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9:55 AM ET, July 31, 2013

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Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Top Weiner Aide Trashes Intern Who Wrote Campaign Tell-All  —  Tuesday was an angry day in Weinerland.  —  The campaign staff awoke to see their former intern, Olivia Nuzzi, on the front cover of the Daily News.  Inside the paper was an article bylined by Nuzzi in which she told …
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Olivia Nuzzi / NY Daily News:
Anthony Weiner intern reveals why she, fellows joined New York mayoral campaign  —  Says Olivia Nuzzi: Several of my friends sent me links to the same online ad for the Weiner campaign, seeking applications for internships.  They thought it would be educational and entertaining.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Huma Abedin to take break from job with Hillary Clinton  —  Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's transition office chief and the wife of embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, is expected to take extended vacation time from her job with the former first lady in the coming days, sources told POLITICO.
Meredith Shiner / Roll Call:
Obama's ‘Grand Bargain’ Tax Plan Is Hard Sell to GOP  —  Lawmakers regarded President Barack Obama's latest attempt to engage them on an economic proposal as largely irrelevant Tuesday, with neither Democrats nor Republicans viewing it as an actual step forward toward breaking their ongoing budget impasse.
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Politico:
Dave Camp weighing Michigan Senate bid
Discussion: Ballot Box and Post Politics
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Harry Reid: White House has given enough to GOP
Discussion: CNN
Associated Press:
Obama Challenges GOP to Accept Corporate Tax Deal
Discussion: Associated Press, Firedoglake and CNN
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Amash: Michigan Senate race ‘very difficult’
Discussion: Politico
The White House:
FACT SHEET: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class: Jobs  —  One of the cornerstones of the President's plan to create a better bargain for the middle class is to ensure that every American who is willing to work for it will have the opportunity for a good job that pays good wages.
Discussion: Wonkblog, New Republic and Firedoglake
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Politico:
Ted Cruz taunts fellow Republicans in Obamacare fight  —  Ted Cruz is taking his hardball tactics to a whole new level.  —  The Texas freshman senator and his senior aides are unleashing a barrage of attacks on their fellow Republicans for refusing to support their plan to choke off Obamacare as a condition for funding the government.
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Talking Points Memo:   Mike Lee To GOP On Obamacare: 'If You Fund It, You're For It'
Jon Favreau / The Daily Beast:
Jon Favreau on the Destructive Rise of the No-Government Conservatives
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Quit Is the Way to Roll  —  The cruelly misunderstood Anthony Weiner has “no idea” if he's about to be stabbed by another stiletto heel.  —  “These are people who I thought were friends, people I trusted when I communicated with them,” he told Denis Hamill of The Daily News.  “But who knows what they might do now?”
Discussion: Politicker and msnbc.com
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Yahoo! News:
As 2014 looms, GOP using Weiner as weapon against Bill Clinton  —  Republicans fighting to retake control of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections fear Bill Clinton as a popular, vote-getting, fundraising-powerhouse threat to their aspirations.  Enter Anthony Weiner …
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Manning Is Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy
Isaac Chotiner / New Republic:
John McCain, Undecided 2016 Voter  —  Interview: McCain on Fox News Schizophrenia, Tea Party Nihilism, and Choosing Between Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul in 2016  —  It has been difficult to follow politics over the past several months without sensing the presence of a new John McCain.  (Again.)
Rebecca Elliott / Politico:
San Diego sues Mayor Bob Filner  —  San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is facing yet another lawsuit, this time from his own city.  —  San Diego is suing its mayor for the costs incurred as a result of the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by his former communications director Irene McCormack Jackson …
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Tony Perry / Los Angeles Times:
San Diego to sue Mayor Filner for costs of sexual harassment suit
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Gawker
Adam Beam / The State:
S.C. GOP fundraising email calls IRS 'Obama's Gestapo'  —  COLUMBIA, SC — The South Carolina Republican Party called the Internal Revenue Service “Obama's Gestapo” in a fundraising email on Tuesday in yet another reference to Adolf Hitler by one of the state's two major political parties.
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Paul: Christie is the ‘king of bacon’ on government spending  —  (CNN) - The feuding between Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul continued Tuesday as the senator from Kentucky cautioned the governor from New Jersey was picking a fight with the wrong guy.
The Charlotte Observer:
Gov. McCrory gives protesters cookies, they give them back  —  Gov. Pat McCrory hasn't been willing to meet with the women (and a few men) protesting an abortion bill that opponents say restricts access to safe abortions.  But he did stop by this afternoon with a plate of chocolate chip cookies.
Hoover Institution:
Obama's Middle Class Malaise  —  by Richard A. Epstein (Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow and member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force)  —  Income redistribution and pro-union policies are hurting, not helping, the economy.  —  This past week in Galesburg …
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Zynga Sues Casual Sex App Over Trademark Infringement  —  Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) sued the maker of the “Bang With Friends” casual sex Internet application over claims it infringes Zynga's trademark for its “with friends” family of games.  —  Bang With Friends Inc., the maker of the application …
Discussion: Guardian, BBC and The Verge
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Immigration bill: John McCain says ‘border surge’ could be changed  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) signaled Tuesday that the dramatic boost in border-security in the Senate's comprehensive immigration bill could be one of the provisions that may be changed in a potential House-Senate compromise.
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Immigration lobby prepares to camp out in Republican districts over recess  —  Business groups, tech companies and labor unions are bringing down the hammer on House Republicans over immigration reform.  —  Supporters of immigration reform worry the August recess could be their Waterloo …
Discussion: Politico
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Effort to get NSA leaker Edward Snowden's father to Moscow collapses  —  The FBI tried to enlist the father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to fly to Moscow to try to persuade his son to return to the United States, but the effort collapsed when agents could not establish …
Discussion: Guardian and CNN
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Look out below!  Work more, get less in Obamacare ‘cliff’  —  Be careful you don't fall off the Obamacare “cliff” when the boss asks you to put in some overtime.  —  Working more could ultimately mean thousands of dollars less for you under a quirk in the new health-care law going into effect this fall.
 
 
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Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
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Caitlin McDevitt / Politico:
Oprah hosting fundraiser for Cory Booker
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Tal Kopan / Politico:
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