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Sandra Fluke / Washington Post:
The Hobby Lobby case is an attack on women
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sasha Volokh / Washington Post:
Is RFRA unconstitutional?  —  I basically agree with my co …
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Wider impact of Hobby Lobby ruling?
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
More on the IRS's Illegal Destruction of Evidence  —  Scott wrote earlier today about the motion that True the Vote is bringing against the IRS in the federal court in the District of Columbia.  The motion asks for expedited discovery with respect to the IRS's destruction of evidence relevant …
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Mark Tapscott / Washington Examiner:
Another federal judge tells IRS to explain itself on lost emails  —  IRS attorneys will be even busier than normal next week, because another federal judge has told them to show up in court July 11 to defend the federal tax agency.  —  They will have to explain to U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton …
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
NM police boot Fox's Jesse Watters from women's conference after ‘sexist’ comments  —  Fox News reporter Jesse Watters said on Monday that Albuquerque police had escorted him out of the 2014 National Organization for Women (NOW) conference after he made sexist comments and failed to obtain a press pass.
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Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest  —  A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Jawa Report
Dion Lefler / Wichita Eagle:
Sens. Moran, Roberts: Don't go back to Iraq now  —  Both Kansas senators said Monday they don't support sending U.S. troops back to Iraq to try to rein in Islamic militants, who have seized much of the country and have declared areas they control an independent caliphate.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Juan Williams / The Hill:
GOP has lost O-Care fight  —  Republicans bet the house that ObamaCare would be a disaster.  They lost.  —  After a four-year feast criticizing ObamaCare, Congressional Republicans are now left picking at the crumbs of minor complaints.  Their longstanding predictions of failure have come up empty.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Lauren / CBS Los Angeles:
Protesters Block First Wave Of Detained Immigrants In Murrieta  —  MURRIETA (CBSLA.com) — Dozens of protesters blocked the road Tuesday so buses full of undocumented immigrants couldn't make their way to a U.S. Border Patrol Station in Murrieta.  —  Approximately 140 people were flown …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Immigration advocates to Obama: Go big  —  House Democrats and other immigration reformers are calling on President Obama to go big when it comes to administrative changes in deportation policy.  —  For months, liberal reform advocates on and off Capitol Hill have urged Obama to tap …
Discussion: New York Times
Geoff Pender / The Clarion-Ledger:
Cochran campaign denies vote-buying reports  —  The U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran campaign is denying reports from a conservative blogger that it was trying to buy votes in Lauderdale County.  —  Blogger Charles C. Johnson of GotNews.com is reporting that Stevie Fielder says the Cochran campaign told …
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Male-female pay gap remains entrenched at White House  —  The White House has not narrowed the gap between the average pay of male and female employees since President Obama's first year in office, according to a Washington Post analysis of new salary data.  —  The average male White House …
Discussion: ABC News
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Privacy board backs NSA's foreign spying  —  A federal privacy watchdog is largely putting its support behind a major pillar of the National Security Agency's foreign snooping.  —  A draft version of a new Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) report released late Tuesday …
Discussion: Guardian and Politico
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
US: Libyan Militant Motivated by Extremism  —  In the days before the Benghazi attacks, the Libyan militant now in U.S. custody voiced concern and opposition to the presence of an American compound in Benghazi, the government said Tuesday in a court filing.  —  Ahmed Abu Khattala was motivated …
Discussion: Politico
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 …
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
UK data regulator probes Facebook over psychological experiment  —  A UK data regulator is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on users of the social network.  —  The Information Commissioner's Office …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Majority of U.S. Veterans Say Access to VA Care Difficult  —  Fifty-five percent say it is difficult to access care; 30% say it is easy  —  This article is part of a weeklong series analyzing the veteran experience in the United States, especially how returning veterans transition from the military to civilian life.
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Pentagon sends attack helicopters to Iraq  —  The United States has sent Apache attack helicopters to Iraq as part of the buildup in U.S. military personnel, the Pentagon said Tuesday.  —  Officials would not say how many of the armed helicopters have been sent to the country …
Discussion: ParaPundit
 
 
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