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9:05 AM ET, June 5, 2012

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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 …
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Robin Bravender / Politico:
Wisconsin Dems sidestep labor debate in recall  —  MILWAUKEE — The bitter battle over union rights in Wisconsin sent masses of angry protesters flooding into the streets, placed the state at the center of a national debate over Big Labor's power and sparked the historic recall to topple GOP Gov. Scott Walker.
Washington Examiner:
Wisconsin labor fight started ugly, ended ugly  —  Protesters chant ‘shame’ in protest after the House voted to pass the state's controversial budget bill in the Wisconsin assembly chamber on March 10, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Discussion: Hot Air
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Gov. Walker knocks Obama for shying away from Wisconsin recall
Monica Davey / New York Times:
Wisconsin Governor Recall Election Is Today
Josh Eidelson / Salon:
Wisconsin's resentment factor
Ezra Klein:
The Keynesian case for Romney  —  Even if you disagree with every one of Mitt Romney's policies, there's a chance he's still the best candidate to lift the economy in 2013.  —  That's not because he has business experience.  For all his bluster about the lessons taught by the private sector …
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Obama joins Dem blitz before Senate vote on equal pay measure  —  The White House and congressional Democrats on Monday launched a full-fledged public-relations blitz in support of a paycheck-fairness measure in advance of a key Senate vote on Tuesday.  —  President Obama …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Giffords's potential successor runs from Obama  —  When it comes to President Barack Obama and the special House election to succeed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, there's the personal and then there's the political.  —  The personal: Days after bullets pierced his thigh and cheek in the shooting rampage …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Ballot Box
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Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
OVERNIGHT CAMPAIGN: Proxy battles and recall matches
BuzzFeed:
Bill Clinton: Romney Presidency Would Be Calamitous For The World  —  Last week he complimented Romney, today he doesn't pull any punches.  —  (AP / Ronald Zak)  —  Former President Bill Clinton warned of global danger in the event Mitt Romney wins in the fall — a shift in tone …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Bill Clinton / CNN:
Clinton and Obama hit up the Big Apple
Discussion: Politico and Weekly Standard
New York Post:
Team O turns tone-deaf  —  Remember how all the buzz about the 2008 campaign was how young and fresh and new and exciting and YouTube-y and Internet-y and Will.I.AM-y the Obama campaign was?  Well, the Obama 2012 campaign is turning into . . . a raffle.  Or a school auction.  Or something.
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette and Betsy's Page
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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE - THE VETTING - SENATOR BARACK OBAMA ATTENDED BILL AYERS BARBECUE, JULY 4, 2005  —  As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama's early backers and his colleague …
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Partisan Polarization Surges in Bush, Obama Years  —  Trends in American Values: 1987-2012  —  OVERVIEW  —  As Americans head to the polls this November, their values and basic beliefs are more polarized along partisan lines than at any point in the past 25 years.
Shiv Malik / Guardian:
Unemployed bussed in to steward river pageant  —  Coachloads of jobless people brought in to work unpaid on river pageant as part of Work Programme  —  Call for inquiry into use of unpaid jobseekers as jubilee stewards  —  A group of long-term unemployed jobseekers were bussed into London …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Have We Reached an Economic Tipping Point for the President?  - Today's Q's for O's WH - 6/4/2012  —  TAPPER: Who specifically is “rooting for failure”?  —  CARNEY: I think that when you have a situation where action is not being taken on Capitol Hill where it is obvious …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
NASA gets two military spy telescopes for astronomy  —  The secretive government agency that flies spy satellites has made a stunning gift to NASA: two exquisite telescopes as big and powerful as the Hubble Space Telescope.  They've never left the ground and are in storage in Rochester, N.Y.
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
US: Israel ‘supportive’ of new Iranian sanctions if nuclear talks fail  —  An Obama administration official says that Israel is “supportive” of future U.S. sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program if negotiations between Tehran and six world powers fail.
Susanne Craig / DealBook:
Goldman Sachs Cuts a Little Deeper  —  It isn't getting better out there.  —  Wall Street, which has been paring its ranks over the last year as it struggles with lackluster markets and new regulations, is cutting deeper as it heads into what is expected to be a rough summer.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Felix Salmon
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
A speech I'd like to hear Obama deliver  —  Later this month, the Supreme Court will deliver its ruling in the Obamacare case.  Suppose the government loses.  What will Obama say?  Perhaps his speech will go something like this:  —  “My fellow citizens.  I'm not going to mince words.
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Messina: We're Doing Great!  Oh, and We May Lose Wisconsin.  —  The Obama campaign releases a video with campaign manager Jim Messina, discussing the state of the race.  —  “We're actually ahead of where we were at this point last time around.  Remember summer of 2008?
Billy House / NationalJournal.com:
Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery  —  A big splash occurred on Monday morning at the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol.  —  No, this wasn't one of those unexpected guest appearances for celebrities to talk to reporters about some favorite cause.  —  This splash came from an exploding urinal.
 
 
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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Muslim Yelling “Allahu Akbar” Beheads His Wife In Front of Their Six Children Before Throwing …
Discussion: Daily Mail and The Gateway Pundit
Sylvia Westall / Reuters:
Kuwaiti gets 10 years for Twitter blasphemy
Kate Taylor / City Room:
Gay Rights Groups to Join Others in Condemning Stop-and-Frisk
The Atlantic Online:
Tiananmen Square, Then and Now  —  Twenty-three years ago today …
Discussion: Gawker
William Bergstrom / Politico:
Andrew Cuomo proposes lower pot possession charge
Discussion: Associated Press and ThinkProgress
Free exchange:
A big hairball of risk
Discussion: Felix Salmon
Associated Press:
Obama a socialist? Many scoff, but claim persists
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Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Romney Would Save $5 Million In Taxes If He Wins The Election
Discussion: PERRspectives
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Heritage Foundation ‘Expert’ Cannot Cite Any Examples Of Actual Voter Fraud
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
CNN Panelist: ‘You Are An Idiot’ If Your Presidential Vote Depends On Marijuana Legalization
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Raw Story
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
North Carolina GOP Platform Says Government Should Be Able To Discriminate Against Gays
Discussion: The Raw Story
CNN:
Local election boards in Florida advised to stop voter ‘purge’
Discussion: Washington Post and The Hill