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12:05 PM ET, July 3, 2014

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Ylan Q. Mui / Washington Post:
More Americans are stuck in part-time work  —  In the new landscape of the American labor market, jobs are easier to come by but hours remain in short supply.  —  New government data slated for release Thursday is expected to show the economy added more than 200,000 jobs for the fifth straight month …
Discussion: ON LABOR
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Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
U.S. jobs data seen reinforcing strong growth outlook
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
U.S. Economy Added 288,000 Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate at 6.1%
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Adds 288,000 Jobs; Unemployment Falls to 6.1%
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Conservatives: Hobby Lobby Shut Down Your ‘Consequence Free Sex’  —  In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, conservatives couldn't resist making a ruling officially about religious liberty into how women will no longer be able to freely have sex on the government's dime.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Rush Limbaugh
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Damon Linker / The Week:
The Hobby Lobby decision is one more sign of the religious right's decline
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Hobby Lobby Is Already Creating New Religious Demands on Obama
Discussion: Liberaland, The Dish and Shakesville
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
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Obama paying the price for insisting he's right  —  The joke about the obsessively doting mother comes to mind.  —  Watching her son parade with rows of fellow troops, she notices he is on his left foot when they are all on the right.  —  “Why are they out of step?” she asks.  —  So it is with Barack Obama.
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama's annoyance with Congress boils over
Discussion: RedState
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 …
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.
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?
Staci Zaretsky / Above the Law:
Much Maligned Law School Cuts First-Year Class, Announces Layoffs  —  If you've managed to jump onto the speeding “now is a great time to apply to law school” train, then you might want to fling yourself onto the tracks, because that thing is about to derail.
Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Obama Admin Debates Whether Assad Really Must Go  —  Now that the U.S. government and the Syrian regime are both fighting ISIS in Iraq, the faltering U.S. drive to topple Assad is in even more peril.  —  There's a battle raging inside the Obama administration about whether the United States ought …
Discussion: Hot Air
CNN:
Showdown: California town turns away buses of detained immigrants  —  (CNN) — The national controversy over a surge of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the U.S. border established a new battleground this week in a Southern California small town where angry crowds thwarted detained migrants from entering their community.
Discussion: alicublog and Truth Revolt
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Michelle Moons / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE—LEADER OF MURRIETA PROTESTS: ‘REPATRIATE THE ALIENS’
Discussion: Liberaland and Vox Popoli
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.
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 …
Erwin Chemerinsky / The Hill:
Ted Cruz should be ashamed  —  Reasonable people can disagree on whether it would be good to amend the Constitution to overcome the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, but Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) false claims about the proposed amendment have no place in an informed debate.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Barack the Bear  —  The president is growing hostile to being held hostage — both by the very insular nature of the presidency itself, and by the more stultifying intransigence of Congress.  —  During a walk a few weeks ago from the White House to the Interior Department, the president proclaimed, “The bear is loose.”
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:
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, 10:46 AM  —  Jobs Numbers Raise Questions About Fall in G.D.P.
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
 
 
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Hillary Gaffes in London: Gets UK Political Parties Wrong
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Dion Nissenbaum / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Gives New Contract To Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker Edward Snowden
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Where Are Libertarians When You Need Them?  —  Every major strand …
Discussion: VodkaPundit
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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Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Most disapprove of Iraq handling
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Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Rand Paul to visit Iowa in August; fried Twinkies ahead?
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Keith Bradford Hennessey / Keith Hennessey:
Kill export subsidies. Kill the Ex-Im Bank.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
WH: No change to immigrant surge strategy ‘at this point’
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Reuters:
US Teen Allegedly Falls in Love Online, Tries to Join ISIS Fighters in Syria
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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Lawmaker fuming after HHS immigrant facility denies him entry
Sarah Smith / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: Soccer ‘enjoyable’
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