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9:15 PM ET, June 5, 2012

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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Reports: Robo-calls lying to Wisconsin voters  —  Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said his campaign is contacting Wisconsin residents to counter reports of a robo-call that says anyone who signed a petition to recall Gov. Scott Walker doesn't have to vote in Tuesday's election.
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Robin Bravender / Politico:
Wisconsin recall: Democrats prepare for recall recount  —  Brace yourself: Wisconsin Democrats say they are preparing for the event that the hotly contested recall race could drag on for weeks, or even longer.  —  Floating the prospect of a recount is, of course, a message that bolsters …
BuzzFeed:
Obama Emails For Barrett Obama uses campaign list to encourage supporters to support Barrett …
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Wisconsin recall stokes high turnout
Discussion: Little Green Footballs and Reuters
BuzzFeed:
Wisconsin Democrats Claim Dirty Tricks On Nasty Election Day
Washington Post:
Unions flex muscle in early Wisconsin recall exit polls
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Wisconsin Democrats Are Busing in Supporters From Minnesota for Recall Vote (Video) ...Update: Michigan Too!
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Mark Maremont / Wall Street Journal:
How Romney Pushed State Health Bill  —  Emails Show Governor Defending Insurance Mandate for Massachusetts Residents  —  When Mitt Romney left office as Massachusetts governor, his aides removed all emails from a server computer in the governor's office, and purchased and carted off hard drives …
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Critique of Obama Jobs Record Puts Romney in a Bind  —  If there's one thing Mitt Romney cannot stand, it's when President Obama blames the economic situation he inherited from former president George W. Bush for the country's current gloomy challenges.  —  “What he's very good at is finding …
Amy Willis / Telegraph:
Barack Obama calls Mitt Romney ‘George’ in latest election gaffe
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
New York Times nails Mitt Romney's dissembling
The Boston Globe:
Romney's solar slam at Obama backfires
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Paycheck Fairness Act is defeated in Senate  —  Democratic legislation meant to fight gender discrimination in the workplace failed in the Democrat-controlled Senate Tuesday on a procedural vote.  —  In a 52 to 47 tally the Senate defeated the Paycheck Fairness Act.
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Republican senator introduces alternative to Paycheck Fairness Act
Seung Min Kim / Politico:   Paycheck Fairness Act fails to advance in Senate
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
US Already in ‘Recession,’ Extend Tax Cuts: Bill Clinton  —  Former President Bill Clinton told CNBC Tuesday that the US economy already is in a recession and urged Congress to extend all the tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year.  —  In a taped interview aired on “Closing Bell,” …
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Clinton breaks with Obama on extending Bush-era tax rates  —  Former President Bill Clinton broke with President Obama over the Bush-era tax rates, saying he has “no problem” with extending them temporarily.  —  “I don't have any problem with extending all of it now, including the current spending level …
Discussion: Politico, Ballot Box and The Hill
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded  —  Labels inside every box of morning-after pills, drugs widely used to prevent pregnancy after sex, say they may work by blocking fertilized eggs from implanting in a woman's uterus.  Respected medical authorities …
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
DOJ to House Republicans: Let's resolve ‘Fast and Furious’ issue  —  The Justice Department told House Republican leaders on Tuesday it was working to reach “a mutually acceptable resolution” to grant Congress access to information about a botched gun-tracking operation and avoid contempt proceedings from Attorney General Eric Holder.
Discussion: Politico
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Jerry Seper / Washington Times:
Issa: Officials had information about ‘reckless tactics’ in ‘Fast and Furious’
Discussion: National Review
New York Times:
Abu Yahya al-Libi of Al Qaeda Said to Be Killed  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Central Intelligence Agency drone strike in Pakistan's tribal belt killed Al Qaeda's deputy leader, Abu Yahya al-Libi, American officials said on Tuesday, dealing another blow to the group in a lawless area that has long …
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Paul Cruickshank / CNN:
Al-Libi death a major blow for al Qaeda
Telegraph:
Barbara Walters: the key emails  —  Following her exclusive interview with Bashar al-Assad, Barbara Walters tried to use her influence to help one of the Syrian dictator's former aides.  Here are the key emails.  —  Sheherazad Jaafari to Barbara Walters [The day after the Assad interview airs …
Meg Jones / JSOnline:
Forms, ballots running out at some Milwaukee polling places  —  Registration forms and ballots are running out at some City of Milwaukee polling sites.  —  Poll workers at Phyllis Wheatley School, 2442 N. 20th St., reported having only 10 paper ballots shortly after 6 p.m. with many people waiting in line.
Discussion: Guardian and ThinkProgress
Caitlin McDevitt / Politico:
Browne: Obama running on empty  —  Jackson Browne will vote for President Obama in November, but he's not excited about it.  —  “It wouldn't and shouldn't be a f—ing surprise to anybody that I'm going to vote for Obama,” the singer recently told The Wrap.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jeffrey Toobin / News Desk:
The Real Stakes in the Health-Care Case: A Guide  —  No, I do not know what day the Supreme Court will decide the heath-care case.  (Best guess: June 25th.)  No, I have not “heard anything” about how the Justices will rule on the challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney in Texas: 'This is Obama's economy, not George Bush's'  —  Mitt Romney hammered President Obama over the economy and jobs Tuesday in the Republican nominee's first public appearance since disappointing jobs numbers were released Friday morning.  —  Romney said blame for the economy's …
Discussion: Politico, CNN, Ballot Box and Weasel Zippers
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Minnesota moving against marriage ban  —  Minnesota's constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage now appears to be in serious danger of failing, a reversal from a PPP poll four months ago when it led for passage by a 48/44 margin.  —  Now only 43% of voters support the proposed amendment, with 49% of voters opposed to it.
 
 
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Madison City Clerk: Turnout Is On Pace To Reach 119%
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
The White House's use of data on the gender wage gap
Metrosexual Black AbeJ / Balloon Juice:
The Reichstag fire next time
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama up in Florida  —  PPP's newest Florida poll finds little change …
Discussion: Ballot Box
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Did Mitt Romney ‘Long’ To Serve In Vietnam?
Discussion: The Columbus Dispatch
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Breaking with Romney, Murkowski warns against ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to Solyndra
Discussion: The Hill, RedState and msnbc.com
Bruce Bartlett / Economix:
Rich Nontaxpayers  —  Bruce Bartlett held senior policy roles …
Discussion: The New Republic
WisPolitics Election Blog:
Dems cry foul early into Election Day; Sen. Taylor demands investigation
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Newsweek hires Atlantic's Megan McArdle
Discussion: TBogg and Balloon Juice
Michael D. Lemonick / Time:
NASA Gets Two New Hubble Telescopes — Absolutely Free
Discussion: The Agonist and Washington Monthly
 

 
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