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10:55 AM ET, June 3, 2012


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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.
NBC's Andrew Rafferty /
Trump: Media are biggest threat to Romney's presidential campaign
Sandra Sobieraj Westfall /
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: Politico
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.
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.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Three polls in a row: Mass. a tie  —  Suffolk University had a poll last week showing Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren separated by only 1 point in the Massachusetts.  Today, two more surveys have the race too close to call: the Boston Globe has Brown up 2 points, while the Western …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Second Romney-Backed Solar Company Files For Bankruptcy  —  On Thursday, Mitt Romney campaigned at the headquarters of Solyndra — the first renewable energy company to receive a federal loan under the stimulus — and reiterated his debunked claims that its bankruptcy symbolized the corruption and cronyism of the Obama administration.
Brad Knickerbocker / Christian Science Monitor:
Amelia Earhart: New evidence tells of her last days on a Pacific atoll  —  New information gives a clearer picture of what happened 75 years ago to Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan, where they came down and how they likely survived - for a while, at least - as castaways on a remote island.
New York Times:
Obama's Hands Tied on Weak Economy  —  WASHINGTON — The bleak jobs report on Friday predictably had heads snapping toward the White House, looking to President Obama to do something.  Yet his proposed remedies only underscore how much the president, just five months before he faces voters …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Priebus Downplays Expectations In Wisconsin  —  GOP chairman manages expectations before the recall.  “I'm not going to play into this narrative about whether or not the Democrats are letting up because I don't care.”  —  Priebus speaking to the crowd at a Tea Party rally in Wisconsin.
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
When Neal Rauhauser Complained About ‘Menacing’ and ‘Cyberstalking’  —  As September 2010 came to an end, Neal Rauhauser's “beandogs” operation was rapidly imploding.  Using his “WingNutWatch” Twitter account, Rauhauser had “organized a group of E-Thugs meant to harass, threaten, provoke …
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.
David Eggert /
Thad McCotter write-in campaign facing competition from another GOP write-in candidate  —  LANSING, MI — Republican Congressman Thad McCotter's write-in campaign in the August primary could be even more difficult than originally thought.  —  Former GOP state Sen. Loren Bennett …
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Nidal al-Mughrabi / Reuters:
Israeli soldier, Gaza gunmen killed in clash
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Daily Mail:
Revealed: Victim of Canadian porn star cannibal is Chinese gay lover as police reveal 'murderer …
Dara Kam / Palm Beach Post:
Florida voter purge gets pushback from elections supervisors, U.S. Justice
Discussion: Firedoglake and ThinkProgress
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