Wall Street's vote: Romney by a landslide — For three years, Wall Street's been telling the world how much it can't stand President Barack Obama. — Now, thanks to campaign finance filings, it's possible to put a price tag on just how much: Mitt Romney's presidential campaign …
Discussion: Hot Air, Moe Lane, Washington Monthly, JOSHUAPUNDIT, GOP 12, ourfuture.org/blogs_chrono/* and The New Republic
Christian Heinze / GOP 12: Romney routs Obama on Wall Street
Alec MacGillis / The New Republic: How To Say Thank You On Wall Street
Alicia Mundy / Washington Wire:
Adelson Gives $10 Million to Pro-Romney Super PAC — Billionaire conservative casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who helped keep Newt Gingrich's failed presidential campaign alive during the Republican primaries, is giving $10 million to the super PAC supporting the presumptive GOP nominee …
Discussion: Mother Jones, ABCNEWS, Guardian, Taylor Marsh, JOSHUAPUNDIT, The New Republic and Mondoweiss
Andy Kroll / Mother Jones: Sheldon Adelson's $10 Million Donation to Romney Super-PAC: Tip of The Iceberg?
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS: Sheldon Adelson to Give Pro-Romney Super PAC $10M
Alec MacGillis / The New Republic: Mitt Romney's Man In Macau
Tara Palmeri / New York Post:
A blue man ‘dupe’: Parent panic at 32G ‘progressive’ school — The Blue School is one big play date in desperate need of adult supervision. — Parents are yanking their kids out of the “progressive,” $32,000 per-year private school founded by the Blue Man Group — which has no books and no tests …
Gateway Guest Blogger / The Gateway Pundit: Stunner... Kids at Blue Man Group's Ultra-Lib Trendy School Can't Read a Lick
The Lonely Conservative: After Shelling Out $32K in Tuition to Progressive School, Parents Find Out the Kids Can't Read
Bryan Preston / The PJ Tatler: Progressives Entrust Their Kids' Education to Weird, Facepainted Mimes. What Can Go Wrong?
Dave Blount / Moonbattery: School for Moonbats — Apply moonbattery to politics and you get Barack Hussein Obama.
Jammie Wearing Fools: Parental Panic at ‘Blue Man’ Progressive School Costing $32K Tuition: “It's all fun and games until …
Wisconsin: Romney 47%, Obama 44% — Mitt Romney now leads President Obama for the first time in Wisconsin where the president's support has fallen to its lowest level to date. — The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Romney with 47% of the vote to Obama's 44%.
Logan Penza / The Moderate Voice: Public Employee Unions Hemorrhaging Support
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Rasmussen: Romney up in Wisconsin, 47/44
Christian Heinze / GOP 12: Rasmussen: Romney inches ahead in Wisconsin
John Hinderaker / Power Line: Romney Takes the Lead In Wisconsin
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider: YIKES! Obama Is Sinking In Wisconsin
Roger L Simon / The PJ Tatler: 2012: Will ALL States Be in Play?
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN Is Ending John King's Political Show — The ailing cable news channel CNN on Wednesday abruptly ended “John King, USA,” its 6 p.m. political news program. — The program will be replaced at the end of the month by “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” which will expand from two hours long to three hours.
Discussion: Washington Monthly, TVbytheNumbers, Mediaite, Fire Andrea Mitchell! and New York Magazine, more at Mediagazer »
Noah Rothman / Mediaite: CNN Cancelling John King, USA At The End Of June
Fire Andrea Mitchell!: CNN continues to crumble - cancels John King USA show, extends Wolf Blizter Situation Room another hour
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room Getting Even Longer
Mj Leeand Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN cancels King's show
CNN cancels King's show
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers and Deadline.com
Dominic Patten / Deadline.com: CNN Cancels ‘John King USA’
Elizabeth Flock / US News:
AFL-CIO Pulling Funds From Obama Campaign — The AFL-CIO has told Washington Whispers it will redeploy funds away from political candidates smack dab in the middle of election season, the latest sign that the largest federation of unions in the country could be becoming increasingly disillusioned with President Obama.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Race 4 2012
Mark B. Lowe / Race 4 2012: More Problems for Obama: AFL-CIO Scaling Back Support
Luke Funk / myfoxny.com:
Health panel talks about wider food ban — MYFOXNY.COM - — The board hand-picked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that must approve his ban of selling large sugar-filled drinks at restaurants might be looking at other targets. — The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes …
Matt Welch / Hit & Run: Next Up in New York's Nanny Rampage: Popcorn, Milkshakes, and Coffee Beverages!
