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2:55 AM ET, June 6, 2012

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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Richard Adams / Guardian:
Scott Walker wins Wisconsin recall challenge - as it happened  —  • Scott Walker comfortably wins Wisconsin recall election  —  • Republicans jubilant at victory in high-profile contest  —  • Exit polls predicting close race proved to be flawed  —  • Mitt Romney says result will ‘echo’ beyond Wisconsin
Matthew Jaffe / ABCNEWS:
Gov. Scott Walker Defeats Recall Challenge in Wisconsin  —  Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker casts his ballot Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Wauwatosa, Wis. (Morry Gash/AP)  —  Wisconsin voters rejected a year-long effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker and replace him with Democratic challenger Tom Barrett.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Wisconsin recall: Scott Walker wins  —  A two-year saga of recall elections, public demonstrations, litigation and legislative walkouts drew to a finish Tuesday as Wisconsin voters turned out in massive numbers and voted to keep Republican Gov. Scott Walker in office.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Open thread: Wisconsin; Update: Revised exit poll says Walker by four; Update: NBC, Fox News call it for Walker; Update: Barrett concedes; Update: Walker by 7.5 with 96% counted; Update: Walker exceeds 2010 vote total  —  Polls close at 9 p.m. ET but we surely won't get a call until late tonight, and maybe not even then.
Washington Post:
Unions flex muscle in early Wisconsin recall exit polls  —  Early exit polling in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election suggests that union household comprise roughly a third of all voters, a share of the vote that is higher than either of the last two presidential or gubernatorial elections held in the state.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama campaign: ‘Strong message’ sent to Walker
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Rightnewz
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Gov. Walker fends off recall effort
Discussion: Politico and Truthdig
Kevin Hechtkopf / CBS News:   Early Wisconsin recall exit polls: 60 percent say recalls are only for official misconduct
Larry Sandler / JSOnline:
Heavy turnout reported across Wisconsin
Discussion: Guardian, Daily Kos and The Impolitic
John Celock / The Huffington Post:
Scott Walker Recall: Democratic State Senator Asks For Voter Fraud Investigation
Discussion: Firedoglake
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Why Scott Walker won the Wisconsin recall
Wall Street Journal:
Walker Prevails in Wisconsin Recall
Kyle Olson / EAGnews.org:
Teachers union president brags about pushing Walker recall in schools
Lexington Green / Chicago Boyz:
Wisconsin / Stalingrad  —  Mr. Walker's victory is the Stalingrad of the Left.
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST and Instapundit
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.
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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 …
Charles Mahtesian / Politico:
Wisconsin recall turnout: 119 percent? Not exactly
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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Byron Tau / Politico:
Bill Clinton ditches Obama message — again
Discussion: CNN and New York Magazine
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney in Texas: 'This is Obama's economy, not George Bush's'
Discussion: CNN, Politico, Ballot Box and Weasel Zippers
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Clinton breaks with Obama on extending Bush-era tax rates
Discussion: Ballot Box, Politico and The Hill
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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Amy Willis / Telegraph:
Barack Obama calls Mitt Romney ‘George’ in latest election gaffe
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:   Critique of Obama Jobs Record Puts Romney in a Bind
John Cook / Gawker:
Well, it Looks Like Someone Hacked Into Mitt Romney's Private Email [Update]  —  Everything old is new again: A tipster has emailed Gawker claiming to have hacked into Mitt Romney's private email and DropBox accounts.  —  You will recall that roughly four years ago, 4Chan hackers got …
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
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite and Riehl World View
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Raf Sanchez / Telegraph:
Barbara Walters apologises over links to Syrian aide of Bashar al-Assad
Eric Grosse / Google Online Security Blog:
Security warnings for suspected state-sponsored attacks  —  We are constantly on the lookout for malicious activity on our systems, in particular attempts by third parties to log into users' accounts unauthorized.  When we have specific intelligence—either directly from users …
 
 
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