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10:10 AM ET, June 11, 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.
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Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Weiner Confirms He Sent Private Messages to Girl, 17  —  Representative Anthony D. Weiner said on Friday that he exchanged at least five private messages on Twitter this spring with a 17-year-old Delaware girl who became an admirer of his after hearing him speak during a high school trip to Washington.
The Politico:
Anthony Weiner admits contact with girl, 17  —  New potential Twitter-related troubles arose for Rep. Anthony Weiner on Friday, after Delaware police reportedly spoke with a 17-year-old high school girl about “direct online communications” she's had with the disgraced congressman.
Open Channel / msnbc.com:
Here's your live blog for the Palin email release.  New emails are online now.  —  Thousands of pages of email from Sarah Palin's time as Alaska Governor have been digitized and made public online.  Both journalists and the general public pore through her personal correspondence with top aides …
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John / Power Line:
Another Embarrassment for the Legacy Media  —  We wrote last night about the frenzy surrounding the State of Alaska's release of emails from Sarah Palin's tenure as governor.  Both the New York Times and the Washington Post turned the release into a major media event, enlisting their readers …
Political Punch:
Senior Gingrich Campaign Staffers Demanded Gingrich End Films and Books: 'We Didn't Sign Up to Be Hucksters'  —  ABC News' Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) reports:  —  ABC News has learned that one of the major issues between former Speaker Newt Gingrich and his (now former) …
Discussion: Weigel, Salon and TPMDC
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
With Abstentions, Iowa Questions Political Role  —  WASHINGTON — For decades, Iowa has served as the official kickoff for the presidential campaign, providing the first real test for candidates hoping to win their way to the White House.  —  But there are signs that its influence …
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Rasmussen Reports:
Three Way Race: Democrat 40% Republican 21% Tea Party 18%
Discussion: HotAirPundit
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
FreedomWorks: Tea Party may stay home if Romney nominated
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
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Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Controversial McKinsey Health Care Study Creates Major Dissent At Firm  —  The political damage to President Obama's health care law may already be done.  But there's a curious backstory to the report this week from a major consulting firm study that found “ObamaCare” would lead to fairly dramatic unintended consequences.
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's War On Craft Beer  —  Tucked into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) much-discussed budget was a little-noticed provision to overhaul the state's regulation of the beer industry.  In a state long associated with beer, the provision will make it much more difficult …
JSOnline:
Democrats may join GOP in fielding ‘fake’ candidates in recalls  —  Control of Wisconsin Senate hangs in balance as parties gear up  —  By Tom Tolan and Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel  —  Wisconsin's unprecedented recall elections could soon get even more complicated.
Discussion: Althouse
Associated Press:
Pelosi declines to call for Weiner's resignation  —  WASHINGTON - Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the decision should be up to the congressman and his New York constituents.  —  The former speaker said in San Francisco …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and FrumForum
Ronald Brownstein / NationalJournal.com:
Upside Down  —  Why millennials can't start their careers and baby boomers can't end theirs.  —  Looking: A jobs fair in New York City.  —  It's hard to say this spring whether it's more difficult for the class of 2011 to enter the labor force or for the class of 1967 to leave it.
Discussion: FrumForum
Tom Fitton / Big Government:
Racial Quota Scandal at Obama Justice Department  —  Judicial Watch uncovered hundreds of documents from the City of Dayton, Ohio, showing that Department of Justice (DOJ) officials pressured the Dayton Police and Fire Departments to lower testing standards because not enough African-American candidates passed the written exam.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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.
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
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 …
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Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Libya's Gadhafi writes Congress for cease-fire
 
 
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Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
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WorldNetDaily:
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Todd Gregory / Media Matters for America:
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