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7:20 AM ET, July 15, 2014

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The Hill:
House GOP group to recommend changes to immigration law  —  Fresh off a trip to Guatemala and Honduras, a House GOP working group on immigration will recommend Tuesday that the conference change a 2008 trafficking law to stop the thousands of immigrant children flooding across the border.
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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: CNN and The Democratic Daily
Roger Simon / Politico:
More gray hairs for Obama  —  No matter how much you love your children, if you were a parent in Honduras, you might be tempted to ship them to the United States.  —  According to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world.
Discussion: CNN
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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Salon:
Far right's secret SCOTUS strategy: What Boehner's lawsuit is really about  —  When a fringe party can no longer win legislative elections, boosting the impact of judges is its best last resort  —  If you hadn't thought the House GOP had gone completely around the bend before …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Julian Zelizer / CNN:   The World Cup of U.S. politics
ThinkProgress:
The False Statement Of Fact That Forms The Backbone Of John Boehner's Anti-Obama Lawsuit
Discussion: The Dish
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Farce of Dick Cheney Giving Foreign-Policy Advice  —  The former veep's record is marked by false claims, erroneous predictions, and catastrophic results.  Now he's urging more wars.  Has his audience learned its lesson?  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney failed to anticipate …
Discussion: The Hill
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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Uber's Search for Key Comms Hire Shows Just How Serious It Is About Fighting “A**hole” Taxi  —  In an interview with me at the Code Conference in May, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was pretty clear that one of his key goals for the year was to hire a big-gun communications and public relations strategy person …
Ynetnews:
Netanyahu: Israel sees truce as opportunity to demilitarize Gaza  —  Cabinet announces it accepts Egyptian cease-fire offer, while Bennett and Lieberman vote against.  Hamas rejects proposal, as rocket fire from Gaza continues with sirens sounding Ashkelon area.
Helen T. Verongos / New York Times:
Nadine Gordimer, Novelist Who Took On Apartheid, Is Dead at 90  —  Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer whose literary ambitions led her into the heart of apartheid to create a body of fiction that brought her a Nobel Prize in 1991, died on Sunday in Johannesburg.  She was 90.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Announce Job Cuts as Soon as This Week  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years, as the software maker looks to slim down and integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, people with knowledge of the company's plans said.
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.
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: BizPac Review and 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: Power Line
 
 
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Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg View:
Buffett, Gates and Adelson Don't Get Immigration
Discussion: National Review
Roxanne Roberts / Washington Post:
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Lauren / CBS Los Angeles:
4 Arrested Following Officer-Involved Shooting At Pro-Israel Rally
Discussion: National Review
Byron Tau / Politico:
Shaun McCutcheon wades into Mississippi race
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Julia Turner Is Named Editor in Chief of Slate
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Alex Roarty / NationalJournal.com:
Think the Economy Can Save Democrats? It Won't
Discussion: AEIdeas and The Daily Caller
Cheryl K. Chumley / Washington Times:
Eric Holder: ‘Racial animus’ fuels opposition to Obama and me
Discussion: CNN, American Spectator and Althouse
James Hohmann / Politico:
Georgia Republicans bicker in only Senate debate
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Derrik J. Lang / Associated Press:
‘Archie’ Will Die Saving Gay Friend In Comic Book
New York Times:
Kansas' Ruinous Tax Cuts
New York Times:
Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail
Discussion: Firedoglake