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12:10 PM ET, May 26, 2012


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Kathleen Gray / Detroit Free Press:
U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter could be left off primary  —  Throwing his congressional race into turmoil, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter said Friday evening that he may not have turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the Aug. 7 Republican primary in his suburban Detroit district.
Discussion: The Hill, Politico, Mediaite and Althouse
Robin Bravender / Politico:
Stakes high in Wisconsin's other recalls  —  With both sides pouring millions of dollars into the Scott Walker recall campaign and the national focus firmly affixed on the Wisconsin GOP governor's fate, it's easy to overlook the consolation prize on June 5: the state Senate.
Discussion: CNN
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Wisconsin recall: DNC's Debbie Wasserman Schultz sees no national impact if Democrats lose
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Wasserman Schultz: ‘Not at all’ rethinking Bain attacks on Romney
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker and Reuters
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Obama Twice Mistakenly Mentions ‘My Sons,’ While Defending Contraception Mandate  —  In two campaign speeches over the last two days, President Barack Obama has twice mistakenly mentioned “my sons” when defending his administration's regulation requiring virtually all health-care plans …
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Billionaire Finds New Role in Anti-Obama Campaign  —  When news broke last week that the billionaire investor Joe Ricketts had considered financing a $10 million advertising effort linking President Obama with the fiery race-based rhetoric of his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. …
Lily Burana / New York Times:
As Memorial Day Nears, a Single Image That Continues to Haunt  —  Memorial Day.  The unofficial kickoff to summer.  Barbecues sizzling.  Lawn sprinklers hissing.  Local marching bands tooting out Sousa.  Red, white, and blue bunting hanging from the porch railings, and on T.V. …
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Two years ago today: Obama celebrates Solyndra  —  President Obama traveled to Fremont, California to showcase a “brighter and more prosperous future” promised by the green-energy company Solyndra.  The solar panel maker went bankrupt last year, taking with it $535 million in taxpayer-funded loan guarantees.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and hogewash
New York Times:
Regulators' Role at Chase Scrutinized  —  Scores of federal regulators are stationed inside JPMorgan Chase's Manhattan headquarters, but none of them were assigned to the powerful unit that recently disclosed a multibillion trading loss.  —  Roughly 40 examiners from the Federal Reserve Bank …
Michelle Fields / The Daily Caller:
Johnson: Every member of Wisc. legislature received death threats [VIDEO]  —  Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday that every member of the state legislature in Wisconsin received an email that said “we're going to put a bullet in your head.  We know where you and your family live.”
Jon Lovett / The Atlantic Online:
The Brash Hypocrisy of Lanny Davis  —  Why this Washington superlobbyist represents all that is wrong with politics today  —  Guys, we need to talk about Lanny Davis.  Let me update you on what you've missed:  —  First, Lanny Davis spent the last decade or so selling influence in Washington …
Ben Simmoneau / CBS Philly:
I-Team: Priest Removed From Ministry Due To Sex Abuse Allegations Now Works At PHL  —  PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The CBS 3 I-Team has learned that a Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations now holds a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport.
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
GOProud slams Meghan McCain for calling Breitbart ‘extremist’  —  GOProud slammed MSNBC's favorite Republican, Meghan McCain, Friday for comments she made on Al Sharpton's “PoliticsNation” Thursday evening about Andrew Breitbart.  —  “Meghan McCain should be absolutely ashamed of herself …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump on Romney: 'He'd Buy Companies, He'd Close Companies, He'd Get Rid Of Jobs'  —  In the last few days, there has been a lively discussion about whether the Obama campaign's critisims of Bain are “in bounds” or whether such criticism are outside the realm of acceptable political debate.
Discussion: Lippmann's Ghost and Salon
CBS Baltimore:
Flash Mob Steals From Baltimore 7-Eleven; Beats Store Manager Who Tries To Stop Them  —  BALTIMORE (WJZ)- Another mob of juveniles causes problems in downtown Baltimore.  This time, it happens inside a 7-Eleven where dozens of kids came for free Slurpees but ended up stealing much more.
Discussion: and Belmont Club
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
Question: What's the sound of David Axelrod's weekend getting ruined?  —  Alex Pappas reports: … Why did Obama put his dog on the roof of the car?  So it wouldn't get stoned.  —  Speaking only for myself, I'm fine with having a president who used to get blazed out of his mind.
Discussion: Hit & Run and EBL
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
WaPo: Three Pinocchios to WH over their defense of Obama spending
Obama, GOP pay tribute to fallen and serving troops
Discussion: Politico
Ben Wolfgang / Washington Times:
Number of high-school students with jobs hits 20-year low
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and CNN
Ian Black / Guardian:
Egyptian results a ‘nightmare scenario’
Jack Kelly / Real Clear Politics:
Obama Is Not That Bright  —  Barack Obama is the smartest man …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove and Bookworm Room
 Earlier Items: 
Jordan Fabian / Univision News Tumblr:
Democrat compares Romney's “Latino problem” to alcoholism
Discussion: Washington Post and The Hill
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Professionals Pick Obama; Execs and Business Owners, Romney
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
A Company's Stand for Gay Marriage, and Its Cost