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4:25 PM ET, July 15, 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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USA Today:
Column: Media got Zimmerman story wrong from start … The role of the media cannot be ignored in the Zimmerman case.  —  CONNECT  —  It's complicated.  —  Life is packed with nuances and subtleties and shades of gray.  —  But the news media are often uncomfortable in such murky terrain.
Discussion: the daily howler and TheBlaze.com
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
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
In Zimmerman Case, Self-Defense Was Hard to Topple  —  SANFORD, Fla. — From the moment George Zimmerman held up his arms and told the police that he had shot Trayvon Martin, one fact was undisputed: an unarmed black teenager lay dead.  —  But as one top Florida defense lawyer, Michael Band …
New York Times:
Trayvon Martin's Legacy  —  It may not be possible to consider the case of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted Saturday of all charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin, as anything but a sad commentary on the state of race relations and the battle over gun rights in America today.
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.
Erik Wemple:
Zimmerman lawyer to move ‘asap’ against NBC News
CNN:
Obama won't get involved in federal charges against Zimmerman
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
George HW Bush to Visit White House
Discussion: Politico, Associated Press and CNN
David DeBolt / Contra Costa Times:
Hayward: Woman allegedly attacks 73-year-old musician on stage after song dedicated to Trayvon Martin
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Zimmerman's Brother Goes After Trayvon On CNN: ‘What Makes People Angry Enough To Attack The Way He Did?’
John Fund / National Review:
Injudicious Criminal Justice in Florida
Politico:
Reid digs in as Senate nears nuclear option showdown  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn't backing down from the “nuclear option” as Democrats and Republicans clash ahead of a rare meeting in the Old Senate Chamber.  —  The nuclear option — which would allow Reid to end filibusters …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid gives GOP ultimatum: Relent on nominees or I will go ‘nuclear’
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Reid To Republicans: If You Want Me To Back Down On Filibuster Reform ‘Stop The Filibusters’
Discussion: Daily Kos
New York Times:
Saying Senate Is ‘Broken,’ Reid Vows to Limit Filibuster
Discussion: Yahoo! News
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.
Jay Root / The Texas Tribune:
Wendy Davis Raises Nearly $1 Million … State Sen. Wendy Davis, the new star of the Texas Democratic Party, raised nearly $1 million in the final two weeks of June, much of it from small donors who sent her money after she launched her famous filibuster of a restrictive abortion bill, her campaign will reveal Monday.
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Wendy R. Davis / Washington Post:
Wendy Davis: Why I stood up for Texas women
Discussion: Greg's Opinion and Daily Kos
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
House GOP's endgame on immigration: Do nothing? … This is why the critical question remains: Is there anything that can get a majority of House Republicans to support a path to citizenship under any circumstances?  If there isn't, then there is no percentage for those House Republicans …
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Fox News:
House Republicans to vote on ObamaCare, say Obama's delay of employer mandate unfair
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Opinion: GOP right's anger fueled by fear
Discussion: Politico and Ross Douthat
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.
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 …
John Hudson / Foreign Policy:
U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News To Americans  —  For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government's mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences.  But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
In U.S., More Relate to Democrats Than GOP on Immigration  —  Hispanics heavily favor Democrats on immigration, while whites are divided  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans are more likely to say their views on immigration and immigration reform align with the Democratic Party's …
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Jill Lawrence / NationalJournal.com:
The Myth of Marco Rubio's Immigration Problem
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hunger Games, U.S.A.  —  Something terrible has happened to the soul of the Republican Party.  We've gone beyond bad economic doctrine.  We've even gone beyond selfishness and special interests.  At this point we're talking about a state of mind that takes positive glee in inflicting further suffering on the already miserable.
RT:
‘Heroic effort at great personal cost’: Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize  —  A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize.  He says the NSA whistleblower could help “save the prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision” …
Wall Street Journal:
Restaurant Shift: Sorry, Just Part-Time  —  More Restaurants Replace Full-Timers, Concerned About Insurance  —  Ken Adams has been turning to more part-time workers at his 10 Subway sandwich shops in Michigan to avoid possibly incurring higher health-care costs under the new federal insurance law.
Reuters:
Russia's Putin: signs Snowden is shifting on the U.S.  —  (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he saw signs that Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor turned fugitive secrets leaker, was shifting towards stopping “political activity” directed against the United States.
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
 
 
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Reuters:
Chill Cairo welcome for U.S. envoy as Mursi supporters gather
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Thomas Roberts Goes Ballistic On Hate In America, Calls For ‘I Am Other’ Agenda For MSNBC
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James Hibberd / Inside TV:
Jenny McCarthy officially named ‘The View’ co-host
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Newt Gingrich: Trayvon Protesters Were “Prepared To Be A Lynch Mob”
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New York Times:
Attention, Shoppers: Store Is Tracking Your Cell
Joseph E. Stiglitz / Opinionator:
How Intellectual Property Reinforces Inequality
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Gallup settles with DOJ for $10.5M
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Billionaire Koch brothers use Web to take on media reports they dispute
Bloomberg:
Transparency Suffers as State Department Fails to Report
Bill Keller / New York Times:
The Bloomberg Legacy  —  A DOZEN years ago I wrote a column …
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Jeff E. Schapiro / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Even McDonnell's friends bracing for the worst
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