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11:55 AM ET, June 24, 2012


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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Past Denials of Vulnerability Raise Health Act What-Ifs  —  WASHINGTON — With the Supreme Court set to render judgment on President Obama's health care law as early as Monday, the White House and Congress find themselves in a position that many advocates of the legislation once considered almost unimaginable.
Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
Obama's legal tactics seen as possibly hurting chances to save health-care law  —  Some prominent legal scholars say a series of tactical decisions by President Obama's legal team may have hurt the chances of saving his landmark health-care legislation from being gutted by Supreme Court conservatives.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Six Of One  —  Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are having …
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
White House Memo: White House Waits Tensely for Decision on Health Law
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Morsi Is Winner of Egyptian Presidency  —  CAIRO — Election regulators named Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood the winner of Egypt's first competitive presidential elections, handing the Islamist group a symbolic triumph and a new weapon in its struggle for power with the ruling military council.
Washington Post:
Morsi named new Egyptian president  —  CAIRO—Egypt's electoral commission announced Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi would be sworn in as president, becoming the Arab world's first elected Islamist head of state after more than a year of popular uprisings that ousted autocrats …
Tense Egypt awaits presidential election results
Discussion: Guardian and Outside the Beltway
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
GOP Oversight Chair Admits There Is No Evidence Of White House Involvement In Fast And Furious  —  Last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) claimed that the White House decision to invoke executive privilege to prevent the release of some documents related to the “Fast and Furious” …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Issa: House will vote Holder in contempt  —  House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) predicted Sunday that Republicans and Democrats would vote to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress this week.  —  “I believe they will, both Republicans and Democrats will vote that …
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
For Wealthy Romney Donors, Up Close and Personal Access  —  PARK CITY, Utah —They schmoozed with Mitt Romney at a barbecue cookout at the Olympic Park, pressing him on labor regulations and the threat of a nuclear Iran as downhill skiers performed midair flips behind them.
Fox News:
New Hampshire town asks Obama campaign to pay for costs of upcoming visit  —  DURHAM, NH - A New Hampshire town is asking the Obama campaign to foot the up to $30,000 bill for the president's upcoming campaign stop in their city.  —  MyFoxBoston reports the town of Durham is asking Obama's campaign …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and CBS Boston
Washington Post:
Members of Congress trade in companies while making laws that affect those same firms  —  One-hundred-thirty members of Congress or their families have traded stocks collectively worth hundreds of millions of dollars in companies lobbying on bills that came before their committees …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jacqueline Stevens / New York Times:
Political Scientists Are Lousy Forecasters  —  DESPERATE “Action Alerts” land in my in-box.  They're from the American Political Science Association and colleagues, many of whom fear grave “threats” to our discipline.  As a defense, they've supplied “talking points” we can use …
Jonathan Martinand Alexander Burns / Politico:
Mitt's no policy problem  —  Mitt Romney's aides suggested that when the Republican appeared before a Hispanic advocacy group on Thursday he'd address immigration.  —  But when Romney spoke to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), he only reiterated …
Associated Press:
Poll: 1-in-4 uncommitted now in White House race  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — They shrug at President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.  They're in no hurry to decide which one to support in the White House race.  And they'll have a big say in determining who wins the White House.
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