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Kevin Clay / WESH-TV:
George Zimmerman involved in shooting in Lake Mary, police say  —  Zimmerman appeared to suffer minor wound, officers say  —  George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident in Lake Mary on Monday afternoon, according to Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell.
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www.wftv.com:
George Zimmerman wounded in Lake Mary shooting incident  —  LAKE MARY, Fla. —  Channel 9 has learned that George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident Monday in Seminole County on Lake Mary Boulevard.  —  Authorities said Zimmerman suffered injuries to the face during a confrontation with a driver.
mynews13.com:
George Zimmerman shot, injured in Lake Mary road rage incident  —  LAKE MARY —  George Zimmerman was shot and suffered minor injuries in what Lake Mary police called a road rage incident Monday afternoon.  —  The shooting happened sometime around the 1 p.m. hour on Lake Mary Boulevard and Rinehart Road, police said.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
CNN:
Police: George Zimmerman involved in Florida shooting
Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman shot at in Lake Mary
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
The Prize For The Most Racist Interview Of A 2016 Candidate Goes To Bloomberg's Mark Halperin  —  Bloomberg's Mark Halperin, who somehow managed to act like a bigger jerk than Ted Cruz  —  Late last month, Bloomberg's Mark Halperin conducted a cringe-worthy interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
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Ted Cruz / Facebook:
Mark Halperin is a serious and fair-minded journalist.  Today he kindly issued an apology for some silly questions he asked me in an interview.  The apology was unnecessary -\-\ no offense was taken, nor, I believe, intended -\-\ but is certainly appreciated.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Mark Halperin's cringey Ted Cruz interview is all part of the Halperin Primary  —  The San Jose Mercury News's Ruben Navarrette was watching a week-old interview between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Bloomberg's Mark Halperin when he suddenly felt a wave of nausea.
Discussion: Mediaite, Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Max Fisher / Vox:
The many problems with Seymour Hersh's Osama bin Laden conspiracy theory  —  On Sunday, the legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh finally released a story that he has been rumored to have been working on for years: the truth about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
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Seymour M. Hersh / London Review of Books:
The Killing of Osama bin Laden
Mark Lagerkvist / Watchdog.org:
Big appetite: Christie buys $300K of food & booze with NJ expense account  —  GRILLED: Chris Christie's state-paid grocery bills shrank after Barbara Walters asked if he was too heavy to be president  —  Chris Christie's expense account tells a story of appetite and ambition …
ABC News:
Rand Paul Presidential Campaign Staffer Licks Camera of Democratic Tracker … A Democratic tracker got a licking Monday while attending a Rand Paul campaign event in New Hampshire.  —  A campaign staffer for the Republican presidential candidate licked the camera lens of a tracker …
Discussion: abc7news.com
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Adam B. Lerner / Politico:
Rand Paul aide licks tracker's camera
Discussion: Gawker and BuzzFeed
Jeffrey Tayler / Salon:
The left has Islam all wrong: Bill Maher, Pamela Geller and the reality progressives must face  —  Whatever her views on other matters are, Pamela Geller is right about one thing: last week's Islamist assault on the “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest she hosted in Texas proves the jihad …
Discussion: Chicks on the Right
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Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
‘SNL’ (Doesn't) Draw the Line at Prophet Muhammad  —  In Saturday night's skit, the venerable comedy show skewers Islamic extremists, Islamophobes, and 1990s game shows.  —  Saturday Night Live has really crossed the line this time!  On Saturday night this venerable comedy institution …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Elizabeth Warren fires back at Obama: Here's what they're really fighting about  —  In an interview with Yahoo News that ran over the weekend, President Obama intensified his push-back against Elizabeth Warren and other critics of the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, flatly declaring that Warren is “absolutely wrong.”
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wall Street Vampires
Tobias Salinger / NY Daily News:
UCSD art student forced to perform naked to pass, mom protests, art professor says that's not the full-frontal truth (VIDEO)  —  Visual arts students at the University of California, San Diego, must exhibit themselves in the buff before a naked class of 20 and a nude professor or fail an upper-level course, a disgusted mom told KGTV-TV.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Clinton Foundation's Behind-the-Scenes Battle With a Charity Watchdog Group  —  After landing on a high-profile watch list, the Clinton group is fighting to recover its good name.  —  Shares  —  Last Wednesday, Bill Clinton ratcheted up Clintonworld's counter assault on Clinton Cash …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Alex Jones: ABC News Used ‘Dirty Tricks’ To Silence Me About Texas Takeover  —  Radio host Alex Jones has been the most outspoken conspiracy theorist of “Jade Helm 15,” an upcoming U.S. military training exercise that some people believe is a cover for the implementation of martial law.
Discussion: Mediaite and Washington Monthly
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Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
ABC News Has No Idea What Alex Jones' Deal Is
Discussion: The Daily Banter and Liberaland
Neil Macdonald / CBC News:
Ottawa considering hate charges against those who boycott Israel  —  Blaney's office cites ‘comprehensive’ hate laws for new zero tolerance plans  —  The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons  —  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State's nail salon industry.  —  Effective immediately …
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
HHS: Insurers must cover all birth control  —  Insurers must cover a wide range of contraceptive methods at no cost to consumers, the Obama administration said Monday in new guidance to health insurance companies.  —  The guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Bill won't campaign for Hillary in 2015, aides say  —  President Clinton will not hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in 2015, aides told The Washington Post, keeping in line with his promise to be a “backstage adviser” to her White House run.  —  “He's completely focused right …
Dave Urbanski / TheBlaze.com:
Surveillance Video Shows What Happens When Thugs Mess With the Wrong Concealed Carry Permit Holder  —  Florida officials have determined that a concealed carry permit holder who fatally shot a man earlier this year acted in self-defense — and a newly released surveillance video showed how the scary scene unfolded.
Michael C Bender / Bloomberg Business:
Jeb Bush Says He Wouldn't Repeal Obama's Immigration Actions Right Away  —  He may be a staunch critic of President Obama's executive orders on immigration, but Jeb Bush wouldn't rush to repeal them if he's the next White House resident.  —  In an interview scheduled to air Monday night on Fox News …
Richard Fry / Pew Research Center:
Millennials surpass Gen Xers as the largest generation in U.S. labor force  —  More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015), and this year they surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, according …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Why Hillary Clinton needs Elizabeth Warren  —  Elizabeth Warren has pulled off something remarkable in the Democratic primary: she's managed to set the terms of the challenge to Hillary Clinton without actually entering the race and challenging Clinton herself.
Discussion: The New Republic and Hullabaloo
 
 
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