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11:15 AM ET, July 4, 2011


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Adam Peck / THiNK Magazine:
UPDATED: Think Talks with the Group That Hacked A Fox News Twitter Account  —  UPDATE: Perhaps deciding on a different strategy, The Script Kiddies have scrubbed all past mentions of their hack of the Fox News Politics Twitter account and replaced them with alarming and, most importantly, fake accounts of President Obama's death.
Discussion: Guardian
Fox News:
Foxnewspolitics Twitter Feed Hacked  —'s Twitter feed for political news, FoxNewspolitics, was hacked early Monday morning.  —  Hackers sent out several malicious and false tweets claiming that President Obama had been assassinated.  Those reports are incorrect, of course …
Discussion: TPMDC and Mediaite
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Hackers claim Fox News' Twitter account, report fake Obama shooting  —  Fox has found it has been made the target of a hacking campaign once again after attackers managed to compromise the Fox News Politics Twitter account and used it to spread misinformation that the president had been shot and killed.
The Huffington Post:
Fox News Politics Twitter Account Hacked, Disturbing Tweets Appear … Fox News , Twitter , Fox News Twitter , Fox News Hacked , Fox News Politics , Fox News Politics Twitter , Fox News Politics Twitter Hacked , Fox News Twitter Hacked , Fox Twitter Hacked , Media News
Fox News hacker tweets Obama dead  —  Hackers have taken over a Twitter account belonging to US broadcaster Fox News and declared President Obama dead.  —  The @foxnewspolitics feed stated: “BREAKING NEWS: @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much.”
Discussion: Politics
New York Post:
Dominique Strauss-Kahn ‘refused to pay’ hooker maid for sex  —  She had dollar signs in her eyes.  —  Before she ever walked into Dominique Strauss-Kahn's dazzling suite at the Sofitel, his accuser was well aware of his VIP status — and planning to get her hands in his deep pockets, sources told The Post.
New York Post:   Maid ‘laid’ low as DA paid for digs
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
When a Predator Collides With a Fabricator
Discussion: Gothamist
John M. Broder / New York Times:
2 Republicans Open Door to Increases in Revenue  —  WASHINGTON — Two senior Republicans said Sunday that they might be open to raising new government revenue as part of a deal to resolve the dispute over the federal debt ceiling, but they warned that there was little time to enact a comprehensive deal.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
What Bill Clinton thinks of GOP 2012ers
Discussion: The Hill and The Atlantic Online
Aleister / American Glob:
Wisconsin Democrat Party Spokesman Calls For Violence Against Republicans, Used To Write For The Washington Post And The Onion  —  And now... a special message about the importance of civility in politics, brought to you by the same people who continually claim the Tea Party is a bunch of violent extremists.
Discussion: Doug Ross and Moe Lane
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Rand Paul Plans Senate Filibuster Over Debt Ceiling … WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is planning a Senate filibuster next week in an attempt to force debt ceiling negotiations into the open.  —  “We've had not one minute of debate about the debt ceiling in any committee,” …
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
‘I want to punch him in his head’
Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Pakistani Military Still Cultivates Militant Groups, a Former Fighter Says  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Pakistani military continues to nurture a broad range of militant groups as part of a three-decade strategy of using proxies against its neighbors and American forces in Afghanistan …
New York Post:
That's the ticket!  —  A Prominent Republican is joining a prominent Democrat in predicting that Gov. Cuomo will become President Obama's running mate for vice president next year.  —  Former New York GOP boss William Powers, credited with playing a key role in electing Rudy Giuliani mayor …
Rich Schapiro / NY Daily News:
Chaos on Christopher: Iconic Village stretch overrun by drug dealers, prostitutes, violent youths  —  Just past midnight in the heart of the West Village, a burly man in a black T-shirt approached a guy with his hands in his pockets.  —  “I got you.  What do you need?” the beefy man asked …
Discussion: Don Surber, Pajamas Media and Gothamist
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Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Discussion: The Huffington Post and FrumForum
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Discussion: Instapundit and Point of Order
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