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1:50 PM ET, June 27, 2013

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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Chris Christie blasts gay-marriage ruling  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed the Supreme Court decision on DOMA as “wrong” and an example of “judicial supremacy.”  —  Christie, a former federal prosecutor, made the remarks on his “Ask the Governor” radio show, hours …
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ThinkProgress:
Six States Already Moving Forward With Voting Restrictions After Supreme Court Decision  —  Joseph Diebold is an intern with ThinkProgress.  —  President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act into law.  —  Less than 48 hours after the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Same-Sex Marriage Availability Set to Double in One-Year Span  —  The Supreme Court's rulings on a pair of landmark cases on Wednesday, which overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act and effectively legalized same-sex marriage in California, are the latest in a recent series of legal …
John Fund / National Review:
Vetoing Democracy  —  Chief Justice John Roberts has done it again.  His twisted reasoning in last year's Obamacare ruling wasn't the only unpleasant surprise he's sprung on supporters of the rule of law.  —  His majority 5-to-4 opinion in California's Proposition 8 case …
Ross Douthat:
Religious Liberty and the Gay Marriage Endgame  —  Since Anthony Kennedy tends to have the final say when our republic's culture war debates reach the Supreme Court, and since it seems safe to assume where the author of Romer v. Evans and Lawrence v. Texas stands on the question of gay marriage …
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
The case for polygamy  —  Discussing the Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage recently, Sen. Rand Paul joked about bestiality.  This was unwise.  If Paul wanted to make the slippery slope argument, the case for polygamy is much more compelling — and realistic.  —  This is not some straw man argument.
Discussion: Post Politics, NOM Blog and BuzzFeed
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
John Roberts, the high court's chief peacemaker
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Both Sides on Same-Sex Marriage Focus on Next Battlegrounds
Hadley Arkes / National Review:
Worse Than It Sounds, and It Cannot Be Cabined
Discussion: protein wisdom
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court grants new cases
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Why Yesterday's Supreme Court Case Impacts New Jersey, Whether Chris Christie Likes It Or Not
Discussion: Business Insider and The Raw Story
Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
Current Conditions  —  “While any racial discrimination in voting …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Federal Court Speaks, but Couples Still Face State Legal Patchwork
Discussion: Facing South and msnbc.com
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The Court's Immeasurable Impact
Wall Street Journal:   A Gay Marriage Muddle
Shira Toeplitz / Roll Call:
Rick Perry Signs Texas Congressional Map Into Law
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Rick Perry Attacks Wendy Davis: ‘She Was A Teenage Mother Herself’  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) directly attacked state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) during a speech at the National Right To Life conference on Thursday, arguing that the state senator who filibustered for 13 hours to defeat …
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Gail Collins / New York Times:
Wendy and the Boys  —  There is an old saying that Texas is “heaven for men and dogs, but hell for women and oxen.”  But the state's history is chock-full of stories of female role models.  Barbara Jordan.  Ann Richards.  In downtown Austin, there's a statue of Angelina Eberly …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Wendy Davis: 'We're still going to fight'
Discussion: CNN, Trail Blazers Blog and Daily Kos
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Treasury IG: Liberal groups weren't targeted by IRS like Tea Party  —  Liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status faced less IRS scrutiny than Tea Party groups, according to the Treasury inspector general.  —  Russell George, Treasury's inspector general for tax administration, told Rep. Sandy Levin …
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Rasmussen Reports:
26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nation's Top Terror Threat  —  Half of all voters consider radical Muslims the bigger terrorist threat facing the nation, but supporters of President Obama consider the Tea Party to be as big a danger.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds …
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Treasury: IRS targeted 292 Tea Party groups, just 6 progressive groups
Discussion: Hot Air and Althouse
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:   IRS auditor reaffirms that conservatives, not liberals, were targeted
Guardian:
NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama  —  • Secret program launched by Bush continued ‘until 2011’  —  • Fisa court renewed collection order every 90 days  —  • Current NSA programs still mine US internet metadata
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Guardian:
NSA inspector general report on email and internet data collection under Stellar Wind - full document
David Rogers / Politico:
House Republicans may split farm bill in two  —  Moving further to the right, the House Republican leadership is actively pursuing a strategy now of splitting their failed farm bill into two parts so that the nutrition title and food stamps funding can be considered on its own.
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Timing of legalization becomes key to immigration reform chances
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Reuters and ABC News
Christina Wilkie / The Huffington Post:
Tammy Duckworth Eviscerates Contractor Who Claimed Veterans Disability  —  WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a veteran of the Iraq War, dramatically chastised a federal contractor who claimed that a high school sports injury had rendered him a service-disabled veteran.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars, The Week and Gawker
Jessica Testa / BuzzFeed:
How Glenn Greenwald Became Glenn Greenwald  —  Before he was the Guardian 's eyes on the National Security Agency, Greenwald was a Manhattan litigator with an itchy trigger finger.  “He doesn't care if the entire world hates him.”  —  Via: Vincent Yu / AP
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Wall Street Journal:
Snowden's Exit Path Stirs Questions  —  Travel Documents, Transit Points Pose Questions  —  By - JOSÉ DE CÓRDOBA in Mexico City and - JACK NICAS  —  Questions swirled Wednesday over whether fugitive Edward Snowden, the admitted leaker of U.S. secrets, has a clear path to asylum in Ecuador.
Colleen Flaherty / Inside Higher Ed:
Looking for Bias  —  Does the University of Colorado need to do a survey to determine that many at the Boulder campus are liberal?  And does a liberal-leaning faculty and student body mean that anything is wrong there?  Those are among the questions raised by last week's Board of Regents vote …
 
 
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Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Schlafly: Latinos Won't Vote Republican Because They 'Don't Understand' Bill of Rights …
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Washington Post:
CIA report refutes Senate panel's criticism of agency's harsh interrogation methods
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Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Exclusive: John Roberts' Openly Gay Cousin Will Now Be Getting Married
Discussion: The Fix and Politico
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