Morning Must Reads: June 25

In the news: climate change, affirmative action, the FBI, Snowden, Al Jazeera, and the red panda.

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

  • Obama has been bumping from crisis to crisis since March 6.
  • President Obama is set to give a major address on climate change today.
    • Pew poll shows that “global warming” has been at the bottom of the public’s priorities since at least 2008.
  • Nelson Mandela in critical condition days before Obama’s visit to South Africa.
  • The Wall Street Journal editorial board says that James Comey, Obama’s pick to head the FBI, had “his own hand in some of the worst prosecutorial excesses of the last decade.”
  • There are 4 million more unemployed in the U.S. than when the recession began in December 2007.
  • Russia insists Edward Snowden is not within their border.
    • China rejects criticism over Snowden.
  • Immigration reform prospects remain dim.
  • George Will: “There is no compelling governmental interest in whatever educational benefits supposedly flow from racial diversity that must be achieved by racial discrimination.”
  • Al Jazeera at the Newseum
  • The hunt for red panda—over
  • Stanley Cup stunner