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9:15 AM ET, June 10, 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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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.
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 …
New York Times:
Gingrich Aides Quit en Masse Over Conflicts
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
Gingrich's entire paid Iowa campaign team resigns
Becky Bohrer / Associated Press:
Alaska poised to release Palin emails  —  FRIDAY: More than 24,000 pages will be available in Juneau.  —  JUNEAU — The state of Alaska will release thousands of Sarah Palin's emails from her first two years as governor today, a disclosure that has taken on national prominence as she flirts with a run for the presidency.
Discussion: Politisite and FrumForum
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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 …
Derek Willis / The Caucus:
Help Us Review the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Sarah Palin film to get nationwide release
Jon Terbush / TPMDC:
Poll: Majority Of Weiner's Constituents Think he Should Stay In Office  —  While lawmakers from Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-NY) own party have now begun to call for his resignation, a Marist poll released Thursday night finds that his constituents think he should stay.
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Rock Hackshaw / Room Eight:
NOTE TO ANTHONY WEINER: DO NOT RESIGN.
New York Post:
Weiner says he has no plans to resign following sexting scandal
Caitlin McDevitt / The Politico:
Abroad, Weiner's wife can't escape cameras
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Rule by Rentiers  —  The latest economic data have dashed any hope of a quick end to America's job drought, which has already gone on so long that the average unemployed American has been out of work for almost 40 weeks.  Yet there is no political will to do anything about the situation.
Nicholas Watt / Guardian:
Sarah Palin snub by Margaret Thatcher aides infuriates US rightwing  —  Rush Limbaugh joins supporters accusing Thatcher's circle of disgracing former PM with ‘Palin is nuts’ comment  —  A firestorm on the US right has erupted after the Guardian reported that Sarah Palin will be denied …
Discussion: Boing Boing and The Daily Dish
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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.
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Sean Collins Walsh / The Caucus:
A Date With Bill Clinton, for a Donation
Discussion: Hotline On Call
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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Barak Ravid / Haaretz:
Haaretz exclusive: Secret cables show Israel's battle plan over Palestinian UN bid  —  Foreign Ministry documents outline instructions to envoys to thwart international recognition of Palestinian state.  —  Israel has started mobilizing its embassies for the battle against UN recognition …
Discussion: Guardian and Israel Matzav
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 …
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: Lisa Graas, PolitickerNY and TPMDC
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.”
Wall Street Journal:
The Lone Star Jobs Surge  —  The Texas model added 37% of all net U.S. jobs since the recovery began.  —  Richard Fisher, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, dropped by our offices this week and relayed a remarkable fact: Some 37% of all net new American jobs since the recovery began were created in Texas.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Ruling Favors a 10-Inch Citizen of France  —  PARIS — France was punished on Thursday for not taking proper care of its hamsters.  —  The Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the European Union's highest court, ruled Thursday that France had failed to protect the Great Hamster of Alsace …
Andy Newman / City Room:
Five People Shot on Boardwalk in Brighton Beach  —  The police investigated a multiple shooting on the Coney Island boardwalk near Brighton 5th Street on Thursday.  —  11:30 p.m. |  Updated For the latest updates, read the news article from Friday's paper.
 
 
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New York Times:
Brash Style Alienates Congressman From Peers
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal
Peter Fulham / CBS News:
Hatch says higher taxes for top earners will make U.S. a 2nd rate nation
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Ryan Alessi / cn|2 Politics:
Beshear leads Williams in Ky. governor's race by 21 points after ad blitz, cn|2 poll shows
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
N.H. players question Huntsman snub
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and The Note
Telegraph:
Labour coup: secret letters reveal how Ed Balls plotted to overthrow Tony Blair
The Huffington Post:
Treasury To Temporarily Penalize Mortgage Companies, Making Good On Old Threat
Andy Birkey / Minnesota Independent:
Archbishop Nienstedt: Gay marriage ban is not anti-gay
Discussion: Speakeasy, Lez Get Real and Lisa Graas
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Read this speech, then sell the dollar
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A Guessing Game Over 11 Secret Words
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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Fights Regulations On Penis-Deforming Chemicals
Ebindelglass / CBS New York:
Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.
RealClearPolitics:
Maine's congressional districts must be redrawn
 

 
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