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11:40 AM ET, June 8, 2012

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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.
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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.
Mj Lee / Politico:
Scott Walker: Put Paul Ryan on 2012 GOP ticket
Discussion: Race 4 2012
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Jon Stewart Slams MSNBC's Coverage of Walker Recall Election: ‘MSNB-Sad’
Discussion: Hot Air
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Three Democratic Senators Undecided On Extension Of Bush Tax Cuts For The Rich  —  Two days after the White House said it would not extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich under any circumstances, multiple Democratic senators refused to rule out the same scenario.
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
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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 …
Discussion: The Hope For America
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
Marc Caputo / MiamiHerald.com:
County elections chiefs to state: We won't resume voter purge program  —  Despite the state's decision to fight the feds over Florida's noncitizen voter purge, elections supervisors say they won't resume the progam.  —  MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM  —  Florida's noncitizen voter purge looks like it's all but over.
Discussion: Politico and The Maddow Blog
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CNN:   Despite feds' concerns, Florida secretary of state says voter roll ‘purge’ going forward
Joni James / The Buzz Florida Politics Feed:   TBTimes Editorial: Don't repeat history, Gov. Scott
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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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 …
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John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
What's Really To Blame For The Lousy Recovery
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
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Mormons Widely Favor Romney; Jewish Voters Back Obama  —  Mormons prefer Romney by 84% to 13%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Mormon registered voters overwhelmingly support the candidacy of the first major-party presidential candidate of the Mormon faith, with 84% saying they would vote for Mitt Romney …
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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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
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 …
Pete Winn / CNSNews:
State Department Purges Section on Religious Freedom from Its Human Rights Reports  —  (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. State Department removed the sections covering religious freedom from the Country Reports on Human Rights that it released on May 24, three months past the statutory deadline Congress set for the release of these reports.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
President Obama to Address Jobs, Economic ‘Headwinds’ in White House Briefing  —  Amid fresh concerns about the durability of the U.S. economic recovery and a tightening of the presidential race, President Obama will make a rare visit to the White House press briefing room this morning …
Discussion: CNN and ABCNEWS
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 …
BuzzFeed:
Obama And The New Party  —  He claimed he didn't seek the endorsement of the forgotten left-wing group, but minutes suggest otherwise.  Rogers says they didn't have members.  —  New Party founder Joel Rogers.  —  Source: upload.wikimedia.org  —  The National Review's Stanley Kurtz …
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 …
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.
 
 
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Bill McMorris / Washington Free Beacon:
House Hunters: Bill Nelson
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Washington Examiner:
Philly mayor backs soda ban in D.C. after opening Shake Shack
Katherine Boyle / Washington Post:
Links to Obama campaign show fashion industry's political clout is growing
Discussion: New York Magazine
Matt Barreto / Latino Decisions:
New LD Poll Finds Latinos Favor Obama over Romney, Oppose Rubio DREAM
Valley News Live:
Heitkamp Leads Berg in Latest Poll
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Bloomberg:
Romney Executive Style Forged In Faith He Rarely Mentions
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Jamie Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
House panel gives TSA advice on improving its image
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Ynetnews:
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Richard Winger / Ballot Access News:
Democrats are Largest Party in California's 31st U.S. House District, But Top-Two Open Primary …
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rand Paul endorses Mitt Romney
Daniel Doherty / Townhall.com:
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Left pushes for $10 minimum wage, but House Democratic leadership balks
Discussion: Politico and Weasel Zippers
 

 
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