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2:45 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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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.
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
Edward Joseph Snowden / WikiLeaks:
Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow
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
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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Yahoo! News:
A walk in Wendy Davis' shoes: The woman behind the long filibuster
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
Ben Geman / E2-Wire:
Obama: Power Africa energy plan a ‘win-win’
Discussion: FP Passport, The Week, CNN and Post Politics
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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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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.
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?” …
Discussion: CNN, The Hill, Politico and Bleacher Report
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 …
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 …
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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Mark Bittman / Opinionator:
Let's Not Braise the Planet
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN airs Zimmerman's SSN, phone number
Discussion: Daily Kos and ViralRead
Jennifer Martinez / The Hill:
Dem resolution would let ‘mobile Congress’ cast votes from home
David Lat / Above the Law:
A Law School's Possible Purge Of Its Junior Faculty Ranks
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Wall Street Journal:
Washington's $279 Billion Fraud
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Speaker.gov
Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
Senate committee vote on ENDA set for July 10
Discussion: Advocate and Towleroad News #gay
 Earlier Items: 
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?