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8:55 AM ET, June 21, 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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Mark Levin / Facebook:
Executive Privilege and how the House should move forward legally  —  As the Supreme Court recognized in US v. Nixon, the Executive Branch has a legitimate interest in confidentiality of communications among high officials so that the President can have the benefit of candid advice.
Discussion: National Review and JOSHUAPUNDIT
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Those Fast and Furious documents must be dynamite  —  My friend Bill Otis was a Justice Department lawyer for many years.  He spent a good portion of those years as a prosecutor.  He also served as an attorney in the White House Counsel's shop, so he knows all about dealing …
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Executive privilege poses tricky situation for Obama  —  View Photo Gallery — Eric Holder isn't the first: Other high-profile officials held in contempt: Eric Holder isn't the first government official who has been found in contempt of Congress.  Congressional Research Service compiled …
Politico:
Fast and Furious brawl blows up  —  The Fast and Furious investigation has finally handed House Republicans a prize they've long sought: a legal smackdown of the Obama administration.  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was able to show skeptical conservatives that his spine could stay stiff under pressure …
Discussion: CNN, Power Line and White House Dossier
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
House panel votes to place Holder in contempt of Congress
David Kopel / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Is President Obama's assertion of executive privilege valid?
New York Times:
House Panel Recommends Contempt Case Against Holder
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Another retraction: Holder withdraws claim that Bush's attorney general knew about gunwalking
Discussion: Right Wing News
Shannen W. Coffin / National Review:
Obama Invokes Executive Privilege
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
John Gramlich / CQ.com:
Contempt Citation Would Carry Limited Legal Consequences
Washington Post:
Fast and Furious scandal: House panel recommends contempt vote on Eric Holder
Byron Tau / Politico:
Holder: Issa wanted to ‘provoke’ conflict
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
BuzzFeed:
Romney Campaign Says Obama Fast And Furious Decision “Another Broken Promise”
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
USA Today:
House panel votes to cite Holder for contempt of Congress
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Prepares to Replace Ann Curry on ‘Today’  —  NBC executives are readying a plan to replace Ann Curry on the “Today” show, only a year after she became the co-host of the iconic franchise.  —  The planning — which is taking place in secret and has not been finalized …
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Obama campaign holds $110 million in cash  —  The Obama campaign spent more money than it raised in May, but is sitting on $110 million in cash, according to a Federal Election Commission filing on Wednesday.  —  Obama for America raised $39.1 million in May and spent $44.6 million.
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Newt Gingrich / CNN:
Miriam Adelson gets a refund
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Bias Against a Mormon Presidential Candidate Same as in 1967  —  Four in 10 Americans do not know that Mitt Romney is a Mormon  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Eighteen percent of Americans say they would not vote for a well-qualified presidential candidate who happens to be a Mormon, virtually the same as the 17% who held this attitude in 1967.
Odarcy / d-umn.campusreform.org:
University sponsors campaign to undermine ‘white privilege’  —  The University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD) is now sponsoring an ad-campaign designed to achieve “racial justice” by raising awareness of “white privilege.”  —  The project disseminates its message, that “society was setup for us …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Susanne Craig / DealBook:
Bosses Rein In Banker Who Golfs With Obama  —  One of the biggest banks in the world wants the president's favorite banker muzzled.  —  The banker, Robert Wolf, a top UBS executive in New York, is among President Obama's leading fund-raisers, building more than more than $500,000 for his re-election so far this year.
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Wayne Schmidt, Michigan GOP Lawmaker: Silencing Lisa Brown Was Like Putting A Kid In ‘Timeout’ … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Abortion, Civil Rights, Video, Lisa Brown, Lisa Brown Vagina Monologues, Lisa Brown Vagina, Michigan, Michigan Abortion, Michigan Abortion Bill, Michigan Vagina …
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
Distaste for Health Care Law Reflects Spending on Ads  —  DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Erika Losse is precisely the kind of person President Obama's signature health care law is intended to help.  She has no health insurance.  She relies on her mother to buy her a yearly checkup as a Christmas gift …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Mother Jones
William Grimes / New York Times:
LeRoy Neiman, 1921-2012: LeRoy Neiman, Artist Who Captured Sports and Public Life, Dies at 91  —  LeRoy Neiman, whose brilliantly colored, impressionistic sketches of sporting events and the international high life made him one of the most popular artists in the United States, died on Wednesday in Manhattan.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Dan Hirschhorn / The Daily:
Some Democratic incumbents in need of independent voters are skipping the DNC  —  Vulnerable Democrats looking to distance themselves from President Obama have found an easy way to bolster their independent bona fides: just skip Obama's big party.  —  At least half a dozen Democratic officials …
 
 
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Michael C. Bender / Bloomberg:
Romney Campaign Said to Ask Scott to Downplay Job Gains
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How to Kill the Corporate-Income Tax
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SEIU.org:
A federal attack on your rights at work.
Alex Dobuzinskis / Reuters:
U.S. women in 20s less likely to get pregnant or have abortion
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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Reuters:
Military instructor suspended over Islam course
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
E-mails show U.Va. board wanted a big online push
Discussion: naked capitalism