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11:00 AM 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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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Report: It isn't Rubio  —  ABC's Jon Karl: … There has always been a big gap between Rubio's actual odds of being Mitt Romney's vice president, and the popular perception that he'd be the perfect guy for the job.  Sooner or later, there was bound to be a correction.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
MSNBC mischaracterizes Romney remarks  —  MSNBC aired footage today that inaccurately portrayed Mitt Romney's remarks at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania.  —  Discussing how the public sector suffers from a lack of competition, Romney told the audience about an optometrist who wanted to change …
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SOOPERMEXICAN:
Another Ridiculous Lie From Liberal Media - Distorting Romney's “WAWAs” Hoagie Speech  —  Another example of how ridiculous the media is in their uncompromising struggle to distort the truth in order to make sure Obama wins and Conservatives lose.  —  Today it's being widely reported …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Romney's Wawa visit (Updated)  —  There were some write-ups of Mitt Romney's visit to a Wawa over the weekend during the Pennsylvania leg of his tour, most of which focused on his wading into a local battle over what store has better hoagies.  —  But there was also this moment in which he talked about the …
Discussion: Moe Lane and The PJ Tatler
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
When Mitt Romney Went To “WaWas”
Discussion: Mediaite
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Postcards from the Bus-Capade: Romney Road Report
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Sen. Manchin to skip Democratic convention  —  Three prominent West Virginia Democrats said Monday that they would skip the party's national convention in Charlotte, N.C., this September over concerns that links to the party could hurt their re-election chances.
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Associated Press:
Democratic W.Va. governor won't attend convention
Keegan Gibson / PoliticsPA:
Obama's WV Problem Stretches Into PA
Discussion: RedState and Politico
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Obama Threatens Any Opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt with the Withdrawal of All U.S. Aid  —  Fabruary 2011: Pamela Geller, Front Page Magazine Interview: Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood … It wasn't enough that Obama invited the Muslim Brotherhood to his submission speech …
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Max Boot / Commentary Magazine:
Let the Brotherhood Rule in Egypt
Discussion: Power Line
Tim Mak / Politico:
Mitch McConnell: Start over on health care  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday savaged the president's health care reform plans, now before the Supreme Court, as the “single biggest step in the direction of Europeanizing America” and accused Democrats of living “every day to raise taxes.”
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Justin Sink / The Hill:   McConnell: GOP ‘prepared to do a grand bargain’ on budget
Tim Mak / Politico:
Asians biggest immigrant group, study shows  —  Asians have surpassed Hispanics in terms of the number of immigrants moving to the United States, according to a new Pew Research Center survey on Tuesday, and most Asian-Americans prefer the Democratic Party.  —  Asians made up 36 percent …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Pew Social & Demographic Trends:
The Rise of Asian Americans
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,
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Dem hopes of taking House dim  —  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 …
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Many American Workers Are Underemployed and Underpaid  —  Throughout the Great Recession and the not-so-great recovery, the most commonly discussed measure of misery has been unemployment.  But many middle-class and working-class people who are fortunate enough to have work are struggling as well …
William La Jeunesse / Fox News:
Holder, Issa set for critical meeting on Fast and Furious documents, contempt vote  —  The congressional investigation that began 16 months ago into the botched anti-gunrunning operation Fast and Furious may be heading toward a resolution, as Attorney General Eric Holder attempts to make a deal …
Discussion: Hot Air
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John Bresnahanand Jake Sherman / Politico:
Fast and Furious contempt vote up in the air
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Dems balk at ending Bush-era tax rates on wealthy without a deficit deal  —  A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit.
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.
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.
Yahoo! News:
Newt Gingrich's advice for Mitt Romney: Sharpen your animal instincts  —  Spinners and Winners  —  Newt Gingrich says he believes the super rich have an unfair advantage in American politics, but he also tells Spinners & winners that he urged his wealthiest supporter to give millions to the cause of electing Mitt Romney as President.
Discussion: The Hill, The Raw Story and CNN
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Sad Demise of the Occupy Movement  —  Remember when the Democratic Party saw the Occupy movement as the Left's equivalent of the Tea Party?  That lasted until it became obvious that 1) Occupy wasn't actually much of a movement, and 2) to the extent it existed, it was an embarrassment.
Donna Cassata / Associated Press:
US plans significant military presence in Kuwait  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Sen. Brown to debate, if MSNBC drops out  —  Fascinating sign of the times: Sen. Scott Brown announced today that he will accept an invitation to debate Elizabeth Warren at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, but only on two conditions — one of which is that MSNBC …
Politico:
NRCC expands ad campaign in tough races  —  Barrow, the last white Democrat in Congress from the Deep South, is part of the endangered breed of Blue Dog Coalition.  Redistricting made his district redder, and President Barack Obama could be a top-of-the-ticket anchor that weighs him down.
Discussion: Ballot Box
Dylan Byers / Politico:
BuzzFeed names D.C. chief: John Stanton  —  BuzzFeed has hired Roll Call reporter John Stanton to head its new Washington, D.C., bureau.  —  Stanton joins BuzzFeed after seven years with Roll Call and more than a decade on the congressional beat.  —  “John Stanton is a reporter's reporter …
Richard Spencer / Telegraph:
Britain stops Russian ship carrying attack helicopters for Syria  —  A Russian ship believed to be carrying helicopters and missiles for Syria has been effectively stopped in its tracks off the coast of Scotland after its insurance was cancelled at the behest of the British government.
Michael Barbaro / The Caucus:
At Party, Bloomberg Tips Hand on Endorsement  —  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York has remained coy about whether he plans to endorse a presidential candidate this year, even as Mitt Romney and President Obama aggressively court the billionaire media mogul.
Guardian:
G20 summit: Barroso blames eurozone crisis on US banks  —  EC president says European leaders have not come to Mexico to receive lessons on how to handle the economy  —  The opening day of the G20 summit was threatening to deteriorate into a fractious row between eurozone countries …
Brock Parker / Boston Globe:
Cambridge mulling soda ban similar to New York City proposal  —  Following in the footsteps of New York City, Cambridge is considering limiting the size of sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages in city restaurants.  —  Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis proposed the idea at the council's meeting Monday night …
 
 
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Bloomberg:
What If Mitt Romney Were Jewish?
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
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Kate Noceraand Manu Raju / Politico:
Can Chuck Schumer win back Wall St. for Democrats?
Discussion: Business Insider
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama team debuts Spanish-language ads with media mogul Cristina Saralegui
Discussion: Politico
Associated Press:
Republicans seek cuts to food stamp program with new farm bill
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
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Washington Post:
Obama picks John Kerry to play Romney in mock debate rehearsals