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8:25 AM ET, June 4, 2012


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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” …
Last minute smear job: Dems claim Scott Walker fathered ‘love child’ 24 years ago; Update: Debunked by reporter … With two days to go before Wisconsin's recall election, Gov. Walker is looking very strong in the polls.  According to Intrade, he has a 96 percent chance of winning on Tuesday.
Discussion: neo-neocon and Power Line
Non Member / Wisconsin Citizens Media Co-op:
Integrity: The Child Scott Walker Left Behind
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.
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.
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
What It's Like At America's Most Polarized Dairy Breakfast
Discussion: Althouse, RedState and National Review
First Read /   Walker, Barrett almost cross paths at Wisconsin breakfast
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 BuzzFeed
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 …
Discussion: Politico and The Page
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.”
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
France: Muslim mob beats three Jewish students with hammers, iron bars  —  On Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, Muslims troll for Jews to beat senseless.  Three young Jewish students were attacked by a gang of twelve Muslims in Lyons, France, yesterday on Shabbat.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Dreaming of a Superhero  —  ON Friday night, the nation's capital …
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 …
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.
David W. Chen / New York Times:
State Senator Thomas Duane, a Gay Rights Advocate, to Retire  —  State Senator Thomas K. Duane, who first burst onto the political scene two decades ago, when he disclosed during a successful bid for City Council that he was H.I.V. positive, and later made his mark as the first openly gay member …
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay and Advocate
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Intersecting Worlds of Romney and Obama  —  WASHINGTON — Points of unity: Mitt Romney and President Obama both like process-driven decisions, iPads, ABC's “Modern Family” and chicken.  —  Grilled chicken, not fried, in keeping with the shared body-mindedness of the combatants …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:   Mass. Gov. Patrick: Romney record on jobs was ‘not good enough’
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