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8:00 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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Michael O'Brien / msnbc.com:
Romney's search for a VP appears to narrow  —  Mitt Romney's search for a running mate appears to have narrowed, as clues of whom Romney might select as his No. 2 begin to pile up in the media.  —  A campaign that prides itself on discipline had, to date, exacted tight control over the process …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Romney: Marco Rubio is being seriously vetted as possible vice presidential choice  —  HOLLAND, Mich. — Mitt Romney told reporters here Tuesday that his vice presidential search team is vetting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), one of the Republican Party's biggest young stars, to be his running mate.
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Romney: “Marco Rubio Is Being Thoroughly Vetted”  —  Goes on record after ABC report.  —  (Getty Images / Win McNamee)  —  Mitt Romney makes it official: “Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process,” he said today, hours after an ABC report said he was not being considered as Romney's running-mate.
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
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 …
Lisa Lerer / Bloomberg:
Obama Immigration Policy Favored 2-To-1 By Likely Voters
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Marco Rubio on Obama DREAM Job: ‘It Just Poisons the Well’ …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Balloon Juice
BuzzFeed:   Paul Ryan, Social Star
BuzzFeed:
Anti-Romney Protesters Say They're Paid To Heckle  —  Two protesters and an Obama official say “Good Jobs Now” protesters are compensated for their time.  A protest leader denies it.  —  A few of the protesters outside Romney's rally, shortly before filing on to a charter bus parked down the street.
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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 …
Matthew Shelley / CBS News:
Romney keeps up strong rhetoric on Russia
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 airs full Romney remarks  —  On her show today, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell responded to criticism of the network's decision to run an edited tape of Mitt Romney's remarks about the Wawa convenience store chain, but the network has not clarified why it ran the edited version of the tape.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Andrea Mitchell to address ‘WaWa’ clip
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Issa ‘disappointed,’ says Holder contempt vote will move forward  —  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Tuesday he plans to move forward with a vote Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.  —  After a meeting with Holder Tuesday, Issa said he was “disappointed” …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
BREAKING: After Issa and Holder Meet, Still No Documents, Contempt Charges Still Looming
Discussion: RedState and American Spectator
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 …
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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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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Obama's Puzzling Immigration Decision  —  President Obama made waves last week by announcing significant changes to the government's stance on the deportation of certain illegal immigrants.  Most analysts portrayed the decision as a smart move to shore up Obama's flagging standing with Latino voters.
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) …
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Kerry slams ‘disgraceful’ climate denial  —  Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said there's a “calculated campaign of disinformation” on climate change that has stalled action on the issue and endangered the country.  —  “We are living through a story of disgraceful denial …
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
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Why I Love Surface  —  The company's new tablet could be the iPad rival the tech world desperately needs.  —  I love the Surface.  And that's true even though I know very little about it.  At a top-secret press event in Los Angeles on Monday, I was allowed to spend only about 90 seconds with Microsoft's new tablet device.
Rush Limbaugh:
Bob Turner Stands with Kids as Libs Heckle Them for Singing Lee Greenwood Song  —  RUSH: Bob Turner was the president of Multimedia, which was a company that syndicated TV programs, and they syndicated mine in 1992 through 1996.  Bob Turner was the president, and it was Bob Turner …
Ezra Klein:
Do Democrats have their own individual mandate?  —  Reason's Peter Suderman mostly agrees that there's been a broad flip-flop within the GOP on the individual mandate.  But, he asks, “couldn't you accuse Democrats of more or less the same thing when it comes to Medicare reform?”
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Giant pack of birth control to follow Romney on campaign trail  —  Planned Parenthood's political arm is sending a special surrogate out on the campaign trail to highlight the group's disagreements with Mitt Romney: a gigantic package of birth control.  —  Dubbed “Pillamina” by the group …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 …
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
Grover Norquist's Endless Campaign  —  “Tell me something cheerful” is how Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, has started most of the conversations I've had with him over the past 20 years.  Not last week.  —  Norquist has spent a quarter century getting American politicians …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The Enterprise Blog
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 …
 
 
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Egyptian ex-president Mubarak on life support
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Emily Miller / Washington Times:
Gun ownership up, crime down
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Obama's Lawyer Demands Information on Group's Donors
Discussion: Washington Post
Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Pakistan Supreme Court Dismisses Prime Minister
Discussion: World, The Daily Beast, Via Meadia and Newsy
ThinkProgress:
How Mitt Romney Uses The Phrase ‘Share Of The Tax Burden’ To Hide His Giant Tax Cut For The Rich
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 Earlier Items: 
ThinkProgress:
House Considers ‘Drone Zone’ Bill To Roll Back Dozens Of Environmental Laws Within 100 Miles of U.S. Borders
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Susan Davis / USA Today:
Maine candidate: Don't assume party affiliation
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Can MSNBC Really ‘Lean Forward’ With S.E. Cupp as Host?
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP aide resigns after accusation
Discussion: CNN
Karen Finney / The Hill:
Neil Munro's incivility
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Aaron Martin / www2.wsls.com:
BEDFORD COUNTY, VA —  When Tim Morris got his mail last week …