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1:10 PM ET, June 1, 2012


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Jeff Cox / CNBC:
US Creates 69,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate 8.2%  —  The American jobs engine hit stall speed in May, with the economy adding just 69,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate climbed to 8.2 percent.  —  As another summertime swoon looms, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported …
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.
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
Miserable May jobs report suggests U.S. in recession red zone
Discussion: protein wisdom and Calculated Risk
David Hogberg / Investor's Business Daily:
Core 25-54 Employment Rates Still Near Historic Lows
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
First Read /
President Barack Obama speaks before signing the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank …
Discussion: Politico
Shaila Dewan / New York Times:
Weak U.S. Hiring Adds to Global Gloom
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Jobs Growth Slowed Sharply in May
Discussion: Gothamist and White House Dossier
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 …
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 …
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
David Catanese / Politico:
Barrett decries ‘Willie Horton’ tactics  —  MILWAUKEE — Democrat Tom Barrett accused Scott Walker of using “Willie Horton” style tactics during a caustic final debate Thursday night, chiding the Wisconsin governor for running a negative television ad that includes an image of a dead baby.
Ryan J. Reilly /
TPMMuckraker  —  Justice Department Demands Florida Stop Purging Voter Rolls  —  The Justice Department sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner Thursday evening demanding the state cease purging its voting rolls because the process it is using has not been cleared under the Voting Rights Act, TPM has learned.
Florida defends voter roll ‘purge’ after protest from DOJ
Discussion: Colorlines
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Judge Opposes Restrictions on Florida's Voter Groups
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 …
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Cherokees to protest Warren at convention
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
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Justice for John Edwards
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Edwards Case a Setback for Justice Dept. Unit
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 …
Darren Franich / PopWatch:
DC reveals gay superhero: James Robinson discusses the new (old) Green Lantern
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay and BuzzFeed
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 …
Melissa Jeltsen / The Huffington Post:
Jay Townsend, GOP Spokesman: 'Let's Hurl Some Acid At Those Female Democratic Senators' … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  New York, Video, Barry Caro, Jay Townsend, Jay Townsend Spokesman, Richard Becker, Nan Hayworth, New-York-Representatives, War On Women, Politics News
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:   GOP Congressional Spokesman: 'Let's Hurl Some Acid At Those Female Democratic Senators.'
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.
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 …
David Jolly / Yahoo! Finance:
Euro Zone Unemployment Rises to a Record 11%  —  PARIS — Ireland on Friday appeared headed toward adoption of the European Union's fiscal compact, but stocks fell and the dollar rose by midday in Europe after data showed unemployment in the euro zone rising to a record.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Hot Air
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:
ECB chief calls euro zone ‘unsustainable,’ criticizes Spanish bank response
Discussion: The Page
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?
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
The Nonfarm Payrolls Report of Doom … - Republican Fears of Voter Fraud Are Based on Nightmares, Tall Tales, and Paranoia - The New Snow White: 14 Percent More Dwarfs, 100 Percent Less Charm Than the Original - DC Comics' Watchmen Prequels Are a Crime Against Its Creator …
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
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
‘Fear of the Future’ Keeps Lid on Economic Growth: Greenspan  —  Investors could revolt at a moment's notice against high government deficit levels, jeopardizing chances at a recovery and potentially sending interest rates soaring, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC.
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Alan B. Krueger / White Blog:
The Employment Situation in May  —  Problems in the job market were long in the making and will not be solved overnight.  The economy lost jobs for 25 straight months beginning in February 2008, and over 8 million jobs were lost as a result of the Great Recession.
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.
Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Obama to Hold Six Fundraisers in One Day
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Associated Press:
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Obama apologizes in writing for ‘Polish death camp’ verbal gaffe
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