Dismal jobs report released today. As if we couldn’t tell, the unemployment rate is rising, and only 69,000 jobs were added in the month of May — that’s the smallest net job growth since last May! Economist extraordinaire Laura Tyson tells us what happened and what it could mean for Obama’s re-election. Then, Democratic strategist Karl Frisch joins to discuss the political implications of the jobs report and how it could effect Romney’s and Obama’s campaigns.
Four more days. Until we can stop quibbling about the Wisconsin Recall Election. Frisch will give us a breakdown of last night’s final — and spirited — debate between Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. During the debate, the candidates heartily bickered about a campaign ad suggesting that Milwaukee under-reported its violent crime rates.
“It was a bureaucratic mistake and we said we’d fix that. And you’re running a commercial attacking my integrity, saying I had something to do with this. And you know that’s false. You know that’s false. And you’re running that commercial … You should be ashamed of that commercial, Scott Walker.”
– Tom Barrett
@RosieGray of viral content aggregator BuzzFeed will discuss the national implications of the recall election — like, if Walker wins, will other politicians think they can get away with cracking down on labor unions, too? Election projections are close, with some putting Walker just ahead of Barrett.
Romney’s big money. If you haven’t heard, Mitt Romney finally released his Financial Disclosure Form today, reporting a self-net worth of somewhere between $190 to $250 million. Not too shabby, Mr. Candidate. Tweet us your thoughts on Romney’s money using hashtag #TheWarRoom.
As Obama readies his first national TV ad, Cynthia Tucker, blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, gives us an overview of the political zeitgeist of campaign advertising. Our final guest tonight in ‘The War Room’ is socio-political comic Kamau Bell to discuss the playful rapport between President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama during yesterday’s presidential portrait unveiling —because it wouldn’t be a presidential unveiling without a few good belly laughs.