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2:10 PM ET, July 22, 2014

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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Health Care Law  —  WASHINGTON — Two federal appeals court panels issued conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether the government could subsidize health insurance premiums for people in three dozen states that use the federal insurance exchange.
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Appeals Court Deals Major Blow To Obamacare  —  A federal appeals court dealt a huge blow to Obamacare on Tuesday, banning  —  the federal exchange from providing subsidies to residents of the 36 states it serves.  —  A divided three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled …
Discussion: The Mahablog and Balloon Juice
Jonathan H. Adler / Washington Post:
BREAKING — D.C. Circuit strikes down tax credits in federal exchanges  —  This morning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its much awaited opinion in Halbig v. Burwell.  In a 2-1 opinion, the Court held that the Internal Revenue Service regulation authorizing tax credits in federal exchanges was invalid.
ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Order Obamacare Defunded  —  Near the end of 2013, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) led a final crusade to defund the Affordable Care Act, eventually announcing on the Senate floor that “I intend to speak in opposition to Obamacare, I intend to speak in support of defunding Obamacare …
Patrick Marley / JSOnline:
Federal judge throws out Ron Johnson's Obamacare lawsuit
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Althouse
Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering  —  This Gaza war has brought a new level of American awareness of the pain of Palestinian civilians.  And we have Jon Stewart to thank.  —  When I interviewed The Daily Show's Jon Stewart two years ago for a documentary I co-directed …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Reuters:
Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts  —  (Reuters) - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 500 lives.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
New Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitution  —  John Napier Tye is speaking out to warn Americans about illegal spying.  The former State Department official, who served in the Obama administration from 2011 to 2014, declared Friday that ongoing NSA surveillance abuses …
Discussion: BillMoyers.com and Techdirt
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Fox News:
Obama's LGBT Executive Order endangers religious liberty
New York Times:
Obama's Bold Order on Bias
Discussion: White House.gov Blog
CNN:
Ukraine says Russian officer pushed the button to shoot down MH17  —  Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) — As bodies from Thursday's air disaster reached a facility Tuesday in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the Ukrainian government ratcheted up its accusations against Moscow, saying a Russian officer shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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C. J. Chivers / New York Times:
Jet Wreckage Bears Signs of Impact by Supersonic Missile, Analysis Shows
Discussion: The Dish and Business Insider
Andrew Higgins / New York Times:
Bodies of Plane Crash Victims Moved Out of Combat Area
Discussion: nepr.net and kyivpost.com
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
While Hillary Clinton offers a resume, Elizabeth Warren offers a plan  —  DEMOCRATIC PARTY HILLARY CLINTON 2016 ELECTIONS CAMPAIGNS ELIZABETH WARREN  —  It seems almost too obvious to mention, but presidential candidates need a clear idea of why they want to be president.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Hot Air
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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
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Alan Greenblatt / NPR:
Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum … Sen. Marco Rubio argued that the nation's immigration laws need to be overhauled and said that Hillary Clinton would be a flawed candidate for president.  —  The Florida Republican made his comments in the second half of a two-part interview …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Goodbye to the Republican Wave?  —  Republicans entered this election cycle with high hopes.  President Obama's approval ratings had sunk into the low 40s, and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act had been an unmitigated disaster.  In an off-year election, Democrats weren't expected …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Seeking redemption in 2016, Rick Perry finds power in immigration standoff  —  CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — He came here for redemption.  At the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, Rick Perry held his arms across his torso and swayed as the choir sang during last Sunday's morning service.
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Politico:
Paul Ryan to go on book tour  —  Rep. Paul Ryan has raised piles of money.  He proved his legislative bonafides.  Now it's time for the book tour.  —  The Wisconsin Republican is planning a bus tour to promote his forthcoming book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea,” …
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
 
 
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Pew Research Center:
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Emily Bazelon / Slate:
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Showdown for GOP nomination in key Senate race
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Exclusive: US intelligence source claims Hamas has many more tunnels than Israel says
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