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10:40 AM ET, July 3, 2014

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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
U.S. Economy Added 288,000 Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate at 6.1%  —  The economy accelerated in June, with employers adding 288,000 jobs, well above the rate of hiring recorded in the first five months of 2014 and another sign that growth is finally rebounding.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
U.S. jobs data seen reinforcing strong growth outlook  —  (Reuters) - U.S. employment growth jumped in June and the unemployment rate declined to near a six-year low of 6.1 percent, effectively dispelling fears about the economy's health and underscoring its momentum heading into the second half of 2014.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Adds 288,000 Jobs; Unemployment Falls to 6.1%  —  Unemployment Falls to 6.1% as Prior Months' Gains Revised Upward  —  WASHINGTON—U.S. employers added jobs at a robust clip in June, a sign of improving labor-market strength as the economic recovery heads into its sixth year.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Most disapprove of Iraq handling  —  A majority of American voters disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of the situation in Iraq, a new poll says.  —  According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, 55 percent of U.S. voters disapprove of the Obama administration's policies in Iraq …
Discussion: CNN
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Barack the Bear  —  The president is growing hostile …
Danny Vinik / The New Republic:
Don't Put Much Stock in That Poll Calling Obama the Worst President
Discussion: CBS News, NewsBusters and RedState
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.
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Alexis Levinson / Roll Call:
Thad Cochran Conference Call Descends Into Chaos
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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 …
Discussion: RedState
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Michael Goodwin / New York Post:   Obama paying the price for insisting he's right
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Issa To Obama: Deport Dreamers
Discussion: Hullabaloo
David A. Graham / The Atlantic Online:
The Two Events That Turned Putin Against the U.S.  —  Former ambassador Michael McFaul on what really motivated Russia to invade Ukraine  —  ASPEN, Colo.—One major divide in international relations, as well as in other social sciences, is between those who believe in structure and those who believe in agency.
Steve Coll / News Desk:
When the Taliban Meets Hobby Lobby  —  Tehrik-e-Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban, is a closely held, profit-making enterprise organized on religious principles.  One of its principles, announced as public policy in July, 2012, is that children should not be inoculated against polio, because the vaccines violate God's law.
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Hobby Lobby Is Already Creating New Religious Demands on Obama
Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
A Period Is Questioned in the Declaration of Independence  —  Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation's founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776.  —  Or almost exactly?
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 …
Lynn Vavreck / New York Times:
Pulse of the People: Why Polls Can Sometimes Get Things So Wrong  —  Why Polls Can Sometimes Get Things So Wrong  —  The science of polling is sound, but it's important to draw the right sample, and that can be a challenge.  —  THE JOBS REPORT |  JULY 3, 9:16 AM  —  Great Jobs Numbers, but Hold the Fireworks
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 …
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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James Ball / Guardian:
EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Jay Carney: ‘A Little Perspective Is Useful’  —  Now that you're leaving your job as White House press secretary, do you know which cable news network you're going to be a pundit for?  I haven't made any decisions about what combination of things I'm going to be doing.
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Experiments Had Few Limits  —  Data Science Lab Conducted Tests on Users With Little Oversight  —  Thousands of Facebook Inc. users received an unsettling message two years ago: They were being locked out of the social network because Facebook believed they were robots or using fake names.
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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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
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 …
 
 
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Lisa Selin Davis / New York Times:
I Couldn't Turn My Abortion Into Art
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Erick Erickson / RedState:
Uniguest Needs a Better Explanation for Why Conservative Sites Are Being Blocked
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Derek Willis / New York Times:
Assigning a Dollar Value to Being the Incumbent
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Rand Paul to visit Iowa in August; fried Twinkies ahead?
Laura Kusisto / Wall Street Journal:
Vice Media Moving to New Williamsburg Headquarters
Keith Bradford Hennessey / Keith Hennessey:
Kill export subsidies. Kill the Ex-Im Bank.
Discussion: Capitol Report and National Review
Justin Sink / The Hill:
WH: No change to immigrant surge strategy ‘at this point’
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Michelle Moons / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE—LEADER OF MURRIETA PROTESTS: ‘REPATRIATE THE ALIENS’
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Why the Civil Rights Act couldn't pass today
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Sarah Smith / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: Soccer ‘enjoyable’
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