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3:50 PM ET, June 23, 2014

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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 …
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Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
COCHRAN CAMPAIGN STAFFER ARRESTED FOR STEALING CAMPAIGN SIGNS  —  BILOXI, Mississippi — A staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) re-election campaign was fired after he was arrested and accused by police of stealing campaign signs for Cochran's primary opponent, state senator Chris McDaniel.
New York Times:
Conservatives Plan to Use Poll Watchers in Mississippi  —  WASHINGTON — As Senator Thad Cochran, the veteran Republican, fights for his political life in Mississippi by taking the unexpected step of courting black Democrats, conservative organizations working to defeat him are planning …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   Dems Ain't Happy Either
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
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Says ISIS Threat Could Hasten Military Action
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: New York Times and BarbWire.com
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Jedediah Purdy / The Daily Beast:
God Save the United States From This Anti-Democratic Court  —  Operating on elitism and mystique, America's highest court is increasingly a threat to our ideal of self-government—leading to an important debate about how to fix it.  —  Should a self-respecting democracy have a Supreme Court like ours …
Discussion: Althouse and Booman Tribune
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
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
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,” …
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.
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
Here's When It's Legal To Kill An American Citizen With A Drone  —  The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has released a secret Obama administration memorandum detailing the legal justification for a 2011 drone strike in Yemen that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida leader born in the U.S.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Mediaite
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Mark Hosenball / Reuters:   Court releases memo of U.S. justifying drone attacks on citizens
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
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
Sam Webb / Daily Mail:
The jihadist schoolboy dubbed ‘Osama Bin Bieber’: Teenager from Coventry ‘fighting alongside ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria’  —  A British teenager has joined the fanatical band of Islamic terrorists rampaging across Syria and Iraq and killing thousands, it has been reported.
Barack Obama / The Huffington Post:
Family-Friendly Workplace Policies Are Not Frills — They're Basic Needs  —  As President, my top priority is rebuilding an economy where everybody who works hard has the chance to get ahead.  —  That's the subject of the first White House Summit on Working Families, which is taking place today.
Roger Clegg / National Review:
We Just Don't Need Section 5 Anymore  —  The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Wednesday about legislation to negate the Supreme Court's decision a year ago in Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down the coverage formula for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965.
 
 
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Rick Perlstein / Salon:
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Obama Flips on Immunity for U.S. Troops in Iraq
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