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11:15 AM ET, June 6, 2012

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Politico:
Wisconsin recall: The biggest losers  —  Vince Lombardi, the man who taught Cheeseheads to think with clarity about the severe consequences of victory and defeat, once offered this gem about life: “Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.”  —  Scott Walker last night showed Wisconsin …
Discussion: The Week
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New York Times:
Walker Survives Wisconsin Recall Vote  —  WAUKESHA, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker, whose decision to cut collective bargaining rights for most public workers set off a firestorm in a state usually known for its political civility, held on to his job on Tuesday, becoming the first governor …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Supporter slaps Tom Barrett after loss  —  Talk about hitting a man when he's down.  —  Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett not only lost to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall election, but he was also slapped by a supporter after his concession speech.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, The Daily Caller and msnbc.com
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A wake-up call for Dems, labor, and the left  —  Scott Walker's victory in tonight's recall battle is a major wake-up call for the left, Democrats, and unions about the true nature of the new, post-Citizens United political landscape, and it should force a major reckoning among liberals …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Why Scott Walker won the Wisconsin recall  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) escaped a recall effort championed by organized labor and touted by many within both parties as a preview of the fall presidential campaign in the Badger State.  —  Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 4, 2012.
Wesley Lam / Twitchy:
“Kill Scott Walker”: Angry libs flood Twitter with death threats after Wisconsin recall defeat … Tonight, liberal Twitter users are openly advocating the assassination of Gov. Scott Walker:
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
In Wisconsin, the Left Picked a Fight — and Lost  —  It doesn't mean Obama is going to lose, but the failed attempt to recall Scott Walker gives Democrats and organized labor reason to fear an emboldened conservative agenda.  —  It's important to remember, as Democrats cope with their failure …
Lee Bergquist / JSOnline:
Democrats appear to take Senate with narrow Lehman win  —  Race in Racine County still out  —  By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel  —  Democrats appeared to have assumed control of the state Senate with results posted early Wednesday showing former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) defeating incumbent Van Wanggaard in a tight race.
Thomas Grier / The Daily Caller:
Ignore the spin: Wisconsin was a disaster for Democrats and President Obama  —  If you pause and listen carefully, you might be able to hear the despair coming from Jim Messina, President Obama's 2012 campaign manager, and David Axelrod, Obama's top strategist and communications director …
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Unions suffer blow in Walker's recall victory  —  Organized labor suffered a crushing blow with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) victory in Tuesday's recall, a possible sign of their fading power and a worrying result for union supporters ahead of November's election.
Monica Davey / The Caucus:
Wisconsin Democrats Claim Victory in State Senate
ABCNEWS:
Barrett Slapped In Face After Conceding Recall To Walker
Discussion: The Rightnewz
Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:   A Wisconsin Domino Effect?
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Cable news takes sides in Wis.
Stephanie Jones / Journal Times:
Lehman declares win
New York Post:   All that's ‘left’ is to sound the death knell for unions
Mj Lee / Politico:   Sarah Palin: 'Obama's goose is cooked'
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
What It All Means, Initial Thoughts
Discussion: JSOnline
Mic Network Inc / PolicyMic:
Wisconsin Recall Election Scandal: Scott Walker at Center of Massive Cover-Up John Doe Investigation
John Celock / The Huffington Post:
Scott Walker Recall: Democratic State Senator Asks For Voter Fraud Investigation
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Firedoglake
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Gov. Walker fends off recall effort
Byron Tau / Politico:
Clinton again splits with Obama  —  Last week, former President Bill Clinton disavowed a central theme of President Barack Obama's reelection campaign.  Tuesday, he added that a key piece of the White House's policy agenda doesn't make much sense to him either.
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Jared A. Favole / Washington Wire:
Summers Says U.S. Needs to Avoid Slowdown
Discussion: Hot Air
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
US Already in ‘Recession,’ Extend Tax Cuts: Bill Clinton
Quinnipiac University:
McMahon, Murphy Open Big Leads In Connecticut Primaries, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Two Front-Runners Neck-And-Neck In General Election  —  Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon leads former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays 59 - 30 percent in the Republican primary for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat …
Discussion: Politico and Washington Wire
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Quinnipiac University:
Cuccinelli Has 3-1 Lead In 2013 Virginia GOP Gov Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds …
Discussion: Reuters, CNN and GOP 12
Meredith Woerner / io9:
R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles  —  Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91.
Jackie Calmes / The Caucus:
Obama Heads West for Dollars and Thanks From Gay Supporters  —  Only weeks ago, a gay rights gala in Los Angeles on Wednesday night loomed on President Obama's calendar as a reminder of his awkward “evolving” but still-unsupportive stance on same-sex marriage.
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Amie Parnes / The Hill:
President Obama in California gold rush
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools and CNN
Neha Tara Mehta / The New York World:
Hispanic entrepreneurs balk at city demand for proof of ethnicity  —  When Celines De Leon-Veras decided to get her cleaning company certified under New York City's program assisting minority businesses, she thought she would get easy access to winning city contracts.
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and National Review
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Panic has become all too rational  —  Suppose that in June 2007 you had been told that the UK 10-year bond would be yielding 1.54 per cent, the US Treasury 10-year 1.47 per cent and the German 10-year 1.17 per cent on June 1 2012.  Suppose, too, you had been told that official short rates varied …
Associated Press:
WATCH: Michelle Obama delivers Top 10 list on Letterman  —  WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama took a turn on David Letterman's “Late Show” on Tuesday to give us a few Top 10 “fun facts” about gardening.  —  Her No. 1: “With enough care and effort you can grow your own Barack-oli,” …
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
Raf Sanchez / Telegraph:
Barbara Walters apologises over links to Syrian aide of Bashar al-Assad  —  Barbara Walters, the grande dame of American television news, has been forced to apologise after it emerged that she had tried to use her influence to further the career of a former leading aide of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
 
 
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