Boggles the Mind – “The president said at a news conference that the new program is ‘the right thing to do’ in light of Congress’s failure to pass the administration’s proposed revision of the Immigration Act. Perhaps it is, though Arizona may not think so. But to say, as the Court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of the Immigration Act that the President declines to enforce boggles the mind.” – Supreme Court Antonin Scalia in Immigration Law Dissent – http://abcn.ws/OhE2Ef
Park City Postcard – What You Missed by Not Being a GOP Fundraiser or Policy Maker – Golf Carts, Tote Bags and policy discussions – http://abcn.ws/MTpBkh (Shushannah Walshe & Arlette Saenz were there)
Aside - What boggles the mind of reporters in Washington, D.C., is that neither Romney nor Obama spoke in public today about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the “show me your papers” part of the law and strike much of the rest.
What the Arizona Immigration Decision Means – From Terry Moran -
Institutionally – A near-total victory for the federal government.
Politically – A split decision.
Practically – Less than meets the eye.
Emotionally - Potentially deepening the American divide.
VODT – Does Romney Support Arizona Immigration Law? Campaign Won’t Say (in a 7 minute game of rhetorical ping pong with reporters) – http://abcn.ws/Ntetv6 (Emily Friedman)
Romney Unhappy at Immigration ‘Muddle’ – Romney’s first non-paper reaction to the immigration decision came in the form of remarks (off-camera) to donors at fundraiser. He said the Supreme court decision has caused a ‘muddle’… and Obama is to blame for not doing more sooner. http://abcn.ws/Q5LWyZ
Obama (via Jay Carney) was happy SCOTUS scrapped the part he disagreed with and unhappy they kept the rest – http://abcn.ws/MTEX8m (Jon Garcia)
Both men say they’re committed to immigration reform. Their solutions, no doubt, would look a lot different. But what about this:
FLASHBACK – Bipartisan Reform Doesn’t Come Easy - Recall Ted Kennedy, John McCain and George W. Bush – And notice that Marco Rubio has put his version of the DREAM Act on hold – http://abcn.ws/MQuAFN (Matt Negrin)
SCOTUS Tweaks Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles – http://abcn.ws/Okv4aA
Tapper Talks to David Maraniss About Obama’s Early Adult ‘Arc Towards Blackness’ - Most Surprising thing For Maraniss in ‘Barack Obama?’ – Thinking about a 7 year-old boy walking around the streets of Jakarta, a fish out of water, before going on to become president – http://abcn.ws/MwJoHs
Fact Check: Outsourcing vs. Offshoring – http://abcn.ws/LmoZTQ
Obama Tweaks Romney Over Outsourcing vs. ‘Offshoring’ Distinction – http://abcn.ws/Q5aTuu (Devin Dwyer)
Anonymous Donor Helps Town Pay for Obama Visit- http://abcn.ws/MSzzC3 (Devin Dwyer)
6 Political Clicks – http://bit.ly/LXG5gF
Jimmy Carter on Obama Administration’s ‘Widespread Abuse of Human Rights’ – A former U.S. president cites Guantanamo and the use of drones and accuses the current president of sanctioning the “widespread abuse of human rights.” “Instead of making the world safer, America’s violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends,” Carter wrote. http://abcn.ws/Ll9Py3 (Amy Bingham)
Wild – Maurice Sendak Said Killing Bush Would Have Been ‘Wonderful’ – Maurice Sendak may have been even wilder than his “wild things.” In one of the children’s book author’s last interviews before he died of a stroke in May, Sendak said he thought about trying to assassinate former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney. http://abcn.ws/LlDhDZ (Amy Bingham)
No ‘Fast and Furious’ Cover Up, Obama Aide Says-Asked about the President’s assertion of executive privilege in the Congressional investigation of the “Fast and Furious” matter, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney quickly jumped on what committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told FOX News over the weekend: that “there is no evidence, let me repeat no evidence, of White House involvement in any cover up or attempt to cover up this issue,” Carney said. http://abcn.ws/MTTws4 (Jon Garcia)
GOP Group Tells Young Adults ‘Obamacare’ Isn’t For Them – Americans are split on whether health care reform will help young adults, and a GOP group wants to convince young voters that it won’t. http://abcn.ws/LajPvH (Chris Good)
Obama Rebuts ‘Doing Fine’ Attacks in New TV Ad – President Obama is rebutting Republican attacks on his “private sector is doing fine” comment with a new TV ad meant to highlight his empathy with economically struggling Americans and plan to make things better.
http://abcn.ws/NsxgXJ (Devin Dwyer)