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11:50 PM ET, July 2, 2014

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Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Hobby Lobby Is Already Creating New Religious Demands on Obama  —  This week, in the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court ruled that a religious employer could not be required to provide employees with certain types of contraception.  That decision is beginning to reverberate …
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ThinkProgress:
The Most Partisan Supreme Court Justice Of All  —  In mid-November of 2012, hundreds of tuxedo-clad Republican lawyers gathered at a hotel ballroom in Washington, DC.  They were a mix of heads hung in dejection and chests puffed out in compensatory bluster.
Paul Horwitz / New York Times:
Hobby Lobby Is Only the Beginning  —  TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — THE United States Constitution speaks of the Supreme Court's jurisdiction over “cases” and “controversies.”  But when social controversies do come before the court, its powers are limited.  In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores …
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Liberals' Hobby Lobby Doublethink
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:   Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Floodgates  —  A lot of us gabbers suggested yesterday …
Discussion: Eschaton
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
The Last Time the Supreme Court Meddled in Women's Health, It Was a Big Setback for the GOP
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Exclusive: A Liberal Organization's Post-Hobby Lobby Battle Plan
Discussion: National Review
Alexis Levinson / Roll Call:
Thad Cochran Conference Call Descends Into Chaos  —  Thad Cochran, above, won the GOP runoff for Senate.  (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)  —  A conference call held by Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign quickly devolved into chaos and ended Wednesday after one of the participants repeatedly asked racially charged questions.
Discussion: Washington Post and Booman Tribune
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Nicholas P. Fandos / Politico:
Thad Cochran press call crashed by taunter
Discussion: CNN and BizPac Review
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Lawmaker fuming after HHS immigrant facility denies him entry  —  Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) issued a scathing press release Wednesday after he was denied access to a facility in his state housing more than 1,000 children who crossed the border illegally.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Congressman Jim Bridenstine:
Congressman Bridenstine Denied Access to UAC Housing at Ft. Sill  —  Washington, DC, July 2, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Congressman Bridenstine said, “There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held.
Danny Vinik / The New Republic:
Don't Put Much Stock in That Poll Calling Obama the Worst President  —  Bush was the “worst,” too  —  There's a new Quinnipiac poll shooting around the Internet this morning that has a shocking headline: Americans think Barack Obama is the worst modern-day president.
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Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Poll: Obama worst president since WWII
Emily Rudisill / A Bullseye View:
Target Addresses Firearms in Stores  —  Every day at Target, in everything we do, we ask ourselves what is right for our guests?  We make all of our decisions with that question in mind.  Questions have circulated in recent weeks around Target's policy on the “open carry” of firearms in its stores.
Staci Zaretsky / Above the Law:
Much Maligned Law School Cuts First-Year Class, Announces Layoffs  —  If you've managed to jump onto the speeding “now is a great time to apply to law school” train, then you might want to fling yourself onto the tracks, because that thing is about to derail.
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Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Two Guys With Guns Have Showdown On First Day Of Georgia's New ‘Guns Everywhere’ Law
DownWithTyranny!:
Bagels And Cream Cheese And A Million Of His Own Dollars Won't Win Sean Eldridge A Seat In Congress  —  Poor Sean Eldridge!  Well, not really... he's very rich.  He married Chris Hughes, the former Harvard roommate of Mark Zuckerberg and the ultimate example of being in the right place at the right time.
Los Angeles Times:
Murrieta protesters turn back Border Patrol detainees  —  Amid rising concern over a surge of young immigrants crossing the border illegally, flag-waving protesters blocked three busloads of detainees in Riverside County on Tuesday, preventing them from reaching a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta.
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Pastor Scott / Scott Lively Ministries:
HBO's “Last Week Tonight” Attacks Pastor Lively  —  On Sunday night I was attacked on HBO's “Last Week Tonight” a supposed comedy/news show in the mold of The Daily Show.  The host is a Brit named John Oliver.  —  Today, the local news organization here in Springfield, MA, MassLive.com …
James Ball / Guardian:
EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google  —  Publishers must fight back against this indirect challenge to press freedom, which allows articles to be ‘disappeared’.  Editorial decisions belong with them, not Google  —  When you Google someone from within the EU …
Zach Baron / GQ Magazine Online:
Cliven Bundy's War: Inside the Rancher's Independent Sovereign Republic  —  Did you know there was a revolutionary war fought on American soil earlier this spring?  It's true!  Back in April, a small band of militiamen led by a rabble-rousing Nevada rancher named Cliven Bundy defeated …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Issa To Obama: Deport Dreamers  —  House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is calling on President Barack Obama to deport more young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers.  —  Issa and 32 House Republican colleagues sent a letter to the president …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 
 
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Rasmussen Reports:
49% Favor Religious Exemption from Contraceptive Mandate, 39% Oppose
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Republican: ‘No problem’ for path to legal status
Sarah Smith / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: Soccer ‘enjoyable’
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and Hot Air
Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
Burger King sells gay pride Whopper
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Hot Air and The Daily Caller
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Charts: The Clintons' Well-Oiled Fundraising Machine
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
At time of austerity, 8 universities spent top dollar on Hillary Rodham Clinton speeches
Discussion: National Review and Viking Pundit
KUSA-TV:
Armed waitresses on menu in Rifle restaurant
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Layoffs at Wall Street Journal as Part of Newsroom Re-evaluation
Reason:
Selling Obamacare  —  The weird, misleading propaganda behind the federal health care law
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Male-female pay gap remains entrenched at White House