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3:00 PM ET, June 11, 2011

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Kevinliptak / CNN:
Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz, Israel tell Weiner he should resign  —  By: CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash and CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston  —  New York (CNN) - The head of the Democratic National Committee is calling for the resignation of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner …
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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 …
Jonathan Allen / The Politico:
Top Democrats urge Weiner to resign  —  The leaders of the Democratic Party abandoned scandal-plagued Rep. Anthony Weiner en masse Saturday after it was revealed that he had communicated online with a 17-year-old Delaware girl, throwing into serious doubt his vow to remain in office.
Kevinliptak / CNN:
DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz calls on Weiner to resign  —  (CNN) - Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, called on embattled congressman Anthony Weiner to resign Saturday.  —  Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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.
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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.
NY Daily News:
Anthony Weiner takes out his dirty laundry, gets cheers from onlookers amid sext scandal  —  Scandal-scarred Congressman Anthony Weiner took out his dirty laundry Saturday - and was roundly cheered by onlookers as he walked to his local dry cleaners.  —  The embattled lawmaker reiterated …
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention
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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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.
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) …
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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Emily / We Are Wisconsin:
Statement of We Are Wisconsin communications director Kelly Steele on primary elections …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Washington Post and TPMDC
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: Liberal Values and Raw Replay
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 …
Paul Krugman:
Thoughts on Voodoo  —  With Tim Pawlenty — who was supposed to be a sensible Republican — going all-in for high voodoo, I thought it's worth pointing out that at the moment there's a pretty good case that there is a kind of Laffer curve in which more is less and less is more.
Discussion: Economist's View and Eschaton
BBC:
‘US Africa embassy bomber Fazul Abdullah Mohammed dead’  —  Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, suspected of having played a key role in the 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa, has been killed in Somalia, officials say.  —  Mr Mohammed was shot dead by Somali government forces early on Wednesday at a checkpoint in the capital, Mogadishu.
Discussion: FrumForum
Griff Witte / Washington Post:
New challenge for U.S.-Pakistan ties  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Twice in recent weeks, the United States provided Pakistan with the specific locations of insurgent bomb-making factories, only to see the militants learn their cover had been blown and vacate the sites before military action could be taken …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and FrumForum
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WorldNetDaily:
Does Cain's test for Muslims fail the Constitution?
Discussion: Jay Bookman and ThinkProgress
 
 
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BBC:
Somali minister Abdi Shakur Sheikh Hassan killed by niece
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Pawlenty: NLRB's suit against Boeing evokes ‘Soviet Union circa 1970s’
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Federal budget deficit on track to eclipse $1 trillion for third year
Discussion: Hot Air
Investor's Business Daily:
Democrats' Tax-And-Spend Insanity
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and The Hill
Steve Liesman / CNBC:
Major Banks Likely to Get Reprieve on New Capital Rules
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
The Sideshow:
People are talking … From the very beginning, Obama's language …
Ronald Brownstein / NationalJournal.com:
Upside Down  —  Why millennials can't start their careers …
Discussion: FrumForum
 Earlier Items: 
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
With Abstentions, Iowa Questions Political Role
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
Gates rebukes European allies in farewell speech
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Eunomia
newsroom.lds.org:
Immigration: Church Issues New Statement
Discussion: 24Ahead and Ben Smith's Blog
Tom Fitton / Big Government:
Racial Quota Scandal at Obama Justice Department
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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: Gawker and Salon