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6:40 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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Meredith Shiner / Yahoo! News:
Joni Ernst: Boehner should pursue Obama impeachment if he has evidence Yahoo News 22 mins ago  —  Republican Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst waded back into controversial waters in June when during a conversation with a conservative radio host she again discussed impeaching President Barack Obama.
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Boehner says no to impeachment
Discussion: ABC News and Taegan Goddard's …
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Boehner disagrees with Palin on impeaching Obama
Byron Tau / Politico:
Why the GOP is holding its convention early
Lauren French / Politico:
John Boehner: Immigration could be in suit
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
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
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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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 …
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 …
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison  —  NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans.
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Ginny LaRoe / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for public corruption
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.
The Hill:
Graham: GOP must pony up emergency border funds or take blame  —  Republicans will take the political fall if they don't provide emergency funds to address the immigrant crisis at the southern border, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Wednesday.  —  A number of conservatives on Capitol Hill …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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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 …
US News:
What's Wrong With Tom Cotton?  —  Cotton comes across as wooden and academic in a state where retail politics still matter.  —  Once a sure bet, Rep. Tom Cotton, seen here in Little Rock on April 23, has many analysts wondering if incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor will hold on to his seat.
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Enough!  Most Say They're Over Sarah Palin, Poll Shows  —  54% percent want to hear less from the former vice-presidential nominee, including a majority of independents and even nearly four-in-10 Republicans.
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Lois Lerner cautioned against email chatter amid lawmaker probes  —  Former IRS official Lois Lerner said she warned her colleagues to be careful about what they write in emails amid congressional inquiries, according to new emails released by House Oversight Republicans.
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: Truth Revolt and The Jawa Report
 
 
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Media Ignorance Is Becoming A Serious Problem
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Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
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Guardian:
Files on UK role in CIA rendition accidentally destroyed, says minister
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Fox News:
EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval
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Adriana Cohen / Associated Press:
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Roland S. Martin / The Daily Beast:
Send the National Guard to ‘Chiraq’
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