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12:30 PM ET, June 11, 2011

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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.
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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
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.
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.
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 …
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Glenn Davis / Mediaite:
Bill Maher And Jane Lynch Give A Dramatic Reading Of Anthony Weiner's Sexts  —  You've probably seen the contents of some of Rep. Anthony Weiner's more obscene sexts, but you haven't heard them like this.  Bill Maher took advantage of his pay cable slot tonight on Real Time by dramatically reading …
Discussion: Raw Replay
Associated Press:
Pelosi declines to call for Weiner's resignation
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
LA Times Won't Release Obama-Khalidi Tape But Posts 24,000 Sarah Palin Emails  —  In 2008 The LA Times withheld a video that contained footage of Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who were openly hostile towards Israel.  Barack Obama reportedly even gave a toast to a former PLO operative …
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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
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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: americanthinker.com, Salon, Weigel and TPMDC
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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
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
‘On the Beach, I Bring von Mises’  —  The tea party favorite on her start in politics, where she learned her economics, and why she disagrees with Reagan on the War Powers Resolution.  —  “If I'm in, I'll be all in,” says Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, artfully dodging my question of whether she's running for president.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Federal budget deficit on track to eclipse $1 trillion for third year  —  The federal government ran a $57.6 billion budget deficit in May down from a year earlier behind an increase in tax revenue and a lower cost estimate for the financial bailout, the Treasury Department reported Friday.
Discussion: Hot Air
The Sideshow:
People are talking … From the very beginning, Obama's language has been the polite translation of the insane ravings of the conservatives - rather than a refutation of it.  His job has been to make the insanity behind those right-wing ideas sound sane.  (More on the WaPo story at Americablog.)
Investor's Business Daily:
Democrats' Tax-And-Spend Insanity  —  Leadership: You have to wonder who's advising Democrats these days.  With the economy stuck in a two-year, Obama-dug rut, their only new economic growth idea is to raise taxes and hike federal spending.  —  According to The Hill, Democrats are so frustrated …
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and The Hill
 
 
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Steve Liesman / CNBC:
Major Banks Likely to Get Reprieve on New Capital Rules
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Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
Gates rebukes European allies in farewell speech
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Eunomia
WorldNetDaily:
Does Cain's test for Muslims fail the Constitution?
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Tony Mauro / The BLT:
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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
Mark Landler / The Caucus:
Qaddafi Writes to Congress
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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From Mediagazer:

Chris Thompson / Defector:
Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
A preview of the NetChoice cases to be argued at SCOTUS on February 26, about the constitutionality of Texas and Florida laws regulating social media content

Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

 
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