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10:45 AM ET, July 10, 2014

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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Dana Milbank: In border crisis, Obama is accused of ‘lawlessness’ for following law  —  A querulous quartet of conservatives took to the Senate floor Wednesday to condemn President Obama for his latest atrocity against the American way of life.  —  The Republican foursome …
Discussion: ABC News and Twitchy
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Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Gov. Perry: The face of GOP opposition  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican who has seen thousands of unaccompanied children flood across his state's border, has seized the spotlight in recent days to become the national face of opposition to President Obama's immigration policies.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
CNN Host Confronts Rick Perry On His Obama ‘Conspiracy’ Theory (VIDEO)  —  CNN host Kate Bolduan confronted Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) in an interview that aired Thursday about his suggestion that President Barack Obama may have engineered the current immigration crisis at the Texas border.
Discussion: Liberaland and New York Times
New York Times:
Obama Presses Perry to Rally Support for Border Funds  —  DALLAS — President Obama on Wednesday directly challenged Gov. Rick Perry of Texas to rally Republicans in support of a $3.7 billion emergency measure aimed at solving the humanitarian crisis caused as thousands of Central American children have crossed the Mexican border.
The Commonwealth Fund:
Gaining Ground: Americans' Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care After the Affordable Care Act's First Open Enrollment Period  —  A new Commonwealth Fund survey finds that in the wake of the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period, significantly fewer working-age adults …
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Jonathan Chait Follow / New York Magazine:   Libertarian Accidentally Shows How Obamacare Is Succeeding
Fairleft / Firedoglake:
53 Palestinians, 0 Israelis Die in Air and Missile Strikes ...  Is the US media biased in its reports on Israeli airstrikes?  —  And yet still we get obscene propaganda from the mainstream ‘news’ masquerading as a headline:  —  Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave
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Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Rant Agenda  —  So little time, so much bad behavior to complain about.  —  Congress is back!  Thank heavens, because there's a crisis at the border, and the Highway Trust Fund is about to expire.  Plus, the Export-Import Bank is teetering on the brink of disaster.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and CNN
New York Times:
Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Workers  —  WASHINGTON — Chinese hackers in March broke into the computer networks of the United States government agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees, according to senior American officials.
Michelle Nichols / Reuters:
Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that ‘terrorist groups’ seized nuclear materials  —  (Reuters) - Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to …
Journalism.org:
America's Shifting Statehouse Press  —  Can New Players Compensate for Lost Legacy Reporters?  —  Within America's 50 state capitol buildings, 1,592 journalists inform the public about the actions and issues of state government, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Moderate voters are a myth  —  TWEET SHARE +1 LINKEDIN EMAIL PRINT  —  There is no creature more revered in American politics than the moderate voter.  Unlike the ideologues and partisans destroying politics, the moderate is free of cant and independent of party.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Ann Coulter / The Clarion-Ledger:
McDaniel backers killing his political future  —  By continuing the fight over the primary, Chris McDaniel and his supporters are risking a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, not to mention McDaniel's own political future.  —  CONNECT  —  Chris McDaniel, candidate for the U.S. Senate …
Jordan Steffen / Denver Post:
ADAMS JUDGE TOSSES COLORADO GAY MARRIAGE BAN BUT STAYS RULING  —  An Adams County District Court judge on Wednesday declared Colorado's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, but he immediately stayed his ruling.  —  Judge C. Scott Crabtree pulled no punches in his 49-page ruling …
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Spill closes House side of Capitol  —  Most of the House side of the U.S. Capitol has been re-opened, after an asbestos scare.  —  The East Grand Staircase, a major staircase in the Capitol, remains closed.  —  Capitol Police and the Architect of the Capitol were investigating whether there was a …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Lanny Davis / The Hill:
Hillary Clinton's ‘Hard Choices’ shows who she is  —  The reviews are in on Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton's history of her four-year tenure as U.S. secretary of State.  They are almost all positive.  Her book sales are strong — No. 1 on The New York Times best sellers list for three weeks in a row.
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Democrats push race issues, revving up their voters  —  Democrats are injecting race into the 2014 midterm elections amid fears that a drop-off in minority voters could severely cost them at the polls this fall.  —  Democratic leaders in Congress and administration officials …
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
Newt Gingrich / CNN:
Obama's absurd and expensive border strategy  —  Editor's note: Newt Gingrich is a co-host of CNN's “Crossfire,” which airs at 6:30 p.m. ET weekdays, and author of a new book, “Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate.”
KHOU-TV:
4 children, 2 adults shot dead in Spring; prompts hours-long standoff  —  SPRING, Texas - Six people were shot dead, including four children, Wednesday afternoon in north Harris County, according to Harris County Pct. 4 deputies.  —  The incident happened at a home in the 700 block of Leaflet in the Enchanted Oaks subdivision.
Discussion: USA Today and Hinterland Gazette
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 …
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Lauren French / Politico:
John Boehner: Immigration could be in suit
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and Washington Post
 
 
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Deadline.com:
Alec Baldwin Circles M:I-5; Football Concussions And A Rob Ford-Type Mayor Also In The Offing
Discussion: Liberaland and Mediaite
Dan Cadman / cis.org:
Analysis of the Supplemental Budget Request
Rebecca Bratek / Los Angeles Times:
57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1
New York Times:
Hobby Lobby's Disturbing Sequel
Mary Papenfuss / Reuters:
Berkeley, California orders free pot for poor patients
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Legal Experts: National Marriage Equality Could Happen Within A Year
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Rare bipartisan approval of job training measure
Discussion: Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Sarah Smith / Politico:
Cory Booker, Rand Paul join on ‘common sense’
Discussion: CNN
The Hill:
Graham: GOP must pony up emergency border funds or take blame
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Enough! Most Say They're Over Sarah Palin, Poll Shows
Caroline May / BREITBART.COM:
TOP DEM: U.S. ‘CANNOT BE EXPECTED TO GIVE SANCTUARY TO EVERY SINGLE CHILD IN THE WORLD’
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and Right Wing News
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What's Wrong With Tom Cotton?
Courtland Milloy / Washington Post:
Bicyclist bullies try to rule the road in D.C.
 

 
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