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11:35 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: Washington Post
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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
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 …
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:
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.
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 …
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.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
What It All Means, Initial Thoughts
Discussion: JSOnline
Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:   A Wisconsin Domino Effect?
ABCNEWS:
Barrett Slapped In Face After Conceding Recall To Walker
Discussion: The Rightnewz
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Cable news takes sides in Wis.
New York Post:   All that's ‘left’ is to sound the death knell for unions
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Anger And Denial — And A Slap To The Democrat's Face — In Wisconsin
Mic Network Inc / PolicyMic:
Wisconsin Recall Election Scandal: Scott Walker at Center of Massive Cover-Up John Doe Investigation
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.
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 …
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Thoughts on how to avoid another Great Depression
Discussion: JustOneMinute
CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans' attitudes toward gay community changing  —  Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans say they support legally recognizing same-sex marriage amid growing evidence that the public's become more comfortable with gays and lesbians, according to a new national poll.
Discussion: Advocate and Reuters
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Jackie Calmes / The Caucus:
Obama Heads West for Dollars and Thanks From Gay Supporters
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
President Obama in California gold rush
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools and CNN
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
Monica Davey / The Caucus:
Wisconsin Democrats Claim Victory in State Senate  —  WAUKESHA, Wis. — After being soundly defeated in their fight to recall Gov. Scott Walker from office, Democrats in Wisconsin on Wednesday were claiming a smaller victory — control, at least for now, of the State Senate.
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Stephanie Jones / Journal Times:
Lehman declares win
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Senate Democrats blast national security leak about cyberattack against Iran  —  Senate Democrats on Tuesday blasted leaks to the press about a cyberattack against Iran and warned the disclosure of President Obama's order could put the United States at risk of a retaliatory strike.
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Ilya Shapiro / Wall Street Journal:
Why Obama Strikes Out In Court
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
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.
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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