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5:15 PM ET, June 10, 2013

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Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
Code name ‘Verax’: Snowden, in exchanges with Post reporter, made clear he knew risks  —  He called me BRASSBANNER, a code name in the double-barreled style of the National Security Agency, where he worked in the signals intelligence directorate.  —  Verax was the name he chose for himself, “truth teller” in Latin.
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Barton Gellman, Glenn Greenwald feud over NSA leaker  —  The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald on Monday blasted investigative reporter Barton Gellman for making “false” claims about the man they shared as a source: Edward Snowden.  —  The public tiff between two journalists who have led …
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Edward Snowden: 10 things to know  —  Edward Snowden burst in public view when the 29-year-old identified himself as the source of leaks about the National Security Agency's surveillance of Americans.  Here are 10 things to know about Snowden.  —  1. Doesn't have a high school diploma.
Daniel Ellsberg / Guardian:
Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America |  Daniel Ellsberg  —  Snowden's whistleblowing gives us a chance to roll back what is tantamount to an ‘executive coup’ against the US constitution  —  In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak …
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
17,000 sign petition urging Obama to pardon NSA whistle-blower  —  More than 17,000 people have signed a petition urging President Obama to pardon the man who revealed details about two classified National Security Agency (NSA) programs.  —  The “Pardon Edward Snowden” …
New York Times:
Booz Allen Grew Rich on Government Contracts  —  WASHINGTON — Edward J. Snowden's employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, has become one of the largest and most profitable corporations in the United States almost exclusively by serving a single client: the government of the United States.
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Big Brother isn't watching you  —  Apparently the “chilling effect” of Justice Department leak investigations on communications between government officials and the press has not been so chilling after all.  —  It certainly did not deter former CIA employee and National Security Agency …
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Snowden Warned WashPost Reporter: U.S. Intel Community ‘Will Most Certainly Kill You...’  —  Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman writes about his interactions with Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old federal contractor who leaked details of the NSA's PRISM program to The Guardian and the Post:
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
James Clyburn: NSA Leaks Part Of Effort To “Embarrass” Obama
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Fox News analyst: ‘Bring back the death penalty’ for NSA leaker
Matt Schiavenza / The Atlantic Online:
Edward Snowden Shouldn't Have Gone to Hong Kong
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Donald Trump: Edward Snowden ‘a bad guy’
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Hill
Washington Post:
Edward Snowden says motive behind leaks was to expose ‘surveillance state’
The Atlantic Online:
Edward Snowden in Hong Kong
CBS News:
State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations  —  (CBS News) CBS News has uncovered documents that show the State Department may have covered up allegations of illegal and inappropriate behavior within their ranks.  —  The Diplomatic Security Service, or the DSS …
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Bfearnowcbs / CBS DC:
CBS News: U.S. State Department Cover-Ups Range From Prostitution Charges to Drug Rings
Suffolk University:
Suffolk University Poll: Democrat Markey Has 7-Point Lead Over Republican Gomez in Special General Election for U.S. Senate  —  Democratic Congressman Edward Markey holds a modest lead over Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez with just over two weeks to go before the special election …
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CNN:
Markey still up in Massachusetts Senate battle
Discussion: Politico
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Irrationality of Giving Up This Much Liberty to Fight Terror  —  When confronted by far deadlier threats, Americans are much less willing to cede freedom and privacy.  —  The image is still powerful, isn't it?  —  So are the anger, and the memories.  —  Most Americans don't just remember …
Discussion: The Dish and Prairie Weather
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
In 2001, Obama Predicted “Majoritarian Check” On Mass Surveillance In PATRIOT Act  —  “When we come to the wiretap provisions for example if those laws start encroaching too much on people's privacy the average person, me, Joe, everybody starts griping an complaining.”  —  View Video ›
Mercury News:
BART's top-paid worker of 2012 never worked a day  —  With a gross salary of more than $333,000, BART's highest-paid employee last year wasn't its general manager, police chief or a worker who racked up gobs of overtime scrubbing grime from filthy train seats.
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Hillary Clinton Favorability Slips Slightly  —  Unfavorable views up to 39%, from 31% in April  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hillary Clinton's favorability rating fell slightly in June to 58%, from 64% in April.  That is the first sub-60% rating Americans have given her since 2008.
The Week:
How Obama's scandals could swing the GOP primaries  —  And why this is terrible news for Marco Rubio — and good news for Chris Christie  —  I  —  n America, we don't just pick presidents for who they are.  We sometimes elect them because they're the opposite of the last guy.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  June 10, 2013 - Booker Leads In First Look At New Jersey Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Christie Buries Buono 2-1  —  Newark Mayor Cory Booker has substantial leads over relatively unknown Democratic primary and general election opponents in a first look …
 
 
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Reuters:
S&P revises U.S. credit outlook to ‘stable’ from negative
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Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Column: Mounting controversies are all about trust
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Carney defends Obama remarks on NSA briefings to Congress
Discussion: Politico
Tarini Parti / Politico:
New immigration fight: Assimilation
Discussion: Daily Kos, National Review, CNN and The Hill
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Decline Case on Graphic Abortion Images
Discussion: RH Reality Check
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Santa Monica Mass Shooter Planned To Kill Hundreds With Stockpile Of Guns And Ammo
Discussion: U.S. News and Los Angeles Times
Vivian Yee / New York Times:
Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor in Classroom
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MJ Lee / Reuters:
Brown-Vitter bill struggling for support in Congress
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Conservatives as Defenders of the Media
Simon Johnson / Bloomberg:
Next Debt-Ceiling Histrionics Could Do Real Harm
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Shrug