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2:50 PM ET, July 6, 2012

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Jeff Cox / CNBC:
June Job Creation at 80,000; Rate Holds Steady at 8.2%  —  The U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent, reflecting continued slow growth in the economy with the presidential election just four months away.
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James Pethokoukis / AEIdeas:
June jobs swoon: America's labor market depression continues  —  This was not the employment report either the American worker or the Obama campaign wanted to see right now.  The Labor Department said the U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, less than the 90,000 economists had been forecasting.
John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs In Obama Recovery
Discussion: Hot Air and hogewash
Bill McBride / Calculated Risk:
June Employment Report: 80,000 Jobs, 8.2% Unemployment Rate
Ed Carson / Investor's Business Daily:
10 reasons why jobs market even worse than weak June employment report
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
Jobs Report, First Impressions
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama hits Romney: ‘Principles matter’  —  President Obama sharply attacked Mitt Romney over the individual mandate on Friday, hitting him for “abandoning a principle” he fought for in the past due to political considerations.  —  “One of the things that you learn as president …
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WLWT-TV:
Obama says Romney “reversed himself” on health care  —  President talks about health care, economy, and what has changed  —  President talks about health care, economy, and what has changed  —  News 5's Sheree Paolello met with with President Barack Obama Thursday as he made a campaign stop in Maumee …
Politico:
Sobbing woman thanks Obama for health care law  —  SANDUSKY, Ohio — An emotional Ohio voter personally thanked President Obama for passing a health care overhaul, relating the story of her late sister's battle with cancer.  —  After Obama's speech in Sandusky, he encountered a sobbing Stephanie Miller …
Alexander Burns / Politico:
American Bridge hits Mitt's jobs rhetoric
Discussion: Washington Wire
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama on Romneycare: 'It's working just fine'
Discussion: New York Magazine
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
Mitt's Million-Dollar Question: What's Romney Really Worth?
Discussion: CNN and ABCNEWS
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
Romney Halts Vacation to Hold Presser on Kick In the Gut Jobs Numbers
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Gawker and New York Magazine
Tim Mak / Politico:
David Axelrod stands by Nixon hit on Mitt
Discussion: Daily Kos
Emily Goodin / Ballot Box:
Ohioan to Obama: Let's arm-wrestle for vote  —  A voter in Amherst, Ohio, offered to arm-wrestle President Obama in exchange for his vote.  —  The president responded he'd prefer a basketball game, according to a White House pool report.  —  Obama was in Ohio wrapping up day one of a two-day bus tour …
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BuzzFeed:
Obama: Turn Off Fox News  —  Obama suggests patron ask bar owner to switch off the conservative-leaning cable network.  —  Image by KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters  —  PARMA, Ohio — At an unscheduled stop at Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant, an Amherst, Ohio bar, President Barack Obama suggested …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Romney-Rice?  —  Erin McPike's “close examination of the [Romney] campaign's activity” at RealClearPolitics suggests four leading contenders for Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick—former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, Ohio senator Rob Portman, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal.
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Robert Scheer / The Huffington Post:
Crime of the Century  —  Forget Bernie Madoff and Enron's Ken Lay — they were mere amateurs in financial crime.  The current Libor interest rate scandal, involving hundreds of trillions in international derivatives trade, shows how the really big boys play.
Discussion: The Agonist
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Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
New Leak Explains What Chief Justice Roberts Was Really Thinking in Health Care Cases (Although the Leak is Poorly Sourced)  —  A fascinating new leak from deep inside the Supreme Court has just surfaced on what Roberts was thinking when he switched his vote in the health care cases.
Discussion: PrawfsBlawg
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Randy Barnett / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The Unprecedented Uniqueness of Chief Justice Roberts' Opinion
Taylor Marsh / The Huffington Post:
Rand Paul on Civil Rights: Private Restaurants Wouldn't Have To Serve Martin Luther King  —  What's Your Reaction: … Wednesday on “Hardball,” Jack Conway charged that Rand Paul wanted to do away with the Civil Rights Act.  In fact, Rand Paul's words to the Courier-Journal …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
96 Year-Old Latino Former Arizona Governor Detained By Border Patrol In 100 Degree Heat  —  This man is Raúl Héctor Castro.  He is 96 years old, a former Arizona governor, and a former United States Ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia and Argentina.  He was born in Mexico, and is a United States citizen.
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Three Makes A Trend … - If Paul Clement Is So Good, How Did He Lose the Term's Two Biggest Supreme Court Cases?
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo and Facebook Strike Patent Peace Deal, Significantly Expanding Ad and Content Partnership  —  Executives at Yahoo and Facebook have completed an extensive strategic deal, as part of a final settlement of their contentious patent infringement lawsuit and countersuit.
Thomas Burr / Salt Lake Tribune:
Huntsman to skip national GOP convention  —  • Still smarting from his unsuccessful presidential campaign, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he won't attend the Republican's national convention or future gatherings until the party starts to tackle the bigger issues.
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and Daily Kos
David Brooks / New York Times:
Honor Code  —  Henry V is one of Shakespeare's most appealing characters.  He was rambunctious when young and courageous when older.  But suppose Henry went to an American school.  —  By about the third week of nursery school, Henry's teacher would be sending notes home saying that Henry “had another hard day today.”
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
‘No Child’ Law Whittled Down by White House  —  In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.
Jeff Spross / ThinkProgress:
5 Ways Republicans Have Sabotaged Job Growth  —  New numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the economy added a mere 80,000 jobs in June.  That's down from an average of 150,000 jobs a month for the first part of the year, and far too little to keep up with population growth.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 
 
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A plan that offers Obama a fighting chance
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Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
The Incredible Shrinking American Government: 169K Jobs Gone in a Year
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Donovan Slack / Politico:
House GOP leaders rip Obama over jobs report
Rich Lowry / National Review:
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Pol hits DOJ for ‘liberal’ vote group
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