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3:25 AM ET, June 10, 2012

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Wall Street Journal:
Spain to Request EU Aid for Banks  —  By JONATHAN HOUSE in Madrid and MATINA STEVIS and GABRIELE STEINHAUSER in Brussels  —  Spain said Saturday it would ask Europe for financial aid for its ailing banks, a step that would make it the fourth and largest euro-zone economy to require rescue funds from its euro-zone partners.
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE and msnbc.com
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New York Times:
Spain to Accept Rescue From Europe for Its Ailing Banks
Discussion: Telegraph and Marginal Revolution
Financial Times:
Berlin is ignoring the lessons of the 1930s
CNN:
Biden drenched by children with super-soakers  —  Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's cordial annual media picnic turned into an all-out war between the vice president and children of journalists in attendance.  —  The vice president distributed high-powered water guns …
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.
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
“They aren't fighting the special interests. They're fighting us.”
Discussion: The Impolitic and Associated Press
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 …
Lee Smith / Weekly Standard:
Leaker-in-Chief  —  The Justice Department has launched an investigation into the White House's handling of classified information.  The spur seems to have been the June 1 New York Times article by David Sanger, sourced to current and former U.S. officials, revealing sensitive details …
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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Holder appoints two prosecutors to probe national security leaks
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Media, drones and rank propaganda
Washington Post:
Attorney General Eric Holder names attorneys to investigate leaks
Michelle Malkin:
Bloggers under fire: Arizona conservative lawyer/activist targeted by left-wing Arizona State Bar  —  I've turned the lights back on here at MichelleMalkin.com after “going dark” to help raise awareness about attacks on blogger free speech.  Every phone call, e-mail, tweet …
Christina D. Romer / New York Times:
Economic View: It's the Fed's Time to Step Up - Economic View  —  THE next meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers, on June 19 and 20, will probably be contentious.  The latest employment report, showing anemic job growth for a third consecutive month and an uptick in unemployment …
BuzzFeed:
Joe Biden Had An Epic Waterfight With Kids Today  —  The Vice President invites the press and their families to his home at the Naval Observatory every year.  My son's excuse for dousing David Brooks: “Biden told me to!”  —  Buzzfeed Politics  —  an hour ago  —  35 responses
Fars News Agency:
Senior Cleric Terms Islam Source of Power, Glory for Iran  —  TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani stressed that enemies are deeply fearful of the Islamic identity of Iran, and described Islam as a source of power and glory for the country.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama looking to unwind with weekend golf game  —  President Obama is looking to relax after a difficult week by hitting the links.  —  The president headed to Fort Belvior in Northern Virginia on Saturday for an afternoon round of golf.  His foursome includes White House staffers Mike Brush, Marvin Nicholson, and Joe Paulson.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Ed Driscoll
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.
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: Althouse, CNN and Weasel Zippers
 
 
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Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
Just when you thought the day couldn't get any worse for Obama …
Discussion: Hot Air
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
A Career Resurrected After McCain and Palin
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Man charged with three felonies for crashing SUV into lobby of D.C. office building
Discussion: Politico
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Rush Limbaugh: Obama ‘Profiling Muslim Males’
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Guardian:
Egyptian women protesters sexually assaulted
Discussion: Truthdig and Informed Comment
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Causeway attacker had no human flesh in stomach
Discussion: Mediaite and Riehl World View
Philly.com:
Price tag for Shell deal gets bigger with cleanup
Reuters:
Russia says it is not opposed to Assad's departure from power in Syria
Discussion: The Hill and americanthinker.com