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2:40 PM 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.
Associated Press:
Commerce Dept. says Sec. Bryson suffered seizure
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Karl Rove's Super PAC Jumps To Conclusions, Launches Attack On Commerce Secretary Who Suffered From Seizure
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Livewire, Mediaite and Mother Jones
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Conservative Super PAC (Briefly) Suggests Alcohol Involved In Commerce Secretary Incident
Discussion: Politico and CNN
BuzzFeed:
Jeb Bush: No Place For Father, Reagan In Today's GOP  —  The “dysfunction” is “disturbing,” says the former Florida governor.  A pox on both parties.  —  Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Capitol Hill earlier this week.  —  (Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
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Mark Silva / Bloomberg:
Jeb Bush Sees Romney Needing ‘Broader’ Immigration Ideas
Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News:
House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder  —  (CBS News) CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.  It's the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Issa: 31 Democrats Will Vote To Condemn Holder  —  Republican compares Fast and Furious scandal to Iran Contra, Watergate.  Republicans seek a contempt vote.  —  (AP / Carolyn Kaster)  —  House Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa told BuzzFeed today …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Kerry Picket / Washington Times:
FLA Congresswoman leads 85 member effort demanding Swat-ting investigation from DOJ  —  Congresswoman Sandy Adams, Florida Republican, is sending a letter, currently signed by 85 House Republicans, to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to assign Justice Department officials to investigate the recent threat of “SWAT-tings.”
Evan Perez / Washington Wire:
House GOP Plans First Vote on Holding Eric Holder in Contempt
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
THE SECOND TERM  —  What would Obama do if reëlected?  —  President Obama awaiting G8 leaders at Camp David last month.  He has an ambitious agenda, which, at least in broad ways, his campaign is beginning to highlight.  Photograph by Luke Sharrett.
Robin Roberts / Yahoo! Good Morning America:
I'm Going to Beat This  —  As many of you know, 5 years ago I beat breast cancer.  I've always been a fighter, and with all of your prayers and support, a winner.  —  Sometimes the treatment for cancer can cause other serious medical problems.  Today, I want to let you know that I've …
Mj Leeand Tim Mak / Politico:
Paul Krugman: President Obama ‘screwed up the line’  —  Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman on Monday slammed President Barack Obama's remark that the private sector is “doing fine,” calling it “unfortunate” and adding that the president “screwed up the line.”  —  “That was an unfortunate line.
Discussion: Business Insider
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Andrew Malcolm / Associated Press:   Obama's new economic adviser, Wile E. Coyote
Brad Plumer / Ezra Klein:
Spain's bailout bought just 4 hours and 40 minutes of calm  —  In the past, every time European leaders have huddled together and announced a plan to douse the latest fire in Europe, the financial markets have usually been placated for a brief while — say, a few weeks or months.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Another Bank Bailout
Washington Examiner:
Parties await Supreme Court ruling on health care  —  Paul Clement, the attorney representing the 26 states challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, talks to the news media outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the third day of oral arguments over the constitutionality of the act March 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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Amanda Peterson Beadle / ThinkProgress:   Nation's Largest Health Insurer Will Preserve Key Obamacare Provisions, Regardless Of Supreme Court Ruling
N.C. Aizenman / Washington Post:
Largest health insurer to keep key parts of law regardless of court ruling
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Democrats' Odd Obsession With Tricking Republicans Into Voting for Tax Hikes  —  Official photo.  —  The mainstream position of the Democratic Party is that over the medium term taxes should be higher than they are now but lower than full expiration of the Bush tax cuts would make them.
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David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Senate Democrats Wrestle with Lame Duck Session Options
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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.
BuzzFeed:
29 Photos Of Baby Barack Obama  —  Love him or hate him now, pudgy little Barry was a pretty cute kid.  —  Andrew Kaczynski  —  a few minutes ago  —  27 responses
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.
Dan Mitchell / International Liberty:
You've Met Julia the Moocher, Now Meet Emily  —  The Obama campaign's “Life of Julia” ad is a disturbing sign.  It suggests that political strategists, pollsters, and campaign advisers must think that the people living off government are getting to the point where they can out-vote the people paying for government.
John Ellis / Real Clear Politics:
The Tipping Point  —  In 2008, 43 percent of white voters cast their presidential ballots for Sen. Barack Obama.  That was more than he needed to win.  Today, according to the most recent FOX News poll, 35 percent of white voters say that they support President Obama's re-election.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Government is the solution  —  Why don't Democrats just say it?  They really believe in active government and think it does good and valuable things.  One of those valuable things is that government creates jobs — yes, really — and also the conditions under which more jobs can be created.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Dems likely to hold Giffords seat  —  Democrats are headed for a victory in tomorrow's special election to replace Gabby Giffords in the House, but the relevance of the result in Arizona to much of anything else appears limited.  —  Democrat Ron Barber leads with 53% to 41% for Republican Jesse Kelly …
New York Post:
Schools Chancellor backs principal's decision to drop ‘USA’ song, keep Bieber  —  They're proud to be un-American.  —  City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is standing behind a Brooklyn principal's controversial decision to pull the plug on a popular patriotic song that was scheduled to be performed at a kindergarten graduation.
 
 
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Sam Baker / The Hill:
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Vancouver Sun:
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Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
Lindsay Leveen / Green Explored:
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Discussion: The Conservatory and BREITBART.COM
Michael W. McConnell / Wall Street Journal:
Michael McConnell: Citizens United and the Wisconsin Vote
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Althouse
City Journal:
American Caste  —  When Charles Murray's best-selling Coming Apart …
New York Post:
A perjury rap, too?  —  Did Jon Corzine perjure himself after all?