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- Sen. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he would defer to Mitt Romney before announcing any position on President Obama’s immigration policy announcement. Romney has dodged the issue so far, claiming he doesn’t “want to football with” the topic.
- The Obama campaign filed an FEC complaint against Crossroads GPS, arguing that Karl Rove’s 501(c)(4) is really a political organization and should publicly disclose its donors.
- A coalition of civil and voting rights groups and two Miami-Dade County voters, who were improperly included on Gov. Rick Scott’s Florida voter purge list, have filed another federal lawsuit challenging the legality such purges.
- Though the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reconsider, en banc, a ruling blocking Washington’s state budget cuts to services for the disabled, Judge Carlos Bea (a George W. Bush appointee) and eight colleagues offered a scathing dissent, accusing the majority of budgeting by “judicial fiat.”
- And finally, a Wisconsin prosecutor wants the state’s highest court to order local judges to allow attorneys to bring concealed weapons into courtrooms.