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1:35 PM ET, July 2, 2013

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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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Edward Joseph Snowden / WikiLeaks:
Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow  —  One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth.  My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will.
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.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Snowden withdraws Russian asylum bid
Discussion: RT, Guardian and The Hinterland Gazette
Kathy Lally / Washington Post:
Snowden withdraws request for asylum in Russia
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
REVEALED: Here Are The Countries Where Edward Snowden Has Requested Asylum
Discussion: americanthinker.com, Reuters and RT
Reuters:
Egypt on the edge after Mursi rebuffs army ultimatum  —  (Reuters) - President Mohamed Mursi rebuffed an army ultimatum to force a resolution to Egypt's political crisis, saying on Tuesday that he had not been consulted and would pursue his own plans for national reconciliation.
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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 …
New York Times:
Foreign Minister Quits as Egypt Braces for Further Protests
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: Alan Colmes' Liberaland and Gawker
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 …
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Appears With Bush at Site of Tanzania Terror Blast
Discussion: Post Politics
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama, Bush honor embassy bombing victims in Tanzania
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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.
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 …
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 …
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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.
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.
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 …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
G.O.P. Groups Offering Cover for Lawmakers on Immigration  —  WASHINGTON — Fox News viewers in Florida will see a new commercial in the coming weeks urging them to call Senator Marco Rubio.  “Thank him for keeping his promise, and fighting to secure the border,” a narrator says in the ad …
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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 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Chaos in Middle East Grows as the U.S. Focuses on Israel
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Braley has $2M on hand for U.S. Senate run
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Ballot Box
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Boehner's immigration win-win
BBC:
Catholic priest beheaded in Syria monastery attack
Slate:
What's Left?  —  Have progressives abandoned every cause save gay marriage?