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10:15 PM ET, June 17, 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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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
White House tells frustrated liberals at ‘Netroots Nation’ it needs their help  —  President Obama's communications czar sought to soothe frustrated liberals Friday, telling them Obama needs their support to win reelection.  —  White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer faced …
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
NETROOTS: Pfeiffer suggests 1996 Obama statement supporting marriage equality a fake
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Russ Feingold: ‘The Democratic Party Is In Danger Of Losing Its Identity’
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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Jeff Winkler / The Daily Caller:
Huntsman team releases another vague video
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Key Seniors Association Pivots on Benefit Cut  —  WASHINGTON—AARP, the powerful lobbying group for older Americans, is dropping its longstanding opposition to cutting Social Security benefits, a move that could rock Washington's debate over how to revamp the nation's entitlement programs.
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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.
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Social Security Benefit Cuts “Off the Table”
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:
MIke Lillis / The Hill:
Weiner eligible for sizable pension  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) remains eligible for a sizable federal pension despite his resignation from Congress, according to a tax watchdog group.  —  Weiner could receive almost $1.3 million in taxpayer funds over his lifetime …
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Fox News:
Suspect in Custody for ‘Suspicious’ Backpack Is Marine Corps Reservist  —  DEVELOPING: The man in custody for carrying a backpack with “suspicious items and products” inside Arlington National Cemetery overnight is a U.S. Marine Corps reservist, military and law enforcement sources tell Fox News.
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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 New Republic and The Impolitic
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
New York Times:
Libya and the War Powers Act  —  It would be hugely costly — for this country's credibility, for the future of NATO and for the people of Libya — if Congress were to force President Obama to abandon military operations over Libya.  However, Mr. Obama cannot evade his responsibility …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Kristol, Abrams, Kagan letter presses House GOP to back Libya mission
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Daley can't defend Obama's ‘indefensible’ economic policies  —  White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley took heat from business executives Thursday for the Obama administration's regulatory expansions.  Daley also said he didn't have any good answers for some of what President Obama is doing …
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David Brooks / New York Times:
Who Is James Johnson?  —  Most political scandals involve people who are not really enmeshed in the Washington establishment — people like Representative Anthony Weiner or Representative William Jefferson.  Most scandals involve spectacularly bad behavior — like posting pictures …
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
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
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Salon and Booman Tribune
 
 
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Kathleen Ronayne / OpenSecrets.org:
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Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Ron Paul rouses conservatives with talk about raw milk, hemp and gold
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Bill O'Reilly: 'I Don't Think Vitter Should Be There. Absolutely Not'
Discussion: Raw Replay and Mediaite
John Stanton / Roll Call:
Weiner's Pension, Benefits Could Top $1 Million
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The union-owned Democrats