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10:50 PM ET, June 22, 2012


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Laura Wilson / Barack Obama:
The Obama event registry  —  Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?  —  Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift.  It's a great way to support the President on your big day.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama campaign launches events registry
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Romney's Bain Capital invested in companies that moved jobs overseas  —  Mitt Romney's financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.
James Pethokoukis / AEIdeas:
Sorry, Washington Post, Romney didn't get rich moving U.S. jobs overseas  —  In what is meant to be a bombshell political story, the Washington Post is attempting to paint Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as a private equity boss who got rich by shipping American jobs overseas.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
POLITICO reporter suspended for remarks  —  POLITICO reporter Joe Williams has been suspended pending review of recent controversial comments he made on television and Twitter, POLITICO editors informed staff late Thursday night.  —  On MSNBC today, Williams made a remark suggesting Mitt Romney …
POLITICO REPORTER TWEETS ANN ROMNEY PENIS JOKE  —  Politico, the unofficial web-branch of MSNBC, and whose staff spends more time on MSNBC than Chris Matthews, has a so-called reporter named Joseph Williams who all but called Mitt Romney a racist on Martin Bashir's show today.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Activists Take Out Frustration on ... Ronald Reagan  —  Victor Fiorillo reports for
David Paul Kuhn / Real Clear Politics:
Obama's White Support Is Too Low to Win
David Blankenhorn / New York Times:
How My View on Gay Marriage Changed  —  IN my 2007 book, “The Future of Marriage,” and in my 2010 court testimony concerning Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that defined marriage as between a man and a woman, I took a stand against gay marriage.
Forkless Friday at Obama event  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —Does a fork or dinner knife pose an unacceptable danger to President Barack Obama?  —  One wouldn't think so, given the hundreds of lunches and dinners he's attended ranging from state dinners to political fundraisers to run-of-the-mill stops on the rubber-chicken circuit.
Anti-Obama Artist Strikes Again  —  Jon McNaughton, the artist who depicted Obama burning the Constitution, has a new painting .  He's aiming to sell it to the highest bidder, between $50,000 and $100,000.  —  McNaughton's new piece of art, “The Empowered Man”
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Exclusive: Mary Cheney marries longtime partner Heather Poe  —  Mary Cheney, the openly gay daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has married her long-time partner Heather Poe, The Daily Caller has learned.  —  Cheney spokeswoman Kara Ahern confirmed to TheDC that the couple married Friday morning in Washington, D.C.
Saudi Arabia to fund Syria rebel army  —  Exclusive: Command centre in Turkey organising weapon supply to opposition  —  Saudi officials are preparing to pay the salaries of the Free Syria Army as a means of encouraging mass defections from the military and increasing pressure on the Assad regime, the Guardian has learned.
BBC:   Turkish jet ‘shot down’ off Syria
Ignazio Messina / Toledo Blade:
Wurzelbacher: Story of ad unfairly spun  —  House candidate says he 'wasn't talking about the Holocaust' in video  —  Facebook Twitter Reddit Digg E-mail Print Rss  —  Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher is not backing down from an anti-gun-control video released by his campaign this week …
Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
Joe The Plumber Defends Campaign Ad Tying Holocaust To Gun Control
Robert Costa / National Review:
Ryan Being Vetted for VP  —  I'm reliably informed that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Budget Committee chairman, has submitted paperwork to the Romney campaign.  Sources confirm that he is being vetted for the vice-presidential nomination.  —  Ryan, one of the GOP's brightest young stars …
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Jury to begin second day of deliberations in Sandusky case  —  Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN) — The jury considering the fate of Jerry Sandusky will reconvene Friday for a second day of deliberations.  —  Jurors deliberated until about 9:30 p.m. Thursday before breaking off …
Ian Simpson / Reuters:
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Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Obama NALEO Speech: Immigration Decision ‘Right Thing To Do’ … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Barack Obama , Immigration, Barack Obama , Video, Naleo, Obama 2012, Latino Politics, Latino Politics, Obama Naleo, Obama Naleo Speech, Politics News  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Rubio blasts both Republicans and Democrats for politicizing immigration
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and CNN
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Kathryn Jean Lopez: The saddest hack  —  It's time to take the National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez seriously, as depressing as that is … Kathryn Jean Lopez is, as best I can tell, a Heritage Foundation intern who was awarded the job of “National Review Online Editor” …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low  —  In case you needed more confirmation that the priorities of US companies and the US economy are screwed up (specifically, they're engineered to create a country of a few million overlords and 300+ million serfs), here are three charts for you:
Paul Geitner / New York Times:
On Vacation and Sick?  A Court Says Take Another  —  BRUSSELS — For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave.  But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe's highest court ruled …
Rolling Stone:
The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia  —  How America's biggest banks took part in a nationwide bid-rigging conspiracy - until they were caught on tape  —  Someday, it will go down in history as the first trial of the modern American mafia.  Of course, you won't hear …
David Hogberg / Capital Hill:
Kimberlin Vs. Walker: Walker Fights Back  —  Back on May 29th, Brett Kimberlin won a peace order hearing in Maryland District Court against Aaron Walker, claiming that Walker's blogging and tweeting of Kimberlin's violent past and his previous interactions with Kimberlin in court constituted harassment.
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
The Only Nine Things You Need To Know From The Huffington Post Politico Profile That You Can't Read Online  —  We just downloaded The Huffington Post's profile by Michael Calderone of how Politico is supposedly in disarray.  You can't read it online because it's only on the iPad.
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House Republicans release final Holder contempt resolution  —  Republicans late Friday released the final version of the resolution asserting that Attorney General Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.
Discussion: The Right Scoop and Weasel Zippers
Elizabeth Hartfield / ABCNEWS:
Elizabeth Warren's Birthday Gift From GOP: An Account  —  Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren turns 63 today, and among her birthday gifts is one she probably won't appreciate very much.  She's in a tight race against the GOP incumbent, Scott Brown.
John Harwood / New York Times:
With Elections Awash in Cash, There's Blame to Go Around  —  WASHINGTON — David Axelrod, President Obama's political strategist, recently invoked a common perception about the 2012 campaign by blaming the Supreme Court for empowering 21st-century “robber barons trying to take over the government.”
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Debbie Siegelbaum / The Hill:
Suspect in thwarted Capitol bombing plot pleads guilty
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Many Americans Can't Name Obama's Religion
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Oregon Study Reveals Benefits, and Costs, of Insuring the Uninsured
Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
The Health Care Lose-Lose Scenario Facing Democrats
New York Times:
Philadelphia's Msgr. William J. Lynn Is Convicted of Allowing Abuse
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Transgender Man Responds To Critics After Marriage Proposal Video Goes Viral
Discussion: Advocate, GLAAD and ThinkProgress
Kj Dell'Antonia / Motherlode:
Talking About Why Women Can't Have It All  —  The cover story …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Bad news: Jon Stewart not exactly buying the executive-privilege claim
 Earlier Items: 
Republicans' Voter Suppression Project Grinds On
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
ABA Picks Sides on Judicial Nominations
Discussion: Balloon Juice and PointOfLaw Forum
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
GOP Congressman Calls Pelosi ‘Mind-Numbingly Stupid’ And Suggests She May Be Mentally Ill
Discussion: The Raw Story
Latino Decisions:
New Poll: Obama leads Romney among Latinos in key 2012 battleground states