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12:55 AM ET, July 15, 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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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
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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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’
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
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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: DML Daily and Power Line
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
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:
Neo-Nazis, Islamists declare ‘You Jews are beasts’ during protest of Israeli operation  —  A demonstration in Frankfurt against Operation Protective Edge erupted into violence, with protesters tossing stones at the police.  —  BERLIN - A demonstration in Frankfurt against Operation Protective Edge erupted …
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg View:
Buffett, Gates and Adelson Don't Get Immigration  —  A trio of billionaires — Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates — say they want to “End the Immigration Impasse,” to quote the headline of their recent New York Times op-ed article.  —  The article will do nothing to end that impasse …
Discussion: National Review
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-Israel rally closed it down overnight for an investigation.  —  The shooting occurred around 5:45 p.m. Sunday outside …
Discussion: National Review
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 …
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
 
 
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