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5:40 PM ET, June 11, 2012

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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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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:   Jeb Bush Takes Aim at Fellow Republicans
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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Kate Mather / L.A. NOW:
Commerce agency: Secretary John Bryson had seizure linked to crashes  —  U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson suffered a seizure in connection with two hit-and-run crashes Saturday in the San Gabriel Valley, an agency spokeswoman said Monday.  —  Department spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman confirmed …
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Conservative Super PAC (Briefly) Suggests Alcohol Involved In Commerce Secretary Incident  —  Image credit: American Crossroads via Twitter  —  ABC News' Michael Falcone reports:  —  UPDATED In a tweet sent Monday morning from the account of the Republican-aligned super PAC, American Crossroads …
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Karl Rove's Super PAC Jumps To Conclusions, Launches Attack On Commerce Secretary Who Suffered From Seizure
Discussion: Livewire, ABCNEWS, Mediaite and Mother Jones
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 …
Kerry Picket / Washington Times:
FLA Congresswoman leads 85 member effort demanding Swat-ting investigation from DOJ
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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Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
President Barack Obama wants his 2012 re-election campaign to focus on Gov. Mitt Romney's private-sector record, but his own private-sector history shows that he promoted and profited from the nation's disastrous real-estate bubble.  One striking example comes from the president's 1995 housing …
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
It's the public sector that's ‘doing fine’
Geneva Sands / The Hill:
Romney ‘Jolt’ video knocks Obama for saying private sector ‘doing fine’
Discussion: Politico
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.
Ylan Q. Mui / Washington Post:
Fed: Americans' wealth dropped 40 percent  —  View Photo Gallery — Is the U.S. economic recovery stalling?:   The Labor Department reported June 1 that the nation's economy added only 69,000 jobs in May, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.2 percent.
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Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
Family Net Worth Drops to Level of Early '90s, Fed Says
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Howard Dean: ‘We look at Wisconsin as a win’ (VIDEO)  —  Former Democratic National Committee Chairman and 2004 presidential hopeful Howard Dean stopped by last weekend's Netroots Nation conference in Providence to rally progressive activists.  —  Below is a video of our interview with Dean …
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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 …
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
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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Reuters:
Euro zone agrees to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Romney Campaign Chair: ‘Taxpayers Really Do Want To Hear There Will Be Fewer Teachers’  —  Mitt Romney's presidential campaign isn't backing off the candidate's claim that America needs fewer teachers, firefighters, and police officers.  Instead, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R) …
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Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
John Sununu defends Romney's call for fewer teachers, says it was not a ‘gaffe’
Discussion: Show Me Progress and Daily Kos
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.
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.
BuzzFeed:
29 Photos Of Baby Barack Obama  —  Love him or hate him now, pudgy little Barry was a pretty cute kid.  —  Andrew Kaczynski  —  an hour ago  —  80 responses
Wall Street Journal:
Nasdaq CEO Lost Touch Amid Facebook Chaos  —  The highly-anticipated Facebook IPO was plagued with problems, potentially costing thousands of dollars to many small investors and further damaging Wall Street's reputation on Main Street.  A Wall Street Journal report.
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.
Discussion: Firedoglake and New York Times
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.
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.
 
 
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