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11:20 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%
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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  —  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
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Issa To Obama: Deport Dreamers
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Conservatives: Hobby Lobby Shut Down Your ‘Consequence Free Sex’
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Rush Limbaugh
Damon Linker / The Week:
The Hobby Lobby decision is one more sign of the religious right's decline
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Alexis Levinson / Roll Call:
Thad Cochran Conference Call Descends Into Chaos
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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: msnbc.com, NewsBusters and 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 …
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?
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:
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James Ball / Guardian:
EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google
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 …
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
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
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.
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
Dion Nissenbaum / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Gives New Contract To Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker Edward Snowden  —  Government Awards $190 Million Job to Company Accused of Fraud  —  WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $190 million contract to the company accused of methodically defrauding the government …
Discussion: Mediaite and Hot Air
 
 
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Hillary Gaffes in London: Gets UK Political Parties Wrong
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Where Are Libertarians When You Need Them?  —  Every major strand …
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Lisa Selin Davis / New York Times:
I Couldn't Turn My Abortion Into Art
Discussion: Althouse
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Uniguest Needs a Better Explanation for Why Conservative Sites Are Being Blocked
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and NOLA River
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Rand Paul to visit Iowa in August; fried Twinkies ahead?
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’
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Reuters:
US Teen Allegedly Falls in Love Online, Tries to Join ISIS Fighters in Syria
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EXCLUSIVE—LEADER OF MURRIETA PROTESTS: ‘REPATRIATE THE ALIENS’
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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Lawmaker fuming after HHS immigrant facility denies him entry
Zach Baron / GQ Magazine Online:
Cliven Bundy's War: Inside the Rancher's Independent Sovereign Republic
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
Sarah Smith / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: Soccer ‘enjoyable’
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