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New York Times:
Limiting Rights: Imposing Religion on Workers  —  The Supreme Court's deeply dismaying decision on Monday in the Hobby Lobby case swept aside accepted principles of corporate law and religious liberty to grant owners of closely held, for-profit companies an unprecedented right to impose their religious views on employees.
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Emma Green / The Atlantic Online:
The Supreme Court Isn't Waging a War on Women in Hobby Lobby  —  Responses to the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby are a study in contradictions.  It's “a landmark victory for religious liberty” that gives bosses “license to harm their female employees in the name of religion.”
The Hill:
Obama weighs executive hammer  —  President Obama is weighing executive actions after the Supreme Court ruled against ObamaCare's contraception mandate.  —  The White House swiftly called on Congress to enact a legislative fix but realistically knows lawmakers aren't about to act.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Hobby Lobby Movie Already in the Works (Video)  —  Rick Santorum's EchoLight Studios plans to release a movie exploring the Supreme Court decision that was announced Monday.  —  EchoLight Studios, run by former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, said Monday it will release a movie Sep. 1 …
Patrick Brennan / National Review:
Hobby Lobby Actually Lavishes Contraception Coverage on Its Employees  —  The Left is foaming at the mouth over the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision this morning.  —  “This is going to turn the dial back,” Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz warned on MSNBC.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
In Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court uses a ‘fiction’
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Colin Campbell / Business Insider:
Chris Christie Doesn't Have An Opinion On Hobby Lobby: ‘Who Knows?’
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Supreme Court Breakfast Table
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:   Wider impact of Hobby Lobby ruling?
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg View:
What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Really Means
Elias Isquith / Salon:
John Roberts, abysmal failure: How his court was disgraced by corporations and theocrats
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Christie gives no opinion on Hobby Lobby case
Misstripleem / Twitchy:
‘Fu*k you:’ Left-wingers want to ‘burn down’ Hobby Lobby after SCOTUS win
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
What's Going With This Photo In Valerie Jarrett's Office?  —  An NBC package over the weekend shows an odd display.  —  “Our Cynthia McFadden was granted unique access and spent a day behind the scenes with Valerie Jarrett at the White House,” host David Gregory said introducing the segment.
Discussion: Althouse
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Jonathon M. Seidl / TheBlaze.com:
Wait Until You See the Picture Frame NBC's Cameras Found in Valerie Jarrett's Office  —  Editor's Note:  —  Be sure to read to the bottom to see Jarrett's explanation.  —  Don't blink or you might miss it.  —  Earlier this week during NBC's exclusive peek inside the world of Valerie Jarrett …
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
McDaniel's Bizarre Plan To Challenge The Senate Race In Mississippi  —  Supporters of Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) are hinting at a specific plan to cast doubt about the results of the primary runoff election in which he lost to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) …
Discussion: BarbWire.com, Fox News and RedState
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Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
DEMOCRAT PASTOR ACCUSES THAD COCHRAN CAMPAIGN OF VOTE-FOR-PAY SCHEME
Aaron Gardner / RedState:
BREAKING: New Allegations Point to Cochran Campaign in Mississippi Senate Vote Buying Scandal
Shane Goldmacher / NationalJournal.com:
Congress Quietly Deletes a Key Disclosure of Free Trips Lawmakers Take  —  House Ethics reverses decades of precedent as lobbyist-sponsored lawmaker travel expands.  —  It's going to be a little more difficult to ferret out which members of Congress are lavished with all-expenses-paid trips around …
Andrew Wolfson / Courier-Journal:
Gays have right to marry in Kentucky, judge rules  —  A federal judge today ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry in Kentucky.  —  “In America, even sincere and long-hold religious beliefs do not trump the constitutional rights of those who happen to have been out-voted,” …
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Officer's Conviction in Cannibalism Case Overturned  —  The 2013 conviction of a former New York City police officer in a plot to kidnap, torture, kill and eat women was overturned late Monday by a federal judge who said there was not sufficient evidence to support it.
Fox News:
Murdered Israeli teens mourned in joint funeral, as Israel launches strike against Hamas  —  Laid on stretchers and wrapped in blue and white Israeli flags, the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens found Monday are set to be laid to rest together in the central Israeli city of Modiin.
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Sarah Smith / Politico:
Megyn Kelly to Bill Ayers: Sounds like bin Laden  —  Fox News host Megyn Kelly had a heated interview with former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers about his past actions as part of the radical group.  —  “You sound like — with respect — Osama bin Laden,” Kelly said to Ayers …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Pew Research Center:
Americans show modest interest in Iraq news, less interest in World Cup  —  So far, the growing crisis in Iraq has not drawn strong interest from the American public.  As Sunni militants extend their control of large swaths of Iraq, 25% say they are paying very close attention to the growing violence and political instability in Iraq.
Eun Kyung Kim / Today:
Monica Lewinsky on Clinton scandal: ‘I was a virgin to humiliation’  —  Monica Lewinsky, the most famous White House intern in history, has stayed silent for 10 years, thanks to a sex scandal that rocked the nation.  —  Last month, Lewinsky wrote in a Vanity Fair essay that it was “time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.”
 
 
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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
The Fed Bubble?  —  Further to yesterday's note on …
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Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed:
What Happens When A Prep School's Black Student President Mocks Her White Male Classmates
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Associated Press:
European Court Upholds French Veil Ban
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Facebook Added ‘Research’ To User Agreement 4 Months After Emotion Manipulation Study
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court to rule on pregnancy law, church signs
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