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6:45 PM ET, July 14, 2014

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Sen. Rand Paul / Politico:
Rick Perry Is Dead Wrong  —  There are many things I like about Texas Gov. Rick Perry, including his stance on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.  But apparently his new glasses haven't altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly.
Judd Gregg / The Hill:
When the GOP takes the Senate  —  Conventional wisdom is clear that the next Congress has a considerable likelihood of being a Republican Congress.  —  That same consensus also holds that if the GOP does indeed take control, the next two years will be marked by confrontation with the White House …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Julian Zelizer / CNN:   The World Cup of U.S. politics
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Obamacare Fails to Fail
Discussion: Daily Kos
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: Immigrant children facing danger will ‘likely’ stay in US  —  The White House said Monday it was “likely” that immigrant children facing mortal danger in their home countries would be allowed to stay in the United States.  —  The comments come amid a growing debate over a 2008 law …
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama's unpredictability ‘stresses’ the Secret Service
Discussion: Capitol Report
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Bergdahl Is Set to Resume Life on Active Duty  —  WASHINGTON — Six weeks after being released from five years in Taliban captivity, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to return to life as a regular Army soldier as early as Monday, Defense Department officials said late Sunday.
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Julian E. Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Bowe Bergdahl Has Refused to Speak to Parents  —  Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl hasn't spoken to his family since he was released from captivity in Pakistan, according to an Army official.  —  Sgt. Bergdahl has refused to see his parents or speak to them on the phone, the official said.
Discussion: Mediaite
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Report: SMALL LIFELESS, DEAD CHILDREN Found “Washed Up Along Riverbank” of Rio Grande  —  Mexican emigrants crossing the Rio Grande near El Paso, Texas.  (Danny Lehman/Corbis)  —  A Fox News exclusive reported this morning by Jana Winter inexplicably buried the lede.
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Jana Winter / Fox News:
Endless wave of illegal immigrants floods Rio Grande valley
Discussion: Liberaland and DML Daily
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Political fallout from underage illegal immigrants may spread far from the Rio Grande Valley
Discussion: Sky Dancing and The Hill
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
CNBC Reporter Torches Rick Santelli: Nothing You've Predicted Has Ever Come True  —  If you're at all familiar with CNBC's Rick Santelli, you know he almost never appears on the network without a shoutfest ensuing.  —  The financial commentator — long considered the godfather …
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Saul Elbein / The New Republic:
Guatemalans Aren't Just Fleeing Gangs  —  The media narrative misses what life there is really like  —  As Central Americans have begun streaming across our border seeking asylum, I've followed press accounts with an increasing sense of queasiness.  There are, in the opinion pieces …
The Mike Report:
Shocking anti-Semitic hatefest in downtown Seattle  —  JEWS DEPICTED AS EATING GENTILE BABIES AND DRINKING THEIR BLOOD.  —  As Hamas Rockets continued to rain down on Israeli population centers, a large anti-Israel rally took place in Seattle's Westlake Center this Saturday, July 12.
Lenore Skenazy / Hit & Run:
Mom Jailed Because She Let Her 9-Year-Old Daughter Play in the Park Unsupervised  —  Just in case you thought you could parent whatever way you see fit in 2014 America: … Hours at a time?  At a park?  In the summer?  Gosh!  That certainly sounds normal and fun like a reason to throw a mom in jail …
Jeff Patch / The Iowa Republican:
Braley threatened litigation over chickens at Holiday Lake vacation home  —  The Holiday Lake home of Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo.  —  BROOKLYN, Iowa—Is Bruce Braley chicken?  —  That question is on the minds of many residents of Brooklyn and Holiday Lake, a 755-acre community of 300 families just north of town.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
The Strange Leak of the New Exposé ‘Clinton, Inc.’  —  Sure, hotly anticipated books leak all the time.  But 10 days early?  And by a tipster who seems to be posing as a Tea Partier—but who one source suspects is affiliated with the Clintons?  —  The marketing and publicity folks …
David Nather / Politico:
The Cheney Bunch - minus one  —  Sing it with us: “Here's the story of a man named Cheney ...”  —  Dick, Lynne and Liz Cheney had a message they wanted to send with their appearance at POLITICO's Playbook lunch on Monday: We're a family, we're happy together, we joke together …
Discussion: CNN
Derrik J. Lang / Associated Press:
‘Archie’ Will Die Saving Gay Friend In Comic Book  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.  —  The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt …
New York Times:
Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail  —  After being arrested on a misdemeanor charge following a family dispute last year, Jose Bautista was unable to post $250 bail and ended up in a jail cell on Rikers Island.  —  A few days later, he tore his underwear …
Discussion: Firedoglake, CAMERA and Gothamist
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet  —  The secretive British spy agency GCHQ has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites …
Rebecca Riffkin / Gallup:
Americans' Approval of the Supreme Court Remains Divided  —  Approval among Republicans up 21 percentage points from 2013  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans remain divided in their assessments of the U.S. Supreme Court, with 47% approving of the job it is doing, and 46% disapproving.
Lauren / CBS Los Angeles:
4 Arrested Following Officer-Involved Shooting At Pro-Israeli Rally  —  WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Wilshire Boulevard reopened Monday after an officer-involved shooting at a pro-Israeli rally closed it down overnight for an investigation.  —  The shooting occurred around 5:45 p.m. Sunday outside …
Discussion: National Review
Alex Roarty / NationalJournal.com:
Think the Economy Can Save Democrats?  It Won't  —  The economy might play a role in presidential politics, but its impact is near nil in the midterms.  —  Unemployed Americans line up as they wait to gain entry to meet prospective employers a career fair.  (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Discussion: AEIdeas and The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Kansas' Ruinous Tax Cuts  —  There was a windstorm of hasty excuses in recent weeks after Kansas reported that it took in $338 million less than expected in the 2014 fiscal year and would have to dip heavily into a reserve fund.  Spending wasn't cut enough, said conservatives.
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
Needed: A new team of rivals  —  Maybe it is time for a shake-up.  —  President Obama's second-term staffing was always going to be a risk.  He abandoned his first term's team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists.  The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need …
Discussion: Power Line
 
 
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MJ Lee / Politico:
Meet the anti-Elizabeth Warren
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Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:
Neo-Nazis, Islamists declare ‘You Jews are beasts’ during protest of Israeli operation
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Byron Tau / Politico:
Shaun McCutcheon wades into Mississippi race
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Julia Turner Is Named Editor in Chief of Slate
Cheryl K. Chumley / Washington Times:
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Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Bookstore Owner Takes On a Union, Shocking a Liberal Bastion
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ThinkProgress:
The False Statement Of Fact That Forms The Backbone Of John Boehner's Anti-Obama Lawsuit
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