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9:20 AM ET, June 26, 2012

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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 …
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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.
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
Supreme Court Strikes Most of Arizona Immigration Law, Making Scalia Very Angry
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:   TPMDC  —  Justice Scalia Rages Against Obama On Immigration
BuzzFeed:
Romney Criticizes Immigration Ruling
Discussion: Guardian
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
ATF leader's email could be Fast and Furious smoking gun and Holder admitted Obama can't shield it  —  A single internal Department of Justice email could be the smoking-gun document in the Operation Fast and Furious scandal — if it turns out to contain what congressional investigators have said it does.
Discussion: UrbanGrounds and The Hill
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Politico:
Issa escalates ‘Furious’ war  —  Rep. Darrell Issa escalated the legal war over Fast and Furious, directly accusing President Barack Obama of either abusing his power by withholding information or having his aides conspire with Justice Department officials to manage the aftermath of the failed ATF gun-walking program.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Dems seek to recast Holder furor as GOP effort to suppress votes
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Eric Holder ‘Fast and Furious’ contempt vote to be held Thursday
Patterico's Pontifications:
Aaron Walker SWATted  —  No joke.  It happened around 6 p.m. Eastern.  I briefly talked with one of the police officers at the scene, who confirmed that someone had called saying he had shot his wife, and sent officers to Aaron's address.  —  I just got off the phone with Aaron and he and his wife are a little shaken up but OK.
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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.
Rachel Gordon / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. gay rights advocate arrested over child porn  —  San Francisco police have arrested veteran gay rights advocate Larry Brinkin in connection with felony possession of child pornography.  —  Brinkin, 66, who worked for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission before his retirement in 2010, was taken into custody Friday night.
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
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Erin Sherbert / The Snitch:
Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Icon, Arrested on Child Porn Charges
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Mulls Splitting in Two  —  News Corp. is considering splitting into two companies, separating its publishing assets from its entertainment businesses, say people familiar with the situation.  —  The split would carve off News Corp.'s film and television businesses …
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DealBook:
News Corp. Considers Dividing Itself in Two
Tami Luhby / CNNMoney.com:
Government wants more people on food stamps  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — More than one in seven Americans are on food stamps, but the federal government wants even more people to sign up for the safety net program.  —  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been running radio ads …
Whitson Gordon / Lifehacker:
Facebook Changed Everyone's Email to @Facebook.com; Here's How to Fix Yours  —  Facebook just removed everyone's email address from their profile and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address without asking you.  Here's how to easily fix the problem.  —  Facebook launched …
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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 …
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 …
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.
Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Democrats May Drop Speedway Event At Charlotte Convention  —  Democrats are considering canceling their political convention's kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as party planners grapple with a roughly $27 million fundraising deficit, according to two people familiar with matter.
Discussion: BizzyBlog and The PJ Tatler
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
On Orbitz, Mac Users Steered to Pricier Hotels  —  Orbitz Worldwide Inc. has found that people who use Apple Inc.'s Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see.
Anne Bayefsky / Jerusalem Post:
A Hamas victory at the UN Human Rights Council  —  A Hamas-affiliated organization and its supporters held an “informal parallel meeting” promoting the destruction of the Jewish state.  —  The Obama administration's political and financial backing of the UN Human Rights Council resulted …
Michael Patrick Leahy / BREITBART.COM:
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS WHITEWASH OF ELIZABETH WARREN SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT CHARGE ENTANGLES UVA, UC PRESIDENTS  —  (Second in a four-part series) When Elizabeth Warren, Teresa A. Sullivan, and Jay Westbrook, co-authors of the 1989 book As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Thomas Friedman Writes His Only Column Again  —  Fabulously wealthy CEO whisperer and newspaper columnist Thomas Friedman is little more than a human-shaped random word generator programmed with the “Computers and Internet” section of a fourth-grade vocabulary textbook and fitted with a mustache.
Discussion: Brendan Nyhan
Cato Institute:
Cato Institute and Shareholders Reach Agreement in Principle  —  The Cato Institute and its shareholders have reached an agreement in principle that would resolve pending lawsuits filed by Charles Koch and David Koch against Cato, its CEO, and several of its directors.
Jeanne Marie Laskas / GQ:
Bob Dole: Great American  —  He lived through the Depression, then took a bullet for his country, then served it for 50 years.  Now, at 88, he tells us what lies ahead  —  It occurs to me, sitting in a stately law office with Bob Dole, that Bob Dole is the exact opposite of so many of the politicians …
 
 
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Agoldberg / The Smoking Gun:
“Anti-Semitic Elmo” Handcuffed, Removed By Ambulance From New York's Central Park
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Green company creates three jobs in three years, gets another $80 million from DOE
Peter Spiegel / Financial Times:
EU plan to rewrite eurozone budgets
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
White House threatens polygraphs for leakers
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
Maurice Sendak died last month at the age of 83, and I was sad …
Discussion: Power Line, ABCNEWS, Gothamist and Moe Lane
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Taliban behead 7 Pakistani soldiers: report
Discussion: DAWN.COM
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Beck / CBS Philly:
Plane Tows Swastika Banner, Startles New Jersey Beachgoers
Discussion: New York Magazine
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iranian pair face death penalty after third alcohol offence
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. treated for exhaustion, takes medical leave
Discussion: CNN
Misha Glenny / New York Times:
A Weapon We Can't Control  —  THE decision by the United States …
Discussion: Salon and Outside the Beltway
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
Why Porn and Journalism Have the Same Big Problem
Matt Stoller / naked capitalism:
The Source of Barack Obama's Power to Trick Us Comes from Our Willingness to Be Tricked
Lewis Page / The Register:
Antarctic ice shelves not melting at all, new field data show