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11:35 AM ET, June 13, 2012

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Politico:
Wall Street's vote: Romney by a landslide  —  For three years, Wall Street's been telling the world how much it can't stand President Barack Obama.  —  Now, thanks to campaign finance filings, it's possible to put a price tag on just how much: Mitt Romney's presidential campaign …
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Alicia Mundy / Washington Wire:
Adelson Gives $10 Million to Pro-Romney Super PAC  —  Billionaire conservative casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who helped keep Newt Gingrich's failed presidential campaign alive during the Republican primaries, is giving $10 million to the super PAC supporting the presumptive GOP nominee …
Discussion: GOP 12 and Mondoweiss
John Whitesides / Reuters:
Obama's ratings sink on economic doubts  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's approval ratings have dipped to their lowest level since January on deep economic worries, wiping out most of his lead in the White House race over Republican rival Mitt Romney, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.
Discussion: Ballot Box, Hot Air and NO QUARTER
Greg Holyk / ABCNEWS:
A Chilly Reception from Independents on Obama's Plans for the Economy  —  Swing-voting independents see Barack Obama's plans for the economy negatively rather than positively by 54-38 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking the president's challenges as he seeks re-election in still-troubled economic times.
Discussion: The Hill, Politico and “The Lid”
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Obama campaign's rough patch concerns some Democrats
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
Obama Is Losing A Stunning Amount Of African-American Support In North Carolina
Pew Global Attitudes Project:
Global Opinion of Obama Slips, International Policies Faulted  —  OVERVIEW  —  Global approval of President Barack Obama's policies has declined significantly since he first took office, while overall confidence in him and attitudes toward the U.S. have slipped modestly as a consequence.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and msnbc.com
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Tim Mak / Politico:
World poll: Chill on Obama policies
Josh Kraushaar / 2012 Decoded:
In Colorado Focus Group, Obama Voters Disillusioned  —  Last night, veteran Democratic pollster Peter Hart conducted a focus group featuring 12 undecided, ticket-splitting voters in Colorado, which illustrated the tough challenge President Obama faces in winning a second term.
CNN:
Crossroads takes on six more Democrats in crucial Senate races  —  Washington (CNN) - American Crossroads and its affiliated group Crossroads GPS are going up with television commercials in six more states with competitive Senate races.  —  The pro-Republican independent groups …
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Crossroads expands Senate ad blitz with $4.6M in new ads
Discussion: Washington Post and Campaign 2012
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:   Senate primaries in four states set key matchups
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
Rogers not invited to Kenwood wedding that includes Obamas  —  Desiree Rogers and Valerie Jarrett in happier times, together at a D.C. party in May 2009.  Brendan Hoffman~Getty Images  —  The wedding aisle ...  The president is going. The first lady is going.  —  First daughters Sasha and Malia will be there.
Luke Funk / myfoxny.com:
Health panel talks about wider food ban  —  MYFOXNY.COM -  —  The board hand-picked by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that must approve his ban of selling large sugar-filled drinks at restaurants might be looking at other targets.  —  The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes …
Tara Palmeri / New York Post:
A blue man ‘dupe’: Parent panic at 32G ‘progressive’ school  —  The Blue School is one big play date in desperate need of adult supervision.  —  Parents are yanking their kids out of the “progressive,” $32,000 per-year private school founded by the Blue Man Group — which has no books and no tests …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Gadhafi is hero to NY House candidate  —  BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Charles Barron calls Robert Mugabe and Moammar Gadhafi his “heroes.”  He compared Israel's government to the Nazis, says he won't salute the American flag, and once offered that he wanted to “slap” the nearest white person.
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Newt Gingrich: Elections rigged for the rich  —  Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that elections are “rigged, frankly, in favor of the wealthy.”  —  “It is very difficult in America today,” he told MSNBC's Al Sharpton.  “If you look at New York where Mayor Bloomberg spent an extraordinary amount …
Discussion: Washington Post and Shakesville
New York Times:
New Weapons Push Syrian Crisis Toward Civil War  —  WASHINGTON — With evidence that powerful new weapons are flowing to the Syrian government and to opposition fighters, the bloody uprising in Syria has thrust the Obama administration into an increasingly difficult position as the conflict shows signs …
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Sana Sana / Jerusalem Post:
‘Hezbollah may move Syrian arms to Lebanon’
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
online.wsj.com:
U.S. Probes Cable for Limits on Net Video  —  WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to quash nascent competition from online video, according to people familiar with the matter.
