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6:25 AM ET, July 22, 2014

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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.
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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.
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
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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Peggy Fikac / MySanAntonio.com:
Perry to send 1,000 Texas Guard troops to South Texas border
Jacob Fischler / Monitor:
Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV
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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Kate Briquelet / New York Post:
City OKs UWS development with ‘poor door’ for residents
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
inSourceCode / Committee on Oversight & …:
New Testimony: IRS May Still Have Missing Lois Lerner E-mails Backed Up  —  Official in charge of document production also raises possibility of new e-mail losses from ‘less than 20’ officials  —  During a transcribed interview with congressional investigators on Thursday, July 17 …
Discussion: CNN and Hit & Run
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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
ABC News:
Lawmakers Face Long to-Do List, Uncertain Success  —  A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers.  Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics.
Discussion: Politico
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
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
It's virtually impossible to be a successful modern president  —  Being president is the most powerful job in the world.  At which you will almost certainly fail.  —  Why?  For lots of reasons up to and including:  —  * The decline of the bully pulpit as a persuasion mechanism
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
New Yorker:
A Note to Our Readers … “Tell everyone it was a bigger bird.”  —  BUY AS PRINT»
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Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
The Biden Agenda  —  Reckoning with Ukraine and Iraq, and keeping an eye on 2016.
 
 
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
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State's job growth defies predictions after tax increases
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Hospitals See Troubles In Red States That Snubbed Obamacare's Medicaid Deal
 

 
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