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11:00 AM ET, July 19, 2013

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John Wolfson / Boston Magazine:
The Real Face of Terror: Behind the Scenes Photos of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt  —  In response to the controversial Rolling Stone cover, new photos of Tsarnaev's capture emerge.  —  The Rolling Stone cover featuring the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has, of course …
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New York Times:
Judging Rolling Stone by Its Cover  —  Maybe the hysteria about Rolling Stone's August issue is heat-wave induced.  That's the only charitable explanation for the stampede of critics who have been accusing Rolling Stone editors of trying to turn Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused …
Matt Smith / CNN:
‘Real Boston bomber’ photos released  —  (CNN) — The backlash over Rolling Stone's cover photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev led to the release of new photos of his capture Thursday, images a police photographer said show “the real Boston bomber.”
New York Times:
Detroit Files for Bankruptcy  —  By MONICA DAVEY and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH  —  DETROIT — Detroit, the cradle of America's automobile industry and once the nation's fourth-most-populous city, has filed for bankruptcy, an official said Thursday afternoon, the largest American city ever to take such a course.
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Brad Plumer / Wonkblog:
Detroit just filed for bankruptcy. Here's how it got there.
Matthew Dolan / Wall Street Journal:
Detroit Files Biggest U.S. Municipal Bankruptcy
Charles Barkley / RealClearPolitics:
The Media Doesn't Have a Pure Heart on Race  —  The Latest Politics, News & Election Videos  —  Charles Barkley On Zimmerman Trial: “I Agree With The Verdict”  —  CHARLES BARKLEY: Well, I agreed with the verdict.  I feel sorry that young kid got killed.  But they didn't have enough evidence to charge him.
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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Charles Barkley ‘Agrees’ With Zimmerman Verdict, Hits Media For Giving ‘Racists’ A ‘Platform To Vent Ignorance’
Discussion: Hot Air
Andrea Drusch / Politico:
Pols face recall over gun control  —  For the first time in Colorado history, two state lawmakers will face recall elections for their support of tougher gun control measures.  —  Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order on Thursday setting the date …
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Kurtis Lee / Denver Post:
Sens. John Morse, Angela Giron recall elections set for Sept. 10  —  A Denver judge on Thursday ruled petitions submitted to oust a pair of Democratic senators from office are valid, a pivotal ruling that sets in motion Colorado's first-ever recall election of state lawmakers.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hitting China's Wall  —  All economic data are best viewed as a peculiarly boring genre of science fiction, but Chinese data are even more fictional than most.  Add a secretive government, a controlled press, and the sheer size of the country, and it's harder to figure out what's really happening …
Robert J. Lopez / Los Angeles Times:
At least 6 arrested at Zimmerman trial protest in San Bernardino  —  A map shows the locations where arrests were made during a Zimmerman trial protest in San Bernardino.  (Google Maps)  —  At least six people were arrested Thursday night in San Bernardino after rocks and bottles were thrown …
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David Martosko / Daily Mail:
Justice Department places ‘hold’ …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker: The Obamas use Air Force One as ‘personal toy’  —  Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) said Thursday morning that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are using Air Force One and other official aircraft as their “personal toys.”  —  “I'm not suggesting …
Discussion: BizPac Review
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
A Bombshell in the IRS Scandal  —  A higher office is implicated.  —  The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief counsel.  —  That is a bombshell—such a big one that it managed to emerge in spite of an unfocused …
USA Today:
Obama nominee gets second chance after DUI arrest  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama nominated campaign fundraiser Timothy Broas on Thursday to be his next ambassador to the Netherlands, one year after the Washington lawyer withdrew himself from consideration for the same post following a DUI arrest.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
House Republicans Cave On Marriage Fight  —  “[T]he House now seeks leave to withdraw as a party defendant.”  House Republicans stop defending statutes similar to the Defense of Marriage Act that ban recognition of same-sex couples' marriages.  —  Via: J. Scott Applewhite / AP
CBS News:
DNA shows Rep. Cohen not model's father: “I loved her”  —  (CBS News) Rep. Steve Cohen (Dem., Tenn.) admitted Thursday that the woman he believed for three-and-a-half years was his out-of-wedlock daughter is not related to him.  —  In an exclusive interview with CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford, Cohen said, “I was totally stunned.
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Axelrod: Hillary will likely be ‘the candidate’ for Democrats in 2016  —  Former senior White House official David Axelrod said Friday he believes Hillary Clinton will likely be “the candidate” for Democrats in 2016 if she decides to run for president.  —  And Axelrod said that Vice President Biden …
Discussion: Politico
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
GOP Senate fortunes get boost with Cassidy's Louisiana fundraising haul  —  Republicans' efforts to regain control of the Senate improved this week amid signs the party's preferred candidate in Louisiana, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), is beginning to shore up support and establish himself …
Manu Raju / Politico:
Brian Schweitzer's challenge: Montana Democrats  —  Or he could make political life difficult for his fellow Democrats, particularly for Baucus during the health care debate when the governor endorsed a more liberal insurance option as the senator was being demonized by the left for deal-cutting.
Discussion: Business Insider
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Obama vows to ‘blow through’ GOP criticism of ObamaCare  —  President Obama said Thursday his administration will “blow through” GOP criticism to implement his signature healthcare law.  —  “I recognize there's still a lot of folks in this town who are rooting for this law to fail …
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David Lawder / Reuters:   Republicans eye ‘Obamacare’ as new focus of fiscal debate
The Huffington Post:
Thomas Perez Confirmed As Labor Secretary By Senate  —  The Senate confirmed Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary on Thursday.  —  Perez was confirmed by a vote of 54-46.  —  Below, more from the Associated Press:  —  WASHINGTON — A divided Senate confirmed Thomas Perez on Thursday …
Discussion: Power Line and Associated Press
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Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Senate confirms Thomas Perez as labor secretary
 
 
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Liz Cheney rejects carpetbagging charge in Wyoming race
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Ronald D. Rotunda / Washington Post:
On the health-care mandate, Obama reaches beyond the law
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Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Fischer: ‘It Is Your Patriotic Duty To Worship God’
Discussion: Shakesville and Crooks and Liars
Jonathan Cohn / New Republic:
The Obamacare Train Still Hasn't Wrecked
Caitlin Gibson / Washington Post:
Loudoun board disciplines Delgaudio
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Gabriela Baczynska / Reuters:
Russian opposition leader freed on bail after protests
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
'LET'S GO MESS UP HOLLYWOOD FOR TRAYVON'
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and American Power
Tom Harper / The Independent:
Exclusive: Hacking cover-up scandal as police refuse to name ‘blue-chip’ …
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 Earlier Items: 
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Texas Legislators File Radical ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Bill To Ban Abortion After Just Six Weeks
Discussion: RH Reality Check and The Raw Story
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Darrell Issa clarifies Elijah Cummings ‘boy’ comment
Lois Romano / Politico:
‘This Town’ rattles D.C. social scene
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Matthew Stabley / nbcwashington.com:
Gunman Near White House “Was Only Going to Fire a Couple of Shots”
Discussion: The Raw Story and The Hill
Steven M. Davidoff / DealBook:
Debating, Yet Again, the Worth of Law School
Discussion: Wonkblog and The Volokh Conspiracy