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11:20 PM ET, June 29, 2013


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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.
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Sponsors of Prop. 8 file petition to stop same-sex marriages  —  ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of Proposition 8, filed an emergency petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to stop same-sex marriages from continuing in California.  —  The petition says the decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court …
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: RT and American Power
Spiegel Online:
NSA Spied on European Union Offices  —  America's NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the European Union with its spying activities.  According to SPIEGEL information, the US placed bugs in the EU representation in Washington and infiltrated its computer network.
Discussion: The Agonist
Edith M. Lederer /
Discussion: Associated Press, Mediaite and The Hill
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: Weasel Zippers and 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
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
Obama Compares Nelson Mandela to George Washington  —  Although President Obama will not get a chance to see Nelson Mandela on his trip to South Africa, he is using his historic visit to pay tribute to the man he calls a hero to the world and will meet today with the Mandela family.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 49: Men On Strike  —  This morning Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 49 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience.  It was a busy week in the news: Supreme Court decisions, immigration, the George Zimmerman trial.  We covered it all.
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
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
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 …
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 …
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Extends Israel Trip Amid Speculation on Talks
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Issa Looks to Call Lerner Back to Capitol Hill
Discussion: Hot Air and ABC News
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: The Impolitic and Politico
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
GOP warns of ‘train wreck’ ahead of ObamaCare rollout
Discussion: CNN

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Financial Times:
Sources: WBD weighs splitting off its streaming and studio businesses from its legacy TV networks including CNN, leaving most of its debt with the TV networks

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