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10:50 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.
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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  —  The Supreme Court has entered the final days of the term, when the court typically announces its most hotly debated and consequential decisions.  Those rulings can overshadow broader trends.
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.
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  —  Appeals Court Ordered Memo's Disclosure  —  NEW YORK - In response to a court order in consolidated Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and The New York Times …
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
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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Theodore Schleifer / New York Times:
Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel Make Closing Arguments
Discussion: Hot Air, RedState and Washington Post
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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Nima Elbagir / CNN:
Christian woman freed after death sentence in Sudan
Discussion: The Week
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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Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Video: IRS Head Waited 2 Months to Tell Congress, FBI About Lost Emails  —  Republican congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio excoriated the Internal Revenue Service commissioner Monday night in a House hearing looking into the agency's malfeasance regarding conservative non-profit groups.
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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
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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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
Andrew Hasbun / FOX 10 News:
MCSO launches investigation into Gilbert dog deaths  —  As the owners of 20 dogs wait for answers as to why their pets died at a Gilbert boarding service, Fox 10 News has learned that the son and daughter-in-law of US Senator Jeff Flake were tasked with caring for the dogs while the boarding house's owners were out of town.
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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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.
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) …
Jonathan Chait Follow / New York Magazine:
Republicans Finally Admit Why They Really Hate Obamacare  —  You'll never guess what it is.  —  Conservatives spent years predicting Obamacare would collapse in all manner of gloomy scenarios.  But those predictions all occurred in the run-up to the law coming on-line, on the basis of sketchy, preliminary data or pure conjecture.
 
 
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Obama to Award Medal of Honor to New Hampshire Man
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Shaila Dewan / New York Times:
A Job Seeker's Desperate Choice
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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
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The jihadist schoolboy dubbed ‘Osama Bin Bieber’: Teenager from Coventry 'fighting alongside …
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
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Roger Clegg / National Review:
We Just Don't Need Section 5 Anymore
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