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10:55 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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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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Anthony Weiner, wronged man? Not quite.
The Politico:
Stars collide: Michele Bachmann vs. Sarah Palin  —  Michelle Bachmann's top aide dismissed Sarah Palin as  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann's prospective 2012 campaign appears increasingly set on a collision course with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.  —  The coming confrontation is being driven …
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The Note:
Congressman Launches Inquiry into Cost of Sarah Palin's Tour
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
Darren Goode / The Politico:
Dem asks Park Service about Sarah Palin treatment
Discussion: Fox Nation and Conservatives4Palin
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Bachmann strategist blasts Palin: ‘Not serious’
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 …
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The German Example  —  Germany has been a frequent cudgel in recent fights over the American economy.  When Germany has grown faster than the United States, stimulus skeptics like to point across the Atlantic Ocean and say that austerity works.  When it has grown more slowly …
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
Leigh Paynter / KXTV:
Education officials break down Stockton man's door  —  “I look out of my window and I see 15 police officers,” Wright said.  —  Wright came downstairs in his boxer shorts as a S.W.A.T team barged through his front door.  Wright said an officer grabbed him by the neck and led him outside on his front lawn.
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 …
The Hill:
White House says Senate Dems' jobs bill is too expensive  —  The Obama administration on Tuesday night may have thrown a monkey wrench into Senate Democratic plans to pass what they see as a jobs bill — by implying the bill spends too much money.  —  In a Statement of Administration Policy …
Discussion: The Foundry
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Manu Raju / The Politico:
Democrats grumble over Harry Reid's agenda
Jim Burroway / Box Turtle Bulletin:
What Are Little Boys Made Of?  —  An original BTB Investigation.  —  In 1970, a well-known expert on homosexuality and transgender issues appeared on a local television talk show in Los Angeles to talk about feminine boys.  He described how very young boys who behaved in a feminine manner …
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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 …
Larry Bell / The Bell Tells for You:
U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms  —  It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn't approve of our Second Amendment.  Not one bit.  And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends.
Discussion: UrbanGrounds and Weasel Zippers
Stephen Clark / Fox News:
Perry's Planned Prayer Event Riles Critics  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry's latest call for a day of prayer is being met by a chorus of boos from critics who say the potential presidential candidate is showing favoritism toward Christianity and violating the separation of church and state.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and PoliPundit.com
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.
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
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.
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: ThinkProgress and Prairie Weather
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Va. federal judge rejects government request to reconsider on donations  —  A judge in Virginia on Tuesday affirmed his ruling that the federal ban on direct corporate contributions to political candidates is unconstitutional, turning down the government's request that he reconsider.
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
The Great (Male) Stagnation  —  You have probably seen something like the following graph which shows real GDP per capita and median male income since 1947.  Typically, the graph is shown with family or household income but to avoid family-size effects I use male income.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and EconLog
Larry O'Connor / Breitbart.tv:
Salon's Joan Walsh: Weiner ‘Made Me Look Stupid’  —  In a bizarre segment on MSNBC's “The Ed Show” host Ed Schultz tries to implore his left-wing demagogue panelists Joan Walsh and Bill Press to face reality and own up to what Rep. Anthony Weiner is guilty of.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Bill Rankin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta court becomes health care battleground  —  In a key test of President Barack Obama's health care law, the federal appeals court in Atlanta today will hear arguments on whether the government can require Americans to buy health insurance.  —  The cornerstone of the law …
Julian Pecquet / Healthwatch:
Conyers says Democrats should tout ‘ObamaCare’ with pride  —  A prominent Democrat is trying to change the public's perception of “ObamaCare,” a term many in the party view as derogatory shorthand for the new healthcare reform law.  —  Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) says he's had enough …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jennifer Granholm / Reuters:
Let Mitt Romney go bankrupt  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is due in Detroit Wednesday and Thursday to fill his presidential campaign war chest.  As at recent events, he's likely to take partial credit for the extraordinary resurgence of the U.S. auto industry …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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.
Vicki Needham / Healthwatch:
GOP targets tanning tax  —  Republicans have targeted for repeal a tax on tanning-bed services meant to offset costs of the new healthcare law.  —  House Republicans have targeted for repeal a tax on tanning-bed services meant to offset costs of the new healthcare law.
 
 
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Claire Pryde / FRANCE 24:
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David Gardner / Daily Mail:
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Polls Find Huntsman Unacceptable to Many in Republican Base
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Alec / MN Progressive Project:
Is it pro-life to cut medical care for 2,800 infants? John Kline and Michelle Bachmann think so.
Bloomberg:
U.S. Senators Introduce 6-Month Delay of Debit ‘Swipe’ Rules
Discussion: The Foundry
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
GOP mulls short-term debt-ceiling hike
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Detroit Free Press:
Conservative group: Fake eviction notices were ‘meant to startle people’