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12:30 PM ET, June 21, 2015

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Wall Street Journal:
A Bow to Charleston  —  A Northerner bows, deeply, to the South:  —  I have never seen anything like what I saw on television this afternoon.  Did you hear the statements made at the bond hearing of the alleged Charleston, S.C., shooter?  —  Nine beautiful people slaughtered Wednesday …
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Jonathon M. Seidl / TheBlaze.com:
The Moment an MSNBC Anchor Broke Down On-Air as Glenn Beck Showed Up at the Charleston Church  —  MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts broke down on-air Friday while reporting live from Charleston, South Carolina, and the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where nine people were massacred earlier this week.
Andrew Husband / Mediaite:
FBI Director Says Charleston Shooting Not Terrorism  —  In the wake of the Charleston church shooting in South Carolina, two particular phrases have been used in the media to describe the attack — “hate crime” and “terrorist act.”  Soon after the initial reports of the tragedy …
Andrew Husband / Mediaite:
Hillary Clinton on Charleston: 'We Can't Hide' From Truth of White Privilege
Discussion: Infowars and Liberaland
Politico:
Jason Chaffetz strips Meadows of subcommittee chairmanship  —  The House Republican crackdown on bucking the leadership reaches new levels of severity.  —  The House Republican crackdown has reached a new level of severity.  —  House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz …
Discussion: BREITBART.COM
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Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
After ‘no’ vote on trade, Meadows loses subcommittee chair  —  House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has removed Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) from his post as a subcommittee chairman, according to a Chaffetz spokesperson.  —  The removal comes …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Gay Marriage's Moment  —  REMEMBER the AIDS crisis?  If you lived in a big American city during its spread, you were witness to constant sorrow and countless examples of gay people treated as second-class citizens.  —  One was almost certainly this: the steadfast, heartbroken man being shut …
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation and Towleroad
Taylor Swift:
To Apple, Love Taylor  —  I write this to explain why I'll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music.  I feel this deserves an explanation because Apple has been and will continue to be one of my best partners in selling music and creating ways for me to connect with my fans.
Michael Eric Dyson / New York Times:
Love and Terror in the Black Church  —  AT the sprawling Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas one day last spring, I was met by five men with earpieces who escorted me to the pastor's office.  As I prepared to preach that morning, a rolling phalanx of bodyguards shadowed my every move …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Influence of Money in Politics a Top Concern for Voters  —  Americans express far more alarm about the influence of money in politics than the fact that another Bush and Clinton are running for the White House, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.  —  Asked to rank their top concerns …
Discussion: Political Wire
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio's backyard battle royal  —  Florida's Miami-Dade GOP, which Jeb Bush built into a powerhouse, may not be big enough to fit two presidential candidates.  —  MIAMI — Jeb Bush built the Miami-Dade Republican Party.  And now Marco Rubio wants to take possession.
Neetzan Zimmerman / The Hill:
Rick Perry calls Charleston shooting an ‘accident’  —  An aide to Rick Perry claims the GOP presidential candidate misspoke when he referred to the mass shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., as “an accident.”  —  Speaking with Steve Malzberg of Newsmax …
Discussion: Hot Air, BizPac Review and Guardian
Jordan Schachtel / BREITBART.COM:
Ohio ISIS Recruit Was Ready to ‘Cut Off the Head of His Non-Muslim Son’  —  To show his devotion to the Islamic State terror group, and to Islam as a whole, an Ohio man arrested on Friday told an informant that he would cut off the head of his own biological son—akin to the beheadings carried …
Nicholas P. Fandos / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Calls America's Struggle With Racism Far From Over  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered on Saturday her boldest remarks yet on race and gun violence, topics that have quickly become some of the most prominent and divisive in the presidential campaign, particularly after Wednesday's mass shooting in Charleston, S.C.
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USA Today:
Arizona sheriff sending armed posse into black churches  —  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will send armed posses of volunteers to 60 black churches around Phoenix, following the deadly attack on a historically black church in Charleston.  Arpaio's office has previously been accused of racial profiling.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Mediaite
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Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio to send armed volunteers to protect churches
Discussion: Raw Story, Instapundit and Infowars
 
 
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Henri Gendreau / The Columbus Dispatch:
Columbus police officer injures 4-year-old while shooting at dog
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Americans reclaim the liberal label
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Lee Stranahan / BREITBART.COM:
Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit