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6:20 PM ET, July 6, 2011

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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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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dem leader says he'll help GOP on debt-ceiling vote, but at a price  —  House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday said he's willing to help Republicans secure the votes they need to pass an increase in the debt ceiling, but not without conditions.
The Hill:
Republican spending measure would block EPA climate rules
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
McConnell: ‘We look a lot like Greece already’
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Cantor: GOP willing to talk tax loopholes in debt negotiations
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Bachmann surging, signs of weakness for Romney  —  When PPP polled New Hampshire in April Michele Bachmann was stuck at 4%.  She's gained 14 points over the last three months and now finds herself within single digits of Mitt Romney.  Romney continues to lead the way in the state with 25% …
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Romney holds London fundraiser, meets British officials
The Huffington Post:
Former Tim Pawlenty Colleagues, Mentors Don't Recognize The Man Running For President
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney raises $18.25 million
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Writing off Pawlenty
Discussion: Salon
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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Paul Krugman:
The Obama-Keynes Mystery
Discussion: The Confluence and Hullabaloo
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN Cancels ‘In the Arena’ With Eliot Spitzer  —  1:30 p.m. |  Updated CNN on Wednesday cancelled Eliot Spitzer's 8 p.m. political talk show, “In The Arena,” and said it would shift Anderson Cooper's 10 p.m. nightly newscast into the time slot.  —  The cable news channel also said that Erin Burnett …
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Keach Hagey / The Politico:
CNN cancels Eliot Spitzer's show  —  CNN has taken Eliot Spitzer's “In the Arena” off the air, replacing it with “Anderson Cooper 360” at 8 p.m. in a shakeup that includes the launch of a new show with former CNBC star Erin Burnett.  —  The move strips the last remnants of the ill-fated …
Discussion: FrumForum
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.
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Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Sen. Sessions: Asking Millionaires To Pay More Is ‘Rather Pathetic’
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
Ninth Circuit Halts DADT Enforcement, Pentagon “Taking Immediate Steps” To Comply  —  In an order issued by a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips's judgment halting the worldwide enforcement of “Don't Ask …
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Ninth Circuit Reinstates Court Order Striking Down Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
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 …
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 …
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 …
Elaine Quijano / CBS News:
Policy shift in presidential condolence letters  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  NEW YORK - Most families who lose a loved one in the war zones receive a letter of condolence from the President of the United States.  But there are a few who do not receive this honor.
Discussion: The Politico, Fox News and Shakesville
Rob Bluey / The Daily Caller:
White House uses Twitter to bully critics  —  President Obama's director of progressive media is obsessed with one particular conservative provocateur.  Jesse Lee's duties at the White House include “online response” — and there has been no shortage of responses to one person who routinely communicates with him on Twitter.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Our surreal debate over taxing the rich  —  So it's come to this.  Republican opposition to any kind of revenue increase as part of the deficit deal has grown so implacable that Dems will now hold a Senate vote tomorrow on the basic idea that millionaires and billionaires should help contribute to fixing our deficit.
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.”
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.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
CHART OF THE DAY: The Stealth Social Security Cut In Debt Talks  —  For months, the high-stakes stand-off over raising the debt ceiling and cutting the deficit has proceeded from two basic premises — that Republicans would take their toys and go home the minute Democrats proposed significant …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Heather Vogell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Investigation into APS cheating finds unethical behavior across every level  —  Across Atlanta Public Schools, staff worked feverishly in secret to transform testing failures into successes.  —  Teachers and principals erased and corrected mistakes on students' answer sheets.
JSOnline:
Flynn calls looting, beatings in Riverwest barbaric  —  Shaina Perry remembers the punch to her face, blood streaming from a cut over her eye, her backpack with her asthma inhaler, debit card and cellphone stolen, and then the laughter.  —  “They just said 'Oh, white girl bleeds a lot …
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
ACORN continues to receive taxpayer cash, group says  —  In spite of a law aimed at de-funding the controversial organization, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is still receiving taxpayer money through an offshoot group.  —  Legal watchdog group Judicial Watch discovered …
Nick Schulz / Economics 2.0:
How Effective Was The 2009 Stimulus Program?  —  So the stimulus — the so-called American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or ARRA — is starting to wind down.  What are the results?  —  Depends on whom you ask, of course.  Conservatives will say unemployment is near double-digits and growth is slow, so clearly it didn't work.
Discussion: Hit & Run, RedState and Pajamas Media
New York Times:
Antitax Extremism in Minnesota  —  How far will Republican lawmakers go to protect millionaires?  Those who think a default on the federal government's credit seems implausible should take a sobering look at the “closed” signs dotting Minnesota.  The Republican Party there readily shut …
Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
Michele Bachmann's Foster Care Contradiction  —  Michele Bachmann's extended family of 23 former foster children have become the unexpected stars of the Republican primary even though few details are known about them individually.  The Minnesota Congresswoman brings them up frequently in debates …
Discussion: Big Journalism and Salon
Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
Bill Clinton likens GOP effort to Jim Crow laws  —  Former President Bill Clinton Wednesday compared GOP efforts to limit same-day voter registration and block some convicted felons from voting to Jim Crow laws and poll taxes.  —  In a speech to liberal youth activists Wednesday …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and FrumForum
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Romney Calls Dodd-Frank An Overreach, Then Admits He's Not Sure What's In It  —  ThinkProgress filed this report from a campaign event in Hampton, New Hampshire  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) continued leveling attacks on the Dodd-Frank financial reform law during two campaign stops in New Hampshire yesterday.
 
 
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John Stossel / Real Clear Politics:
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Obama Takes Questions From His Tweeps
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Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
Coming Tomorrow: The Video Documentary That Got a Reason.tv Journalist Arrested!
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
CA legislature passes gay-history mandate as the ship sinks
Chuck KlostermanPOSTED / Grantland:
Q&A: Bill James on Crime
Discussion: Hit & Run
Daniel / USTOGAZA:
July 6th Update from the U.S. Boat to Gaza
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Matthew Kredell / Pokernews:
Presidential Candidate Openly Campaigning for Poker Player Vote
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 Earlier Items: 
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
As Plastic Reigns, the Treasury Slows Its Printing Presses
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and FrumForum
Dick Morris / The Hill:
Obama losing Jewish voters
Discussion: YID With LID and Israel Matzav
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Sen. Graham: Gadhafi, like Hitler, is serious about attacking Europe
Discussion: Eunomia
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Is Jiang Zemin Dead? Real-time Illustration of News Control in China
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Preparing For New iPhone in Third Quarter