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June 17, 2013 1:57 PM Lunch Buffet

By Ed Kilgore

We don’t do straight reportage at PA very often, so Anne Kim and I spent more time than is usual on the GOP/Church Health Plan conflict in the last post. It’ll be very interesting to see how the story develops when others descend on it.

In any event, here are some mid-day news/views treats on a typically slow June Monday:

* 7-2 SCOTUS decision holds Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship before Motor Voter registration preempted by federal law. More on the ambiguous implications of this decision later.

* In another decision, fractured SCOTUS ruled by 5-4 margin that suspects must expressly invoke Miranda rights when asked if they want to assert them.

* Wonder what took him so long: Cheney calls Edward Snowden a “traitor” before attacking Obama over Benghazi!, Syria and IRS.

* Snowden pretty much shares Cheney’s overall negative assessment of Obama, but says POTUS can redeem himself by appointing Special Prosecutor. Great.

* At TAP, Tammy Kim chronicles the latest federal appeals court edict limiting powers of National Labor Relations Board.

And in non-political news:

* A handle listicle on the characteristics of bad bosses.

Back after some more catch-up reading.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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