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6:25 PM ET, June 20, 2012

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Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Nancy Pelosi Slams Contempt Vote: 'I Could Have Arrested Karl Rove ... But We Didn't' … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Darrell Issa, Eric Holder, Karl Rove, Nancy Pelosi, Elections 2012, Video, Darrell Issa Contempt, Eric Holder Contempt, Fast And Furious, Holder Fast And Furious, Issa Fast And Furious, Politics News
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Fox News:
Obama grants Holder request on ‘Furious’ documents as contempt vote looms  —  DEVELOPING ...  President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off …
Washington Post:
Fast and Furious scandal: Obama invokes executive privilege; House panel moves forward with Holder contempt vote  —  President Obama asserted executive privilege over documents related to the “Fast and Furious” operation Wednesday as a House panel moved to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr …
Tom Cohen / CNN:
Panel votes to cite Holder for contempt  —  Washington (CNN) — Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious weapons sting operation.
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
House panel votes to place Holder in contempt of Congress  —  A House panel voted Wednesday to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with a subpoena, defying an assertion of executive privilege from President Obama.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Boehner: Privilege claim implies White House cover-up  —  On the heels of President Obama's decision to shield Department of Justice documents under the doctrine of executive privilege, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner wondered if White House officials were being involved in a cover-up.
John Gramlich / CQ.com:
Contempt Citation Would Carry Limited Legal Consequences  —  House Republicans have been threatening Eric H. Holder Jr. with a contempt citation for weeks.  But even if he does not turn over information about a controversial gun-tracking operation, the attorney general is unlikely to be sent to jail or suffer serious penalties.
Discussion: The Right Scoop
USA Today:
House panel votes to cite Holder for contempt of Congress  —  WASHINGTON - A House oversight committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, marking an escalation of the long-running dispute between Republicans and the Justice Department over internal administration …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and CANNONFIRE
Fox News:
House panel approves Holder contempt resolution
Des Moines Register:
Iowa's Grassley responds to Obama's executive privilege move on ‘Fast and Furious’
Donovan Slack / Politico:
White House: No cover-up, GOP playing politics with Fast & Furious
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:   Romney Campaign Says Obama Fast And Furious Decision “Another Broken Promise”
Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Matthews Slimes GOP as Racist for Going After Holder: An ‘Ethnic’ ‘Stop-and-Frisk’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
New York Post:
Is this the end of Eric Holder's games?
Discussion: RedState and National Review
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Bloomberg:
Obama Leads In Poll As Voters View Romney As Out Of Touch  —  Barack Obama has opened a significant lead over Mitt Romney in a Bloomberg National Poll that reflects the presumed Republican nominee's weaknesses more than the president's strengths.  —  Obama leads Romney 53 percent …
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David J. Lynch / Bloomberg:
Americans Say They'Re Better Off Since Obama Took Office  —  A plurality of Americans now say they are better off than they were when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, providing a surprising lift to Obama's re- election campaign despite troublesome economic news.
CNN:
New poll: Obama has double digit advantage
Maggie Habermanand Alexander Burns / Politico:
The 2012 campaign is the smallest ever  —  For years, operatives, reporters and potential nominees envisioned the 2012 presidential campaign as a titanic clash of media-swarmed combatants with big ideas about the future.  In the Republican primaries, this was almost a mantra: this is the most important campaign in a generation.
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BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Is Terrible For Traffic
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April suggests that the economy has been expanding moderately this year.  However, growth in employment has slowed in recent months, and the unemployment rate remains elevated.  Business fixed investment has continued to advance.
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Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:   Fed Takes Modest Action on Rates as Forecast Dims
Jordan Michael Smith / Salon:
New NSA docs contradict 9/11 claims  —  “I don't think the Bush administration would want to see these released,” an expert tells Salon  —  Over 120 CIA documents concerning 9/11, Osama bin Laden and counterterrorism were published today for the first time, having been newly declassified and released to the National Security Archive.
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
E-mails show U.Va. board wanted a big online push  —  By  —  E-mail messages were flying among leaders of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia in the weeks leading up to the ouster of Teresa A. Sullivan as president of the university.  The e-mail messages show …
Discussion: naked capitalism
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Middle class could face higher taxes under Republican plan, analysis finds  —  The tax reform plan that House Republicans have advanced would sharply cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans and could leave middle-class households facing much larger tax bills, according to a new analysis set to be released Wednesday.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Nothing sweet about heckling Obama in the Rose Garden  —  What does conservative pundit Tucker Carlson have to do with an outhouse in Montana?  —  More than you might think.  —  Over the weekend, the Montana Republican Party proved wrong those of us who believe our political discourse has gone down the toilet.
 
 
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Salena Zito / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
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