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8:30 PM ET, June 3, 2012

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Non Member / Wisconsin Citizens Media Co-op:
Integrity: The Child Scott Walker Left Behind  —  For an explanation on why our media cooperative chose to run this article, please read our editorial: http://wcmcoop.com/members/editorial- on-integrity/  —  [Editor's note: What follows is one woman's account of the Scott Walker she knew at Marquette University.
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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” …
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 …
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Jon Swaine / Telegraph:
War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod ‘had to be separated’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Kevin Hechtkopf / CBS News:   Obama strategist David Axelrod: Romney isn't a “job creator”
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 …
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
McDonnell dismisses ‘birther’ talk, says Romney agrees Obama ‘born in America’
Discussion: CNN
Mike Allen / Politico:
MIKE LEAVITT PLANNING ROMNEY TRANSITION: ‘PROJECT READY’ — Weekend weddings: Ashley Blazer Biden and Dr. Howard Krein
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
Discussion: Althouse
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First Read / msnbc.com:
Walker, Barrett almost cross paths at Wisconsin breakfast
Discussion: National Review
Gary Taubes / New York Times:
Opinion: We Only Think We Know the Truth About Salt  —  THE first time I questioned the conventional wisdom on the nature of a healthy diet, I was in my salad days, almost 40 years ago, and the subject was salt.  Researchers were claiming that salt supplementation was unnecessary after strenuous exercise …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and JustOneMinute
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
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
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
George Soros:
Remarks at the Festival of Economics, Trento Italy  —  Ever since the Crash of 2008 there has been a widespread recognition, both among economists and the general public, that economic theory has failed.  But there is no consensus on the causes and the extent of that failure.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Mass. Gov. Patrick: Romney record on jobs was ‘not good enough’  —  Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick slammed GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney's record on jobs as governor in the state as “not good enough” Sunday.  —  “When Gov. Romney was governor of Massachusetts incomes were declining …
Discussion: Politico
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Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Intersecting Worlds of Romney and Obama
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Magazine
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.
 
 
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