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2:00 PM ET, July 6, 2012

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Jeff Cox / CNBC:
June Job Creation at 80,000; Rate Holds Steady at 8.2%  —  The U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent, reflecting continued slow growth in the economy with the presidential election just four months away.
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James Pethokoukis / AEIdeas:
June jobs swoon: America's labor market depression continues  —  This was not the employment report either the American worker or the Obama campaign wanted to see right now.  The Labor Department said the U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, less than the 90,000 economists had been forecasting.
Bill McBride / Calculated Risk:
June Employment Report: 80,000 Jobs, 8.2% Unemployment Rate
Ed Carson / Investor's Business Daily:
10 reasons why jobs market even worse than weak June employment report
John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs In Obama Recovery
Discussion: hogewash
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
Jobs Report, First Impressions
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama hits Romney: ‘Principles matter’  —  President Obama sharply attacked Mitt Romney over the individual mandate on Friday, hitting him for “abandoning a principle” he fought for in the past due to political considerations.  —  “One of the things that you learn as president …
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
American Bridge hits Mitt's jobs rhetoric
Discussion: Washington Wire
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
Mitt's Million-Dollar Question: What's Romney Really Worth?
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and The Reaction
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
Romney Halts Vacation to Hold Presser on Kick In the Gut Jobs Numbers
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Gawker
Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
Ohioan to Obama: Let's arm-wrestle for vote  —  A voter in Amherst, Ohio, offered to arm-wrestle President Obama in exchange for his vote.  —  The president responded he'd prefer a basketball game, according to a White House pool report.  —  Obama was in Ohio wrapping up day one of a two-day bus tour …
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BuzzFeed:
Obama: Turn Off Fox News  —  Obama suggests patron ask bar owner to switch off the conservative-leaning cable network.  —  Image by KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters  —  PARMA, Ohio — At an unscheduled stop at Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant, an Amherst, Ohio bar, President Barack Obama suggested …
CNN:
TRENDING: Obama on job numbers: 'It's still tough out there'
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Politico:
Sobbing woman thanks Obama for health care law  —  SANDUSKY, Ohio — An emotional Ohio voter personally thanked President Obama for passing a health care overhaul, relating the story of her late sister's battle with cancer.  —  After Obama's speech in Sandusky, he encountered a sobbing Stephanie Miller …
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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama on Romneycare: 'It's working just fine'
Discussion: New York Magazine
WLWT-TV:
Obama says Romney “reversed himself” on health care
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Romney-Rice?  —  Erin McPike's “close examination of the [Romney] campaign's activity” at RealClearPolitics suggests four leading contenders for Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick—former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, Ohio senator Rob Portman, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal.
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Brandon Blackwell / Plain Dealer:
Clash breaks out at GOP rally supporting Mitt Romney in Parma  —  PARMA, Ohio — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sent two GOP heavyweights to northern Ohio Thursday to beat President Barack Obama's similar bus tour to the punch.  —  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Minnesota …
Robert Scheer / The Huffington Post:
Crime of the Century  —  Forget Bernie Madoff and Enron's Ken Lay — they were mere amateurs in financial crime.  The current Libor interest rate scandal, involving hundreds of trillions in international derivatives trade, shows how the really big boys play.
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Obama Isn't Working:
Broken Record, Broken Promises  —  Today, the Obama Administration told Americans “not to read too much into” monthly jobs reports.  —  As it turns out, they've been encouraging Americans to do that for years.  But after 41 straight months of unemployment over 8%, you don't have to read between the lines to see the truth.
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White House.gov Blog:
The Employment Situation in June
Discussion: Business Insider
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
New Leak Explains What Chief Justice Roberts Was Really Thinking in Health Care Cases (Although the Leak is Poorly Sourced)  —  A fascinating new leak from deep inside the Supreme Court has just surfaced on what Roberts was thinking when he switched his vote in the health care cases.
Discussion: PrawfsBlawg
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Randy Barnett / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The Unprecedented Uniqueness of Chief Justice Roberts' Opinion
Jeff Spross / ThinkProgress:
5 Ways Republicans Have Sabotaged Job Growth  —  New numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the economy added a mere 80,000 jobs in June.  That's down from an average of 150,000 jobs a month for the first part of the year, and far too little to keep up with population growth.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Ben Casselman / Wall Street Journal:
Jobs Report Revives Fears for Recovery
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
96 Year-Old Latino Former Arizona Governor Detained By Border Patrol In 100 Degree Heat  —  This man is Raúl Héctor Castro.  He is 96 years old, a former Arizona governor, and a former United States Ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia and Argentina.  He was born in Mexico, and is a United States citizen.
Taylor Marsh / The Huffington Post:
Rand Paul on Civil Rights: Private Restaurants Wouldn't Have To Serve Martin Luther King  —  What's Your Reaction: … Wednesday on “Hardball,” Jack Conway charged that Rand Paul wanted to do away with the Civil Rights Act.  In fact, Rand Paul's words to the Courier-Journal …
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Three Makes A Trend … - If Paul Clement Is So Good, How Did He Lose the Term's Two Biggest Supreme Court Cases?
David Brooks / New York Times:
Honor Code  —  Henry V is one of Shakespeare's most appealing characters.  He was rambunctious when young and courageous when older.  But suppose Henry went to an American school.  —  By about the third week of nursery school, Henry's teacher would be sending notes home saying that Henry “had another hard day today.”
 
 
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Thomas Burr / Salt Lake Tribune:
Huntsman to skip national GOP convention
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
Rich Lowry / National Review:
• followers  —  The Great Drone Panic of 2012 is upon us.
Nick Pinto / Runnin' Scared:
Three Arrests After Demonstrators Chain Themselves Across Brooklyn Bridge Exit Ramp To Protest Citizens United
Discussion: New York Magazine
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP releases ‘Repeal of Obamacare Act’
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
‘No Child’ Law Whittled Down by White House
Dallas Voice:
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Pol hits DOJ for ‘liberal’ vote group
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