SCOTUS Watch – The Supreme Court did not issue a ruling on health care reform today (as some had speculated), but a decision is imminent before the Court's term comes to a close.
Greece Gives Europe a Chance – Greece's center-right New Democracy party narrowly won a victory in Sunday's elections, which eased fears of a sudden exit from the euro. The left SYRIZA bloc, which had promised to tear up the bailout deal signed with the troika in March, still scored strongly in the election. Final tally: New Democracy 29.7 percent, SYRIZA 27 percent. Special thanks to Mythili Sampathkumar, who covered the election live. See her excellent coverage here. Special shout-outs to Georgi Ivanov, Lydia Austin, John Giokaris, Cameron Bell, George Mesthos, Jeanne Vickery, Marko Ceperkovic, and Jason Grant for awesome articles previewing and analyzing the election results.
Muslim Brotherhood Triumph – Islamist candidate Mohammed Morsi has declared victory in Egypt's first free presidential election since Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power 16 months ago. If the result is confirmed, it would be the first victory of an Islamist in the countries that have been hit by the Arab Spring in the past year. But, the military council issued an interim constitution just as polls were closing that gave the generals sweeping authority to maintain their grip on power. Find out how it all went down with Mai El-Sadany's live blog here. Special thank you to all of our contributors on Egypt: Jonathan Bertman, Lakshmi Sarah, James Taylor, Kathleen O'Neil, Neil Sawhney, Stephen Kalin, and Carolyn Barnett.
Socialist Take-Over – In France, Francois Hollande's Socialist party won a majority of seats in the country's legislative elections on Sunday, giving him a mandate to enact vast social change. For a full analysis of the results and more coverage, see William Bauer's top-notch live blog here. Thanks to all our French elections contributors: Dyna Nyma, Romain Champetier, Zach Anderson, and Patrick Weil.
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Top PolicyMic Stories – Apple, Amazon, and Google Look to Conquer the Internet With New Domain Names (Adam Jutha) – Will the proposed expansion of internet domain names take the World Wide Web into a new era of innovation or unleash fierce trademark rivalries?
Arizona Immigration Law: Supreme Court Likely to Uphold Parts of Controversial SB 1070 (Duncan Fulton) – The Supreme Court is poised to rule, any day now, on the legality of S.B. 1070, the infamous Arizona immigration law. Following the oral arguments, it appears likely that the Court will uphold SB 1070, at least in part.
Obamacare Supreme Court Battle: Heart of Health Care Law Likely to Be Ruled Constitutional (Mark Kogan) – With the Supreme Court’s summer session set to wrap up next week, all eyes are on the Justices to see what they will do on the question of health care reform and its constitutionality.
This Just In – Rodney King, who became a symbol of the nation's continuing racial tensions after he was beaten by Los Angeles police in 1991, was found dead on Sunday in his swimming pool at his home in California. He was 47. Full story here (via NY Times).
Monday Fun – Muppet theory: Are you an Ernie or a Bert? (Slate); A how-to guide to flip-flopping in politics (The New Yorker); The story of an Afghan female rapper living inside Iran (BBC); VIDEO: In case you missed it: The Niagra falls tightrope (YouTube).
What We’re Reading – A glimpse into Google government censorship (Washington Post); Thousands march for silent stop-and-frisk protest in NYC (NY Times); Why Obama is struggling to paint Romney as a Wall Street "fat cat" (The Atlantic); World oil: Who produces it? Who has it? Who uses it? (FT).