Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about what is happening to Edward Snowden

Obeidallah• Comedian Dean Obeidallah calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk about why America needs to forgive Paula Deen

• In a heartbreaking sight, a long line of vans from a coroner’s office carried the bodies of 19 elite firefighters out of the tiny mountain town of Yarnell, Arizona on Monday, as the wind-driven wildfire that claimed the men’s lives burned out of control.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s attempts to seek refuge outside the U.S. hit hurdles Tuesday, after Russian media reported he canceled his asylum bid in Russia and several European countries said such applications wouldn’t be considered if they were made from abroad.

Texas lawmakers returned for a second special session on Monday to reconsider anti-abortion legislation derailed initially by a one-woman filibuster and a raucous crowd at the state Capitol that drowned out a final effort to push it through.

Dem President Barack Obama and GOP predecessor President George W. Bush found common ground in Tanzania, Africa on Tuesday, honoring the victims of a terrorist attack in an unprecedented chance encounter a world away from home.