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8:20 PM ET, July 2, 2013

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Bloomberg:
Health-Law Employer Mandate Said to Be Delayed to 2015  —  Businesses won't be penalized next year if they don't provide workers health insurance after the Obama administration decided to delay a key requirement under its health-care law, two administration officials said.
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Mark J. Mazur / U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Continuing to Implement the ACA in a Careful, Thoughtful Manner  —  Over the past several months, the Administration has been engaging in a dialogue with businesses - many of which already provide health coverage for their workers - about the new employer and insurer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
ObamaCare employer mandate delayed until after 2014 midterms  —  The ObamaCare employer mandate requiring businesses to provide their workers with health insurance will be delayed by a year, the administration said Tuesday in a stunning announcement.  —  Delaying the requirement until 2015 represents …
Discussion: CNN
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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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
The Washington Post Is a Bitter, Jealous Little Newspaper  —  The Washington Post, the pre-Politico newsletter of choice for The Political Establishment, has the worst opinion section in America.  Today, they once again prove why: the paper, which helped to break the NSA Prism spying story …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Don't fear the leaker: Column
Reuters:
Exclusive: Egypt army plan would scrap constitution, parliament - sources  —  (Reuters) - Egypt's armed forces would suspend the constitution and dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft political roadmap to be pursued if Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents fail …
Discussion: Quartz and Hot Air
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalist dead, 1 raped, more attacked in Egypt
Colleen McCain Nelson / Wall Street Journal:
As Egypt Showdown Looms, Protesters Tap ElBaradei
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: Washington Monthly and CNN
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
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
Agence France Presse:
Bolivia FM denies Snowden on Morales plane  —  LA PAZ — Bolivia's foreign minister on Tuesday denied that fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was traveling aboard President Evo Morales's plane, which was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Austria.
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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 …
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Matt Barreto / Latino Decisions:
2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote
Andres Jauregui / The Huffington Post:
Chinese Porn Accidentally Broadcast On Enormous, Public LED Screen (PHOTO)  —  Unless you're into that whole eating-sushi-off-a-naked-body thing, the words “sex” and “chopsticks” probably don't enter your thought stream at the same juncture.  But an unsuspecting crowd at a train station …
Discussion: Gawker
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
And They Wonder Why Everyone Isn't with Them  —  Here's just two of the super-classy, super-clever signs abortion rights activists are carrying around in Texas.  —  More here.  —  This is a fundamental disadvantage that pro-choice activists have in the public debate.
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Paula Deen Cites Prop 8 Ruling To Defend Herself Against Racism Lawsuit  —  Paula Deen, the disgraced celebrity chef now mired in allegations of racism from a former employee, is seeking solace from an unusual source — the recent Supreme Court decision that effectively killed California's anti-gay Proposition 8.
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 …
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Intelligence director Clapper apologizes for lying to Congress on snooping  —  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for a “clearly erroneous” statement he made to Congress over the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.
Discussion: CNN
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dem quits Hispanic Caucus to protest Senate immigration bill border measures  —  A Texas lawmaker has quit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to protest the group's tacit endorsement of a Senate-passed immigration proposal.  —  Rep. Filemon Vela, a freshman Democrat representing …
Discussion: Politico
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Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Boehner's immigration win-win
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 …
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 …
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 …
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: CNN, Ballot Box and The Fix
 
 
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Jeremy Hooper / Human Rights Campaign Blog:
Audio: NOM's Comm Director doesn't want dialogue, hangs up on interviewer
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Good As You
Tony Perry / Los Angeles Times:
San Diego jury finds protester not guilty in chalk-vandalism case
David Barboza / New York Times:
Loan Practices of China's Banks Raising Concern
Discussion: The Week, The Big Picture and DealBook
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Hawaii Dems clash on 2014 polls
Discussion: Civil Beat
Elise Labott / CNN:
U.S urging Morsy to call early elections amid official denials
 Earlier Items: 
Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg:
John Kerry's Bid for Mideast Peace Is Doomed
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David Lat / Above the Law:
A Law School's Possible Purge Of Its Junior Faculty Ranks
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
LeVar Burton explains his ritual to prevent being shot by police
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Colorlines
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
Lee Habeeb / National Review:
Guilty of Being Southern  —  Media and academic elites prefer …