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10:20 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)
Sahil Kapur /
TPMDC  —  Norquist Lashes Back At Jeb Bush On Reagan, Taxes  —  Jeb Bush's remark that Ronald Reagan would be too moderate for today's Republican Party earned an aggressive rebuke from the gatekeeper of the anti-tax orthodoxy that permeates the modern GOP.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:   Jeb Bush Takes Aim at Fellow Republicans
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Governor Rick Scott Announces Florida Will Sue Obama Administration Over Voter Purge  —  During an appearance on Fox News Monday afternoon, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) announced that the state will sue the Department of Homeland Security to obtain access to a database that it believes …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Florida to sue DHS in voter registration battle  —  Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said he will sue the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to move forward with his controversial attempt to purge the voter rolls in his state of ineligible voters.  —  “I have a job to do to defend the right …
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.
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
Family Net Worth Drops to Level of Early '90s, Fed Says
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.
Kate Mather / L.A. NOW:
Commerce agency: Secretary John Bryson had seizure linked to crashes
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.
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 …
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: CNN and Business Insider
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
President Barack Obama wants his 2012 re-election campaign …
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
John Sununu defends Romney's call for fewer teachers, says it was not a ‘gaffe’  —  Former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu, a surrogate for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, defended the presumptive Republican nominee's comments that the nation should have fewer teachers …
Discussion: Show Me Progress and Daily Kos
Adam Serwer / Mother Jones:
Did the Supreme Court Just Gut Habeas Rights?  —  The Supreme Court's decision on Monday not to hear appeals from a group of Gitmo detainees leaves the remaining 169 detainees at the facility with little chance of securing their freedom through US courts.  —  In the 2008 case Boumediene v. Bush …
Associated Press:   SCOTUS turns down Gitmo appeals
Jack Maddox / CNN:
Sheriff: Father kills man sexually abusing his daughter  —  (CNN) — A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.  —  The father was casually acquainted with the alleged abuser, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon.
Anne Tergesen / Wall Street Journal:
Counting on an Inheritance?  Count Again.  —  The bad news: Many baby boomers are likely to get less money from Mom and Dad than they thought.  The worse news: They may have to help their parents financially instead.  —  Baby boomers: Get ready for a double whammy.
Discussion: Power Line, Hot Air and Gawker
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.
Rush Limbaugh:
You're Not Special: Great Commencement Speech by David McCullough Jr.  —  RUSH: We're nearing the end, ladies and gentlemen, of commencement address season.  You're nodding your head like you know where I'm going.  There was the most amazing commencement address in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Discussion: The Swellesley Report
Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
‘Prometheus,’ Pregnancy, and the Persistence of Patriarchy  —  As should be obvious, there are massive spoilers for Prometheus in this post.  —  I've been thinking about many aspects of Prometheus, Ridley Scott's prequel to his Alien movies, but the one that's stuck with me most is the clearest continuation …
Discussion: The Hope For America and Cavalorn
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 …
John Fund / National Review:
Netroots Nation under a Cloud
Joel Gehrke / Campaign 2012:
CBC staff: Opposition to Obama is racist  —  Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, argued that President Obama has struggled during his first term due to racially-motivated opposition from conservatives who dislike having a black president.
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 …
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 …
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.
Brian Tashman /
Tony Perkins on LGBT Pride Month: Why not ‘Adultery Pride Month’ or ‘Drunkenness Pride Month’?  —  Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council filled in for Sandy Rios on her morning talk show last week on the American Family Association's radio network and had to respond to a caller named J.R …
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
Christine Stapleton / Palm Beach Post:
Ex-congressman got millions in land deal  —  Current Ag chief Putnam got rich in '05 selling land $20 million above appraised value.  —  VOTE ()  —  Adam Putnam — former congressman, current commissioner of agriculture and widely viewed as the future of Florida politics …
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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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
America's Trust Deficit, Ctd
New York Post:
Police officer who fatally shot unarmed Bronx teen indicted, set to turn himself in
Discussion: Guardian and Gothamist
Comedian Tommy Chong fighting prostate cancer
Discussion: Gawker and The Raw Story
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Gov. Mitch Daniels talks public employee unions; is Big Labor losing its clout?
Wall Street Journal:
O'Grady: Castro Endorses Obama
Wall Street Journal:
Nasdaq CEO Lost Touch Amid Facebook Chaos
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Democrats' Odd Obsession With Tricking Republicans Into Voting for Tax Hikes
Discussion: Firedoglake and New York Times
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Barack Tikhonov Obama?
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Race 4 2012
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
GOP governors bolster online sales tax push
Discussion: ThinkProgress and DownWithTyranny!
New York Times:
Syrian Conflict Cracks Carefully Polished Image of Assad