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9:35 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 …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney: Marco Rubio is being seriously vetted as possible vice presidential choice  —  HOLLAND, Mich. — Mitt Romney told reporters here Tuesday that his vice presidential search team is vetting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), one of the Republican Party's biggest young stars, to be his running mate.
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 …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney: “Marco Rubio Is Being Thoroughly Vetted”  —  Goes on record after ABC report.  —  (Getty Images / Win McNamee)  —  Mitt Romney makes it official: “Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process,” he said today, hours after an ABC report said he was not being considered as Romney's running-mate.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Hot Air and Mediaite
Lisa Lerer / Bloomberg:
Obama Immigration Policy Favored 2-To-1 By Likely Voters
Patrick O'Connor / Washington Wire:
Romney: Rubio Is Being Vetted for VP
Discussion: Swampland and CNN
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Marco Rubio on Obama DREAM Job: ‘It Just Poisons the Well’ …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Balloon Juice
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.
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.
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Matthew Shelley / CBS News:
Romney keeps up strong rhetoric on Russia
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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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 …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Andrea Mitchell to address ‘WaWa’ clip
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
BREAKING: After Issa and Holder Meet, Still No Documents, Contempt Charges Still Looming  —  The meeting between Attorney General Eric Holder and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa has ended after 20 minutes of discussion.  Holder came with an offer of a briefing on Fast …
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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Issa ‘disappointed,’ says Holder contempt vote will move forward
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Yahoo! News:
Conflicting reports emerge over whether Hosni Mubarak has died  —  [Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET] Several senior Egyptian officials are now refuting a state news agency's report that former president Hosni Mubarak is “clinically dead.”  Citing medical sources, the state-run MENA news agency reported …
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CNN:
Conflicting reports about whether Mubarak has died
Discussion: World Now, Truthdig and This Just In
BBC:
Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak ‘close to death’
Discussion: Truthdig and Gawker
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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Boston Herald:
Scott Brown out of debate after Vicki Kennedy rejects demands
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Shane Goldmacher / NationalJournal.com:
Poll: Don't Extend Bush Cuts for Wealthy  —  Romney: Faces a hard sell on the Bush tax cuts./p> … As President Obama navigates a choppy economy in his reelection bid, he can rely on one comforting fact: Americans continue to strongly embrace his opposition to extending tax breaks for those earning more than $250,000 a year.
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.
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 …
Post Bulletin:
Political Notebook: Ventura offers to campaign against marriage amendment  —  Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said both he and former first lady Terry Ventura have pledged to do whatever they can to help defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Kerry slams ‘disgraceful’ climate denial  —  Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said there's a “calculated campaign of disinformation” on climate change that has stalled action on the issue and endangered the country.  —  “We are living through a story of disgraceful denial …
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
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
Grover Norquist's Endless Campaign  —  “Tell me something cheerful” is how Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, has started most of the conversations I've had with him over the past 20 years.  Not last week.  —  Norquist has spent a quarter century getting American politicians …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The Enterprise Blog
 
 
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Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Dem activist slugs GOP congressman's wife with campaign sign
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Alexander Bolton / Ballot Box:
McConnell: Romney should take GOP lead on immigration policy
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and Politico
Emily Miller / Washington Times:
Gun ownership up, crime down
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Giant pack of birth control to follow Romney on campaign trail
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Pakistan Supreme Court Dismisses Prime Minister
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Discussion: CNN
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