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4:30 PM ET, June 19, 2012

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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Marco Rubio Not Being Vetted to Be Mitt Romney's Running Mate  —  (Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage/Getty Images)  —  Even before the Republicans chose a presidential nominee it was widely assumed that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would be at the top of anybody's list of vice presidential candidates.
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Lisa Lerer / Bloomberg:
Obama Immigration Policy Favored 2-To-1 By Likely Voters  —  President Barack Obama is winning the opening round in the battle over immigration, according to a Bloomberg poll released today, putting Republicans on the defensive with his decision to end the deportations of some illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children,
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Rubio Ally Fingers Romney Adviser As Possible Leak Source  —  Stevens worked for Charlie Crist, and Navarro says he may have an ax to grind.  —  (Reuters / Mark Makela)  —  A top ally to Marco Rubio suggested that a prominent Romney aide was the source of the ABC News story today that Romney …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Marco Rubio isn't being seriously vetted by Romney campaign, adviser confirms  —  FRANKENMUTH, Mich. — Mitt Romney's vice presidential search team is not seriously vetting Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), one of the Republican Party's brightest young stars, as the all-but-certain GOP nominee …
Discussion: Hot Air and The New Republic
Larry McShane / NY Daily News:
Alec Baldwin punches Daily News photographer after obtaining marriage license in New York with fiancee Hilaria Thomas  —  ‘I knew he was going to attack me.  I stepped back, and he kept coming,’ says News lensman  —  Alec Baldwin shoves Daily News photographer Marcus Santos after leaving the Marriage Bureau Tuesday morning.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Andrea Mitchell to address ‘WaWa’ clip  —  MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell will address her program's decision to run edited footage from a Mitt Romney campaign stop that mischaracterized his statements and set off a firestorm of criticism on the right.  —  “Andrea will address this on her MSNBC show today …
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The Right Scoop:
NO APOLOGY: MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell refuses to acknowledge they misled their viewers over Romney's Wawa comments  —  This is pathetic.  MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell refused to even apologize for misleading their viewers yesterday by distorting and mischaracterizing Romney's comments yesterday.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
MSNBC mischaracterizes Romney remarks
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney won't call on supporters to stop heckling Obama events  —  Mitt Romney won't ask his supporters to stop heckling President Obama and his surrogates at campaign events.  —  During a radio interview on Tuesday, the presumptive GOP nominee declined an opportunity to ask his supporters to stop …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama leads in Colorado
Discussion: Firedoglake and Ballot Box
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney receives newfound enthusiasm from Republicans
Bill Maher:
The Right Shift  —  Good news: last month, for the first time in weeks, Congress passed a bill!  And wait until you hear what you get: by a vote of 78 to 20, the Senate voted to extend the life of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. ...  People, please!  Control yourselves!  —  Yes, the Import-Export Bank.
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker's bill would block Obama deportation policy  —  Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) on Monday proposed legislation that would block enforcement of President Obama's new policy of letting certain illegal immigrants request temporary relief from deportation.
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John Boehner / CNN:
Boehner says Obama' s immigration policy ‘puts everyone in a difficult position’
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Vicki Kennedy rejects Scott Brown's proposed condition for hosting Senate debate  —  Victoria Reggie Kennedy today rejected Senator Scott Brown's request that she remain neutral in the unfolding Massachusetts US Senate race, a denial that could potentially scuttle a debate she proposed …
Discussion: CNN, Mediaite, The Raw Story and Politico
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Brown rejects debate after Kennedy widow refuses to stay neutral
Discussion: The Rightnewz
Hunter Walker / Politicker:
‘Joe The Plumber’ Blames Gun Control For The Holocaust [Video]  —  “Joe The Plumber” and his shotgun in his new web video.  (Photo: YouTube)  —  Samuel “Joe The Plumber” Wurzelbacher, the 2008 campaign microcelebrity and Ohio congressional candidate, has an interesting theory about the Holocaust.
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Joe The Plumber: Gun Control Caused The Holocaust
Jim Shella / WISH-TV:
Sources: Daniels will be next Purdue University president  —  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) - Purdue University officials plan to vote on a candidate for the school's next president this week - and WISH-TV has learned Gov. Mitch Daniels is the candidate in question.
