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10:50 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:
Commerce secretary under investigation for hit-and-run accident
Discussion: CNN
msnbc.com:
Commerce Secretary John Bryson investigated over weekend car crashes
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)
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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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.
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: Betsy's Page and Althouse
Fox News:
After Walker victory, Indiana governor suggests public unions should go
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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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.”
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: Taylor Marsh and Shot in the Dark
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Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
President Obama bristles when he is the target of activist tactics he once used
Discussion: US Politics and Power Line
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 …
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.
New York Times:
Syrian Conflict Cracks Carefully Polished Image of Assad  —  For some journalists, Syria has been one of the least hospitable countries in the Middle East, a place where reporters — if they can get in — are routinely harassed and threatened as they try to uncover the repression that has propped up the Assad government for decades.
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.
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: JustOneMinute and Ezra Klein
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 …
Shannon McCaffrey / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
KKK group seeks Adopt-A-Highway OK  —  The Ku Klux Klan wants to “adopt” a stretch of highway in North Georgia, which would allow the white supremacy group to receive official state recognition for cleaning litter from the road, according to records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through an open records request.
Discussion: The Raw Story and The Awl
 
 
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Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
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Vancouver Sun:
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Washington Examiner:
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
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Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
In Spain's bailout request, Greece's crisis played key role
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