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12:00 PM ET, June 21, 2012

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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 …
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Quinnipiac University:
Mack Leads Florida GOP Senate Pack, But Trails Nelson, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Obama Back On Top In White House Race  —  U.S. Rep. Connie Mack has an overwhelming lead over the Republican field for Florida's U.S. Senate nomination, while Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson edges him by a nose …
First Read / msnbc.com:
Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in front of the Bavarian Inn Lodge on June 19, 2012 in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  —  *** Romney's immigration challenge...: When he addresses the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in Orlando …
Discussion: American Prospect
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Moneyball: Romney Closing The Gap (The Note)
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney faces immigration test in speech to Fla. crowd
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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Investor's Business Daily:
Obama's Executive Privilege Has The Stench Of Cover-Up  —  Scandal: The president illegally asserts executive privilege to protect an attorney general who's either a clueless political hack, malevolent or both, withholding answers of who is responsible for a Border Patrol agent's death.
Discussion: Shot in the Dark
Mark Levin / Facebook:
Executive Privilege and how the House should move forward legally
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:   Grayson: Fast and Furious ‘circus’ will backfire on Republicans
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Those Fast and Furious documents must be dynamite
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Rove: Pelosi ‘sounds like Mad Red Queen’ with arrest threat  —  Karl Rove said Rep. Nancy Pelosi was “dead wrong” when she suggested Wednesday that she could have had him arrested.  —  “The only way I could have been arrested is if the House adopted the resolution, which it did not,” …
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Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Nancy Pelosi Slams Contempt Vote: 'I Could Have Arrested Karl Rove ... But We Didn't'
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Republicans' attempt to hold Holder in contempt is uphill battle
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Nancy Pelosi Calls For Constitutional Abrogation Of The Debt Ceiling
Discussion: Firedoglake
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
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Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Health insurance plans owe $1.1 billion in rebates
Sarah Kliff / Ezra Klein:
The optimist's guide to repealing the individual mandate
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
HHS touts health law for creating jobs, expanding care
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Booman Tribune
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
BREAKING: House GOP Leaders Will Ask Supreme Court By the End of June to Take DOMA Appeal  —  Lawyers for the House Republican leadership today told a federal court that the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group plans to ask the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling …
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Sam Baker / The Hill:
Court's decision on healthcare law could put progressives back at ‘square one’
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
CNN:
George Zimmerman: Trayvon Martin threatened my life  —  Read the written statement from Zimmerman to police about what happened (PDF)  —  The audio of the February 26 interview, made public late Wednesday, is part of discovery items released by Zimmerman's defense team.
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Barbara Liston / Reuters:
Florida police chief embroiled in Trayvon Martin scandal fired
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Business Insider
Josh Tyrangiel / Business Week:
A Congressional Exit Interview  —  Most politicians leave Congress on the wrong end of an election.  Not so Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota), and Congressmen Gary Ackerman (D-New York) and Geoff Davis (R-Kentucky).  They all decided they'd had enough …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Contingency Plans Are Not Needed as Ann Curry Reports to Work at ‘Today’ … For a couple of hours on Wednesday, as Ann Curry's negotiations to leave the “Today” show were first reported publicly, NBC News officials believed that she would not be coming into work Thursday morning …
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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
4 Pinocchios for Obama's newest anti-Romney ad  —  “Running for governor, Mitt Romney campaigned as a job creator.  But as a corporate raider, he shipped jobs to China and Mexico.  As governor, he did the same thing: Outsourcing state jobs to India.”  —  The Obama campaign apparently loves …
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition  —  WASHINGTON — A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and AEIdeas
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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 …
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 …
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.
CNN:
High court rules for broadcasters on TV ‘indecency’  —  Washington (CNN) — Broadcast television networks won an important free speech fight Thursday when the Supreme Court said government regulators imposed unfair punishment for isolated profanity and sexual content during evening “prime time” hours.
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.
 
 
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Mitch Daniels officially exiting politics to head Indiana's Purdue University
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Michael B. Mukasey / Wall Street Journal:
Plugging the National Security Leaks
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Simon Johnson / Economix:
The End of the Euro Is Not About Austerity
Discussion: National Review and New York Times
Tim Duy / Tim Duy's Fed Watch:
This Is Just Sad
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Many lawmakers not mentioning word ‘Congress’ in campaign ads
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Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Bristol Palin: No more sex until marriage
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