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5:40 PM ET, July 6, 2014


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Edward Klein / New York Post:
This means Warren: Obama backs challenger to Hillary  —  President Obama has bypassed Hillary Clinton, offering his support to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren if she runs for president.  —  President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs …
Washington Post:
In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are  —  Files provided by Snowden show extent to which ordinary Web users are caught in the net  —  Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners …
Little Green Footballs:
Civil Liberties Hero Edward Snowden Commits Massive Civil Liberties Violation  —  Hands over 160,000 private emails to journalists and Glenn Greenwald  —  Charles Johnson  —  I can't help noticing that the most important and troubling aspect of Barton Gellman's new NSA story for the Washington Post …
Discussion: Business Insider and Balloon Juice
John Boehner / CNN:
Why we must now sue the President  —  Editor's note: Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is speaker of the House of Representatives.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.  —  (CNN) — Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Why liberals are abandoning the Obamacare employer mandate  —  Robert Gibbs' prediction that Obamacare's employer mandate would — and perhaps should — be jettisoned shocked Democrats back in April.  —  By July, the former aide and longtime confidant of President Barack Obama had a lot more company.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Supreme Court reins in government bullies
Greg Clary / CNN:
Homeland Security chief: 'We're going to stem this tide' of illegal immigration  —  Washington (CNN) - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Sunday the Obama administration will take steps to fix the nation's broken immigration system, even without the help of Congress.
Discussion: Politico
Beaten Palestinian youth is U.S. citizen, cousin of murdered kidnap victim  —  Video shows the boy being beaten by three policemen; U.S. State Department calls for a ‘credible investigation and full accountability for any excessive use of force.’  —  The Palestinian youth who was caught …
Tina Terry / WSOC-TV:
VIDEO: Teens attack, rob ice cream man in Charlotte  —  Outraged viewers reached out to Eyewitness News about a Facebook video they said showed three young people attacking and robbing an ice cream man in Northeast Charlotte.  —  A girl opens an ice cream cart in the beginning of the video.
Jim Nolan / The Roanoke Times:
Carytown open carry demonstration draws little interest  —  More than 300 people were invited on Facebook to walk down Cary Street on July Fourth with handguns, rifles and other so-called “long guns” proudly displayed.  —  Two showed up — and they were the organizers of the midday event …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Liberaland
New York Times:
The Real Internal Revenue Scandal  —  There is a scandal going on at the Internal Revenue Service, but it has nothing to do with Lois Lerner or her missing emails.  House Republicans have not given up on their noisy crusade to tie Ms. Lerner to what they imagine to be widespread political corruption within …
Discussion: Liberaland
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
For Obama, loss of the Senate could be freeing  —  The walls seem to be closing in on the Obama presidency.  —  Iraq and Syria are overrun with terrorists.  Violence is flaring in Ukraine and on Israel's borders.  A humanitarian crisis is developing on our own southern border …
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
With Democrats split on inequality issues, Obama shifts talk away from income gap
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and Politico
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
Rocket fire pummels South amid calls for Gaza operation  —  Sha'ar Hanegev, Eshkol and Ashkelon Coast areas battered with rockets; residents instructed to stay in fortified shelters.  —  A barrage of rocket fire hit southern Israel on Sunday amid calls from within Prime Minister Binyamin …
Trevor Eischen / Politico:
Murrieta Mayor Alan Long: ‘Concerns’ about undocumented immigrants  —  The mayor of Murrieta, Calif., says his citizens have expressed “legitimate concerns” about busloads of undocumented women and children from south of the U.S.-Mexican border who were blocked from a federal processing facility by protesters.
Discussion: CNN
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
College Students Claim Voter ID Laws Discriminate Based on Age  —  WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups have spent a decade fighting requirements that voters show photo identification, arguing that this discriminates against African-Americans, Hispanics and the poor.
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Nick Rowe / Worthwhile Canadian Initiative:
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CBS News:
VIDEO: Calif. officer beating woman on roadside
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Mediaite
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