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2:50 AM ET, July 10, 2014

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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 …
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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
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:   Boehner says no to impeachment
Julie Pace / ABC News:   Obama Heads to Texas With No Plans to Visit Border
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
Discussion: Informed Comment and Guardian
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Raphael Ahren / The Times of Israel:
Top Obama official blasts Israel for denying Palestinians sovereignty, security, dignity
Washington Post:
Israel steps up offensive against Hamas
Discussion: Jerusalem Post, Fox News and Hot Air
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 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
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 …
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
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
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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
Rebecca Bratek / Los Angeles Times:
57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1 … Reporting from Washington—  Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border.
Dan Cadman / cis.org:
Analysis of the Supplemental Budget Request  —  A peek at what's behind the White House's border “surge”  —  On July 8, the White House submitted its emergency budget request to the House of Representatives (which holds the “power of the purse” under our Constitution) to deal with the “humanitarian crisis” on our southern border.
Discussion: Power Line and National Review
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 …
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.
 
 
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Guardian:
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New York Times:
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Barry Yeoman / American Prospect:
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