Morning Round-Up 6-12 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Morning Round-Up 6-12

“It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope and pride. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.” –Patrick Henry

Feature of the Day: 10 Everyday Words With Unexpected Origins

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Lawsuits Over Government Surveillance Languish
  2. Unusually Massive Line of Storms Aim at Midwest
  3. Santa Monica Gunman Was Mentally Evaluated

New York Times

  1. Obama Backs Bill to Overhaul Immigration as Debate Is Set
  2. Immigrations Reach Beyond a Legal Barrier for a Reunion
  3. A.C.L.U Files Lawsuit Seeking to Stop the Collection of Domestic Phone Logs (6/11)


  1. Challenging Obama-knows-best
  2. Establishment renders harsh verdict on Edward Snowden
  3. Senate Democrats divided on immigration


  1. Across U.S., nearly half say government spying OK within limits: Poll
  2. American who leaked NSA secrets is a free man in Hong Kong – for now
  3. Senate panel backs change to military sexual assault prosecution

Wall Street Journal

  1. NSA Secrecy Prompts a Pushback (6/11)
  2. Employment Checks Fuel Race Complaints (6/11)
  3. Global Tumult Grips Markets (6/11)

Washington Post

  1. Tech companies urge U.S. to ease secrecy rules on national security probes
  2. Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and the risk of the low-level, tech-savvy leaker
  3. ACLU sues over NSA surveillance program

Washington Times

  1. Medical students’ prognosis unclear with ‘Obamacare’; many don’t understand law (6/11)
  2. Poison pills enter bruising Senate battle over immigration reform (6/11)
  3. Lawmakers outside intelligence loop get miffed about briefing structure in Congress (6/11)


Associated Press

  1. Crackdown Filling NKorean Prisons With Defectors
  2. Turkish PM To Meet Istanbul Park Protesters
  3. Ban on Palestinians Living With Spouses In Israel

New York Times

  1. Rebels’ Losses in Syria Complicate Options for U.S. Aid
  2. Riot Police Enter Disputed Square in Istanbul
  3. Taliban Plans U.N. Talks on Lowering Afghan Casualties


  1. Turkish police fight protesters, clear square
  2. Mandela still in ‘serious but stable’ condition in hospital
  3. UK says will use G8 summit to push for Syria talks

Wall Street Journal

  1. U.S. Hardens Tone Toward Iran as Election Nears (6/11)
  2. Pakistan Leader Moves to Consolidate Powers (6/11)
  3. Diplomats Hit by Accusations (6/11)

Washington Post

  1. Iran emerging as victor in Syrian conflict (6/11)
  2. Erdogan’s crackdown pushes protesters out of Istanbul square
  3. Manual left behind in Mali suggests al-Qaida training to use feared surface-to-air missile

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Does Samantha Power Mean War?
  2. On the Importance of Intermediation


  1. Biden to Donors: Republican Senators Scared of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz
  2. Joe Biden Schedules First Gun Control Talk Since Senate Bill’s Failure

The Daily Caller  

  1. Markey: ‘It’s really not math. It’s just arithmetic’ (6/11)
  2. Pissing contest: Gomez says he can hold his weewee longer than Rand Paul
  3. McConnell sets stage for immigration concession

  1. Obama: ‘We Owe’ Young Illegals a Path to Citizenship (6/11)
  2. No Word From Kerry on State Dep’t Sexual Misconduct and Coverup Claims

Hot Air

  1. Peter King: Let’s prosecute reporters who publish leaks, too

National Review

  1. Rand Paul’s ‘Here’s to Crime’ Act
  2. The Two Faces of Barack Obama 

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Majority of N.H. Voters Support Keeping Gitmo Open
  2. Free Beacon Targeted in Hack Attack (6/11)

The Weekly Standard

  1. Soldiers Allege Laura Poitras, Co-Author of NSA Scoop, Had Foreknowledge of 2004 Iraqi Attack on U.S. Troops

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Former NSA Director Michael Hayden Responds to Edward Snowden Claim
  2. NSA Surveillance Program Failed to Invade Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Privacy
  3. It’s Time to Rewrite the Internet to Give Us Better Privacy, and Security

Huffington Post

  1. Rep. Peter King: Reporters Should Be Prosecuted for Publishing Leaked Classified Information (6/11)
  2. Harry Reid: If Lawmakers Didn’t Know About NSA Surveillance, It’s Their Fault (6/11)

Talking Points Memo

  1. Girlfriend’s Blog Sheds Light On Snowden’s Time in Hawaii (6/11)
  2. If Snowden Is Still in Hong Kong… 


      1. Darrell Issa Refuses to Release ‘Evidence’ That Obama Conspired With IRS To Target Tea Party (6/11)

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