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9:40 PM ET, June 23, 2014

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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Uphold Emission Limits On Big Industry  —  WASHINGTON — In a big win for environmentalists, the Supreme Court on Monday effectively endorsed the Obama administration's efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from sources like power plants, even as it criticized what it called the administration's overreaching.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, The Verge and Hullabaloo
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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
New York Times:
Which Supreme Court Justices Vote Together Most and Least Often
Discussion: Washington Post
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
Supreme Court Hampers EPA on Greenhouse Gases But It Could Have Been Worse
Associated Press:
Supreme Court limits EPA global warming rules
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Leslie Larson / NY Daily News:
Chelsea Clinton: I tried to care about money but couldn't  —  The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-secretary of state Hillary Clinton explained in a recent interview why she left lucrative professions and opted for working with her family's philanthropic foundation.
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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.
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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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
McDaniel Campaign Attacks Sen. Cochran's Daughter With '#Who'sYaDaddy' Meme  —  Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R-MS) campaign started a #Who'sYaDaddy meme to attack Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) by using a partial quote from his daughter.  —  “Thad Cochran's daughter has some ‘damaging’ words …
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
COCHRAN CAMPAIGN STAFFER ARRESTED FOR STEALING CAMPAIGN SIGNS
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.
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Skip Navigation / ACLU:
U.S. Releases Targeted Killing Memo in Response to Long-Running ACLU Lawsuit
Discussion: Firedoglake, Hit & Run and TalkLeft
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
Here's When It's Legal To Kill An American Citizen With A Drone
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Free Beacon's ‘Hillary Files’ under scrutiny  —  A Republican opposition researcher who obtained Hillary Clinton-related documents from the University of Arkansas and provided them to the Washington Free Beacon signed an agreement stating that those documents would not be published without permission …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Betsy's Page
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Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Conservative Website Relied On Republican Opposition Researcher For Clinton Stories  —  The Center for American Freedom is free of the traditional lines between politics and journalism.  Reinschmiedt helped with paperwork, research assistance.  —  Eric Gay / AP Photo
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 …
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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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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
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.
CNN:
VA deaths covered up to make statistics look better, whistle-blower says  —  (CNN) — Records of dead veterans were changed or physically altered, some even in recent weeks, to hide how many people died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital, a whistle-blower told CNN in stunning revelations …
Jade Walker / The Huffington Post:
Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced By Egyptian Court To At Least 7 Years In Prison  —  CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges in a verdict Monday that stunned their families …
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Walter Russell Mead:
The Jihadi Menace Gets Real  —  A group more radical than al-Qaeda, better organized, better financed, commanding the loyalty of thousands of dedicated fanatics including many with Western and even U.S. passports?  And this group now controls some of the most strategic territory at the heart of the Middle East?
Discussion: Power Line and The Dish
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) …
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
Georgia GOP candidate Jody Hice: Muslims not protected by the First Amendment  —  A Republican candidate seeking to represent Georgia's 10th U.S. House district believes that the First Amendment's guarantee of religious liberty does not apply to followers of Islam.
Washington Free Beacon:
Opening Day Loss  —  New White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest received quite a bit of backlash for playing coy during the White House Press Briefing Monday afternoon.  Following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Jay Carney, Earnest dodged a question and was quickly reprimanded for it.
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
The walls erected by traditional media  —  This was a morning of ironies.  At 9:30 a.m., six members of the blog staff were live-blogging the Supreme Court's orders, followed by opinions at 10 a.m. There were 10,000 readers.  The Standing Committee of Correspondents chose that time to release …
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
 
 
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