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6:40 PM ET, June 17, 2013

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Edward Snowden / Guardian:
Edward Snowden Q&A: Dick Cheney traitor charge is ‘the highest honor’  —  The whistleblower behind the biggest intelligence leak in NSA history answered your questions about the NSA surveillance revelations  —  Sort by:  —  12.43pm ET  —  Final question from Glenn Greenwald:
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama approval falls amid controversies  —  Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll.
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
NSA leaker vows: ‘The truth is coming ...’  —  Edward Snowden takes extraordinary precautions in a live blog.  —  NSA leaker Edward Snowden, answering questions in a live blog on his revelations about the top-secret agency, said Monday that the U.S. government “is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me.”
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Obama: I'm not Dick Cheney  —  President Barack Obama used a television interview set to air Monday night to defend his administration's use of far-reaching surveillance programs as carefully supervised and controlled.  —  Obama also appeared to reject comparisons between himself …
USA Today:
3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so
Discussion: Gawker, Hit & Run and The Verge
Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
Do You Trust This Man?  —  Like Bush before him, President Obama faces …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: Majority give Snowden thumbs down
Discussion: Mediaite
U.S. News:
Supreme Court strikes down Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote  —  The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that requires people to submit proof of citizenship when they register to vote.  —  The vote was 7-2.  Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority …
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Opinion recap: One hand giveth....  Analysis  —  In a ruling that might easily be misunderstood if not read very closely, the Supreme Court on Monday simultaneously strengthened Congress's hand in expanding the ranks of eligible voters, and yet assured states that they retain the ultimate power to decide who gets to vote.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Cruz to introduce voter ID amendment to counteract Supreme Court ruling
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Pat Dollard
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Supreme Court knocks down Arizona law requiring voters to prove citizenship
Discussion: Politico
Jesse J. Holland / Associated Press:
COURT: ARIZ. CITIZENSHIP PROOF LAW ILLEGAL
Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Public Remains Opposed to Arming Syrian Rebels  —  Six-in-Ten Say Opposition May Be No Better than Current Government  —  OVERVIEW  —  Broad majorities continue to oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms and military supplies to anti-government groups in Syria.
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Disapprove of U.S. Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels
Washington Monthly:
A Test of Republican Loyalties  —  How much do congressional Republicans hate Obamacare?  How determined are they to see it fail?  —  We may soon find out.  For the first time, a constituency group to whom the GOP normally pays close attention—religious institutions—is asking for a legislative …
Discussion: The Plum Line and The Maddow Blog
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Washington Post:
Republicans trying to use health-care law to derail Obama's immigration reform efforts
Discussion: National Review and Hit & Run
Reuters:
West scolds Putin over Syria before G8 meeting  —  (Reuters) - Western leaders rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin for supporting Syria's Bashar al-Assad in his battle to crush an uprising, setting the stage for what could be a tense two-day G8 summit.  —  U.S. President Barack Obama …
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Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:   Intervention in Syria Is a Very Bad Idea
Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Public Split over Impact of NSA Leak, But Most Want Snowden Prosecuted  —  Young People Say Leak Serves Public Interest  —  OVERVIEW  —  The public is divided over whether the leak of classified information about NSA phone and internet surveillance serves the public interest.
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Joan Walsh / Salon:
Why Sarah Palin actually matters again  —  With a new Fox contract and sharp words on immigration, the former Alaska gov. is the smiley face of white backlash  —  Sarah Palin is back!  Not only did she get another Fox News contract, she was the star of Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Conference …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and ABCNEWS
BuzzFeed:
President Obama Defends NSA Spying  —  It's “transparent,” the president tells Charlie Rose in an interview.  Here's a portion of that transcript, from PBS.  —  Via: Matt Dunham / AP  —  Barack Obama: Well, in the end, and what I've said, and I continue to believe, is that we don't have to sacrifice …
Washington Post:
State photo-ID databases become troves for police  —  The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that state officials assembled to prevent driver's-license fraud but that increasingly are used by police to identify suspects, accomplices and even innocent bystanders …
Bill O'Boyle / Philly.com:
McD's worker sues: Don't pay by debit card  —  All Natalie Gunshannon wanted was to be paid a fair wage for her work, she said.  —  Gunshannon, 27, of Dallas Township, worked at McDonald's Restaurant on the Dallas Highway from April 24 to May 15.  When she received her first paycheck …
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Mansion spending records indicate improper billing by Virginia governor and his family  —  RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen, have used taxpayer money for a range of small personal items they should have paid for themselves under state policy, according to spending records.
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
John Boehner won't back immigration bill without majority GOP support  —  House Speaker John Boehner is not going to bring a comprehensive immigration-reform plan to the floor if a majority of Republicans don't support it, sources familiar with his plans said.
David Brody / CBN.com:
Jeb Bush: 'I'll Run for President on My Own Record'  —  WASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and other potential 2016 presidential contenders spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's “Road to Majority” meeting this weekend in Washington.  —  The meeting had the look …
 
 
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Chelsea Karnash / CBS Philly:
Sharyl Attkisson Shares Update On Computer Hacking Investigation
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Julian Hattem / E2-Wire:
McCain: Secret email accounts fuel distrust
Discussion: Politico
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Michelle Obama: ‘It Is Good to Be Home’
Toddstarnes / Fox News:
Immigration Activists Mob Kansas Secretary of State's Home
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and The Raw Story
Erik Wasson / E2-Wire:
GOP bill would cut renewable energy spending in half
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
John Fund / National Review:
Watching the NSA Watchers
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New York Times:
U.S. Seizes 14 7-Eleven Stores in Immigration Raids
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Miss USA Erin Brady talks SCOTUS ruling to take crown
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Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
GETTING TO MAYBE … - ARCHIVE - PHOTO BOOTH - DAILY SHOUTS …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Fight the Future  —  Last week the International Monetary Fund …
Discussion: Economix and Washington Monthly