ZIP / Weasel Zippers: NYC: Group Hand-Picked By Mayor Bloomberg To Ban Big Gulps Now Considering Limit On Movie Theatre Popcorn...
Duane Lester / Liberty News Network: NY Nannies Target Popcorn and Milkshakes
Dave Blount / Moonbattery: NYC Bureaurats Target Popcorn and Milk
Doug Brady / Conservatives4Palin: More.
Greg Holyk / ABCNEWS:
A Chilly Reception from Independents on Obama's Plans for the Economy — Swing-voting independents see Barack Obama's plans for the economy negatively rather than positively by 54-38 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking the president's challenges as he seeks re-election in still-troubled economic times.
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box: Poll finds Romney ahead in Wisconsin after recall election
John Whitesides / Reuters: Obama's ratings sink on economic doubts
Steve M. / No More Mister Nice Blog: SHOULDN'T THE PRESS BE ASKING MITT ROMNEY WHY HE'S NOT CRUSHING OBAMA?
Bryan Preston / The PJ Tatler: Obama is Doing Just Fine. He's Only Losing Independents, White Voters, Black Voters and Jewish Voters
Jeff Dunetz / “The Lid”: Voters to Obama: It's Not YOUR Economy Stupid!
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard: Obama's Jewish Support Drops 22 Points in New York
Lydia Saad / Gallup: Obama's White Base Shows Cracks Compared With 2008
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider: Obama Is Losing A Stunning Amount Of African-American Support In North Carolina
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney offers prebuttal to Obama economic speech at CEO lunch
Romney offers prebuttal to Obama economic speech at CEO lunch
Juana Summers / Politico: Mitt Romney: Obama's ‘words are cheap’
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Sen. Grassley demands re-vote on 9th Circuit judge nomination — Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) late Tuesday demanded that the Senate vote again on the confirmation of Andrew Hurwitz to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit, and said he was not aware …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jonah Lehrer / Frontal Cortex:
Why Smart People Are Stupid — Here's a simple arithmetic question: A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? — The vast majority of people respond quickly and confidently, insisting the ball costs ten cents.
Zach Carter / The Huffington Post:
Obama Trade Document Leaked, Revealing New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises … REACT: — FOLLOW: — 2012, Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Economy, Careers, Barack Obama , Politics, Video, November Election, November Elections, Trans-Pacific Partnership …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Mediaite, THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS and Hot Air
David Dayen / Firedoglake: Leaked Trans Pacific Partnership Document Shows Corporations Could Violate National Sovereignty
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Balance: Both Left and Right angry with Obama on trade
Pew Global Attitudes Project:
Global Opinion of Obama Slips, International Policies Faulted — OVERVIEW — Global approval of President Barack Obama's policies has declined significantly since he first took office, while overall confidence in him and attitudes toward the U.S. have slipped modestly as a consequence.
Discussion: Spiegel Online, Politico, Mediaite, Hot Air, Truthdig, This Just In, ThinkProgress, National Review, msnbc.com, Philly.com, Pirate's Cove, Guardian and americanthinker.com
Tim Mak / Politico: World poll: Chill on Obama policies
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite: Global Community Views China Surpassing U.S. As Economic Superpower
This Just In: Poll: Catching criminals is fine, but don't use drones for speeding tickets, Americans say
Eli Clifton / ThinkProgress: Global Approval Levels For U.S. Decline But Support For Obama Reelection Remains High
John Fund / National Review: Der Spiegel Turns on Obama
F. Brinley Bruton / msnbc.com: Study: World opinion of US, President Obama slips
Will Bunch / Philly.com: More shocking evidence that people don't like flying robots of death firing missiles at them
Chris McGreal / Guardian: Barack Obama's global popularity on the wane, poll says
Auto Bailout or UAW Bailout? Taxpayer Losses Came from Subsidizing Union Compensation — Abstract: The U.S. government will lose about $23 billion on the 2008-2009 bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. President Obama emphatically defends his decision to subsidize the automakers …
Discussion: Race 4 2012, The Daily Caller, The Heritage Foundation and Cafe Hayek
Dustin Siggins / Race 4 2012: The UAW and the Administration - Working Together at the Expense of the Taxpayer
Dustin Siggins / The Daily Caller: The administration's special treatment of UAW cost taxpayers $26.5 billion
Don Boudreaux / Cafe Hayek: Some Links — My GMU colleague Todd Zywicki, from over in the …
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
More Justice for Brutalized Seath Jackson: Girl, 16, Convicted in His Horrific Murder — There has been more justice for brutalized Seath Jackson — not that it will do him any good or ever remove the utter horror and grief his parents have endured. Amber Wright has been convicted …
Discussion: Daily Mail and Dean's World
Rachel Quigley / Daily Mail: Girl, 16, found guilty of murder after luring ex-boyfriend to home where he was beaten, shot, mutilated and burned
Dean Esmay / Dean's World: Girl Convicted of 1st Degree Murder of a Boy
Stephen Kilcullen / Wall Street Journal:
Women Don't Belong in Ranger School — Do individuals serve the military or does the military serve them? — The United States Army is debating whether to admit women to Ranger School, its elite training program for young combat leaders. Proponents argue this is to remove a final impediment to the careers of Army women.
