Morning Round-Up 6-21 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Morning Round-Up 6-21

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Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Federal Nullification Efforts Mounting in States
  2. Lawyer Working On BP Settlement Claims Suspended
  3. Filing: Gov Doesn’t Want Challenge to Surveillance


  1. Inside the border deal that almost failed
  2. The Christie-Chiesa conundrum
  3. 70 votes now possible for immigration deal


  1. Exclusive: NSA contractor hired Snowden despite concerns about resume discrepancies
  2. Insight—It takes an army: Tens of thousands of workers roll out Obamacare
  3. Lawyers to challenge U.S. ‘no fly’ list in federal court in Oregon

Wall Street Journal

  1. As Prisons Squeeze Budgets, GOP Rethinks Crime (6/20)
  2. FAA to Relax Rules for Gadgets in Flight
  3. Immigration Bill Gathers Momentum

Washington Post

  1. New documents reveal parameters of NSA’s secret surveillance program
  2. Border deal greatly improves chances for immigration bill
  3. Three signs of trouble for immigration reform in the House.

Washington Times

  1. PAUL: Immigration reform’s fatal flaw
  2. New details emerge of NSA warrantless snooping on Americans
  3. NSA leaker Snowden’s clearance had ‘problems’; firm that vetted him under probe


Associated Press

  1. Brazil Leaders to Meet as Protests, Violence Grow
  2. Kerry Trip Starts With Tough Syrian, Afghan Issues
  3. SAfrica: Former President Says Mandela Improving


  1. Lebanese army seals parliament after protests, Syria-linked tension
  2. Greece’s leftist party confirms to pull ministers from government
  3. In Turkey’s pious heartland, protests seem world away

Wall Street Journal

  1. Distress Signs Test Beijing’s Resolve (6/20)
  2. Greece Faces Fresh Threats
  3. Turkey Activists Try to Turn Protests Into Political Gains (6/20) 

Washington Post

  1. Turkey protests put strain on Syria planning
  2. Palestinians in Syria are displaced again
  3. US Contractors’ failure to pay Afghans is causing grave problems

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. The Palin Doctrine
  2. Jack Straw Breaks a American Taboo


  1. After Phone Call With Rubio, O’Reilly Offers Full-Scale Support of Immigration Bill (6/20)
  2. Sen. Mike Lee: ‘Banana Republic Quality’ to Harry Reid Rushing Immigration Bill (6/20)

The Daily Caller  

  1. Conspiracy theories surrounding Hastings’ death abound (6/20)
  2. ‘Offensive to Muslims’: Dem congressman calls on FBI to take down photos of terrorists (6/20)

  1. Candidate Marco Rubio in 2010: An ‘Earned Path to Citizenship is Basically Code for Amnesty’
  2. Amnesty Debate? Bring It On, Conservatives Tell GOP Backers of Immigration Bill (6/20)

National Review

  1. A Challenge to Young Obama Supporters
  2. Young People Should Say No to Obamacare

Washington Free Beacon

  1. World Without Boundaries: The ideas behind Obama’s new world order
  2. Working to Prevent a Cyber 9/11

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Jersey’s True-Life Tony Soprano: Meet the DeCavalcante Crime Family
  2. Obama’s Terrible, Awful, Horrible Year at the Supreme Court
  3. Has Bobby Jindal Gone Mad?

Huffington Post

  1. Violence Against Women Is A ‘Global Health Problem of Epidemic Proportions,’ Says WHO (6/20)
  2. Objection To Christie’s $24 Million Senate Special Election Spreads Across State (6/20)

Talking Points Memo

  1. How Efforts To Restrain the NSA Failed Long Before Ed Snowden


      1. In All But Six States, You Can Be Fired For Being A Victim of Domestic Violence (6/20) 

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