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11:25 PM ET, July 2, 2012

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kff.org:
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Early Reaction to Supreme Court Decision on the ACA  —  This poll fielded following the Supreme Court's decision upholding the heart of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) finds a majority of Americans (56 percent) now say they would like to see the law's detractors stop …
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Obama Now Leads Romney, 48% to 43%  —  Represents largest lead for Obama among registered voters since April  —  PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama has maintained at least a slight margin over Mitt Romney in each of the last six Gallup Daily tracking averages, including a 48% …
CNN:
CNN Poll: Health care ruling changes views of Supreme Court  —  Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the national health care law may not have changed many minds regarding the controversial measure, but a new poll indicates it sure did change Americans views of the high court.
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Why are Republicans so awful at picking Supreme Court justices?  —  Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s decision to side with the court's liberal bloc and uphold Obamacare raises an important question for conservatives: Why are Republicans so awful at picking Supreme Court justices?
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
No, ‘Obamacare’ isn't ‘the largest tax increase in the history of the world’ (in one chart)  —  Since the Supreme Court decision, Republicans have been calling the Affordable Care Act “the largest tax increase in the history of the world.”  Politifact rates this false.
CNN:
CNN Poll: Health care ruling has not impacted race for White House, so far
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Politico, Hot Air and GOP 12
Mike Lillis / The Hill:   Dem memo to GOP women highlights benefits preserved in court ruling
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
David Axelrod: Top GOP officials are ‘sliming their own nominee’
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I'm Gay.”  —  [Re-posted from earlier today.]  —  Last week, Entertainment Weekly ran a story on an emerging trend: gay people in public life who come out in a much more restrained and matter-of-fact way than in the past.  In many ways, it's a great development …
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Brian Moylan / Guardian:
I don't regret outing Anderson Cooper |  Brian Moylan  —  Given the struggles that gay men and women deal with in this country every day, Cooper's silence on the issue was a problem  —  • Emma Keller: Anderson Cooper was bullied into coming out  —  Congratulations, Anderson Cooper, on finally coming out of the closet.
Emma G Keller / Guardian:
Anderson Cooper was bullied into coming out.  We should know better  —  With the increasing acceptance of gay lifestyles, why should we care if someone chooses to keep their sexuality private?  —  • Brian Moylan: I don't regret outing Anderson Cooper
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
CPAC's boy wonder swings left  —  Jonathan Krohn took the political world by storm at 2009's Conservative Political Action Conference when, at just 13 years old, he delivered an impromptu rallying cry for conservatism that became a viral hit and had some pegging him as a future star of the Republican Party.
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Eric Holder says Republicans have made him a ‘proxy’ to attack President Obama  —  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized lawmakers Monday for voting to hold him in contempt of Congress last week, saying Republicans have made him a “proxy” to attack President Obama in an election year.
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep Suggests Arresting Attorney General Eric Holder
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Doing Double Duty at Justice
David Corn / MoJo Articles:
Romney Invested in Medical-Waste Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses, Government Documents Show  —  And these documents challenge Romney's claim that he left Bain Capital in early 1999.  —  Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Zuma  —  Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed …
Jodi Rudoren / New York Times:
Romney Plans Trip to Israel  —  JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will visit Israel this summer to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other leaders, a senior aide to the prime minister confirmed on Monday evening.
Jack Furnari / BIZPAC Review:
Democratic official's shock emails: Israel guilty of “crimes against humanity”  —  Local Democrats are in an uproar about a series of emails about Israel, sent last year by one of their representatives to the Democratic National Committee, and a candidate for state representative.
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Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Secret Service shuts down ‘Fire Holder’ protest outside White House
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Romney at Langone, Murdoch, Blankfein meeting: I won't be ‘flip-flopper’ on immigration  —  Mitt Romney last week told a private group of potential supporters and business and media elites, including Rupert Murdoch, that he was treading carefully around the issue of immigration to avoid looking like a “flip-flopper.”
Discussion: Daily Kos, GOP 12 and Guardian
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Here's the Video of Newt Gingrich Bowing to the Leader of an Iranian Terrorist Group  —  The former speaker of the house traveled to Paris last week to speak to an Iranian exile group led by Maryam Rajavi, who also heads an officially designated terrorist group called MEK.
Nmcalvanah / Florida Democracy 2012:
Rep. West: Obama Wants Americans To ‘Be His Slave’  —  PORT ST. LUCIE — Republican Rep. Allen West kicked off his Treasure Coast campaign for congressional District 18 on Sunday with a rally, during which he criticized President Obama on a variety of issues, using phrases and language guaranteed to get attention.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Washington Post:
Colorado's table was set for monster fire  —  No one predicted fires like the current ones, but years ago climate scientists warned state and federal officials that they could start seeing early springs, more hot and dry weather, and frequent and perhaps severe droughts, Doesken said.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Scott and Jindal Go Over the Brink on Medicaid Expansion  —  In the continuing campaign for the mantle of America's Worst Governor, Florida's Rick Scott and Louisiana's Bobby Jindal became the first of their peers to put aside coy equivocation and flatly say they would oppose implementation …
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Marc Ambinder / GQ:
Exclusive: In His Second Term, Obama Will Pivot to the Drug War  —  According to ongoing discussions with Obama aides and associates, if the president wins a second term, he plans to tackle another American war that has so far been successful only in perpetuating more misery: the four decades of The Drug War.
Wolfgang Münchau / Financial Times:
The real victor in Brussels was Merkel  —  Mario Monti faced down the German chancellor and won the battle.  He will survive a few more weeks or months in politics.  It was clever of him to threaten a veto on something Angela Merkel badly needed.  He had her in the corner.
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Midlevel Finance Jobs Leave Wall Street as Firms Cut Costs  —  New York's biggest investment houses are shifting jobs out of the area and expanding in cheaper locales in the United States, threatening the vast middle tier of positions that form the backbone of employment on Wall Street.
 
 
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Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Two years later, many of Dodd-Frank's rules remain unwritten, report finds
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Obama's new attacks on Romney and outsourcing
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Fox News Psychiatrist: Obamacare ‘Absolutely Infantilizes Americans’
Discussion: The Reaction
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Romney Surrogate Falsely Claims That Obamacare Would Harm Breast Cancer Patients
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A Tale of One Tragedy and Two Campaigns
nbcnewyork.com:
Christie Calls Reporter “Idiot” at Press Conference