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A (nother) bad week for race in America

The Huffington Post's Michael Yaki argues that the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial should be a wake-up call for America that racism is alive and well in this country.

The immigration hustle: A new class war on the besieged middle class
The Daily Beast's Lloyd Green writes that the Senate immigration embraces cheap labor at the cost of the American working class.

Netanyahu: Iran 'most urgent matter of all' in Middle East, not Egypt or Syria
The Corner's Andrew Johnson reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the top priority in the Middle East right now should be keeping a careful eye on Iran's nuclear program.

Rand Paul digs deeper
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) added to his list of troubles by defending an extensive series of pro-secessionist, pro-confederate comments an aide made before coming to work for the senator, writes Jennifer Rubin at her Right Turn blog.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

States balk at lower alcohol limit for DUI

States aren't going to support the NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman's proposal to decrease legal blood-alcohol limits for drivers anytime soon, The Hill's Ben Goad reports.

Rep. McCaul: Russia 'thumbing nose' at US over leaker Snowden
The House Homeland Security Committee's chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) says Obama should put more effort into pressuring Russia about Edward Snowden, according to The Hill's Bernie Becker.

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