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2:50 PM ET, June 14, 2012

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Romney Campaign Bus Taunts Obama Supporters Honks its horn as hundreds of Obama supporters wait to enter event in Ohio.  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio — Republican nominee Mitt Romney's guerrilla tactics continued Thursday, as the campaign bus circled the venue where President Barack Obama will be speaking this afternoon.
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Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
Obama heads to Ohio for reboot  —  President Obama has picked the key swing state of Ohio to deliver a speech Thursday he hopes will serve as a reset button for a campaign that has begun to struggle.  —  Obama and his presumptive Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, will converge on the state …
Richard Wolf / USA Today:
Bill Clinton's words could haunt Obama today
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
The Republican family feud
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Obama Speech Seeks to Assert Stark Choice for Voters
Steven Bertoni / Money Talks:
Exclusive: Adelson's Pro-Romney Donations Will Be ‘Limitless,’ Could Top $100M  —  Sheldon Adelson (Jared McMillen for Forbes)  —  Forbes has confirmed that billionaire Sheldon Adelson, along with his wife Miriam, has donated $10 million to the leading Super PAC supporting presumptive …
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Secret money fuels the 2012 elections
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
In New Documentary, A Usually Reticent George H.W. Bush Has Harsh Words For Ross Perot  —  Although former president George H.W. Bush has remained relatively quiet and out of the spotlight since his time in office, he's agreed to open up about his thoughts and experiences in 41, a new documentary airing this weekend on HBO.
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Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners, HBO Apologize for Bush's Head on Spike
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Still Blame Bush More Than Obama for Bad Economy  —  About half of Republicans blame Bush  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans continue to place more blame for the nation's economic problems on George W. Bush than on Barack Obama, even though Bush left office more than three years ago.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
New Political Showdown in Egypt as Court Invalidates Parliament  —  CAIRO — Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that the Islamist-led Parliament must be immediately dissolved, while also blessing the right of Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister to run for president …
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Joshua Green / Business Week:
Obama's CEO: Jim Messina Has a President to Sell  —  The day after Jim Messina quit his job as White House deputy chief of staff last January, he caught a plane to Los Angeles, paid a brief visit to his girlfriend, and then commenced what may be the highest-wattage crash course in executive management ever undertaken.
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Sally Quinn Forced to Dine With Non-Fake Friends  —  After pretty much the entire journalistic world has made fun of Sally Quinn's weekend Washington Post essay declaring the End of Power, further abuse may seem unnecessarily cruel.  And yet even the fulsome stream of disparagement directed …
Bloomberg:
Inequality: It's Even Worse Than We Thought  —  The current debate about rich and poor — the 1 percent versus the 99 percent — is a bit misleading because the evidence usually is data about income, not wealth.  Looking at wealth would make the comparison even starker.
Garance Franke-Ruta / The Atlantic Online:
Words Conservatives Hate  —  It's not just about promoting catchwords like the “death tax” — Republicans have also been fighting to suppress words deemed overly liberal.  —  Bisexual sustainable development activists working to prevent climate change-related sea-level rise better watch out …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Kaiser Health News:
Romney Outlines How He Would ‘Replace Obamacare’  —  Mitt Romney, who is expected to be the Republican nominee for president, doesn't usually talk about health care in his campaign stump speeches.  Tuesday, at Con-Air Industries in Orlando, Florida, he blasted the 2010 federal health law …
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ThinkProgress:
Female Fox Anchor Walks Off Set After Co-Host's Sexist Joke  —  On Fox & Friends Thursday morning, Steve Doocy interviewed members of the U.S. Navy Band about the band's recent inclusion of women.  Reacting to the segment, Brian Kilmeade remarked, “Women are everywhere.  We're letting them play golf and tennis now.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Obama snubbed me, says McCain  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said this week that President Obama never made a sincere effort to reach out to him after the 2008 election.  —  McCain was once seen as a potential ally of Obama.  But far from becoming a partner — as the left hoped for and the right feared …
Discussion: Wonkette, Daily Kos and Weasel Zippers
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Heated Juan Williams/Michelle Malkin Shoutfest Gets Personal With Eyerolls, ‘Snotty’ Accusations  —  Juan Williams' patience expired fairly openly on Hannity tonight after an attack of “elitism” from Michelle Malkin that stemmed from a debate about Attorney General Eric Holder …
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
How Broccoli Became a Symbol in the Health Care Debate  —  What does broccoli have to do with health insurance?  —  Until recently, nothing.  But now, perhaps a lot.  —  Broccoli, of all things, came up in the Supreme Court during arguments over the constitutionality of the Obama administration's health care legislation.
BuzzFeed:
GOP Group's Ad: Bomb Iran  —  “Now it's time to act.”  Wait for the launch the end.  —  Source: youtube.com  —  The Emergency Committee for Israel, the hawkishly pro-Israel conservative group, has released a new ad targeting the Obama administration's Iran policies …
José Antonio Vargas / TIME Ideas:
Inside the World of the “Illegal” Immigrant  —  Since revealing my status as an undocumented immigrant, hundreds of others have come forward to share their own stories.  What they have to say will surprise you.  —  Clockwise from top left: Julieta Garibay, from Mexico; Jong Min, from Korea …
The Atlantic Wire:
Is Legalizing Weed Obama's Secret Weapon?  —  In 2004 George W. Bush's re-election campaign worked to put anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives up for vote in several swing states in order to turn out more hard-core conservatives to the polls.  This year the question is whether marijuana legalization measures …
 
 
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Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger gets a rough welcome in southern Utah
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Senate Republicans Now Blockading Every Single Appeals Court Nominee
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BuzzFeed:
Obama Camp Signals Opposition To “Reckless Clown” Barron
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White House Forgets to Pay Father's Day Lunch Tab
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Susan Jones / CNSNews:
Justice Official Questioned About ‘Fast and Furious’ Is Leaving His Job
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Sandra Fluke / CNN:
Why this election is so personal
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Wall Street Journal:
Sherk and Zywicki: Obama's United Auto Workers Bailout
Foreign Policy:
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