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11:10 AM ET, June 21, 2012

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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
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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 …
Mark Levin / Facebook:
Executive Privilege and how the House should move forward legally
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Republicans' attempt to hold Holder in contempt is uphill battle
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:   Grayson: Fast and Furious ‘circus’ will backfire on Republicans
Shannen W. Coffin / National Review:
Obama Invokes Executive Privilege
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
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
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Court's decision on healthcare law could put progressives back at ‘square one’
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
HHS touts health law for creating jobs, expanding care
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Booman Tribune
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' … 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
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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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.
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 …
Discussion: GOP 12, Weasel Zippers and ABCNEWS
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: ThinkProgress and Business Insider
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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 …
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.
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Bristol Palin: No more sex until marriage  —  Bristol Palin says being a young mother is “hard”, and now she has vowed no more sex until she and her pipeline worker boyfriend are married.  —  Palin, 21, tells In Touch that she is determined to walk down the aisle with Giacinto “Gino” …
Discussion: Mediaite
Tim Duy / Tim Duy's Fed Watch:
This Is Just Sad  —  The projections are up, and I think they are shocking:  —  In contract to the tone of the statement, this is a significant downward revision to the forecast for not just this year, but next year as well.  Moreover, they expect no meaningful progress on the unemployment rate …
 
 
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The End of the Euro Is Not About Austerity
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Many lawmakers not mentioning word ‘Congress’ in campaign ads
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Jersey Boys  —  The governor and the Boss—a tale of politics …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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