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8:20 PM ET, July 12, 2014

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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
South Miami Mayor: Marco Rubio Is An ‘Idiot’  —  Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) views on climate change have apparently not won him any favor in Miami.  —  Experts say that sea-level rise could easily reach six to ten feet by the end of the century, which would be enough to put most of Miami underwater, The Guardian reported Friday.
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Robin McKie / Guardian:
Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away  —  Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise.  Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on.
Discussion: Unfogged
Rick Perry / Washington Post:
Isolationist policies make the threat of terrorism even greater  —  As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I can understand the emotions behind isolationism.  Many people are tired of war, and the urge to pull back is a natural, human reaction.
New York Times:
G.O.P. Replays 2010 Strategy at State Level  —  NASHVILLE — Republican candidates for governor around the country have built an unexpectedly strong position for election this fall, helped by an improving economy, disaffection with President Obama and a national fund-raising machine that is leagues ahead of the opposition.
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Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Republican Jews Alarmed at the Prospect of a Void in the House and Senate  —  WASHINGTON — Jewish Republicans know they are not many in number.  But at a recent gathering at the St. Regis Hotel in downtown Washington, they pondered the meaning of an especially alarming figure: zilch.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Christopher Morris / Variety:
Tommy Ramone, Last Surviving Member of Influential Punk Band, Dies at 62  —  Drummer and producer Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the influential New York punk quartet the Ramones, died Friday at his home in the Ridgewood area of Queens, New York.
Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg View:
Is Hamas Trying to Get Gazans Killed?  —  Mahmoud Abbas, the sometimes moderate, often ineffectual leader of the Palestinian Authority, just asked his rivals in Hamas a question that other bewildered people are also asking: “What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?”
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New York Times:
Israeli Leader Calls for ‘Full Force’ in Effort to Quell Hamas Rocket Attacks
Discussion: National Review and Hair Balls
Jose Antonio Vargas / Politico:
Trapped on the border  —  I came to Texas to document the crisis of undocumented immigrants.  Now I'm stuck.  —  I write this from the city of McAllen, which sits in the Rio Grande Valley near the border, just across from the Mexican city of Reynosa.  In the last 24 hours I realize that …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Scott W. Johnson / Weekly Standard:
Disorder at the Border
Discussion: Power Line
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
John Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama Proves the President Isn't Lawless  —  This is how Republicans destroy their own narrative of the lawless Obama presidency: with a faceplant.  —  When House Speaker John Boehner officially announced that he planned to sue President Obama, he was absolutely clear about one thing.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: Boehner suit a ‘political stunt’
Discussion: Liberal Values
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Afghan interpreters who served U.S. are in limbo as State Department runs out of visas  —  The cases of thousands of Afghan interpreters who worked with the U.S. military and hope to relocate to the United States are in limbo because the government will soon run out of visas designated …
Brett McDonnell / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Ideological blind spots: The left on Hobby Lobby  —  In a world with a litter of laws and a rainbow of religions, even well-intentioned laws sometimes seriously burden some believers.  —  Liberal commentators have been up in arms since the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act's …
Discussion: Washington Post
Donald G. McNeil Jr / New York Times:
C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents  —  After potentially serious back-to-back laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced Friday that they had temporarily closed the flu and anthrax laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta …
Discussion: The Verge
Nicole Lafond / Talking Points Memo:
Woman Finds Stack Of Anti-Hillary ‘Lewinsky’ Bumper Stickers At GOP Office  —  A Virginia woman told TPM on Friday that she recently discovered a stack of anti-Hillary Clinton bumper stickers at a local GOP office, despite denials from the state party that it had anything to do with the stickers.
 
 
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The Fiscal Times:
The Costs of Obama's Housing Mistakes Keep Piling Up
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Ruling That Rejects 2 Florida Districts' Borders Casts Haze Over Coming Elections
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
Legal Woes Pose Hurdles for Attorney General Tom Horne of Arizona in Campaign
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