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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 …
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Fear & Loathing In Minneapolis: Progressives Vent Frustration With Obama At Netroots Nation  —  ABC News' Matthew Jaffe reports:  —  The frustrations and the fears that progressives feel about President Obama were on full display Thursday as thousands of them flocked to Minneapolis for the sixth annual Netroots Nation conference.
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Russ Feingold: ‘The Democratic Party Is In Danger Of Losing Its Identity’
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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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)
John Stanton / Roll Call:
Weiner's Pension, Benefits Could Top $1 Million  —  While Rep. Anthony Weiner may no longer have the benefit of Congress' generous health care plan once he resigns, he will still be able to collect his pension and other benefits that could total more than $1 million during his lifetime.
Anthony Weiner / ibnlive.in.com:
Amid scandal, US Republican Weiner to step down
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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Shawn Millerick / New Hampshire Journal:
Poll: Bachmann breaks through, Huntsman hurting, Romney rolling  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney enjoys a comfortable lead in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation race for the Republican presidential nomination while Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann shows signs of breaking through …
Jeff Winkler / The Daily Caller:
Huntsman team releases another vague video
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 …
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.
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 …
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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ABCNEWS:
Man With Suspicious Device Detained at Pentagon  —  A man carrying a suspicious package was detained in Arlington National Cemetery this morning after police searched his backpack and found the materials as well as pro-al Qaeda literature, officials told ABC News.
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Holder: lawmakers endangering war on terror  —  Efforts in Congress to force terrorism suspects into military commissions are undermining the war on terror, Attorney General Eric Holder charged in a speech to a liberal lawyers' group in Washington Thursday night.
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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
BBC:
Saudi Arabia women drive cars in protest at ban  —  Women have risked arrest by being filmed driving and posting footage online  —  Women in Saudi Arabia have been openly driving cars in defiance of an official ban on female drivers in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
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Associated Press:
‘Saudi women, start your engines:’ Campaign against driving ban hits the road
Discussion: msnbc.com and FrumForum
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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Jimmy Carter / New York Times:
Call Off the Global Drug War  —  IN an extraordinary new initiative announced earlier this month, the Global Commission on Drug Policy has made some courageous and profoundly important recommendations in a report on how to bring more effective control over the illicit drug trade.
Luciana Lopez / Yahoo! News Canada:
IMF cuts U.S. growth forecast, warns of crisis  —  SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for U.S. economic growth on Friday and warned Washington and debt-ridden European countries that they are “playing with fire” unless they take immediate steps to reduce their budget deficits.
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: Dean's World
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 …
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Cash for Michelle's Mash-notes  —  First Lady Michelle Obama is back on the fund-raising circuit and she's painting a very flattering picture of her hubby.  —  “See, what you all need to know about the President you helped to elect is that when it comes to the people he meets …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Bill O'Reilly: 'I Don't Think Vitter Should Be There.  Absolutely Not'  —  Yesterday, Anthony Weiner resigned a few days after admitting he sent lewd messages to women he made over the internet.  Weiner's announcement came after pressure from Leader Nancy Pelosi, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and President Obama.
Discussion: Raw Replay and Mediaite
John Boehner / National Review:
‘Recovery Summer,’ One Year Later  —  One year ago today, the Obama administration launched its “Recovery Summer” publicity tour to bolster flagging support for the “stimulus.”  Vice President Biden said, “The fact is, the recovery act is working.”  But the fact is, it didn't.
 
 
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