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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Davis popular, but Gubernatorial bid a long shot  —  PPP's new Texas poll finds that Wendy Davis made a good impression on voters in the state last week- but that Rick Perry has also enhanced his political standing considerably over the last five months, making him tough to beat for reelection.
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Kirsten Powers / The Daily Beast:
I Don't Stand With Wendy Davis  —  Stand with the pink-sneakered Texas legislator and her fight to allow mothers to abort babies past the 20th week of pregnancy?  Never—and most women wouldn't either, says Kirsten Powers.  —  Eric Gay/AP  —  It's amazing what is considered heroism these days.
CNN:
First on CNN: Perry to announce political future on Monday  —  Washington (CNN) - Rick Perry is inviting close friends and supporters to an event next Monday in San Antonio where he is expected to announce if he plans to seek an unprecedented fourth full term as Texas governor, CNN has learned.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Glenn Greenwald: New bombshell coming  —  Another big National Security Agency scoop is coming soon, Glenn Greenwald said on Monday.  —  “I will say that there are vast programs, both domestic and international spying, that the world will be shocked to learn about, that the NSA is engaged …
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Washington Post:
Plugging the leaks in the Edward Snowden case  —  THE COSTS of the Edward Snowden affair continue to mount for the Obama administration — though so far the visible damage is primarily political, rather than national security-related.  On Monday, President Obama and Secretary …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Don't fear the leaker: Column
WikiLeaks:
Edward Snowden submits asylum applications
Ashley Collman / Daily Mail:
‘All he did was love me’: Heartbreaking moment police shoot and kill dog that was defending owner when officers arrested him for FILMING them  — Leon Rosby, 52, was walking his dog and video-tapping a police scene when he was arrested for obstruction of justice
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Larry Altman / Daily Breeze:
Hawthorne police kill dog during arrest of owner, video of shooting goes viral
Discussion: Gawker and Alan Colmes' Liberaland
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Dan Balz Book: Mitt Romney Voted Against 2012 Run In Family Poll  —  WASHINGTON — Over the Christmas break of 2010, Mitt Romney and his family took an internal poll on whether he should run for president once more.  Twelve family members cast ballots.  Ten said no. One of the 10 was Mitt Romney himself.
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Lois Romano / Politico:
Dan Balz book: Christie a wanted man in 2012  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thought far more seriously about jumping into the 2012 presidential race — and was under intense pressure to do so — than previously known, according to a new book about the campaign, “Collision 2012.”
Discussion: CNN
Benjy Sarlin / msnbc.com:
How the GOP stopped worrying about Latinos and learned to love the base  —  In a June 23, 2012 photo, Mauricia Horta Fuentes, 36, at the fence marking the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico.  (Photo by Gregory Bull/AP)  —  If the 2012 election was a wakeup call for Republicans to address …
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Matt Barreto / Latino Decisions:
2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote
Ben Golliver / The Point Forward:
Dennis Rodman to Sports Illustrated: I should be considered for Nobel Peace Prize  —  Dennis Rodman appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated's.  ‘Where Are They Now?’ issue.  (Clay Patrick McBride for Sports Illustrated)  —  Sports Illustrated's annual “Where Are They Now?” …
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Bryan Koenig / CNN:
Dennis Rodman, Nobel Laureate?
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Rodman: I deserve a Nobel Prize for North Korean outreach
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalist dead, 1 raped, more attacked in Egypt  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the security of journalists covering ongoing mass protests in Egypt.  One journalist was killed and seven others were injured, including one raped, while covering demonstrations …
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
FBI trailed Al-Awlaki to hookers, NPR, Bertucci's  —  In the weeks after the September 11 attacks, the FBI tailed Muslim cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki around the Washington area, following him to an NPR interview and watching him as he munched on pizza at Bertucci's, according to documents obtained …
Michael Pearson / CNN:
Snowden's asylum options dwindle  —  (CNN) — Edward Snowden's hopes of finding asylum from U.S. prosecution on espionage charges appeared to dim Tuesday as country after country denied his request or said he would have to find a way to travel to their territory to apply.
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
What if Hillary Clinton passes on 2016?  —  For Democrats, there is no fallback: It's Hillary Clinton or probably a long bout of depression ahead of 2016.  —  With expectations hitting a fever pitch three-and-a-half years out that Clinton is running for president again, every move she makes …
Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg:
John Kerry's Bid for Mideast Peace Is Doomed  —  It's a testament to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's grit, determination and self-assurance that he refuses to give up in his quest to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table.  But I wish that he would …
Discussion: American Spectator
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Charlie Spiering / Washington Examiner:
Michelle Obama: Being First Lady is like living in a ‘really nice prison’  —  ANALYSIS WHITE HOUSE BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday described living in the White House as like being in a “really nice prison.”  —  Obama's comment came during her discussion …
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
Senate committee vote on ENDA set for July 10  — Stumble upon something good?  Share it on StumbleUpon  — Send via Email  — Send this page to Print Friendly  —  A Senate committee will vote on ENDA on July 10 (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key).
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Bill O'Reilly Blows Up At Juan Williams Over SCOTUS DOMA Ruling: States Rights Excuse Is ‘B.S.!’
Lee Habeeb / National Review:
Guilty of Being Southern  —  Media and academic elites prefer to focus on the old South while a new one marches on.  —  Over the years, my African-American friends have shared with me stories of the senseless traffic stops they've endured for nothing more than driving while black.
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Michael Bloomberg Will Host Fundraiser For Joe Manchin  —  The New York City mayor and staunch gun control advocate hosts Manchin at his home later this month.  —  Via: Dave Martin, File / AP  —  Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the gun control movement's most active and affluent advocate …
Discussion: Ballot Box
The Huffington Post:
Family Research Council To Hold ‘Ex-Gay Pride Month’ Dinner; Michele Bachmann Invited  —  The “traditional marriage"-touting Family Research Council plans to usher in the first annual “Ex-Gay Pride Month” dinner in an attempt to promote “ex-gay” rights.  The event is scheduled for the end of July …
 
 
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David Barboza / New York Times:
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Hawaii Dems clash on 2014 polls
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline.com:
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David Lat / Above the Law:
A Law School's Possible Purge Of Its Junior Faculty Ranks
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Boehner's immigration win-win
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