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9:50 AM ET, June 4, 2012

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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Walker leads by 3 points  —  PPP's final poll on the Wisconsin recall finds Scott Walker ahead, but also a race that's tightening.  Walker leads Tom Barrett 50-47.  That's down from 50-45 on a PPP poll conducted three weeks ago and it's also down from a 52-45 lead that Walker posted in a Marquette Law poll released last week.
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Labor, Tea Party pour resources into Wisconsin ahead of recall  —  Wisconsin voters are set to go to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether Gov. Scott Walker (R) will stay in office, an election that could have implications far beyond the state and could prove to be a key test of union power ahead of the November presidential election.
Christian Schneider / National Review:
Walker Blasts Democrats' ‘Crap’ Attacks  —  Fitchburg, Wis. — Governor Scott Walker visited the Madison suburb of Fitchburg tonight, ending a long day that saw earlier stops in the Green Bay and Milwaukee.  Before a crowd of about 50 volunteers, Walker delivered his usual stump speech …
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Brendan O'Brien / Reuters:
Two new polls show tight race in Wisconsin recall  —  (Reuters) - Two public opinion polls released on Sunday show Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker with a lead of three and six percentage points two days before the election to recall him because of a new law reducing the power of public sector unions.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Page
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” …
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Recall Battle in Wisconsin May Snarl Obama Camp
Twitchy:
Last minute smear job: Dems claim Scott Walker fathered ‘love child’ 24 years ago; Update: Debunked by reporter
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
What It's Like At America's Most Polarized Dairy Breakfast
Discussion: Althouse, RedState and National Review
Non Member / Wisconsin Citizens Media Co-op:
Integrity: The Child Scott Walker Left Behind
First Read / msnbc.com:   Walker, Barrett almost cross paths at Wisconsin breakfast
BuzzFeed:
Obama's 2008 Donors Don't Give In 2012  —  Nearly 90% of the Americans who gave $200 to Obama's 2008 campaign haven't re-upped this year.  Disillusionment, and hard times: “I wish he was the socialist they accused him of being,” says one.  —  Donors who gave $200 to Barack Obama in 2008 but have not yet in 2012, by location.
CNN:
Poll: Romney's favorable rating jumps, but Obama still more popular  —  Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's favorable ratings are on the rise, but a new national poll indicates that President Barack Obama remains more popular than his Republican challenger.  —  According to a CNN/ORC International …
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CNN:
Obama campaign hits Romney's Massachusetts record in new TV ad  —  Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election team is taking their attack on Republican challenger Mitt Romney's Massachusetts record into the ad wars.  —  The Obama campaign announced Monday that they're …
Discussion: Politico, Washington Wire and msnbc.com
Jonathan Martinand Alexander Burns / Politico:
Romney's man with the plan
Discussion: RedState and ABCNEWS
Jon Swaine / Telegraph:
War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod ‘had to be separated’  —  Eric Holder, Barack Obama's attorney general and David Axelrod, his top political adviser had to be separated after squaring up during a furious row over attempts to impose White House operatives in the justice department.
Susan Edelman / New York Post:
New minority label at CUNY: ‘Jewish’  —  Something isn't kosher about a CUNY scheme to single out Jews, angry professors charge.  —  Touting a move to make its faculty more diverse, CUNY administrators have broken out Jews into a separate minority group: “White/Jewish.”
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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
France: Muslim mob beats three Jewish students with hammers, iron bars
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Julia Lyon / Salt Lake Tribune:
Mormons march in Gay Pride Parade to build bridges  —  Mormons Building Bridges says it wanted to send message of love to the LGBT community and hopes to inspire others to do the same.  —  | The Salt Lake Tribune  —  Before the drag queens in heels danced across Main Street …
Discussion: NEWS 9 and New York Magazine
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
This Republican Economy  —  What should be done about the economy?  Republicans claim to have the answer: slash spending and cut taxes.  What they hope voters won't notice is that that's precisely the policy we've been following the past couple of years.  Never mind the Democrat in the White House …
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Cuomo Seeks Cut in Frisk Arrests  —  Wading into the debate over stop-and-frisk police tactics, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to ask legislators on Monday for a change in New York State law that would drastically reduce the number of people who could be arrested for marijuana possession as a result of police stops.
 
 
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