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9:55 AM ET, June 8, 2011

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New York Times:
Weiner Faces Calls to Resign and Tries to Make Amends  —  Representative Anthony D. Weiner of New York, reeling from revelations of salacious online behavior that threaten his political career, moved rapidly on Tuesday to make amends as Republicans called for his resignation and leading members …
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Anthony Weiner, wronged man?  Not quite.  —  I've been a bit amazed at the post-bizzaro press conference insistence by some on the left that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is a wronged man.  Ezra Klein via Twitter professes to be puzzled how this can be a big deal.  Richard Cohen writes:
Erica Orden / Wall Street Journal:
A Private Life, Tested  —  Friends Say Wife Will Stand by Weiner  —  She is married to one of the most bombastic, sociable and now scandal-tarred politicians in the country.  But Huma Abedin is an intensely private person whose quiet commitment to her husband, Rep. Anthony Weiner …
Discussion: City Room
Lachlan Markay / NewsBusters.org:
Recap: The Most Ridiculous Leftist Defenses of Anthony Weiner  —  UPDATE: Check out reaction from some of the chief Weiner-defenders below the break.  —  The so-called Weinergate scandal provided a true spectacle of media bias and conspiracy theorizing.  While there was certainly plenty …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Reid to Weiner: ‘Call somebody else’
New York Post:
Marriage headed for a crotch-photo finish
Discussion: NY Daily News and Fox Nation
The Note:
Congressman Launches Inquiry into Cost of Sarah Palin's Tour  —  ABC News' Sheila Marikar (@SheilaYM)reports:  —  Sarah Palin is set to tour national monuments around the country this summer, and one congressman wants to know how that will affect everyone else.
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
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Darren Goode / The Politico:
Dem asks Park Service about Sarah Palin treatment
Discussion: Fox Nation and Conservatives4Palin
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Dem needles Park Service over Palin tour
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Bachmann strategist blasts Palin: ‘Not serious’
Wall Street Journal:
The Light Bulb Police  —  Americans deserve their choice of illumination.  —  On January 1, 2012, seven months from this week, Washington will effectively ban the sale of conventional 100 watt incandescent light bulbs that Americans have used nearly since the days of Thomas Edison.
CNN:
Therapy to change ‘feminine’ boy created a troubled man, family says  —  Editor's note: Tonight at 10 ET on CNN TV, “AC360º” examines a shocking “experimental therapy” designed to make feminine boys more masculine.  See what one family says was the devastating result in a special report, “The Sissy Boy Experiment.”
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ACutaia / RADAR:
Rep. Weiner's Cyber Sex Chat With Las Vegas Mistress — Word For Word  —  It's the full monty.  —  RadarOnline.com is publishing for the first time the entire transcript of disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner's nine-month cyber sex relationship with a 40-year-old Las Vegas blackjack dealer.  —  Word for word.
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Economics Policies for the 21st Century:
Revisiting Unemployment Predictions  —  Back in January 2009, Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein produced a report estimating future unemployment rates with and without a stimulus plan.  Their estimates, which were widely circulated, projected that unemployment would approach 9% without a stimulus …
Christina Ng / ABCNEWS:
Abortion Billboard Could Land New Mexico Ex-Boyfriend in Jail  —  A New Mexico man said today he will fight to keep up a controversial billboard that suggested his ex-girlfriend had an abortion.  —  The billboard has a photo ofGreg Fultz holding the outline of a baby with a playground in the background.
ThinkProgress:
ANALYSIS: Pawlenty's Tax Plan Would Cost $7.8 Trillion Over Ten Years, Triple The Size Of Bush Tax Cuts  —  Our guest blogger is Michael Linden, Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.  —  Earlier today, presidential candidate and former governor Tim Pawlenty …
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Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
The $2.5 Trillion Tragedy: What America Has Given Up For 10 Years Of Bush Tax Cuts
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Afghan nation-building programs not sustainable, report says  —  The hugely expensive U.S. attempt at nation-building in Afghanistan has had only limited success and may not survive an American withdrawal, according to the findings of a two-year congressional investigation to be released Wednesday.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Rasmussen Reports:
Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views  —  Most voters still believe President Obama is more liberal than they are, while just one-out-of-four say they share the same ideological views as the president.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 54% …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Monica Davey / New York Times:
In Wisconsin, Legislative Urgency as Recall Threat Looms  —  MADISON, Wis. — The gears of government tend to grind slowly.  But in Wisconsin lately they are racing at turbocharged speed.  —  In just the last few weeks, Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, has signed legislation to require voters …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Bloomberg:
U.S. Senators Introduce 6-Month Delay of Debit ‘Swipe’ Rules  —  A Federal Reserve rule capping debit- card “swipe” fees set by Visa Inc. (V) and MasterCard Inc. (MA) would be delayed at least six months under a plan introduced in the U.S. Senate.  —  Senators began considering language today …
Discussion: The Foundry
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
EXCLUSIVE: Herman Cain Pledges Not To Sign Any Bill Longer Than Three Pages  —  ThinkProgress filed this report from the Family Leader Presidential Lecture Series in Pella, Iowa.  —  GOP presidential contender and former pizza executive Herman Cain roused conservative audience members yesterday at his appearance in Pella, Iowa.
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
GOP mulls short-term debt-ceiling hike  —  Republicans want a short-term increase to the debt ceiling if the talks led by Vice President Biden do not produce sufficient spending cuts, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday.  —  Kyl, who is representing Senate Republicans …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Martin Feldstein / Wall Street Journal:
The Economy Is Worse Than You Think  —  Expect more bad news until someone enacts a plan to bring deficits under control without raising taxes.  —  The policies of the Obama administration have led to the weak condition of the American economy.  Growth during the coming year will be subpar at best …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
The Earth Is Full  —  You really do have to wonder whether a few years from now we'll look back at the first decade of the 21st century — when food prices spiked, energy prices soared, world population surged, tornados plowed through cities, floods and droughts set records …
Discussion: National Review
Mike Tolson / Houston Chronicle:
Psychic's Liberty County mass grave tip misses mark  —  HULL — A pair of phone calls from a self-professed psychic about a mass grave in the middle of Liberty County led authorities on a wild goose chase Tuesday that ultimately netted nothing but frustration and a lot of needlessly burned gasoline.
 
 
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Polls Find Huntsman Unacceptable to Many in Republican Base
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Alec / MN Progressive Project:
Is it pro-life to cut medical care for 2,800 infants? John Kline and Michelle Bachmann think so.
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Youth and activists pledge to launch their own transitional presidential council if Saleh isn't ousted
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Richard Wolf / USA Today:
China agrees to end domestic wind power subsidies
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The Atlantic Online:
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