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12:35 AM ET, July 16, 2013

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The Atlantic Online:
Trayvon Martin And The Irony Of American Justice  —  In trying to assess the the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, two seemingly conflicted truths emerge for me.  The first is that is that based on the case presented by the state, and based on Florida law, George Zimmerman …
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Modest Public Interest in Close of Zimmerman Trial  —  Wider Race Gap in Interest than for Rodney King, O.J. Simpson  —  OVERVIEW  —  The final days of the trial of George Zimmerman, which concluded July 13 with a verdict of not guilty, attracted relatively modest public interest overall.
Ben H. Winters / GalleyCat:
George Zimmerman Trial Juror To Write Book  —  Juror B37 in the George Zimmerman trial has signed (along with her attorney husband) with literary agent and Martin Literary Management president Sharlene Martin.  —  Along with the other jurors, Juror B37 found Zimmerman not guilty in the controversial trial.
Edward Wyckoff Williams / Salon:
Our real problem is white rage  —  For all the warnings about supposed black riots, don't forget who exploded throughout the George Zimmerman affair  —  If there is no justice, there can be no peace.  But in the American South it seems white folks suddenly believe that decorum and charm …
Discussion: the daily howler and The PJ Tatler
William Saletan / Slate:
You Are Not Trayvon Martin  —  His death wasn't about race, guns, or your pet issue.
USA Today:
Column: Media got Zimmerman story wrong from start
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Newt Gingrich: Trayvon Protesters Were “Prepared To Be A Lynch Mob”
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
In Zimmerman Case, Self-Defense Was Hard to Topple
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Michele Bachmann aide Javier Sanchez arrested after Rayburn thefts  —  Capitol Police arrested an aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) after a series of thefts from the Rayburn House Office Building.  —  Javier Sanchez, 37, was arrested last Thursday, a Capitol Police spokesman said.
Discussion: The Blotter
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Bachmann aide arrested in connection with House office burglaries  —  The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) announced Monday it arrested a legislative director for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) in connection with a string of burglaries at the Rayburn House Office Building.  —  Police charged Javier Sanchez, 37, with Theft II.
Discussion: CNN and CANNONFIRE
Mila Mimica / nbcwashington.com:
Bachmann Aide Fired After Theft Arrest From Capitol Hill Office
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Michele Bachmann Wants To ‘Spank The President’ And Steal His ‘Magic Wand’
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
McCain Suggests Letting GOP Pick Nominees  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said he and Republicans are trying to strike a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to avoid his threat of triggering the “nuclear option” and would either allow up-or-down votes on seven contentious nominees or at least find …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid gives GOP ultimatum: Relent on nominees or I will go ‘nuclear’  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday said unless Republicans allow votes on seven of President Obama's pending nominees, he will trigger the “nuclear option” this week.  —  The Senate is scheduled to begin voting on Tuesday on the seven nominees.
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Is Harry Reid Bluffing About the Filibuster?
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Senate Control in 2014 Increasingly Looks Like a Tossup  —  This weekend's announcement by the former governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer, that he would not seek that state's Democratic nomination for Senate represents the latest in a series of favorable developments for Republicans as they seek control of the chamber.
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
What Attorney General Eric Holder just said about the Zimmerman case - click to read and POST YOUR COMMENT  —  Sent to me by FNC colleague Jake Gibson:  —  There are the AG's remarks at today's Delta Sigma Theta sorority convention that will address Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman
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Micheala Periera / CNN:
Teens chase kidnapping suspect on bikes, save 5-year-old girl  —  (CNN) — Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl — on their bicycles.  —  Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was playing in her front yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she vanished Thursday afternoon.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
McDonalds Tells Workers To Budget By Getting A Second Job And Turning Off Their Heat  —  McDonalds has partnered with Visa to launch a website to help its low-wage workers making an average $8.25 an hour to budget.  But while the site is clearly meant to illustrate that McDonalds workers …
Discussion: The Impolitic
Dylan Byers / Politico:
MSNBC crushed in Zimmerman ratings race  —  MSNBC's ratings woes came into sharp relief on Monday with the release of the preliminary numbers for the Zimmerman verdict.  —  In the 10-11 p.m. hour on Saturday night, when the verdict in, Fox News had 3,682,000 total viewers …
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Ratings: More Than 10 Million People Watch Cable News As Zimmerman Verdict Read
Discussion: Mediaite
Ariel Kaminer / New York Times:
Petraeus's Pay for Part-Time CUNY Job, Criticized at $200,000, Drops to $1  —  It was supposed to be a feather in the cap for the City University of New York's ambitious honors college.  Or perhaps a careful first step back into public life for a leader sidelined by scandal.
Amita Sharma / KPBS San Diego:
Ex-Fiancee Urges Filner To Submit Resignation  —  Says Sexually Explicit Messages To Other Women Led To Separation  —  The ex-fiancee of beleaguered San Diego Mayor Bob Filner says she ended her relationship with him because he became increasingly abusive toward her and began sending sexually …
Katherine Rosenberg / Corpus Christi Caller-Times:
BREAKING NEWS: Nueces County sheriff confirms judge found dead at courthouse  —  CORPUS CHRISTI — State District Judge Tom Greenwell was found dead from a gunshot wound Monday night in his chambers, Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin confirmed.  —  Corpus Christi police …
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Can History Be Restarted?  —  The Daniel Johnson article on “The Decline and Fall of the History Men” linked here in our picks section yesterday deserves additional reflection.  Johnson laments the fact that no one writes “big history” in the style of Gibbon, Macaulay, or (more recently) Trevor-Roper.
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Rachel Jeantel Explains The Difference Between ‘N*gga’ And ‘N*gger’ To Piers Morgan  —  In the third part of Piers Morgan's extensive, exclusive interview with Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel about her testimony in the George Zimmerman trial, the host asked his guest if there was anything she wished she'd said on the stand.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Jenny McCarthy officially named ‘The View’ co-host  —  Done deal: Jenny McCarthy is joining The View.  —  The comedian-actress will fill one of the open slots on ABC's popular daytime talk show this fall.  —  Longtime The View fans already have some sense of what she's like on the panel.
 
 
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Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
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And they're off: 2016 has already started
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