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1:35 PM ET, June 29, 2013

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TMZ.com:
GLAAD — Alec Baldwin Gets a Pass ... 'Cause We're Starf**kers  —  ALEC BALDWIN GETS A PASS  —  'Cause We're Shameless Starf**kers  —  Alec Baldwin just got a “Get Out of Homophobia Jail Free” card from the people at GLAAD ... because they don't have the balls to go after a self-proclaimed Hollywood liberal.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Hot Air
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Jen Carlson / Gothamist:
Alec Baldwin On Latest Twitter Rant: “I'm Not Interested In Offending Anyone”
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
While N.S.A. Leaker Stays in Hiding, Russian TV Builds a Pedestal for Him  —  MOSCOW — While Edward J. Snowden has remained mysteriously hidden from sight during his visit to Russia this week, Russian television has been making him a hero.  —  On programs that were hastily arranged …
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Edith M. Lederer / bigstory.ap.org:
SUSAN RICE: SNOWDEN LEAKS HAVEN'T WEAKENED OBAMA  —  You are here  —  Home » Susan Rice » Susan Rice: Snowden leaks haven't weakened Obama … UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice dismissed claims that Edward Snowden's highly classified leaks have weakened …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Hill and Associated Press
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama presses House to pass immigration bill before August recess  —  President Obama on Saturday urged the GOP-led House to act this summer on immigration reform following Senate passage of a sweeping measure two days ago, declaring, “now is the time.”  —  “I do urge the House to try and get this done before the August recess.
Discussion: Politico
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Julia Preston / New York Times:
Varied Alliance to Press House on Immigration Bill
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Will Robinson / Daily Mail:
Rare bird last seen in Britain 22 years ago reappears - only to be killed by wind turbine in front of a horrified crowd of birdwatchers  —  There had been only eight recorded sightings of the white-throated needletail in the UK since 1846.  So when one popped up again on British shores this week, twitchers were understandably excited.
Edward Jay Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Who Helped Snowden Steal State Secrets?  —  The preparations began before he took the job that landed him at the NSA.  —  In March 2013, when Edward Snowden sought a job with Booz Allen Hamilton at a National Security Agency facility in Hawaii, he signed the requisite classified-information agreements …
Daily Progress:
Bottled-water purchase leads to night in jail for UVa student  —  When a half-dozen men and a woman in street clothes closed in on University of Virginia student Elizabeth Daly, 20, she and two roommates panicked.  —  That led to Daly spending a night and an afternoon in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Leaders Warn Pro Sports Leagues Not To Promote Obamacare  —  Senate Republican leaders have sent letters warning six professional sports leagues not to provide the Obama administration any assistance in promoting Obamacare.  —  The letters, dated June 27, warn the chiefs of the National Football League …
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CBS News:
Paula Deen's upcoming book nixed by publisher  —  Paula Deen's upcoming cookbook, currently the No. 1 seller on Amazon.com, has been dropped by its publisher.  —  In a brief statement Friday, Ballantine Books announced it had canceled publication of “Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up.”
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
GOP warns of ‘train wreck’ ahead of ObamaCare rollout  —  Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) warned of a coming “train wreck” when enrollment begins in ObamaCare insurance exchanges this fall in the Republican weekly address.  —  Roberts, an outspoken opponent of President Obama's healthcare reforms …
Discussion: CNN
Facebook Newsroom:
A New Review Policy For Pages and Groups  —  Facebook is a place for people to connect and share.  It's also a place where businesses can connect and share content with the people who love their brands.  Our goal is to both preserve the freedoms of sharing on Facebook but also protect people and brands from certain types of content.
June Thomas / Slate:
This Is a Terrible Way to Commemorate a Major Civil Rights Victory  —  The cover of next week's New Yorker, drawn by Jack Hunter and titled “Moment of Joy,” celebrates the fall of DOMA by showing Sesame Street favorites Bert and Ernie snuggled on the sofa of their sparsely appointed living room.
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Glenn Greenwald Is Ralph Nader  —  The debate over domestic surveillance is not a debate about what we think about Glenn Greenwald.  But Greenwald is a fascinating character.  His resemblance to Ralph Nader is not one that, so far as I can tell, anybody has thought to make.  But the resemblance is striking.
Friendofinnocence / TalkLeft:
Readers Must Login or Create an Account to Comment … The racial aspect has been debunked (5.00 / 1) (#6)
Discussion: Althouse
Eric Owens / The Daily Caller:
DC World Exclusive: Venerable leftist weekly demands president's impeachment over mass surveillance  —  In the pages of The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly in the country and the self-described “flagship of the left,” a former member of the House of Representatives has called …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Rebecca Onion / Slate:
Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s … - Pro-Lifers Ask, “What if Your Mother Had Aborted You?”  Here's My Answer.  - Try the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Would-Be Black Voters in the '60s - A Compendium of the Most Intellectual Jokes on the Internet
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Clutch Magazine
 
 
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Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Issa Looks to Call Lerner Back to Capitol Hill
Discussion: Hot Air and ABC News
Barbara Starr / CNN:
Out of precaution, Marines on ready to go to Egypt to protect U.S. Embassy, citizens
Emma Graham-Harrison / Guardian:
General: we should have talked to Taliban
Discussion: BBC
Jonathan Cohn / New Republic:
What the Weather Channel Knows—and John Boehner Doesn't
Discussion: The Plum Line
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Court Lifts Stay, Same-Sex Couples Marrying Again In California
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Towleroad News #gay and GLAAD
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Wendy Davis spoke with DGA chair Peter Shumlin
Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:
Feds seek to seize homes of Jesse Jackson Jr. and wife
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Hill
Adam C. Smith / Tampa Bay Times:
Fla Insider Poll: Gov Scott looking stronger; GOPers not overly worried about Crist
 Earlier Items: 
Emery P. Dalesio / Associated Press:
NC poised to become 1st state to drop federal jobless funds
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Crooks and Liars
Jake Sherman / Reuters:
CBO: GOP abortion bill would raise deficit
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Tea Party Worries Colorado Town With Planned July 4 Gun March
Discussion: The Daily Caller and ThinkProgress
Rebecca Elliott / Politico:
Sarah Palin mocks GOP: ‘Great job’ on immigration
Discussion: Latino Decisions and CNN
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Dems Set Wheels In Motion On Revising Voting Rights Act
Discussion: Daily Kos and Yahoo! News