Morning Briefing: Disappointing Jobs Report Calls GOP’s Austerity Policies Into Question

— The U.S. economy added just 69,000 jobs in May, far below economists’ expectations. The report suggests that the GOP’s deep spending cuts and other austerity measures have undermined growth.

— President Bill Clinton will make a last minute appearance in Wisconsin this weekend to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett, ahead of Tuesday’s recall election.

— The death of a Latino military veteran in Arizona was caused — at least partially — by Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s officers, who ganged up on the veteran, pinned him to the ground and repeatedly shocked him with a stun gun.

— The Obama campaign goes after Mitt Romney’s economic record while he was governor of Massachusetts:

— Between the ongoing debates over birth control, the Violence Against Women Act and the Equal Pay Act, you might think news organizations would speak to a lot of women for their stories. They’re not:


— And finally: If the presidential election were held today, President Obama would net a whopping 65 percent of the vote…from Canadians. Turns out Obama is still very popular with our neighbors to the north, where even the conservatives prefer Obama over Romney by a 2–1 margin.