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3:30 PM ET, June 15, 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 …
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.
Amanda Peterson Beadle / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Obama To Stop Deporting DREAM-Eligible Youth, Protecting 1 Million Undocumented Students  —  President Obama will announce a new immigration policy this morning that will allow some undocumented students to avoid deportation and receive work authorization.
John H. Cushman Jr / New York Times:
U.S. to Stop Deporting Some Illegal Immigrants  —  WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children will be able to obtain work permits and be safe from deportation under a new policy announced on Friday by the Obama administration.
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Why Obama's Decision To Stop Deporting DREAM-Eligible Youth Is Good For The Economy
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Obama makes election-year change in deportation policy
Tom Cohen / CNN:
Young immigrant deportations stopped
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Secret report: Catch and release for low-priority illegals proposed
Mariano Castillo / CNN:
Joy, skepticism at immigration policy move
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Skip the falsehoods, Mr. President, and give us a plan  —  I had high hopes for President Obama's speech on the economy.  But instead of going to Ohio on Thursday with a compelling plan for the future, the president gave Americans a falsehood wrapped in a fallacy.
New York Times:
The Political Contrast  —  President Obama sometimes forgets that an important speech does not have to be endless.  On Thursday, appearing before supporters at a Cleveland community college, he spent 53 minutes on the stark contrast between his goals and the failed Bush-era policies that Mitt Romney is trying to resurrect.
Hunter Walker / Politicker:
President Obama's Speech Gets A Thumbs Down From Political Press Corps
New York Post:
Running on empty  —  Man, is Barack Obama running dry.
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette
Ruschell Boone /
NY1 Exclusive: School Prohibits Fifth-Grader From Giving Speech On Same-Sex Marriage … Kameron Slade worked on his speech with his mother and his teacher after winning a class competition.  He was slated to deliver it in a school-wide contest at PS 195.  —  That's no longer going to happen.
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.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
McCain says casino mogul is putting ‘foreign money’ into 2012 campaign
Discussion: GOP 12 and
John Lauinger / NY Daily News:
President Obama visits Sarah Jessica Parker's Manhattan brownstone for elaborate fund-raiser
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Althouse
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.
Tim Mak / Politico:
Rahm Emanuel: Reduce pot penalties  —  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, according to a report.  —  If City Council agrees, those caught with 15 grams of marijuana or less would be given a fine from between $100 and $500, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
Chicago Sun Times:
Emanuel: Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana
Discussion: CBS Chicago and The Raw Story
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney mum on immigration change as he embarks on six-state bus tour  —  Mitt Romney began his five-day, six-state bus tour on Friday with renewed criticism of President Obama, blasting his opponent as “a detached and distant president who never seems to hear” the voices of the American people.
Discussion: Indecision Forever
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Could Pennsylvania Go Red?  —  When Mitt Romney's bus tour pulls …
Discussion: CNN and ABCNEWS
David Sirota / Salon:
Obama chief's anti-gay secret  —  Jim Messina's old boss once denied involvement with a homophobic ad.  A new profile suggests they knew all along  —  In their quest to promote themselves as political tough guys, did Senator Max Baucus and President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina …
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Moe Lane and Business Week
Inside the Koch World convention  —  The Koch brothers' political operation has increasingly come to resemble its own political party — and later this month in San Diego, it will hold what amounts to its most ambitious convention to date.  —  Many of the dozens of rich conservative invitees …
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.
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Out Of Line  —  The guy who saw fit to interrupt twice …
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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
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How Obama became black
Robert Wright / The Atlantic Online:
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President George H.W. Bush on Life and Lasting Friendships
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Ronald Bailey / Hit & Run:
Union of Concerned Scientists Admits It Was Wrong
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