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1:45 AM ET, June 18, 2011

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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog Gay:
Senior White House aide: 1996 Obama gay marriage questionnaire is a fake, even though Obama signed it  —  Those are some fighting words from the Obama administration, and they're almost certainly an outright lie.  —  White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told the Netroots Nation blog conference …
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Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
NETROOTS: Pfeiffer suggests 1996 Obama statement supporting marriage equality a fake
Matt Bai / The Caucus:
Why Huntsman Should Be Taken Seriously  —  As you've probably heard, Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the former Utah governor and the Obama administration's ambassador to China for the last two years, is set to enter the Republican presidential field on Tuesday.  You'll be able to read more about Mr. Huntsman …
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Chuck Lindell / Austin American-Statesman:
Poll: Most Texans approve of Perry, but few support presidential bid — yet  —  Most Texans give Gov. Rick Perry favorable reviews of his job performance, but unless or until he announces a formal campaign for president, voters are not yet prepared to reward him with support for the nation's top political job.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
2 Top Lawyers Lost to Obama in Libya War Policy Debate  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war …
Robert Stacy McCain / AmSpecBlog:
Palin Decision Expected Next Week  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is expected within a week to make a decision on whether to enter the 2012 presidential campaign, according to one Republican source.  —  Vendors of campaign services who hope to work for Team Palin have been told that Palin …
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
‘Was That a Denial, Governor?’  —  “We are not having this phone conversation.”  The phone call woke me up from a well-deserved nap here at the Hilton, site of the Right Online conference.  Before I'd laid down for my nap, I'd posted a brief item at The American Spectator blog:
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
AARP Is Open to Cuts for Social Security Benefits  —  WASHINGTON — AARP, the powerful lobby for older Americans that has been seen as one of the leading opponents of Social Security benefit cuts, said on Friday that it was open to modest reductions in benefits for future recipients.
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David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Social Security Benefit Cuts “Off the Table”
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Key Seniors Association Pivots on Benefit Cut
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
DeMint creates litmus test for 2012 field  —  Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) threatened to withhold his support for Republican presidential candidates unless they sign a pledge requiring fiscal reforms in exchange for raising the debt limit.  —  The conservative senator announced his support of the …
Discussion: CNN
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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Bachmann Accuses Obama of Secret Medicare Plan  —  NEW ORLEANS — Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, the latest candidate to join the Republican presidential campaign, suggested Friday that President Obama secretly wanted Medicare to go bankrupt so retirees would be forced to enroll in the new national health care law.
Discussion: The Impolitic and The New Republic
Bryan Preston / Pajamas Media:
Hey Reuters, Anthony Weiner is a Democrat  —  Try again.  Biased idiots.  —  The word “Republican” is even in the article's URL.  I repeat: Idiots.  —  Update: Once may be a mistake.  But twice?  —  (h/t Jonah Goldberg)
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Liz Goodwin / Yahoo! News:
Woman says she's too ‘educated’ to be kicked off New York train  —  Loud cell-phone talkers strike again!  —  A woman traveling on New York's Metro North train line was recorded by a fellow passenger telling train employees that she is too “well-educated” to be told to quiet down and not use profanity in her cell-phone conversation.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Dean's World
Jason Hancock / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Nixon vetoes Missouri photo ID legislation  —  JEFFERSON CITY  • Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill Friday that could have eventually required voters to provide a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot.  —  In the closing days of the legislative session, lawmakers passed an amendment …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Political Correction RSS:
Rep. Gohmert Suggests Obama's Allegiances Are To “Islamic States”  —  6 hours and 34 minutes ago — Walid Zafar  —  Speaking on the House floor yesterday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) charged that the Obama administration had been 'complicit in helping people who want to destroy our country …
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
Obama admin to end health care waivers  —  WASHINGTON — Removing a potential political distraction ahead of next year's elections, the Obama administration Friday announced an early end to a health care waiver program that has come under fire from congressional Republicans.
Deborah Sontag / New York Times:
A Schizophrenic, a Slain Worker, Troubling Questions  —  BOSTON — Last November, Yvette Chappell found herself increasingly anxious that her 27-year-old son, Deshawn James Chappell, was spiraling downward into deep psychosis.  He was exhibiting intense paranoia and calling late at night to complain about deafening voices in his head.
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
How Miserable?  Index Says the Worst in 28 Years  —  When it comes to measuring the combination of unemployment and inflation, it doesn't get much more miserable than this.  —  In fact, misery, as measured in the unofficial Misery Index that simply totals the unemployment and inflation rates …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Salvador Rizzo / New Jersey Online:
Union leader compares Gov. Christie to Hitler at pension reform protest  —  TRENTON — In an explosive tirade that fired up some demonstrators and embarrassed others, a national union leader went nuclear on Gov. Chris Christie, calling him a Nazi over and over.
Discussion: Gothamist and Blue Jersey
Frazier Moore / Associated Press:
Bristol Palin calls her ex ‘the gnat’ in new book  —  NEW YORK - Bristol Palin writes in her new book of losing her virginity to boyfriend Levi Johnston on a camping trip after getting drunk for the first time on too many wine coolers.  —  She awoke in her tent, alone …
Michael W. Chapman / CNSNews:
Democrat: We Need ‘Analysis of How Christian Militants ... Might Bring Down The Country’  —  (CNSNews.com) - At a congressional hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said that investigators needed to analyze Christian militants in America …
Discussion: Right Wing News
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Andrew Breitbart (Briefly) Crashes Netroots Nation, Commotion Ensues  —  MINNEAPOLIS — There will be no Weiner-style gatecrashing from Andrew Breitbart at the Netroots Nation conference here.  —  That is, unless Breitbart wants to pony up $355 for a ticket.
Associated Press:
‘Saudi women, start your engines:’ Campaign against driving ban hits the road  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Several Saudi women boldly got behind the wheel Friday, including one who managed a 45-minute trip through the nation's capital, seeking to ignite a road rebellion against the male …
Discussion: FrumForum and msnbc.com
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The Hill:
OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Sen. Alexander readies plan to strip energy subsidies  —  State of Play: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) - the chamber's third-ranking Republican - is pushing to wipe out a range of tax subsidies for various energy industries.  —  But the senior Republican is cool …
 
 
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Kathleen Ronayne / OpenSecrets.org:
Some Super PACs Reveal Barest of Details About Funders
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Kristol, Abrams, Kagan letter presses House GOP to back Libya mission
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Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
Ramseyer & Rasmusen: IRS Had No Authority to Waive NOL Rules for GM
Discussion: The Other McCain
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Ron Paul rouses conservatives with talk about raw milk, hemp and gold
Discussion: CNN
Jeff Winkler / The Daily Caller:
Huntsman team releases another vague video
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Cash for Michelle's Mash-notes
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Bill O'Reilly: 'I Don't Think Vitter Should Be There. Absolutely Not'
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