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10:00 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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Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Boehner says no to impeachment
Discussion: ABC News
Byron Tau / Politico:
Why the GOP is holding its convention early
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 and Talking Points Memo
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
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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Cochran gets lost on way to Senate lunch
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rick Perry greets Obama on Dallas tarmac  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry greeted President Barack Obama on the tarmac in Dallas on Wednesday and joined him on the Marine One helicopter on their way to a roundtable gathering.  —  The pair were expected to discuss the troubled border one-on-one ahead …
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Tom Cohen / CNN:
Obama asks if politics is getting in the way of fixing border crisis  —  President Barack Obama spoke about the immigration crisis on the southern border Wednesday in Texas, urging Congress to focus on solving the problem swiftly, saying it has the capacity to do so by approving his emergency $3.7 billion proposal.
Raphael Ahren / The Times of Israel:
Top Obama official blasts Israel for denying Palestinians sovereignty, security, dignity  —  'How can Israel have peace if it's unwilling to delineate a border, end the occupation?' asks Obama's Mideast chief, Phillip Gordon, in blistering Tel Aviv speech  —  Israel's ongoing occupation …
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Washington Post:
Israel steps up offensive against Hamas
Discussion: Hot Air and Reuters
IC ON THE RECORD:
Joint Statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice on Court-ordered Legal Surveillance of U.S. Persons  —  July 9, 2014  —  It is entirely false that U.S. intelligence agencies conduct electronic surveillance of political …
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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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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 …
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Media Ignorance Is Becoming A Serious Problem  —  Last week, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Zach Carter, who is The Huffington Post's senior political economy reporter.  The interview's purpose was to discuss Carter's negative response to Hewitt's previous interview of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
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.
Mary Papenfuss / Reuters:
Berkeley, California orders free pot for poor patients  —  (Reuters) - A California college town known for its liberal activism has voted to make medicinal marijuana dispensaries give away free a small amount of their pot to the poor.  —  Berkeley City Council members voted unanimously late …
Discussion: protein wisdom
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 …
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.
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
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Legal Experts: National Marriage Equality Could Happen Within A Year  —  Suddenly it's a possibility that experts are contemplating: marriage equality could be the law of the land all across the United States within one year.  —  On Wednesday, Utah asked the Supreme Court to resolve its dispute …
 
 
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Mason Adams / Politico:
Do Democrats Need a Bubba Strategy?
Discussion: CNN
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Rare bipartisan approval of job training measure
Discussion: Politico
Sarah Smith / Politico:
Cory Booker, Rand Paul join on ‘common sense’
Discussion: CNN
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Nebraska court date pushes final Keystone XL decision past the midterms
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Daily Kos
US News:
What's Wrong With Tom Cotton?
Fox News:
EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Austin Frakt / New York Times:
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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?
Discussion: AMERICAN DIGEST
Barry Yeoman / American Prospect:
Courtroom Drama: Voting Rights Paid for in Blood Under Siege in North Carolina
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Following Her Parents' Lead, Chelsea Clinton Takes Stage as a Paid Speaker
Sophie Jane Evans / Daily Mail:
Shocking moment ISIS militants take sledgehammers to Mosul tomb of Prophet Jonah as more than …
Discussion: Truth Revolt and The Jawa Report
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Most Shocking Result in World Cup History
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