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2:45 PM ET, June 10, 2012

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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Axelrod: GOP seizing on ‘doing fine’ remark to avoid jobs debate  —  Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on Sunday punched back at Republicans who have seized on the president's remarks that “the private sector is doing fine,” arguing that the GOP was trying to distract from the president's jobs plan.
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John McCain / CNN:
Obama responsible for leaks, Holder has no credibility  —  (CNN) - Sen. John McCain continued his blitz against the Obama administration Sunday, saying the president was responsible for the recent national security leaks-whether he knew about them or not.  —  “It's obvious on its face …
Lee Smith / Weekly Standard:   Leaker-in-Chief  —  The Justice Department has launched …
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Holder appoints two prosecutors to probe national security leaks
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Gov. Walker splits with Romney, says firemen, teachers aren't ‘big government’  —  Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) disagreed Sunday with Mitt Romney's conclusion that the failed recall election in Wisconsin was evidence that American voters want fewer public workers such as teachers and firemen.
Discussion: CNN and ThinkProgress
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Meghashyam Mali / Ballot Box:
Obama's campaign asks supporters to grade its performance  —  President Obama's campaign is calling on supporters to grade its performance amid a difficult early June for his reelection bid against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.  —  “This campaign is ramping up, and the decisions …
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Obama video hits Romney over teacher, firefighter funding
Steve Almond / New York Times:
Liberals Are Ruining America.  I Know Because I Am One.  —  In the spring of 2006, I quit my job as an adjunct professor at Boston College to protest the school's selection of Condoleezza Rice as commencement speaker.  My resignation letter, published online by The Boston Globe, went viral.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Eugenics, Past and Future  —  THE current issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine includes a portrait of Irving Fisher, a Yale economics professor in the 1920s and '30s and a giant of his field.  The author, Richard Conniff, takes note of Fisher's prodigious professional accomplishments …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Poppy Chic  —  I FLEW down to Houston last year to have lunch with George Herbert Walker Bush.  —  “Did you come because you think I'm going to die?” he asked me with a wry smile.  —  Not at all, I replied, adding that I wanted to join him on his planned sky-diving excursion when he turned 90.
Mohamed Ibrahim / Reuters:
Al Qaeda Offshoot Offers Camels for Obama's Head, Hens for Hillary Clinton's  —  The al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia has mocked the new $33 million bounty on its top leaders heads by offering its own bounty for President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - 10 camels for Obama and 20 chickens for Clinton.
David Taintor / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Paul Krugman: If You Don't Know Someone Suffering Financially, You Must Be A Romney  —  PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Saturday morning called the current state of the U.S. economy “incredibly awful.”
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Mitch Daniels: Public-Sector Unions Shouldn't Exist … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Mitch Daniels, Scott Walker, Video, Mitch Daniels 2012, Mitt Daniels Unions, Public Sector Jobs, Collective Bargaining, Government Workers, Indiana, Mitch Daniels Mitt Romney, Mitch Daniels Scott Walker …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Mediaite
Susan Edelman / New York Post:
School pulls patriotic song at graduation, but Justin Bieber's ‘Baby’ is OK  —  A Coney Island principal refused to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at a school ceremony — but Justin Bieber's “Baby” was suitable.  —  A controversial Coney Island principal has pulled the plug on patriotism.
Discussion: Nice Deb and The Daily Caller
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
 
 
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Matt Viser / Boston Globe:
Romney camp aims to win over Hispanics
Discussion: Politico, Associated Press and The Page
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama looking to unwind with weekend golf game
Christina D. Romer / New York Times:
Economic View: It's the Fed's Time to Step Up - Economic View
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Michelle Malkin:
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
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Discussion: Wake up America, Althouse and CNN