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5:35 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
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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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 …
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 …
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: The Democratic Daily and CNN
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
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
 
 
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Roxanne Roberts / Washington Post:
Washington's secret to staying relevant: a little Botox here, a tuck there
Lauren / CBS Los Angeles:
4 Arrested Following Officer-Involved Shooting At Pro-Israel Rally
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Byron Tau / Politico:
Shaun McCutcheon wades into Mississippi race
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Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
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Alex Roarty / NationalJournal.com:
Think the Economy Can Save Democrats? It Won't
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Cheryl K. Chumley / Washington Times:
Eric Holder: ‘Racial animus’ fuels opposition to Obama and me
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James Hohmann / Politico:
Georgia Republicans bicker in only Senate debate
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Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
Needed: A new team of rivals
Discussion: Power Line
Derrik J. Lang / Associated Press:
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Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
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