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12:00 AM ET, June 16, 2012


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Alicia A. Caldwell / Associated Press:
AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives.  The election-year initiative addresses …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Utah's GOP attorney general: Obama immigration move totally within his power  —  A number of Republican officials and conservatives have responded to Obama's immigration announcement by attacking it on process grounds, arguing that the decision to circumvent Congress was an abuse of power …
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Rep. Steve King to sue Obama administration over new immigration policy  —  Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King said Friday that he plans to sue the Obama administration to halt implementation of its newly announced selective illegal immigration law enforcement policy.
Romney: Some Illegal Immigrants Can Stay  —  After Obama changes his immigration policy, the Republican expresses support for a version of the Dream Act, which many on the right consider “amnesty.”  “I happen to agree with Marco Rubio.”  —  In January, Romney was confronted at a fundraiser …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is ‘welcome news’  —  A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate is applauding President Obama's move to forgo deportations for some illegal immigrants.  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient policy is “welcome news” …
Discussion: Indecision Forever and WND
Department of Homeland Security:
Secretary Napolitano Announces Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities
John H. Cushman Jr / New York Times:
U.S. to Stop Deporting Some Illegal Immigrants
Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
U.S. will stop deporting some illegal immigrants who came here as children
The Daily Caller:
Statements from The Daily Caller regarding exchange in White House Rose Garden  —  Neil Munro, White House Correspondent: “I always go to the White House prepared with questions for our president.  I timed the question believing the president was closing his remarks, because naturally …
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Out Of Line  —  The guy who saw fit to interrupt twice the President's address in the Rose Garden on his new immigration policy, which was being carried live by the cable nets, was actually a reporter for The Daily Caller named Neil Munro.  —  David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief …
Obama interrupted by heckling reporter  —  In a surprising breach of normal etiquette, President Barack Obama's Rose Garden remarks on Friday were interrupted by heckling from reporter Neil Munro of the website Daily Caller, where conservative commentator Tucker Carlson is the editor-in-chief.
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Obama ignores questions about controversial de facto amnesty decision  —  President Barack Obama declined to take any questions from reporters about his controversial and significant decision to offer a de facto amnesty to at least 800,000 foreigners aged 15 to 30.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Nice Deb
Obama to interrupter: 'I didn't ask for an argument'
David A. Graham / The Atlantic Online:
Video of the Day: Daily Caller Reporter Interrupts Obama Press Conference
Discussion: Washington Post
Elizabeth Wurtzel / The Atlantic Online:
1% Wives Are Helping Kill Feminism and Make the War on Women Possible  —  Being a mother isn't a real job — and the men who run the world know it.  —  NEW YORK — When my mind gets stuck on everything that is wrong with feminism, it brings out the 19th century poet in me: Let me count the ways.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
On eve of health ruling, Ruth Bader Ginsburg predicts ‘sharp disagreement’  —  With a wry smile, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid waste Friday to all those rumors about the fate of the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court.  —  “Those who know don't talk.
Discussion: CNN
Jonathan Allenand Manu Raju / Politico:
Democrats in the dark on post-SCOTUS planning  —  Congressional Democrats who wrote Barack Obama's health care plan into law say they're getting virtually no guidance from the White House on how to deal with the fallout if the Supreme Court overturns any part of the law.
Washington Examiner:
Obama's amnesia about his first year as president
Discussion: Power Line and Rush Limbaugh
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
McCain: Adelson funding Romney Super PAC with ‘foreign money’  —  Senator and Romney presidential campaign surrogate John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is indirectly injecting millions of dollar in Chinese “foreign money” into Mitt Romney's presidential election effort.
Daniel Larison / The Week:   Rand Paul's baffling support for Mitt Romney's cowboy foreign policy
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
McCain Attacks Romney Super PAC, Says ‘Corporations Are Not People’
Discussion: Seattle Times
Brian Tashman /
Glenn Beck Goes to War against ‘Horrifying’ but ‘Brilliant’ Glee  —  Earlier this year, Glenn Beck interviewed televangelist James Robison about the dangers of Glee, which Robison said was being used by “the Enemy” to “bring us down.”  Today at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's summit in Washington D.C. …
Discussion: Addicting Info and Truth Wins Out
David Brooks / New York Times:
What Republicans Think  —  Democrats frequently ask me why the Republicans have become so extreme.  As they describe the situation, they usually fall back on some sort of illness metaphor.  Republicans have a mania.  President Obama has said that Republicans have a “fever” that he hopes will break if he is re-elected.
Sally Goldenberg / New York Post:
It's a ‘trick’ question  —  They're not hookers — they just look as if they could be!  —  A dozen scantily clad women rallied outside City Hall yesterday, decrying a bill they say prevents beauties wearing skimpy clothes from getting a fair shot at hailing a yellow cab.
David Hogberg / Capital Hill:
Kimberlin Case Against Aaron Walker Dismissed!  —  Capital Hill can confirm that the criminal case against Aaron Walker has been dismissed by the Maryland State Attorney.  —  Walker, you will recall, was led away in handcuffs after a June 4 peace order hearing.
Associated Press:
Mont. authorities say hitchhiker shot himself  —  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A West Virginia man who claimed to be a victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called “Kindness in America” has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Evan Osnos / Letter from China:
Abortion and Politics in China
Discussion: Shanghaiist, Reuters and
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Nevada Miscellany  —Despite the national profile he's taken …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Masked men attempt break-in at home of Penn. rep
Discussion: Politico
Alicia M. Cohn / Ballot Box:
Santorum endorses Liljenquist over Hatch in Utah primary
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
We Don't Need No Education  —  Hope springs eternal.
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Allen West On New Obama Immigration Rule: ‘Backdoor’ Way Of Letting Undocumented Immigrants Vote?
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Geraldo On Politics: ‘All The Black And Brown People On The One Side, All The White People On The Other’
Discussion: The Raw Story
David Maraniss / Washington Post:
How Obama became black
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Fifth-Grader Prohibited From Giving Speech Supporting Marriage Equality