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11:15 PM ET, July 21, 2014

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Jacob Fischler / Monitor:
Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV  —  National Guard Capt. Martha Nigrelle takes a photo of a washed-out bridge to show the hazardous terrain Border Patrol agents encounter on May 19, 2014, in Laredo, Texas.  Border Patrol agents are guided to illegal immigrants …
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Christy Hoppe / Trail Blazers Blog:
Perry says troops will be “force multiplier” to battle crime; sheriffs say they need deputies, not military  —  Update at 2:45 p.m.: Gov. Rick Perry and several other state leaders have announced the National Guard deployment.  Perry called the troops a “force multiplier” …
Discussion: Daily Signal and Shakesville
Peggy Fikac / MySanAntonio.com:
Perry to send 1,000 Texas Guard troops to South Texas border
Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
The Russian Public Has a Totally Different Understanding of What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17  —  And it's more of a problem than you think.  —  Did you know Malaysia Air Flight 17 was full of corpses when it took off from Amsterdam?  Did you know that, for some darkly inexplicable reason …
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The White House:
Statement by the President on the Situation in Ukraine and Gaza  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody.  I want to make a brief statement about the tragedy in Ukraine.  Before I do, though, I want to note that Secretary Kerry has departed for the Middle East.
Discussion: Power Line and Washington Post
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
MSNBC Contributor Slams Network For Pro-Israel Coverage: ‘We Are Ridiculous!’  —  An MSNBC contributor used her appearance on the cable news channel Monday to sharply criticize its coverage of the Israel-Hamas conflict.  —  During an interview on “Ronan Farrow Daily,” Palestinian journalist …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Other McCain
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Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed:
MSNBC Contributor Criticizes MSNBC On MSNBC For Air Time Given To Palestinian Voices  —  MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal criticizes the network and Andrea Mitchell by name.  —  View Video ›  —  Monday's edition of MSNBC's Ronan Farrow Daily featured criticism of the network's coverage …
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
The Biden Agenda  —  Reckoning with Ukraine and Iraq, and keeping an eye on 2016. … “No pressure, but I do have another couple who are very interested.”  —  BUY AS PRINT» … “In closing, I would like to remind the jury that he says he didn't do it.”  —  BUY AS PRINT»
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New Yorker:
A Note to Our Readers … “Tell everyone it was a bigger bird.”
Discussion: The Verge and The Huffington Post
Capital New York:
A relaunch for The New Yorker, with high stakes
ThinkProgress:
Luxury Apartment Building Will Have Separate Door For Poor Residents  —  A luxury condo building on New York City's Upper West Side has gotten clearance from the city to have a separate entrance, or a “poor door,” for low-income tenants, according to the New York Post.
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
New England Journal Of Medicine: 20 Million Covered Under Obamacare  —  A report published last week in the esteemed New England Journal of Medicine provided an overview of Obamacare's first year, its successes and the challenges ahead.  It also offered a yet another estimate of the number of people covered by the law: 20 million.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere.
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inSourceCode / Committee on Oversight & …:
New Testimony: IRS May Still Have Missing Lois Lerner E-mails Backed Up
Discussion: CNN and Hit & Run
James Hohmann / Politico:
DSCC going up on Iowa airwaves  —  The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will launch a half-million-dollar television-ad campaign in Iowa on Tuesday against GOP nominee Joni Ernst, hitting her on entitlements.  —  “She's proposed privatizing Social Security — gambling our savings in the stock market …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
Is the White House Lying or Just Bad at Crisis Communications?  —  Ordering a cheeseburger with fries while a downed airline smolders may not have been a great decision.  —  President Obama walks into the Charcoal Pit restaurant to eat lunch with a single mother in Wilmington, Del.(Getty Images)
Bruce Japsen / Forbes:
Hospitals See Troubles In Red States That Snubbed Obamacare's Medicaid Deal  —  While record numbers of Americans sign up for the larger Medicaid health insurance program for the poor, financial issues are emerging for medical care providers in the two dozen states that didn't go along with the expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Dim views of Hillary Clinton's time at State  —  A majority of voters are unimpressed with Hillary Clinton's performance as secretary of state, according to a new POLITICO poll.  —  Just 14 percent described her time at State — she served four years ending in February 2013 — as “excellent,” while 28 percent defined it as “good.”
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Associated Press:
Boston Marathon suspect's friend guilty of impeding probe  —  BOSTON - A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of impeding the investigation into the bombing.  —  Azamat Tazhayakov was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy …
Discussion: Reuters, Associated Press and TalkLeft
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Most Liberal Democratic Nominee Since 1972  —  Elizabeth Warren probably isn't going to run for or win the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, but that hasn't stopped progressives from trying to get her to run.  And it's no wonder: Warren would be among …
Discussion: Hot Air, Hullabaloo and Ed Driscoll
 
 
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