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3:15 PM ET, June 2, 2012


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Washington Examiner:
In tough fight with Romney, Obama longs for McCain  —  US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (L) and Republican John McCain stand together at the end of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on October 15, 2008.  (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
NBC's Andrew Rafferty /
Trump: Media are biggest threat to Romney's presidential campaign  —  Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney talks about today's bleak jobs report, repealing Obamacare and his role in private equity.  —  By NBC's Andrew Rafferty  —  GREENSBORO, N.C. — Donald Trump on Friday warned …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
Rush Limbaugh:   Bill Clinton Basically Endorses Mitt Romney
Rodney Hawkins / CBS News:
Bill Clinton: Praising Romney's business record doesn't connote endorsement
Discussion: Mediaite, Taylor Marsh and BuzzFeed
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Clinton: Mitt comments were twisted
MA DEMOCRATS: NO ENTRY TO CONVENTION WITHOUT PHOTO ID  —  In recent years, Democrats have argued that requiring voters to show photo IDs prior to voting is an egregious act of voter suppression.  Ben Jealous, of the NAACP, has gone so far as to argue that such requirements are tantamount to modern-day Jim Crow laws.
Kenneth Quinnell / Crooks and Liars:
Is Scott Walker Going to Be Indicted Soon?  —  On the Young Turks Friday, David Shuster claimed that he is almost certain that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be indicted in the coming months for his role in the numerous scandals floating around his first campaign for governor.
Discussion: Uppity Wisconsin
Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:
Democrats Cool On Wisconsin
Boston Herald:
Records: Prof profited by buying, selling homes  —  Elizabeth Warren, who has railed against predatory banks and heartless foreclosures, took part in about a dozen Oklahoma real estate deals that netted her and her family hefty profits through maneuvers such as “flipping” properties, records show.
Discussion: Black & Right X and Weasel Zippers
Noah Bierman / Boston Globe:
Elizabeth Warren on Scott Brown's heels in Globe poll  —  Challenger trails by 2 points despite heritage questions  —  Despite a five-week drubbing over her claims to Native American heritage, Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren remains neck and neck with US Senator Scott Brown …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“We're sending this mailing to you and your neighbors to publicize who does and does not vote.”  —  Incredibly creepy mail today from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund:  —  I obscured names and addresses, but be assured, this was a list of real names and addresses of people who live near me …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egyptian Court Sentences Mubarak to Life in Prison  —  CAIRO — An Egyptian judge on Saturday sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for the killing of unarmed demonstrators during protests that ended his rule.  It was the first verdict of an Arab ruler brought before the law …
Ben Wedeman / CNN:
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in prison for role in killing of protesters
Discussion: The Jawa Report and US Politics
Al Baker / New York Times:
In Brooklyn, Suspect Robs 3 Banks in 30 Minutes  —  A robber in a hurry struck at three banks along a stretch of Kings Highway in Brooklyn in a span of about 30 minutes on Friday afternoon, the police said.  —  In the first and third robberies, tellers handed over cash to the robber …
Discussion: Gothamist
Dara Kam / Palm Beach Post:
Florida voter purge gets pushback from elections supervisors, U.S. Justice  —  TALLAHASSEE — Florida elections supervisors said Friday they will discontinue a state-directed effort to remove names from county voter rolls because they believe the state data is flawed and because the U.S. Department …
Discussion: Firedoglake and ThinkProgress
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Joe Walsh: Jesse Jackson Trying To ‘Keep African Americans Down On Some Plantation’ … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, African Americans, Chicago Schools, Jesse Jackson, Joe Walsh, Joe Walsh African Americans, Joe Walsh Jesse Jackson, Joe Wash Tea Party, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Black Voters, Blacks, Politics News
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
National Review Writer: Conservatives Should ‘Beat’ Young People Who ‘Think Socialism Is Better Than Capitalism’  —  The National Review's Jonah Goldberg is claiming that 18-year-olds should be denied the right to vote because they are “so frickin' stupid about so many things.”
Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story:
Conservative editor: Young Americans ‘so frickin’ stupid' they shouldn't get to vote
Discussion: Firedoglake and TBogg
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