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6:30 PM ET, July 3, 2013

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John Gregory / KABC-TV:
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi under house arrest - Al Hayat TV  —  CAIRO (KABC) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is reportedly under house arrest after the military ultimatum expired Wednesday, reports Al Hayat TV.  —  Morsi's spokesman denied the report, according to ABC News …
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New York Times:
Morsi and Egyptian Generals Edge Closer to Conflict  —  By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, BEN HUBBARD and ALAN COWELL  —  CAIRO — Egypt's top generals summoned civilian political leaders to an emergency meeting Wednesday just hours before the deadline they have set for President Mohamed Morsi to leave power.
Ben Wedeman / CNN:
Egyptian military ousts Morsy  —  Photos: Protests in Egypt … Cairo (CNN) — Egypt's military deposed the country's first democratically elected president Wednesday night, installing the head of the country's highest court as an interim leader, the country's top general announced.
The Daily Beast:
Obama Offers a Revisionist History of His Administration's Approach To Egypt  —  Despite its claims now, the Obama administration has done little to press Morsi's administration to support human rights.  Josh Rogin and Eli Lake report.  —  President Obama said Monday his government makes decisions …
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
EGYPTIAN MILITARY OUSTS MORSI, SUSPENDS CONSTITUTION  —  On Wednesday, Gen. Abdel Fatah Said Al-Sisi announced a military coup in Egypt.  He said that the Constitution had been suspended, that early elections would take place, and that there would be a “code of ethics” for the media.
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:   Egyptian army deposes Morsi
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:   Egypt's political turmoil puts Obama administration in precarious position
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Political Turmoil in Egypt Is Replay for White House
Discussion: Power Line
Ron Nixon / New York Times:
U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement  —  WASHINGTON — Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: A handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Obama Lets Loose on Evo Morales  —  I'm late to this and I don't really have anything substantive to add, but just for the record:  —  Did we really, seriously, strong-arm the governments of France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy to deny the president of Bolivia permission to fly over their airspace?
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Jonathan Watts / Guardian:
Bolivian president's treatment stirs up fury in Latin America
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dan Roberts / Guardian:
Bolivian president's jet rerouted amid suspicions Edward Snowden on board
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Rubio to Introduce Senate Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks  —  Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today agreed to be the lead sponsor of a Senate bill to ban abortion after an unborn child is 20 weeks old.  A similar measure passed the House last month and a state version is now being debated …
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Mark Binker / @NCCapitol:
Senate tacks sweeping abortion legislation onto Sharia law bill
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
White House Memo Shows Obama Administration's Painful Efforts To Defend Valerie Jarrett  —  “Valerie is someone here who other people inside the building know they can trust.  (need examples.)”  As reported in the forthcoming book This Town .  —  Via: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP / Getty Images
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Obamacare's employer mandate shouldn't be delayed.  It should be repealed.  —  Delaying Obamacare's employer mandate is the right thing to do.  Frankly, eliminating it — or at least utterly overhauling it — is probably the right thing to do.  But the administration executing …
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Yuval Levin / National Review:
Delaying Obamacare  —  Until yesterday, the administration had basically put on a brave face about the difficulties arising in its implementation of Obamacare.  With a few minor exceptions (now especially notable among them the one-year delay of key requirements for the new small-business exchanges) …
Cahnman / Cahnman's Musings:
Texas Capital Abortion Supporters chant “Hail Satan”  —  It's been a very interesting day at the Texas State Capitol.  Cahnman's Musings hasn't been following the hearing.  Instead, we've been participating in the surrounding events.  LetTexasSpeak has been doing a live broadcast …
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Theresa Clift / wisconsinrapidstribune.com:
Walker endorses path to citizenship  —  WAUSAU — Gov. Scott Walker distanced himself from House Republicans debating a new immigration bill Tuesday by endorsing a path to citizenship for immigrant workers.  —  In a meeting with the Daily Herald Media Editorial Board, Walker acknowledged …
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
The House GOP's July Agenda: Discredit and Delay Obamacare, Ignore Immigration
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Novel imagines Sarah Palin presidency  —  The McCain/Palin ticket lost in 2008, right?  Fiction can change that.  —  “Christian Nation” is a new novel from lawyer Fred Rich that wonders what would happen if the Republican ticket won in 2008.  But Rich goes even further than that …
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Many Criticize Voting Rights Ruling; Partisan Splits on Gay Marriage Continue  —  Americans across racial groups are critical of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act, with disapproval of the decision exceeding approval by 15 percentage points among whites as well as by a vast 45-point margin among African-Americans.
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Michal Conger / Washington Examiner:
State Department bureau spent $630,000 on Facebook ‘likes’  —  State Department officials spent $630,000 to get more Facebook “likes,” prompting employees to complain to a government watchdog that the bureau was “buying fans” in social media, the agency's inspector general says.
Interview / National Review:
The Roe of Marriage  —  Maggie Gallagher is most recently the co-author, with John Corvino, of Debating Same-Sex Marriage, a book published by Oxford University Press whose time has certainly come.  She talks about the future of the debate and the institution in culture and politics with National Review Online's Kathryn Jean Lopez.
Politico:
Lois Lerner's price for testimony: Immunity  —  Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner will not testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unless she's given immunity from prosecution, her lawyer told POLITICO Tuesday.  —  “They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing …
Bennett Marcus / Vanity Fair:
Alec Baldwin Will “Never” Tweet Again: “It's Just Another Chink in Your Armor for People to Come and Kill You”  —  ROBIN MARCHANT/GETTY IMAGES.  —  Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria.  —  Alongside playing a Madoff-esque white-collar criminal in the upcoming Woody Allen film, Blue Jasmine …
 
 
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