Even as the presidential candidates interpret the omens of the recall election in Wisconsin, Obama also has to look over his shoulder as Bill Clinton happily undercuts his talking points and policy positions.
- U.S. worker productivity fell more than initially believed in the first quarter as labor costs rose, signaling a likely slowdown in hiring.
- Gary Johnson took his pro-freedom message to the Daily Show, and joined Penn Jillette to call for marijuana legalization on Red Eye.
- Let them suffer with the rest of us! A solid majority of Americans — 54 percent — favor granting legal recognition to same-sex marriages. The shift in public opinion comes as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to revisit its decision finding California's anti-gay-marriage Prop. 8 unconstitutional.
- Something literary that way goes: Ray Bradbury passes away at the age of 91. Two years ago he said, "there is too much government today" — and he called for a renewed space program.
- Greeks have apparently decided not to send good money after bad, and are stepping up their national hobby of tax avoidance. With the government on a multi-year spending spree, that has the state contemplating running out of money as soon as July.
- New York City faces a lawsuit over the NYPD's participation in the surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey.
- Farmers in Argentina have halted grain sales for a week in a strike protesting higher property taxes, limits on exports and other anti-market measures taken by the socialist-leaning government.
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