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11:55 AM ET, June 9, 2012

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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:
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney: We don't need more cops, firefighters or teachers  —  When Republicans attack public workers, they often take care to exempt cops and firefighters, because they are culturally sympathetic figures, and muddle the message that government workers are parasites who are destroying the economic conditions of ordinary Americans.
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 …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
Mike Lupica / NY Daily News:
The silent issue that could doom President Obama in 2012 election  —  Unlike 2008, race works against President this time in a big way  —  Race won't be the only issue President Obama will face in the 2012 election, not in a world of high gas prices and high unemployment.
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Romney Says America Doesn't Need ‘More Firemen, More Policemen, More Teachers’  —  The last three years are the worst on record for public sector job loss, and the 700,000 government jobs that no longer exist remain a large drag on the American economy.  —  Today, New Jersey …
Weasel Zippers:
US Attorney General Eric Holder completely unaware that federal courthouses require visitors to show government-issued photo IDs  —  Galactically stupid and irremediably corrupt.
Discussion: Moe Lane
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Eric Holder unaware that court visitors must show ID  —  Due to a recent work assignment, I had the opportunity to enter a federal courthouse about 200 times in the past six weeks or so.  Each and every time, I was asked for a photo ID, which the court security officer looked at and then allowed me to put away in my wallet.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Holder Directs U.S. Attorneys to Track Down Paths of Leaks  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday assigned two United States attorneys to lead separate criminal investigations into recent disclosures to the news media of national security secrets, saying they were authorized to …
CNN:
Holder assigns prosecutors to investigate alleged leaks
Ezra Klein:
Obama's press conference: The public sector isn't fine  —  President Obama's press conference today was meant to make a simple argument: Given the risks posed by further deterioration in the euro zone, it would be smart for Congress to take out some insurance for the American economy by expanding …
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Scott Walker: Obama's Comments Reflect a Fundamental Misunderstanding of the Economy
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and Hot Air
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Obama's Most Clueless Moment Yet?
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama walks back comment about private economy ‘doing fine’
Discussion: Pirate's Cove and Race 4 2012
BuzzFeed:
Obama's “Fundamentals Of The Economy” Moment
Discussion: Mediaite, Moe Lane and Hot Air
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 …
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.
Anne Sorock / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Elizabeth Warren dodges questions at Netroots Nation - security guards block me  —  I returned to Netroots Nation today.  —  At lunch, I went to listen to Elizabeth Warren's speech and panel discussion.  I wanted to ask her a few questions after her panel, which was entitled “2012 and the War on (and for) Women.”
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Breitbart lives in the heads of Netroots Nation protectors of Elizabeth Warren
Discussion: American Power
Jason Clayworth / Des Moines Register:
Romney heckler and a Biz owner in Council Bluffs: We were disrespected  —  Council Bluffs, Ia.  — A 62-year-old Vietnam veteran who continuously disrupted Mitt Romney's event here today by screaming “liar” over a megaphone says he was disrespected by security and guests who shouted insults …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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BuzzFeed:
Romney Visits Iowa Restaurant, Owners Feel Dissed
Discussion: Des Moines Register and Guardian
The White House:
Remarks by the President  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  I just want to say a few words about the economy, and then I will take some of your questions.  —  Today, we're fighting back from the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression.  After losing jobs for 25 months in a row …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
E-Mails Highlight Extent of Obama's Deal With Industry on Health Care  —  WASHINGTON — After weeks of talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous.  To cut a deal with the White House on overhauling health care, they needed to be sure that President Obama would stop a proposal intended to bring down medicine prices.
Colleen McCain Nelson / Wall Street Journal:
Absence Makes the Vote Grow Bigger for GOP  —  The Play: Getting out the absentee vote  —  The Strategy: As Mr. Walker, Wisconsin's Republican governor, tried to fend off an effort to recall him from office over his law limiting union power, Republicans rolled out a program to encourage less …
Dana Hughes / ABCNEWS:
Iraq Ambassador Nomination Jeopardized by Racy Emails to Journalist  —  As a former national security staffer for President George W. Bush, President Obama's nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Brett McGurk, was supposed to garner bipartisan support for his confirmation.
 
 
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Nic Newman / Reuters Institute:
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