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9:30 PM ET, June 10, 2011

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Jana Winter / Fox News:
Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention  —  DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. — Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner.
I.M Fletcher / New Zealand Conservative:
Sarah Palin is “Evil”?  [Update]  —  [Update] The last sentence seems to have been removed from below the image now.  Thanks to whoever listened to my complaint.  —  That's right; according to whoever writes the copy over at Yahoo! New Zealand, Sarah Palin is “evil”.
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Alaska Releases Palin E-Mails  —  Boxes filled with more than 24,000 printed pages of e-mails Sarah Palin sent as governor have been piled onto dollies and teams of reporters have just begun wheeling them away from an Alaska state building for a Twitter-fueled race to determine whether they contain anything interesting.
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Top 10 Things Texas Gov. Rick Perry Doesn't Want You To Know About Him  —  With widespread discontent on the right over their current presidential field, all eyes are trained on a likely new entrant: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R).  —  Perry, who has been elected governor three times and served …
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Matt Lewis / The Daily Caller:
Two separate and reliable source in Texas tell me serious preparations are being made for Governor Rick Perry, 61, to seek the Republican nomination for president.  —  Dave Carney and Rob Johnson — the former top Perry aides who on Thursday left Newt Gingrich's campaign …
Chris Stirewalt / Fox News:
Perry Very Likely to Run
Washington Post:
Stewardship?  Or ideology?  —  The Republicans swept November's midterm election by making it highly ideological, a referendum on two years of hyper-liberalism — of arrogant, overreaching, intrusive government drowning in debt and running deficits of $1.5 trillion annually.  It's not complicated.
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
CNN New Hampshire GOP Debate: Join in now
Discussion: The Note
The Politico:
Romney rivals slam Ames decision
Discussion: The Page
Michael O'Brien / Ballot Box:
Pawlenty benefits from turbulence in Republican presidential field
Discussion: Eunomia, AmSpecBlog and FrumForum
National Enquirer:
EXCLUSIVE: JOHN EDWARDS NAILED BY DEAD WIFE's VIDEO TESTIMONY!  —  IN a devastating act of ultimate revenge, a dying Elizabeth Ed­wards recorded a bombshell secret videotape for prosecutors - nailing her cheating husband John as he will stand trial on charges that could land him behind bars for 30 years.
Mark Landler / The Caucus:
Qaddafi Writes to Congress  —  Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi has written to members of Congress thanking them for criticizing President Obama last week over his involvement in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.  —  “I want to express my sincere gratitude for your thoughtful discussion of the issues …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Mediaite
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Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Libya's Gadhafi writes Congress for cease-fire
Discussion: Washington Post and FrumForum
Chuck Bennett / New York Post:
Weiner can't afford to quit the DC day job  —  Even if scandal-stained Rep. Anthony Weiner didn't want to stay in office, he needs to stay in office.  —  Unlike many of his peers in the House, Weiner doesn't have a business or even a law degree to fall back on.
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The Price of Taxophobia: Inefficient Taxes  —  Ever since Ronald Reagan's election in 1980, American politics has been dominated by the presence of a large and powerful ideological movement that's primarily dedicated to the cause of tax cuts.  One result, as shown by my econ team colleagues' suite …
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Center for American Progress:
Ten Charts that Prove the United States Is a Low-Tax Country
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Mother Jones
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
McKinsey refuses White House request for info on study faulting Affordable Care Act  —  The other day, the consulting company McKinsey released a startling study claiming that 30 percent of employers are planning to stop giving health insurance to their workers as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
The Huffington Post:
Tracy Morgan's Homophobic Remarks In Anti-Gay Stand Up Set UPDATE: Morgan Apologizes … Tracey Morgan , Tracy Morgan , Tracy Morgan Homophobic , Tracy Morgan Homophobic Standup Set , Tracy Morgan Kill His Son If He Were Gay , Tracy Morgan Stand Up Comedy , Tracy Morgan Anti-Gay …
Tony Mauro / The BLT:
Just In: Katyal Resigning from SG's Office at End of Supreme Court Term  —  The BLT has learned that Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal today submitted his resignation, effective at the end of the current Supreme Court term — which will likely be at the end of this month.
