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10:30 AM ET, July 8, 2014

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Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Rick Perry to President Obama: No handshake  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry declined an official White House offer to greet President Barack Obama when he lands at Austin's airport Wednesday.  —  The Republican governor, who has repeatedly criticized Obama for his handling of the crisis along …
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Jonathan Tilove / Austin American-Statesman:
Rick Perry declines Obama offer for ‘quick handshake’ at Austin airport  —  Gov. Rick Perry Monday turned down what he characterized as President Barack Obama's offer for a “quick handshake on the tarmac” at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Wednesday, but said he would juggle …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Business Insider
Associated Press:
AP Sources: Border Policy Requests to Come Later
Discussion: CNN and Power Line
Bob Price / BREITBART.COM:
BREITBART TEXAS WITNESSES 4-YEAR-OLD WHO CROSSED BORDER
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Bled dry by the New Class: Column  —  Bureaucrats push pencils at the expense of real workers  —  Life is hard.  It's harder still when an entire class of people with their hands out stands between you and success.  —  Unfortunately, that's increasingly the problem, all around the world.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Cruz: Investigate Cochran primary  —  Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for an official investigation into the Republican Senate primary runoff in Mississippi between Sen. Thad Cochran and the challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel.  —  The Texas Republican on Monday evening called the runoff contest …
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Geoff Pender / The Clarion-Ledger:
McDaniel attorney says fraud reports pouring in
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:   McDaniel's Lawyer: We've Found ‘Thousands’ Of Ineligible Voters
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  July 8, 2014 - Clinton Owns Dem 2016 Nod; Tops Top Republicans, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 2014 Generic House Race Tied, But Voters Hate Dems Less  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sweeps the Democratic primary field for the 2016 presidential race …
Jordan Michael Smith / New York Times:
The Letters That Warren G. Harding's Family Didn't Want You to See  —  Warren G. Harding, right, perhaps the worst chief executive in U.S. history, and Carrie Fulton Phillips, his longtime mistress and sexy pen pal.  —  Left: the Calvin H. Topliff family.  Right: the Ohio History Connection.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Roger Ailes
Barack Obama / Haaretz:
Peace is the only path to true security for Israel and the Palestinians  —  In an exclusive article for Haaretz's Israel Conference on Peace, Barack Obama says that the only solution is a democratic, Jewish state living side-by-side in peace and security with a viable, independent Palestinian state.
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Dems plot legislative offensive on high court's birth control decision  —  Democrats want to lure Republicans into a fight over birth control with legislation to reverse the Supreme Court's decision that ObamaCare may not require certain businesses to include contraception in their employee health coverage.
Discussion: Shakesville, CNN and Prairie Weather
Rush Limbaugh:
Every Day is an All-Out Assault  —  RUSH: Where you been, Snerdley?  Snerdley walks in here, brings me his Stack of show prep that he wanted me to see today, and he's outraged.  Have you not been listening to this program?  “More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth …
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IDF strikes 50 targets across Gaza as operation gets underway  —  “We are entering into a long operation.  This is only the start,” senior security source says of IDF's Operation Protective Edge.  “We are preparing to increase ground forces on Gaza border.”
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Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Behind Harry Reid's war against the Koch brothers  —  At first, it seemed like just another example of Harry Reid being Harry Reid.  —  The Senate majority leader, whose unscripted attacks can veer into bellicosity and take liberties with facts, spoke on the Senate floor last October …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Power Line
Paul Singer / Associated Press:
House Benghazi panel may cost $3 million this year  —  WASHINGTON — House Republicans are planning to spend as much as $3.3 million for this year's operations of the special committee they created in May to investigate the September 2012 Benghazi attacks, a bigger budget than the House Veterans Affairs …
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Lauren French / Politico:   Benghazi panel ramps up
Taylor Swift / Wall Street Journal:
For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story  —  The Singer-Songwriter Says Artists and Fans Will Still Form Deep Bonds, but They Will Do It in New Ways  —  Where will the music industry be in 20 years, 30 years, 50 years?  —  Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter …
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Mistrust in North Carolina Over Plan to Reduce Precincts  —  SHELBY, N.C. — When Alan Langley, a Republican member of the local elections board here, explains a new proposal to consolidate five voting precincts into two, it sounds procedural and well-meaning: He speaks of convenient parking …
Washington Post:
Sen. Robert Menendez seeks probe of alleged Cuban plot to smear him  —  Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes …
Danny Vinik / The New Republic:
Is Paul Ryan Breaking Up with His Wonk Buddies?  —  Paul Ryan will get a new job next year.  When he does, he'll also find himself in the middle of an emerging fight within the conservative movement—one that pits hard-core, traditional supply-siders against so-called “reform conservatives” …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Obama's ‘imperial presidency’ doesn't rule much of anything  —  There is a certain flaw in the oft-leveled accusation that Barack Obama is running an “imperial presidency”: As imperial rulers go, this president has about as much oppressive might and raw dictatorial clout as Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein.
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative  —  There was a time not so long ago when the young seemed destined to be liberal forever.  Americans in their teens and 20s were to the left of their elders on social issues.  They worried more about poverty.  They voted strongly Democratic.
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
John Walsh Takes on NRA, Vows to Continue Piers Morgan's Gun-Control Campaign on CNN  —  “The Hunt” host says Vice President Joe Biden agreed with him that politicians are “scared s—less” of the NRA  —  Piers Morgan is gone from CNN, but new host John Walsh plans to continue his campaign for gun control.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
John Walsh, CNN's new anti-NRA advocate
Discussion: Truth Revolt
 
 
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Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Louis Gohmert's Budget Plan: Defund Anything That Obama ‘Cares Deeply About’
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Court blocks Ariz. from denying driver's licenses to young immigrants
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Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Exclusive: CIA had role in Germany spy affair
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Lauren French / Politico:
VA whistleblowers to detail retribution
Austin Frakt / New York Times:
Gingrich's Correct Prediction About Medicare's Future
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Ned Resnikoff / msnbc.com:
Exclusive: California truck drivers go on strike
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Fox News Advises Women To Ditch Feminism, Offers Tips To ‘Keep Your Husband Happy’
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New Anti-Obamacare Stunt: A Creepy Carnival On The National Mall
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