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9:55 PM ET, June 6, 2012

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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Barney Frank: Dems, unions made ‘big mistake’ in pushing for Wisconsin recall  —  Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) slammed unions and liberal activists for pushing to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).  —  “I think the people on the Democratic side made a big mistake and the funding thing was a big deal …
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Kos / Daily Kos:
GOP outplaying its Wisconsin hand  —  Barack Obama touring Wisconsin back in February.  (Jason Reed/Reuters)  —  I'm not going to sugarcoat it, losing the governor's race in Wisconsin sucked.  While we'll crunch the numbers on turnout in a later post, the exit polls point to two major reasons …
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
The “People United” Go Down In Flames  —  The American left as we have come to know it suffered a devastating blow in Wisconsin last night.  The organized heart of the left gave everything it had to the fight against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: heart, shoe leather, wallet and soul.
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
We Are the 119%  —  MSNBC: My Schadenfreude Now Blankets Cable.  —  Last night we got home from a dinner and discovered something wonderful when we switched on the television.  There's an entire cable network called MSNBC devoted to the entertainment of conservatives.
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 …
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:
Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
Obama frets after ‘terrifying’ recall vote
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
Ross Douthat / Campaign Stops:
No Recall  —  For disappointed Democrats, seduced by early exit polls …
Lee Bergquist / JSOnline:
Democrats appear to take Senate with narrow Lehman win
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:   Notes on the Big Win
Alec MacGillis / The New Republic:
Meet The Walker-Obama Voter
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Rendell: Wisconsin recall a ‘dumb political fight’ for labor to pick
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air, TheBlaze.com and CNN
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Saxby Chambliss, U.S. Senator for Georgia:
Chambliss Demands Inquiry Into Attacks Against Conservative Commentators  —  Sends letter to Attorney General Eric Holder about recent “SWAT-ting” incidents  —  Sends letter to Attorney General Eric Holder about recent “SWAT-ting” incidents  —  WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss …
Paul Krugman:
Estonian Rhapsody  —  Since Estonia has suddenly become the poster child for austerity defenders — they're on the euro and they're booming!  — I thought it might be useful to have a picture of what we're talking about.  Here's real GDP, from Eurostat:  —  So, a terrible — Depression-level …
John Bates / NewsBusters.org blogs:
First Lady Requires Photo ID for Her Book Signings; Voter ID Law-hating Media Fail to Note Obama Hypocrisy  —  The Obama administration has done its best to oppose states from instituting new, stricter voter ID laws, complaining that many minority voters lack photo identification.
Gerald Jonas / New York Times:
Ray Bradbury, Master of Science Fiction, Dies at 91  —  Ray Bradbury, a master of science fiction whose imaginative and lyrical evocations of the future reflected both the optimism and the anxieties of his own postwar America, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles.  He was 91.
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Meredith Woerner / io9:
R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles
John Cook / Gawker:
Mitt Romney's Hotmail Hacker Would Like You to Know That He Is Very, Very Sorry  —  Yesterday, a tipster sent us a note indicating that he had successfully accessed Mitt Romney's Hotmail and DropBox accounts after guessing the answer to a security question—Romney's favorite pet.
TMZ.com:
14-Year-Old Talk Show Host — Homosexuality is ‘Perverted’ Choice  —  14-YEAR-OLD TALK SHOW HOST  —  Gays Choose Perversion  —  No Matter What Gaga Says  —  You gotta laugh just a little watching a 14-year-old radio talk show host blast homosexuality as a choice people make — regardless of what Lady Gaga says.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Another Federal Judge Strikes Down DOMA  —  Another federal judge has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), finding the law unconstitutional.  —  The victory comes in the case of Edie Windsor, who was seeking a refund of the federal estate tax paid by the estate of her late wife.
Amos Kamil / New York Times:
The Horace Mann School's Secret History of Sexual Abuse  —  From the elevated platform of the No. 1 train's last stop at 242nd Street, you can just about see the lush 18-acre campus of the Horace Mann School.  The walk from the station is short, but it traverses worlds.
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Miss Pennsylvania USA Resigns In Protest Of Transgender Candidates  —  Before Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss USA last week, she answered a question about transgender contestants in the pageant, openly embracing their inclusion.  But Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin …
Twitter Blog:
Taking flight: #Twitterbird  —  Over the past six years, the world has become familiar with a little blue bird.  The bird is everywhere, constantly associated with Twitter the service, and Twitter the company.  —  Starting today you'll begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird.
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Jeb: 2012 was “probably my time”  —  Sure, Jeb Bush talked about not taking VP in his appearance on CBS this morning, but he's said that a thousand times.  —  This exchange was far more interesting and pretty big — he says that 2012 was probably the best moment for him to have run for president, but questions whether he could've won.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Rightnewz
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CBS News:
Jeb Bush on being VP: “Under no circumstances”
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Potential VP pick Marco Rubio reveals he's colorblind  —  If Mitt Romney taps Sen. Marco Rubio to be his running mate, he might need some help determining which states go red and blue on election night.  —  The Florida Republican and center of the veepstakes buzz revealed to ITK Tuesday …
Discussion: Mediaite, ABCNEWS and New York Magazine
Paul Krugman:
The Urge to Punish  —  I've been hearing various attempts to explain the ECB's utterly bizarre refusal to cut interest rates despite soaring unemployment, sliding inflation, and on top of all that the special problems of a monetary union that probably can't survive unless overall demand is strong.
McSweeney's:
Prospectus for Silicon Valley's Next Hot Tech IPO, Where Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong by John Flowers  —  Form S-1  —  Registration Statement  —  Under  —  The Securities Act of 1933  —  Ponzify, Inc.  —  LETTER FROM THE FOUNDERS  —  Forget Facebook.  Forget Groupon.
James Kwak / The Atlantic Online:
The GOP's Bizarre, Disturbing Passion for Raising Taxes on the Poor  —  Let's hope the Republican Party is bought and paid for by the rich, because the other explanation for its obsession with raising taxes at the bottom is far more disturbing  —  The Republicans, it goes without saying, are the party of low taxes.
Vanity Fair:
Team of Mascots  —  Four years ago, Barack Obama said he wanted a Lincoln-esque “team of rivals” in his Cabinet.  Thanks to his own temperament, the modern White House, and the 24-hour news cycle, what the president has created is something that doesn't look Lincoln-esque at all.
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Public Offerings — High-Tech, High-Worth Bachelors  —  WHEN Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook married his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, recently, one of the world's youngest billionaires was off the market.  —  But that doesn't mean that there is a dearth of eligible singles in Silicon Valley.
Discussion: Betabeat
 
 
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
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