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8:15 AM ET, July 3, 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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Steve Coll / News Desk:
When the Taliban Meets Hobby Lobby
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Floodgates  —  A lot of us gabbers suggested yesterday …
Discussion: Eschaton
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Liberals' Hobby Lobby Doublethink
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
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Alexis Levinson / Roll Call:
Thad Cochran Conference Call Descends Into Chaos  —  Thad Cochran, above, won the GOP runoff for Senate.  (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)  —  A conference call held by Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign quickly devolved into chaos and ended Wednesday after one of the participants repeatedly asked racially charged questions.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Sam R. Hall / The Clarion-Ledger:
Cochran presser: Most entertaining conference call ever  —  A conference call set up by the campaign for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran devolved into a shouting match and then ended, after which time supporters of GOP primary challenger Chris McDaniel chatted for a bit.
Nicholas P. Fandos / Politico:
Thad Cochran press call crashed by taunter
Discussion: CNN
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Lawmaker fuming after HHS immigrant facility denies him entry  —  Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) issued a scathing press release Wednesday after he was denied access to a facility in his state housing more than 1,000 children who crossed the border illegally.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Congressman Jim Bridenstine:
Congressman Bridenstine Denied Access to UAC Housing at Ft. Sill  —  Washington, DC, July 2, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Congressman Bridenstine said, “There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held.
Danny Vinik / The New Republic:
Don't Put Much Stock in That Poll Calling Obama the Worst President  —  Bush was the “worst,” too  —  There's a new Quinnipiac poll shooting around the Internet this morning that has a shocking headline: Americans think Barack Obama is the worst modern-day president.
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Marketplace.org:
Obama: Middle-class issues drive my agenda  —  Marketplace host and senior editor Kai Ryssdal sat down for an Oval Office interview with President Barack Obama on July 2, 2014.  —  Kai Ryssdal: Mr. President, good to have you with us.  —  President Barack Obama: Great to be here.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
WH: No change to immigrant surge strategy ‘at this point’  —  The White House is not planning to reassess its strategy for handling thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the border amid mass protests.  —  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he had not spoken …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Michelle Moons / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE—LEADER OF MURRIETA PROTESTS: ‘REPATRIATE THE ALIENS’  —  Busloads full of illegal aliens, many of them children, from overcrowded detention facilities in Texas were flown into San Diego Tuesday morning before being driven north to Murrieta for processing, but plans changed …
Discussion: Liberaland and Vox Popoli
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Detroit Free Press:
Point-blank shooting of Inkster toddler violated ‘the code of the streets’  —  In the hard-bitten city of Inkster, a little girl's killing appears to have crossed a line.  —  The triple shooting Tuesday night that ended the life of 2-year-old Kamiya French and left two of her relatives wounded violated the …
Denver Post:
DEMOCRATS DECRY BEAUPREZ'S “47 PERCENT” COMMENTS RECORDED ON VIDEO  —  On Wednesday, as Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez toured Colorado to “build unity,” a video surfaced that Democrats say shows his divisiveness.  —  The video shows Beauprez in a speech to the Denver Rotary Club …
Discussion: KDVR.com and Talking Points Memo
Max Fisher / Vox:
How Israel is punishing ordinary Palestinians for three murdered Israeli students  —  Twenty days after three Israeli high school students were kidnapped in the West Bank merely for being there, two days after they were found murdered in an apparent execution by Hamas members …
Reuters:
US Teen Allegedly Falls in Love Online, Tries to Join ISIS Fighters in Syria … A suburban Denver teen fell in love with an ISIS fighter online, then was arrested at an airport after vowing to aid his cause in Syria, federal authorities said.  —  Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, of Arvada …
Discussion: ABC News and Mediaite
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Issa To Obama: Deport Dreamers  —  House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is calling on President Barack Obama to deport more young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers.  —  Issa and 32 House Republican colleagues sent a letter to the president …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama's annoyance with Congress boils over  —  President Obama's displeasure with gridlock in Washington — and with the Republicans he blames for it — has been rising for months.  This week it has boiled over.  —  From the Rose Garden to the Cabinet Room to near Key Bridge in Georgetown …
Keith Bradford Hennessey / Keith Hennessey:
Kill export subsidies.  Kill the Ex-Im Bank.  —  Imagine the Chinese government decides to help the people of Kenya.  To do this the Chinese government buys 5,000 wheeled loaders and excavators from Liugong Machinery and gives them for free to the Kenyan government, Kenyan construction firms …
Discussion: Capitol Report and National Review
Robert Peston / BBC:
Why has Google cast me into oblivion?  —  This morning the BBC received the following notification from Google:  —  Notice of removal from Google Search: we regret to inform you that we are no longer able to show the following pages from your website in response to certain searches on European versions of Google:
 
 
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Todd S. Purdum / Politico:
Why the Civil Rights Act couldn't pass today
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Skschust / CBS New York:
Police Looking For Possible Witnesses In Shooting Death Of Newark Teen
Rasmussen Reports:
49% Favor Religious Exemption from Contraceptive Mandate, 39% Oppose
Zach Baron / GQ Magazine Online:
Cliven Bundy's War: Inside the Rancher's Independent Sovereign Republic
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Republican: ‘No problem’ for path to legal status
Sarah Smith / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: Soccer ‘enjoyable’
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and Hot Air
Pastor Scott / Scott Lively Ministries:
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Burger King sells gay pride Whopper
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
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Washington Post:
At time of austerity, 8 universities spent top dollar on Hillary Rodham Clinton speeches
Discussion: National Review and Viking Pundit
Reason:
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