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8:20 PM ET, June 29, 2013


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Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Glenn Greenwald's Speech to the Socialism Conference - with transcript  —  At the annual Socialism Conference in Chicago last night, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald delivered a speech where he talked about connecting with and meeting National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden for the first time.
Discussion: American Power and RT
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 …
Edith M. Lederer /
Discussion: Associated Press, The Hill and Mediaite
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
Emergency stay of California same-sex marriages sought (updated 6:05pm)  —  Attorneys for the parties who sought to defend Proposition 8 in federal court have filed an emergency motion in the Supreme Court seeking to block same-sex marriages from proceeding in California.  The filing (via Jess Bravin) is available here.
Chicago Tribune:
Where's the special prosecutor?  —  The IRS scandal demands an independent investigation … “It's inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it.  I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS, given the power …
Discussion: Hot Air
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Local Officials Asked to Help on Health Law  —  WASHINGTON — The White House is recruiting mayors, county commissioners and other local officials to promote and carry out President Obama's health care law in states like Florida and Texas, where governors are hostile to it.
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
NFL says no to promoting Obamacare  —  The National Football League is used to big, bruising battles.  But on Friday, it announced that it was likely staying out of one of the roughest fights in Washington: the war over Obamacare.  —  Earlier this week, Health and Human Services Secretary …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Andrea Drusch / Politico:
Bill Maher: Antonin Scalia more racist than Paula Deen  —  Taking a swing at the Supreme Court's decision on the Voting Rights Act, Bill Maher mocked Justice Antonin Scalia as “more racist” than Paula Deen.  —  The liberal comic on Friday quoted Scalia saying it's difficult to remove …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
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
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Extends Israel Trip Amid Speculation on Talks  —  JERUSALEM — In a hectic day of shuttle diplomacy with senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders in two capitals, Secretary of State John Kerry struggled on Saturday to close a deal to revive dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Friendofinnocence / TalkLeft:
Readers Must Login or Create an Account to Comment … The racial aspect has been debunked (5.00 / 1) (#6)
Discussion: Althouse
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.
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Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Issa Looks to Call Lerner Back to Capitol Hill
Discussion: Hot Air and ABC News
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Varied Alliance to Press House on Immigration Bill
Eric Owens / The Daily Caller:
DC World Exclusive: Venerable leftist weekly demands president's impeachment over mass surveillance
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
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Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama presses House to pass immigration bill before August recess
Discussion: Politico
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
GOP warns of ‘train wreck’ ahead of ObamaCare rollout
Discussion: CNN
Barbara Starr / CNN:
Out of precaution, Marines on ready to go to Egypt to protect U.S. Embassy, citizens