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Obama: “The Private Sector Is Doing Fine”  —  Question: What about the Republicans saying that you're blaming the Europeans for the failures of your own policies?  —  President Obama: The truth of the matter is that, as I said, we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone.
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Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Obama to Address Economic ‘Headwinds’ at White House  —  President Obama said today the “private sector is doing fine,” but urged Congress to send more federal aid to states and localities to boost hiring.  —  Republicans immediately seized on the presidents remark about the private sector …
Discussion: Reuters, ABCNEWS and CNN
BuzzFeed:
Obama: “The Private Sector Is Doing Fine”
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.
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
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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Mj Lee / Politico:
Scott Walker: Put Paul Ryan on 2012 GOP ticket
Discussion: Race 4 2012
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Rand Paul endorses Romney; Update: Video added
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
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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
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Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Three Democratic Senators Undecided On Extension Of Bush Tax Cuts For The Rich
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
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 …
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: GOP 12
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
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 …
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 …
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.
John Harwood / New York Times:
Political Memo: Obama May Still Have an Ally in Wisconsin: Demographics  —  MADISON, Wis. — In this traditionally Democratic state, where Republicans triumphed in Tuesday's failed recall of Gov. Scott Walker, President Obama holds a thin cushion against economic and political woes: the shape-shifting November electorate.
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
patriotvoices.com:
SANTORUM LAUNCHES PATRIOT VOICES TO DEFEAT PRESIDENT OBAMA AND MOBILIZE ONE MILLION CONSERVATIVES  —  Chicago, IL - Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced today the launch of a new organization, Patriot Voices, which will mobilize one million conservatives around …
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Same-sex marriage headed to ballot in Md.  —  A widely anticipated referendum on same-sex marriage in Maryland appeared a certainty Thursday, as an unofficial count of validated signatures submitted by opponents exceeded the required number.  —  As of late Thursday afternoon …
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 …
Tim Hanrahan / Washington Wire:
Recap: Obama Remarks on Economy  —  President Barack Obama made a statement Friday morning, in which he discussed the euro-zone crisis and the overall state of the U.S. economy.  The president took a few questions after the statement.  —  The remarks come amid deepening troubles in Europe …
Discussion: Daily Kos
BBC:
Syria Qubair: Bloody traces of massacre seen in village  —  Unverified video released on Friday is said to show the city of Homs being shelled  —  The smell of burnt flesh and evidence of bloodshed have greeted a BBC correspondent entering the village of Qubair in Syria, scene of a massacre.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Guardian
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
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 …
 
 
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