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6:30 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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Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Obama video hits Romney over teacher, firefighter funding  —  President Obama's reelection team released a new web video blasting Republican nominee Mitt Romney for saying Friday that the federal government shouldn't move forward with legislation that would give cash-strapped states money for teachers and emergency responders.
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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, The PJ Tatler and Politico
Alexander Burns / Politico:
The sincerest form of negative advertising?  —  Republicans are drawing on an unlikely source of inspiration as they pummel President Obama over his comment that the private sector economy is “fine.”  —  Consider, if you will, the similarity between Obama's 2008 ad targeting John McCain's …
Discussion: CNN and Weasel Zippers
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.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Man charged with three felonies for crashing SUV into lobby of D.C. office building  —  A Maryland man who drove his SUV into an office building just blocks from the White House was charged with three felonies, including arson and destruction of property, stemming from the incident Friday night.
Discussion: Politico
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
President Barack Obama's deputies are holding “hundreds” of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood.  —  The admission of meetings with the Council on American-Islamic Relations came from George Selim …
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:
Sally Quinn / Washington Post:
Sally Quinn announces the end of power in Washington  —  In April, at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, my husband, Ben Bradlee, and I found ourselves sandwiched between the Kardashians and Newt and Callista Gingrich.  Heavily made up and smiling for the cameras …
Discussion: TBogg
 
 
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
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Guardian:
Egyptian women protesters sexually assaulted
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Causeway attacker had no human flesh in stomach
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Reuters:
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