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11:40 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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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Wisconsin Recall LIVE (Update - WALKER WINS!!!!)  —  We will stay live until the results are in.  —  You can comment in the Live Feed with any of the usual social media user i.d.'s such as Twitter, Facebook and Open ID (Google, Yahoo, etc.).  Your Legal Insurrection log in will NOT work.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
WALKER WINS ANYWAY!  -—  Wisconsin Democrats Are Busing in Supporters From Minnesota for Recall Vote (Video) ...Update: Michigan Too!  —  Democrats in Wisconsin are busing in supporters from Minnesota today for the recall vote against Governor Scott Walker.  —  On Twitter Democrats say they are driving in from across America.
Richard Adams / Guardian:
Scott Walker wins Wisconsin recall challenge - live coverage  —  Live coverage of the results in the Wisconsin recall election as Republican governor Scott Walker holds off a challenge from Democratic candidate Tom Barrett  —  11.25pm: Scott Walker takes the stage, and he lacks Tonette's electricity as a speaker.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Wisconsin recall: Scott Walker wins  —  A two-year saga of recall elections, public demonstrations, litigation and legislative walkouts hurtled to a finish Tuesday as Wisconsin voters turned out in massive numbers to vote on whether to keep Republican Gov. Scott Walker in office.
Discussion: CNN, Little Green Footballs and Reuters
Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Walker survives recall election in Wisconsin  —  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers.
Washington Post:
Unions flex muscle in early Wisconsin recall exit polls
Matthew Jaffe / ABCNEWS:
Gov. Scott Walker Defeats Recall Challenge in Wisconsin
Discussion: Fox News and Conservatives4Palin
Larry Sandler / JSOnline:
Heavy turnout reported across Wisconsin
Discussion: Guardian, Daily Kos and The Impolitic
Kevin Hechtkopf / CBS News:
Early Wisconsin recall exit polls show Obama has edge over Romney in presidential race
BuzzFeed:
Obama Emails For Barrett Obama uses campaign list to encourage supporters to support Barrett …
Robin Bravender / Politico:
Wisconsin recall: Democrats prepare for recall recount
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
New York Times nails Mitt Romney's dissembling  —  As I've been noting here far too often, the core claims that form the basis for Mitt Romney's entire case for the presidency have been allowed to escape scrutiny for months and months on end.  Romney claims that we know Obama's policies …
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Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:   Critique of Obama Jobs Record Puts Romney in a Bind
Amy Willis / Telegraph:
Barack Obama calls Mitt Romney ‘George’ in latest election gaffe
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney in Texas: 'This is Obama's economy, not George Bush's'
Discussion: CNN, Politico, Ballot Box and Weasel Zippers
The Boston Globe:
Romney's solar slam at Obama backfires
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Madison City Clerk: Turnout Is On Pace To Reach 119%  —  A local reporter in Wisconsin is reporting record turnout in Madison: … Turnout in excess of 100% is possible because Wisconsin allows same-day voter registration.  The numbers suggest that many people are registering at the polls.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
Wisconsin recall turnout: 119 percent?  Not exactly  —  By all reports, voter turnout is extremely high in Wisconsin today and Twitter has been abuzz with reports of 119 percent turnout in the liberal stronghold of Madison.  —  But that number — which would have meant more voters …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Dana Loesch / BREITBART.COM:
REPORT: 119% VOTER TURNOUT IN MADISON, WI  —  A Madison City Clerk has told a Wisconsin radio host that turnout for the area is expected at over 100%, up to 119%.  What makes it all the more interesting is that this story comes from a far-left site.  —  Heavy turnout in Madison …
Discussion: Instapundit and The Gateway Pundit
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
Discussion: Politico, Ballot Box and The Hill
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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CBO's Publications:
The 2012 Long-Term Budget Outlook  —  Over the past few years, the federal government has been recording budget deficits that are the largest as a share of the economy since 1945.  Consequently, the amount of federal debt held by the public has surged.  By the end of this year …
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James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
CBO: Massive rise in U.S. debt crashes our economic forecasting model in 2035
Discussion: Doug Ross and protein wisdom
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 …
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 …
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: Scared Monkeys and Weasel Zippers
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Consulting on the Aaron Walker / Brett Kimberlin Case  —  I'm pleased to say that I'll be consulting with Aaron Walker's defense lawyer in the case I discussed last week, in which a Maryland judge issued a “peace order” — in other states, generally called a “restraining order” …
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 …
 
 
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