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3:30 PM 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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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Chris Christie: Gay marriage debate not over
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Times:   Republicans Replay 2010 Strategy at State Level
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 …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Power Line
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 …
Discussion: Hot Air
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Hume Grills Perry: What Good Will Troops At Border Do If They Can't Arrest Anyone?  (VIDEO)  —  On “Fox News Sunday,” guest host Brit Hume on Sunday grilled Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on his plan for addressing the influx of undocumented children at the border — sending in the National Guard.
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Colorblind Harry Reid continues to divide  —  Harry Reid is the da Vinci of distraction.  The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric that's better suited …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and RedState
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
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 and PoliticusUSA
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Isn't It Rich?  —  WASHINGTON — CHELSEA CLINTON never acted out during the eight years she came of age as America's first daughter.  —  No ditching of her Secret Service detail.  No fake IDs for underage tippling.  No drug scandal.  No court appearance in tank top and toe ring.
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.
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
 
 
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Adam Sneed / Politico:
McCain calls Israeli restraint ‘admirable’
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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
RIP, Charlie Haden
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Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg View:
Is Hamas Trying to Get Gazans Killed?
Discussion: Hot Air, Israel Matzav and US News
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Afghan interpreters who served U.S. are in limbo as State Department runs out of visas
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Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Republican Jews Alarmed at the Prospect of a Void in the House and Senate
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Obama: Boehner suit a ‘political stunt’
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