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9:15 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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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
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
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
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: Immigrant children facing danger will ‘likely’ stay in US
Discussion: Politico, CNN and The Democratic Daily
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
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
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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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
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: Washington Monthly and CNN
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
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 …
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
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: Guardian and RedState
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
It's official: Americans say Mitt Romney was pretty much right about Russia  —  Back in March, when Vladimir Putin's Russia was rearing its increasingly antagonistic head, supporters of Mitt Romney saw a measure of vindication.  Russia, it seemed, had become the United States' No. 1 geopolitical foe …
Discussion: Hot Air
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 …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
At Dinner Tables, a Restless Obama Finds an Intellectual Escape  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama had just disembarked from Air Force One and was still on the tarmac in Rome when he turned to his host, John R. Phillips, the American ambassador to Italy, with an unexpected request: How about a dinner party tomorrow night?
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
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Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg View:
Buffett, Gates and Adelson Don't Get Immigration
Discussion: National Review
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Shaun McCutcheon wades into Mississippi race
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
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