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3:15 AM ET, June 17, 2013


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Mike Allen / Politico:
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY — RYAN LIZZA: McCain chafes at Rubio — SCHUMER: Immigration needs 70 votes in Senate to give momentum for House — EMMETT BELIVEAU named director of White House Military Office  —  BULLETIN - Jennifer Epstein: “White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told Bob Schieffer …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
DNI denies NSA analysts can tap calls without a warrant  —  The intelligence community on Sunday rejected claims from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and reports suggesting that intelligence analysts were able to listen to domestic phone conversations without warrants.
Discussion: Politico
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Congressman denies report claiming NSA can listen to calls without warrants  —  Summary: CORRECTED: The senator who allegedly said the U.S. National Security Agency can listen to phone calls of both U.S. residents and foreign nationals without a court order debunks the original report.  —  Zack Whittaker
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Dick Cheney: Edward Snowden Is A ‘Traitor’ And Possibly A Chinese Spy  —  WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that Edward Snowden betrayed his country by leaking classified documents about the U.S. government's surveillance programs and warned that the former National …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Crooks and Liars
Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
U.S. surveillance architecture includes collection of revealing Internet, phone metadata
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Lindsey Graham Warns GOP: 'It Doesn't Matter Who We Run In 2016′ If Immigration Reform Fails  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — one of the Republican co-sponsors of an immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11.1 million undocumented immigrations …
NBC News:
June 14: Lindsey Graham, Saxby Chambliss, Mark Udall, Bobby Scott, David Ignatius, James Risen, Andrea Mitchell
Ramsey Cox / The Hill:
Six amendments to watch in Senate immigration reform fight
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Rubio says most of immigration reform bill in ‘perfect shape’
Revealed: how UK spied on its G20 allies at London summits  —  Exclusive: phones were monitored and fake internet cafes set up to gather information from allies in London in 2009  —  Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 …
Ramzy Mardini / New York Times:
Bad Idea, Mr. President  —  AMMAN, Jordan — ACCORDING to Bill Clinton, Barack Obama risks looking like a “fool” if he decides not to intervene militarily in Syria's continuing civil war.  Likening the situation to his decision to intervene in Kosovo in 1999, Mr. Clinton said Tuesday …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Rubio: Obama ‘failed’ in Syria
Discussion: Politico
Jason Miks / Global Public Square:
‘Everybody benefits from girls being educated’  —  “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN  —  Fareed speaks with Egyptian-born columnist Mona Eltahawy about the situation in Turkey and her role in the upcoming documentary ‘Girl Rising,’ which is premiering this Sunday on CNN at 9 p.m. ET.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
CNN CITES SUBWAY CENSOR ELTAHAWY AS AUTHORITY ON FREEDOM  —  On Sunday's edition of Global Public Square, CNN's Fareed Zakaria invited Mona Eltahawy to offer her perspective on the anti-government protests in Turkey and the rights of women in the Muslim world.
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and Atlas Shrugs
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Cheney defends NSA surveillance  —  Critics of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs are wrong in their views because terror threats persist, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday.  —  Cheney was deeply involved in revamping national security programs after Sept. 11 …
Ben Geman / The Hill:   McDonough: Obama will speak about NSA
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Dick Cheney Laughs Off Privacy Concerns Over Government Surveillance
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Cheney calls Snowden a ‘traitor,’ defends NSA surveillance programs
Discussion: Reuters, CNN, Scared Monkeys and Politico
Fred J. Eckert / Politico:
House approach on Benghazi: Crazy — or plain stupid?  —  Sometimes watching Speaker John Boehner and his House Republican “leadership” team in action calls to mind that scene from “Forrest Gump” in which Bubba's mother looks incredulously at Forrest and asks: “Are you crazy — or just plain stupid?”
ODNI Newsroom Feed:
ODNI Statement on the Limits of Surveillance Activities  —  The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress.  Members have been briefed on the implementation of Section 702 …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Weekly Standard
Jerusalem Post:
Syria: Egypt's Morsi joining US, Israeli conspiracy  —  Damascus lashes out at Egyptian president, Muslim Brotherhood after Morsi severs ties with Bashar Assad's regime.  —  Syria on Sunday harshly criticized Cairo's decision to sever diplomatic relations with Damascus …
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
Gabriel Gomez endorses ENDA  — Stumble upon something good?  Share it on StumbleUpon  — Send via Email  — Send this page to Print Friendly  —  U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez supports ENDA (Photo by Gabriel Gomez for Senate; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
The Boston Globe:
A 13-point gap with 10 days to go, but disengaged voters remain unpredictable
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Yahoo! News:
Ahead of G8, A-list actors urge Obama to push for ‘world without nuclear weapons’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Louie Gohmert Accuses FBI Of Aiding Muslim Brotherhood: ‘They Want Sharia Law, Not Our Constitution’
Robert H. Frank / New York Times:
What Sweden Can Tell Us About Obamacare
Pam Spaulding / Firedoglake:
Goodbye Pam's House Blend: After Nine Years, Closing the Coffeehouse July 1
Ian Johnson / New York Times:
Leaving the Land: China's Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities
Discussion: Crooked Timber
 Earlier Items: 
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
AT&T to Load iPhones With Emergency Alerts From Obama - That You Can't Switch Off
Barack Obama opens up about his absent dad on Father's Day
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Jeb Bush on 2016: ‘Split ballot’ among his parents
Discussion: CNN
Ben Geman / The Hill:
McDonough: Iranian election a ‘potentially hopeful sign’
Discussion: Politico
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Bill Schools Barry on Syria
Discussion: The Dish, Althouse and Prairie Weather