NY Daily News:
Brooklyn family to sue city after son blinded by bullies in brutal assault at Roy H. Mann Junior High School  —  Exclusive: Kardin Ulysse has had two surgeries since June 5 beatdown at Bergen Beach school  —  Kardin Ulysse, a victim a brutal beatdown at Roy H. Mann Junior High School in Bergen Beach …
Investor's Business Daily:
Obama's Lawless Presidency Close To Totalitarianism  —  The Obama Record: The chief executive who swore to faithfully execute the nation's laws picks those he'll ignore and makes up others through regulation and executive order.  He sees no need for a Congress or Constitution.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Arizona Radio Host Calls Obama a ‘Monkey’  —  Barbara Espinosa, the host of an Arizona radio show called “Hair on Fire,” called the President a “monkey” on a recent radio segment.  “I don't believe in calling him the first black president,” she said, “I voted for the white guy myself.  I call him a monkey.”
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Jenée Desmond-Harris / THEROOT.COM:
Crazy Talk: First Monkey President
Discussion: Preliator pro Causa
Aaron Martin / www2.wsls.com:
BEDFORD COUNTY, VA —  When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote.  —  Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years.  —  “I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed,” Morris said.
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Germany set to allow eurozone bailout fund to buy troubled countries' debt  —  Angela Merkel poised to remove opposition to direct lending by rescue fund in move seen as step towards sharing debt burden  —  Angela Merkel is poised to allow the eurozone's €750bn (£605bn) …
Karen Finney / The Hill:
Neil Munro's incivility  —  It's not just that interrupting the president of the United States, as Neil Munro from the Daily Caller did not once but twice last week during a routine press event in the White House Rose Garden, crossed the line from uncivil to inappropriate.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Pirate's Cove
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Wawa vs. the Post Office: Bus-Capade Update  —  [Update On the 33-page address-change form, please see this.]  —  I mentioned earlier that in his big rally on Saturday night at the historic Cornwall “iron furnace” near Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney used what he had learned during …
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
Is the U.S. economy losing jobs again?  —  The private sector is not fine, as some extremely worrisome economic news today emphasizes.  —  The government's April Job Opening and Labor Turnover report was, in the words of JPMorgan economists, “soft, lending some credence to the view …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Pew Social & Demographic Trends:
The Rise of Asian Americans  —  OVERVIEW  —  Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States.  They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value …
ThinkProgress:
House Considers ‘Drone Zone’ Bill To Roll Back Dozens Of Environmental Laws Within 100 Miles of U.S. Borders  —  Map and picture released by Congressman Ed Markey  —  This afternoon the House of Representatives is considering H.R. 2578, a package of public lands bills that contains a provision …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Dem hopes dim for recapturing House  —  Democratic hopes of recapturing the House are dimming as a series of race-by-race setbacks and economic uncertainty suggest that the 25 seats they need to net might be out of reach.  —  The Hill projects that Democrats will net somewhere between 10 and 15 seats …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP aide resigns after accusation  —  A top aide to Arizona Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally has resigned, one day after Democrat Ron Barber's campaign told POLITICO he had provided them with advice during the waning days of last week's special election.
Discussion: CNN
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service agents partied like rock stars on Obamas' Vineyard Vacation  —  MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASS. - Long before President Obama's security detail was scandalized in Colombia and new revelations emerged last week about the Secret Service, members of the elite team earned an …
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Bloomberg:
What If Mitt Romney Were Jewish?  —  The Washington Post (WPO)'s Jason Horowitz reported this month that officials on Mitt Romney's campaign don't care much for journalistic explorations of their candidate's religious beliefs.  —  One spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, has been throwing brushback pitches …
 
 
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Susan Davis / USA Today:
Maine candidate: Don't assume party affiliation
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Bloomberg:
Austerity Doesn'T Pay As Debt Markets Ignore Rating Cuts
Discussion: Felix Salmon and naked capitalism
Jim Vandeheiand Mike Allen / Politico:
Barack Obama's group therapy
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Mediaite
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Can MSNBC Really ‘Lean Forward’ With S.E. Cupp as Host?
CBS News:
Mitch McConnell: Tax code already “extraordinarily progressive” and needs to be changed
Discussion: Shakesville
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Obama's Puzzling Immigration Decision
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Prakash Bhandari / Associated Press:
Indian man unrepentant after beheading daughter
Michael W. Chapman / CNSNews:
Rep. West: The Word ‘Progressives’ Directly Related to Term ‘Communist’
Discussion: Mediaite and The Right Scoop
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
‘The Two Men Barely Looked at Each Other’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Damien Cave / New York Times:
American Children, Now Struggling to Adjust to Life in Mexico
Discussion: Colorlines and NewsBusters.org