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11:30 AM ET, June 7, 2011

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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.
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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.
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 …
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 …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
RNC chairman demands Weiner's resignation
Discussion: FrumForum
Elizabeth Scalia / The Anchoress:
Weinergate: Barbara Walters Loses Reporter Cred - UPDATE
msnbc.com:
Constituents back Weiner but Dem colleagues icy
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Jennifer Epstein / Reuters:
Report: Anthony Weiner coached woman to lie
Discussion: The Politico, AmSpecBlog and FrumForum
David S Morgan / CBS News:
Breitbart: Weiner offering limited version of truth
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
New York Times:
'I Don't Know What I Was Thinking'
The Atlantic Online:
Anthony Weiner Admits to Sending Racy Photos: Should We Really Ignore It?
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Nancy Pelosi calls for Anthony Weiner ethics inquiry
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Creepy must-see flashback: Weiner lies shamelessly to ABC about what happened
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.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's money men (and women)
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Pawlenty to criticize Obama as ‘a champion practitioner of class warfare’  —  President Obama is a “champion practitioner of class warfare,” according to prepared remarks by GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty.  —  The former Minnesota governor is scheduled Tuesday to lay out the specifics …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and GOP 12
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Tim Pawlenty / Chicago Tribune:
A Tim Pawlenty plan for recovery
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.
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Daily economic briefings disappear from Obama's White House schedule  —  At some point during the first two years of his administration, President Obama stopped receiving the daily economic briefing that he requested when he took office.  —  Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced …
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Obama's head of economic council, Austan Goolsbee, to leave, plans return to academia
Discussion: Hot Air and News Desk
Uri Friedman / The Atlantic Wire:
‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ Allegedly Kidnapped  —  As the anti-government uprising in Syria has unfolded, Syrian-American blogger Amina Abdallah has attracted readers and been noticed by The Washington Post, CNN, Time,and The Guardian for her musings on the protest movement and what it's like to be gay in Syria.
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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.
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
President Obama's phony accounting on the auto industry bailout  —  “Chrysler has repaid every dime and more of what it owes American taxpayers for their support during my presidency.”  —  With some of the economic indicators looking a bit dicey, President Obama traveled to Ohio last week …
Paul Krugman:
The Fatal Pivot  —  Christy Romer talks about the economic debate (pdf) in the fall of 2009: … This matches what I was hearing.  And it tells you that it wasn't just the Republicans: a substantial faction within the administration was eager to “pivot” away from the jobs issue.
Discussion: The Confluence
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: ThinkProgress and The Politico
M.Welker / Media Matters for America:
REPORT: Opponents Of EPA Climate Action Dominate TV News Airwaves  —  Media Matters analyzed television news guests who discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's role in regulating greenhouse gas emissions from December 2009 through April 2011.  Driven largely by Fox News Channel …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
 
 
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Nicholas Watt / Guardian:
Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Palin: don't bother dropping by
Discussion: The Note and Spectator
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Gingrich found, between Greece and Turkey
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Online, Beck Will Impose a Fee Model
Bruce Bartlett / Economix:
What Your Taxes Do (and Don't) Buy for You  —  Bruce Bartlett …
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
Five candidates sign on for Iowa tea party bus tour
Discussion: msnbc.com, Washington Wire and GOP 12
Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal:
Second-Mortgage Misery  —  Nearly 40% Who Borrowed Against Homes Are Underwater
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Courts Upend Budgets as States Look for Savings
Discussion: The BLT
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Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Comic Chris Titus hints at assassinating Palin ‘if she gets elected president’
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Walter Shapiro / The New Republic:
The Real McCoy  —  The most admirable thing about the current mood …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
Charter Schools Tied to Turkey Grow in Texas
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Balloon Juice
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Cain Says He Would Be Ok With Appointing Gay Cabinet Members Because They Wouldn't Impose Sharia Law
The Hill:
GOP may push for two-year budget as price of debt deal
Discussion: FrumForum
Allison Hantschel / Firedoglake:
Late Night: Death By Anecdote
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House Republicans propose Social Security opt-out
Discussion: Hullabaloo, TPMDC and Ballot Box
Joel J. Miller / National Review:
What Sarah Palin Got Wrong — And We Did, Too