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3:45 PM ET, July 21, 2013


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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
McCain Praises Obama's Race Speech: 'We've Still Got A Long Way To Go' On Race Relations  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called on lawmakers across the country, including in his home state of Arizona, to review the Stand Your Ground law that allowed George Zimmerman to walk free in the days …
Garance Franke-Ruta / The Atlantic Online:
The Time Obama Was Mistaken for a Waiter at a Tina Brown Book Party  —  He was a state senator then, and one of the few African Americans at the elite New York media event.  —  Obama's frank remarks on race and how he also has been seen as someone less than who he is led journalist Katie Rosman …
Ashley Killough / CNN:
McCain calls for review of ‘stand your ground’ laws
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Dem Rep. Rush, Gingrich spar over Trayvon Martin hoodie, urban violence  —  Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) sparred Sunday over their commitment to ending gang violence and Rush's choice to wear a hooded sweatshirt on the House floor in honor of Trayvon Martin.
Discussion: CNN
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Leading Black Caucus member not ready to call for Florida boycott
Discussion: Politico
Javier Manjarres / The Shark Tank:
Trayvon Martin Alleged to Have Assaulted His Teacher, Dad Denies It
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Demonstrations Across the Country Commemorate Trayvon Martin
Discussion: Althouse
Bob Ward / Aspen Times:
In Snowmass, Scalia says judges should not be policy makers  —  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia used the twin terrors of Nazi Germany and radical Islam to warn a Snowmass Village audience Saturday about the dangers of judicial activism.  —  Speaking to a gathering …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Peak Scalia  —  With his own claims to originalism fading fast, Scalia suggests liberal judicial activism, practiced by some of colleagues on the Court, is part of what brought about the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.  The speech was an address to the Utah State Bar Association.  —  From the Aspen Times ...
Brendan Sasso / The Hill:
Bill requiring warrants for email searches nears Senate vote  —  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is pushing to fast-track legislation that would require police to obtain a warrant before accessing emails and other private online messages.  —  Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) …
Paul Krugman:
The Great Pension Scare  —  OK, this is quite amazing: Dean Baker catches the WaPo editorial page claiming that we have $3.8 trillion in unfunded state and local pension liabilities.  Say it in your best Dr. Evil voice: THREE POINT EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS.  Except the study the WaPo cites …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Balloon Juice
Unfunded Pension Liabilities Are $1 Trillion, Not $3.8 Trillion: Never Take Anything In a Washington Post Editorial At Face Value  —  Sorry folks, I committed the cardinal sin of accepting an assertion from a Washington Post editorial without carefully checking it myself.
Jordan Fabian / ABC News:
Steve King: No Legal Status for DREAMers  —  Rep. Steve King, arguably the foremost immigration hawk in the House, isn't open to the idea of providing a pathway to citizenship to the undocumented children of immigrants.  —  Next week, the House will consider a GOP bill that offers relief …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Mediaite
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:   Confronted By Univision Reporter, Steve King Says Comparison Of Immigrants To Dogs Was A Compliment
CBS News:
Violence continues in France over Islamic veil ban  —  Some 20 cars have been torched and four people detained in a second night of violence in suburbs west of Paris.  —  France's interior minister said Sunday that the incidents overnight targeted the town of Elancourt.
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Jihad Watch
Violence unveiled: Paris clashes sparked after police stop Muslim woman
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Boehner promises more House votes against ObamaCare  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Sunday to hold more House votes to thwart ObamaCare, a major priority for the GOP as the law is implemented.  —  “You're going to see a lot more,” Boehner told CBS's “Face the Nation.”
Discussion: Politico, ThinkProgress and Right Turn
Sam Baker / The Hill:   Obama tries to regain ObamaCare edge after mandate delay setback
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Republican War on Obamacare Reaching Absurd New Heights  —  We all know that Republicans are hellbent on sabotaging Obamacare any way they can.  But the lengths they're going to are pretty astonishing.  A few weeks ago The Hill reported that some Republican congressional offices …
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Paiagirl / Firedoglake:
Mixed Messages: Where Does Rep. Hanabusa Stand on Social Security?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Richard RJ Eskow / Crooks and Liars:
McDonald's Accidentally Served Up Minimum Wage ‘McManifesto’
Sharon LaFraniere / New York Times:
Math Behind Leak Crackdown: 153 Cases, 4 Years, 0 Indictments
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Booman Tribune
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Toko Sekiguchi / Wall Street Journal:
Japan's Ruling Bloc Secures Parliament in Big Election Win for Premier Abe
Discussion: Via Meadia
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
Detroit Court Case Presents an Impossible Choice
Discussion: Hot Air
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Don Lemon Blasts Ben Ferguson Over Racial Profiling: 'Who Are You To Tell Us We're Not Having That Experience?'
Discussion: The Raw Story
Jeff Carter / Points and Figures:
Why Chicago is NOT Detroit, But Illinois Is
Richard Pildes / Election Law Blog:
Did Election Fraud Help Win the Civil War?
Discussion: Balkinization