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10:05 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.
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Times
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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: Hot Air and Mediaite
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Why Obama won't take strong action in border crisis  —  IMMIGRATION BARACK OBAMA BORDER SECURITY  —  Does President Obama want to solve the border crisis?  It depends on what the meaning of “solve” is.  —  The president says a majority of the tens of thousands of families …
Discussion: Power Line
Roger Simon / Politico:
More gray hairs for Obama
Discussion: CNN
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: Immigrant children facing danger will ‘likely’ stay in US
Discussion: Politico, CNN and The Democratic Daily
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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Washington Post:
Israel accepts truce plan; Hamas balks  —  GAZA CITY — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday threatened to escalate Israel's operations in Gaza after Hamas balked at an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire, saying it had not been consulted on its terms.
Ynetnews:
Netanyahu: Israel sees truce as opportunity to demilitarize Gaza
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Progressives turn from Obama to embrace Warren  —  SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Populist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got a rock-star reception during a standing-room-only campaign rally here Monday, as hundreds of liberal activists cheered her broadsides against corporate interests and voiced hopes …
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MJ Lee / Politico:
Meet the anti-Elizabeth Warren
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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Jeryl Bier / Weekly Standard:
Kerry: I Get ‘A Little Uptight When I Hear Politicians Say How Exceptional We Are’  —  As John Kerry travels from country to country on various diplomatic missions as secretary of state (almost half a million miles so far), he often addresses the staff and their families at the U.S. embassies in the countries he visits.
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
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Ariz. School Requires Students To Read Books By Glenn Beck's Tea Party Hero  —  An Arizona charter high school allegedly required its students to read a conservative author beloved by pundit Glenn Beck and considered one of the philosophical forebears of the tea party, according to a complaint filed …
Discussion: Arizona Republic and The Raw Story
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
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Iran Outlines Nuclear Deal; Accepts Limit  —  VIENNA — Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, faced with an imminent deadline for an agreement with the West on the future of the country's nuclear program, said in an interview on Monday that Iran could accept a deal that essentially freezes …
Discussion: AEIdeas, Guardian and RedState
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
In North Carolina, an Obamacare disconnect  —  RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolinians came out in droves for Obamacare enrollment, signing up at a rate that beat nearly every other red state.  But that doesn't mean they're going to come out for the law — or the Democratic senator who supported it — at the voting booth in November.
Justin McCurry / Guardian:
Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble  —  Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art  —  Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Althouse
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 …
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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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
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 …
Jaeah Lee / Mother Jones:
Restaurant CEOs Make More Money in Half a Day Than Their Employees Make in a Year  —  A new analysis underscores why fast-food workers are going on strike.  —  Last year, according to a new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the CEOs of America's top 25 restaurant corporations …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Dish
 
 
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Michael Brendan Dougherty / The Week:
What Democrats always forget about Hillary
Reuters:
Bodies found north of Baghdad as Sunni insurgents turn on each other
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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
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Announce Job Cuts as Soon as This Week
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg View:
Buffett, Gates and Adelson Don't Get Immigration
Discussion: National Review
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Washington's secret to staying relevant: a little Botox here, a tuck there
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When the GOP takes the Senate
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Guatemalans Aren't Just Fleeing Gangs
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