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8:20 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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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 …
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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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?
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney: 'My guess is they're not sleeping real well at the White House'
Discussion: Ballot Box
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
For SCOTUSblog, one goal: ‘Beat everybody’ and break news of health-care ruling
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
The Mandate Represents What's Wrong With Democrats
Discussion: msnbc.com, RedState and The Hill
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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Amy Howe / SCOTUSblog:
Anticipating the health-care decision: In Plain English
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Single Payer Fight to Intensify in States if Court Strikes Down Health Care Law
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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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems urge NRA to stay out of contempt fight
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.
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 …
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
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Washington Post declines Romney request to retract article on Bain Capital
Discussion: Politico, Firedoglake, GOP 12 and Ballot Box
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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Niall Stanage / The Hill:
High court healthcare 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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Page
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
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
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: Prairie Weather and Bloomberg
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
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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Michael Auslin / Weekly Standard:
Colorado's ‘Epic Firestorm’ Reveals Danger of Air Force Cuts
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Denver Post
 
 
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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
Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:
Donilon Double Dips
Paul Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Super PAC Mega-Donors Increase Their Influence In May
Discussion: CNN and Hullabaloo
Elizabeth Harrington / CNSNews:
New Disability Regs Limit Slope of Mini Golf Holes, Require Businesses to Admit Mini Horses as Guide Animals
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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
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney getting crushed in Massachusetts
Discussion: Daily Kos and Indecision Forever
Michael Barbaro / The Caucus:
For Romney Superfan, a New Truck Courtesy of the Candidate
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