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10:25 AM ET, June 30, 2013

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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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Business Insider:
Russian Lawmaker: ‘Morally Impermissible’ To Hand Over Snowden  —  A top Russian lawmaker on Sunday declared it was “morally impermissible” to hand over to the United States fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who remains in a political limbo at a Moscow airport.
Guardian:
Key US-EU trade pact under threat after more NSA spying allegations  —  Reports in Der Spiegel that US agencies bugged European council building ‘reminiscent of cold war’, says German minister  —  The prospects for a new trade pact between the US and the European Union worth hundreds …
Reuters:
U.S. bugged EU offices, computer networks: German magazine
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Glenn Greenwald's Speech to the Socialism Conference - with transcript
Discussion: RT and American Power
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
While N.S.A. Leaker Stays in Hiding, Russian TV Builds a Pedestal for Him
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 …
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
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
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
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.
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
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.
 
 
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Bob Lewis / ABC News:
Biden Rouses Va Dems, Gives GOP a Tea Party Label
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