Melissa McEwan / Shakesville: This is so the worst thing you're going to read all day.
Josh Kraushaar / 2012 Decoded:
In Colorado Focus Group, Obama Voters Disillusioned — Last night, veteran Democratic pollster Peter Hart conducted a focus group featuring 12 undecided, ticket-splitting voters in Colorado, which illustrated the tough challenge President Obama faces in winning a second term.
Discussion: Washington Post, The Moderate Voice, Ricochet Conversations Feed and Washington Wire
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post: Can President Obama talk his way out of political trouble (again)?
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice: Colorado Focus Group Shows Disillusioned Obama Voters
Neil King Jr / Washington Wire: Black Support for Obama Ebbs In North Carolina
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Five Things To Know About The Republican Witchhunt Against Attorney General Holder — In 2006, during the presidency of George W. Bush, the Justice Department launched the first of a series of misguided “gunrunning” schemes that eventually led to the death of federal Agent Brian Terry.
Discussion: Washington Monthly, PERRspectives, Alan Colmes' Liberaland, Daily Kos and The Hill
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly: The Fast and Furious Dog Whistle
Meteor Blades / Daily Kos: Sen. Cornyn accuses Eric Holder of perjury, asks him to resign. Gets told to pound sand
Jordy Yager / The Hill: Sen. Cornyn calls on Holder to resign
Nicole Ebat / KPTM-TV:
Cafe Owner After Hosting Romney Event: “I felt like it was a mocking” … © Bauer says she asked Romney staffers not to touch the memorial to her father and son — COUNCIL BLUFFS(KPTM)— Dianne Bauer opened up her cafe to Mitt Romney and his campaign for a small round table discussion Friday morning …
Discussion: Little Green Footballs, Sky Dancing, The Political Carnival and The National Memo
Dakinikat / Sky Dancing: So Many Plutocrats, So Few Guillotines ...
GottaLaff / The Political Carnival: VIDEO: Cafe owner after hosting Romney event: It “felt like mocking. …
Study: Liberal Anti-Mormonism On The Rise — The left have turned against the faith since 2008, according to a new study, spurred by Romney and same-sex marriage. — Americans' aversion to voting for Mormons has spiked since Mitt Romney's first presidential bid in 2007 …
Discussion: Ross Douthat, Mediaite and The Daily Dish
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite: Study Suggests Rising Anti-Mormon Sentiment Among Liberals
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: What Keeps The Romneyites Up At Nights
Roubini Tells Europe to Stop ‘the Savings Madness’ — Governments in Europe should lower taxes and increase salaries to boost growth rather than insisting on austerity and continued saving, famous economist Nouriel Roubini told a German newspaper in an interview on Tuesday.
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Impolitic
GAY MAN BEHEADED IN NORTHERN CAPE — A 23-year-old gay man in Kuruman, in the Northern Cape, was beheaded this past weekend following an argument about his sexuality and gender appearance. — According to the group Legbo Northern Cape, Thapelo Makutle was attacked at his place of work in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district on Friday.
