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12:30 AM ET, June 28, 2012

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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Justice Scalia must resign  —  Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court.  —  He'd have a lot of things to do.  He's a fine public speaker and teacher.  He'd be a heck of a columnist and blogger.  But he really seems to aspire to being a politician — and that's the problem.
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Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
In the end, you have to make a prediction and take responsibility for it.  I believe the mandate will not be invalidated tomorrow.  Far less important, I expect the principal opinion will be written by the Chief Justice; a majority of the Court will find it has jurisdiction; and the challenge to the Medicaid expansion will be rejected.
Richard A. Posner / Slate:
Supreme Court Year in Review  —  Entry 11: Justice Scalia is upset about illegal immigration.  But where is his evidence?  —  To: Walter Dellinger and Dahlia Lithwick  —  Dear Walter and Dahlia,  —  I have read Arizona v. United States and was particularly struck by Justice Scalia's opinion dissenting …
Ed Whelan / National Review:
My Prediction on Tomorrow's Obamacare Ruling  —  [Update: Oops.  It turns out that I'm demonstrably wrong on Scalia's practice on reading dissents, as he had already read his dissent from the bench in March in a pair of linked cases.  Maybe that bolsters my bottom-line prediction by making …
Discussion: Viking Pundit
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Luis Gutierrez: Who's The Immigrant, Justin Bieber Or Selena Gomez?
Carol E. Lee / Washington Wire:
Obama Prepares Three Speeches Ahead of Health-Care Ruling  —  The White House has kept its preparations for the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care law close to the vest.  Mr. Obama, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, the West Wing is merely …
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Fox News:
Holder in peril as Dems break ranks on contempt resolution  —  June 26, 2012: Attorney General Eric Holder gestures while speaking at a civil rights symposium in Boston.AP  —  The congressional contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder is looking more and more like a fait accompli …
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Romney: 'My guess is they're not sleeping real well at the White House'
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court health care ruling: Win-lose scenarios
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Single Payer Fight to Intensify in States if Court Strikes Down Health Care Law
Katherine Eban / Fortune:
The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal  —  A Fortune investigation reveals that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.  How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust.
Jonathan Allen / Politico:
Black lawmakers plan walkout during contempt vote  —  The Congressional Black Caucus plans to walk off the House floor during tomorrow's votes to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress, according to a letter being circulated among members of Congress.
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Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems urge NRA to stay out of contempt fight
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WashPost will not retract ‘outsourcing’ story  —  The Washington Post will not retract their June 21 report about Bain Capital's investments in firms that specialized in outsourcing American jobs, POLITICO has learned.  —  “We are very confident in our reporting,” Washington Post spokesperson …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Washington Post declines Romney request to retract article on Bain Capital
Discussion: Politico, Firedoglake, Ballot Box and GOP 12
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Uninsured and fighting blazes: Welcome to the life of a federal firefighter  —  Right now, wildfires of “epic proportions” are tearing through the Colorado forests.  —  Thousands of federal firefighters charged with taming the blazes do not have health insurance.  —  That includes 27-year-old John Lauer.
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Michelle Malkin:
Day 5 of Waldo Canyon Fire evacuation: Blaze engulfs homes/historic ranch; 32k total evacuated …
Discussion: Wizbang, The Gateway Pundit and Twitchy
Michael Auslin / Weekly Standard:
Colorado's ‘Epic Firestorm’ Reveals Danger of Air Force Cuts
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Denver Post
Keith Coffman / Reuters:
Colorado wildfire expands viciously, Obama plans visit
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Gawker
Natalie DiBlasio / USA Today:
A third of Earthlings believe in UFOs, would befriend aliens  —  Aliens often compete with superheroes, vampires and zombies to top hit movie lists — but more than a third of Americans say UFOs are not a fantasy.  —  That's the word from a new National Geographic Channel study finding …
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National Geographic Channel / PR Newswire:
Two-Thirds of Americans Think Barack Obama Is Better Suited to Handle an Alien Invasion Than Mitt Romney
Discussion: The Daily Caller
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Board Approves Split in Principle  —  News Corp.'s board unanimously approved a plan to split the media conglomerate in two pieces, separating its lucrative entertainment operations from its publishing business, said a person familiar with the situation.
Khaughney / Orlando Sentinel:
Federal judge rejects DOJ request to stop voter purge  —  TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge rejected a request from the Obama administration to put an immediate stop to the state's non-citizen voter purge program.  —  The Justice Department had asked for a restraining order …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Right Scoop
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Gary Fineout / Bradenton Herald & Bradenton.com:
Florida voter purge may restart after ruling
Samuel P. Jacobs / Reuters:
Democratic campaign chair tells candidates to avoid convention  —  (Reuters) - The man responsible for getting Democrats elected to the U.S. Congress this fall has a message for his party's candidates: Stay away from the Democratic National Convention.  —  “If they want to win an election …
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Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Dems go AWOL in class war
Discussion: CNN, Lawyers, Guns & Money and Althouse
Ric Locke / Ric's Rulez:
It's Lung Cancer  —  Stage III, inoperable.  Median survival prognosis: One year after diagnosis.  —  Which is, as it turns out, the reason I haven't been accomplishing much, including posting here and making progress on the sequel to Temporary Duty.  The details are complicated, and I don't have the energy to fully explain.
DougJ / Balloon Juice:
Let them die!  —  Kevin Drum's favorite principled Hayekian free marketeer weighs in on the principles the right should embrace on heath care: … They are who we thought they were.  —  Update.  That made me so mad, I couldn't think of anything to write.
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Ruling will be verdict on Obama as a leader  —  The Supreme Court's healthcare ruling Thursday will deliver a definitive judgment on President Obama's effectiveness as a leader.  —  If the law is upheld, Obama's victory — which came after he ignored the counsel of those who argued …
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Diplomatic Crisis Provides Romney Policy Opportunity  —  It seemed a ripe opportunity for Mitt Romney: The crisis that unfolded last month over the Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng was a way to hammer President Obama as weak on human rights and unwilling to be assertive with China.
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:
Donilon Double Dips
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Paul Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Super PAC Mega-Donors Increase Their Influence In May
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Elizabeth Harrington / CNSNews:
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Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
The Mandate Represents What's Wrong With Democrats
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City Council Approves Pot Tickets Over Arrests
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