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Joy Behar Wants to See Romney's House Burn Down: 'Who's He Going to Call, the Mormon Fire Patrol?'  —  CRITICAL UPDATE AT END OF POST.  —  Joy Behar, Al Gore's new employee at Current TV, said Tuesday in response to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments on the need for more police …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Current's Joy Behar Wants Conservatives ‘If They Have The Balls To Come On The Show’
Discussion: Moe Lane and The New Editor
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Sen. Grassley demands re-vote on 9th Circuit judge nomination  —  Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) late Tuesday demanded that the Senate vote again on the confirmation of Andrew Hurwitz to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit, and said he was not aware …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Former Giffords aide Barber wins race to replace her in the House  —  Democrat Ron Barber defeated Republican Jesse Kelly in an emotionally charged and nationally watched special election to replace former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).  —  In what both candidates predicted …
Discussion: CNN and ABCNEWS
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
Equality and the End of Marrying Up  —  LONDON — When the daughter of a former flight attendant married the future king of England last year, some starry-eyed monarchists cooed over a 21st-century Cinderella.  —  But the royal wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William was exceptional in more than one way.
Discussion: Althouse
Stephen Kilcullen / Wall Street Journal:
Women Don't Belong in Ranger School  —  Do individuals serve the military or does the military serve them?  —  The United States Army is debating whether to admit women to Ranger School, its elite training program for young combat leaders.  Proponents argue this is to remove a final impediment to the careers of Army women.
BuzzFeed:
In 1994, Axelrod Warned Against Happy Talk On Economy  —  Axelrod, misidentified in this 1994 C-SPAN clip, sounded a bit like his critics, like James Carville, do now.  The 'stache endures.  —  Source: youtube.com  —  The White House is struggling to talk about a weak recovery in terms Americans …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Five Things To Know About The Republican Witchhunt Against Attorney General Holder  —  In 2006, during the presidency of George W. Bush, the Justice Department launched the first of a series of misguided “gunrunning” schemes that eventually led to the death of federal Agent Brian Terry.
Jeff Weiner / Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman's wife arrested, charged with perjury  —  At her husband's bond hearing, Shellie Zimmerman was asked repeatedly about money.  Among the questions: How much did the couple collect in donations through George Zimmerman's website?  —  “Currently, I do not know,” Shellie Zimmerman replied.
BuzzFeed:
Right And Left Drop Off Obama's Donor List  —  Obama is losing support from both liberal and conservative donors who backed him in 2008.  Will the center hold?  —  Obama's repeat and drop off $200+ donors plotted based on ideology.  Negative values indicate liberals and positive values indicate conservatives.
Raphael Minder / New York Times:
Bailout in Spain Leaves Taxpayers Holding the Bag  —  MADRID — After clinching a $125 billion bailout for Spain's banks, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy flew to Poland on Sunday for the Spanish team's soccer match, declaring “this matter is now resolved.”  —  Not so fast, prime minister.
 
 
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John Hawkins / Townhall.com:
7 Ways Conservative Activists Are Being Harassed By the Left
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:
As world economic growth ebbs, talk of new stimulus surges
Kevin Allman / Blog of New Orleans, Gambit:
After the cuts at The Times-Picayune
Michael K. Lavers / Washington Blade:
Obama urges Md. voters to uphold marriage law
Ylan Q. Mui / Washington Post:
Ex-loan officer claims Wells Fargo targeted black communities for shoddy loans
 Earlier Items: 
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP senator questions whether excessive media contact led to leaks
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Cuomo Plan Would Limit Gas Drilling to a Few Counties in New York
Discussion: Althouse
James Wilson / Financial Times:
Bundesbank warns on EU banking union
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
A new form of European union
Discussion: New York Times and Paul Krugman
Jeffrey Young / The Huffington Post:
Health Care Reform Boosts Spending A Tiny Fraction While Covering Millions: Report
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Campaign 2012
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Bob Kerrey, yet another Great Moderate Hope
Discussion: Hotline On Call and New York Times
New York Times:
For Obama and Romney, Nonstop Fund-Raising
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Caucus