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4:25 PM ET, July 2, 2014

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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Hobby Lobby Is Already Creating New Religious Demands on Obama  —  This week, in the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court ruled that a religious employer could not be required to provide employees with certain types of contraception.  That decision is beginning to reverberate …
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Paul Horwitz / New York Times:
Hobby Lobby Is Only the Beginning  —  TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — THE United States Constitution speaks of the Supreme Court's jurisdiction over “cases” and “controversies.”  But when social controversies do come before the court, its powers are limited.  In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores …
ThinkProgress:
The Most Partisan Supreme Court Justice Of All  —  In mid-November of 2012, hundreds of tuxedo-clad Republican lawyers gathered at a hotel ballroom in Washington, DC.  They were a mix of heads hung in dejection and chests puffed out in compensatory bluster.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order  —  The day after the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, a group of religious leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he exempt them from a forthcoming executive order that would prohibit federal contractors …
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
The Last Time the Supreme Court Meddled in Women's Health, It Was a Big Setback for the GOP  —  By ruling that family-owned businesses can deny contraceptive coverage to their employees, the Supreme Court handed a victory to a handful of businesses whose owners equate contraception with abortion.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Floodgates  —  A lot of us gabbers suggested yesterday …
Discussion: Eschaton
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Exclusive: A Liberal Organization's Post-Hobby Lobby Battle Plan
Discussion: National Review
Emily Rudisill / A Bullseye View:
Target Addresses Firearms in Stores  —  Every day at Target, in everything we do, we ask ourselves what is right for our guests?  We make all of our decisions with that question in mind.  Questions have circulated in recent weeks around Target's policy on the “open carry” of firearms in its stores.
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Two Guys With Guns Have Showdown On First Day Of Georgia's New ‘Guns Everywhere’ Law  —  A “misunderstanding” between two armed men in a Georgia convenience store led to an arrest on the very day that the state's new expansive gun rights law went into effect, according to The Valdosta Daily Times.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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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 …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: No regrets on waiting for GOP
Discussion: CNN and Booman Tribune
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Immigration advocates to Obama: Go big
Discussion: neo-neocon and New York Times
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Sarah Smith / Politico:
‘House of Cards’ United Nations request denied
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Poll: Obama worst president since WWII  —  A plurality of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, a new poll says.  —  According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst since 1945.
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Reason:
Selling Obamacare  —  The weird, misleading propaganda behind the federal health care law  —  Mark Hemingway from the August/September 2014 issue  —  It might seem odd that Joanna Coles, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, was invited to the White House for lunch.
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Juan Williams / The Hill:
GOP has lost O-Care fight
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Charles Murray / Salon:
Charles Murray's new disgrace: “Bell Curve” author has a “liberal” obsession  —  But here's what's really behind the disingenuous game  —  There was a time in the not so distant past when the “L” word ("liberal") was so toxic that only the most die-hard, Birkenstock-shod, soy latte swillers would even dare to identify as such.
Justin Huggler / Telegraph:
Nazi ‘perfect Aryan’ poster child was Jewish  —  Hessy Taft's baby photograph was selected by Nazi party as the ideal Aryan infant, but Joseph Goebbels' propaganda machine never discovered that she was in fact Jewish  —  When Hessy Taft was six months old, she was a poster child for the Nazis.
Daniel K. Eisenbud / Jerusalem Post:
Hundreds of Arabs riot across Jerusalem after Palestinian teen found murdered  —  Arab rioters believe boy killed by Israelis as revenge for 3 Israeli teens; police clarify motive for crime has yet to be determined.  —  Hundreds of Arabs took to the streets in the capital on Wednesday …
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Fox News:
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.
KUSA-TV:
Armed waitresses on menu in Rifle restaurant  —  Armed waitresses on menu in Rifle restaurant.  9NEWS at 6 p.m., 7/1/14.  —  CONNECT  —  RIFLE, Colo. — At Shooters Grill, you can decide whether your freshly made cherry pie comes with ice cream, but you have no choice on who delivers it: An armed waitress.
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
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thegazette.com:
Clinton, candidates: Come to Iowa
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and BuzzFeed
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 …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:   More on the IRS's Illegal Destruction of Evidence
 
 
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Hot New Idea: Doctors Should Be Trained to Determine Who is “Fit” to Carry a Gun
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rand Paul rebukes White House in pro-Israel column
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Layoffs at Wall Street Journal as Part of Newsroom Re-evaluation
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Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Rick Perry to Obama: Come to the border
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Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
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