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12:00 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.
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.
Associated Press:
Commerce Dept. says Sec. Bryson suffered seizure
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Commerce secretary under investigation for hit-and-run accident
Discussion: 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)
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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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
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama campaign slaps back at Romney's ‘out of touch’ remark
Discussion: CNN
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.”
Jake Sherman / Politico:   Panel to vote on whether to hold Eric Holder in contempt
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 …
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
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.
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Haroon Siddique / Guardian:
David Cameron left daughter behind after pub visit
Discussion: normblog
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.
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 …
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
The Hill Poll: Dems twice as likely to back Big Gulp soda ban  —  Democratic voters are more than twice as likely as Republicans to back a proposal by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) to ban super-sized sugary drinks in the Big Apple, according to a new poll for The Hill.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and TheBlaze.com
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 …
Michael W. McConnell / Wall Street Journal:
Michael McConnell: Citizens United and the Wisconsin Vote  —  Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett got millions in support from unions, whose contributions were legitimized by the Supreme Court.  —  In the wake of Wisconsin's recall election, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent …
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Althouse
 
 
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Steve Almasy / CNN:
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Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
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Shannon McCaffrey / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
KKK group seeks Adopt-A-Highway OK
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Vancouver Sun:
Saudi ‘Got Talent,’ but no women or music
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Gateway Pundit
Lindsay Leveen / Green Explored:
The US EPA Makes 40.6 equal 118 MPG or 34.4% equal 100%
Luigi Zingales / Financial Times:
Why I was won over by Glass-Steagall
Discussion: Economist's View
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?