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9:00 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: Politico, CNN and The Democratic Daily
Washington Post:
Poll: Obama, Republicans face broad disapproval over handling of migrant crisis  —  A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds widespread public disapproval of the way President Obama and Republicans in Congress are handling the influx of unaccompanied foreign children at the southern border …
Discussion: Mediaite and Hot Air
Roger Simon / Politico:
More gray hairs for Obama
Discussion: CNN
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Why Obama won't take strong action in border crisis
Discussion: Power Line
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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Reuters:
Bodies found north of Baghdad as Sunni insurgents turn on each other
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Blazing Cat Fur
David Nather / Politico:
The Cheney bunch - minus one
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Progressives turn from Obama to embrace Warren
Jeff Dunetz / “The Lid”:
Egyptian Deal a 100% Israel Victory, Israel Acceptance Puts Hamas in a Box  —  Israel's security cabinet met Tuesday morning and accepted the Egyptian peace deal despite the fact that Hamas had said no hours earlier.  Within an hour after the Israeli acceptance, Hamas fired three rockets toward Israel.
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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.
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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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 …
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: CNN and Washington Monthly
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 …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Conservative judicial group to hammer Chris Christie  —  A conservative judicial group is planning to run $75,000 in digital ads during New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trip to Iowa later this week, bracketing him at a time when he's reemerging from the “Bridgegate” scandal.
Discussion: CNN, Wall Street Journal and RedState
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’
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Helping Big Companies Compete  —  Last week, Standard & Poor's issued a short report about Boeing.  “Boeing Co. Faces Long-Term Credit Risks If The U.S. Export-Import Bank Isn't Reauthorized,” read the alarming heading.  —  In dollar volume, Boeing is America's single largest exporter.
Discussion: CEPR
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
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 …
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.
 
 
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
It's official: Americans say Mitt Romney was pretty much right about Russia
Discussion: Hot Air
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
At Dinner Tables, a Restless Obama Finds an Intellectual Escape
Discussion: Hot Air
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg View:
Buffett, Gates and Adelson Don't Get Immigration
Discussion: National Review
Roxanne Roberts / Washington Post:
Washington's secret to staying relevant: a little Botox here, a tuck there
Helen T. Verongos / New York Times:
Nadine Gordimer, Novelist Who Took On Apartheid, Is Dead at 90
Lauren / CBS Los Angeles:
4 Arrested Following Officer-Involved Shooting At Pro-Israel Rally
Discussion: National Review
Julian E. Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Bowe Bergdahl Has Refused to Speak to Parents
Discussion: BizPac Review and Mediaite
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Byron Tau / Politico:
Shaun McCutcheon wades into Mississippi race
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
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Alex Roarty / NationalJournal.com:
Think the Economy Can Save Democrats? It Won't
Discussion: AEIdeas and The Daily Caller
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Report: SMALL LIFELESS, DEAD CHILDREN Found “Washed Up Along Riverbank” of Rio Grande
 

 
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