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11:05 AM ET, June 26, 2015


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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Gay Marriage Upheld by Supreme Court in Close Ruling  —  WASHINGTON — In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.  —  The 5-to-4 decision, the culmination of decades …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hooray for Obamacare  —  Was I on the edge of my seat, waiting for the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare subsidies?  No — I was pacing the room, too nervous to sit, worried that the court would use one sloppily worded sentence to deprive millions of health insurance …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court rules gay couples nationwide have a right to marry  —  The Supreme Court on Friday delivered an historic victory for gay rights, ruling 5-4 that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live and that states may no longer reserve the right only for heterosexual couples.
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
The Roberts Court's Reality Check  —  Sometimes the Supreme Court moves in mysterious ways.  The health care decision was not one of those times.  —  A case that six months ago seemed to offer the court's conservatives a low-risk opportunity to accomplish what they almost did in 2012 …
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
Doom for a Cynical Assault on Obamacare  —  Supporters of the Affordable Care Act, starting with President Barack Obama, have generally taken the high road in response to Thursday's decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the heart of the law.  Graciousness in victory is, perhaps, its own reward.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
On Obamacare, John Roberts helps overthrow the Constitution  —  Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. (Larry Downing/Reuters)  —  Conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court's complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS's disregard of the statute's plain and purposeful language.
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare  —  A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in ObamaCare.  —  Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join …
The Hill:
Supreme Court ruling legalizes same-sex marriage  —  The Supreme Court in an historic 5-4 ruling on Friday said there is a right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states, delivering a monumental win for gay rights across the country.  —  Justice Anthony Kennedy, often the swing vote on the court …
Discussion: Hot Air
Yahoo Politics:
Supreme Court affirms right to gay marriage  —  The Supreme Court has found a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, striking down bans in 14 states and handing a historic victory to the gay rights movement that would have been unthinkable just 10 years ago.
Discussion: CNN, Outside the Beltway and Politico
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:   Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Is a Nationwide Right
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Conservatives steamed at Chief Justice Roberts' betrayal
Erin Mershon / Politico:
Republican lawmaker introduces ‘SCOTUScare Act’
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Yet Again, A Scalia Dissent Is Used Against Him
New York Times:
The Supreme Court Saves Obamacare, Again
Discussion: Vox, Simple Justice and NPR
Laura Smith-Spark / CNN:
Hollande: 1 dead in France terror attack, severed head found with message  —  Story highlights  —  London (CNN)[Latest developments]  —  • French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the suspect arrested had been under surveillance but was not previously involved in terrorist activities.
Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
Terrorist Attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait Kill Dozens  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — Terrorists attacked sites in France, Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday, leaving a bloody toll on three continents and prompting new concerns about the spreading influence of jihadists.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Haroon Siddique / Guardian:
Terror attacks: gunmen open fire on Tunisia tourist beach - live updates
Discussion: USA Today and Washington Monthly
Hollande calls assault terrorism
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Terrorist Attack in France Leaves One Decapitated at Factory
Bristol Palin:
Big News  —  I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant.  —  Honestly, I've been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.  —  At the end of the day there's nothing I can't do with God by my side, and I know I am fully capable of handling anything that is put in front of me with dignity and grace.
Trump bump terrifies GOP  —  Insiders worry the mogul will damage the eventual nominee and hurt a party struggling to connect with women and minorities.  —  Getty  —  All jokes aside, the Republican Party is officially afraid of Donald Trump.  —  He has virtually zero chance of winning the presidential nomination.
Discussion: The Reaction
Michael C Bender / Bloomberg Business:
Jeb Bush Tries to Win Without Speaking to His Favorite Strategist  —  The singular failure of Jeb Bush's political career was his 1994 loss in the Florida governor's race by less than two percentage points.  The defeat cast Bush, a rising Republican star, into the political wilderness …
Discussion: OnPolitics
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
State Dept. Gets Libya Emails That Hillary Clinton Didn't Hand Over  —  WASHINGTON — Despite claims by Hillary Rodham Clinton that she provided the State Department with all of her work-related emails from the personal account she used exclusively when she was in office …
Discussion: The Week and Daily Mail
Associated Press:
State Dept.: 15 emails missing from Clinton cache
James Hibberd /
NBC scolds Donald Trump: ‘We do not agree’  —  NBC is scolding Donald Trump.  In a rare rebuke of their longtime content partner, NBC released this statement late Thursday: “Donald Trump's opinions do not represent those of NBC, and we do not agree with his positions on a number of issues, including his recent comments on immigration.”
Daily Mail:
Avianne Tan / ABC News:
Man Dies After Contracting Rare Bacteria While Swimming in Gulf Coast Beach in Florida … A 26-year-old man recently died after contracting a rare, deadly bacterial infection while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa, officials confirmed today.  —  The victim, Cason Yeager …
Discussion: WGN-TV
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Al Jazeera English:
Deadly blast hits Kuwait mosque after Friday prayers
Discussion: Business Insider and The Week
Seth Mandel / New York Post:
Why liberal racists are attacking Bobby Jindal
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Radley Balko / Washington Post:
An interview with the Baltimore cop who's revealing all the horrible things he saw on the job
Discussion: Simple Justice
WGN Web Desk / WGN-TV:
Chicago drug dealer had customers lined up around corner: Feds
Discussion: and WTVR-TV
Joel Gehrke / National Review:
House Republicans Considering Impeachment of IRS Head over Stonewalling in Lois Lerner Investigation
Discussion: Fox News and The Gateway Pundit
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Terry McAuliffe's other job
Discussion: Political Wire
Ethan J. Kytle / The Atlantic:
Take Down the Confederate Flags, but Not the Monuments
 Earlier Items: 
Esther Addley / Guardian:
David Attenborough and Barack Obama face-to-face in TV interview
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Twitchy
Annie Lowrey / New York Magazine:
Ann Coulter Wants to Know Why She Doesn't Make You Mad Anymore
GOP lawmakers: Time to move on from Obamacare repeal
Discussion: The Hill
John DiStaso / WMUR:
WMUR/CNN poll: Clinton suddenly in a tight battle with Sanders in NH
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Fox News drops Bob Beckel

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