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1:50 PM ET, June 3, 2012

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Sandra Sobieraj Westfall / People.com:
Ashley Biden Is Married  —  In the same Delaware church where she was baptized, Ashley Biden, the Vice President's daughter, was married Saturday to Philadelphia surgeon Howard Krein.  —  The couple were wed at the steepled St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, in Greenville …
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
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Mike Allen / Politico:
MIKE LEAVITT PLANNING ROMNEY TRANSITION: ‘PROJECT READY’ — Weekend weddings: Ashley Blazer Biden and Dr. Howard Krein  —  STEPHANIE CUTTER, deputy Obama campaign manager, to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's “This Week”: “If you looked at the report on Friday, the areas where we ARE doing …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Romney could pick VP early, and cash in often  —  (Reuters) - Senator John McCain waited until just before the 2008 Republican convention to name his vice presidential pick, sticking to a timing tradition thought to pump up party activists before the big push to Election Day.
Non Member / Wisconsin Citizens Media Co-op:
Integrity: The Child Scott Walker Left Behind  —  [Editor's note: What follows is one woman's account of the Scott Walker she knew at Marquette University.  To the extent possible we have verified its accuracy, including the accuracy of details not printed here in order to protect the identities of the people involved.
Discussion: Althouse and Firedoglake
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Dreaming of a Superhero  —  ON Friday night, the nation's capital was under a tornado watch.  And that was the best thing that happened to the White House all week.  —  As the president was being slapped by Mitt Romney for being too weak on national security, he was being rapped …
New York Times:
Crude Oil Output Is Soaring in Iraq, Easing Markets  —  BAGHDAD — Despite sectarian bombings and political gridlock, Iraq's crude oil production is soaring, providing a singular bright spot for the nation's future and relief for global oil markets as the West tightens sanctions on Iranian exports.
Kevin Hechtkopf / CBS News:
Obama strategist David Axelrod: Romney isn't a “job creator”  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS News) Obama campaign senior strategist David Axelrod continued the campaign's assault on Mitt Romney's record on Sunday's “Face the Nation,” defending attacks on Bain Capital and challenging whether …
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
McDonnell dismisses ‘birther’ talk, says Romney agrees Obama ‘born in America’  —  A high-level surrogate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign said this year's White House race will be about issues, not where President Obama was born.
Discussion: CNN
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Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
How Coverage of Obama's Role in Drone Executions Provokes Liberal Outrage  —  This morning, Chris Hayes did a segment on his show on MSNBC called “Up with Chris” that examined President Barack Obama's reported “kill list,” whether the number of civilians being killed by drones is being hidden …
Discussion: Book Salon and The Confluence
Telegraph:
15 killed and dozens wounded in Nigerian church attack  —  At least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber drove into a Nigerian church compound and detonated his explosives as worshippers left an early morning service.  —  The bomber targeted the Living Faith church …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Reuters:
Egyptians threaten more protests after Mubarak verdict  —  (Reuters) - Egyptians demonstrated throughout the night in Cairo's central Tahrir Square and other cities, enraged that a court had spared deposed leader Hosni Mubarak his life over the killing of protesters in the uprising that ended his three-decade rule.
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Another political letter tapping public information to shame and intimidate.  —  Last night, I posted about a mailing I received from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund, showing my name and address and the names and addresses of a dozen of my neighbors and whether we'd voted in the last 2 elections.
 
 
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Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Bill Clinton Walks Back Romney Compliment: ‘He Is Wrong On The Economy’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and CBS News
New York Times:
Obama's Hands Tied on Weak Economy
David Eggert / MLive.com:
Thad McCotter write-in campaign facing competition from another GOP write-in candidate
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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Priebus Downplays Expectations In Wisconsin
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
When Neal Rauhauser Complained About ‘Menacing’ and ‘Cyberstalking’
Brad Knickerbocker / Christian Science Monitor:
Amelia Earhart: New evidence tells of her last days on a Pacific atoll