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7:30 PM ET, June 27, 2012

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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.
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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 …
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Why the Whole Health Care Law Is in Jeopardy  —  The real Supreme Court news on Tuesday wasn't the Arizona immigration decision or even the summary reversal of the Supreme Court of Montana in the “Citizens United 2” case.  It was that the chief justice of the United States didn't write any of these opinions.
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.
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 …
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Luis Gutierrez: Who's The Immigrant, Justin Bieber Or Selena Gomez?
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Single Payer Fight to Intensify in States if Court Strikes Down Health Care Law
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Justices' personal health struggles may influence their decision
Discussion: Politico and Prairie Weather
CNN:
Supreme Court decision on polarizing health care law looms
Discussion: The Week
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.
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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 …
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Four House Dems back measure to place Holder in contempt  —  At least four Democrats say they will vote Thursday in favor of placing Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.  —  Democratic Reps. John Barrow (Ga.), Collin Peterson (Minn.) and Nick Rahall (W.Va.) …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems urge NRA to stay out of contempt fight  —  Leading House Democrats on Wednesday urged the nation's powerful gun lobby to butt out of the partisan fight over a measure to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.  —  The National Rifle Association (NRA) …
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Dems go AWOL in class war
Discussion: CNN, Lawyers, Guns & Money and Althouse
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Democrats go on offense ahead of Supreme Court healthcare ruling
Quinnipiac University:
Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Swinging To Obama, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds; Voters Back President On Immigration, Split On Economy  —  This compares to the results of a May 3 Swing State Poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing Obama …
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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 …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney getting crushed in Massachusetts
Discussion: Daily Kos and Indecision Forever
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
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, GOP 12 and Ballot Box
Michelle Malkin:
Day 5 of Waldo Canyon Fire evacuation: Blaze engulfs homes/historic ranch; 32k total evacuated; more dangerous winds, heat ahead  —  Twitter panorama photo from last night via @megzenger  —  Via Matt Meister, StormTracker 13, from the front lines 2:15am MT Wednesday morning in Mountain Shadows
Discussion: Twitchy
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Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
Uninsured and fighting blazes: Welcome to the life of a federal firefighter
Keith Coffman / Reuters:
Colorado wildfire expands viciously, Obama plans visit
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Gawker
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.
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
NY Daily News:
Unemployed Brooklyn man misses job interview to save 9-month-old boy who was blown into path of oncoming subway train  —  Like a superhero without a cape, Delroy Simmonds jumps onto elevated tracks and hoists bleeding child — still strapped into stroller — to safety of the platform as J train bore down on them.
G-A-Y / Good As You:
Minnesota for Marriage: Gays should be ‘put to death’  —  From the official campaign:  —  I think that the campaign's final response to Brad's question says it all, don't you?  —  **UPDATE: The MN For Marriage campaign is now claiming they were hacked.  That seems very fishy …
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Rahm Emanuel / nbcchicago.com:
City Council Approves Pot Tickets Over Arrests
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Ann Romney And Michelle Obama Face Off In Presidential Cookie Bakeoff
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Lisa W. Foderaro / New York Times:
At Fireworks, Not All Seats Are Created Equal
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Magazine
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Polls: Obama boosts edge among Hispanics after immigration shift
Discussion: msnbc.com, The Hill and Algemeiner.com
Michael Barbaro / The Caucus:
For Romney Superfan, a New Truck Courtesy of the Candidate
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Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
Hell And High Water Strikes, Media Miss The Forest For The Burning Trees
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Democrats' Money Panic: Is Obama About to Get Swamped by GOP Cash?
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NY Daily News:
Charles Barron won't accept landslide loss in Brooklyn's 8th Congressional District against Hakeem Jeffries
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