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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
IRS: Lerner emails may exist after all  —  The IRS might not have lost the backups of former agency administrator Lois Lerner's emails after all, according to a top IRS official.  —  In testimony released Monday, Thomas Kane, the IRS's deputy associate chief counsel, told House Oversight investigators …
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Post
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Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings calls for end to ‘public harassment’ of IRS chief John Koskinen  —  CONGRESS IRS DARRELL ISSA PENNAVE JOHN KOSKINEN ELIJAH CUMMINGS HOUSE OVERSIGHT  —  The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel is objecting to a plan to call …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
inSourceCode / Committee on Oversight & …:
New Testimony: IRS May Still Have Missing Lois Lerner E-mails Backed Up
Discussion: CNN and Hit & Run
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
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.
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
Ariel Ben Solomon / Jerusalem Post:
Exclusive: US intelligence source claims Hamas has many more tunnels than Israel says  —  American satellites have preliminary findings of around 60 tunnels on the Israel-Gaza border, according to senior official; number could actually be higher.  —  As Israeli security forces thwarted …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
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.
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
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Here's How Many Subscribers Aereo Had Last Year  —  Aereo generated lots of attention from the media world in the run-up to its Supreme Court case this spring.  —  Consumers may have been less interested: Paperwork filed with the U.S. Copyright Office this month indicates that the startup …
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Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  July 21, 2014 - Limit Marijuana To Home …
C. J. Chivers / New York Times:
Jet Wreckage Bears Signs of Impact by Supersonic Missile, Analysis Shows  —  A piece of wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 that was shot down in eastern Ukraine last week bears telltale marks of small pieces of high-velocity shrapnel that apparently crippled the jet in flight.
Discussion: Business Insider
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Showdown for GOP nomination in key Senate race  —  (CNN) - This one's ugly, and personal.  —  Voters cast ballots Tuesday in Georgia's Republican Senate primary runoff, after weeks of the two candidates sharpening their attacks.  —  Follow @politicalticker Follow @psteinhausercnn
Discussion: Politico
Charles E. Schumer / New York Times:
Charles Schumer: Adopt the Open Primary  —  WASHINGTON — POLARIZATION and partisanship are a plague on American politics.  —  Political scientists have found that the two parties have each grown more ideologically homogeneous since the 1970s.  The Senate hasn't been so polarized since Reconstruction …
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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
Emily Bazelon / Slate:
There are 57,000 kids at the border who need temporary shelter.  Shame on the Democratic governors who are turning them away.  —  Immigration is a complex problem.  So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
New Jersey Online:
Chris Christie suggests it's unlikely he'll campaign for Cuomo's opponent anytime soon  —  christie-cuomo-port-authority- bayonne.jpg  —  Matt Arco/NJ Advance Media, for NJ.com By Matt Arco/NJ Advance Media, for NJ.com  —  GREENWICH, Ct.  — Gov. Chris Christie was campaigning as chairman …
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Limousine liberalism's good works  —  Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?  —  I've been thinking about this in light of the derision the Clintons are facing for charging six-figure speaking fees while pontificating about income polarization and the plight of the poor.
 
 
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Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering
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Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IDF soldier missing in Gaza, unknown if dead or alive
Discussion: Haaretz, Israel Matzav and TalkLeft
ABC News:
Lawmakers Face Long to-Do List, Uncertain Success
Discussion: Politico
Rasmussen Reports:
Have We Got A Conspiracy for You - 9/11? JFK? Obama's Citizenship?
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Goodbye to the Republican Wave?
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama signs LGBT executive order
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
It's virtually impossible to be a successful modern president
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Mary Anastasia O'Grady / Wall Street Journal:
What Really Drove the Children North
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BBC:
Iran completes process of eliminating enriched uranium
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Lynn Oberlander / First Look Media:
Promoting and Protecting Free Speech and Free Expression
New Yorker:
A Note to Our Readers … “Tell everyone it was a bigger bird.”
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Hospitals See Troubles In Red States That Snubbed Obamacare's Medicaid Deal
 

 
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