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5:55 PM ET, June 8, 2012

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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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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney: Obama ‘doing fine’ comment will ‘go down in history’ as ‘extraordinary miscalculation’  —  Mitt Romney blasted President Obama for comments during a press conference Friday in which the president suggested the private sector was “doing fine.”  —  “He said the private sector is doing fine.
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama walks back comment about private economy ‘doing fine’  —  Hours after saying the private sector is “doing fine,” President Obama on Friday walked back those remarks, saying it's “absolutely clear” the economy is not fine.  —  “That's precisely why I asked Congress to start taking some steps to make a difference,” Obama said.
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
Obama is wrong.  The private sector isn't ‘doing fine’  —  In his news conference today, President Obama gave some interesting insight into his views of the state of the American economy.  —  “The private sector is doing fine.”  —  Here is the whole quote (via RealClearPolitics):
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Clarifies “Private Sector Is Doing Fine” Remarks  —  With Republicans seizing upon remarks he made earlier in the day that “the private sector is doing fine” - arguing that they show a president out of touch with an ailing economy — President Obama sought to clarify his remarks Friday afternoon.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Obama's Most Clueless Moment Yet?  —  President Obama's seemingly-bizarre claim that “the private sector is doing fine” is echoing across the country.  When I first saw the quote, I thought it must be a momentary gaffe, or perhaps taken out of context.  But no: Obama really did say …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
President Obama Says The Private Sector Is Doing Fine  —  Making the case that the areas of the U.S. economy that need help are in state and local government and construction, President Obama today said that “the private sector is doing fine.”  —  The president made his case …
Discussion: CNN, Swampland and The Week
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney: We don't need more cops, firefighters or teachers
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Obama Says ‘Private Sector Doing Fine,’ Calls for Aid to States
Michael O'Brien / msnbc.com:
Obama: ‘It is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine’
BuzzFeed:
Obama: “The Private Sector Is Doing Fine”
BuzzFeed:   Obama's “Fundamentals Of The Economy” Moment
Rick Santorum / CNN:
Romney on Obama: ‘Is he really that out of touch?’
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Wonkette
House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans:
Emails Show White House Helped Create Third-Party Advertising Initiative Behind Health Care Law, Had Close Involvement in Messaging and Advocacy of Outside Interests  —  WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today released a memo …
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Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
FEC debates semantics in political ads
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Balloon Juice
New York Times:
Approval Rating for Justices Hits Just 44% in New Poll  —  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 poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News.
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Americans weigh in on health care, immigration
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and Hot Air
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
'Schindler's List' Producer Claims Graduation Speech Censorship  —  A controversy erupted in a small Montana town after a high school principal prevented Oscar winner Gerald Molen from delivering his planned speech because he's “a right-wing conservative.”  —  Gerald Molen won a best picture Oscar …
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.
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Joe Scarborough says New York Times is “thin skinned” for correcting his nonsense  —  MSNBC talker doesn't let facts get in the way of his “general impressions” of liberal media bias  —  Joe Scarborough may have been totally, utterly, completely wrong this morning, when he incorrectly argued …
Rand Paul / CNN:
Would be ‘an honor’ to be Romney's VP  —  (CNN) - A day after endorsing Mitt Romney, Sen. Rand Paul said it would be an honor to run alongside the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.  —  “A year, year and a half ago, I was a physician in a small town,” Paul, the junior Republican senator from Kentucky, told CNN's Don Lemon.
Discussion: GOP 12
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
NPR: Criticism of President Coming from ‘GOP Dope’  —  National Public Radio has a blog post about President Obama's statement this morning on the private sector—and how conservatives reacted to the president's assertion that"the private sector is doing fine."  The title of the post?
Discussion: National Review
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Orlando man with Zimmerman's old phone number slammed by threatening calls  —  At age 49, Junior Alexander Guy got his first cell phone last month.  The calls started immediately.  —  Strangers called at all hours.  Some were insulting.  Others angry.  Sometimes, they threatened him.
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
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 …
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:
Krystal Bonner / Slate:
Typos Happen to Obama Too … - Obama Blames Europe, Asia, and Everyone Else for America's Economic Woes  — Stop Laughing About the LinkedIn Security Breach.  It's More Serious Than You Think.  - Prometheus Is Deep but Not Very Smart - Lululemon Is Tanking, but the Yoga Bubble Is as Strong as Ever
Discussion: Moe_Lane's blog, The Week and Telegraph
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 …
John Harwood / New York Times:
Demographic Shifts in Key States Could Aid Obama in Fall  —  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.
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