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Morning Round-Up 6-24

By on 6.24.13 | 9:32AM

“When a pirate grows rich enough, they make him a prince.” –George R.R. Martin

Feature of the Day: U.S. Surveillance Is Not Aimed at Terrorists

Morning Headlines

Domestic

Associated Press

  1. Texas Lawmakers Approve Abortion Restrictions
  2. AP-NORC Poll: Friends, Kin Key to Sandy Survival
  3. Report: Economic Well-Being of US Children Slips

Politico

  1. Senate immigration bill: Top 5 questions
  2. Senate immigration bill’s die-hard GOP foes
  3. On Edward Snowden’s travel, no good options for President Obama

Reuters

  1. Russia defiant as U.S. raises pressure on Snowden
  2. FBI’s ‘dark side’ to go on display at Whitey Bulger trial
  3. Analysis: For Obama, a world of Snowden troubles 

Wall Street Journal

  1. Slow-Motion U.S. Recovery Searches for Second Gear
  2. Banks Present Own Crisis Plan to Fed (6/23)
  3. Colorado Wildfires Force 5,000 to Evacuate (6/23)

Washington Post

  1. GOP’s divide on immigration best explained by two senators named Jeff
  2. How the Supreme Court could rule on same-sex marriage in one interactive chart
  3. Does Edward Snowden even exist?

International

Associated Press

  1. Flight to Cuba For Which Snowden Booked Departs
  2. South Africa: Mandela Still In Critical Condition
  3. Lebanon Clashes Rage Overnight; 12 Soldiers Dead

Reuters

  1. South Africans resigned over ‘critical’ Mandela
  2. Egyptian government faces blame in mob sectarian killing
  3. Syrian rebels renew fight for Aleppo

Wall Street Journal

  1. Snowden on the Run
  2. Deadly Fighting Erupts in Lebanon
  3. U.S. Hastens to Fix its Ties with Kabul (6/23)

Washington Post

  1. Snowden departs Hong Kong for a third country government says
  2. Zuma: What we need to do as a country is pray for Mandela
  3. Clashes in Lebanon kill at least 3

 Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. How the Pro-Life Movement Defeats Itself
  2. Did the IRS Win the Election for Obama? 

Breitbart

  1. Immigration Day: ‘Gang of Eight’ Republicans, Once Critical of Obamacare, Go All-In (6/23)
  2. Exclusive—Palin: Holes in the Border As Big as the Holes In Their Amnesty Bill (6/23)

The Daily Caller  

  1. ICE union president: Rubio ‘directly misled law enforcement’
  2. Mayor drops out of Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition, says ‘focus should not be against law-abiding citizens’ (6/23)

CNSNews.com

  1. IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address (6/21)
  2. U.S. Catholic Bishops: Don’t Arm Syrian Fighters 

Hot Air

  1. Egyptian army warns of intervention as unrest spirals 

National Review

  1. Immigration: If the Bill Passes (6/23)
  2. Immigration-Reform Scare Tactics

Washington Free Beacon

  1. The Whiteroots: Activists criticize ‘lack of diversity’ at Netroots Nation
  2. McAuliffe’s Valuable Flip Flop

Top Liberal Stories of the Day: 

The Daily Beast

  1. The Trayvon Circus Begins—Why It Could Get Ugly
  2. As Wikileaks Takes on the Roles of a State, America Must Treat It as One
  3. When Journalists Attack

Talking Points Memo

  1. Snowden Gives U.S. The Slip

ThinkProgress

      1. Despite Massive Protests, Texas GOP Rushes Through Abortion Restrictions In the Middle of the Night

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