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9:15 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 …
David Kopel / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Is President Obama's assertion of executive privilege valid?
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
House panel votes to place Holder in contempt of Congress
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Another retraction: Holder withdraws claim that Bush's attorney general knew about gunwalking
Discussion: Right Wing News
New York Times:
House Panel Recommends Contempt Case Against Holder
Shannen W. Coffin / National Review:
Obama Invokes Executive Privilege
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
John Gramlich / CQ.com:
Contempt Citation Would Carry Limited Legal Consequences
Byron Tau / Politico:
Holder: Issa wanted to ‘provoke’ conflict
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Washington Post:
Fast and Furious scandal: House panel recommends contempt vote on Eric Holder
Tom Cohen / CNN:
Obama asserts executive privilege
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
HHS touts health law for creating jobs, expanding care  —  Federal health officials announced that new grants under the the healthcare reform law will expand clinic access to more than 1.25 million Americans and create roughly 5,640 jobs.  —  The grants were awarded Wednesday to 219 local health centers.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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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
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
Barbara Liston / Reuters:
Florida police chief embroiled in Trayvon Martin scandal fired  —  (Reuters) - The Florida police chief whose department failed to arrest neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the February shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was fired on Wednesday, the city of Sanford said.
Discussion: Business Insider
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Michael C. Bender / Bloomberg:
Romney Campaign Said To Ask Scott To Downplay Job Gains  —  Mitt Romney's presidential campaign asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state's economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee's message that the nation …
Discussion: GOP 12, ABCNEWS and Eclectablog
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
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Jersey Boys  —  The governor and the Boss—a tale of politics, rock and roll, and unrequited love  —  CHRIS CHRISTIE IS, even in moments of tranquility—of which, in his life, there seem to be none—a torqued-up, joyously belligerent, easily baited, and preternaturally exuberant son of New Jersey …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
AP poll: Obama 47, Romney 44  —  The latest Associated Press-GfK poll shows a close race that hasn't changed much since Mitt Romney rallied GOP support after the end of the primaries.  The debate over which candidate is better equipped to turn around the economy remains competitive:
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 …
 
 
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Maine Public Broadcasting Network / mpbn.net:
Battle over Maine's Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Question Intensifies
William Grimes / New York Times:
LeRoy Neiman, 1921-2012: LeRoy Neiman, Artist Who Captured Sports and Public Life, Dies at 91
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Bloomberg:
How to Kill the Corporate-Income Tax
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
‘Persona Management’ for Wackjobs: Rauhauser's Methods of Deception
SEIU.org:
A federal attack on your rights at work.
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Dobuzinskis / Reuters:
U.S. women in 20s less likely to get pregnant or have abortion
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Wasting Warren Buffett
Nick R. Martin / tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMMuckraker  —  Arizona Secretary Of State's Latest Theory …
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
E-mails show U.Va. board wanted a big online push