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6:15 PM ET, June 25, 2013

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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Voting Rights Act  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 vote, ruling that Congress had not provided adequate justification for subjecting nine states, mostly in the South, to federal oversight.
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Todd J. Gillman / Trail Blazers Blog:
Texas voter ID law “will take effect immediately,” says Attorney General Greg Abbott  —  update: The Texas DPS will start issuing voter IDs on Thursday.  More below  —  WASHINGTON — The implications of today's landmark ruling could be swift and stunning.
John Fund / National Review:
A Civil-Rights Victory  —  The Supreme Court's decision today to overturn a small part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is actually a victory for civil rights.  As the court noted, what made sense both in moral and practical terms almost a half century ago has to be approached anew.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Justice Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court's ‘Hubris’ In Fiery Dissent On Voting Rights Act  —  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned the fierce dissent against the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Tuesday to invalidate a key section of the Voting Rights Act, accusing the conservative justices of displaying “hubris” and a lack of sound reasoning.
Discussion: The Daily Banter and Balloon Juice
Andrew Cohen / The Atlantic Online:
On Voting Rights, A Decision As Lamentable as Plessy or Dred Scott  —  Splitting 5-4 along ideological lines, today the Supreme Court ruled a key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.  —  Let's be clear about what has just happened.  Five unelected, life-tenured men …
David Weigel / Slate:
Southern Republican Senators Happy That Supreme Court Designated Their States Not-Racist
Discussion: The Fix and Balloon Juice
NBC Politics:
Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Obama blasts Supreme Court over rights ruling
Discussion: Politico
Sam Baker / The Hill:
High court strikes down key part of Voting Rights Act in 5-4 ruling
Discussion: Politico, The Plum Line and CNN
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Obama Outlines Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama proposed a sweeping plan to address climate change on Tuesday, setting ambitious goals and timetables for a series of executive actions to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare the nation for the ravages of a warming planet.
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama: Keystone XL Should Not Be Approved If It Will Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will ask the State Department not to approve the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline unless it can first determine that it will not lead …
Juliet Eilperin / The Fix:
Is Obama waging a ‘war on coal’?
Ben Geman / E2-Wire:
Obama unveils climate change plan that goes around Congress
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Greenwald: Snowden's Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him  —  Snowden has shared encoded copies of all the documents he took so that they won't disappear if he does, Glenn Greenwald tells Eli Lake.  —  As the U.S. government presses Moscow to extradite former National Security …
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Bret Stephens / Wall Street Journal:
Stephens: The Age of American Impotence  —  As the Edward Snowden saga illustrates, the Obama administration is running out of foreign influence.  —  At this writing, Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive National Security Agency contractor indicted on espionage charges, is in Moscow …
Associated Press:   Putin: Snowden Is In Moscow Airport, Russia Won't Extradite Him
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Obama's hands-off approach to extraditing Snowden draws criticism
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Treaty Cheating  —  Russia is engaged in a major violation …
Discussion: Sense of Events
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Justice Samuel Alito's middle-school antics  —  The most remarkable thing about the Supreme Court's opinions announced Monday was not what the justices wrote or said.  It was what Samuel Alito did.  —  The associate justice, a George W. Bush appointee, read two opinions …
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Did Justice Alito roll his eyes while Justice Ginsburg was speaking?
Sen. Rand Paul / Politico:
Why I'm voting no on immigration reform  —  I will be voting no on the Senate's Gang of Eight immigration bill for one simple reason: because the legislation does not secure the border first.  —  The American people desperately need immigration reform.  Unfortunately, this legislation does not do the job.
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
McCain: U.S. Will Have ‘Most Militarized Border Since The Fall Of The Berlin Wall’ (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Raw Story
Salt Lake Tribune:
Hatch: Why I'm voting yes
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and National Review
Barbara Liston / Reuters:
Mystery girl to testify in Trayvon Martin murder case  —  (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Florida murder trial of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman will reveal a star witness for the first time on Tuesday, the girl Trayvon Martin was talking with in the last minutes of his life.
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Documents Show Liberals in I.R.S. Dragnet  —  WASHINGTON — The instructions that Internal Revenue Service officials used to look for applicants seeking tax-exempt status with “Tea Party” and “Patriots” in their titles also included groups whose names included the words “Progressive” and …
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RT:
Putin: Snowden still in Moscow airport, won't be extradited, free to go anywhere  —  Russia's President says former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is still in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.  Vladimir Putin says that any accusations of Russia related to Snowden are “nonsense and rubbish.”
Lee Fang / thenation.com/blogs/168901:
‘Meet the Press’ Pundit With Financial Ties to NSA Misleadingly Slams Snowden  —  On Meet the Press yesterday, shortly after host host David Gregory stunned many by suggesting that The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald should face prosecution, a roundtable of pundits discussed the unfolding Edward Snowden story.
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Politico:
On Penny Pritzker, where's the outrage?  —  Penny Pritzker has understated her income by tens of millions of dollars, clashed openly with organized labor, benefited from offshore tax havens and invested in financial instruments that helped precipitate the 2008 financial meltdown.
Discussion: CNN and Post Politics
Bfearnowcbs / CBS Seattle:
Company Sells Pork-Laced Bullets To Fight Islamic Terrorists  —  Dalton Gardens, Idaho (CBS SEATTLE) - An Idaho ammunition manufacturer has developed a new line of pork-laced bullets they hope will fight against Islamic terrorists - and keep them from going to heaven.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Raymond Ibrahim / Front Page Magazine:
Obama to Egyptian Christians: Don't Protest the Brotherhood  —  As Egyptians of all factions prepare to demonstrate in mass against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi's rule on June 30, the latter has been trying to reduce their numbers, which some predict will be in the millions …
 
 
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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
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Discussion: Politico
Ashley Killough / CNN:
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Discussion: Reuters
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Washington Post:
On abortion, Republicans treat women like children
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