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4:15 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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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
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
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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Rory Carroll / Guardian:
Rafael Correa not considering Snowden asylum: helping him was a ‘mistake’
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
Matt Barreto / Latino Decisions:
2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote  —  While the 2016 presidential election is a full three years away many of the high profile Republican contenders are enmeshed in the immigration reform debate, and if Republicans demonstrate strong leadership …
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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 …
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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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 …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Bill O'Reilly Blows Up At Juan Williams Over SCOTUS DOMA Ruling: States Rights Excuse Is ‘B.S.!’  —  Bill O'Reilly returned to The Factor after a one-week absence, and immediately tackled one of the biggest news stories of the past week: the Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.
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Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
Senate committee vote on ENDA set for July 10
Christopher Helman / Forbes:
Obama's ‘Power Africa’ Plan Greases Billions In Deals For General Electric  —  In Cape Town, South Africa over the weekend, President Obama talked about a new energy plan called “Power Africa.”  He described it as “a new initiative that will double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa.”
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Appears With Bush at Site of Tanzania Terror Blast
Discussion: Post Politics
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 …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Towleroad News #gay
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.
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 …
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.
David Lat / Above the Law:
A Law School's Possible Purge Of Its Junior Faculty Ranks  —  As law school applications continue to decline, law schools must make hard choices.  A law school can maintain the size of its entering class — and the revenue stream generated by those students — but at the cost of lowering its admissions standards.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
LeVar Burton explains his ritual to prevent being shot by police  —  He's not exactly known for bad behavior, but even the former host of the children's show Reading Rainbow fears he will be mistreated by police because of his skin color.  —  Actor and director LeVar Burton explained Monday …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Colorlines
 
 
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Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline.com:
Citing Its 1916 Silent Film Short, Warner Bros Blocking Harvey Weinstein From Using ‘The Butler’ Title …
Discussion: Inside Movies and Guardian
Mark Bittman / Opinionator:
Let's Not Braise the Planet
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN airs Zimmerman's SSN, phone number
Discussion: Daily Kos and ViralRead
Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg:
John Kerry's Bid for Mideast Peace Is Doomed
Discussion: American Spectator
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
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Boehner's immigration win-win