Final Stretch in Wisconsin Recall, Voting Drama Flares in Florida
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Tomorrow's recall election in Wisconsin and the purge of voting rolls in Florida. We hear about early partisan battles in states that could determine the outcome of the presidential election. Also, US drone strikes in Pakistan kill 27 in three days. On Reporter's Notebook, for the second time in British history, a Diamond Jubilee, this time with a million people lining the Thames for the biggest flotilla in 350 years.
Banner image: Governor Scott Walker is the focus of a recall effort in Wisconsin.
US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Kill 27 in Three Days ()
Three likely American drone attacks in the past three days have killed 27 people in northwest Pakistan, a practice that's already closed supply routes thought that country into Afghanistan. Declan Walsh is in Islamabad for the New York Times.
Partisan Battles in Swing States and the November Elections ()
In tomorrow's Wisconsin recall election, the target is Republican Governor Scott Walker, and the issue is the rights of public workers. If tea partiers and big money can defeat the efforts of organized labor, what about other states and the presidential campaign? In Florida, Republican Governor Rick Scott and his Secretary of State Ken Detzner have set out to purge the voting rolls of thousands of suspected non-citizens. Two newspapers have concluded that Hispanics, blacks, Democrats and Independents are being targeted at a much higher rate than white Republicans. The Governor says, "Absolutely not true." But in a state George W. Bush won by 537 votes, anything could make a difference.
- Mary Spicuzza: Wisconsin State Journal, @MSpicuzzaWSJ
- Jonathan Zimmerman: New York University
- John Nichols: The Nation, @NicholsUprising
- Marc Caputo: Miami Herald, @MarcACaputo
- Ion Sancho: Leon County Elections Division
Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee ()
There were a thousand boats and a million onlookers braving a cold rain yesterday on the Thames for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. She's the only British Royal to live long enough for that honor other than Queen Victoria. Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee will be four days long, including a concert this evening featuring Sirs Elton John and Paul McCartney. Prince Phillip, who turns 91 this week, will miss it because of a bladder infection. John Burns is London Bureau Chief for the New York Times.
- John Burns: New York Times
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