Morning Must Reads: June 21

In the news: the "border surge" amendment, NSA, farm bill failure, Supreme Court, and Heat.

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • An amendment doubling the number of patrol agents on the US-Mexico border boosts the chances of the Senate’s immigration reform bill
    • Inside the White House’s stealth campaign to support the immigration bill. (Not so stealth now is it?)
    • Sen. Marco Rubio talks about the politics of immigration reform with the Washington Examiner
  • The National Security Agency may keep the e-mails and telephone calls of citizens and legal residents if the communications contain “significant foreign intelligence” or evidence of a crime
  • How the House farm bill failed
  • Why now, Ben Bernake?
  • Taliban talks could depend on Gitmo detainees
  • There’s a Republican-led state drive to replace tough-on-crime dictums of the 1990s with a more forgiving and nuanced set of laws
  • George Will: Obama hits wall in Berlin
  • How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations in Manhattan? Google finds their brainteaser interview questions a “complete waste of time.”
  • Next week, the Supreme Court will decide two landmark cases concerning same-sex marriage. The New Yorker provides a useful interactive map exploring the possible results.
  • The Heat repeat