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6:30 PM ET, June 3, 2012

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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.
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Daily Kos:
Updated: Verified - Woman Denies Walker Fathered Baby - MJS Columnist Daniel Bice  —  The story that Scott Walker abandoned his pregnant girlfriend in college (dKos diary link) apparently failed the first test of verification by a professional reporter.  Daniel Bice, the “Watchdog” …
Jonathan Martinand Alexander Burns / Politico:
Mike Leavitt, the man planning the Mitt Romney presidency  —  Mike Leavitt is the most important figure in Mitt Romney's campaign you may have never heard of.  —  That's about to change.  —  Leavitt, the former Utah governor and Health and Human Services Secretary under President George W. Bush …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Mike Allen / Politico:
MIKE LEAVITT PLANNING ROMNEY TRANSITION: ‘PROJECT READY’ — Weekend weddings: Ashley Blazer Biden and Dr. Howard Krein
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
McDonnell dismisses ‘birther’ talk, says Romney agrees Obama ‘born in America’
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Mass. Gov. Patrick: Romney record on jobs was ‘not good enough’
Discussion: Politico
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Lawsuit Against Kleiner Perkins Is Shaking Silicon Valley  —  MEN invented the Internet.  And not just any men.  Men with pocket protectors.  Men who idolized Mr. Spock and cried when Steve Jobs died.  Nerds.  Geeks.  Give them their due.  Without men, we would never know what our friends were doing five minutes ago.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Dave Winer
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
What It's Like At America's Most Polarized Dairy Breakfast  —  June is Dairy Month in Wisconsin.  The recall election is Tuesday.  —  DE PERE, Wisc.  — Governor Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, stood thirty feet away from each other at the biggest political event …
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First Read / msnbc.com:
Walker, Barrett almost cross paths at Wisconsin breakfast
Discussion: National Review
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 …
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
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Nancy Pelosi skilled in art of political warfare  —  After 25 years in Washington, nearly half of it as the highest-ranking woman in American politics, Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi has learned the art of when to attack and when to pull back.  —  The Democratic House minority leader …
Discussion: CNN, Jezebel and Weasel Zippers
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.
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.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Pelosi: Clinton ‘our shot’ in 2016  —  Nancy Pelosi, who touched off a new wave of Hillary Clinton-for-president buzz two months ago by talking up the secretary of state as a 2016 candidate, keeps it up in an interview with the Chronicle's Carla Marinucci:
Discussion: BuzzFeed and New York Magazine
 
 
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Gary Taubes / New York Times:
Opinion: We Only Think We Know the Truth About Salt
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Mark Steyn / National Review:
Twilight of the West  —  The Eurovision Song Contest …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Telegraph:
15 killed and dozens wounded in Nigerian church attack
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Ashley Biden Is Married
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Thad McCotter write-in campaign facing competition from another GOP write-in candidate