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9:45 AM ET, June 8, 2012

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CNN:
Clinton: 'I'm very sorry'  —  (CNN) - Bill Clinton regrets the swirl over comments he made earlier in the week in which he appeared to suggest he would be open to extending the so-called Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, the former president said Thursday.  —  “I'm very sorry about what happened …
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New York Times:
In New Poll, 44 Percent of Americans Approve of Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON — Just 44 percent of Americans approve of the job the Supreme Court is doing and three-quarters say the justices' decisions are sometimes influenced by their personal or political views, according to a new poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News.
CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans weigh in on health care, immigration  —  (CNN) - A new poll released Friday gives insight on American attitudes toward two major cases the Supreme Court could rule on as early as Monday, one involving health care reform and the other on Arizona's controversial immigration law.
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Clinton ‘very sorry’ for suggesting extension of Bush tax cuts
Discussion: The Hope For America
Michelle Malkin:
Going dark to urge congressional action: Who will protect the freedom to blog?  —  My syndicated column today covers the crucial battle between truth-telling bloggers versus convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin and his band of malicious online thugs.  In honor of the National Day of Blogger Silence called …
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Karl / Hot Air:
No, Dems were not outspent 7 to 1 in Wisconsin  —  Politico's Glenn Thrush is the poster boy for hackery rationalizing Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the WI recall election: … You'll find less shouty, but still misleading, versions of this all over the media, e.g., Reuters, NPR …
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Jon Stewart Slams MSNBC's Coverage of Walker Recall Election: ‘MSNB-Sad’
Discussion: Hot Air
CBS News:
A record amount of money spent on Wisconsin recall
Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: What's Changed After Wisconsin  —  The Obama administration suddenly looks like a house of cards.  —  What happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption.  Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition.
John Ruberry / Marathon Pundit:
(Video) AFSCME boss gives race-baiting speech at Occupy Milwaukee rally  —  On Wednesday, the day after Governor Scott Walker's recall election victory, Occupy Milwaukee held a rally in Pere Marquette Park, A march followed, which was at times was violent.  But the ugliest occurrence yesterday …
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Rand Paul endorses Romney  —  File this under signs the Ron Paul campaign is really, truly over: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul threw his support tonight to Mitt Romney.  —  The endorsement came in an appearance on “Hannity,” a little less than 24 hours after the elder Paul acknowledged in an email …
Discussion: CNN and Hit & Run
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rand Paul endorses Mitt Romney
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House defies veto threat, votes to repeal medical device tax  —  The House passed legislation Thursday that would repeal the healthcare reform law's tax on medical device manufacturers.  —  The measure won the support of 37 Democrats despite a veto threat from the Obama administration.
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Data show US experiencing hottest year on record thus far  —  Federal data released Thursday show the United States has had its warmest spring, it's warmest year to date, and warmest 12-month stretch on record.  —  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released figures showing …
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Scheiber: Romney's Claim About My Book Is ‘False’  —  The author of a book documenting the White House's policy making strategy, cited multiple times by GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, says the former Massachusetts governor is using the book to dishonestly accuse President Obama of intentionally harming the economy.
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Campaigns Blitz 9 Swing States in a War of Ads  —  HENDERSON, Nev. — The presidential campaigns and their allies are zeroing in mainly on nine swing states, bombarding them with commercials in the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics.  —  With so many resources focused …
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Judicial Watch:
Former ACORN Director Gets $445 Mil From U.S. Treasury … The Obama Administration has given a former director at the scandal-plagued Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) nearly half a billion dollars to offer “struggling” Illinois homeowners mortgage assistance, a Judicial Watch investigation has found.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats paralyzed on tax cuts  —  Senate Democratic leaders are politically paralyzed on how to proceed on the Bush-era tax rates.  —  With five months to go before the election, President Obama and key congressional Democrats remain at odds on whether the threshold for extending …
Discussion: The Hope For America
Jamie Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
House panel gives TSA advice on improving its image  —  One suggestion was that the agency stop doing pat-down searches of well-known passengers such as Donald Rumsfeld and Henry Kissinger.  —  A Transportation Security Administration agent stops Shay McCall and her Chihuahua during …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Reagan Was a Keynesian  —  There's no question that America's recovery from the financial crisis has been disappointing.  In fact, I've been arguing that the era since 2007 is best viewed as a “depression,” an extended period of economic weakness and high unemployment that …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Suzy Khimm / Ezra Klein:
Here's one Wall Street regulation that Republicans love  —  The GOP has largely has a “just say no” approach to bank regulation: promise to repeal Dodd-Frank and, in the meantime, water down the pending rules.  But at a Senate Banking hearing on Wednesday, some Republicans suggested …
Daniel Doherty / Townhall.com:
Jeb Bush: Man, I Regret Not Running For POTUS … I'm sure Jeb Bush himself isn't the only conservative wishing he had heeded his brother's advice. … I suppose there's at least one good reason Jeb Bush ultimately decided not to run for president in 2012: his last name.
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke / Board of Governors …:
Testimony  —  Economic Outlook and Policy  —  Before the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.  —  Chairman Casey, Vice Chairman Brady, and other members of the Committee, I appreciate this opportunity to discuss the economic outlook and economic policy.
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Detroit Free Press:
Poll: Barack Obama in dead heat with Mitt Romney in Michigan as popularity slips  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama / AP  —  President Barack Obama's popularity in Michigan has slipped in recent months, leaving him in a dead heat …
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Rasmussen Reports:
Colorado: Obama 45%, Romney 45%
 
 
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