David Brooks / New York Times:
Where Wisdom Lives  —  Sometimes life presents you with a basic philosophical choice.  Americans are going to have to confront a giant one over the next several years.  —  It starts in the wonky world of Medicare.  As presently constructed, Medicare is based on an open-ended fee-for-service system.
Walter Shapiro / The New Republic:
The Real McCoy  —  The most admirable thing about the current mood in the Republican party.  —  In politics, the quest for the unattainable can prompt voters to stampede in unlikely directions.  My favorite example: The opening-gun 1964 New Hampshire Republican primary was won …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
Charter Schools Tied to Turkey Grow in Texas  —  TDM Contracting was only a month old when it won its first job, an $8.2 million contract to build the Harmony School of Innovation, a publicly financed charter school that opened last fall in San Antonio.  —  It was one of six big charter …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Balloon Juice
 
 
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The Hill:
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