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10:40 AM ET, June 12, 2011

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New York Times:
Weiner Agrees to Get Treatment as Calls for Resignation Intensify  —  Defying forceful demands for his resignation, Representative Anthony D. Weiner of New York said on Saturday that he was entering a psychological treatment center and seeking a leave of absence from the House to deal …
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Fox News:
Weiner Opts for Treatment as New Self Portraits Emerge  —  Dismissing calls by Democratic leaders for him to resign over a sexting scandal, Rep. Anthony Weiner says he's taking a leave of absence and checking himself in for treatment instead.  —  But as House lawmakers return to Washington …
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:
Abandoned, defiant Anthony Weiner seeks ‘treatment,’ House leave  —  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 amid an online sex scandal …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Democratic leaders call on Anthony Weiner to resign; Weiner seek “treatment”
NY Daily News:
Weinergate: Cops probe Rep. Anthony Weiner's Tweets to minor, pol's team says it was G-rated
Discussion: Gothamist
New York Times:
Palin's E-Mails Undercut Simplistic Views of Her, Both Positive and Negative  —  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.
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Molly Ball / The Politico:
Long-lost Sarah Palin surfaces in emails  —  ‘Can you flippinbelieveit?!’  Palin said to the news of her addition to the 2008 ticket.  AP and Reuters photos  —  Once, there was a different Sarah Palin.  —  She was hands-on and averse to partisan politics.
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:
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed: Death is ‘blow’ for al-Qaeda  —  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the death of top African al-Qaeda militant Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is a “significant blow” to the group.  —  He and another militant were killed earlier this week in a shootout with police …
Discussion: Jihad Watch, Reuters and TalkLeft
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Mitt Romney leads the Drudge primary  —  The Drudge primary has begun, and Mitt Romney is winning.  —  The former governor of Massachusetts may be the punching bag of the conservative media, ridiculed on blogs and talk radio as a plasticine, untrustworthy flip-flopper and the grandfather of the hated Obamacare.
New York Times:
U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors  —  The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks.
Associated Press:
Gabrielle Giffords photographs released  —  PHOENIX — Two photos of a smiling Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were released early Sunday by her office, her hair shorn short but few other telling signs of her gunshot wound to the head.  —  The Facebook photos, the first clear snapshots of Giffords since …
Guardian:
Syrian troops accused of firing on locals trying to flee Jisr al-Shughour  —  Survivors claim government forces shot escaping residents, ambulance men and soldiers who laid down their arms  —  Hikmat was one of the few remaining residents in Jisr al-Shughour when the Syrian army rolled in, firing wildly and at will.
Discussion: Harry's Place and AMERICAblog News
 
 
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