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11:40 AM ET, June 1, 2012

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Associated Press:
US economy added 69K jobs in May, fewest in a year  —  US economy added 69,000 jobs in May, fewest in a year; unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy suddenly looks a lot weaker.  —  U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up.
ThinkProgress:
Morning Briefing: Disappointing Jobs Report Calls GOP's Austerity Policies Into Question  — The U.S. economy added just 69,000 jobs in May, far below economists' expectations.  The report suggests that the GOP's deep spending cuts and other austerity measures have undermined growth.
Timothy R. Homan / Bloomberg:
Employment In U.S. Increased 69,000 In May  —  American employers in May added the smallest number of workers in a year and the unemployment rate unexpectedly increased as job-seekers re-entered the workforce, further evidence that the labor-market recovery is stalling.
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Jobs Growth Slowed Sharply in May
Shaila Dewan / New York Times:
Weak U.S. Hiring Adds to Global Gloom
Discussion: Power Line, Economix and The Caucus
David Hogberg / Investor's Business Daily:   Core 25-54 Employment Rates Still Near Historic Lows
Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
Job growth stumbles, boosting pressure on Fed
Discussion: GOP 12, Roger L. Simon and Vodkapundit
Peter Morici / Fox News:
What to expect from Friday's jobs report
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Campaign 2012
Bill Clinton / CNN:
TRENDING: Bill Clinton, predicting Obama win, calls Romney's business career ‘sterling’  —  (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton, a stalwart backer of President Barack Obama who's already helped the incumbent Democrat raise funds for his re-election bid, said Thursday that Mitt Romney had a …
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CNN:   Florida defends voter roll ‘purge’ after protest from DOJ
CNN:
Romney campaign out with third ‘Day One’ TV ad
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Judge Opposes Restrictions on Florida's Voter Groups
Joseph Williams / Politico:   DOJ eyes Florida voter roll purge of non-U.S. citizens
CNN:
Game on: Romney sends hecklers to Obama event
Discussion: Mediaite and The Hope For America
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran  —  WASHINGTON — From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America's …
Monica Davey / New York Times:
Recall Election Could Foretell November Vote  —  WAUKESHA, Wis. — If this was ever an election just about Wisconsin, it is far more than that now.  —  With more than $30 million raised from conservative donors, many of them from other states, and visits from a who's who of high-profile Republican governors …
Discussion: Guardian, Althouse, The Page and FOX6Now.com
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Brian McGrory / The Boston Globe:
Warren: 'I won't deny who I am'  —  Elizabeth Warren, outside her childhood home in Norman, Okla., last year.  She said her parents had to elope because her father's family disapproved of her mother's Native American ancestry.  —  She has given clumsy answers, evaded questions …
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Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Cherokees to protest Warren at convention
Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Obama Tells Donors Health-Care Fight May Loom After Court Rules  —  Obama Needs More Time to Redo Health Care  —  President Barack Obama is confiding to Democratic donors that he may have to revisit the health-care issue in a second term, a position at odds with his publicly expressed confidence …
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Dareh Gregorian / New York Post:
DC Comics Green Lantern relaunched as gay superhero  —  One of DC Comics oldest heroes is super-coming out.  —  The original Green Lantern - a DC Comics mainstay for the past 70 years - will be revealed to be a gay man in next week's issue of “Earth 2.”  —  Alan Scott - formerly …
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Darren Franich / PopWatch:
DC reveals gay superhero: James Robinson discusses the new (old) Green Lantern
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay and BuzzFeed
Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Tensions Inside John Edwards Jury Room  —  In nine long days of deliberations, tension occasionally escalated in a North Carolina jury room as eight men and four women debated the guilt of John Edwards, who was on trial for allegedly using money from wealthy donors to cover up an affair and love child.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
CNN's Ashleigh Banfield: Pedophilia, Incest Often ‘Not By Choice,’ But Being Gay Is ‘A Lifestyle Choice’  —  On Thursday morning, Early Start co-anchor Ashleigh Banfield felt compelled to weigh in on a story involving New Hope Baptist Church's Pastor Curtis Knapp, who made headlines for saying …
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BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Wins Over The Right By Confronting Obama  —  Behind his confrontational strategy: A bet that the base cares more about grit than policy, and doesn't want him to apologize for Donald Trump.  “This is right out of Breitbart's playbook,” says Thor.  —  Romey, in front of Solyndra Thursday.
Wall Street Journal:
Holder's Racial Incitement  —  When looking for the Attorney General's motives, think lower.  —  The United States of America has a black President whose chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Eric Holder, is also black.  They have a lot of political power.  So how are they using it?
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
GOP Congressional Spokesman: 'Let's Hurl Some Acid At Those Female Democratic Senators.'  —  How do you deal with female political opponents?  If you're the spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth's (R-NY) re-election campaign, you might “hurl some acid” at them.  —  Jay Townsend, a longtime GOP …
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
WHBF-TV:
Controversial family book in Erie schools  —  A book aimed at preventing bullying at Erie Elementary is creating a lot of controversy.  —  Some parents are all riled up about what it's telling kids is acceptable.  —  Parents in Erie, Illinois said “The Family Book” has got to go.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
ABCNEWS:
President Obama Hosts 6 Fundraisers Friday on Minneapolis, Chicago Visit  —  President Obama will jump-start what looks to be a major June fundraising push with six money events today in Minneapolis and Chicago - the most fundraisers he's held in a single day since launching his bid for a second term.
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Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Obama to Hold Six Fundraisers in One Day
Brian Z. Tamanaha / New York Times:
How to Make Law School Affordable  —  THE economics of legal education are broken.  The problem is that the cost of a law degree is now vastly out of proportion to the economic opportunities obtained by the majority of graduates.  The average debt of law graduates tops $100,000 …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
 
 
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Associated Press:
Label of Gay Is No Longer Defamatory, Court Rules
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Big donors to Democratic super PACs visited White House
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