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FROM THE BLOGS:

Republicans need to face immigration head on

Stuart Stevens at the Daily Beast argues that illegal immigration is a significant problem that all members of the GOP must acknowledge and work together to solve.

IRS found targeting conservative Hispanic group

Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft reports that VOCES Action, a conservative Hispanic group, received special attention from the Internal Revenue Service even though its mission statement does not include the words "Tea Party" or "patriot."

Boehner is bluffing with Hastert Rule

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) may actually be bluffing on his promise to only push an immigration reform bill through his chamber if it has the support of a majority of House Republicans, writes The Plum Line's Greg Sargent.

Inflation: Not something to worry about

Mother Jones' Kevin Drum argues that the slight increase in inflation from April to May should not concern policymakers. Instead, Drum thinks that Congress should focus more on decreasing unemployment.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

White house continues to push for gun control

Vice President Biden called on Congress to pass legislation expanding background checks on gun purchases, The Hill's Justin Sink reports.

NSA chief: We can't lose these intel tools

According to The Hill's Carlo Muñoz, National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander said the NSA's intelligence program has intercepted at least 50 terrorist attacks against the US, including a plot to blow up the New York Stock Exchange.