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5:25 PM ET, June 25, 2011


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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Four Ways Justice David Prosser Can Be Removed From Office  —  Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser  —  Earlier today, news broke that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck during argument in her chambers last week.
Discussion: Althouse, The Nation and Gawker
New York Times:
Gay Marriage Approved by N.Y. Senate  —  ALBANY — Lawmakers voted late Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state where gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed, and giving the national gay-rights movement new momentum from the state where it was born.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The arc of history bends towards justice in N.Y.  —  Six down, 44 to go. … The final vote was 33 to 29.  New York joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the District of Columbia as the only places in the U.S. where same-sex couples can get legally married.
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Behind N.Y. Gay Marriage, an Unlikely Mix of Forces
Discussion: Weigel, New York Magazine and The Wire
Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
Gay Marriage Voted In
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
New York legalizes same-sex marriage in win for gay rights advocates
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and AMERICAblog Gay
New York governor signs same-sex marriage bill into law
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Mary Snow / CNN:   New York legislators approve same-sex marriage
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
How Did the Empire State Building ‘Go Rainbow’ So Quickly?  —  Less than an hour after the New York legislature passed a marriage equality bill 33 to 29 during a late session on Friday, Twitter started filling up with messages about how the Empire State Building had “gone rainbow.”
Dianeclohesy / Victory Film Group:
GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN TO ATTEND PREMIERE OF THE UNDEFEATED AT PELLA OPERA HOUSE IN PELLA, IOWA  —  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 25, 2011)- Victory Film Group and ARC Entertainment announced today that Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd will attend the premiere …
Kevinliptak / CNN:
TRENDING: Palin to Iowa for movie debut
Discussion: The Note
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The Surprising Road To Equality  —  I grew up in the Village in New York, so to me LGBT equality has always been a given, including on the marriage issue as it arose in the 1990s.  But if you asked me ten years ago, I would have been very surprised at the direction the road to equality has taken.
Discussion: Eschaton
Wall Street Journal:
The Facts About Fracking  —  The real risks of the shale gas revolution, and how to manage them.  —  The U.S. is in the midst of an energy revolution, and we don't mean solar panels or wind turbines.  A new gusher of natural gas from shale has the potential to transform U.S. energy production …
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Michelle Obama: “Fortunately, We Have Help From The Media”  —  In an interview with CNN, First Lady Michelle Obama thanks the media for their “support” and “kindness.”  CNN reporter: “How's the family ready for this [the election]?  It's going to be quite vicious, isn't it?  How do you prepare for that?”
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Obama: 'We can't simply cut our way to prosperity'  —  Spurring the economy will take investments, as well as spending cuts, President Obama said Saturday his weekly address.  —  “We can't simply cut our way to prosperity,” Obama said.  “We need to do what's necessary to grow our economy …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Congress v. the President on war powers … Would this be an example of a President misleading the nation into an (illegal) war?  Or did the goal of the war radically change oh-so-unexpectedly a mere few weeks after it began?  Everyone can make up their own mind about which is more likely.
Tom Morgan / Sydney Morning Herald:
Violence erupts as U2 rocks Glastonbury  —  U2 and its frontman Bono, known for their global poverty-fighting efforts, were accused of dodging taxes in Ireland by activists who crashed their performance at England's Glastonbury festival.  —  The anti-capitalist group Art Uncut inflated …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Pelosi demands a seat at the table in final talks on the debt-ceiling
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Outcry in America as pregnant women who lose babies face murder charges
Discussion: Truthdig
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Legislature Approves Bloomberg Plan to Allow Street Hails of Livery Cabs
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Closes $50M at a $600M Valuation
Discussion: AllThingsD
New York Times:
A Sense of Euphoria Settles on the West Village
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Boing Boing
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Speechworld vs. Realworld
Report: Bushehr experts killed in Russian plane crash
The Huffington Post:
Myths Of The Criminal Justice System: Part 3
Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
Queen of the Tea Party
Jordan Howard / The Huffington Post:
Bachmann Takes Swipe At Romney On Abortion
G-A-Y / Good As You:
Photo: Stonewall. Right now. 42 years later.
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation and Crooks and Liars
Indianapolis Star:
Judge stays abortion law that defunded Planned Parenthood