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KFOR-TV:
Congressional candidate feels opponent is a body double … OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma congressional candidate has announced he plans to contest Tuesday's primary election of long time Rep. Frank Lucas.  —  In a bizarre letter obtained by NewsChannel 4, Tim Murray says he doesn't feel Rep. Lucas is qualified for office.
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Sam Levine / The Huffington Post:
GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Represented By A Body Double  —  WASHINGTON — Political opponents accuse each other of lying all the time, but one Oklahoma congressional candidate took his accusation to a new level this week when he claimed his opponent was actually dead and being represented by a body double.
Jimmie E. Gates / The Clarion-Ledger:
Sources: Miss. tea party leader Mayfield commits suicide  —  Sources have confirmed that attorney Mark Mayfield has committed suicide.  —  Mayfield, vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, and is one of the three men charged with conspiring with Clayton Kelly to photograph U.S …
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
McDaniel Campaign Staffer Blames Tea Party's Leader Suicide On Political Opponents
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Benjamin Bell / ABC News:
Obama Calls Boehner Lawsuit Threat a ‘Stunt’ … Despite Republican House Speaker John Boehner's threat this week to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders, the president refused to apologize for his actions during an exclusive interview with ABC News and took the Republican Party …
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The GOP is now officially the party of ‘get the hell out’  —  Exactly one year after the Senate passed an immigration reform bill that built a compromise on an exchange of increased enforcement for legalization for the 11 million, Republicans have now officially abandoned any pretense …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Democrats: No bluff, Obama will go it alone on immigration  —  The Obama administration is “not bluffing” in its intent to take executive action on immigration policy if House Republicans don't act soon, top Democratic leaders warned Thursday.  —  President Obama has delayed any potential changes …
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Immigration activists to occupy House
Discussion: CNN, The PJ Tatler and Weasel Zippers
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Is The Times Ignoring a Scandal at the I.R.S.?  —  Has The Times been interested enough in the politically charged events involving the Internal Revenue Service?  —  Many readers don't think so.  One, Harry Koenig of Monroe Township, New Jersey, wrote to me this week with strong words of criticism.
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Megan McArdle / Bloomberg View:   Lois Lerner's E-Mails: Ruh-Roh
Tom Cohen / CNN:
Koskinen: IRS troubles ‘suspicious,’ but no crime uncovered
Matt Higgins / CBS Las Vegas:
Report: Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents  —  TUCSON, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border.  —  Mexican authorities were conducting …
Washington Post:
How the Clintons went from ‘dead broke’ to rich: Bill earned $104.9 million for speeches  —  Over seven frenetic days, Bill Clinton addressed corporate executives in Switzerland and Denmark, an investors' group in Sweden and a cluster of business and political leaders in Austria.
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Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Clinton Faces Heat Over Paid Speeches
Discussion: CNN and Washington Post
Richard Norton-Taylor / Guardian:
How the Guardian played down the assassination that sparked world war  —  Murder of archduke would have no ‘salient effect’ on Europe, declared Manchester Guardian, just 37 days before war erupted  —  “It is not to be supposed,” wrote a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian analysing …
Discussion: Mediaite, Hullabaloo and Poynter
Simon Waxman / Washington Post:
The U.S. military's ongoing slur of Native Americans  —  Simon Waxman is managing editor of Boston Review.  —  Resistance to the Washington Redskins team name has ebbed and flowed over the years, but thanks in part to letters from 50 senators to the team's owner, Dan Snyder …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
TNR is lying again: “80 Percent of Conservatives Think the Poor ‘Have It Easy.’”  —  That headline refers to the results of a test — which I linked to here — used by the Pew Research Center to sort Americans into various groups, like “Young Outsider” and “Business Conservative,” based on their political predilections.
BBC:
Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki: Russian jets will turn tide  —  Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki talks to the BBC  —  Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has told the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days.
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Robert F. Worth / New York Times:
Redrawn Lines Seen as No Cure in Iraq Conflict
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Guardian
Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
DC's Top Neocon Finds His Inner Hippie  —  Arthur Brooks' pursuit of the formula for happiness has some unlikely speakers talking to the American Enterprise Institute.  Is the 1 percent really listening to his spiritual gurus?  —  There were more turbans and saris among the suits and ties …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
So Much for Obamacare Not Working  —  Have you been following the news about Obamacare?  The Affordable Care Act has receded from the front page, but information about how it's going keeps coming in — and almost all the news is good.  Indeed, health reform has been on a roll ever since March …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING: McDaniel Supporters Barred From Reviewing Voter Rolls in Nine Mississippi Counties  —  Breaking-  —  The Chris McDaniel campaign identified multiple Mississippi counties in which enough improper ballots were cast that a legal challenge to the outcome of the election is warranted.
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Congressional Candidate Warns Wisconsin Marriage Ruling May Lead To Incestuous Marriage  —  Wisconsin Congressional Candidate Karen Mueller (R)  —  A Wisconsin Republican congressional hopeful warned Tuesday that a federal court ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage …
Discussion: Shakesville
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Lee Enterprises / La Crosse Tribune:
GOP candidate sounds warning on same-sex marriage
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Obama asks for authorization to provide direct military training to Syrian rebels  —  The Obama administration asked Congress Thursday to authorize direct U.S. military training and equipment for Syrian opposition fighters, a move that could significantly escalate U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war.
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Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon to Train, Arm Syria Rebels
Discussion: Firedoglake
 
 
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