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5:15 PM ET, July 2, 2013

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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
Discussion: The Hill and Trail Blazers Blog
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
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
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
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
Discussion: CNN
WikiLeaks:
Edward Snowden submits asylum applications  —  On 30th June 2013 WikiLeaks' legal advisor in the Edward Snowden matter, Sarah Harrison, submitted by hand a number of requests for asylum and asylum assistance on behalf of Edward J. Snowden, the NSA whistleblower.
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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 …
Discussion: Guardian and PolicyMic
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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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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Rodman: I deserve a Nobel Prize for North Korean outreach
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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 …
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.!’
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
A racial turnabout in the George Zimmerman trial.  —  “It's not about racial profiling,” said lawyer Daryl Parks about the murder trial of George Zimmerman.  “We never claimed this was about race.”  —  What makes these statements “head-scratching,” as New York's Daily News describes them …
Tara Palmeri / New York Post:
Talk dirty to me!  Joe Lhota asks women to come forward with dating horror stories on Anthony Weiner  —  If you've ever dated Anthony Weiner, please stand up.  —  Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota yesterday called on the disgraced former congressman's ex-girlfriends to come forward and talk about any dirty deed he may have done.
 
 
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Hawaii Dems clash on 2014 polls
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline.com:
Citing Its 1916 Silent Film Short, Warner Bros Blocking Harvey Weinstein From Using ‘The Butler’ Title …
Discussion: Guardian and Inside Movies
Mark Bittman / Opinionator:
Let's Not Braise the Planet
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Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
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Discussion: ThinkProgress and Colorlines
Wall Street Journal:
Washington's $279 Billion Fraud
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Speaker.gov
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Boehner's immigration win-win
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Appears With Bush at Site of Tanzania Terror Blast
Discussion: Post Politics