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Casey Anthony / The Daily Beast:
Worse Than O.J.!  —  While the stunning Casey Anthony acquittal defied logic, O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark details how juries often delude themselves—and why this verdict trumps even her case.  —  Sick, shaken, in disbelief.  As I listened to the verdicts in the Casey Anthony case …
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Orlando Sentinel:
Casey Anthony not guilty of murder
Paul Duggan / Washington Post:
Casey Anthony and the court of public opinion
Discussion: Verum Serum
Jennifer Haberkorn / The Politico:
What became of ‘repeal and replace’?  —  When they took control of the House, Republicans could barely stop talking about their plans to “repeal and replace” the health care reform law.  —  Six months later, they hardly talk publicly about those plans at all.  And they're nowhere close to “replacing” the law.
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Ashley Halsey III / Washington Post:
House GOP expected to ax transportation funds
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Weigel and Eschaton
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:   Fast pace in House leads to lawmaker mistakes, confusion on votes
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney raises $18.25 million  —  Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney talks with reporters outside Allentown Metal Works in Allentown, Pa., last week.  (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney raised $18.25 million …
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Newt Gingrich raises $2M, reveals significant debt  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will report raising approximately $2 million in the second fundraising quarter of the year and ending the month of June with $225,000 in the bank, POLITICO has learned.
CNN:
Romney ahead of rivals in fundraising fight
Discussion: Hot Air, The Hill and FrumForum
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Barack Obama's Dangerous Embrace Of Economic Fatalism  —  Even as the Obama administration continues to defend the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act from its critics, the White House appears to have sincerely pivoted away from the idea that a higher level of aggregate demand …
Discussion: The New Republic and TalkLeft
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James Pethokoukis:
Obama really might have made it worse
Wall Street Journal:
Inside the Disappointing Comeback
Katrina vanden Heuvel / Washington Post:
Invoke the 14th — and end the debt standoff  —  On its current course, the United States is four weeks away from defaulting on its debt for the first time in its history.  If that happens, businesses will fail.  Financial institutions will fail.  Home values will decline.  Mortgage rates will skyrocket.
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Michael McAuliff / The Huffington Post:
Jeff Sessions: Saying Millionaires Should Share Pain Is ‘Rather Pathetic’ … WASHINGTON — Having the Senate declare that millionaires should share more of the pain involved in putting America's financial house in order is “rather pathetic,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) declared Tuesday.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Senate postpones Libya authorization bill to focus on debt
Discussion: americanthinker.com and FrumForum
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Writing off Pawlenty  —  It's a big day for early Pawlenty obituaries.  —  Ward and Stein think he's too much of a lone ranger who takes his own advice:  —  “He hasn't had any longtime advisers, those guys who have been with him for six or eight or 10 years,” said the Minnesota GOP official who has years of experience with Pawlenty.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Pawlenty's Homespun Tale
The Huffington Post:
Former Tim Pawlenty Colleagues, Mentors Don't Recognize The Man Running For President
Power Line:
WHY CLIMATE CHANGE HAS BECOME THE “DEAD PARROT SKETCH” OF AMERICAN POLITICS  —  For years now the climate campaign and the politicized science community has been complaining that it has a “communications problem,” which can be solved if only they shout louder, or get the human car alarm former …
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James Delingpole / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
There has been no global warming since 1998  —  The headline of this post really shouldn't be controversial.  It chimes perfectly with what Kevin “null hypothesis” Trenberth wrote in that notorious 2009 Climategate email to Michael Mann: … And it's what Phil Jones admitted in a BBC interview …
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Better Lives for Mexicans Cut Allure of Going North  —  AGUA NEGRA, Mexico — The extraordinary Mexican migration that delivered millions of illegal immigrants to the United States over the past 30 years has sputtered to a trickle, and research points to a surprising cause …
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
Watch a 50-Mile Wide Dust Storm Devour Phoenix  —  Now, we have a new reason to compare the Great Recession to the Great Depression: Steinbeck-style dust storms.  Tuesday evening, a massive cloud of darkness known as a “habub” overtook Phoenix.  The National Weather Service reports that the wall …
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Rob Schumacher / msnbc.com:
50-mile wide, mile-high dust storm engulfs Phoenix
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Michele Bachmann's husband shares her strong conservative values  —  Lake Elmo, Minn. — In an interview last year with a Christian-  —  radio talk show, Marcus Bachmann, a therapist who runs a faith-infused counseling center here, compared homosexuals to “barbarians” who “need to be educated, need to be disciplined.”
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:   Bachmann Endorsed ‘Ex-Gay’ Group In 2004, Said They ‘Will Present The Truth About Homosexuality’
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New York Times:
Pressure Rises on Cameron as Hacking Draws Wide Outcry
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
The 2012 Horse Whisperers  —  Who's giving foreign-policy advice to the crop of GOP front-runners?  —  Michele Bachmann: The Tea Party's new hawk  —  Despite all of Bachmann's Tea Party credentials, she's not looking like an isolationist when it comes to foreign policy.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and GOP 12
Kayla Webley / newsfeed.time.com:
Investigation Finds ‘Widespread’ Cheating in Atlanta Schools  —  At least 178 teachers and principals at nearly four dozen schools in Atlanta have been implicated in what is likely the largest cheating scandal in U.S. history to date.  —  The report found that teachers …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Freakonomics
Los Angeles Times:
U.S. willing to leave 10,000 troops in Iraq past year's end, officials say  —  Keeping U.S. troops in Iraq after the departure deadline would require accord of Iraq's deeply divided government.  The Iraqis have not made a formal request for U.S. troops to stay.
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Weapons prove Iranian role in Iraq, U.S. says
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Is Jiang Zemin Dead?  Real-time Illustration of News Control in China  —  For the past 24+ hours, anyone following various social-media feeds* about China has seen rumors, then official denials, then silence, about the possible demise of former president Jiang Zemin, shown in his prime at right.
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Sen. Graham: Gadhafi, like Hitler, is serious about attacking Europe  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned on Tuesday that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is “serious” about attacking European cities in order to pressure European officials to cease their airstrikes against Libya.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
DNC boss, president at odds on Cuba policy  —  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), tapped by President Obama to head the Democratic National Committee, is a hard-liner on Cuba, which means the chairwoman of the organization intent on reelecting the president disagrees with Obama …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
 
 
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
E.P.A. Chief Stands Firm as Tough Rules Loom
Sam Baker / Healthwatch:
States slow in setting up central piece of Obama healthcare law
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Philip Aldrick / Telegraph:
Fiscal stimulus doesn't work, claims Harvard economics professor Robert Barro
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
RNC launches ad campaign attacking Obama on economy
Discussion: CNN
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Preparing For New iPhone in Third Quarter
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Big Business Leaves Deficit to Politicians
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New York Times:
Brawl Erupts During Impeachment Talks in Afghan Parliament
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Matt Buedel / Journal Star:
Police, firefighters shot with fireworks at Taft Homes ‘riot’
Discussion: Fox Nation
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama plays small ball on policy
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Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Treasury announces $10 billion in TARP profit from banks
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Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
'That's racist' as a punch line
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For Film Graduates, an Altered Job Picture