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10:30 PM ET, June 27, 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?
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney: 'My guess is they're not sleeping real well at the White House'
Discussion: The Hill
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Justices' personal health struggles may influence their decision
Discussion: Politico and Prairie Weather
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.
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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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 …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems urge NRA to stay out of contempt fight
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Dems go AWOL in class war
Discussion: CNN, Lawyers, Guns & Money and Althouse
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House
Discussion: Business Insider
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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Quinnipiac University:
Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Swinging To Obama, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds …
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
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney getting crushed in Massachusetts
Discussion: Daily Kos and Indecision Forever
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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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Romney to seek Washington Post retraction  —  Mitt Romney campaign representatives will meet with the Washington Post today to seek a formal retraction of its June 21 report that Bain Capital invested in firms that specialized in outsourcing American jobs, POLITICO has learned.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Washington Post declines Romney request to retract article on Bain Capital
Discussion: 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: 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
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
The Mandate Represents What's Wrong With Democrats  —  Tomorrow, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling on Obamacare—and, in particular, the individual mandate, which requires individuals to purchase health insurance whether they want it or not.  —  Let us hope that the Court invalidates this law.
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David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Single Payer Fight to Intensify in States if Court Strikes Down Health Care Law
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Democrats go on offense ahead of Supreme Court healthcare ruling
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.
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.
Benny Johnson / TheBlaze.com:
PROTESTERS SHOW UP TO RALLY AGAINST KARL ROVE — BUT CAN'T REALLY SAY WHO KARL ROVE IS  —  Organized protesters set out to counter the issue of money in politics while marching over a mile through Washington DC last week.  The heat index was a blistering 90 degrees, which seemed to add …
Discussion: Power Line and The Daily Caller
 
 
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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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Gary Fineout / Bradenton Herald & Bradenton.com:
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Rahm Emanuel / nbcchicago.com:
City Council Approves Pot Tickets Over Arrests
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The Times Is Introducing a Chinese-Language News Site
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Ann Romney And Michelle Obama Face Off In Presidential Cookie Bakeoff
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For Romney Superfan, a New Truck Courtesy of the Candidate
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Hell And High Water Strikes, Media Miss The Forest For The Burning Trees
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