POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, June 18, 2012
June 18th, 2012
04:31 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, June 18, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Lawmakers mum on health care contingency plans
With a decision looming from the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, two lawmakers wouldn't describe in detail Sunday any plans for replacing the landmark piece of legislation. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," neither Republican Sen. John Barrasso nor Democratic Rep. Chris van Hollen could specify what preparations they were making should the Affordable Care Act be struck down.

CNN: Romney won’t say if he’d repeal Obama immigration rule
Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, wouldn’t say Sunday whether he’d repeal President Barack Obama’s decision to stop deporting certain young illegal immigrants. In an interview, Romney would say only that his administration would seek longer-term solutions to the problem of illegal immigration, and that Obama’s new directive, announced Friday, was temporary fix.

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