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4:15 PM ET, July 3, 2012

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Josh Kraushaar / 2012 Decoded:
Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care  —  In the aftermath of the Supreme Court health care ruling, the early conventional wisdom was that an unfavorable health care ruling at the court would be good for Republicans politically, even as it was a serious policy setback for conservatives.
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Division, Uncertainty over Court's Health Care Ruling  —  Top One-Word Reactions — ‘Disappointed,’ ‘Surprised’  —  OVERVIEW  —  The public has long been divided in its opinions about the 2010 health care law.  There is now a similar division of opinion over last week's Supreme Court decision …
Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
CONSERVATIVES TO MITT: QUIT NOW IF YOU WON'T FIGHT OBAMATAX!  —  The Obama campaign has seized on remarks made by Romney adviser Eric “Etch-A-Sketch” Fehrnstrom this morning on MSNBC, to the effect that the individual mandate in Obamacare (and Romneycare) is not a tax.
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Public Divides on ACA Ruling, But Romney's Plans Fall Shorter
Jim Tynen / nccivitas.org:
Civitas Poll: Romney Leads in NC after Court Ruling
WITN:
Sheriff Confirms Andy Griffith Has Died, Says Actor Has Been “Laid To Rest”  —  Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie has confirmed Andy Griffith has died and also released a short statement from the family.  —  Sheriff Doughtie tells WITN News the family stated that Andy died at seven this morning …
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Celebrity Circuit / CBS News:
Andy Griffith dead at 86
Discussion: The Agitator
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Andy Griffith, Folksy TV Sheriff From Mayberry, Dies at 86
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
Joal Ryan / E! Online:
Andy Griffith, Matlock and Mayberry's Favorite Son, Dead at 86
Discussion: Althouse and www2.wsls.com
Paul Campos / Salon:
Roberts wrote both Obamacare opinions  —  A Court source tells Salon the chief justice wrote the majority opinion and much of the dissent in the ACA case  —  This weekend CBS News' Jan Crawford reported that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote in regard to upholding the bulk of the Affordable Care Act.
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David Brooks / New York Times:
A Choice, Not a Whine  —  Hostility toward the Supreme Court has risen sharply since Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. upheld the Obama health care law.  People are apparently angry that the court didn't rid them of a law they detest.  But that's silly.  If Americans want to replace this thing, they should do it themselves.
New York Post:
Roberts the coward  —  Last Friday on NPR, liberal columnist E.J. Dionne said something very revealing about why Chief Justice John Roberts decided to affirm the constitutionality of ObamaCare.  The remarks proved even more enlightening when we learned for a certainty from peerless Supreme …
Discussion: National Review and UrbanGrounds
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
A Tax Is a Tax Is a Tax  —  One of the few bright spots …
Josh Gerstein / Reuters:
Liberals fear the John Roberts rebound
Discussion: Politico, Mother Jones and SCOTUSblog
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Rep. Joe Walsh Blasts Double Amputee's Military Service, Says She's Not A ‘True Hero’  —  GOP Rep. Joe Walsh (left) and his Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth (right)  —  Though he never joined the military himself, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) disparaged his Democratic opponent's military service …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House to prohibit IRS from implementing healthcare law  —  The House as early as next week will pass legislation prohibiting the IRS from receiving any money from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement the 2010 healthcare reform law.  —  Passage of the financial …
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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Fifteen governors reject or leaning against expanded Medicaid program  —  At least 15 governors have indicated they will not participate in the expansion of Medicaid under the healthcare law, striking a blow to President Obama's promise of broader insurance coverage.
Nicholas Shaxson / Vanity Fair:
Where the Money Lives  —  For all Mitt Romney's touting of his business record, when it comes to his own money the Republican nominee is remarkably shy about disclosing numbers and investments.  Nicholas Shaxson delves into the murky world of offshore finance, revealing loopholes that allow …
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The Morning Plum: No letting up on Bain
Seth Borenstein / Associated Press:
This US summer is ‘what global warming looks like’  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks.  —  Horrendous wildfires.  Oppressive heat waves.  Devastating droughts.  Flooding from giant deluges.
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Stephen Lacey / ThinkProgress:
Media Connecting The Dots On U.S. Storms, Heat And Wildfires: ‘This Is What Global Warming Looks Like’
Discussion: Guardian and Climate Central
Washington Post:
Global warming no longer Americans' top environmental concern, poll finds
Keith Hennessey / Wall Street Journal:
A Strategy to Undo ObamaCare  —  To push through key parts of the Affordable Care Act, Democrats used the ‘reconciliation’ process.  A Republican president, House and Senate can use reconciliation to repeal them.  —  Now that the Supreme Court has ruled ObamaCare's individual mandate constitutional …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Will Romney Pretend to Have a Health Plan?
Discussion: Hit & Run and Blog For Arizona
Mj Lee / Politico:
Allen West questions Romney team
Laura Leslie / @NCCapitol:
Carney: ‘I feel rotten’ about accidental fracking vote  —  State House lawmakers have apparently accidentally legalized fracking in North Carolina, due to a deciding vote one Democrat says was a mistake.  —  Rep. Becky Carney, D-Mecklenburg, says she did not intend to cast the key vote that overrode the governor's veto of the bill.
Chris Bragg / City & State:
Sen. Marty Golden Holding Event Teaching The “Feminine Presence” [UPDATED]  —  Have we stumbled into an episode of Mad Men?  —  Later this month, Republican State Sen. Marty Golden's office is holding a career-development event for women in his southern Brooklyn district teaching them “Posture, Deportment and the Feminine Presence.”
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Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:
Likely Voters: Carter Was a Better President than Obama  —  According to a Newsweek/Daily Beast poll of likely voters, Barack Obama now rates behind Jimmy Carter in the pantheon of great presidents.  The poll asked likely voters to list the two best and the two worst presidents the history of the United States.
Discussion: Wake up America
BBC:
No evidence of mermaids, says US government  —  There is no evidence that mermaids exist, a US government scientific agency has said.  —  The National Ocean Service made the unusual declaration in response to public inquiries following a TV show on the mythical creatures.
Brian MacQuarrie / The Boston Globe:
No Martha's Vineyard vacation for Barack Obama this summer  —  After three consecutive summer vacations on Martha's Vineyard, President Obama and his family apparently will not be relaxing on the island this year as a heated presidential campaign gathers momentum toward what is expected to be a close election.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
 
 
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Dawson Bell / Detroit Free Press:
Gov. Snyder snubs large portion of GOP election package
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Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
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Alicia M. Cohn / Ballot Box:
Sen. McCaskill: Obama approves of her decision to skip Democratic convention
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NewsMax.com:
Rasmussen: Conservative Anger Against Obamacare Hitting ‘Stratospheric Levels’
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