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10:25 PM ET, July 5, 2014

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George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Supreme Court reins in government bullies  —  Two 5 to 4 decisions this week, on the final decision day of the Supreme Court's term, dealt with issues that illustrate the legal consequences of political tactics by today's progressives.  One case demonstrated how progressivism's achievement …
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New York Times:
Obama Weighs Steps to Cover Contraception  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, reeling from back-to-back blows from the Supreme Court this week, is weighing options that would provide contraceptive coverage to thousands of women who are about to lose it or never had it because of their employers' religious objections.
Haaretz:
Beaten Palestinian youth is U.S. citizen, cousin of murdered kidnap victim  —  Video shows the boy being beaten by three policemen; U.S. State Department calls for a ‘credible investigation and full accountability for any excessive use of force.’  —  The Palestinian youth who was caught …
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CNN:
Palestinian teen burned alive, autopsy shows  —  Jerusalem (CNN) — Mohammed Abu Khedair, a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week, died from being burned alive and hit with a blunt object to the head, according to Palestinian General Prosecutor Mohammed al-Auwewy, sourcing the medical autopsy.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
For Obama, loss of the Senate could be freeing  —  The walls seem to be closing in on the Obama presidency.  —  Iraq and Syria are overrun with terrorists.  Violence is flaring in Ukraine and on Israel's borders.  A humanitarian crisis is developing on our own southern border …
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
With Democrats split on inequality issues, Obama shifts talk away from income gap  —  Discussion about lifting middle class is more politically palatable  —  After making fighting income inequality an early focus of his second term, President Obama has largely abandoned talk of the subject …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hullabaloo
Jordan Ellenberg / Wall Street Journal:
The Summer's Most Unread Book Is...  A simple index drawn from e-books shows which best sellers are going unread (we're looking at you, Piketty).  —  It's beach time, and you've probably already scanned a hundred lists of summer reads.  Sadly overlooked is that other crucial literary category …
Discussion: Althouse and Marginal REVOLUTION
Ben Rothenberg / New York Times:
Wimbledon 2014: Petra Kvitova Routs Eugenie Bouchard for Title  —  WIMBLEDON, England — Eugenie Bouchard arrived at Centre Court with cool confidence and a ruthless tennis game to match.  Bouchard, a 20-year-old Canadian, had captured the affection of her country and of the British tabloids …
CBS News:
VIDEO: Calif. officer beating woman on roadside  —  Shares -  —  LOS ANGELES — A cellphone video depicting a California Highway Patrol office punching a woman along the side of a freeway Tuesday evening has the agency investigating accusations of excessive force.
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Alan Carter / CBS Los Angeles:
CHP Answers Excessive Force Charge In Beating Of Woman On Side Of Freeway
Discussion: Mediaite
Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
Exclusive details: Bid for Obama Library on Lake Michigan shore  —  ARLINGTON, Va. — Among the rival locations in Chicago for the Obama library and museum, the most majestic one hugs the Lake Michigan shore on the Southeast Side with a stunning view of the Chicago skyline.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
John Harwood / New York Times:
Shut Out of White House, G.O.P. Looks to Democrats of 1992  —  WASHINGTON — It took 24 years for Democrats to end the last period of Republican presidential advantage, in which issues and the makeup of the Electoral College helped Republicans win five of six elections, and to start their own behind Bill Clinton.
Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
The Daily Show President: Obama's Edgy Humor  —  Obama's approval numbers may be not so great, but his funny bone is well-honed, and different from his predecessors'.  —  While President Obama's approval ratings may be in the tank, there's still one arena in which he's riding high …
 
 
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