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10:00 AM ET, July 3, 2014

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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
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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
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
U.S. Economy Added 288,000 Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate 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 …
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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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
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
Nicholas P. Fandos / Politico:
Thad Cochran press call crashed by taunter
Discussion: CNN
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.
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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Danny Vinik / The New Republic:
Don't Put Much Stock in That Poll Calling Obama the Worst President
Discussion: NewsBusters, RedState and Truth Revolt
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 …
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 …
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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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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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.
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 …
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Rand Paul to visit Iowa in August; fried Twinkies ahead?  —  As promised, Republican Rand Paul is returning to the presidential testing grounds of Iowa in August.  —  The first confirmed event of Paul's upcoming trip is to speak at a special meeting of the Westside Conservative Club at 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 6 …
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
 
 
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Derek Willis / New York Times:
Assigning a Dollar Value to Being the Incumbent
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’
Discussion: Liberaland and Vox Popoli
Todd S. Purdum / Politico:
Why the Civil Rights Act couldn't pass today
Discussion: Power Line and Outside the Beltway
Rasmussen Reports:
49% Favor Religious Exemption from Contraceptive Mandate, 39% Oppose
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Issa To Obama: Deport Dreamers
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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:
HBO's “Last Week Tonight” Attacks Pastor Lively
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Burger King sells gay pride Whopper
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