Obama at G20, Attack of the Drones, Mapping Mitt, the ‘Hispanic Oprah’ Endorses

By Amber Porter

Jun 18, 2012 6:34pm

Brr … Chilly photo of Obama and Putin at G20 -- Add your caption here http://abcn.ws/PekL4K

Attack of the Drones -- In our new ABC News/Yahoo! News show we look at one definitive legacy of the Obama White House: the increased use of drones for targeted killing: http://abcn.ws/KvF3r7 (Jake Tapper)

Hispanic Oprah’ Makes Endorsement – Cristina Saralegui, who has hosted the talk show “Cristina” for more than two decades, pledged her support for President Obama on Sunday.  http://abcn.ws/Kw769L (Amy Bingham)

Romney Rallies With Wisconsin All-Stars, Says a Win for Obama Isn’t a Given – Appearing with an all-star cast of Republican Wisconsinites, Mitt Romney today declared that despite what President Obama might think, Wisconsin will be in his win column this fall. http://abcn.ws/MmbYeN (Emily Friedman & Amy Walter)

The G20 in Los Cabos, Mexico – Mexican President Thanks Obama for Limiting Deportations — Mexican President Felipe Calderon praised President Obama today for having the “valor and courage” to stop deporting hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants. http://abcn.ws/MBlP25 (Mary Bruce)

Casting Call: Kerry Plays Romney in Debate with Obama — It seems like an obvious choice. John Kerry will pretend he’s Mitt Romney in mock debates with President Obama, the campaign has confirmed. The Washington Post had the news first: http://abcn.ws/LWX5k9 (Matt Negrin)

McGurk Withdrawing Nomination to Be Ambassador to Iraq — President Obama’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Brett McGurk, has withdrawn his nomination amidst questions about his professionalism and experience. http://abcn.ws/Kw6bGB (Jake Tapper)

Michigan Lawmaker to Perform ‘Vagina Monologues’ in Protest of Gag Order – Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown only had to say the word “vagina” once to be banned from speaking on the House floor last week. In response to the gag order, she and at least nine of her fellow congresswomen will utter the word tonight more than 100 times on the state Capitol steps in Lansing while performing “The Vagina Monologues.” http://abcn.ws/Kw5i0E (Amy Bingham)

Messages to Republicans and Democrats: Stay Out of Divorce Court – Why does it seem that both the major political parties behave like two parents with children going through a bitter divorce? http://abcn.ws/MJbPQZ (Matthew Dowd)

Ann Romney Says Olympics ‘Dream of Mine for a Long, Long Time’ -- Ann Romney gleefully discussed the weekend news that her dressage trainer and the horse she co-owns with him were going to compete in this summer’s London Olympics, saying it’s been a “dream of mine for a long, long time.” http://abcn.ws/MJ7Jsb (Shushannah Walshe)

Where in America Is Mitt Romney? -- Mitt Romney’s campaign bus was traversing America on his “Every Town Counts” bus tour all weekend. Check out what you missed while you were celebrating dads: http://abcn.ws/M4DT5o

Greek Election Is Sweet Relief for the White House — But administration officials caution the crisis in Europe is not over, our “Good Morning America” report: http://abcn.ws/MlxK2i (Jake Tapper)

Veep-Beat: Road Testing the Contenders – VP CONTENDERS ABOARD THE ROMNEY BUS: From pouring syrup on pancakes to revving up a crowd, Mitt Romney road-tested a number of potential running mates this weekend as they joined him on his “Every Town Counts” bus tour, as ABC News’ Michael Falcone and Emily Friedman reported. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., appeared with Romney as he kicked off his tour in New Hampshire Friday, and Pawlenty continued his tryout in Weatherly, Pa., Saturday as he fired up a crowd before Romney took the stage. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and his wife, Jane, joined Romney in the pancake line in Newark, Ohio, slathering on syrup on voters’ pancakes handed to them by the presumptive GOP nominee. http://abcn.ws/LgpUJN (Arlette Saenz)

Trail of Fears: Angst About Obama Overheard Along Romney’s Route — As Mitt Romney’s “Every Town Counts” bus wound its way through New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Ohio over the last three days, one overarching sentiment came through loud and clear. “I think people are here more because they are against Obama than for Romney,” Don Ross from Englewood, Ohio, said in an interview with ABC News at Romney’s rally outside a Troy, Ohio, burger joint Sunday evening. http://abcn.ws/LVsx2t (Michael Falcone)

McCain: Russian Empire ‘Nostalgia’ at Work in Syriahttp://abcn.ws/MJoV0K (Matthew Larotonda)

Romney Calls for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Counterterrorism Leaks — Joins other GOP leaders including John McCain http://abcn.ws/Ltp8dB

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