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10:30 AM ET, July 11, 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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Politico:
Pay up: House GOP cash woes prompt dues crackdown  —  House Republicans, so worried that a swelling cash deficit will keep them from making big gains this November, have begun cracking down on dozens of lawmakers who haven't paid dues crucial to the party's campaign accounts.
Discussion: Roll Call and Mediaite
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Barack Obama on impeachment: ‘Really?’
Discussion: Hot Air and Fox News
Lauren French / Politico:
GOP's Obama lawsuit to focus on employer mandate
Discussion: Hot Air, ThinkProgress and Hullabaloo
Jessica Taylor / The Hill:
Judge strikes down GOP-drawn Florida congressional lines  —  A Florida Circut County Court has struck down the state's congressional map and ordered a redrawing of district lines.  —  In his 41-page ruling issued Thursday evening, Judge Terry Lewis writes that the map drawn …
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Florida Court Declares One Of The Worst Partisan Gerrymanders In The Country Unconstitutional
Discussion: Liberaland
hrms.urban.org:
QuickTake: Number of Uninsured Adults Continues to Fall under the ACA: Down by 8.0 Million in June 2014  —  Sharon K. Long, Genevieve M. Kenney, Stephen Zuckerman, Douglas Wissoker, Adele Shartzer, Michael Karpman, and Nathaniel Anderson  —  The Urban Institute's Health Reform Monitoring Survey …
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Michael Wilner / Jerusalem Post:
Obama speaks with Netanyahu, offering to broker ceasefire with Hamas  —  US President reaffirms Israel's right to defend itself against attacks; Congress prepares resolution supporting Israel; State Department points finger at Hamas as perpetrator of crisis.
Discussion: The Week and Roger L. Simon
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Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Killing of Palestinian Youth Puts an Israeli Focus on Extremism
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least  —  Relative rank order of religious groups stable throughout his presidency  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014 …
Vanity Fair:
Audio: Nixon's Secret White House Tapes  —  OVAL TEAM President Richard Nixon with National-Security Adviser Henry Kissinger (right) and Kissinger's deputy, Alexander M. Haig Jr., 1972.  —  In an adaptation from their forthcoming book, Vanity Fair contributing editor Douglas Brinkley …
George Clooney / USA Today:
Exclusive: George Clooney rejects ‘Mail’ apology  —  There is one constant when a person or company is caught doing something wrong.  The coverup is always worse.  —  In this case, the Daily Mail has printed an apology for insinuating religious tensions where there are none.
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
The Crisis on the Border  —  No one who wants to help has authority, and no one with authority is helping.  —  What is happening at the southern border is a true and actual crisis.  News accounts justly use words like chaos, collapse and breakdown.  They feature images of children …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Right Wing News
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
‘The bear is loose’: Is Obama breaking free or running away?  —  President Obama visited Denver on the first leg of a three-day trip to tout economic gains, fundraise and meet with ordinary citizens.  Here are some thing to do in Denver when you're president.  (Tom LeGro and Natalie Jennings/The Washington Post)
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 …
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Brace for the next round of Obamacare rate shock  —  OBAMACARE HEALTH CARE INSURANCE INDUSTRY  —  As insurance companies begin to propose premiums for 2015, it's time for Americans to brace themselves for the next round of rate shock in the wake of President Obama's health care law.
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Jonathan Pearlman / Telegraph:
Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo  —  Judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion  —  A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Vox Popoli
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 …
Washington Post:
The immigration no-brainer  —  As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis — more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally — as a public relations problem.  Where to photo op and where not.  He still hasn't enunciated a policy.  He may not even have one.
John Hanna / Associated Press:
Kansas Senator's Longevity Gives GOP Foe Opening  —  Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts stoked the political brushfire he was hoping to smother during a recent Kansas City-area radio morning show.  —  “Every time I get an opponent — uh, I mean, every time I get a chance — I'm home,” Roberts said during the KCMO interview.
Discussion: Politico
Jerusalem Post:
Iron Dome intercepts 3 Gaza rockets over greater Tel Aviv  —  Air raid sirens sound in Tel Aviv, surrounding cities in central Israel warning of attack; no injuries reported.  —  Several rockets from the Gaza Strip were fired toward the greater Tel Aviv area on Friday morning.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
 
 
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Fox News:
Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost Lerner emails ‘under oath’
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Congressman Sam Graves:
Graves Introduces Legislation to Stop the EPA, Welcomes Administrator McCarthy to Missouri
Associated Press:
First marijuana customer in Spokane says he was fired
Sarah Desprat / Twitchy:
‘WHAT A FREAKIN’ LIE'! …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh, Mediaite and NewsBusters
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
IRS worker campaigned on help line
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Israel Under Attack, Obama Remains Silent
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Pundits Collectively Lose It Over A Quote Obama Didn't Even Say
Scott Kaufman / The Raw Story:
Alex Jones sinks to a new low, calling Michelle Obama ‘the First Tranny’
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