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4:15 PM ET, June 11, 2011

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The Politico:
Defiant Anthony Weiner won't resign, seeks ‘treatment’  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner will not resign and will instead seek treatment even as the top leaders of the Democratic Party abandoned him en masse Saturday after it was revealed that he had communicated online with a 17-year-old Delaware girl.
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.
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 …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
In a coordinated effort, three top Dems call for Weiner to resign  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and two other leaders of the Democratic Party on Saturday called on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign, shattering any semblance of party support for the embattled congressman.
Associated Press:
Weiner seeks treatment, leave of absence from House  —  Top Democrats call for New York lawmaker to step down over Twitter scandal  —  Below:  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Anthony Weiner is asking for a temporary leave of absence from the House of Representatives while he seeks professional treatment in the wake of his Twitter scandal.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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
Kevinliptak / CNN:
DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz calls on Weiner to resign
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
New York Times:
In E-Mails, a Glimpse From Inside Palin's Rise  —  JUNEAU, Alaska — Few could have been more surprised than Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska when Senator John McCain picked her as his running mate in 2008.  —  “Can you believe it!” she wrote in response to a staff member's “Wow governor” …
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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.
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
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 and TPMDC
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.
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