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6:45 PM ET, June 19, 2012

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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Marco Rubio Not Being Vetted to Be Mitt Romney's Running Mate  —  (Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage/Getty Images)  —  Even before the Republicans chose a presidential nominee it was widely assumed that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would be at the top of anybody's list of vice presidential candidates.
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Michael O'Brien / msnbc.com:
Romney's search for a VP appears to narrow  —  Mitt Romney's search for a running mate appears to have narrowed, as clues of whom Romney might select as his No. 2 begin to pile up in the media.  —  A campaign that prides itself on discipline had, to date, exacted tight control over the process …
BuzzFeed:
Anti-Romney Protesters Say They're Paid To Heckle  —  Two protesters and an Obama official say “Good Jobs Now” protesters are compensated for their time.  A protest leader denies it.  —  A few of the protesters outside Romney's rally, shortly before filing on to a charter bus parked down the street.
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Rubio Ally Fingers Romney Adviser As Possible Leak Source  —  Stevens worked for Charlie Crist, and Navarro says he may have an ax to grind.  —  (Reuters / Mark Makela)  —  A top ally to Marco Rubio suggested that a prominent Romney aide was the source of the ABC News story today that Romney …
Lisa Lerer / Bloomberg:
Obama Immigration Policy Favored 2-To-1 By Likely Voters  —  President Barack Obama is winning the opening round in the battle over immigration, according to a Bloomberg poll released today, putting Republicans on the defensive with his decision to end the deportations of some illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children,
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney won't call on supporters to stop heckling Obama events  —  Mitt Romney won't ask his supporters to stop heckling President Obama and his surrogates at campaign events.  —  During a radio interview on Tuesday, the presumptive GOP nominee declined an opportunity to ask his supporters to stop …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Marco Rubio isn't being seriously vetted by Romney campaign, adviser confirms  —  FRANKENMUTH, Mich. — Mitt Romney's vice presidential search team is not seriously vetting Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), one of the Republican Party's brightest young stars, as the all-but-certain GOP nominee …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney: “Marco Rubio Is Being Thoroughly Vetted”
Discussion: Mediaite
BuzzFeed:   Paul Ryan, Social Star
Larry McShane / NY Daily News:
Alec Baldwin punches Daily News photographer after obtaining marriage license in New York with fiancee Hilaria Thomas  —  ‘I knew he was going to attack me.  I stepped back, and he kept coming,’ says News lensman  —  Alec Baldwin shoves Daily News photographer Marcus Santos after leaving the Marriage Bureau Tuesday morning.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Andrea Mitchell airs full Romney remarks  —  On her show today, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell responded to criticism of the network's decision to run an edited tape of Mitt Romney's remarks about the Wawa convenience store chain, but the network has not clarified why it ran the edited version of the tape.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Andrea Mitchell to address ‘WaWa’ clip  —  MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell will address her program's decision to run edited footage from a Mitt Romney campaign stop that mischaracterized his statements and set off a firestorm of criticism on the right.  —  “Andrea will address this on her MSNBC show today …
Bill Maher:
The Right Shift  —  Good news: last month, for the first time in weeks, Congress passed a bill!  And wait until you hear what you get: by a vote of 78 to 20, the Senate voted to extend the life of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. ...  People, please!  Control yourselves!  —  Yes, the Import-Export Bank.
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Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Vicki Kennedy rejects Scott Brown's proposed condition for hosting Senate debate  —  Victoria Reggie Kennedy today rejected Senator Scott Brown's request that she remain neutral in the unfolding Massachusetts US Senate race, a denial that could potentially scuttle a debate she proposed …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Brown rejects debate after Kennedy widow refuses to stay neutral
Discussion: The Rightnewz
Jim Shella / WISH-TV:
Sources: Daniels will be next Purdue University president  —  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) - Purdue University officials plan to vote on a candidate for the school's next president this week - and WISH-TV has learned Gov. Mitch Daniels is the candidate in question.
Hunter Walker / Politicker:
‘Joe The Plumber’ Blames Gun Control For The Holocaust [Video]  —  “Joe The Plumber” and his shotgun in his new web video.  (Photo: YouTube)  —  Samuel “Joe The Plumber” Wurzelbacher, the 2008 campaign microcelebrity and Ohio congressional candidate, has an interesting theory about the Holocaust.
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker's bill would block Obama deportation policy  —  Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) on Monday proposed legislation that would block enforcement of President Obama's new policy of letting certain illegal immigrants request temporary relief from deportation.
