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10:50 AM ET, June 6, 2012

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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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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 …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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:
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.
Discussion: CNN, Local, Hot Air and americanthinker.com
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.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Despite Scott Walker's win, Obama outpolls Romney in Wisconsin  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is on his way to victory in the state's recall election tonight, but looking forward to the fall, the Obama campaign may have something positive to glean from the results.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama campaign: ‘Strong message’ sent to Walker  —  The Obama campaign — which has largely kept President Obama himself out of the Wisconsin recall election — puts out a statement saying that a message had been sent to Gov. Scott Walker, despite his win.  —  “While tonight's outcome …
Stephanie Jones / Journal Times:
Lehman declares win
Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:   A Wisconsin Domino Effect?
New York Post:   All that's ‘left’ is to sound the death knell for unions
Mic Network Inc / PolicyMic:
Wisconsin Recall Election Scandal: Scott Walker at Center of Massive Cover-Up John Doe Investigation
Mj Lee / Politico:   Sarah Palin: 'Obama's goose is cooked'
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Anger And Denial — And A Slap To The Democrat's Face — In Wisconsin
Discussion: CNN and Washington Post
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
What It All Means, Initial Thoughts
Discussion: JSOnline
Lexington Green / Chicago Boyz:
Wisconsin / Stalingrad  —  Mr. Walker's victory is the Stalingrad of the Left.
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
John Celock / The Huffington Post:
Scott Walker Recall: Democratic State Senator Asks For Voter Fraud Investigation
Discussion: Firedoglake
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
WALKER WINS ANYWAY!  —  Wisconsin Democrats Are Busing in Supporters From Minnesota …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Gov. Walker fends off recall effort
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, msnbc.com and CNN
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ABCNEWS:
Barrett Slapped In Face After Conceding Recall To Walker
Discussion: The Rightnewz
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 Tax Cuts Should Be Extended
Discussion: Hot Air
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
US Already in ‘Recession,’ Extend Tax Cuts: Bill Clinton
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 …
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 …
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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 …
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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