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10:40 AM ET, June 8, 2012

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Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: What's Changed After Wisconsin  —  The Obama administration suddenly looks like a house of cards.  —  What happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption.  Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition.
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Josh Margolin / New York Post:
Booker's big mouth ruins relationship with Obama, Cabinet hopes  —  It's bye-bye, Beltway for Cory Booker.  —  Newark's mayor, who was gunning for a spot in President Obama's Cabinet, lost the chance after he shot his mouth off during a blunderingly honest TV appearance last month, sources told The Post.
Mj Lee / Politico:
Scott Walker: Put Paul Ryan on 2012 GOP ticket  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Tuesday's recall election has some speculating that he could become Mitt Romney's running mate.  —  But Walker thinks another Wisconsinite is right for the job: Rep. Paul Ryan.
Discussion: Race 4 2012
New York Times:
In New Poll, 44 Percent of Americans Approve of Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON — Just 44 percent of Americans approve of the job the Supreme Court is doing and three-quarters say the justices' decisions are sometimes influenced by their personal or political views, according to a new poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News.
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans weigh in on health care, immigration  —  (CNN) - A new poll released Friday gives insight on American attitudes toward two major cases the Supreme Court could rule on as early as Monday, one involving health care reform and the other on Arizona's controversial immigration law.
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
Michelle Malkin:
Going dark to urge congressional action: Who will protect the freedom to blog?  —  My syndicated column today covers the crucial battle between truth-telling bloggers versus convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin and his band of malicious online thugs.  In honor of the National Day of Blogger Silence called …
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Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: The Media Doesn't Understand Races in the States  —  This write-up from the Hill on a recent Pennsylvania poll is pretty similar to many others these days: … And polls like these are producing frames like these, from Charles Babington of the AP:
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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Washington Post:
Mitt Romney's fundraising outpaces President Obama's in May
Discussion: Gallup and Ballot Box
Karl / Hot Air:
No, Dems were not outspent 7 to 1 in Wisconsin  —  Politico's Glenn Thrush is the poster boy for hackery rationalizing Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the WI recall election: … You'll find less shouty, but still misleading, versions of this all over the media, e.g., Reuters, NPR …
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Jon Stewart Slams MSNBC's Coverage of Walker Recall Election: ‘MSNB-Sad’
Discussion: Hot Air
CBS News:
A record amount of money spent on Wisconsin recall
John Ruberry / Marathon Pundit:
(Video) AFSCME boss gives race-baiting speech at Occupy Milwaukee rally  —  On Wednesday, the day after Governor Scott Walker's recall election victory, Occupy Milwaukee held a rally in Pere Marquette Park, A march followed, which was at times was violent.  But the ugliest occurrence yesterday …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House defies veto threat, votes to repeal medical device tax  —  The House passed legislation Thursday that would repeal the healthcare reform law's tax on medical device manufacturers.  —  The measure won the support of 37 Democrats despite a veto threat from the Obama administration.
Discussion: Daily Kos and americanthinker.com
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Campaigns Blitz 9 Swing States in a War of Ads  —  HENDERSON, Nev. — The presidential campaigns and their allies are zeroing in mainly on nine swing states, bombarding them with commercials in the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics.  —  With so many resources focused …
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Ben Geman / The Hill:
Data show US experiencing hottest year on record thus far  —  Federal data released Thursday show the United States has had its warmest spring, it's warmest year to date, and warmest 12-month stretch on record.  —  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released figures showing …
Nicholas Ballasy / The Daily Caller:
Labor Dept. counts oil lobbyists, garbage men, bus drivers as ‘green jobs’ [VIDEO]  —  Under questioning by House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa, senior U.S. Labor Department officials revealed that the Obama administration counts oil lobbyists, bus drivers, garbage men …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats paralyzed on tax cuts  —  Senate Democratic leaders are politically paralyzed on how to proceed on the Bush-era tax rates.  —  With five months to go before the election, President Obama and key congressional Democrats remain at odds on whether the threshold for extending …
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rand Paul endorses Mitt Romney  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has endorsed Mitt Romney's presidential bid, throwing his weight behind the presumptive GOP nominee even as his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), has yet to fully terminate his White House bid.  —  Rand Paul made the move in an appearance on Fox News Channel's “Hannity.”
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Rand Paul endorses Romney
Discussion: CNN and Hit & Run
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Scheiber: Romney's Claim About My Book Is ‘False’  —  The author of a book documenting the White House's policy making strategy, cited multiple times by GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, says the former Massachusetts governor is using the book to dishonestly accuse President Obama of intentionally harming the economy.
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Arnie Seipel / NPR:
PAC Behind GOP Candidate For Gabby Giffords Seat Shows Gun In Email Appeal  —  A PAC supporting Jesse Kelly, a former Marine running to replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a special election on Tuesday, is using an image Kelly's campaign has avoided thus far — the candidate holding a gun.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Raw Story
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Reagan Was a Keynesian  —  There's no question that America's recovery from the financial crisis has been disappointing.  In fact, I've been arguing that the era since 2007 is best viewed as a “depression,” an extended period of economic weakness and high unemployment that …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Valley News Live:
Heitkamp Leads Berg in Latest Poll  —  UPDATE: Campaigns weigh in on our poll.  Click here to view  —  POLL SHOWS HEITKAMP WITH SLIM LEAD  —  The latest polling in the North Dakota U.S. Senate race shows Democrat Heidi Heitkamp holding a very slim lead over likely Republican nominee Rick Berg.
Joni James / The Buzz Florida Politics Feed:
TBTimes Editorial: Don't repeat history, Gov. Scott  —  An editorial in Friday's Tampa Bay Times':  —  Take note of this photograph.  On a June day in 1963, Alabama Gov. George Wallace stood in a schoolhouse door to keep black students from enrolling at the University of Alabama.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Bloomberg:
Romney Executive Style Forged In Faith He Rarely Mentions  —  When Mitt Romney was serving as bishop of his church in 1981, one of his two counselors wrote home to his mother with a prediction: This guy could wind up in the White House.  —  In the then-34-year-old Romney …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
 
 
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Pete Winn / CNSNews:
State Department Purges Section on Religious Freedom from Its Human Rights Reports
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Matt Barreto / Latino Decisions:
New LD Poll Finds Latinos Favor Obama over Romney, Oppose Rubio DREAM
Jamie Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
House panel gives TSA advice on improving its image
Nicholas J.C. Pistor / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Mitt Romney promises ‘a better place’ in St. Louis County speech
Discussion: The Enterprise Blog
Suzy Khimm / Ezra Klein:
Here's one Wall Street regulation that Republicans love
Ynetnews:
Was UFO a Russian ballistic missile?
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John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
What's Really To Blame For The Lousy Recovery
Discussion: Hot Air and Hit & Run
Richard Winger / Ballot Access News:
Democrats are Largest Party in California's 31st U.S. House District, But Top-Two Open Primary …
Daniel Doherty / Townhall.com:
Jeb Bush: Man, I Regret Not Running For POTUS
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Left pushes for $10 minimum wage, but House Democratic leadership balks
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