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5:35 PM ET, June 26, 2012

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BuzzFeed:
White House: Donors Weren't Booing Obama  —  Booo-urns!  They “were saying ‘Yoooook and not Booo’ for God's sake,” Jay Carney says.  —  Source: youtube.com  —  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denied that Boston donors to President Barack Obama campaign's booed the president …
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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.
Politico:
Issa escalates ‘Furious’ war
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Issa accuses Obama of involvement in ‘Fast and Furious’ operation
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Carney: Boston donors weren't booing Obama, they were saying ‘Yoooook’
Discussion: American Spectator and Mediaite
Geneva Sands / The Hill:
Boston crowd boos Obama over Red Sox comment
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
Issa to Obama: Either you're involved in Fast and Furious or your executive privilege claim is unjustified
Discussion: Washington Post and Hot Air
Pema Levy / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPM2012  —  Claire McCaskill Will Not Attend Democratic National Convention  —  Claire McCaskill will not be attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, a McCaskill aide confirmed to TPM Tuesday.  McCaskill joins a list of vulnerable Democratic politicians whose home districts …
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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.
Hans Nichols / Bloomberg:
Democrats Cancel Speedway Event at Charlotte Convention
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid, McConnell say they have a deal on student loan interest rates  —  Senate leaders say they have a deal on student loan legislation, pending approval by House Republicans, who have unexpectedly balked at Senate deals before.  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) …
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Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Rand Paul Fetal Personhood Amendment Stalls Flood Insurance Bill … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Harry Reid , Rand Paul, Video, Floods, Floods, Flood Insurance Bill, Rand Paul Abortion, Rand Paul Abortion Amendment, Rand Paul Fetal Personhood, Rand Paul Personhood, Politics News
Discussion: Daily Kos and Wall Street Journal
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Flood insurance bill snag: Abortion
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Hill
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney: If health law invalidated, Obama's first term was a waste  —  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney argued Tuesday that if the president's signature healthcare legislation was overturned Thursday by the Supreme Court, it would mean that President Obama's first term was a waste.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, New York Times, CNN and The Caucus
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Los Angeles Times:
After winning right to spend, political groups fight for secrecy
Discussion: Politico
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
NBC/WSJ poll: More would be pleased if health law ruled unconstitutional
Discussion: CNN and Mediaite
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Brown, Warren tied  —  PPP's newest poll on the Massachusetts Senate race finds it dead even, with Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown both at 46%.  Warren's now been at that exact same 46% mark in three PPP polls in a row dating back to last September.  Brown's increased his support from levels …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Weekly Standard
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Donovan Slack / Politico:
Warren blasts Mitt at Obama fundraiser
WRTV-TV:
Confrontation With TSA Agent Leaves Grandpa's Ashes On Floor  —  Indianapolis Man Furious Over Treatment At Florida Airport Checkpoint  —  INDIANAPOLIS — A man's attempt to bring the ashes of his grandfather home to Indianapolis ended with an angry scene in a Florida airport, with the ashes spilled on the terminal floor.
Natashajaynesmith / natasha smith:
“Please God.  Please make it stop.”  —  I have been forced to leave Cairo prematurely following a horrific sexual and physical attack in Tahrir Square.  —  The atmosphere was one of jubilation, excitement, and happiness as I walked, accompanied by two male companions for safety along Kasr El Nil bridge.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Top Republican Senator Suggests Impeaching Obama Over Immigration Policies  —  Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) floated the possibility of impeaching President Obama over the administration's recent decisions on immigration, during an appearance on Bill Bennett's radio show on Tuesday.
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Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Jon Kyl Blames Obama For Failure Of Immigration Reform Under Bush
Discussion: Taking Note and Daily Kos
Steven Musil / CNET:
Google scientists find evidence of machine learning  —  A neural network created by connecting 16,000 computer processors appears to support biologists' theories on how the human brain identifies objects.  Hint: It's all about the cats.  —  Follow @stevenmusil
Discussion: The Agonist and The Daily Caller
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Associated Press:
Federal Court Upholds EPA's Global Warming Rules  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the first-ever regulations aimed at reducing the gases blamed for global warming.  —  The rules, which were challenged by industry groups and various states …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Daily Kos and Unfogged
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Erica Martinson / Politico:
EPA wins big in court challenge on greenhouse gases
A.W. / Allergic to Bull:
What Happened Tonight  —  So anyone following along on twitter know the basics.  I was SWATted tonight.  My wife was down in the basement, and unknown to me she had fallen asleep in an uncomfortable position while watching TV.  I was just finishing up a post where I was going to share …
Joe Biden / CNN:
Biden: Romney is a job creator in India, China  —  Waterloo, Iowa (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden took Mitt Romney's central weapon in his White House bid - his time as a businessman - and used it as political ammunition against Romney on Tuesday.  —  “You got to give Romney credit,” Biden said.
Discussion: Politico
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CBS News:
Condoleezza Rice says “no way” to VP for Romney
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
A Classic of Inversion  —  I thought reading John Rocker's WND op-ed would be the most disturbing chore I undertook today.  But no, I then stumbled on this:  —  If for some reason you can't access this video, it's an ad from famous African-American right-wingers Ken Blackwell …
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
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BuzzFeed:
Black Republicans Attack Eric Holder
Discussion: theGrio
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.
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN Hits 21-Year Ratings Low in Second Quarter  —  Battered by a series of rough weeks and big losses for Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan, the cable news network sinks with total viewers and in the coveted adults 25-to-54 demo.  —  After several months of bad ratings news for CNN …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Pay Those Bills On Time Or Forfeit Right To Vote  —  If the 2012 general election winds up as a close GOP win, the odds are very high that the national GOP drive to restrict the franchise will deserve significant credit or blame.  You tend to think, quite rightly, of Florida as Ground zero …
Petula Dvorak / Washington Post:
The U-Va. president drama: Is it the Queen Bee scenario?  —  Let's be honest here.  —  Is the drama over the ouster of the University of Virginia's president so compelling because it makes us stare down the death of our culture's sacred, wood-paneled, leather-bound idea of higher education?
Discussion: ECHIDNE of the snakes and Althouse
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama lead in Ohio down to 3  —  Barack Obama continues to lead Mitt Romney in Ohio, 47-44.  But that's Obama's weakest showing in the state in PPP's polling since last October.  He had led by 50-43 and 49-42 spreads in our two previous 2012 polls.  —  The big decline for Obama over the last couple months has been with white voters.
 
 
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Stuck In A Box  —  Want to better understand the bind Mitt Romney …
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