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9:05 PM ET, June 30, 2014


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Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Americans Losing Confidence in All Branches of U.S. Gov't  —  Confidence hits six-year low for presidency; record lows for Supreme Court, Congress  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' confidence in all three branches of the U.S. government has fallen, reaching record lows for the Supreme Court …
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
JUSTICES: CAN'T MAKE EMPLOYERS COVER CONTRACEPTION  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Hillary Clinton blasts Hobby Lobby ruling  —  Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Supreme Court's ruling in the contraception-related Hobby Lobby case “deeply disturbing.”  —  The former secretary of state and possible Democratic front-runner skewered the decision during an appearance …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Mediaite
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
6 Stupid Arguments About Hobby Lobby From Dumb Liberals  —  The Supreme Court's decision today affirming the right of business owners to run their businesses in accordance with their religious beliefs has caused no small amount of consternation among the anti-science, functionally illiterate Left.
Jeffrey Toobin / CNN:
Court rulings: It's GOP v. Democrats  —  Editor's note: Jeffrey Toobin is CNN senior legal analyst and author of “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.”  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.  —  (CNN) — Elections have consequences.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
The Hobby Lobby Case Shows Why Private Companies Shouldn't Provide Insurance.  The Government Should.  —  In one sense, the Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby seems less awful than many liberals feared it would be.  The majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito …
Jay Michaelson / The Daily Beast:
Hobby Lobby: Supreme Court Declares Itself to Be High Priest  —  In a huge shift, the Supreme Court evaluated whether a religious belief is valid to let a corporation be exempt from contraception coverage.  —  Today's Hobby Lobby ruling may be a setback, in the long run, to the conservative crusade for “religious liberty.”
Discussion: National Review and Hullabaloo
Why Today's Hobby Lobby Decision Actually Hurts People Of Faith
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Do Democrats win by losing Obamacare decision?
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton: Hobby Lobby Ruling “Deeply Disturbing”
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Hillary Clinton Calls SCOTUS's Hobby Lobby Ruling ‘Deeply Disturbing’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters:
Eugene Robinson: Hobby Lobby Sort of Like Segregationists
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
U.S. justices uphold firms' religious objections to contraception
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
BREAKING: Supreme Court Deals Sharp Blow To Public Sector Unions
Discussion: Slate
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Ginsburg: SCOTUS Has ‘Ventured Into A Minefield’ In Birth Control Ruling
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Three Bodies Found Believed to Be Missing Israelis  —  JERUSALEM — Israeli military searchers found three bodies believed to be those of the missing Israeli teenagers who disappeared more than two weeks ago in the occupied West Bank, a senior government official said on Monday.
The Times of Israel:
Dramatic developments regarding kidnapped teens  —  IDF troops increase presence in Halhul, north of Hebron in West Bank; Knesset sessions canceled; ministers set to convene; clashes between troops and Palestinians in the area  —  After 18 days of searches, the hunt for three kidnapped Israeli teens appeared …
Fox News:
Netanyahu vows ‘Hamas will pay’ after bodies of 3 kidnapped Israeli teens found
The Times of Israel:
What happened on the night of the kidnapping
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
Sam R. Hall / The Clarion-Ledger:
College GOP chairman resigns, joining Democrats  —  The chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans has resigned his post and “will be changing my party affiliation to Democrat in the next few days.”  —  Evan Alvarez resigned his post this morning, which was made public …
Boy Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound at Boy Scout Camp: SDPD  —  A 12-year-old Boy Scout shot himself in the head at the Fiesta Island Youth Camp in Mission Bay  —  A boy has died after shooting himself in the head Monday at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego, officials confirmed.
Dana Davidsen / CNN:
Hillary Clinton: Mississippi runoff ‘of major historical importance’  —  (CNN) - Hillary Clinton applauded efforts in a Republican Senate runoff election in Mississippi to reach out to voters outside its usual voting bloc.  —  Clinton said Monday the contest between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran …
Elizabeth Williamson / Wall Street Journal:
Security Detail for Fed Chairwoman Irks Neighbors  —  Residents in Gated Community Say Commotion Surrounding Yellen Is Disrupting Neighborhood  —  WASHINGTON—In the Georgetown gated community of Hillandale, residents live in secluded calm governed by some 50 pages of rules banning fences …
Rasmussen Reports:
71% Think IRS Likely to Have Destroyed E-mails to Hide Guilt  —  Most voters think it's likely the IRS deliberately destroyed e-mails about its investigations of Tea Party and other conservative groups to hide its criminal behavior.  Two-out-of-three now believe IRS employees involved …
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Obama To Move Toward Reducing Deportations Without Congress
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
White House: Congress Must Counter SCOTUS Birth Control Ruling
Discussion: Daily Kos
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
McDaniel Unveils Another Strategy Against Thad Cochran
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Monthly
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Thomas Frank / Salon:
Free markets killed capitalism: Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Amazon and the 1 percent's sick triumph over us all
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas
Discussion: TaxProf Blog and Daily Kos