Question of the Day – What’ll Obama Say to Reframe in Ohio?
Romney Predicts Obama Will Change Course, Says ‘Words are Cheap’ – Mitt Romney today offered a scathing preview of the speech President Obama is set to deliver Thursday in Ohio, warning a group of business leaders here that while the president will speak “eloquently,” “words are cheap.”Romney added that he expects the president to “change course” after his comment last week that the “private sector is doing fine.” http://abcn.ws/LkOAiu (Emily Friedman)
Could 2012 Be Another 2000? - Top Line with David Westin on Election Projections – http://yhoo.it/M2nPhX
Some Quick Bits:
What Did We Discuss at Lunch? – 6 Political Clicks - http://bit.ly/LlbiHe
Flow Chart – How Will SCOTUS Rule on Obamacare? - Here are their options – - http://abcn.ws/L84krS (Unless they come up with something creative) (Gal Bruck)
Roll of the Dice Decides Webster, Tex., City Council Race - http://abcn.ws/M3U7JD
Justice Dept. Drops Remaining Edwards Charges - http://abcn.ws/L8EofX
Obama’s Same Sex Marriage Evolution Begets Obamaboy - http://abcn.ws/OC0MfQ
Sheldon Adelson To Give Pro-Romney Super PAC $10M - (plus the $20 million he gave to Newt…) – http://abcn.ws/L5mZ6v (Shushannah Walshe)
Independent Film Voters - Most elections end up being about independent voters. But there’s a Republican senate candidate in Minnesota who is pinning his hopes on an independent film. His own independent film. Which he’s putting not 0n Youtube, but into a Minneapolis film festival – http://abcn.ws/MscPwl
Take Your Frisbee and… - Fred Karger’s Utah campaign swing led to this, according to Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody – “During his visit to Utah, Karger met with Washington County Republican Party Chairman Willie Billings, who Karger said was “welcoming” and “friendly.” After their meeting, which was first reported by the Los Angeles Times, Karger gave Billings some campaign paraphernalia, including a Frisbee and a T-Shirt. When Billings brought the souvenirs home, however, his wife, Nanette Billings, threw them in the garbage and fired off an email to Karger, calling him “a radical idiot” and saying “thank goodness” he “cant procreate.” http://abcn.ws/KCxKKN
Medal of Freedom for Shimon Peres, But No Freedom for Pollard – President Barack Obama will roll out the red carpet Wednesday for visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres but the White House said he will slam the door on any appeal to commute the life sentence of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. – http://abcn.ws/KVKUqI
Maine Senate Race Scrambled By Strong Independent Candidate – Is he really a man without a party? – Traditional Congressional protocol dictates that if King wins the election, he will have to choose a party to caucus with in the Senate, or he’d have to forgo good committee assignments. King has refused to say which party he’d align himself with, and he’s even said that he’s considering the option of giving up committee assignments to maintain his independence. That middle ground has left head-scratching in Washington, D.C. – http://abcn.ws/K2glty (Elizabeth Hartfield)
Senate GOP Calls on Obama to Pull McGurk Nomination- Six Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today called on President Obama to withdraw his nominee for U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Brett McGurk, after a racy email exchange and affair with a reporter was leaked late last week.
http://abcn.ws/LWHxhb (Sunlen Miller)
Tapper Asks Carney About McGurk – Carney: I would simply say that we believe that the United States will be greatly served by Mr. McGurk’s experience in Iraq, which is substantial. And some of the points that you raise go to differing views about Iraq that have very little to do with our proposed nominees and just a — a nominee and just a difference of opinion. http://abcn.ws/L8n6zq
Health Care Law Supporters Say Carriers on PR Offensive — Hoping to Send Signal to High Court – The Supreme Court isn’t expected to rule until later this month on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, but there’s been some interesting developments as outside interest groups prepare for what they say might occur. Insurers say they’ll keep some Obamacare reforms no matter what. Consumer advocates say don’t believe it. – http://abcn.ws/KtBcMx (Ariane de Vogue)
‘Citizens United’ Bounces Back to Supreme Court – Justices are scheduled Thursday behind closed doors to discuss Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the landmark 2010 decision holding that corporations can make unlimited independent expenditures using general treasury funds to support or oppose candidates. http://abcn.ws/Lkuu7P (Ariane de Vogue)
Obama Celebrates Father’s Day With BBQ Lunch – In a previously unannounced outing, the president had lunch with two active duty members of the military, both of whom are fathers, as well as two local barbers who are participating in an administration program promoting fatherhood. http://abcn.ws/Ms8n0k
Colin Powell Can’t Sing Like Obama – http://abcn.ws/Ng5ova
Meet Ron Barber, Newest Member of Congress- Arizonans in the state’s 8th Congressional District have a new congressman-elect today: Ron Barber. The former district director for Gabrielle Giffords won the special election to fill the seat left open by Giffords’ retirement this winter. – http://abcn.ws/KtKAzA (Elizabeth Hartfield)
Michelle Obama Debuts on Pinterest 3 Months After Ann Romney – President Obama might have a leg up on Twitter and 10 times as many Facebook fans, but there is one realm of the social network where Mitt Romney’s campaign is possibly winning: Pinterest.
http://abcn.ws/KtCSp6 (Amy Bingham)