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12:45 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,
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Report: It isn't Rubio  —  ABC's Jon Karl:
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 …
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Road Trip Helps Romney Brush Up on Banter
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
When Mitt Romney Went To “WaWas”
Discussion: Mediaite
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’  —  Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that President Obama's new policy temporarily preventing deportation of certain young, illegal immigrants announced last week “puts everyone in a difficult position.”
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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William Bergstrom / Politico:
Maher: GOP is the ‘Party of the Apes’
Discussion: Mediaite
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Obama Threatens Any Opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt with the Withdrawal of All U.S. Aid  —  February 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
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 …
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
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.
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.
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.
Washington Times:
Biden's wife takes Secret Service lingerie shopping in Chicago (VIDEO)  —  Chicago's summer violence spree didn't stop Vice President Biden's wife, Jill, from lingerie shopping on the tony Michigan Avenue shopping district with full Secret Service detail and Chicago police escort.
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.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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 …
Max Harrold / Montreal Gazette:
New registry to track homophobic incidents  —  In what may be a world-first, Gai Écoute's anonymous Registre des actes homophobes will document complaints of anti-gay abuse and violence in Quebec.  —  MONTREAL - On a frigid night last winter, a gay man and a straight man went …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
Damien Cave / New York Times:
American Children, Now Struggling to Adjust to Life in Mexico  —  IZÚCAR DE MATAMOROS, Mexico — Jeffrey Isidoro sat near the door of his fifth-grade classroom here in central Mexico, staring outside through designer glasses that, like his Nike sneakers and Nike backpack …
Discussion: Colorlines and NewsBusters.org
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 …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The Daily Dish
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama leads in Colorado  —  Barack Obama still looks like the favorite to win Colorado again this year, but Mitt Romney's become much more competitive in the state since wrapping up the Republican nomination.  Obama leads 49-42.  His lead had been 53-40 on PPP's last poll …
Discussion: Ballot Box
Stephen Gray / PinkNews.co.uk:
Man searched at airport on suspicion of paedophilia ‘because he had a camera and a boyfriend’  —  The officer thought the man looked as though he was ‘involved in paedophilia’  —  A gay man was stopped at Gatwick airport last year by a Border Force officer who suspected he was 'involved …
Jared Bernstein / Rolling Stone:
What Part of 'Austerity Isn't Working' Don't People Get?  —  As I prepared for a talk on austerity last week, I found myself a bit stuck.  What can you say other than that it's very clearly not working, nor should we expect it to, nor has it ever?  And then I hit upon what I think is the key question …
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
‘The Two Men Barely Looked at Each Other’  —  CBS reports that when Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin met with the press after their long private discussion, “The two men barely looked at each other.  You could just feel, sort of, the tension between them.  And the body language really represented …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
 
 
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Rep. David Schweikert / Economy & Budget:
What sin has JP Morgan committed other than being big enough to lose billions?
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Rev. Jesse Jackson / The Huffington Post:
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Lynn Bartels / Denver Post:
Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson, Libertarian from New Mexico, attempts to woo voters
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Dylan Byers / Politico:
BuzzFeed names D.C. chief: John Stanton
Politico:
NRCC expands ad campaign in tough races
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Kate Noceraand Manu Raju / Politico:
Can Chuck Schumer win back Wall St. for Democrats?
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 Earlier Items: 
Yahoo! News:
Newt Gingrich's advice for Mitt Romney: Sharpen your animal instincts
Associated Press:
Republicans seek cuts to food stamp program with new farm bill
Richard Spencer / Telegraph:
Britain stops Russian ship carrying attack helicopters for Syria