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8:05 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.
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.
Associated Press:
Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons.
Scott Wong / Politico:   Democrats mulling legislation after immigration ruling
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Scalia's Anger at Obama on Immigration
Alan Gomez / USA Today:
High court rejects parts of Ariz. immigration law
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Justice Scalia Rages Against Obama On Immigration
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
Supreme Court Strikes Most of Arizona Immigration Law, Making Scalia Very Angry
The White House:
Statement by the President on the Supreme Court's Ruling on Arizona v. the United States
BuzzFeed:
Romney Criticizes Immigration Ruling
Discussion: Guardian
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.
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Dems seek to recast Holder furor as GOP effort to suppress votes  —  Democrats are seeking to portray the Republican contempt motion against Attorney General Eric Holder as an assault on minority rights.  —  Republicans have repeatedly accused Holder and the Obama administration of stonewalling Congress …
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
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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
Discussion: UrbanGrounds and The Hill
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Eric Holder ‘Fast and Furious’ contempt vote to be held Thursday
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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Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook's Lame Attempt To Force Its Email Service On You  —  Please don't email me here.  —  You may or may not realize that you have a Facebook email address.  It's an @facebook.com address you can use to correspond with people on external email accounts from your Facebook inbox.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
White House threatens polygraphs for leakers  —  Officials at the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies will be given expanded polygraph tests under a new Obama administration directive aimed at stamping out national-security leaks.  —  James Clapper, the director of national intelligence …
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
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.
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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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
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.
 
 
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Anne Bayefsky / Jerusalem Post:
A Hamas victory at the UN Human Rights Council
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Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
Maurice Sendak died last month at the age of 83, and I was sad …
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Thomas Friedman Writes His Only Column Again
Discussion: Brendan Nyhan
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
White House defends support of new Egyptian president amid GOP criticism
Discussion: Hot Air and The Hill
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Taliban behead 7 Pakistani soldiers: report
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Steve Beck / CBS Philly:
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Iranian pair face death penalty after third alcohol offence
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 Earlier Items: 
Misha Glenny / New York Times:
A Weapon We Can't Control  —  THE decision by the United States …
Discussion: Salon and Outside the Beltway
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Kansas Doctor Loses License For Protecting Privacy Of Abortion Patients
Discussion: RH Reality Check
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
Why Porn and Journalism Have the Same Big Problem
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Republicans support Obama's health reforms — as long as his name isn't on them
Matt Stoller / naked capitalism:
The Source of Barack Obama's Power to Trick Us Comes from Our Willingness to Be Tricked
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Congressman Laughs As Radio Host Suggests ‘Pistol Whipping’ Nuns
Discussion: Wonkette
Lewis Page / The Register:
Antarctic ice shelves not melting at all, new field data show