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Morning Briefing: Recall Day In Wisconsin

By ThinkProgress on June 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

"Morning Briefing: Recall Day In Wisconsin"

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– As Wisconsin voters decide whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R), Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R), and three Republican state senators, primaries are also being held in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota. The Department of Justice will monitor elections in Wisconsin and three other states.

– Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) Chief of Staff still maintains financial ties to a lobbying firm, Lee Fang reports.

– Legislation requiring generic drug makes to pay user fees in exchange for a faster drug approval process could curb the nation’s critical shortage of generic cancer drugs, doctors say.

– As the Senate prepares to put the Paycheck Fairness Act up to a vote today, Mitt Romney is still refusing to say whether he supports the measure. The bill would enhance protections for employees against gender-based discrimination.

– Mother Jones and the Center for Public Integrity show the enormous financial disparity in between the two candidates in today’s Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election (click to enlarge):
Gov. Scott Walker's advantage

– And finally: Women’s rights activists are banding together to “Rock the Slut Vote” in an effort to “register women to vote and cast their ballots against Republicans in 2012.” “If the GOP thinks that throwing the word ‘slut’ at us at this point is going to silence women they have another thing coming,” said Susan McMillan Emry, the site’s founder.

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