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David Weigel / Slate:
Photo: Hooters Restaurants in San Diego Won't Serve Bob Filner  —  Earlier today, the executive director of the San Diego Republican Party tweeted this image from in front of the Hooters in Rancho Bernardo.  —  According to the manager of that restaurant, all of the Hooters locations in the city …
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Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Hooters sign: Bob Filner won't be served
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
BuzzFeed:
San Diego Hooters Won't Serve Bob Filner
Jessica Taylor / NBC Politics:
Cory Booker wins Democratic primary in New Jersey  —  While accepting the Democratic primary nomination to the US Senate for New Jersey, Newark Mayor Cory Booker lays out his vision for the state and country as senator.  He also takes aim at his Republican opponent Steve Lonegan.
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Alex Pareene / Salon:
Don't vote for Cory Booker today  —  Today New Jersey Democrats will decide who will be their nominee for the United States Senate.  The winner of today's primary election will be the heavy favorite in the general election.  If any New Jersey voters are reading, and they have not yet voted …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Cory Booker wins N.J. Senate primary  —  Newark Mayor Cory Booker, already considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, took a major step toward becoming New Jersey's next senator as he cruised to victory in the Garden State's primary Tuesday.  —  About 45 minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m. …
Discussion: New Jersey Online and WJLA-TV
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
New Jersey Republicans Nominate Koch Brothers Operative For Senate  —  The New Jersey Republicans voted Tuesday — in a low-turnout primary — to nominate Steve Lonegan for the remainder of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D) term.  Lonegan, the former New Jersey head for the Koch Brothers' Americans …
TIME:
Does Cory Booker Really Want to Come to Washington?
Discussion: ABC News, The Reaction and The Fix
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: Pathway to citizenship would boost GDP by $1.4T over decade  —  The White House on Tuesday released a new report arguing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants would add 2 million jobs to the economy and boost gross domestic product by $1.4. trillion over the next decade.
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Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Rubio Warns Obama Could Act to Legalize Immigrants
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Snowden: NSA targeted journalists critical of government after 9/11  —  National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden accused the NSA of targeting reporters who wrote critically about the government after 9/11 and warned it was “unforgivably reckless” for journalists to use unencrypted email messages when discussing sensitive matters.
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Peter Maass / New York Times:
How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets  —  This past January, Laura Poitras received a curious e-mail from an anonymous stranger requesting her public encryption key.  For almost two years, Poitras had been working on a documentary about surveillance, and she occasionally received queries from strangers.
Peter Maass / New York Times:
Q. & A.: Edward Snowden Speaks to Peter Maass
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  August 13, 2013 - De Blasio Leads See-Saw New York City Mayoral Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Stop-And-Frisk Could Be Helping New Front-Runner  —  With strong support from white Democratic likely primary voters and voters critical of the so- called stop-and-frisk police tactic …
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Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
The Gray Lady Has a Crush on ‘Gangly Liberal’ Bill de Blasio
Harlan Protass / Slate:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Friends Should Not Spend 25 Years in Prison  —  They're collateral damage in the Boston Marathon bombing.  —  Last week, Carmen Ortiz, Boston's top federal prosecutor, indicted Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, two college buddies of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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Miketoole / CBS Boston:
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect's Friends Face Obstruction Charges
Discussion: RIA Novosti and TalkLeft
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
White House denies intel chief will lead NSA surveillance review  —  The Obama administration is denying that James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, will control a review of the government's surveillance programs.  —  Privacy advocates expressed dismay on Monday …
Kerry M. Flynn / The Day newspaper:
Returning submariner celebrates with marriage proposal  —  USS New Mexico crew member surprises partner at dock  —  Groton — After six months aboard the USS New Mexico (SSN 779), MM2 2nd class Jerrel Revels stepped onto Pier 31 at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton Monday afternoon …
Dave Helling / Kansas City Star:
Missouri rodeo cowboy official resigns amid Obama-masked clown furor  —  Outrage over a rodeo clown's masked performance as President Barack Obama at the Missouri State Fair spilled into Tuesday as the president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association announced his resignation.
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Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
92-Year-Old Who Once Faced Literacy Tests Sues North Carolina Over New Wave Of Voter Suppression  —  When Rosanell Eaton was 21 years old and living in segregated North Carolina, she became one of the first African Americans in her county registered to vote, after successfully completing …
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
Until Last Week, The Official Policy Of One Virginia City Was To Assume All Rape Victims Were Lying  —  Until last week, Norfolk, Virginia police classified sexual assault claims to be “unfounded” — or not valid — by default.  According to the Virginian-Pilot, a 22-year-old woman's case …
Discussion: The Raw Story
John Hudson / Foreign Policy:
Exclusive: After Multiple Denials, CIA Admits to Snooping on Noam Chomsky  —  For years, the Central Intelligence Agency denied it had a secret file on MIT professor and famed dissident Noam Chomsky.  But a new government disclosure obtained by The Cable reveals for the first time that the agency …
Discussion: The Raw Story, Mediaite and Hullabaloo
Emma Green / The Atlantic Online:
Jean Bethke Elshtain, a Political Scientist Unafraid to Talk God, Has Died  —  “We're in real danger of reducing the person to his or her genotype,” she warned in 2001.  —  “Public intellectuals, much of the time at least, should be party poopers,” Jean Bethke Elshtain declared in 2001.
Discussion: Power Line
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
A Former Engine of the G.O.P., the Town Hall Meeting, Cools Down  —  WASHINGTON — Representative Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, is no stranger to town hall meetings and their political possibilities.  Four summers ago, he helped his party use them to stoke opposition to President Obama's health care bill.
Joel Kotkin / Newgeography.com:
Entrepreneurs Turn Oligarchs  —  For a generation, most Americans, whatever their politics, have largely admired Silicon Valley as an exemplar of enlightened free-market capitalism.  Yet, increasingly, the one-time folk heroes are beginning to appear more like a digital version of President George W. Bush's “axis of evil.”
Discussion: Instapundit
Matt Higgins / CBS Las Vegas:
New Mexico Court Rules Non-English Speaking Citizens Can Serve On Juries  —  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers that citizens who don't speak English have the right to serve on juries.  —  The court issued the admonition in a ruling …
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Tackling the Roots of Rape  —  Steubenville.  The Naval Academy.  Vanderbilt University.  The stories of young men sexually assaulting young women seem never to stop, despite all the education we've had and all the progress we've supposedly made, and there are times when I find myself darkly wondering …
Discussion: NewsBusters, The Dish and Shakesville
David J. Bobb / Wall Street Journal:
Howard Zinn and the Art of Anti-Americanism  —  Hollywood and the academic left have made the late Marxist historian more influential than ever.  —  Upon the death of the Marxist-inspired historian Howard Zinn in 2010, eulogies rang out from coast to coast calling him a heroic champion of the unsung masses.
 
 
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