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10:00 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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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.
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.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Commerce secretary under investigation for hit-and-run accident  —  Commerce Secretary John Bryson is being investigated by law enforcement officials for allegedly causing two traffic accidents Saturday night.  —  Jennifer Friedman, a Commerce spokesperson confirmed to The Hill in a statement that …
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.
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Michael W. McConnell / Wall Street Journal:
Michael McConnell: Citizens United and the Wisconsin Vote
Discussion: Althouse
Fox News:
After Walker victory, Indiana governor suggests public unions should go
Andrew Malcolm / Associated Press:
Obama's new economic adviser, Wile E. Coyote  —  One of the immutable rules of politics is that if you have to explain something you've said publicly, the argument is already lost.  “What I was trying to say was....”  —  Loser!  —  In that sense President Obama was strategically wise Friday afternoon …
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Rick Klein / ABCNEWS:
‘World News’ Political Insights: President Obama's Rough Stretch Exposes Weak Spots
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Obama's political gaffe will be fodder in general election
Discussion: Datechguy's Blog and Althouse
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Ezra Klein
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.
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 …
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.
Vancouver Sun:
Saudi ‘Got Talent,’ but no women or music  —  Saudi men in traditional Arab garb wait for the arrival of Gulf states leaders during a welcoming ceremony held on the eve of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, on May 10, 2011 in Riyadh.  —  RIYADH - A Saudi city known for its ultra-conservatism …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Gateway Pundit
Luigi Zingales / Financial Times:
Why I was won over by Glass-Steagall  —  I have to admit that I was not a big fan of the forced separation between investment banking and commercial banking along the lines of the Glass-Steagall Act in the US.  I do not like restrictions to contractual freedom, unless I see a compelling argument that the free market gets it wrong.
Discussion: Economist's View
 
 
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