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2:45 PM ET, June 9, 2012

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New York Post:
Clueless appeal to aid gov't workers  —  A startlingly listless President Obama appeared in the White House press room yesterday morning, spoke some dull preliminaries about the European financial crisis — and then slipped and tumbled headfirst into re-election quicksand from which he will find it very difficult to extricate himself.
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Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News:
Jindal: Obama “most liberal, most incompetent” president since Carter  —  (CBS News) ROSEMONT, Ill. - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose star as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney has been rising in recent weeks, delivered a scathing critique of President Obama at the Chicago Conservative …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney: We don't need more cops, firefighters or teachers
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The G.O.P.'s Gay Trajectory  —  OVER the past year, the main story line in the push for marriage equality has been the ardor and success with which leading Democratic politicians have taken up the fight.  The Democratic governors of New York, Maryland and Washington all promoted …
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Holder appoints two prosecutors to probe national security leaks  —  Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday appointed two U.S. Attorneys to head an investigation into a recent series of national security leaks.  —  Holder appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen Jr …
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Weasel Zippers:
US Attorney General Eric Holder completely unaware that federal courthouses require visitors …
Discussion: Moe Lane
Josh Gerstein / Politico:   Eric Holder unaware that court visitors must show ID
Ross Luippold / The Huffington Post:
Don Rickles Tells Obama Racial Joke At AFI's Shirley MacLaine Tribute … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Polls, Barack Obama , Video, Don Rickles, Shirley MacLaine, Afi, Crossing The Line, Don Rickles Obama, Don Rickles Race, Don Rickles Shirley Maclaine, Obama Don Rickles, Racial Jokes, Comedy News
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Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:
Don Rickles Shocks Hollywood Crowd With Racial Obama Joke  —  The 86-year-old comic brought his shtick to the AFI's Shirley MacLaine tribute; likened the president to a janitor.  —  Don Rickles nearly hijacked the American Film Institute's tribute to Shirley MacLaine on Thursday night …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
“They aren't fighting the special interests.  They're fighting us.”  —  Following up on David's post below, I think it's refreshing when Presidential candidates say what they really believe.  This comment by Mitt Romney is truly revealing and I appreciate the fact that he said it:
John Rosenthal / National Review:
Report: Rebels Responsible for Houla Massacre  —  It was, in the words of U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, the “tipping point” in the Syria conflict: a savage massacre of over 90 people, predominantly women and children, for which the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was immediately blamed by virtually the entirety of the Western media.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Nobody likes a loser  —  For the past year, we've been relentlessly reminded that Republicans didn't especially love their front-running presidential candidate.  —  Mitt Romney wasn't conservative enough, they said.  He flip-flopped.  He couldn't connect with everyday Americans.  He was too squeaky-clean.
Philly.com:
Price tag for Shell deal gets bigger with cleanup  —  The $1.65 billion tax deal the Corbett administration is negotiating with Shell Oil Co. to locate an ethane processing plant in western Pennsylvania is shaping up to be the biggest such state investment Pennsylvania history.
Financial Times:
Berlin is ignoring the lessons of the 1930s  —  Is it one minute to midnight in Europe?  —  We fear that the German government's policy of doing “too little too late” risks a repeat of precisely the crisis of the mid-20th century that European integration was designed to avoid.
Liberty Chick / BREITBART.COM:
REPORT: 70 HOUSE MEMBERS TO CALL ON DOJ TO INVESTIGATE SWATTING OF CONSERVATIVE BLOGGERS  —  Earlier today, Breitbart News reported that the recent SWATting attacks on several political writers and commentators have been gaining traction in the mainstream media:
Samuel Brittan / Financial Times:
You don't need to be a lefty to support Krugman  —  The remedy for too little spending is more spending.  Everything else is commentary.  —  This is the moral I draw from Paul Krugman's End This Depression Now!  Although it is not without flaws, I hope without much confidence …
Discussion: Paul Krugman
BuzzFeed:
Romney Visits Iowa Restaurant, Owners Feel Dissed  —  They didn't even get to meet the candidate.  UPDATED: When Romney found out they felt snubbed, he called to apologize.  —  Romney meets with local business leaders and farmers at a restaurant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  —  (AP / Evan Vucci)
Discussion: Des Moines Register and Guardian
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Jason Clayworth / Des Moines Register:   Romney heckler and a Biz owner in Council Bluffs: We were disrespected
 
 
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Rush Limbaugh: Obama ‘Profiling Muslim Males’
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Guardian:
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Causeway attacker had no human flesh in stomach
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Reuters:
Russia says it is not opposed to Assad's departure from power in Syria
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Absence Makes the Vote Grow Bigger for GOP
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