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Obama not going to "scramble jets" to get Snowden: President Obama said that he hasn't discussed the whereabouts of Edward Snowden with his Russian and Chinese counterparts because he does not want to damage broader relations with those countries. "I’m not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker,” Obama told reporters during a news conference in Senegal.

Jeb Bush to present award to Hillary Clinton: Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton will receive the 2013 Liberty Medal on Sept. 10. And presenting the medal will be National Constitution Center Chair Jeb Bush, who like Clinton, is also frequently mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

Perry says Davis should know better: Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) should have learned from her life experience when it comes to abortion. "It’s just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example: that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential, and that every life matters," Perry told the National Right To Life conference. Davis launched a marathon filibuster Tuesday to stall a bill that would tighten abortion restrictions. By 19, Davis was raised by single mother and was herself a single mother at 19. She said Perry's statement was "without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds."

Christie criticizes DOMA decision: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) came out against the Supreme Court's ruling that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. “It’s just another example of judicial supremacy rather than having a government run by the people we actually vote for,” Christie said.

Booker agrees to two debates: Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) agreed to two debates in the New Jersey Democratic Senate primary. Rep. Rush Holt's campaign isn't happy.

Supreme Court vacates Texas rulings: The Supreme Court vacated its rulings on Texas’s Voter ID law and redistricting map. Why? Because of the portion of the Voting Rights Act the court struck down  this week. Lower courts must now litigate the matters.

What's in LePage's future? Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) might not seek a second term. "I am going to be meeting with my family at some point and we are going to be talking it over,” LePage said. According to our latest governor's race rankings, LePage is the second most vulnerable incumbent in the country this cycle. He had suggested he might run for Congress, but has since shut the door on that possibility.


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