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Alexander Bolton / Ballot Box:
McConnell: Romney should take GOP lead on immigration policy
Discussion: CNN, Politico and The Hill
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Wawa vs. the Post Office: Bus-Capade Update  —  [Update On the 33-page address-change form, please see this.]  —  I mentioned earlier that in his big rally on Saturday night at the historic Cornwall “iron furnace” near Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney used what he had learned during …
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service agents partied like rock stars on Obamas' Vineyard Vacation  —  MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASS. - Long before President Obama's security detail was scandalized in Colombia and new revelations emerged last week about the Secret Service, members of the elite team earned an …
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Germany set to allow eurozone bailout fund to buy troubled countries' debt  —  Angela Merkel poised to remove opposition to direct lending by rescue fund in move seen as step towards sharing debt burden  —  Angela Merkel is poised to allow the eurozone's €750bn (£605bn) …
Investor's Business Daily:
Obama's Lawless Presidency Close To Totalitarianism  —  The Obama Record: The chief executive who swore to faithfully execute the nation's laws picks those he'll ignore and makes up others through regulation and executive order.  He sees no need for a Congress or Constitution.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Washington Post:
U.S., Israel developed Flame computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say  —  The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran's ability …
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Obama's Lawyer Demands Information on Group's Donors  —  The lawyer for President Obama demanded on Tuesday that Crossroads GPS disclose its donors, saying in a complaint to the Federal Election Commission that the group is plainly a “political committee” subject to federal reporting requirements.
Discussion: Washington Post
Pew Social & Demographic Trends:
The Rise of Asian Americans  —  OVERVIEW  —  Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States.  They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value …
Emily Miller / Washington Times:
Gun ownership up, crime down  —  FBI violent-crime rates show safer nation with more gun owners  —  Gun-control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline.  Their multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety that every gun owner is a potential killer.
Rush Limbaugh:
Bob Turner Stands with Kids as Libs Heckle Them for Singing Lee Greenwood Song  —  RUSH: Bob Turner was the president of Multimedia, which was a company that syndicated TV programs, and they syndicated mine in 1992 through 1996.  Bob Turner was the president, and it was Bob Turner …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Why I Love Surface  —  The company's new tablet could be the iPad rival the tech world desperately needs.  —  I love the Surface.  And that's true even though I know very little about it.  At a top-secret press event in Los Angeles on Monday, I was allowed to spend only about 90 seconds with Microsoft's new tablet device.
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Giant pack of birth control to follow Romney on campaign trail  —  Planned Parenthood's political arm is sending a special surrogate out on the campaign trail to highlight the group's disagreements with Mitt Romney: a gigantic package of birth control.  —  Dubbed “Pillamina” by the group …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
Is the U.S. economy losing jobs again?  —  The private sector is not fine, as some extremely worrisome economic news today emphasizes.  —  The government's April Job Opening and Labor Turnover report was, in the words of JPMorgan economists, “soft, lending some credence to the view …
NY Daily News:
Brooklyn family to sue city after son blinded by bullies in brutal assault at Roy H. Mann Junior High School  —  Exclusive: Kardin Ulysse has had two surgeries since June 5 beatdown at Bergen Beach school  —  Kardin Ulysse, a victim a brutal beatdown at Roy H. Mann Junior High School in Bergen Beach …
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Obama's Puzzling Immigration Decision  —  President Obama made waves last week by announcing significant changes to the government's stance on the deportation of certain illegal immigrants.  Most analysts portrayed the decision as a smart move to shore up Obama's flagging standing with Latino voters.
Aaron Martin / www2.wsls.com:
BEDFORD COUNTY, VA —  When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote.  —  Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years.  —  “I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed,” Morris said.
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
A Cut Too Far  —  President Obama has decided to seek deeper cuts in deployed strategic nuclear weapons to as few as 1,000 warheads, sharply below the target of 1,550 warheads required under a 2010 U.S.-Russia arms treaty, U.S. officials said Monday.  —  Critics say the steep cuts …
 
 
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Gabe Fisher / The Times of Israel:
Syria, Iran, Russia and China plan joint war games, Iranian news agency says
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Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Pakistan Supreme Court Dismisses Prime Minister
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Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
Grover Norquist's Endless Campaign
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ThinkProgress:
House Considers ‘Drone Zone’ Bill To Roll Back Dozens Of Environmental Laws Within 100 Miles of U.S. Borders
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Susan Davis / USA Today:
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Barack Obama's group therapy
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP aide resigns after accusation
Discussion: CNN
Prakash Bhandari / Associated Press:
Indian man unrepentant after beheading daughter
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
‘The Two Men Barely Looked at Each Other’
Karen Finney / The Hill:
Neil Munro's incivility
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