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2:00 PM ET, July 10, 2014

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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
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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: The Mahablog, ABC News and Twitchy
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.
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Gov. Perry: The face of GOP opposition
James Oliphant / NationalJournal.com:
Obama's Texas Two-Step
Discussion: RedState and Fox News
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Perry: Obama's Katrina
Discussion: Washington Post, ABC News and Mediaite
Newt Gingrich / CNN:   Obama's absurd and expensive border strategy
Jonathan Chait Follow / New York Magazine:
Libertarian Accidentally Shows How Obamacare Is Succeeding  —  Reading months of doomsaying all at once tells a different story.  —  The Commonwealth Fund has a new survey showing that the proportion of adults lacking health insurance has fallen by a quarter, from 20 percent of the population to 15 percent.
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Timothy Jost / Washington Post:
Courts won't void the Affordable Care Act over semantics  —  The Supreme Court's term ended in June with another Affordable Care Act ruling, and the ACA survived largely unscathed.  Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has important ramifications for women's health and religious freedom but does not invalidate a single section of the law.
Discussion: National Review
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 …
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Obamacare Haters, Your Case Just Got Weaker  —  New report suggests number of uninsured declined, just as expected  —  Back in the spring, some conservatives insisted that Obamacare enrollment statistics were some kind of sham.  Sure, people were finally signing up for the program.
Margot Sanger-Katz / New York Times:
Newest Health Insurance Customers Are Generally Happy
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.
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Reid Wilson / Washington Post:
The precipitous decline of state political coverage
Washington Post:
Restore trust to douse the fire in Gaza  —  THE LATEST mini-war between Israel and the Hamas movement is as unwinnable for either side as previous rounds in 2009 and 2012.  Though it has stockpiled thousands of rockets and some longer-range missiles, Hamas lacks the ability to inflict serious damage …
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Sasha Goldstein / NY Daily News:
Washington man first to buy legal weed in Spokane is fired after spotted on news  —  Mike Boyer, 30, was canned Tuesday after waiting 20 hours to buy pot and immediately going home to smoke.  He was called up for urine analysis after he was spotted on TV buying the pot.  Boyer told The News he ‘regrets nothing.’
Discussion: Liberaland, Mashable and The Raw Story
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 …
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.
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Michael A. Cohen / New York Times:   Obama's Understated Foreign Policy Gains
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
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Politico:
Todd Akin's only regret  —  “Doubt me?  Google 'stress and infertility,” Akin writes of his rape comments.  AP Photo  —  Close  —  Todd Akin takes it back.  —  He's not sorry.  —  Two years after the Missouri Republican's comments on rape, pregnancy and abortion doomed his campaign and fueled a …
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 …
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.
Discussion: RedState
 
 
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Betsy McCaughey / New York Post:
ObamaCare: Death by paperwork
Discussion: RedState
Nick Anderson / Washington Post:
McCaskill questions athletics-department role in sex-assault cases involving athletes
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Bloomberg and NOLA River
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
How to Read the Polls in This Year's Midterms
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Kathleen Ronayne / Concord Monitor:
Polls shows Shaheen with comfortable edge over all Republican challengers
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Reason:
Millennials Think Government Is Inefficient, Abuses Its Power, and Supports Cronyism
Deadline.com:
Alec Baldwin Circles M:I-5; Football Concussions And A Rob Ford-Type Mayor Also In The Offing
Discussion: Red Alert Politics and Mediaite
 Earlier Items: 
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Spill closes House side of Capitol
Discussion: Daily Kos
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Democrats push race issues, revving up their voters
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Moderate voters are a myth
Discussion: Firedoglake and Booman Tribune
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
KHOU-TV:
4 children, 2 adults shot dead in Spring; prompts hours-long standoff
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