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7:00 PM ET, June 22, 2015

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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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Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Host: Why Are GOPers Being Asked About Democrats' Confederate Flag?  (VIDEO)  —  Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said Monday she didn't understand why Republican presidential candidates were being “peppered” over the flying of the Confederate flag on the South Carolina state capitol grounds.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Rodney Smolla / Washington Monthly:
South Carolina: Give Up a Little Pride to Grant Others a Little Peace
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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” …
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Guest Calls Obama ‘The Rapper-In-Chief’ For Using N-Word (VIDEO)
Discussion: Raw Story
Ilya Somin / Washington Post:
Property owners prevail in raisin takings case  —  The Supreme Court has just issued its decision in Horne v. Department of Agriculture, the raisin takings case.  As most observers predicted after the oral argument, the ruling is a victory for the property owners - a very important one.
Discussion: Cato Institute, USA Today and Althouse
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Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
SCOTUS sides with raisin farmers in just compensation case
Discussion: Hit & Run, Politico, Moe Lane and RedState
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Sides With Raisin Farmers in Property Rights Case
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and Outside the Beltway
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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Charlie Neibergall / BREITBART.COM:
Of course, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a Republican.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz's Dad: Northeastern Catholics, Jews Put Being Dems Above Religion
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ovetta Wiggins / Washington Post:
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces that he has ‘advanced’ cancer  —  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with “a very advanced and very aggressive” form of cancer.  —  His wife Yumi, his daughters and sons-in-law and his young granddaughter were in the room …
Yahoo Politics:
Obama to give eulogy for slain Charleston pastor  —  President Barack Obama on Friday will deliver the eulogy for pastor and South Carolina state senator Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine victims of the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last week.  Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the service.
Discussion: ABC News
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John Nolte / BREITBART.COM:   Only Difference Between Dylann Roof and Bill Ayers Is Legitimacy Among the Left
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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: Politico and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN's GoPro antics rile Supreme Court  —  The Supreme Court of the United States briefly removed media interns from its press room on Monday after a CNN intern was caught recording video footage with a GoPro camera that he had strapped to his chest, the On Media blog has learned.
Discussion: Poynter., The Daily Caller and TVNewser
Josh Rogin / Bloomberg View:
Iran's Forces and U.S. Share a Base in Iraq  —  The U.S. military and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are getting closer and closer in Iraq, even sharing a base, while Iran uses those militias to expand its influence in Iraq and fight alongside the Bashar al-Assad regime in neighboring Syria.
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio Solidify Front-Runner Status  —  Latest poll shows a spectrum of GOP voters are open to supporting either candidate  —  Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio are solidifying their positions at the front of the pack of Republican presidential contenders, a new Wall Street Journal …
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NBC News:
First Read: Jeb Bush Leads the GOP Pack
Jonathan Gonzalez / KUSA-TV:
Brighton Police officer shares story behind emotional photo  —  BRIGHTON - The Brighton Police officer captured on camera holding and comforting a young crash victim on Thursday is sharing the emotional story for the first time.  —  Officer Nick Struck was third to arrive at the scene …
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Fox & Friends Co-Host Pete Hegseth Hits Man with Axe  —  No idea how we missed this, but here it goes: During last Sunday's broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Pete Hegseth tossed an axe to tease an upcoming segment on timbersports, missed the target, and hit a marching band percussionist standing in the distance.
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 …
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
 
 
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Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Just Hired Julian Castro's Senior Advisor
Discussion: San Antonio Current
Financial Times:
Greek public stops paying off personal debts as uncertainty grows
Discussion: Business Insider
Bill Curry / Salon:
Hillary Clinton is going to lose: She doesn't even see the frustrated progressive wave that will nominate Bernie Sanders
Discussion: Liberal Values
Paul Logothetis / USA Today:
Colombia's star predicts win over U.S. because ‘they like to talk so much’
Luc Cohen / Reuters:
Americans are drinking less coffee, one K-Cup at a time
Jim Michaels / USA Today:
Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Shellie Nelson / WQAD-TV:
Storms destroy Menominee-Dunleith fire station, winds clocked over 80 miles per hour
Discussion: FOX6Now.com and FOX31 Denver
Jamie Grierson / Guardian:
Cat clings to plane wing for flight
Discussion: The Week and CBS DC
Howard Kurtz / Fox News:
After Charleston church tragedy, reckless rhetoric from pundits and politicians
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Huffington Post