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4:50 PM ET, July 9, 2014

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Paul Begala / CNN:
What's behind Boehner's nutty lawsuit threat  —  John Boehner's political career … (CNN) — House Speaker John Boehner's threatened lawsuit against President Obama has elicited scorn from the right and blistering attacks from the left.  So why is Boehner pursuing it?
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Morning Plum: Obama to set off bomb in middle of midterms  —  Now that Republicans have made it clear that they will not participate on any level in basic problem solving when it comes to our immigration crisis, it is now on Obama to determine just how far he can go unilaterally in addressing the problem …
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Boehner says no to impeachment  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday said he doesn't support calls from members of his party to impeach President Obama.  —  Asked about former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's comments that Obama should be impeached over the influx …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Boehner disagrees with Palin on impeaching Obama
Lauren French / Politico:
John Boehner: Immigration could be in suit
Byron Tau / Politico:
Why the GOP is holding its convention early
Julie Pace / ABC News:
Obama Heads to Texas With No Plans to Visit Border
Discussion: CNN and Taylor Marsh
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
Boehner Non-Committal on Obama Immigration Plan
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Hot Air
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.
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New York Times:
Voting Totals Reveal Crucial Boost From Blacks in Thad Cochran's Victory  —  The precinct level returns in Hinds County bolster the theory that a surge in black, Democratic turnout allowed Senator Thad Cochran to defeat Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed state senator, in last month's Republican primary runoff in Mississippi.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Cochran gets lost on way to Senate lunch
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Untamed Cruz refuses to play nice with GOP campaign arm
Discussion: Instapundit and The PJ Tatler
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
In ‘sexting’ case Manassas City police want to photograph teen in sexually explicit manner, lawyers say  —  A Manassas City teenager accused of “sexting” a video to his girlfriend is now facing a search warrant in which Manassas City police and Prince William County prosecutors want to take a photo …
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ThinkProgress:
Virginia Police Want To Force A 17 Year-Old Boy To Have An Erection, And Then Take Pictures Of It
Discussion: Liberaland
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 …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Glenn Beck: 'I've Never Taken A Position More Deadly To My Career Than This'  —  Glenn Beck plans to bring soccer balls and hot meals to migrant children this month, his career be damned.  —  “I've never taken a position more deadly to my career than this — and I have never …
Discussion: Mediaite and Hullabaloo
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Erica Ritz / TheBlaze.com:
‘We Must Open Our Hearts’: Glenn Beck Announces Major Border Event in Texas  —  Glenn Beck on Tuesday announced that he will be bringing tractor-trailers full of food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls to McAllen, Texas on July 19 as a way to help care for some of the roughly 60,000 underage refugees …
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 …
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Ginny LaRoe / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for public corruption
Discussion: NOLA River and Hinterland Gazette
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 …
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New York Times:
Faith Groups Seek Exclusion From Bias Rule
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Most Shocking Result in World Cup History  —  We had Brazil favored to win Tuesday's World Cup semifinal against Germany (even despite the absence of Neymar and Thiago Silva).  —  Time to eat some crow.  That prediction stunk.  —  It's not that a German win was all that unlikely.
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Washington Post:
Israel steps up offensive against Hamas
Discussion: Hot Air, Reuters and New York Times
BuzzFeed:
5 Reasons Why New York Times Editorial Today Is An Embarrassment To Journalism  —  Ambassador Ron Dermer questions the integrity of today's New York Times ' editorial, Four Horrific Killings  —  The New York Times writes that “after days of near silence,” Prime Minister Netanyahu condemned …
Sophie Jane Evans / Daily Mail:
Shocking moment ISIS militants take sledgehammers to Mosul tomb of Prophet Jonah as more than 50 blindfolded bodies are found massacred south of Baghdad  —  This is the shocking moment ISIS militants took sledgehammers to Iraqi tombstones - smashing them to pieces.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Truth Revolt
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Lawyer: Lerner may have printed some emails  —  The lawyer for ex-IRS official Lois Lerner on Wednesday walked back comments about whether she followed record-keeping laws and printed out official emails, saying she did make “some” such back-ups.  —  William Taylor III of Zuckerman Spaeder late …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
 
 
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EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval
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Austin Frakt / New York Times:
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rick Perry to greet Obama on Dallas tarmac
Courtland Milloy / Washington Post:
Bicyclist bullies try to rule the road in D.C.
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The Huffington Post:
Have We Gone From a Post-War to a Pre-War World?
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Adriana Cohen / Associated Press:
Immigration mess grows as Obama plays blame game
Melanie Eversley / USA Today:
Obama shakes hands with supporter wearing horse head
Cindy George / Houston Chronicle:
League City bans undocumented children
Discussion: Liberaland, KHOU-TV and The Raw Story
Roland S. Martin / The Daily Beast:
Send the National Guard to ‘Chiraq’
Discussion: Hot Air
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The New Yorker Alters Its Online Strategy
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