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Obama Vows to Secure Border, with Compassion on Surge of Children
Obama Chides GOP for Doing Nothing
Justice declines to pursue allegations that CIA monitored Senate Intel staff
New Documents Prove Charles Koch Was John Birch Society Member During Civil Rights Movement
N.S.A. Spied on 5 American Muslims, a Report Says
Obama Presses Perry to Rally Support for Border Funds
Iraq rebels 'seize nuclear materials'
Chinese hackers 'broke into US federal personnel agency's databases'

Analysis ►  Even Republicans Are Satisfied with Their New Obamacare Coverage
• Buh-bye Benghazi scandal: No 'stand down' order in Benghazi
• ABC: Rosie O'Donnell Is Back on 'The View'
• Testimony once again debunks big part of GOP Benghazi conspiracy
• Mitch McConnell Distances Himself from a Budget That He Effusively Praised
• Federal Judge Orders IRS to Explain Lost Emails
• Mayday PAC Hits Ambitious Goal Meant to Get Money Out of Politics
• Todd Akin Takes Back His Apology for 'Legitimate Rape' Comments
• Nancy Pelosi: 'We should be afraid of this court'
• Paul Ryan Holds 5th Poverty Hearing, Gets An Earful
• Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional, but ruling stayed
• SCOTUS Justice Alito Denies County Clerk Request – Pennsylvania Marriage Secured
Analysis ►  Democrats increasingly hold all the cards on mid-cycle issues
• Company That Caused Historic West Virginia Chemical Spill Fined $11k
• Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border
• GOP pans Obama's $3.7-billion border request, wants kids sent home
• Terminal Cancer Patient Guilty in Marijuana Trial
• AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting
• U.S. Counterterrorism Chief to Step Down
• Benghazi attacks may have involved two different groups, say US commanders

Analysis ►  A New York State Senate Race with National Implications | TX-LtGov: Leticia Van De Putte Explains Why Women Will Now Be Defined By Their Bosses Thanks to Hobby Lobby | Meet Maryland's White Nationalist 'David Duke' GOP Candidate | Analysis ►   Right-wing populism is a joke: Poor-bashing, immigrant-hating and a revolting agenda | Palin Doubles Down on Her Impeachment Talk: Tells Congress to 'Get Going' | HI-01: Christian Coalition vs. Progressive Caucus in Dem Primary | "Her word salad. It's got an air of authenticity that's hard to fake." | Louie Gohmert Thinks the GOP's 'Faith in God' Will Woo Latino Voters | GOP Adviser: Huckabee Could Win, But…

Most Voters Wish Sarah Palin 'Would Just Be Quiet'

NC Sen. Hagan reports $3.6M raised in 2nd quarter | Sen. Mark Udall Skipping Own Fundraiser That Obama Is Headlining | Ted Cruz says he's 'stopped participating' in NRSC but won't quit as vice chair

GOP Senate nominee hasn't 'seen evidence' for impeachment, but says Obama looks like a dictator

McCain, Klobuchar Team Up on Bill Allowing Prescription Drug Imports from Canada | Reid threatens "use-it-or-lose-it" filibuster reform | John Boehner Says He Disagrees with Calls to Impeach Obama | Reid: Dems Pushing for Quick Passage of Emergency Funding Bill | Sanders backs VA pick | TX Rep. Gohmert: Obama should send U.S. military into Mexico to stop immigrants | Analysis ►  How Ted Cruz Became the Rhoda Penmark of the U.S. Senate | Environmental Groups to Dems: No Coal in Ex-Im Reauthorization | Meet the First Poor Person Allowed to Testify at Any of Paul Ryan’s Poverty Hearings

Dear Tea Party, America's Addiction to Illegal Drugs and Cheap Labor Causes Illegal Immigration | Prominent black conservative and Cliven Bundy supporter who recently accused the NAACP of a reign of "racial terror" takes the reins of major Tea Party group

Rick Perry Ended Up Greeting Obama on the Tarmac After All | Congress Won't Budge on Immigration. New York City Says There's a Solution

Obama, on Texas Trip, Will Face Immigration Critics | President Obama Asked If He Wants a Hit, Laughs It Off

Analysis ►  Dick Cheney is Yelling Fire and Wonders Why No One Is Listening

Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years | Corporate Tax Cheats Still Get Billions in Government Business | Ray Nagin, New Orleans mayor during Katrina, to be sentenced for corruption | Wife testifies that ex-Bush lawyer beat her, broke jaw with flashlight over divorce papers

