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2:35 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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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: Shot in the Dark, NOM Blog and BuzzFeed
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 …
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 …
Hadley Arkes / National Review:
Worse Than It Sounds, and It Cannot Be Cabined
Discussion: protein wisdom
Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Rand Paul mentions non-human marriage while discussing gay marriage, says it was joke
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
John Roberts, the high court's chief peacemaker
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Both Sides on Same-Sex Marriage Focus on Next Battlegrounds
Shira Toeplitz / Roll Call:
Rick Perry Signs Texas Congressional Map Into Law
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The Court's Immeasurable Impact
Wall Street Journal:   A Gay Marriage Muddle
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 …
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Texas senator hijacked Democratic process, says Perry
Discussion: Politico
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Wendy Davis: 'We're still going to fight'
Discussion: 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
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Treasury: IRS targeted 292 Tea Party groups, just 6 progressive groups
Discussion: Washington Times, Hot Air and Althouse
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
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate votes 68-32 to end debate on immigration; 4 p.m. final vote  —  The Senate voted 68-32 Thursday to end debate on immigration legislation, clearing the way for the landmark bill to pass later in the day.  —  The bill's authors fell just short of their goal to win 70 votes for the legislation …
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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
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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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 …
Seni Tienabeso / ABC News:
George Zimmerman Witness Can't Read Letter She ‘Wrote’ About Shooting  —  A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot.
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Senators begin drive for tax reform by wiping the slate clean  —  The Senate's top two tax writers accelerated the chamber's tax reform negotiations on Thursday, adopting a “blank slate” approach to reform that calls on all their colleagues to make the case for their favorite tax breaks.
Discussion: Politico
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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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
More White Votes Alone Won't Save the GOP
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Federal Court Speaks, but Couples Still Face State Legal Patchwork
Discussion: Facing South and msnbc.com
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Schlafly: Latinos Won't Vote Republican Because They 'Don't Understand' Bill of Rights …
Washington Post:
CIA report refutes Senate panel's criticism of agency's harsh interrogation methods
Discussion: ThinkProgress, The Hill and emptywheel
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Exclusive: John Roberts' Openly Gay Cousin Will Now Be Getting Married
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