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4:25 PM ET, June 26, 2013

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Eyder Peralta / NPR:
Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling … The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage today.  By 5-4, it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.
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Esther Yu-Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Minutes After Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Immigration Judge Stops Deportation Of Married Gay Man  —  A New York City immigration judge immediately stopped the deportation proceedings of a gay Colombian man who is legally married to an American citizen soon after the Supreme Court struck …
Discussion: The Raw Story and AMERICAblog
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage With Two Major Rulings  —  WASHINGTON — In a pair of major victories for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits and, by declining to decide a case from California, effectively allowed same-sex marriages there.
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
The Five Craziest Reactions To The Marriage Equality Rulings  —  It was actually sunny in Washington today.  (Credit: National Organization for Marriage)  —  Though the strong majorities of Americans who support marriage equality and equal federal benefits for gay couples celebrated today's …
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Antonin Scalia Is Angry.  Again.  —  Ten years ago, when the Supreme Court ruled that laws outlawing sodomy between consenting adults were unconstitutional in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a blistering dissent.  “What a massive disruption of the current social order,” he practically wailed from the page.
Josh Barro / Business Insider:
Antonin Scalia's Gay Marriage Dissent Is Dripping With Contempt And Sarcasm  —  Today the Supreme Court threw out Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages even if they are allowed under state law.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Frank Rich / New York Magazine:
Frank Rich on the National Circus: Gay Marriage Triumphs, Roberts Be Damned  —  Every week, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture.  This week: SCOTUS defeats DOMA, the Voting Rights Act suffers a mortal wound …
George Chauncey / New York Times:   The Long Road to Marriage Equality
Elizabeth Titus / Politico:
Hillary Clinton, other potential 2016ers react to rulings
Discussion: rubio.senate.gov
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
Supreme Court delivers wins for gay marriage movement
Clinton Foundation:
STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY CLINTON ON TODAY'S SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY
Office of the Governor / Office of Governor …:
GOVERNOR BROWN ISSUES STATEMENT ON HISTORIC PROPOSITION 8 RULING
Discussion: BuzzFeed
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
DING DONG, THE WITCH IS DEAD
Gabriel Arana / American Prospect:   After Supreme Court Ruling, the Long Walk to the Altar Continues
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The DOMA Decision and Federalism
Discussion: neo-neocon and The Maddow Blog
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: ‘No surprise’ DOMA struck down
Discussion: Politico and Reuters
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Prop. 8: Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in California
Discussion: ACS Blog and The Maddow Blog
Austin American-Statesman:
Screaming protest disrupts vote on abortion bill  —  Sen. Wendy Davis, speaking to a large and adoring crowd gathered outside the Senate door, thanked her supporters.  —  “Today was democracy in action,” she told the crowd.  “You all are the voices we were speaking for from the floor.”
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New York Times:
In Texas, a Senator's Stand Catches the Spotlight  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — A Fort Worth Democrat, Senator Wendy Davis, 50, stood in her running shoes on the green carpeted floor of the Senate chamber and spoke about a bill with some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country from 11:18 …
Becca Aaronson / The Texas Tribune:
Led by Davis, Democrats Defeat Abortion Legislation … The nation watched on Tuesday — and into Wednesday — as Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis and hundreds of impassioned reproductive rights advocates stalled proceedings and ultimately defeated controversial abortion legislation in a storm …
U.S. News:
Texas abortion bill fails to pass after epic filibuster  —  A bill that opponents claimed would virtually ban abortion in Texas failed to pass late Tuesday after lawmakers missed a deadline by just minutes.  —  There were chaotic scenes after a filibuster attempt fell just short and protesters cheered …
Abby Rapoport / American Prospect:   The Wendy Davis Rebellion in Texas
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
In 2009, Ed Snowden said leakers “should be shot.”  Then he became one  —  In Internet chat, Snowden opined on travel, short-selling—and national security.  —  Aurich Lawson / The Guardian  —  Ed Snowden was 23 years old when he moved to Geneva in 2007.  Soon after arriving, he was looking for a taste of home.
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Te-Ping Chen / China Real Time Report:
Name Mix-Up Helped Snowden Leave Hong Kong … The U.S. Justice Department needs to pay more attention to names and numbers when requesting other governments to detain its citizens, Hong Kong officials say.  —  By now, the world is very familiar with the name Edward Snowden …
Timothy B. Lee / Wonkblog:
Four years ago, Ed Snowden thought leakers should be ‘shot’
Bloomberg:
This Is Not About Edward Snowden
Alex Berenson / New York Times:
Snowden, Through the Eyes of a Spy Novelist
Discussion: msnbc.com and Yahoo! News
CNN:
Crossfire Returns  —  Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones to Host Debate Program  —  CNN today announced that Crossfire, previously the longest running political debate program on television, will return to the network this fall.  Hosting from the right will be Newt Gingrich …
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CNN:
‘Crossfire’ coming back to CNN  —  Washington (CNN) - An institution is coming back to CNN.  —  “Crossfire,” the long-running political debate show that aired on CNN from 1982-2005, is getting a reboot, the news network announced Wednesday.  Four new hosts - two on the left, and two on the right - will debut the program this fall.
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Republicans Across The South Promise Quick Action After SCOTUS Ruling  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy …
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Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Rep. Tim Huelskamp to file constitutional amendment to restore DOMA  —  Rep. Tim Huelskamp said he will file a constitutional amendment later this week to restore DOMA.  —  The Kansas Republican said he will be joined by other conservatives in supporting that effort.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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Politico:
GOP leadership on DOMA: It's up to the states
Ariel Levy / News Desk:
How Edith Windsor Learned She Won  —  Everyone at the apartment of Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who argued Edith Windsor's successful challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, exploded in screams and sobs when the ruling came down.  Kaplan called her mother and said, “Total victory, Mom: it couldn't be better.”
 
 
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
House Republicans Charged The American Taxpayer $2.3 Million To Lose DOMA Case
Discussion: BobCesca.com
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
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