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9:05 AM ET, June 30, 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.
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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 …
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.
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Reuters:
U.S. bugged EU offices, computer networks: German magazine  —  (Reuters) - The United States has bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks, according to secret documents cited in a German magazine on Saturday, the latest in a series of exposures of alleged U.S. spy programs.
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Glenn Greenwald's Speech to the Socialism Conference - with transcript
Discussion: RT and American Power
Edith M. Lederer / bigstory.ap.org:
SUSAN RICE: SNOWDEN LEAKS HAVEN'T WEAKENED OBAMA
Discussion: Mediaite and The Hill
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  —  I live blocks from Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul.  I never imagined that Gezi Park would bring what academics call Turkey's “democratic deficits” to worldwide attention.  But I never doubted that something would.
Claire Berlinski / City Journal:   Notes on the Turkish Troubles
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.
Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
PM tells cabinet after meeting Kerry that any accord with PA will be brought to referendum  —  As Kerry pushes to renew negotiations, Netanyahu looks to neutralize political crisis by assuring ministers opposed that they need not bolt the government over the issue because the public will ultimately decide.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Israpundit
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Extends Israel Trip Amid Speculation on Talks
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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.
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Sarah Palin  · 3,552,984 like this  —  Please take a look at the article linked below to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too.
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.
Bob Lewis / ABC News:
Biden Rouses Va Dems, Gives GOP a Tea Party Label  —  Vice President Joe Biden is telling Virginia Democrats at a party fundraiser that if they want to know what their state's government would look like under a tea party governor, look no further than a dysfunctional Congress.
 
 
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Local Officials Asked to Help on Health Law
Discussion: The Hill
Chicago Tribune:
Where's the special prosecutor?
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Andrea Drusch / Politico:
Bill Maher: Antonin Scalia more racist than Paula Deen
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Rebecca Onion / Slate:
Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
While N.S.A. Leaker Stays in Hiding, Russian TV Builds a Pedestal for Him
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Eric Owens / The Daily Caller:
DC World Exclusive: Venerable leftist weekly demands president's impeachment over mass surveillance
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Friendofinnocence / TalkLeft:
Readers Must Login or Create an Account to Comment
Discussion: Althouse
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama presses House to pass immigration bill before August recess
 

 
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Alexandra Canal / Yahoo Finance:
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