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4:50 PM ET, June 30, 2013

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Linda Greenhouse / Opinionator:
The Real John Roberts Emerges  —  This time a year ago, the conservative chief justice whose vote saved President Obama's health care law was a figure of mystery.  In fact, “The Mystery of John Roberts” was the title I gave to one of my Opinionator columns for The New York Times last summer.
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Ben Geman / The Hill:
Ted Olson: GOP moving toward backing same-sex marriage  —  The attorney and former George W. Bush administration official who helped defeat California's ban on gay marriage said the Republican Party is moving toward embracing the right of same-sex couples to wed.  —  “Republicans are changing.
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Associated Press
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Democrats Get a Gift From the Roberts Court  —  BACK in the days when Republicans were reading polls through rose-colored glasses and imagining a Mitt Romney landslide, one of their most plausible arguments was that many pollsters were simply misreading the likely composition of the electorate.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
New same-sex marriage challenge fails  —  Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy turned down at midday Sunday a request to stop same-sex marriages from occurring in California.  Without comment, and without seeking views from the other side, Kennedy rejected a challenge to action …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Report: High court rejects petition to halt gay marriages in Calif.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Politico
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
Emergency stay of California same-sex marriages sought (updated 6:05pm)
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Schumer: Russia ‘should pay a price’ for harboring NSA leaker Snowden  —  Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) both urged a strong response to Russia's refusal to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.  —  “They should pay a price, either diplomatic, economic, geopolitical, for doing what they did.
Discussion: ABC News, Reuters and NPR
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Julian Assange Praises ‘Hero’ Snowden, Rebukes U.S. ‘Disgraceful’ Treatment On ABC This Week
Discussion: The Raw Story
Business Insider:
Russian Lawmaker: ‘Morally Impermissible’ To Hand Over Snowden
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Assange: US decision to cancel Snowden's passport is a ‘disgrace’
Discussion: Politico
Ginger Gibson / Politico:   Pelosi: Snowden no hero
European Parliament President Martin Schulz - all:
Schulz on alleged bugging of EU office by the US authorities  —  Brussels -  —  Foreign Affairs - Internal Policies and EU Institutions  —  The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz made the following statement on reports that EU offices have allegedly been bugged by the US authorities:
Discussion: BBC, The Verge and NPR
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Reuters:   U.S. bugged EU offices, computer networks: German magazine
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Gutierrez: Boehner's majority plan could doom immigration reform  —  A House Democrat seeking to forge an immigration deal warned Sunday that Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) pledge to only move a bill that a majority of his conference supports could create a “stalemate.”
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Congressman Claims Immigration Bill Will ‘Force’ Immigrants To Become Citizens
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Sens. Schumer, McCain optimistic House will pass immigration bill
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Republicans Paint Clinton as Old News for 2016 Presidential Election  —  WASHINGTON — Stuart Stevens, the top strategist for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, declared to an audience of reporters at a breakfast last month that electing Hillary Rodham Clinton would be like going back in time.
CNN:
Obama unveils $7 billion power initiative for Africa  —  (CNN) — U.S. President Barack Obama pledged $7 billion Sunday to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa.  —  Funds from the initiative, dubbed Power Africa, will be distributed over the next five years.
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Gil Hamer / TheTower.org:
The Gezi Diaries: Can We Still Call Turkey Civilized?  —  Some see it as a modern democracy with an Islamic tint, an improving, reforming country.  But if you were in Istanbul during the last month and a half, you'd have seen something completely different: a violent, authoritarian, increasingly suppressive and brutal regime.
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Claire Berlinski / Globe and Mail:   Tear gas is a symptom of Turkey's weak democracy
Claire Berlinski / City Journal:
Notes on the Turkish Troubles
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
An Unstoppable Climb in C.E.O. Pay  —  WHEN we made our annual foray into the executive pay gold mine in April, chief executives' earnings for 2012 showed what appeared to be muted growth on the year.  The $14 million in median overall compensation received by the top 100 C.E.O.'s …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Associated Press:
Atheists unveil Fla monument near Ten Commandments  —  STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A group of atheists unveiled a monument to their nonbelief in God on Saturday to sit alongside a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County courthouse.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Secret-court judges upset at portrayal of ‘collaboration’ with government  —  Recent leaks of classified documents have pointed to the role of a special court in enabling the government's secret surveillance programs, but members of the court are chafing at the suggestion that they were collaborating with the executive branch.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Althouse
 
 
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Unproductive Congress: How stalemates became the norm in Washington DC
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BBC:
Egypt Morsi: Mass political protests grip cities
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Associated Press:
Kerry: Progress made in peace talks
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