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1:05 PM ET, July 12, 2014

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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.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: Boehner suit a ‘political stunt’  —  President Obama dismissed House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) proposed lawsuit targeting his delay of the ObamaCare employer mandate as a “political stunt” in his first comments on the litigation since it was unveiled earlier this week.
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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.
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
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 …
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
The Fiscal Times:
The Costs of Obama's Housing Mistakes Keep Piling Up  —  We all remember the fable of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.  The moral of the story: Lie one too many times and nobody will believe you, even when you're telling the truth.  Now we have a case of The Government Who Cried Wolf …
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.
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.
Greg Horton / Religion News Service:
Student who married same-sex partner expelled from Southwestern Christian University  —  OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) A lesbian student who married her partner was expelled from an Oklahoma university one semester shy of her sports management degree.  —  Christian Minard, 22, attended Southwestern …
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Ruling That Rejects 2 Florida Districts' Borders Casts Haze Over Coming Elections  —  TAMPA, Fla. — After political operatives helped redraw the boundaries of Florida's Fifth Congressional District, now held by Representative Corrine Brown, a Democrat, it snaked all the way from Jacksonville to Orlando …
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
Legal Woes Pose Hurdles for Attorney General Tom Horne of Arizona in Campaign  —  PHOENIX — He has been caught by F.B.I. agents leaving the scene of a parking-garage fender-bender after a lunchtime tryst, a mishap that exposed not only the affair, but also a federal investigation …
Warren Bass / Wall Street Journal:
Cheney vs. 9/11 Commission: What Each Said About Iraq  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz, a former U.S. Senate candidate, have written a piece on Iraq in the Weekly Standard that resuscitates an old argument about Saddam Hussein's links to al Qaeda.
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New York Times:
Israeli Leader Calls for ‘Full Force’ in Effort to Quell Hamas Rocket Attacks
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Martin O'Malley: Don't send kids to ‘certain death’
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Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
The New Old Europe  —  Clemens Wergin is something of a contrarian.
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Ben Austen / New York Times:
The Post-Post-Apocalyptic Detroit
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Chris McDaniel: We've Found 8,300 ‘Questionable Ballots’
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Megyn Kelly Distances Herself From Guest's ‘Jew-Hating Administration’ Quote (VIDEO)
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Esther Yu-Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Congressman Goes On Diatribe Against Migrant Children, Urges Texas To Unilaterally Declare War
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