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3:00 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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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
Discussion: CNN, Pat Dollard and Mediaite
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.
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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Juana Summers / Politico:
Mitt Romney: We can win Michigan
Discussion: The Rightnewz
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama leads in Colorado
Discussion: Firedoglake and Ballot Box
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Romney says he will win his native Michigan in the fall
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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William Bergstrom / Politico:
Maher: GOP is the ‘Party of the Apes’  —  Bill Maher on Monday called the GOP the “Party of the Apes” and ripped Republicans for not repudiating Rep. Allen West — who, the comedian suggested, should be taken to a mental hospital.  —  “[T]he idea that the blame for our government's dysfunction …
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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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Andrea Mitchell to address ‘WaWa’ clip
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’
William La Jeunesse / Fox News:
Holder, Issa set for critical meeting on Fast and Furious documents, contempt vote
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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Tim Mak / Politico:
Asians biggest immigrant group, study shows
Max Boot / Commentary Magazine:
Let the Brotherhood Rule in Egypt  —  Egypt has had quite a wild ride since the Tahrir Square protests ousted longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.  Ever since, the carousel of Egyptian politics has gyrated wildly, but it seems it was spinning in a circle the whole time.
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Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Obama Threatens Any Opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt with the Withdrawal of All U.S. Aid
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
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 …
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.
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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CBS News:
Mitch McConnell: Tax code already “extraordinarily progressive” and needs to be changed
Discussion: Shakesville
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.
Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
The Corporatization of U.Va, and America  —  Last week, two years into her term, Teresa Sullivan was removed as president of the University of Virginia.  Helen Dragas, rector of the University's Board of Visitors—what most states call a Board of Regents—explained the situation with a brief statement …
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
Prakash Bhandari / Associated Press:
Indian man unrepentant after beheading daughter  —  JAIPUR, India (AP) — A father in northwestern India remained unrepentant Tuesday after beheading his daughter with a ceremonial sword in a rage over her relationships with men, police said.  —  The father surrendered at a police station …
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.
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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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP aide resigns after accusation
Discussion: CNN
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Obama's Puzzling Immigration Decision
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Pic of The Day: Obama Bowing Again?...
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Arizona Radio Host Calls Obama a ‘Monkey’
Michael W. Chapman / CNSNews:
Rep. West: The Word ‘Progressives’ Directly Related to Term ‘Communist’
Discussion: Mediaite and The Right Scoop
Rep. David Schweikert / Economy & Budget:
What sin has JP Morgan committed other than being big enough to lose billions?
Discussion: Politico
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
‘The Two Men Barely Looked at Each Other’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
 Earlier Items: 
Max Harrold / Montreal Gazette:
New registry to track homophobic incidents
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
Stephen Gray / PinkNews.co.uk:
Man searched at airport on suspicion of paedophilia ‘because he had a camera and a boyfriend’
Jared Bernstein / Rolling Stone:
What Part of 'Austerity Isn't Working' Don't People Get?
Discussion: Firedoglake and Paul Krugman
Damien Cave / New York Times:
American Children, Now Struggling to Adjust to Life in Mexico
Discussion: Colorlines and NewsBusters.org
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Many American Workers Are Underemployed and Underpaid