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11:05 AM ET, May 26, 2012


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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  —  The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said Friday that if Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) doesn't prevail over Gov. Scott Walker (R) in next month's Wisconsin recall election …
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Wasserman Schultz: ‘Not at all’ rethinking Bain attacks on Romney
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker and Reuters
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. …
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 …
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: Politico, Mediaite and Althouse
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Riehl World View and Wonkette
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
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. …
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
Ian Black / Guardian:
Egyptian results a ‘nightmare scenario’  —  Fears of weeks of tension as results point to a run-off between the Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a former general  —  Egypt looks set for weeks of tension and uncertainty after the first round of its landmark presidential election produced …
Caroline Horn / CBS News:
Romney camp stands by decision to appear with Trump after latest birther comments  —  (CBS News) Mitt Romney's campaign stood by its decision to use Donald Trump as a top surrogate even as the reality television host continues to insist President Obama was not born in the United States.
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump on Romney: 'He'd Buy Companies, He'd Close Companies, He'd Get Rid Of Jobs'
Discussion: Salon
KIMBERLIN FUNDERS STUNNED TO DISCOVER THEY FUND KIMBERLIN  —  A Breitbart News investigation has revealed that many of the funders of the Justice Through Music Project (JTMP), a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization of which convicted “Speedway bomber” Brett Kimberlin is a director, do not know about his criminal past.
Kevin Boyd / United Liberty:
Why Is The State Department Partnering With Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin
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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
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Conservatives used to care about community. What happened?
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Dustin / My Thoughts:
In Honor of Carl Delong
Jordan Fabian / Univision News Tumblr:
Democrat compares Romney's “Latino problem” to alcoholism
 Earlier Items: 
Jean Eaglesham / Wall Street Journal:
Investigators Seek More Firepower
Discussion: naked capitalism and Firedoglake
New York Times:
In Spain, Bank Transfers Reflect Broader Fears
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
Robert Wargas / PJ Media:
Please, Please, Please Call Me a Racist™
Discussion: Balloon Juice