US unemployment aid applications fall to 304,000 | Analysis ►  Here Are the States That Raised Their Minimum Wages Without Congress | First person to legally purchase pot in WA fired after being seen on local news buying it

Iraq crisis: Fifty bodies found south of Baghdad

Obama Lawyers: Corporations May Be People Under Law, But Actual Humans in Gitmo Are Not

Bundy-style militia leader, mobilizing his crew on the border, announces one warning and then shoot on sight policy for anyone who attempts to come across the border

John Kerry Visits China, Rocks Out | US and China strike conciliatory tone as high-level talks begin in Beijing

NID, CIA Kept Obama in the Dark About Blown Spying Operation in Germany | German Police Conduct Searches in 2nd Possible Spy Case | Germany arrests second suspect accused of spying for US

N.S.A. Records Detail Surveillance of American Muslim Leaders | Edward Snowden applies to extend his stay in Russia | Atrios on the NSA spying and the Soviuet days | NSA Spied on Five Politically Active American Citizens, the Intercept Reports | Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out About NSA's Spying on Muslim-Americans

Utah to Appeal Gay Marriage Ban Ruling with Supreme Court | Nebraska Supreme Court sets hearing on Keystone XL case for September. Ruling likely after midterms | Kentucky Plan to Resume Executions Hits Snag | Analysis ►  5 Ways a Colorado Judge Destroyed Conservatives’ Arguments Against Marriage Equality | SCOTUS' Hobby Lobby ruling has set a precedent for corporations to willfully misinterpret the Good Book's teachings | Study: Hobby Lobby the result of 'cultural evolutionary adaptive lag'

White House Admits Prison Won't Solve the Drug Problem, But Drug War Grinds On | Brooklyn DA will no longer prosecute first time pot possession offenders | US workers encountered man left in cell for days | Analysis ►  Justice Dept. washes its hands in probe of feud between CIA and Senate Intelligence Committee

ROFL ►  Terrorist Tykes; Digby Snarks Breitbart "Scoop" | Watch this! ►  MSNBC's Joan Walsh Corrects Mischaracterization of Clinton's Court-Appointed Defense Work | North Korea complains to UN about Seth Rogen comedy the Interview | Watch this! ►  CNN's Kate Bolduan Slaps Rick Perry Around Over Obama Immigration Conspiracy Theory | Conservative outraged by something Obama never said | Five Media Figures Who Endorse Dinesh D'Souza's Racially Charged Agitprop | Watch this! ►  ‘We’re just pointing out what a jackass you look like’: Cenk Uygur blasts ‘Holly Hobby Lobby’ | New Yorker offers three-month online free-for-all before a paywall goes up

Fox News Contributor Tells Bill O'Reilly She's Tired of His 'Mocking' Comments | Mail Online apologises to George Clooney for publishing false story | ROFL ►  Please teach sex ed in schools so that teens can tell Steve Doocy to shut up about birth control

Shooting Reported at National Guard Armory in Tennessee

Once Again, Inaction at the FDA, Now with a New Class of Drugs, Hurts Consumers | Kynect saving Kentuckians 74 percent in health insurance premiums | Analysis ►  After Arizona Expanded Medicaid, Hospitals Started Saving Money

Analysis ►  Far right’s border paranoia: How to deal with a party of lunatics | Class Action Lawsuit Aims to Win Legal Representation for Unaccompanied Minors | Wisconsin immigration press conference goes off rails with racist interjection

U.S. Declares 'Critical Habitat' Protection for Loggerhead Turtles

Federal Judge Rules Against MERS | Big Money investors thought they had the perfect plan to buy up rental properties. There was just one huge problem

Mark Zuckerberg hails battle to expand and defend the free and open Internet

How to stand up to the lawless religious right | Ex-Georgia GOP chair’s aide sues party after allegedly being called a ‘house n*gger’ | FL public defenders fired for calling Palestinians ‘cockroaches’ and ‘filthy swine’ on Facebook

Denver will follow Boulder on licenses as gay marriage gains momentum

16-Year-Old Denounces Her Rapists And Their Online Enablers | This New Website Is Encouraging More Women to Talk About Their Abortions

UAW to establish local union for Chattanooga VW plant

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