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4:10 PM ET, June 10, 2013


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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Greenwald Says 'There's A Lot More Coming,' Argues NSA Revelations Don't Harm Security  —  The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald on Monday defended the 29-year-old who served as the source of one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history, arguing that the revelations of the National Security …
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.
Daniel Ellsberg / Guardian:
Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America  —  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 than Edward Snowden's release …
Tal Kopan / Politico:
10 things to know about Edward Snowden  —  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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Donald Trump: Edward Snowden ‘a bad guy’
Discussion: and The Hill
The Atlantic Online:
Edward Snowden in Hong Kong
Washington Post:
Edward Snowden says motive behind leaks was to expose ‘surveillance state’
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
17,000 sign petition urging Obama to pardon NSA whistle-blower
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
James Clyburn: NSA Leaks Part Of Effort To “Embarrass” Obama
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Snowden Warned WashPost Reporter: U.S. Intel Community ‘Will Most Certainly Kill You...’
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 …
Bfearnowcbs / CBS DC:
CBS News: U.S. State Department Cover-Ups Range From Prostitution Charges to Drug Rings
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
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 …
Jonathan Easley / Ballot Box:
Report: Rep. Pallone joins NJ Senate race
Discussion: Politico
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
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 ›
Washington Post:
Hundreds in government had advance word of Medicare action at heart of trading-spike probe  —  Hundreds of federal employees were given advance word of a Medicare decision worth billions of dollars to private insurers in the weeks before the official announcement, a period when trading in the shares of those firms spiked.
Simon Johnson / Bloomberg:
Next Debt-Ceiling Histrionics Could Do Real Harm  —  At this stage in the U.S. recovery, there isn't much that fiscal policy can do to accelerate growth.  Some argue that we need another tax cut, while others would prefer increased spending.  —  Neither is going to happen on a significant scale.
Discussion: The Week and Real Time Economics
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Vivian Yee / New York Times:
Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor in Classroom
MJ Lee / Reuters:
Brown-Vitter bill struggling for support in Congress
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Caren Bohan / Reuters:
Rand Paul Open To Immigration Bill, Says Changes Necessary
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Conservatives as Defenders of the Media
Amy Howe / SCOTUSblog:
FAQs: Opinion announcement days
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Althouse
 Earlier Items: 
Patrick Goodenough / CNSNews:
Karzai: US Must ‘Explain’ to Muslims Why Radicalism Is Growing Amid War on Terror
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Big Shrug