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1:05 PM ET, June 5, 2012

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Robin Bravender / Politico:
Wisconsin recall: Democrats prepare for recall recount  —  Brace yourself: Wisconsin Democrats say they are preparing for the event that the hotly contested recall race could drag on for weeks, or even longer.  —  Floating the prospect of a recount is, of course, a message that bolsters …
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Josh Eidelson / Salon:
Nasty robo-calls in Wisconsin?  —  Some voters say they've received calls telling them they don't need to vote if they signed the recall petition  —  With both sides counting on dramatic turnout, Tom Barrett's campaign is charging Scott Walker supporters with dirty tricks.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, WDJT-TV and Althouse
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Late Polls Find Walker Is Still Favored  —  Two polls released over the weekend suggest that Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a Republican, remains the clear favorite to win Tuesday's recall election.  —  Although the contest is fairly close, polls of gubernatorial races are ordinarily quite reliable in the late stages of a race.
Mickey Kaus / The Daily Caller:
Notes on Wisconsin  —  Notes on Wisconsin: 1) Tomorrow's recall may not be the “second most important election this year,” as some observers have claimed.  It may be the first; 2) The ramifications for American government, which are profound, vastly outweigh ramifications …
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
NOTABLES:  — TOTAL RECALL: Today, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker …
Washington Examiner:
Wisconsin labor fight started ugly, ended ugly
Discussion: Hot Air
Monica Davey / New York Times:
Wisconsin Governor Recall Election Is Today
The Boston Globe:
Romney's solar slam at Obama backfires  —  A Lowell-based solar technology company that received $1.5 million in state loans when Mitt Romney was governor has filed for bankruptcy, opening the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to charges of hypocrisy.
Discussion: Washington Post
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New York Post:
Team O turns tone-deaf  —  Remember how all the buzz about the 2008 campaign was how young and fresh and new and exciting and YouTube-y and Internet-y and Will.I.AM-y the Obama campaign was?  Well, the Obama 2012 campaign is turning into . . . a raffle.  Or a school auction.  Or something.
Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
Clark County GOP erects billboard touting Ron Paul, deriding Mitt Romney
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Dire CBO report projects US debt will be double GDP by 2037  —  U.S. debt is on track to be nearly twice the size of the U.S. economy by 2037, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warned Tuesday.  —  The new CBO report states that increased entitlement spending driven …
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Chad Stone / cbpp.org:
Misguided “Fiscal Cliff” Fears Pose Challenges to Productive Budget Negotiations
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The Huffington Post
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Obama joins Dem blitz before Senate vote on equal pay measure
Michael D. Lemonick / Time:
NASA Gets Two New Hubble Telescopes — Absolutely Free  —  It hardly bears mentioning that the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most extraordinarily successful scientific instruments of all time.  Since 1993, when the telescope's flawed mirror was set right by a set …
Discussion: The Reaction
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Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
NASA gets two military spy telescopes for astronomy
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Mark Maremont / Wall Street Journal:
How Romney Pushed State Health Bill  —  Emails Show Governor Defending Insurance Mandate for Massachusetts Residents  —  When Mitt Romney left office as Massachusetts governor, his aides removed all emails from a server computer in the governor's office, and purchased and carted off hard drives …
Reuters:
Fear factors: What worries Romney backers  —  Mitt Romney has done the unthinkable: silenced the legions of conservatives who saw him as too starched, too ideologically wobbly and too Richie Rich to win a few months ago.  —  Now comes the hard part: getting those same conservatives …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Crossroads GPS knocks Obama on debt, economy in new $7 million buy  —  A new $7 million ad buy from a prominent conservative group accuses President Barack Obama of “reckless spending” and will air across key swing states in the November election.  —  The commercial, funded …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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CNN:
Crossroads ad slams Obama over debt
Commentary Magazine:
Please Excuse My President  —  Few things are more difficult in politics than confronting failure and learning from it.  It is especially difficult when a leader you have championed, and in whom you have placed your highest hopes, turns out to be less than he seemed.
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Clinton: Romney adopted 'Europe's economic policies'  —  Former President Bill Clinton on Monday accused Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the Republican Congress of having “adopted Europe's economic policies” of austerity.  —  Speaking at a New York fundraiser for President Obama …
Discussion: The Hill and NewsBusters.org
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BuzzFeed:
Bill Clinton: Romney Presidency Would Be Calamitous For The World
Scott Stump / msnbc.com:
Jill Biden: ‘Joe would make a great president’  —  This political season, Dr. Jill Biden is focused on supporting President Obama's reelection campaign, but she believes her husband, the vice president, has the qualities to hold the highest office himself one day.
Discussion: Politico and Weasel Zippers
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Therapy Survivor Calls Out Ex-Gay Advocate's Bullying On Dr. Drew  —  Last night on his HLN show, Dr. Drew interviewed Janet Boynes, friend of Marcus and Michele Bachmann, about her ex-gay identity and advocacy.  She unsurprisingly reiterated her belief that “change is possible through …
Discussion: Advocate and Good As You
New York Post:
Boastful babbling a gift to our foes  —  Last week's media bombshell that we'd infiltrated the Iranian nuclear program with a super-secret computer virus made it undeniable: There's been way too much aired about sensitive US operations over the last year or so.  —  Someone ought to tell Team Obama.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Giffords's potential successor runs from Obama  —  When it comes to President Barack Obama and the special House election to succeed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, there's the personal and then there's the political.  —  The personal: Days after bullets pierced his thigh and cheek in the shooting rampage …
 
 
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Newsweek hires Atlantic's Megan McArdle
Discussion: TBogg
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  CHART: The Gobsmacking Drop In Government Spending Under Obama
Tim Mak / Politico:
Claire McCaskill touts ‘Paycheck Fairness’
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Dean Baker / Guardian:
The US economy and jobs: the basic arithmetic | Dean Baker
Robert J. Barro / Wall Street Journal:
Robert Barro: Why This Slow Recovery Is Like No Recovery
Discussion: Betsy's Page
The Boston Globe:
Science out of context  —  BP's demand for e-mail will erode …
Aubrey Whelan / Washington Examiner:
Occupiers quietly fade from McPherson Square
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Romney Edges Obama in Battle for Middle-Income Voters
Discussion: Hot Air and Campaign 2012
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Muslim Yelling “Allahu Akbar” Beheads His Wife In Front of Their Six Children Before Throwing …
Discussion: Daily Mail and The Gateway Pundit
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
A speech I'd like to hear Obama deliver
 

 
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