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9:15 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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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 …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court health care ruling: Win-lose scenarios  —  As the climactic Supreme Court announcement nears, all of Washington is on the edge of their seats.  —  Will President Barack Obama's entire health law go down Thursday?  Just the individual mandate?  Will the whole thing be upheld?
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.
Ariane De Vogue / ABCNEWS:
Supreme Court: Health Care Mystery Unveiled  —  Dressed in their black robes, the nine Supreme Court justices will emerge from behind regal red curtains this morning at 10 a.m. to solve one of Washington's biggest mysteries: the legal fate of the Affordable Care Act.
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and BillMoyers.com
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
For SCOTUSblog, one goal: ‘Beat everybody’ and break news of health-care ruling
Amy Howe / SCOTUSblog:
Anticipating the health-care decision: In Plain English
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney: 'My guess is they're not sleeping real well at the White House'
Discussion: Ballot Box
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
A reader's guide to health care ruling
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
The Mandate Represents What's Wrong With Democrats
Discussion: msnbc.com, RedState and The Hill
John Cassidy / News Desk:
Health Care and the Supremes: Why the Right Has Already Won
Discussion: Washington Post
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
Polls: Obama, Romney neck-and-neck in Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire  —  A new round of NBC News-Marist polls shows President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney running almost neck-and-neck in three key battleground states, with Obama holding a slight advantage in Michigan and North Carolina …
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Marist Poll:
6/28: Obama and Romney in Close Contest in North Carolina
Discussion: Hotline On Call
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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Susan Page / USA Today:
‘Today’ co-host Ann Curry will bid farewell today  —  Ann Curry's voice chokes when she talks about saying goodbye this morning on NBC's Today show, years earlier than she had hoped.  —  It's “going to be a bit of a tough day,” she told USA TODAY in a 40-minute phone interview Wednesday …
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 …
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Ed Whelan / National Review:
My Prediction on Tomorrow's Obamacare Ruling
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Why Is Nobody Listening to Jimmy Carter's Searing Critique of America?  —  The former president accuses his post-9/11 successors of breaking the law and trampling on human rights.  That should be a bigger deal.  —  If you told the average American that there was a very powerful politician who …
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 …
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Investor's Business Daily:
Obama Is A Job-Outsourcing Hypocrite  —  Politics: The president accuses his likely opponent of outsourcing jobs as his re-election campaign hires telemarketers in Canada and the Philippines.  And what about GM in China and those electric cars built in Finland?
DealBook:
JPMorgan Trading Loss May Reach $9 Billion  —  Losses on JPMorgan Chase's bungled trade could total as much as $9 billion, far exceeding earlier public estimates, according to people who have been briefed on the situation.  —  When Jamie Dimon, the bank's chief executive …
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Prairie Weather and Bloomberg
David H. Freedman / The Atlantic Online:
The Perfected Self  —  B. F. Skinner's notorious theory of behavior modification was denounced by critics 50 years ago as a fascist, manipulative vehicle for government control.  But Skinner's ideas are making an unlikely comeback today, powered by smartphone apps that are transforming us into thinner …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Associated Press:
Turkey sends heavy weapons to Syria border  —  (AP) ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey deployed anti-aircraft guns and other weapons alongside its border with Syria, state television reported on Thursday, days after the downing of a Turkish military jet by Syrian forces heightened the tensions between the two countries.
Discussion: CNN and The Agonist
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Obama super PAC continues Bain assault  —  The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action keeps up its assault on Mitt Romney's business record with a new ad this morning, hitting the former Bain Capital executive for having turned a profit even on deals that saw companies go bankrupt.
Discussion: Washington Wire
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
National Income and Product Accounts  —  Gross Domestic Product: First Quarter 2012 (third estimate);  —  Corporate Profits: First Quarter 2012 (revised estimate)  —  Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Business Insider
 
 
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Stephen S. Roach / Project Syndicate RSS-Feed:
The Great American Mirage
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Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
N.Y. Congressional Primaries Drew Few Voters
Discussion: New York Magazine
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Somalia's Prisons: The War on Terror's Latest Front
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Diplomatic Crisis Provides Romney Policy Opportunity
Discussion: Politico
Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:
Donilon Double Dips
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Niall Stanage / The Hill:
High court healthcare ruling will be verdict on Obama as a leader
National Geographic Channel / PR Newswire:
Two-Thirds of Americans Think Barack Obama Is Better Suited to Handle an Alien Invasion Than Mitt Romney
Discussion: USA Today and The Daily Caller
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WashPost will not retract ‘outsourcing’ story
 

 
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