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8:10 PM ET, June 11, 2011

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New York Times:
Weiner to Enter Treatment Center and Seek Leave From House  —  Representative Anthony D. Weiner planned to check himself into a treatment center on Saturday after House Democratic leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, called on him to resign and suggested he needed psychiatric counseling.
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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 …
The Politico:
Defiant Anthony Weiner won't resign, seeks ‘treatment’  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner rejected Democratic leaders' private and public calls for his resignation Saturday, choosing instead to take a leave of absence from the House to seek professional treatment in the midst of an online sex scandal …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Dem leaders call for Weiner to resign as he enters treatment
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Democratic leaders call on Anthony Weiner to resign; Weiner seek “treatment”
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Kevinliptak / CNN:
DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz calls on Weiner to resign
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and RedState
Associated Press:
Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House
Discussion: Pajamas Media and The Note
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Weiner Confirms He Sent Private Messages to Girl, 17
Todd Gregory / Media Matters for America:
Fox's Eric Bolling: Obama Is Hosting “Hoodlums” In “The Hizzouse”  —  During the opening of Fox Business' Follow the Money on Friday, Eric Bolling teased a segment about the White House hosting the president of Gabon by saying, “Guess who's coming to dinner?  A dictator.
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
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New York Times:
Palin E-Mails Show Her Combative and Engaged  —  JUNEAU, Alaska — In the three years since Sarah Palin stormed the national political stage, her brief tenure as governor of Alaska has often been reduced to caricature.  Critics cast her as petty, preoccupied and disengaged.
Discussion: The Caucus
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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.
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
New York Times:
I.M.F. Reports Cyberattack Led to ‘Very Major Breach’  —  WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund, still struggling to find a new leader after the arrest of its managing director last month in New York, was hit recently by what computer experts describe as a large and sophisticated cyberattack whose dimensions are still unknown.
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: The Nation and Althouse
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Emily / We Are Wisconsin:
Statement of We Are Wisconsin communications director Kelly Steele on primary elections …
Peter Wehner / Commentary Magazine:
A Lost Generation in the Making?  —  Ron Brownstein has a fascinating column in National Journal, in which writes, “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: Power Line
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Ronald Brownstein / NationalJournal.com:
Upside Down  —  Why millennials can't start their careers …
Discussion: Truthdig and FrumForum
 
 
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Kevinliptak / CNN:
Ohio governor joins Obama-Boehner ‘golf summit’
Griff Witte / Washington Post:
New challenge for U.S.-Pakistan ties
Discussion: ThinkProgress and FrumForum
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
 Earlier Items: 
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 …
Political Punch:
Senior Gingrich Campaign Staffers Demanded Gingrich End Films and Books: 'We Didn't Sign Up to Be Hucksters'
Discussion: americanthinker.com, TPMDC and Salon