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8:35 PM ET, July 14, 2014

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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
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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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Watch CNBC's Tea Partier Get Told How Wrong He's Been (VIDEO)  —  Rick Santelli, the CNBC personality who's been credited with giving rise to the tea party movement, was told on-air Monday that he's been wrong about pretty much everything.  —  The always-wired Santelli …
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 …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama's unpredictability ‘stresses’ the Secret Service
Discussion: Capitol Report
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.
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
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 …
MJ Lee / Politico:
Meet the anti-Elizabeth Warren  —  Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's friends and colleagues in Washington are so certain she's headed for a promotion this year, they're already addressing her as “senator.”  —  Capito looks poised for a swift victory in the West Virginia Senate race this fall …
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.
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: Power Line and DML Daily
Peter Moore / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
One third of Americans want to impeach Obama  —  Americans tend to think that Obama has exceeded his constitutional powers, but support for impeachment is no higher than it was for Bush seven years ago  —  Last week former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin called …
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Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Republican Senate candidates distance themselves from ‘impeach Obama’
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.
Jessica Chasmar / Washington Times:
DOJ investigates Nebraska parade float critical of Obama  —  The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a member of its Community Relations Service team to investigate a Nebraska parade float that criticized President Obama.  —  A Fourth of July parade float featured at the annual Independence …
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Cheryl K. Chumley / Washington Times:
Eric Holder: ‘Racial animus’ fuels opposition to Obama and me
Discussion: American Spectator, Ricochet and CNN
David Nather / Politico:
Hawkish Cheneys prod GOP  —  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 …
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:
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
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 …
Lauren / CBS Los Angeles:
4 Arrested Following Officer-Involved Shooting At Pro-Israel 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
 
 
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