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Liz Kreutz / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Says She's Donated All University Speaking Fees  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Edmund Fusco Contemporary Issues Forum at the University of Connecticut, April 23, 2014, in Storrs, Conn.  —  Hillary Clinton continued to justify …
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Phoebe Greenwood / Guardian:
Edward Snowden should have right to legal defence in US, says Hillary Clinton
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Maggie Haberman / Politico:   What we've learned from Hillary Clinton's book tour
Tribune-Review / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Richard Scaife, conservative champion, newsman & philanthropist, dies  —  Tribune-Review owner and philanthropist Richard Mellon Scaife, whose vision and funding reinvigorated conservative politics in America, died Friday, July 4, in his home.  —  His death came just one day after his 82nd birthday.
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Richard Mellon Scaife, Influential U.S. Conservative, Dies at 82
Discussion: NewsBusters
Associated Press:   Conservative activist Richard Mellon Scaife dies at 82
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Different Kind of Patriotism  —  Today's Independence Day must-read is from political scientist Lynn Vavreck at The Upshot, about generational change in how Americans express affection for their country. … But when it comes to substance rather than symbols, the youngsters come across rather differently:
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Lynn Vavreck / New York Times:
A Survey Says: Younger Americans Are Less Patriotic. At Least, in Some Ways.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Callers Use C-SPAN Civil Rights Discussion To Complain About White Oppression (VIDEO)  —  When C-SPAN invited viewers on Thursday to offer their thoughts on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, a handful of individuals used the opportunity to lament white oppression.
Rachel Zarrell / BuzzFeed:
“Opie And Anthony” Host Fired After Racist Twitter Rant Calling Black People “Animals”  —  “She's lucky I was a white legal gun owner or she'd be dead.”  UPDATE: SiriusXM told BuzzFeed Cumia has been fired.  (NSFW language.)  —  SiriusXM DJ Anthony Cumia, co-host of long-running radio program …
Uri Friedman / The Atlantic Online:
What If America Had Lost the Revolutionary War?  —  The Fourth of July—a time we Americans set aside to celebrate our independence and mark the war we waged to achieve it, along with the battles that followed.  There was the War of 1812, the War of 1833, the First Ohio-Virginia War …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jedediah Purdy / Politico:
Time Bomb  —  238 years after its first birthday, America is in deep denial.  —  Because American politics is both divided and ineffective, it's easy to assume that divisiveness is the problem, and being nicer and more cooperative would make government work again.
Khaled Abu Toameh / Gatestone Institute:
ISIS Already in Gaza Strip … Despite denials by Hamas, there is growing evidence that the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS] — also known as “The Islamic State” — has begun operating in the Gaza Strip.  —  Palestinian Authority [PA] and Israeli security sources …
asunews.asu.edu:
ASU professor encourages students to defy body hair norms  —  To shave or not to shave?  —  That's the question confronting students in classes taught by Breanne Fahs, associate professor of women and gender studies in ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
Bill Scher / The Week:
How Obama's immigration push could hand the House to Democrats  —  Even if Republicans seize the Senate  —  A return to this?  —  Everyone assumes that Republicans will easily hold the House in November.  The dominant storyline among the chattering classes centers instead on the possibility …
Discussion: Roll Call, DownWithTyranny! and CNN
Robert Redford / The Huffington Post:
Addressing Climate Change Should Inspire Patriotism, Not Gridlock  —  Heading into the July 4th celebration of America's independence got me thinking about when it comes to huge challenges we've faced as a nation, we have a rich and storied history of aspirational spirit and belief in what we, together, can accomplish.
eng.kremlin.ru:
Congratulations to US President Barack Obama on Independence Day  —  Vladimir Putin congratulated President of the United States of America Barack Obama on national holiday - Independence Day.  —  In his message of congratulations, Mr Putin said that he hopes that ties between the two countries …
Discussion: Truth Revolt and Politico
 
 
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Ryan Lovelace / National Review:
Have the Feds Dumped the Phrase ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’?
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