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10:25 AM ET, July 9, 2014

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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Untamed Cruz refuses to play nice with GOP campaign arm  —  GOP hopes of corralling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during the 2014 primary season are officially dead.  —  The defiant Republican's brutal criticism of Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) reelection campaign on Tuesday …
Discussion: Instapundit and The PJ Tatler
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Washington Post:
The tea party's embrace of martyrdom  —  Hiroo Onoda, the last imperial Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II, hid out in a jungle in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that the war was over.  He finally turned himself in, wearing his sword, cap and patched uniform, in 1974.
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Cochran gets lost on way to Senate lunch  —  Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is back with his colleagues in Washington, D.C., after winning his hard-fought primary runoff — but he had a bit of trouble finding Senate Republicans' weekly luncheon on Tuesday.  —  Cochran, while talking with The Hill …
Geoff Pender / The Clarion-Ledger:
Cochran camp says it ‘screwed up’ cash accounting
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:   Hometown Editorial: McDaniel Isn't A Racist Because He Played Basketball
New York Times:
Faith Groups Seek Exclusion From Bias Rule  —  WASHINGTON — After a setback in the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case, President Obama is facing mounting pressure from religious groups demanding to be excluded from his long-promised executive order that would bar discrimination against gay men …
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Gay rights groups withdraw support of ENDA after Hobby Lobby decision  —  Several major gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would bolster gay and transgender rights in the workplace, saying they fear that broad religious exemptions included …
Discussion: Hot Air and Talking Points Memo
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Senate Dems Ready To Unveil Bill Reversing Hobby Lobby Ruling
Discussion: National Review
Rea Carey / Advocate:
Op-ed: Why One of the Biggest LGBT Orgs Has Stopped Supporting ENDA
USA Today:
Exclusive: Clooney responds to ‘Daily Mail’ report  —  I want to speak to the irresponsibility of Monday's Daily Mail report.  I seldom respond to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being.  The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story …
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Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE - ‘She can do better’: Amal Alamuddin's mother ‘is unimpressed with George Clooney and wants daughter to marry within their strict Lebanese religious sect’  — Baria Alamuddin has been ‘telling half of Beirut’ that she wanted daughter to marry within the Druze sect
The Intercept:
Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On  —  The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended …
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
GOP Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Floated Obama Impeachment  —  WASHINGTON — Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst floated the idea of impeaching President Barack Obama in January, calling him a “dictator” and arguing he was “overstepping his bounds” by using executive authority to enact parts of his agenda without Congress' cooperation.
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Meredith Shiner / Yahoo! News:
Joni Ernst: ‘Impeachment’ of Obama should be on the table Yahoo News 29 mins ago
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’ crowd. That's bad news for the GOP.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Why the GOP is holding its convention early  —  Republicans will hold their 2016 national convention more than a month earlier than their 2012 event for one simple reason: money.  —  Two years ago, Mitt Romney raised $1 billion but found himself out of cash that August due to campaign finance laws …
Discussion: Washington Post and Balloon Juice
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Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Cleveland's winning bid to host GOP convention highlights Portman's influence
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
Rick Perry Admirably Refuses To Shake Obama's Hand At Airport
Discussion: Politico and Power Line
New York Times:
Spying Case Left Obama in Dark, U.S. Officials Say  —  WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more pressure on Russia to end its covert incursions in Ukraine.
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
A Window Opens Onto the Left-Wing Conspiracy  —  The Democracy Alliance is not a famous organization, but it deserves to be.  The Alliance consists of approximately 100 rich liberals who have taken upon themselves the task of coordinating America's many left-wing organizations to promote a single radical agenda.
James Carville / The Hill:
Four good reasons to watch Louisiana race this season  —  Lately it seems like every time I look around, the political news I am seeing is five myths about blank, five reasons for this and five things we learned about that.  God knows why there are never four or six — five seems to be the preferred number.
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
The Bear meets a horse  —  The bear was on the loose on Tuesday evening — this time in Colorado.  —  President Barack Obama greeted supporters on a walk following dinner in downtown Denver, a night that resulted in shaking hands with a man in a horse mask, and shooting pool and drinking beers during …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Roland S. Martin / The Daily Beast:
Send the National Guard to ‘Chiraq’  —  To save the Windy City, we have to use everything at our disposal.  —  A major American city is quickly being lost to guns, gangs, drugs and hopelessness, and political and business leaders are giving lip service to the problem.
Discussion: Hot Air
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Violent MS-13 Gang Members Leave Graffiti on Bathroom Walls of Nogales Border Patrol Processing Center  —  4.6K  —  SHARES  —  An internal Border Patrol executive summary obtained by Townhall confirms that at least 16 unaccompanied illegal minors (those under the age of 18 …
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Edward Snowden / RT:
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