Morning Must Reads: June 26

In the news: Supreme Court, Australia, college graduate taxi drivers, Wendy Davis, Ed Markey, and the "best presidential address on climate change ever."

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

  • Supreme Court rolled back the 1965 Voting Rights Act
  • Obama will return to Africa this week as a prodigal son.
  • Rep. Ed Markey wins the Massachusetts special election filling John Kerry’s Senate seat over Gabriel Gomez with 55% of the vote.
  • Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis stood for eleven hours to filibuster a bill in the Texas State Senate that would place new restrictions on abortion clinics and ban the practice after 20 weeks of pregnancy. She stood long enough to kill the bill, Texas’ Lieutenant Governor ruled at 3:01 a.m.
  • The vanishing IRS scandal.
  • Peter Orzag: Why are so many college graduates driving taxis?
  • The former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday pulled off one of the most sensational political comebacks in the country’s history, ousting in a party vote the woman who replaced him as leader of the Labor Party in a 2010 party coup, Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
  • Immigration bill faces tough odds in the House.
  • White House attempts to make Obamacare cool.
    • Shalala: What Americans need to know about Obamacare.
  • Al Gore thought Obama’s speech at Georgetown was “The best presidential address on climate change ever.”