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11:25 AM ET, July 13, 2014

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Martin Matishak / The Hill:
Christie jabs Obama: ObamaCare a ‘failure’  —  In what could be the latest move toward a 2016 presidential bid, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) offered a wide-ranging critique of President Obama's domestic and foreign policies.  —  Speaking to reporters at the National Governors Association on Saturday …
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New York Times:
Republicans Replay 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.
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Republican Jews Alarmed at the Prospect of a Void in the House and Senate
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
ObamaCare's next court threat  —  A federal appeals court is poised to rule in a case that could blow a gaping hole in ObamaCare's scheme for providing healthcare coverage.  —  The plaintiffs in Halbig v. Burwell argue that the healthcare law does not authorize the Internal Revenue Service …
Discussion: Hot Air
Ed Rogers / Washington Post:
The Insiders: More IRS smidgens show up.  ‘Perfect.’  —  Anyone paying attention to the Internal Revenue Service scandal has been waiting for the next smidgen to drop.  Well, two more hit pretty hard this week.  At the president's next encounter with the media, I will scream collusion …
Geoff Folsom / News, sports and weather …:
Candidates in race for Hastings' congressional seat hurl attacks  —  The race to replace retiring Rep. Doc Hastings heated up this week as some of the candidates began unleashing attacks on each other.  —  Democrat Estakio Beltran was ripped for a TV commercial by a group founded by former …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Stuart Grudgings / Reuters:
In Malaysia, Islam's legal advance divides families and nation  —  (Reuters) - Deepa Subramaniam would not let go of her son, clinging to five-year-old Mithran's leg even as the car into which he had been bundled began to accelerate.  —  The 30-year-old, a Hindu in Muslim-majority Malaysia …
Discussion: Power Line and Booman Tribune
Adam Sneed / Politico:
McCain calls Israeli restraint ‘admirable’  —  Sen. John McCain praised Israel on Sunday for what he called restraint in its response to renewed violence in the Gaza conflict.  —  “The restraint of the Israelis, in my view, is admirable,” the Arizona Republican said on CNN's “State of the Union.”
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
Border crisis scrambling the politics of immigration policy  —  Until now, the politics of immigration have been seen as a no-lose proposition for President Obama and the Democrats.  If they could get a comprehensive overhaul passed, they would win.  And if Republicans blocked it …
Liberaland:
Images: Moms With Guns Founder On Obama: ‘Where Is An Assassin When You Need One?’  —  This is what the Second Amendment was not created for: Assassinating the President of the United States or even joking about it.  —  Kathy Perkins, founder of Moms With Guns, shared this article on Facebook …
Discussion: The Raw Story
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.
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
Martin O'Malley warms up in Iowa for possible Democratic run in 2016  —  The visit had all the trappings of a full-fledged presidential campaign: a speech at the state Democratic convention, a pep talk to door-knocking volunteers, breakfast with labor leaders, appearances alongside the party's candidate for governor.
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.
 
 
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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
RIP, Charlie Haden
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Brett McDonnell / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Ideological blind spots: The left on Hobby Lobby
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Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Afghan interpreters who served U.S. are in limbo as State Department runs out of visas
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Trapped on the border  —  I came to Texas to document the crisis …
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Obama: Boehner suit a ‘political stunt’
 

 
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