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12:50 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 …
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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.
Discussion: CNN
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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.
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 …
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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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
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
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.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
GREEN SCAM: 80% of Green Energy Loans Went to Obama Donors - 19 Companies Went Bust (Video)  —  80% of Green Energy loans went to Obama donors.  —  The FOX News analyst says 70% in the video but actually 80% of DOE dollars went to Obama backers. 19 of these green energy companies went bust.
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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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
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When Neal Rauhauser Complained About ‘Menacing’ and ‘Cyberstalking’
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Brad Knickerbocker / Christian Science Monitor:
Amelia Earhart: New evidence tells of her last days on a Pacific atoll
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
Kenneth Quinnell / Crooks and Liars:
Is Scott Walker Going to Be Indicted Soon?
Discussion: Uppity Wisconsin
 

 
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Andrew Buncombe / The Guardian:
A look at efforts to revive the community newspaper The Black Lens in Spokane, WA, as a printed monthly distributed by the Spokesman-Review for now

Rest of World:
A test of 11 WhatsApp-based fact-checking “tip lines” during elections in India finds long delays and inconsistencies in responses

Katie Kilkenny / The Hollywood Reporter:
Payroll provider Cast & Crew says California is disputing the common Hollywood practice of paying workers through loan-out companies instead of directly

 
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