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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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Cord Jefferson / Gawker:
Mayor Bob Filner Returns from Therapy to Find His Office Locks Changed  —  Things are getting downright silly in the fight to depose San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who currently stands accused of sexual harassment by more than a dozen women.  In order to try and sate his critics …
Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Hooters sign: Bob Filner won't be served
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Andrew Kaczynski:
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 …
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 …
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
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Booker Coasts in Primary; ‘Make Me Your Senator,’ He Tells New Jersey
TIME:
Does Cory Booker Really Want to Come to Washington?
Discussion: ABC News, The Reaction and The Fix
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Jamelle Bouie / The Daily Beast:
North Carolina's Attack on Voting Rights  —  A new law rushed through by North Carolina Republicans contains a laundry list of measures brazenly designed to target Democratic voters.  Jamelle Bouie on the bill so extreme Hillary Clinton is getting involved.
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Rubio Warns Obama Could Act to Legalize Immigrants  —  Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that if Congress doesn't pass immigration overhaul legislation, President Barack Obama may act on his own to legalize the 11 million immigrants already in the U.S. illegally.
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: Pathway to citizenship would boost GDP by $1.4T over decade
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
Discussion: News Desk, Politicker and Guardian
Miketoole / CBS Boston:
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect's Friends Face Obstruction Charges  —  BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Two college friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect were arraigned Tuesday on charges of disposing evidence from the suspect's dorm room.  —  Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov …
Discussion: RIA Novosti and TalkLeft
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Harlan Protass / Slate:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Friends Should Not Spend 25 Years in Prison
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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 …
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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David A. Lieb / Associated Press:
Obama Clown At Missouri State Fair Prompts Head Of Rodeo Group To Resign
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 …
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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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 …
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
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Clintonworld vs. Weiner  —  A Hillary Clinton spokesman took a shot at Anthony Weiner on Tuesday for claiming he knew what role his wife Huma Abedin would play in a 2016 Clinton presidential run, denying he had any inside knowledge.  —  “We have absolutely no clue what he was talking about,” spokesman Nick Merrill said.
Michael Bloomberg / Bloomberg:
Frisks save lives  —  Judge's ruling threatens safety  —  Excerpts from Mayor Bloomberg's remarks yesterday.  —  Our crime strategies and tools — including Stop-Question-Frisk — have made New York City the safest big city in America.  We are on pace for another record low number …
Discussion: New York Post and American Thinker
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
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
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.
Peter Cooper / USA Today:
Tompall Glaser, outlaw country artist, dies at 79  —  He was a seminal figure in country music's outlaw movement during the late 1960s and 1970s.  —  CONNECT  —  Thomas Paul “Tompall” Glaser — a staunchly independent singer, songwriter, studio owner, publisher and recording artist …
 
 
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