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10:25 PM ET, June 9, 2011

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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The Newt Gingrich campaign implosion  —  Newt Gingrich's top staff quit en masse Thursday, throwing into question whether his already troubled presidential campaign can continue.  —  Two sources close to the situation confirmed that campaign manager Rob Johnson, strategists Sam Dawson and Dave Carney …
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Gingrich presidential campaign implodes  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign imploded Thursday afternoon with his entire senior staff resigning en masse, according to multiple sources familiar with the moves.  —  “When the campaign and the candidate disagree on the path …
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Problem Was the Wife  —  The problem was the wife.  Aides to Newt Gingrich have resigned from his presidential campaign in protest of what they felt was a takeover by Callista Gingrich, the candidate's wife since 2000.  —  The euphemism offered by departing staffers was they disagreed with Gingrich's “strategy” for the campaign.
Rick Santorum / Associated Press:
Senior Gingrich aides resign campaign en masse  —  Other staffers say the former speaker intends to stay in the 2012 race  —  Below:  —  msnbc.com staff and news service reports  —  WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's campaign manager, senior strategists …
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
Gingrich's entire paid Iowa campaign team resigns  —  Newt Gingrich's entire team of paid Iowa campaign staff, as well as his national spokesman and senior aides in New Hampshire and South Carolina, have resigned en masse, a staffer told The Des Moines Register.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Newt's staff joins the literati's minions
The Caucus:
Gingrich's Senior Campaign Staff Resigns
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight and Wonkette
Sabato's Crystal Ball:   Gop 2012 Update: The Big Tease
Jgalloway / Political Insider:
His staff resigns en masse, but Newt Gingrich says campaign ‘begins anew Sunday’
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Report: Gingrich faces mass resignations from campaign
Alec Baldwin / The Huffington Post:
Anthony Weiner Is a Modern Human Being  —  My friend Morgan Rank owned an art gallery in East Hampton several years ago.  He moved to Italy, living in the quiet countryside there for nearly a decade.  We had lost touch and then, at an art event in New York, someone approached me and said, “Morgan is back.”
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New York Post:
Weiner says he has no plans to resign following sexting scandal  —  A defiant Rep. Anthony Weiner said today that he's not resigning.  —  In an exclusive interview with The Post, Weiner, 46, said the sexting scandal that has plagued him for the past week is not reason enough to give up his House seat.
Rock Hackshaw / Room Eight:
NOTE TO ANTHONY WEINER: DO NOT RESIGN.
Ryan Kellett / Washington Post:
Help analyze the Palin e-mails  —  UPDATE: We have had a strong response to our crowdsourcing call-out on the Palin e-mails.  We've reconsidered our approach and now would like to invite comments and annotations from any interested readers.  —  Here's how to participate:Over 24,000 e-mail messages …
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Derek Willis / The Caucus:
Help Us Review the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records  —  On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin's e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska.  Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails …
Lesley Wroughton / Reuters:
Exclusive: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank  —  (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said Thursday.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Romney will skip Iowa straw poll  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said Thursday that he'd be skipping the influential August straw poll of potential Iowa caucusgoers.  —  Romney, who won the 2007 straw poll, announced through his campaign that he would skip the Ames Straw Poll this cycle …
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Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Romney to Skip Key Poll in Iowa
New York Post:
Professor disaster  —  No billions or trillions needed — here's the simplest num ber to describe the dismal state of the US economy:  —  One.  —  With the departure of chief economic adviser Austan Goolsbee, that's the number of members from the original Obama economic team still working …
E. J. Montini / Arizona Republic:
Gabrielle Giffords' staffer talks about congresswoman's health  —  Pia Carusone knew the day would come when the questions about her boss, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, would become more indelicate.  —  After answering some of those questions, Carusone, Giffords' chief of staff, told me …
Ebindelglass / CBS New York:
Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.  —  GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) - There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs.  A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose, reports CBS 2's Lou Young.
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Rick Perry's Call For National Fasting And Prayer Causes Confusion In Iowa (UPDATED)  —  Post Updated:  —  After initial reports that Gov. Terry Branstad had signed on to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's call for a national day of fasting and prayer on August 6, Branstad's spokesman has now told …
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Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Texas governor's urging for day of prayer causes stir in Iowa
Discussion: msnbc.com, Wonkette and Weasel Zippers
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Sarah Palin film to get nationwide release  —  After debuts in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina later this month, the pro-Sarah Palin film “The Undefeated” is headed for nationwide release.  —  But first it will need to be scaled back: the current version contains so much profanity …
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS:
Obama Invites A Controversial Visitor to White House  —  The family that has ruled the African nation of Gabon for decades has been accused of taking bribes, stealing hundreds of millions of dollars, and presiding over a system rife with corruption, but that hasn't stopped President Obama …
RealClearPolitics:
Maine's congressional districts must be redrawn  —  Clarke Canfield  —  A three-judge panel on Thursday ordered the state to redraw its congressional district boundaries before next year's election instead of waiting until the 2014 elections.  —  Maine is the only state that allows …
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Fights Regulations On Penis-Deforming Chemicals  —  U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue  —  As ThinkProgress reported yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — one of the largest and most influential big business lobbying groups in the world …
Jaya Narain / Daily Mail:
The ultimate NHS indignity: Body of hospital patient left to die in corridor is ignored for hours... before staff simply drag him away  — ‘He went to them for help and they left him out in the corridor to die’, says Peter Thompson's daughter  —  Nurses casually stepped over a patient as he lay dying on a hospital floor.
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Massachusetts Republican: Undocumented Immigrant Rape Victims ‘Should Be Afraid To Come Forward’  —  Massachusetts GOP state Rep. Ryan Fattman has such contempt for illegal immigrants that he believes undocumented women who are raped should be afraid to go to the police.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
David Axelrod Tells Tim Pawlenty What He Can Google … WASHINGTON — The assumption that President Barack Obama's reelection campaign will be felled by poor economic news is partially premised on the idea that the Republican alternative can offer something both fundamentally different and alluring.
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
 
 
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Ta-Nehisi Coates / New York Times:
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