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11:00 PM ET, July 10, 2014

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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner To Sue Obama For Unilateral Delay Of Obamacare Employer Mandate  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Thursday revealed that he plans to sue President Barack Obama for his unilateral delay of the Obamacare employer mandate, ratcheting up the tension between the White House …
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Barack Obama on impeachment: ‘Really?’  —  Go ahead, President Barack Obama told House Republicans Thursday.  Impeach him.  —  “You hear some of them: ‘Sue him!  Impeach him!’”  Obama said in a relaxed, sniping campaign-style speech in Austin, Texas, recounting the resistance he's run into for signing executive actions.
Discussion: Hot Air and Fox News
Lauren French / Politico:
GOP's Obama lawsuit to focus on employer mandate  —  The House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama will focus on the White House's decision to delay the employer mandate provision in Obamacare.  —  Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) released a draft resolution …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Hullabaloo
Speaker.gov:
Boehner: This Is About Protecting the Constitution  —  WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement announcing that the House would initiate legal action over President Obama's unilateral actions on the health care law's employer mandate in 2013:
Sarah Mimms / NationalJournal.com:
Boehner Goes Off On Obama Over Immigration Crisis
Discussion: Shakesville
Jenna Levy / Gallup:
In U.S., Uninsured Rate Sinks to 13.4% in Second Quarter  —  Significant decline in uninsured rate across age groups since the end of 2013  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The uninsured rate in the U.S. fell 2.2 percentage points to 13.4% in the second quarter of 2014.
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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 …
Tony Pugh / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Survey: 9.5 million people gained health coverage in first marketplace enrollment period
Discussion: Liberal Values and Washington Post
Timothy Jost / Washington Post:
Courts won't void the Affordable Care Act over semantics
Discussion: Daily Kos and National Review
Jonathan Chait Follow / New York Magazine:
Libertarian Accidentally Shows How Obamacare Is Succeeding
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Pundits Collectively Lose It Over A Quote Obama Didn't Even Say  —  Many pundits on Thursday were shocked by the gall of President Obama to say that he doesn't “do photo-ops,” a mere day after glossy, White House-sanctioned shots surfaced of him sipping beer and shooting pool with the Colorado governor.
Discussion: Townhall.com and Daily Kos
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Congressman Steve Stockman:
Stockman files motion ordering the arrest of Lois Lerner  —  Democrats endorse arrest powers: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day” Pelosi said just days ago  —  > CNN, New York Times also endorse the House's power to arrest  —  WASHINGTON — Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed …
Politico:
GOP to Todd Akin: Shut up  —  Todd Akin is back talking about rape in his new book and Republicans have a message for him: Shut up.  —  The Missouri Republican's memoir offers no apologies for his comments on “legitimate rape,” his bruising loss to Sen. Claire McCaskill or the effect …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Liberaland
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Sarah Desprat / Twitchy:
‘WHAT A FREAKIN’ LIE'!  Reuters, Yahoo busted for bogus headline about Obama at border [pics]; Update: Headline changed, still wrong  —  President Obama really gets around.  After all, those funds aren't gonna raise themselves!  In a short span of time this week, the president has spent time in Denver …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh, NewsBusters and Mediaite
Niam Yaraghi / Brookings Institute:
Have the Anti-Obamacare Ads Backfired?  —  According to the recent report of nonpartisan analysts Kantar Media CMAG, ACA opponents have spent 450 million dollars on anti-Obamacare ads so far.  Spending on negative ads outpaced positive ones by more than 15 to 1.  This map shows the spending on negative ads in each state.
Discussion: Mediaite and Balloon Juice
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:   Study: Anti-Obamacare Ads Might Have Actually Increased Enrollment
Associated Press:
First marijuana customer in Spokane says he was fired  —  SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man who waited in line overnight to be the first customer at Spokane's first legal marijuana shop says he was fired for his efforts.  —  But the company says his story doesn't make sense.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Vocativ
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Sasha Goldstein / NY Daily News:
Washington man first to buy legal weed in Spokane is fired after spotted on news
Discussion: Liberaland, Mashable and The Raw Story
Valerie Richardson / The Colorado Observer:
Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don't Have Roads  —  DENVER — In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't think those cities have roads.  —  Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was …
Discussion: Twitchy, The Daily Caller and Politico
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Eli Stokols / KDVR.com:
Bloomberg dismisses Colo. Springs, Pueblo as roadless, rural backwaters
Discussion: National Review
New York Times:
Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on Immigration Reform  —  AMERICAN citizens are paying 535 people to take care of the legislative needs of the country.  We are getting shortchanged.  Here's an example: On June 10, an incumbent congressman in Virginia lost a primary election …
Discussion: CNN and Twitchy
Fox News:
Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost Lerner emails ‘under oath’  —  A federal judge has ordered the IRS to explain “under oath” how the agency lost a trove of emails from the official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal.  —  U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave …
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
IRS worker campaigned on help line  —  An IRS help line worker has been suspended for 100 days without pay for urging callers to reelect President Barack Obama in 2012, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced on Thursday.  —  The employee, who was not named, “acknowledged that he had used …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CNN
Jacob Fischler / BuzzFeed:
Major Union Drops Partnership With United Negro College Fund Because Of The Kochs  —  “This was a betrayal of everything the UNCF stands for,” AFSCME president says.  —  Shannon Stapleton / Reuters / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — One of the nation's largest public-sector unions is severing …
Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
Jill Abramson Talks Obama Secrecy and Her New York Times Firing  —  Two months after her abrupt exit from the Gray Lady, the former executive editor delivered a speech about how different Obama is from Bush—and why she was dismissed from her post.  —  Aside from her unceremonious firing …
 
 
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Washington Post:
Germany asks CIA station chief to leave over spying allegations
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Elliott Abrams / Pressure Points:
Israel Under Attack, Obama Remains Silent
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Scott Kaufman / The Raw Story:
Alex Jones sinks to a new low, calling Michelle Obama ‘the First Tranny’
David Frum / The Atlantic Online:
Don't Knock the Reform Conservatives
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