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wtfpod.com:
WTF Podcast  —  Episode 613 - President Barack Obama  —  Marc welcomes the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to the garage for conversation about college, fitting in, race relations, gun violence, changing the status quo, disappointing your fans, comedians, fatherhood and overcoming fear.
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Deena Zaru / CNN:
Obama uses N-word, says we are ‘not cured’ of racism  —  Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama used the n-word to make a point about the reality of racism in America during an interview released Monday with comedian Marc Maron.  —  Obama weighed in for the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron” …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Obama uses the N-word in podcast interview  —  President Barack Obama did not mince words in discussing race in a recent interview, going so far as to use the N-word in talking about America's complex racial history when speaking to Marc Maron on the comedian's “WTF” podcast in Los Angeles last week.
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Guest Calls Obama ‘The Rapper-In-Chief’ For Using N-Word (VIDEO)
Discussion: Raw Story
Grace Beahm / Post and Courier:
Haley will call for the Confederate flag's removal today  —  Staff reports  —  Gov. Nikki Haley will hold a news conference in Columbia at 4 p.m. today at which, sources said, she will call for the Confederate flag to come down from the Statehouse grounds.
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Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News:
Nikki Haley, Lindsey Graham Will Call for Removal of Confederate Flag, Sources Say  —  South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham plan to call for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the state Capitol, sources told NBC News on Monday.
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Host: Why Are GOPers Being Asked About Democrats' Confederate Flag? (VIDEO)
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Rodney Smolla / Washington Monthly:
South Carolina: Give Up a Little Pride to Grant Others a Little Peace
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Hanna Trudo / Politico:
AP photo shows a gun pointed at Ted Cruz's head  —  In an Associated Press image that drew comment and criticism on Twitter on Sunday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is seen speaking with what appeared to be a gun aimed straight at him.  —  The photograph — taken by the AP's Charlie Neibergall …
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Jon Swaine / Guardian:
Leader of group cited in ‘Dylann Roof manifesto’ donated to top Republicans  —  The leader of a rightwing group that Dylann Roof allegedly credits with helping to radicalise him against black people before the Charleston church massacre has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Republicans …
Charlie Neibergall / BREITBART.COM:
Of course, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a Republican.  —  That puts him in proximity with guns and gun posters, as seen in this picture from Associated Press photog Charlie Neibergall, more often than Democrats.  —  Still, imagine a similar situation-a U.S. Senator campaigning for President …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
White Supremacist Who Influenced Charleston Suspect Donated to 2016 G.O.P. Campaigns
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law.cornell.edu:   certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the ninth circuit
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Kimble v. Marvel: Justice Kagan's top Spider-Man jokes in a big patent case
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
SCOTUS sides with raisin farmers in just compensation case  —  The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government must pay just compensation for personal property — as well as real property — it takes under the Fifth Amendment.  —  The 8-1 ruling sided against a generations-old federal program …
Discussion: Politico, Hit & Run, Moe Lane and RedState
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Ilya Somin / Washington Post:
Property owners prevail in raisin takings case
Discussion: USA Today and Althouse
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
In U.S., Socialist Presidential Candidates Least Appealing  —  Story Highlights  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the 2016 presidential election field takes shape, more than nine in 10 Americans say they would vote for a qualified presidential candidate who is Catholic, a woman, black, Hispanic or Jewish.
Stephanie Armour / Wall Street Journal:
MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber Had Bigger Role in Health Law, Emails Show  —  Adviser whose comments on Affordable Care Act touched off a furor worked more closely than previously known with White House  —  Jonathan Gruber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist whose comments …
Larry Klayman / WND:
Obama's race war has real consequences  —  Exclusive: Larry Klayman sees S.C. murders as fallout from prez's ‘stirring up of hatred’  —  Larry Klayman is a former Justice Department prosecutor and the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch.  His latest book is “Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment.”
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John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:   Only Difference Between Dylann Roof and Bill Ayers Is Legitimacy Among the Left
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
How Megyn Kelly Became the New Star of Fox News  —  Megyn Kelly is bucking the conventional wisdom of what it means to be a Fox News anchor.  The take-no-prisoners newswoman isn't afraid to throw hardballs at Republicans.  She recently lectured Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over his penchant for arguing with female reporters.
Discussion: TVNewser
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Carson Calls Out GOPers Who Won't Say Charleston Shooter Is Racist  —  Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson on Monday knocked some of the 2016 contenders who have declined to say that the shooting at a historic black church in Charleston was racially motivated.
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Ben S. Carson / USA Today:
Ben Carson: Call it racism
NBC News:
First Read: Jeb Bush Leads the GOP Pack  —  First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.  —  Jeb leads the GOP pack  —  A brand-new national NBC/WSJ poll finds Jeb Bush leading …
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Ben S. Bernanke / Brookings Institute:
Say it ain't so, Jack  —  I must admit I was appalled to hear of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's decision last week to demote Alexander Hamilton from his featured position on the ten dollar bill.  My reaction has been widely shared, see for example here, here, here, here, and here.
 
 
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Howard Kurtz / Fox News:
After Charleston church tragedy, reckless rhetoric from pundits and politicians
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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