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9:55 PM ET, June 25, 2012

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James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
5 Signs of a Radical Change in U.S. Politics  —  (Midnight update: This item went up three hours ago with a more blunt-instrument headline than it should ever have had: “5 Signs the United States is Undergoing a Coup.”  I used the word “coup” in a particular way in the longer item this was drawn from.
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
The Romney camp's line on Arizona (Updated)  —  Mitt Romney released a statement earlier today emphasizing the right of states to enact immigration policies, but not actually commenting directly on the substance of today's Supreme Court decision on the Arizona immigration law.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Homeland Security suspends immigration agreements with Arizona police  —  The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline …
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
How Republicans made it possible for the Supreme Court to rule against the mandate  —  It wasn't easy for Barack Obama to persuade David Axelrod to take him on as a client.  It took years, actually.  But there was a reason Obama wanted Axelord to be the one to run his campaigns.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Scalia's Anger at Obama on Immigration  —  Isn't it time to ask the real, lingering question?  —  Isn't it about time for Justice Antonin Scalia to get his own show on Fox News?  Talking Points Memo: … We really have to run a lot of this post here to take it all in.
Discussion: American Power
Gail Sheehy / The Daily Beast:
Bill Clinton Warns About Supreme Court Ruling Against Obamacare  —  As America awaits the Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare, Clinton spells out the dire consequences of the law being struck down—and talks about the prospects for Hillary being president and Chelsea giving him a grandchild.
Wall Street Journal:
Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Arizona Law  —  The Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's tough immigration law but struck down others as intrusions on federal sovereignty, in a ruling that gave both sides something to cheer in advance of November elections where immigration is a major issue.
Kevin Russell / SCOTUSblog:
Court strikes down much of Arizona immigration law  —  This morning, the Court handed down its decision in Arizona v. United States, the case involving Arizona's attempt to supplement federal immigration enforcement through several state law measures.  The Court reviewed four provisions of the statute …
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Justice Scalia Rages Against Obama On Immigration  —  In his aggressive defense of Arizona's immigration law, Justice Antonin Scalia pointedly went after President Obama's recent immigration policy shift and accused him of deliberately refusing to enforce immigration statutes.
Associated Press:
Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration
Discussion: protein wisdom and Weasel Zippers
BuzzFeed:
Romney Criticizes Immigration Ruling
Discussion: New York Times
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
Supreme Court Strikes Most of Arizona Immigration Law, Making Scalia Very Angry
CNN:
Health care ruling looms
Discussion: Liberal Values and PoliticsPA
New York Times:
Blocking Parts of Arizona Law, Justices Allow Its Centerpiece
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Justice Scalia rips Obama's deportation directive in dissent on Arizona case
Discussion: Hot Air, The Hill and CNN
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Supreme Court upholds key plank of Arizona immigration law
Kelly Cernetich / PoliticsPA:
Turzai: Voter ID Law Means Romney Can Win PA  —  House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) told the Republican State Committee that Voter ID will allow Romney to win PA.  —  State Treasurer candidate Diana Irey Vaughan may have stolen the show at the Republican State Committee meeting …
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Hill Poll: Voters: Obama over-reached blocking ‘Fast and Furious’ docs  —  A clear majority of likely voters believes President Obama has exercised his executive power inappropriately — particularly in blocking the release of documents relating to “Operation Fast and Furious,” according to a new poll for The Hill.
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Eric Holder ‘Fast and Furious’ contempt vote to be held Thursday
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. treated for exhaustion, takes medical leave  —  Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) has taken a medical leave of absence because he is being treated for exhaustion, according to his office.  —  In a brief statement released Monday, Jackson's staff disclosed that the lawmaker …
Discussion: CNN
NY Daily News:
Elmo imposter hassles tourists for money and gets booted from Central Park Zoo  —  Man dressed up as furry Sesame Street Muppet gets taken away on ambulance  —  An emotionally disturbed man dressed as Elmo is taken away by ambulance after hassling tourists for money and shouting obscenties at Central Park Zoo.
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Garth Johnston / Gothamist:
Crazy Anti-Semitic Elmo Captured In Central Park
BuzzFeed:
Romney Bus Circles, Honks Obama — Again Mitt Romney's campaign bus circled President Barack Obama's fundraiser tonight in Boston, the second time they've pulled the stunt in two weeks.  —  BOSTON — For the second time in as many weeks, Mitt Romney's campaign taunted President Barack Obama outside a speech.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Daily Kos
Steve Beck / CBS Philly:
Plane Tows Swastika Banner, Startles New Jersey Beachgoers  —  LONG BEACH, N.J. (CBS/AP) — New Jersey beachgoers were startled over the weekend to see a small plane flying overhead pulling a swastika banner.  —  VIEW: Photo Plane Towing Swastika Banner  —  Twitter was abuzz with tweets …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Miranda Leitsinger / msnbc.com:
Teen lesbian couple found shot in Texas park  —  Police are investing the shooting of two teenage girls in a small Texas community along the Gulf of Mexico.  KRIS reporter Lindsay Curtis has the story.  —  Two teenage girls in a relationship were found with gunshot wounds to the head in a south Texas park …
A.W. / Allergic to Bull:
An Important Victory For Freedom of Expression  —  First, dear readers, you should expect this post to change radically—or perhaps I will start a new post.  I just wanted to get this off my chest immediately.  —  I am free once again to do something very simple.  I am allowed to say the name Brett Kimberlin again.
Michael Musto / La Daily Musto:
GOProud Is A Bunch Of Jewish Nazis  —  Ever since the conservative gay group GOProud backed Mitt Romney for President last week—albeit by a very slim margin—the epithets and insults have been hurling at them like taunts at a gay kid.  —  But this time, the outrage is justified.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Hispanic Voters Put Other Issues Before Immigration  —  Healthcare, unemployment are tops among six issues tested  —  PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. Hispanics prioritize immigration, healthcare, and unemployment to equal degrees, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll asking about the importance of six national policy issues.
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Susan Page / USA Today:
USA TODAY/Gallup Poll: Latinos strongly backing Obama
 
 
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Misha Glenny / New York Times:
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Why Porn and Journalism Have the Same Big Problem
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