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4:45 PM ET, June 23, 2014

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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Dems Ain't Happy Either  —  In addition to the rank and toxic politics of ‘vote fraud’ bamboozlement and voter suppression of African-American votes from the likes of J Christian Adams and crew (remember, this was actually what was at the heart of the US Attorney firing scandal) …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Ben Terris / Washington Post:
In Mississippi, Jenny Beth Martin and Tea Party Patriots try to prove their worth  —  Never mind that it's 92 degrees and nearing the end of the day: Jenny Beth Martin has started jogging between houses.  —  “I've gotta get my steps,” she calls back to the rented Suburban with the Florida license plates …
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
COCHRAN CAMPAIGN STAFFER ARRESTED FOR STEALING CAMPAIGN SIGNS
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and RedState
Theodore Schleifer / New York Times:
Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel Make Closing Arguments
Discussion: RedState
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court: EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions, with some limits  —  The Supreme Court on Monday mostly validated the Environmental Protection Agency's plans to regulate power plant and factory emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, while imposing some limits on the agency's reach.
Discussion: BarbWire.com
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Jedediah Purdy / The Daily Beast:
God Save the United States From This Anti-Democratic Court
Discussion: Althouse and Booman Tribune
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices, With Limits, Let E.P.A. Curb Power-Plant Gases
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Verge
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Inside the vast liberal conspiracy  —  Picture this: millionaires and billionaires gathering under tight security in fancy hotels with powerful politicians and operatives to plot how their network of secret-money groups can engineer a permanent realignment of American politics.  —  Only, it's not the Koch brothers.
Washington Post:
Iraqi military facing ‘psychological collapse’ after losses, desertions  —  Iraqis prepare to fight militants  —  After militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took Mosul and other Iraqi cities, the government issued a call for volunteers to join the army.  Many Iraqis answered.
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Dexter Filkins / New Yorker:
CHOICES AT THE TOP  —  President Obama won the White House …
Discussion: Fox News
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Court releases memo of U.S. justifying drone attacks on citizens  —  (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday released a redacted version of the U.S. Justice Department's memorandum of justification for a 2011 drone attack that killed Anwar al Awlaki, an American-born Islamist preacher suspected of having ties to al Qaeda.
Discussion: Shakesville
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Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
Here's When It's Legal To Kill An American Citizen With A Drone
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Danielle Sacks / Telegraph:
Chelsea Clinton interview: ‘I will always work harder than anyone’  —  It was almost inevitable that Bill and Hillary's daughter would join the Clinton machine - try as she might to resist.  But can she ever emerge from their shadows?  —  Once upon a time, Chelsea Clinton was a little girl from Arkansas.
Fox News:
Sudanese mom sentenced to die for Christian faith is freed  —  Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani married in a formal church ceremony in 2011.  —  Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who gave birth in a Khartoum prison after being sentenced to death in May for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity …
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Philip Oltermann / Guardian:
US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany  —  More than 20 firefighters free exchange student from the artwork Chacán-Pi (Making Love) by Fernando de la Jara in Tübingen  —  In the space of 24 hours last week, two spectacular rescue operations were carried out in southern Germany.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
Rick Perlstein / Salon:
Gun nuts are terrorizing America: The watershed moment everyone missed  —  From Cliven Bundy defeating the cops to “open carry” movement's menace, the left's timidity has spawned a nightmare  —  Here is a truth so fundamental that it should be self-evident: When legitimately constituted …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Conservatives and Climate Change  —  On Sunday Henry Paulson, the former Treasury secretary and a lifelong Republican, had an Op-Ed article about climate policy in The New York Times.  In the article, he declared that man-made climate change is “the challenge of our time,” …
CBS News:
Poll: Many Americans wary of U.S. role in Iraq  —  Shares -  —  NEW YORK — Fifty percent of Americans think the U.S. doesn't have a responsibility to do something about the recent violence in Iraq, while fewer - 42 percent — think the U.S. does, a CBS News/New York Times poll reveals.
Ferdous Al-Faruque / The Hill:
Send back troops to Iraq, Cheney says  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he wants U.S. troops back in Iraq to halt Sunni militants now conquering large parts of the country and support resistance fighters in Syria.  —  “When we're arguing over 300 advisors, when the request …
Discussion: IVN.us and The Dish
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
Susie Madrak / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Responsible Gun Owner Of The Day Was Showing Off His Gun When He Shot Himself In The Head  —  Remember when we used to play shoot 'em up, shoot 'em up, bang bang, baby?  —  No charges filed in North Carolina after two grown men were carelessly playing with guns.
Discussion: Liberaland
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Obama Flips on Immunity for U.S. Troops in Iraq  —  American forces could be prosecuted by Iraq's famously compromised courts as they defend Baghdad.  No wonder the Pentagon is so reluctant to send 'em.  —  President Obama pulled U.S. forces out of Iraq in 2011 because he couldn't get Iraq's parliament …
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
THE ABSOLUTIST … - ARCHIVE - WORLD CUP - DAILY COMMENT - AMY DAVIDSON - ANDY BOROWITZ - JOHN CASSIDY - MARIA KONNIKOVA - RICHARD BRODY - SHOP
Discussion: Mediaite and Business Insider
 
 
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Sara Shoener / New York Times:
Domestic Violence and Two-Parent Households
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg View:
George Will, the Redskins and the New Intolerance
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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
Counting Lies: How Obama Deepens Distrust in the Presidency
Sam Webb / Daily Mail:
The jihadist schoolboy dubbed ‘Osama Bin Bieber’: Teenager from Coventry 'fighting alongside …
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Bill Clinton Adds Voice to Wife's Support of Gay Rights
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Roger Clegg / National Review:
We Just Don't Need Section 5 Anymore
New York Times:
Vice Has Many Media Giants Salivating, but Its Terms Will Be Rich
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Michael J. Totten / Michael J. Totten's blog:
The Consequences of Syria  —  The Syrian civil war is no longer the Syrian civil war.
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
David Denney / Chism Strategies:
Newly Released MEMO: Final Track of the US Senate MS GOP Primary Runoff
Discussion: Firedoglake
Randy Krehbiel / Tulsa World:
Poll: Lankford holds narrow lead over Shannon
Abby W. Schachter / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Your bedroom instead of a dorm room
Discussion: Moe Lane
Michael Gartland / New York Post:
Rangel caught littering
 

 
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