Discussion: aca litigation blog
CNN:
Weiner pens apology to neighbors  —  (CNN)-See full contents of the note after the jump.  —  To our neighbors:  —  Please forgive the inconvenience of all the press outside.  —  I am sorry for all I have done that has now impacted you.  —  Hopefully it will soon pass.  —Anthony
Yahoo! News Canada:
China ratings house says US defaulting: report  —  A Chinese ratings house has accused the United States of defaulting on its massive debt, state media said Friday, a day after Beijing urged Washington to put its fiscal house in order.  —  “In our opinion, the United States has already been defaulting …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Companies Spend on Equipment, Not Workers  —  Companies that are looking for a good deal aren't seeing one in new workers.  —  Workers are getting more expensive while equipment is getting cheaper, and the combination is encouraging companies to spend on machines rather than people.
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
EXCLUSIVE: Obama extends protections to gay couples under Medicaid  —  Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (Blade file photo by Michael Key)  —  The Obama administration is set on Friday to issue policy guidance to states expanding their ability to offer same-sex couples …
Geoffrey Dickens / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Matthews: Weiner in Trouble Because His Behavior Offends ‘Culturally Backward’ Christian Conservatives  —  On Thursday's Hardball, Chris Matthews determined that Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner could be in danger of being forced out of Congress by Blue Dog Dems who face uphill battles …
Paul Krugman:
Joe Lieberman's Plan to Make Health Care Worse and More Expensive  —  So Joe Lieberman is proposing that we raise the Medicare eligibility age.  That's a truly cruel idea; as it happens, I know several people who are hanging on, postponing needed medical care, hoping that they can make it to 65 before something terrible happens.
Cathy Lynn Grossman / USA Today:
'I'm a Marxist,' Dalai Lama tells Chinese students  —  Usually what we hear from the Dalai Lama is an insistant yet soothing voice for compassion and peace.  —  So Tsering Namgyal, a journalist based in Minneapolis, was jolted by the Dalai Lama's talk to 150 Chinese students this month at the University of Minnesota.
Todd Gregory / Media Matters for America:
Another Episode Of Stossel , Another Ridiculous Stunt  —  Thursday night on Fox Business, John Stossel used about seven minutes of his show to host a “debate” between former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and an actor who impersonates President Obama.  —  This follows up a similar “debate” …
Discussion: Salon
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
The fall of the house of Newt  —  Former House Speaker REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS HEADSHOT)The presidential campaign of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was rocked late Thursday by the resignation of more than a dozen senior staffers and key operatives in states like South Carolina and Iowa.
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Universal Preschool: An Actually Smart Longterm Deficit Plan  —  Pre-School Valentine's Party by hubertk  —  A new report published in Science found that benefits for early childhood education are substantial and long lasting.  From the abstract: … The study found that the children …
Discussion: Bloomberg and sciencemag.org
Eliza Krigman / The Politico:
AT & T gave cash to merger backers  —  AT&T is lining up support for its acquisition of T-Mobile from a slew of liberal groups with no obvious interest in telecom deals — except that they've received big piles of AT&T's cash.  —  In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance …
Molly Ball / The Politico:
Rocky start for DNC chairwoman  —  Democrats knew they were getting an outspoken partisan when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz took over the reins of the Democratic National Committee a month ago.  —  But they might not have known just how outspoken.  —  In the four weeks since she succeeded Tim Kaine …
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
God Caught Backing Multiple GOP Candidates for President  —  Photo: Cain:Steve Pope/Getty; Santorum: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images; Bachmann: Darren McCollester/Getty Images; sky: iStockphoto  —  After a thorough investigation, Daily Intel has discovered that God is separately backing …
 
 
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John Stossel / FoxBusiness.com:
The Money Hole (TUNE IN THIS SUNDAY @8PM and 11PM on the FOX NEWS CHANNEL)
Discussion: Hit & Run and National Review
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
iMessage, Skype, Google Voice, and the death of the phone number
New York Times:
Spain Detains 3 in PlayStation Cyberattacks
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Senate legislation may slow, but quorums continue
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politisite
Rasmussen Reports:
Three Way Race: Democrat 40% Republican 21% Tea Party 18%
Wall Street Journal:
Someone Had a Good Week  —  Mitt Romney got off to a strong start.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Wall Street's Latest Manufactured Outrage
Discussion: Democracy in America
 Earlier Items: 
Kenneth Anderson / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Aligning Compensation Incentives in Higher Education: Is Higher Education Debt or Equity?
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Azi Paybarah / PolitickerNY:
Anthony Weiner's Problem is the Media, Says Rangel [Video]
Wall Street Journal:
The Lone Star Jobs Surge
Discussion: GOP 12, Pajamas Media and Betsy's Page
New York Times:
Brash Style Alienates Weiner From Peers