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9:50 AM ET, June 10, 2011

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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.
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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 …
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 …
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.
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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
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.
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal  —  A group of House Democrats is calling for any deal to raise the debt ceiling to bring about the end of the Bush tax rates for the wealthy.  —  The lawmakers, led by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), also say that …
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Washington Post:
Biden, lawmakers pick up pace of debt-reduction talks
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Reeling from Ryan budget, GOP wary of debt deal vote
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
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Rock Hackshaw / Room Eight:
NOTE TO ANTHONY WEINER: DO NOT RESIGN.
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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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 …
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.
Discussion: Hot Air and JammieWearingFool
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Caitlin McDevitt / The Politico:
Abroad, Weiner's wife can't escape cameras
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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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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.”
Ryan Alessi / cn|2 Politics:
Beshear leads Williams in Ky. governor's race by 21 points after ad blitz, cn|  2 poll shows  —  After airing ads for the last three weeks, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear posted a 21-point lead over the Republican challenger David Williams, according to the latest cn|  2 Poll.
Emily Ramshaw / New York Times:
Behind the Scenes, Plans for Insurance Exchange  —  Gov. Rick Perry has made no secret of his disdain for federal health reform or for one of its key tenets, a Travelocity-like state insurance marketplace in which consumers could choose from public and private health plans.
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 …
BBC:
Leicester City Council ‘not ready’ for zombie attack  —  The FOI request said “councils across the kingdom” should be prepared for a potential zombie attack  —  A worried member of the public has forced Leicester City Council to admit it is unprepared for a zombie invasion.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Do more on jobs, Dems tell Obama  —  Senior Senate Democrats are growing frustrated by what they see as President Obama's passivity on the economy, and are beginning to discuss a large infrastructure package funded by tax increases.  —  Some Democrats, such as Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin …
Discussion: FrumForum
 
 
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