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1:45 PM ET, June 13, 2012

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Politico:
Wall Street's vote: Romney by a landslide  —  For three years, Wall Street's been telling the world how much it can't stand President Barack Obama.  —  Now, thanks to campaign finance filings, it's possible to put a price tag on just how much: Mitt Romney's presidential campaign …
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Alicia Mundy / Washington Wire:
Adelson Gives $10 Million to Pro-Romney Super PAC  —  Billionaire conservative casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who helped keep Newt Gingrich's failed presidential campaign alive during the Republican primaries, is giving $10 million to the super PAC supporting the presumptive GOP nominee …
Tara Palmeri / New York Post:
A blue man ‘dupe’: Parent panic at 32G ‘progressive’ school  —  The Blue School is one big play date in desperate need of adult supervision.  —  Parents are yanking their kids out of the “progressive,” $32,000 per-year private school founded by the Blue Man Group — which has no books and no tests …
Greg Holyk / ABCNEWS:
A Chilly Reception from Independents on Obama's Plans for the Economy  —  Swing-voting independents see Barack Obama's plans for the economy negatively rather than positively by 54-38 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking the president's challenges as he seeks re-election in still-troubled economic times.
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Obama campaign's rough patch concerns some Democrats
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
Obama Is Losing A Stunning Amount Of African-American Support In North Carolina
Rasmussen Reports:
Wisconsin: Romney 47%, Obama 44%  —  Mitt Romney now leads President Obama for the first time in Wisconsin where the president's support has fallen to its lowest level to date.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Romney with 47% of the vote to Obama's 44%.
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Former Giffords aide Barber wins race to replace her in the House  —  Democrat Ron Barber defeated Republican Jesse Kelly in an emotionally charged and nationally watched special election to replace former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).  —  In what both candidates predicted …
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay and ABCNEWS
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Ex-aide Ron Barber wins Gabrielle Giffords's Arizona seat in Congress
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
Gabrielle Giffords / CNN:   Former Giffords aide wins election to finish her term
Luke Funk / myfoxny.com:
Health panel talks about wider food ban  —  MYFOXNY.COM -  —  The board hand-picked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that must approve his ban of selling large sugar-filled drinks at restaurants might be looking at other targets.  —  The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes …
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Quinnipiac University:
Older Voters Tip New York City Glass Against Soda Ban, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds …
Discussion: Politico, Capital Tonight and Gothamist
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Sen. Grassley demands re-vote on 9th Circuit judge nomination  —  Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) late Tuesday demanded that the Senate vote again on the confirmation of Andrew Hurwitz to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit, and said he was not aware …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Five Things To Know About The Republican Witchhunt Against Attorney General Holder  —  In 2006, during the presidency of George W. Bush, the Justice Department launched the first of a series of misguided “gunrunning” schemes that eventually led to the death of federal Agent Brian Terry.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
More Justice for Brutalized Seath Jackson: Girl, 16, Convicted in His Horrific Murder  —  There has been more justice for brutalized Seath Jackson — not that it will do him any good or ever remove the utter horror and grief his parents have endured.  Amber Wright has been convicted …
Discussion: Daily Mail and Dean's World
Josh Kraushaar / 2012 Decoded:
In Colorado Focus Group, Obama Voters Disillusioned  —  Last night, veteran Democratic pollster Peter Hart conducted a focus group featuring 12 undecided, ticket-splitting voters in Colorado, which illustrated the tough challenge President Obama faces in winning a second term.
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
Rogers not invited to Kenwood wedding that includes Obamas  —  Desiree Rogers and Valerie Jarrett in happier times, together at a D.C. party in May 2009.  Brendan Hoffman~Getty Images  —  The wedding aisle ...  The president is going. The first lady is going.  —  First daughters Sasha and Malia will be there.
CNBC:
Roubini Tells Europe to Stop ‘the Savings Madness’  —  Governments in Europe should lower taxes and increase salaries to boost growth rather than insisting on austerity and continued saving, famous economist Nouriel Roubini told a German newspaper in an interview on Tuesday.
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Pew Global Attitudes Project:
Global Opinion of Obama Slips, International Policies Faulted  —  OVERVIEW  —  Global approval of President Barack Obama's policies has declined significantly since he first took office, while overall confidence in him and attitudes toward the U.S. have slipped modestly as a consequence.
Stephen Kilcullen / Wall Street Journal:
Women Don't Belong in Ranger School  —  Do individuals serve the military or does the military serve them?  —  The United States Army is debating whether to admit women to Ranger School, its elite training program for young combat leaders.  Proponents argue this is to remove a final impediment to the careers of Army women.
Discussion: Shakesville
Jonah Lehrer / Frontal Cortex:
Why Smart People Are Stupid  —  Here's a simple arithmetic question: A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents.  The bat costs a dollar more than the ball.  How much does the ball cost?  —  The vast majority of people respond quickly and confidently, insisting the ball costs ten cents.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Heritage Foundation:
Auto Bailout or UAW Bailout?  Taxpayer Losses Came from Subsidizing Union Compensation  —  Abstract: The U.S. government will lose about $23 billion on the 2008-2009 bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.  President Obama emphatically defends his decision to subsidize the automakers …
online.wsj.com:
U.S. Probes Cable for Limits on Net Video  —  WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to quash nascent competition from online video, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Newt Gingrich: Elections rigged for the rich  —  Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that elections are “rigged, frankly, in favor of the wealthy.”  —  “It is very difficult in America today,” he told MSNBC's Al Sharpton.  “If you look at New York where Mayor Bloomberg spent an extraordinary amount …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Gadhafi is hero to NY House candidate  —  BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Charles Barron calls Robert Mugabe and Moammar Gadhafi his “heroes.”  He compared Israel's government to the Nazis, says he won't salute the American flag, and once offered that he wanted to “slap” the nearest white person.
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Ylan Q. Mui / Washington Post:
Ex-loan officer claims Wells Fargo targeted black communities for shoddy loans  —  View Photo Gallery — From making subprime mortgages to fighting foreclosures: Beth Jacobson spent nearly a decade churning out millions of dollars in subprime mortgages.
Discussion: The Demos Blog and The Big Picture
BuzzFeed:
Study: Liberal Anti-Mormonism On The Rise  —  The left have turned against the faith since 2008, according to a new study, spurred by Romney and same-sex marriage.  —  Americans' aversion to voting for Mormons has spiked since Mitt Romney's first presidential bid in 2007 …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Jonathan Schwarz / A Tiny Revolution:
The Aristocrats!  —  Lots of people like Atrios and Dean Baker are complaining about yesterday's column by David Brooks headlined “The Follower Problem.”  And it first glance it does seem pretty gross: … But what's going on here is that David Brooks—as widely celebrated as Richard Cohen …
BuzzFeed:
Right And Left Drop Off Obama's Donor List  —  Obama is losing support from both liberal and conservative donors who backed him in 2008.  Will the center hold?  —  Obama's repeat and drop off $200+ donors plotted based on ideology.  Negative values indicate liberals and positive values indicate conservatives.
Discussion: Firedoglake
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Two Worlds Cracking Up  —  For many years, strategists have debated whether Turkey would be a “bridge” or a “gully” between predominantly Christian Europe and the Arab/Muslim Middle East.  If Turkey were admitted to the European Union, it would be a bridge binding these two worlds.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Vox Popoli
 
 
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