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4:05 AM ET, July 16, 2013

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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Modest Public Interest in Close of Zimmerman Trial  —  Wider Race Gap in Interest than for Rodney King, O.J. Simpson  —  OVERVIEW  —  The final days of the trial of George Zimmerman, which concluded July 13 with a verdict of not guilty, attracted relatively modest public interest overall.
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Dana Ford / CNN:
Juror: ‘No doubt’ that Zimmerman feared for his life  —  (CNN) — One of the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman said she had “no doubt” he feared for his life in the final moments of his struggle with Trayvon Martin, and that was the definitive factor in the verdict.
The Atlantic Online:
Trayvon Martin And The Irony Of American Justice  —  In trying to assess the the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, two seemingly conflicted truths emerge for me.  The first is that is that based on the case presented by the state, and based on Florida law, George Zimmerman …
Edward Wyckoff Williams / Salon:
Our real problem is white rage  —  For all the warnings about supposed black riots, don't forget who exploded throughout the George Zimmerman affair  —  If there is no justice, there can be no peace.  But in the American South it seems white folks suddenly believe that decorum and charm …
Discussion: the daily howler and The PJ Tatler
Lester Chambers / KTVU-TV:
Legendary musician attacked after dedicating song to Trayvon Martin
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Zimmerman Juror Says Panel Considered Stand Your Ground In Deliberations: ‘He Had A Right To Defend Himself’
Discussion: National Review and Hit & Run
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Newt Gingrich: Trayvon Protesters Were “Prepared To Be A Lynch Mob”
USA Today:
Column: Media got Zimmerman story wrong from start
Discussion: the daily howler and TheBlaze.com
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Michele Bachmann aide Javier Sanchez arrested after Rayburn thefts  —  Capitol Police arrested an aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) after a series of thefts from the Rayburn House Office Building.  —  Javier Sanchez, 37, was arrested last Thursday, a Capitol Police spokesman said.
Discussion: The Blotter
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Bachmann aide arrested in connection with House office burglaries  —  The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) announced Monday it arrested a legislative director for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) in connection with a string of burglaries at the Rayburn House Office Building.  —  Police charged Javier Sanchez, 37, with Theft II.
Discussion: CNN and CANNONFIRE
Mila Mimica / nbcwashington.com:
Bachmann Aide Fired After Theft Arrest From Capitol Hill Office  —  37-Year-Old Javier Sanchez facing second-degree theft charges  —  An aide for Rep. Michele Bachmann was fired after he was arrested for stealing cash from a congressional office.  News4's Mark Segraves has teh latest details.
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Michele Bachmann Wants To ‘Spank The President’ And Steal His ‘Magic Wand’
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
McCain Suggests Letting GOP Pick Nominees  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said he and Republicans are trying to strike a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to avoid his threat of triggering the “nuclear option” and would either allow up-or-down votes on seven contentious nominees or at least find …
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CNN:
Sources: Reid, McCain engaged in secret weekend talks on ‘nuclear option’
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Is Harry Reid Bluffing About the Filibuster?
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Senate Control in 2014 Increasingly Looks Like a Tossup  —  This weekend's announcement by the former governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer, that he would not seek that state's Democratic nomination for Senate represents the latest in a series of favorable developments for Republicans as they seek control of the chamber.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
McDonalds Tells Workers To Budget By Getting A Second Job And Turning Off Their Heat  —  McDonalds has partnered with Visa to launch a website to help its low-wage workers making an average $8.25 an hour to budget.  But while the site is clearly meant to illustrate that McDonalds workers …
Discussion: The Impolitic
Justin George / Baltimore Sun:
Witness claims youths yelled ‘this is for Trayvon’ in beating  —  Police still investigating claim in beating of Hispanic man  —  Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, “This is for Trayvon.”
Katherine Rosenberg / Corpus Christi Caller-Times:
BREAKING NEWS: Nueces County sheriff confirms judge found dead at courthouse  —  CORPUS CHRISTI — State District Judge Tom Greenwell was found dead from a gunshot wound Monday night in his chambers, Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin confirmed.  —  Corpus Christi police …
Micheala Periera / CNN:
Teens chase kidnapping suspect on bikes, save 5-year-old girl  —  (CNN) — Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl — on their bicycles.  —  Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was playing in her front yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she vanished Thursday afternoon.
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Can History Be Restarted?  —  The Daniel Johnson article on “The Decline and Fall of the History Men” linked here in our picks section yesterday deserves additional reflection.  Johnson laments the fact that no one writes “big history” in the style of Gibbon, Macaulay, or (more recently) Trevor-Roper.
Amita Sharma / KPBS San Diego:
Ex-Fiancee Urges Filner To Submit Resignation  —  Says Sexually Explicit Messages To Other Women Led To Separation  —  The ex-fiancee of beleaguered San Diego Mayor Bob Filner says she ended her relationship with him because he became increasingly abusive toward her and began sending sexually …
Ariel Kaminer / New York Times:
Petraeus's Pay for Part-Time CUNY Job, Criticized at $200,000, Drops to $1  —  It was supposed to be a feather in the cap for the City University of New York's ambitious honors college.  Or perhaps a careful first step back into public life for a leader sidelined by scandal.
Los Angeles Times:
Zimmerman verdict: LAPD declares unlawful assembly  —  Protesters denounce George Zimmerman verdict along Crenshaw Boulevard.  (KTLA-TV Channel 5 / July 15, 2013)  —  Los Angeles police officers and protesters denouncing the George Zimmerman verdict were playing a cat-and-mouse game Monday night …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and msnbc.com
Politico:
Kirsten Gillibrand's slow climb to 51 votes  —  For weeks, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's staff has been keeping a large whiteboard whip chart to tally her uphill fight for a military sexual assault measure.  —  On Friday, her staff made a big change to the chart - and to Gillibrand's momentum …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
What Attorney General Eric Holder just said about the Zimmerman case - click to read and POST YOUR COMMENT  —  Sent to me by FNC colleague Jake Gibson:  —  There are the AG's remarks at today's Delta Sigma Theta sorority convention that will address Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman
 
 
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Rick Perry: Back for more in 2016?  —  AUSTIN — As he exited …
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
And they're off: 2016 has already started
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
California Supreme Court Denies Request For Immediate Halt To Same-Sex Couples' Marriages
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Virginians sour on McDonnell
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