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11:55 AM 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 …
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
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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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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 …
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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
 
 
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
GREEN SCAM: 80% of Green Energy Loans Went to Obama Donors - 19 Companies Went Bust (Video)
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David Eggert / MLive.com:
Thad McCotter write-in campaign facing competition from another GOP write-in candidate
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Priebus Downplays Expectations In Wisconsin
Daily Mail:
Revealed: Victim of Canadian porn star cannibal is Chinese gay lover as police reveal 'murderer …
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Dara Kam / Palm Beach Post:
Florida voter purge gets pushback from elections supervisors, U.S. Justice
Discussion: Firedoglake and ThinkProgress
Kenneth Quinnell / Crooks and Liars:
Is Scott Walker Going to Be Indicted Soon?
Discussion: Uppity Wisconsin
Al Baker / New York Times:
In Brooklyn, Suspect Robs 3 Banks in 30 Minutes
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Tariq Panja / New York Times:
Sources: FIFA is close to giving Apple the global rights for its 2025 World Cup-style soccer competition in the US, likely for ~25% of FIFA's first $4B estimate

Adam B. Vary / Variety:
The Blair Witch Project cast requests retroactive residuals and “meaningful consultation” on future projects, after Lionsgate and Blumhouse announced a reboot

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q1 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.6B, MAUs up 19% YoY to 615M, below 617.9M est., subscribers up 14% YoY to 239M, and a €168M operating income

 
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