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11:55 AM ET, June 28, 2014

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Colleen Jenkins / Reuters:
Chris McDaniel Challenges Mississippi Senate Primary Votes After Loss  —  The Tea Party-backed candidate who has refused to concede defeat to Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in Mississippi's primary runoff said his campaign has found more than 1,000 instances of ballots cast by people who were ineligible to vote.
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David Martosko / Daily Mail:
'The worst race-baiting ads I've ever seen': Radio ads in Mississippi senate race accused tea party candidate of Ku Klux Klan links and drove black Democrats to vote against him in a REPUBLICAN primary  — Radio ads exclusively obtained by MailOnline show how forces loyal to Sen. Thad Cochran used claims …
James Hohmann / Politico:
Chris McDaniel aide slams GOP over apparent suicide  —  State Sen. Chris McDaniel's policy director lashed out at the GOP establishment Friday over the apparent suicide of a supporter charged with felony conspiracy related to pictures taken of Sen. Thad Cochran's wife.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING: McDaniel Supporters Barred From Reviewing Voter Rolls in Nine Mississippi Counties
Discussion: Right Wing News
New York Times:
Taliban Mount Major Assault in Afghanistan  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — In one of the most significant coordinated assaults on the government in years, the Taliban have attacked police outposts and government facilities across several districts in northern Helmand Province …
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Facebook Conducted Psychological Experiments On Unknowing Users  —  The latest way that Facebook has been peeking into its users' personal lives may be the most surprising yet: Facebook researches have published a scientific paper that reveals the company has been conducting psychological experiments …
Jason Newman / Rolling Stone:
Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70  —  Veteran singer had numerous hits, yet suffered multiple health issues throughout seven-decade career  —  Bobby Womack, the legendary soul singer whose career spanned seven decades, died Friday at age 70.  A representative for Womack's label XL Recordings confirmed …
Discussion: NME, Guardian and Hit & Run
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Is The Times Ignoring a Scandal at the I.R.S.?  —  Has The Times been interested enough in the politically charged events involving the Internal Revenue Service?  —  Many readers don't think so.  One, Harry Koenig of Monroe Township, New Jersey, wrote to me this week with strong words of criticism.
Matt Drudge / WTOP.com:
Matt Drudge gives rare interview on WTOP Friday … WASHINGTON — More than the gridlock in Washington, political commentator Matt Drudge is concerned with immigration and the situation at America's border.  —  “I know there are big fights throughout the country,” he says.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
Caleb Howe / Truth Revolt:
Obama: Republicans Don't Do Anything But Call Me Names!  [VIDEO]  —  And also he's pretty sure they got a bigger piece of cake.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Eric Holthaus / Slate:
Is climate change destabilizing Iraq?  —  This winter was not a good one for farmers in the Fertile Crescent.  —  A punishing drought hit most of Syria and northern Iraq during what's normally the wettest time of the year.  In the mountains of eastern Turkey, which form the headwaters …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
What Happened to the Facebook Phone?  Not Very Much, It Seems  —  Facebook has long wanted to be a major part of how you use your smartphone.  Now, it looks as if the company has all but abandoned one of its major strategies to do so.  —  The company has disbanded the team …
Discussion: Engadget, Gigaom and The Verge
Mark Tower / MLive.com:
Saginaw Republican Party isn't for or against felon seeking state House seat on GOP ticket  —  Jordan Haskins speaks speaks against a LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance during the personal appearances section of the Saginaw City Council meeting, Monday, April 7, 2014.
Discussion: The Raw Story, Gawker and Mediaite
 
 
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Stewart and Colbert: Still funny, but pulling their punches against the president
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Ian Tuttle / National Review:
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David Smith / Guardian:
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Fareed Zakaria / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's truly hard choice: Change or continuity?
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