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1:30 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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Exclusive: John Roberts' Openly Gay Cousin Will Now Be Getting Married
Discussion: The Fix and Politico
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court grants new cases
Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
Current Conditions  —  “While any racial discrimination in voting …
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
Philadelphia News, Local News, Weather …:
Christie: I Would Veto Same-Sex Marriage Bill Again
Hadley Arkes / National Review:
Worse Than It Sounds, and It Cannot Be Cabined
Discussion: protein wisdom
David Nather / Politico:
Dems who backed DOMA laud its end
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 …
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
CBS News:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls 2nd special session to pass abortion bill
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 …
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
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.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Timing of legalization becomes key to immigration reform chances
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Reuters and ABC News
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
Dareh Gregorian / NY Daily News:
Glenn Greenwald, journalist who broke Edward Snowden story, was once lawyer sued over porn business
Discussion: The Dish and Gawker
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 …
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 …
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
Washington Post:
CIA report refutes Senate panel's criticism of agency's harsh interrogation methods  —  The CIA has completed a report that challenges the findings of a Senate investigation of the agency's interrogation program, according to U.S. officials who said the response cites errors in the congressional probe …
Discussion: ThinkProgress, The Hill and emptywheel
Michael Graczyk / Associated Press:
Kimberly McCarthy Executed: Texas Carries Out 500th Execution  —  HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.  —  Kimberly McCarthy, who was put to death …
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Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Schlafly: Latinos Won't Vote Republican Because They 'Don't Understand' Bill of Rights …
Discussion: Mediaite and Booman Tribune
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Pro-Hillary group meeting with top Democratic donors
Discussion: Ballot Box
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
C.I.A. Report Finds Concerns With Ties to New York Police