- After a rough month, Elizabeth Warren wraps up the Massachusetts Senate nomination without a primary fight.
- The Obama campaign takes the brickbat to Romney’s record as governor; given Friday’s job numbers, it’ll probably only get nastier from here.
- A miserable unemployment report: 69,000 jobs added in May, unemployment rate up to 8.2%, broader U-6 measure up to 14.8%. Plus, April’s figure and first quarter growth have been revised down. Everybody panic. The Fed is on deck.
- The real Stuxnet story: centrifuge-sabotaging cyber attacks started under Bush, expanded under Obama and
- Why the Massachusetts Senate race is close: the fundamentals favor Warren, Brown is more popular.
- George Will chalks it up to off-putting identity politics of l’affaire de Cherokee, though the polling suggests it’s not having a huge effect.
- Fewer Americans are identifying as “pro-choice” even though their views on abortion haven’t changed.
- “Uncommitted” and a perennial candidate gave Obama a run for his money last night in Arkansas and Kentucky primaries. It’s almost as if he might lose those states, which McCain won by about 20 points in 2008, this fall.
- A WSJ/NBC poll finds that very few people are familiar with or have an opinion about Bain Capital.
- Obama and Romney run dead even on the economy, which 80% say is still bad though a slim majority now feel hopeful about its direction.
- The way for conservatives to embrace Romney is to pressure him.
- Unable to further avail the White House, Catholic institutions sue the Obama Administration over contraception coverage
- Joe Ricketts backs off Jeremiah Wright.
- Romney’s first TV ad of the general election: greenlight the Keystone pipeline, cut taxes, repeal health reform.
- The Federal Reserve Board is now fully staffed for the first time since 2006. (It’s not like much happened in the realm of monetary policy over the last six years, right?)