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5:50 PM ET, June 6, 2012

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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A wake-up call for Dems, labor, and the left  —  Scott Walker's victory in tonight's recall battle is a major wake-up call for the left, Democrats, and unions about the true nature of the new, post-Citizens United political landscape, and it should force a major reckoning among liberals …
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Wesley Lam / Twitchy:
“Kill Scott Walker”: Angry libs flood Twitter with death threats after Wisconsin recall defeat … Tonight, liberal Twitter users are openly advocating the assassination of Gov. Scott Walker:
Lee Bergquist / JSOnline:
Democrats appear to take Senate with narrow Lehman win  —  Race in Racine County still out  —  By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel  —  Democrats appeared to have assumed control of the state Senate with results posted early Wednesday showing former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) defeating incumbent Van Wanggaard in a tight race.
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
The “People United” Go Down In Flames  —  The American left as we have come to know it suffered a devastating blow in Wisconsin last night.  The organized heart of the left gave everything it had to the fight against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: heart, shoe leather, wallet and soul.
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Only one takeaway from Wisconsin: Money shouts  —  Wisconsin is the first recent election that doesn't need five, three or even two takeaways.  One will do.  —  (Unions are weak?  Check.  Scott Walker is a way better candidate than Tom Barrett?  Double-check.  Obama sat it out, sapping enthusiasm?
Ross Douthat / Campaign Stops:
No Recall  —  For disappointed Democrats, seduced by early exit polls into a vain hope that the union-busting Wisconsin governor Scott Walker might actually be recalled from office late last night, the good news is that some of their pre-election spin still holds up.
Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:
A Wisconsin Domino Effect?  —  (AP/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)  —  Supporters of a recall effort against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker continue to sing a union solidarity song outside the State Capitol Building after polling results begin show a victory for Walker in statewide recall elections Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Weasel Zippers
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Barney Frank: Dems, unions made ‘big mistake’ in pushing for Wisconsin recall
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
Wisconsin recall no, Obama yes
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Wisconsin Exit Polls: Obama, (Pretty) Big
New York Times:
Walker Survives Wisconsin Recall Vote
Saxby Chambliss, U.S. Senator for Georgia:
Chambliss Demands Inquiry Into Attacks Against Conservative Commentators  —  Sends letter to Attorney General Eric Holder about recent “SWAT-ting” incidents  —  Sends letter to Attorney General Eric Holder about recent “SWAT-ting” incidents  —  WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss …
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Miss Pennsylvania USA Resigns In Protest Of Transgender Candidates  —  Before Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss USA last week, she answered a question about transgender contestants in the pageant, openly embracing their inclusion.  But Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin …
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Meredith Woerner / io9:
R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles  —  Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91.
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Gerald Jonas / New York Times:
Ray Bradbury, Master of Science Fiction, Dies at 91
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Supporter slaps Tom Barrett after loss  —  Talk about hitting a man when he's down.  —  Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett not only lost to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall election, but he was also slapped by a supporter after his concession speech.
Discussion: Wake up America and msnbc.com
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Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
Mike Huckabee Accidentally Tells The Truth About Fox News  —  Oops!  This slipup by Mike Huckabee accidentally reveals the truth about our favorite non-news channel.  In this clip, he declares that the nation would think Barack Obama was doing just fine if it weren't for Fox News.
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Mike Huckabee: Without Fox News, Americans ‘Will Assume That Obama Really Is Doing A Great Job’
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Panic has become all too rational  —  Suppose that in June 2007 you had been told that the UK 10-year bond would be yielding 1.54 per cent, the US Treasury 10-year 1.47 per cent and the German 10-year 1.17 per cent on June 1 2012.  Suppose, too, you had been told that official short rates varied …
Vanity Fair:
Team of Mascots  —  Four years ago, Barack Obama said he wanted a Lincoln-esque “team of rivals” in his Cabinet.  Thanks to his own temperament, the modern White House, and the 24-hour news cycle, what the president has created is something that doesn't look Lincoln-esque at all.
Discussion: CNN, Ed Driscoll and Weasel Zippers
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Ethics committee says case against Waters to move forward  —  The House Ethics Committee announced on Wednesday that Rep. Maxine Waters's (D-Calif.) rights were not violated in its investigation of her and its case will proceed.  —  Waters is next in line to fill Rep. Barney Frank's (D-Mass.) …
Twitter Blog:
Taking flight: #Twitterbird  —  Over the past six years, the world has become familiar with a little blue bird.  The bird is everywhere, constantly associated with Twitter the service, and Twitter the company.  —  Starting today you'll begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird.
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Potential VP pick Marco Rubio reveals he's colorblind  —  If Mitt Romney taps Sen. Marco Rubio to be his running mate, he might need some help determining which states go red and blue on election night.  —  The Florida Republican and center of the veepstakes buzz revealed to ITK Tuesday …
Te-Ping Chen / China Real Time Report:
Tens of Thousands Turn up for Tiananmen Vigil in Hong Kong … As censors in mainland China worked overtime on Monday to muzzle online discussion of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, a massive crowd in Hong Kong—including some mainland visitors—took advantage of the city's freedoms to publicly remember the event.
Dave Jamieson / The Huffington Post:
Walmart Outsourcing Depresses Wages In U.S. Warehouses: Report … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Financial Crisis, California, Labor, Outsourcing , Unions, Wal-Mart , Labor Unions, National Employment Law Project, Illinois, Joliet Illinois, Low Wages, Low-Wage Workers, Subcontracting, Warehouse-Workers, Business News
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Another Federal Judge Strikes Down DOMA  —  Another federal judge has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), finding that the law “should not be presumed to be constitutional, and should instead be subject to a heightened form of judicial scrutiny.”
Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Obama Not Scheduled to Commemorate D-Day  —  It's D-Day and President Obama is hitting the beaches - of sunny California!  —  Instead of scheduling a brief event to mark the 68th anniversary of America's brutal landing on the shores of Normandy, Obama is already on his way to San Francisco …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Hot Air and Moonbattery
 
 
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