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8:50 AM ET, June 11, 2012

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Shelby Grad / L.A. NOW:
Commerce Secretary John Bryson accused in hit-and-run crashes  —  Authorities are investigating a series of traffic collisions in the San Gabriel Valley involving U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, authorities said Saturday.  —  Bryson was found unconscious in his vehicle and has been hospitalized, officials said.
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Maria P. White / CNN:
Police: U.S. Commerce secretary cited in California hit-and-run accident  —  (CNN) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson was cited with felony hit-and-run after causing with two car accidents within minutes of one another in Southern California, a police spokesman told CNN early Monday.
CBS News:
John Bryson, U.S. Commerce Secretary, cited in Calif. hit-and-run  —  Updated at 7:28 a.m. Eastern.  —  (CBS News) U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson has been cited in a felony hit-and-run case after allegedly crashing a Lexus into two vehicles in California on June 9, Los Angeles County police have confirmed.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Report: Commerce chief investigated for hit-and-run accidents  —  Commerce Secretary John Bryson is being investigated by law enforcement officials for allegedly causing two traffic accidents over the weekend, one of which left him injured.  —  A police spokesman from the San Gabriel Police Department …
msnbc.com:
Commerce Secretary John Bryson investigated over weekend car crashes
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Majority of Union Members Favor Obama; a Third Back Romney  —  Government union workers similar to non-government union workers in their vote  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A majority of union members say they would vote for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential race, although their support is by no means monolithic.
Discussion: Politico, GOP 12 and CNN
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Fox News:
After Walker victory, Indiana governor suggests public unions should go  —  On the heels of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's history-making recall victory, the governor of nearby Indiana with his own record of curtailing union benefits suggested public-sector unions are past their prime and should be abolished.
Discussion: Pirate's Cove and The Conservatory
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Obama's political gaffe will be fodder in general election
Discussion: Datechguy's Blog and Althouse
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Gov. Walker splits with Romney, says firemen, teachers aren't ‘big government’
Discussion: CNN and Ballot Box
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Dylan Ratigan Leaving MSNBC  —  Dylan Ratigan, the opinionated and sometimes hotheaded television host, is leaving MSNBC, the cable channel where he has worked for the last three years.  —  Mr. Ratigan, whose news analysis show is now broadcast at 4 p.m. Eastern time, said in a telephone interview …
New York Post:
A perjury rap, too?  —  Did Jon Corzine perjure himself after all?  —  Corzine's “Sgt. Schultz” defense at recent congressional hearings on the demise of MF Global and the looting of $1.6 billion from customer accounts seemed a brilliant way to avoid the embarrassment of taking the Fifth while also dodging any perjury trap.
P.J. Gladnick / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Adbusters Admits OWS Flopped; Now Promoting ‘Flash Encampments’  —  The Occupy Wall Street movement was first proposed by the leftwing Canadian magazine, Adbusters.  However, now even they are forced to admit the obvious about the failure of their creation which you can read in their sad OWS obituary:
John Fund / National Review:
Netroots Nation under a Cloud  —  The Base to Obama: You should be worried.  —  Providence, R.I. — If elections are won partly on the enthusiasm of a candidate's base, Barack Obama is in trouble.  Netroots Nation, the annual left-wing conference for bloggers and activists, held its seventh annual rally here this weekend.
Discussion: Shot in the Dark
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Meghashyam Mali / Ballot Box:
Obama tells activists ‘change is hard,’ in video message to Netroots Nation
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Hot Air
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
Can Germany come to the euro zone's rescue?  —  Can Germany save Europe?  —  It's tempting to think so.  Costs are mounting; over the weekend, European leaders offered Spain up to $125 billion to prop up its shaky banks.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been cast as Europe's Scrooge …
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Jackie Calmes / The Caucus:
Romney Adviser Takes U.S. Political Debate Overseas
Discussion: PERRspectives and Politico
The Sun:
PM left daughter aged 8 down pub  —  Camerons' nightmare  —  HORRIFIED David Cameron got home from a Sunday lunch with family and friends — and discovered he had left his eight-year-old daughter in the pub.  —  He dashed back and found little Nancy with staff at the Plough Inn in Cadsden, Bucks.
City Journal:
American Caste  —  When Charles Murray's best-selling Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 appeared a few months ago, the book's fictional working-class neighborhood, Fishtown, became one more battleground in America's 50-year-old culture war.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Another Bank Bailout  —  Oh, wow — another bank bailout, this time in Spain.  Who could have predicted that?  —  The answer, of course, is everybody.  In fact, the whole story is starting to feel like a comedy routine: yet again the economy slides, unemployment soars, banks get into trouble …
Dana Loesch / thedanashow.wordpress.com:
A Date With The TSA *UPDATED: TSA's Own Rules  —  While leaving the Providence, Rhode Island gathering for the Franklin Center where the first annual Breitbart Awards were held, we were detained by the TSA and my husband was subjected to intrusive screenings based on the claim that he was covered in “nitrates.”
Discussion: protein wisdom
 
 
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Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
President Obama bristles when he is the target of activist tactics he once used
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Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
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Michael Kranish / The Boston Globe:
In a world of super PACs, Mitt Romney rules
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
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Seth Stephens-Davidowitz / Campaign Stops:
How Racist Are We? Ask Google
CBS News:
“Face the Nation” transcript, June 10, 2012: Walker, O'Malley, Trumka
Discussion: Althouse
CNN:
McCain: Obama responsible for leaks, Holder has no credibility
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Washington Wire
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Eugenics, Past and Future
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Poppy Chic  —  I FLEW down to Houston last year to have lunch …
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Mitch Daniels: Public-Sector Unions Shouldn't Exist