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10:40 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.
New York Post:
Weiner's exchanges between teacher, teen revealed  —  By S.A. MILLER in Wilmington, Del., and ANDY SOLTIS in NY  —  Weinergate took a lurid new direction with the disclosure yesterday that Rep. Anthony Weiner invited a “hot sexy baby” to an X-rated date via the Skype network, which provides text, talk and video chats.
Discussion: Gawker
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 …
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Actress defends Weiner, says ‘everyone lies about sex’  —  A liberal actress and comedian is strongly defending embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), saying “everyone lies about sex” and expressing hope he becomes the mayor of New York City.  —  During an appearance on HBO's …
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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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 …
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Alaska Releases Palin E-Mails
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
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
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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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
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
McKinsey refuses White House request for info on study faulting Affordable Care Act
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
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 …
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 …
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
newsroom.lds.org:
Immigration: Church Issues New Statement  —  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today issued the following official statement on immigration:  —  Around the world, debate on the immigration question has become intense.  That is especially so in the United States.
Discussion: 24Ahead and Ben Smith's Blog
WorldNetDaily:
Does Cain's test for Muslims fail the Constitution?  —  This week I received a piece in which the Tea Party Nation's Judson Phillips heaps praise upon Herman Cain as someone who “stands in face of political correctness and says what needs to be said”:
Discussion: Jay Bookman and ThinkProgress
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:
Gates rebukes European allies in farewell speech
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Eunomia
John Stossel / FoxBusiness.com:
The Money Hole (TUNE IN THIS SUNDAY @8PM and 11PM on the FOX NEWS CHANNEL)
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Tony Mauro / The BLT:
Just In: Katyal Resigning from SG's Office at End of Supreme Court Term
Discussion: aca litigation blog
Todd Gregory / Media Matters for America:
Another Episode Of Stossel , Another Ridiculous Stunt
Discussion: Salon
CNN:
Weiner pens apology to neighbors
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
Universal Preschool: An Actually Smart Longterm Deficit Plan
Discussion: Bloomberg
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Senate legislation may slow, but quorums continue
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Wall Street's Latest Manufactured Outrage
Discussion: Democracy in America
Kenneth Anderson / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Aligning Compensation Incentives in Higher Education: Is Higher Education Debt or Equity?
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg:
About Virginia Postrel  —  Virginia Postrel writes about commerce …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The Price of Taxophobia: Inefficient Taxes
Yahoo! News Canada:
China ratings house says US defaulting: report
The Huffington Post:
Tracy Morgan's Homophobic Remarks In Anti-Gay Stand Up Set UPDATE: Morgan Apologizes