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Joe Biden Fights Some Kids With Super Soakers


The Vice President got into a water gun fight with reporters' kids at his annual media picnic at the Naval Observatory. [[TPM]]

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Glenn Beck to Develop Animated Comedy Series


Beck's GBTV announced the new series, as well as an $100 million deal to continue syndicating his radio show.[[Deadline]]

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Judge Blocks Indefinite Detention Provision


A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against a key statute in the NDAA, in a lawsuit brought by journalists and activists who argue it could result in their detainment.[[New York Times]]

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Bloomberg: Stop-And-Frisk Should Be 'Mended, Not Ended'


Michael Bloomberg says the controversial policy "take[s] guns off the street and save[s] lives," but stops need to be "conducted appropriately."[[New York]]

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Senate Republicans Fawn Over JPMorgan CEO


GOPers on the Senate Banking Committee had a lot of love for Jamie Dimon when he testified on Capitol Hill, regarding the bank's $2 billion loss from a series of risky derivatives trades. [[TPM]]

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Sen. Wyden Explains Difference Between Pot and Hemp on Senate Floor


"The bottom line is no one is going to get high on industrial hemp," Ron Wyden (D-OR) said in a speech, in support of an amendment to lift a ban on hemp farming. [The Hill]

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KKK Says Georgia Is Playing the 'Race Card'


In a move that redefines "a lack of self-awareness," the KKK accused the state of playing the "race card" when it decided not to let them adopt a highway. [[New York]]

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Supreme Court finds Obamacare constitutional


5-4 decision upholds the president's signature health reform law. [NPR]

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Disgraced Sheriff Joe Arpaio Raises a Ton of Money


The wingnut lawman hauled in more than $1 million for his reelection during the first five months of the year. [TPM]

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Chicago decriminalizes pot possession


Adults in possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be arrested. [MPP]

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