David Badash / The New Civil Rights Movement: 23-Year Old Beheaded In Anti-Gay Hate Crime Murder In South Africa
Will Kohler / Back2Stonewall: South African Trans and Gay-Identifying Man Attacked And Beheaded for Being Gay
Andy Towle / Towleroad News #gay: South African Man Beheaded for Being Gay
Jonathan Schwarz / A Tiny Revolution:
The Aristocrats! — Lots of people like Atrios and Dean Baker are complaining about yesterday's column by David Brooks headlined “The Follower Problem.” And it first glance it does seem pretty gross: … But what's going on here is that David Brooks—as widely celebrated as Richard Cohen …
Discussion: The Agitator, Mediaite and Hit & Run
Radley Balko / The Agitator: David Brooks: Know Your Betters
Jack Friedman / Mediaite: David Brooks Denounces Anti-Establishment, Celebrates Authority, Infuriates Everyone On The Internet
Matt Welch / Hit & Run: David Brooks Authoritarianism Watch
Kurt Wallace / Daily Paul Radio:
Rand Paul Answers; The Daily Paul Interview — Senator Rand Paul joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Rand Paul Answers; The Daily Paul Interview’ to discuss his endorsement of Mitt Romney and to answers the questions submitted by The Daily Paul community. — Click MP3 Player below our sponsor's ad to listen...
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Newt Gingrich: Elections rigged for the rich — Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that elections are “rigged, frankly, in favor of the wealthy.” — “It is very difficult in America today,” he told MSNBC's Al Sharpton. “If you look at New York where Mayor Bloomberg spent an extraordinary amount …
Discussion: Washington Post, Indecision Forever and Shakesville
Dennis DiClaudio / Indecision Forever: Newt Gingrich Says “The System Is Rigged for the Wealthy”
Melissa McEwan / Shakesville: Today in No S**t, Sherlock
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
Rogers not invited to Kenwood wedding that includes Obamas — Desiree Rogers and Valerie Jarrett in happier times, together at a D.C. party in May 2009. Brendan Hoffman~Getty Images — The wedding aisle ... The president is going. The first lady is going. — First daughters Sasha and Malia will be there.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jammie Wearing Fools
John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
Romney Writes Off His Home States — The Republican with roots in three blue states gives up on all of them, writes John Avlon. — There are a lot of things different about this presidential campaign: an African-American incumbent running against a Mormon, most obviously.
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Dennis DiClaudio / Indecision Forever: Mitt Romney Is a Man Without a Home (State)
U.S. Probes Cable for Limits on Net Video — WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to quash nascent competition from online video, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Media Decoder, The Consumerist, AllThingsD, Deadline.com, Engadget and Washington Free Beacon, more at Mediagazer »
Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress: How A Justice Department Investigation Could Shake Up The Cable Television Model
Mary Beth Quirk / The Consumerist: DOJ Reportedly Investigating Cable Companies For Squashing Online Competition
Jon Fingas / Engadget: DOJ looking into whether Comcast, other TV giants are unfairly (knee)capping Hulu, Netflix
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Two Worlds Cracking Up — For many years, strategists have debated whether Turkey would be a “bridge” or a “gully” between predominantly Christian Europe and the Arab/Muslim Middle East. If Turkey were admitted to the European Union, it would be a bridge binding these two worlds.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Michelle Obama: ‘Barack Is a Pretty Cool Dad’ — The latest campaign email to supporters of President Barack Obama's reelection effort tries to capitalize on the president's coolness. “From coaching basketball to knowing how many Jonas brothers there are, Barack is a pretty cool dad,” …
New York Post:
Cell-heist hysteria: Hundreds of HS kids' gadgets stolen — Not cool! — Hundreds of Bronx high-school students are about to start summer vacation without their precious cellphones and iPods after three armed thugs stole the gadgets yesterday from a truck that stores them for about $1 a day.
Discussion: New York Magazine, New York Times, theGrio and Gothamist
Mary Ann Giordano / New York Times: Horace Mann Case Prompts New Look at State Sex Abuse Laws
Garth Johnston / Gothamist: Hundreds Of Student Cell Phones Stolen By Armed iRobbers
Right And Left Drop Off Obama's Donor List — Obama is losing support from both liberal and conservative donors who backed him in 2008. Will the center hold? — Obama's repeat and drop off $200+ donors plotted based on ideology. Negative values indicate liberals and positive values indicate conservatives.
Guess Who's Emerging From the Crisis? — FT Alphaville: … From Statistics Iceland: — GDP is still below previous peak, but I think one could argue, much more so than in say America, that a significant part of that peak involved a Ponzi financial sector that isn't coming back.
Discussion: FT Alphaville and Mother Jones
Paul Murphy / FT Alphaville: A glimpse of an economy post this crisis