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12:25 PM ET, July 29, 2014

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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
GOP internal debate: Is party repeating mistakes of 1998?  —  BARACK OBAMA BILL CLINTON JOHN BOEHNER 2014 ELECTIONS  —  For anyone who was around, it's hard to compare 1998 — the year of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Starr Report, and Bill Clinton's impeachment — with any other year.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, RedState and Booman Tribune
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Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Obama Mulls Massive Move on Immigration  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally …
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Shame of the GOP on border  —  Even on Capitol Hill, there is a God.  —  Last week, the nation's religious leaders stood up to ask their elected officials to look past politics and see that children — not theoretical abstractions but real, young individuals — are suffering because of inaction by Congress.
Discussion: Politico
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner: Impeachment Talk Is A ‘Scam’ By Democrats To Raise Money  —  House Speaker John Boehner torched Democrats on Tuesday over talk of impeaching President Barack Obama, insisting that Republicans have no such plans and that Democrats are using the issue to gin up their base.
Discussion: Mediaite
Politico:
Politicking off impeachment chatter  —  Something very strange is happening on Capitol Hill.  Democrats can't talk enough about impeaching a president of their own party.  And Republicans keep saying that there isn't a chance they'll give it a try.  —  With just three days left until Congress recesses …
Patricia Murphy / The Daily Beast:
Red State Democrats Ditch Obama  —  With the president's approval ratings hovering as low as 25 percent in competitive states, some are running I-never-met-the-guy campaigns—though they may need his fundraising power.  —  In West Virginia Senate candidate Natalie Tennant's latest ad …
Michael Lind / Salon:
Break up the states!  The case for the United Statelets of America  —  Here's how Wyoming, Vermont and North Dakota are exercising tyranny over the rest of us — and how to stop them  —  A ballot initiative that would support breaking California into six smaller and more coherent states …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Dangerous Game  —  US officials are “fuming” in the AP's words at the barrage of Israeli criticism of Secretary of States John Kerry.  But as Chemi Shalev notes in Haaretz, there's a deeper backstory.  Nothing gets the Obama administration's ire up like the perception (very often grounded in reality) …
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:   White House: Israel has ‘no stronger defender’ than John Kerry
Agence France-Presse:   N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House AFP 1 hr ago
Matt Valentine / The Atlantic Online:
How Military Guns Make the Civilian Market  —  The U.S. Army plans to select a new standard-issue handgun.  If history is a guide, similar pistols will soon start appearing at gun stores and crime scenes near you.  —  This week, the U.S. Army will brief arms manufacturers on the design requirements for a new standard-issue handgun.
Discussion: Instapundit
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty  —  WASHINGTON — The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed …
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
Pelosi calls for quick vote on Veterans Affairs bill  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday called for quick passage of a $17 billion bill meant to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department.  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) should bring the conference report hammered …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Medium:
A Family Tradition  —  We followed family tradition this year by taking 5 of our 22 grandkids, ages 10 through 13, on a trip through the American West.  My Mom and Dad began the tradition, showing their grandchildren the majesty of our country and teaching them about the sacrifices and character of the pioneers.
Discussion: ABC News, Washington Post and Politico
John DiStaso / New Hampshire Journal:
Perry to join NHGOP chair on call today to criticize Shaheen, Obama on border security  —  CONCORD — In a move with laced with ramifications not only for this year's mid-term election, but also possibly for the 2016 first-in-the-nation presidential primary, Texas Gov. Rick Perry later today …
Discussion: Hot Air and ABC News
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms that Built ‘Iron Dome’ Missile Defense System  —  Three Israeli defense contractors responsible for building the “Iron Dome” missile shield currently protecting Israel from a barrage of rocket attacks were compromised by hackers and robbed of huge quantities …
Ray Stern / Valley Fever:
Peter Nathan Steinmetz, Barrow Brain Scientist, Arrested at Airport With AR-15  —  Dr. Peter Nathan Steinmetz, a brain scientist with Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, was arrested on Friday for mishandling his AR-15 in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Ben Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: GOP Senate Candidate Caught Saying States Can Nullify Laws  —  Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee in Iowa, doesn't want “federal legislators” to pass laws that “states are considering nullifying,” like Obamacare.  —  Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa …
Meredith Shiner / Yahoo! News:
No Labels?  No results?  No problem.  Yahoo News 1 hr ago  —  In 2010, a group of political veterans who said they were tired of the extreme partisanship paralyzing Washington created an organization to advance their new cause.  The founding mission of “No Labels” was …
Discussion: Moe Lane, Balloon Juice and CNN
Julian E. Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
The Iraq Enigma: Urgency Subsides, But Danger Persists  —  WASHINGTON — With the U.S. still mulling its options in Iraq and trying to spur the formation of a new government there, Iraqi officials are pressing the case that America's indecision is risking its influence and allies in Baghdad.
Michael Cannon / Politico:
The Flip-Flopping Architect of the ACA  —  Last week, the D.C. Circuit ruled that the Obama administration has been implementing Obamacare illegally.  Days later, a video featuring the law's chief architect confirmed the court's ruling and raised questions about whether administration officials knew …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
North Carolina AG: It's Time To Stop Fighting Gay Marriage In Court  —  North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said on Monday that his office would stop defending the state's gay marriage ban in court after an appeals court struck down a similar ban on same sex marriage in Virginia.
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Appeals court upholds decision overturning Virginia's same-sex marriage ban
 
 
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Michelle Goldberg / New Yorker:
The dispute between radical feminism and transgenderism.
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Sam Sokol / Jerusalem Post:
‘We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust’
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GOPer Asks Secessionists To Rise For ‘National Anthem,’ And Then Sings ‘Dixie’ Instead
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Coming soon: A campaign run entirely by super PACs
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
D.C. seeks stay of gun ruling
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
New Generic Ballot Surveys Don't Show Signs of Republican Wave
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WATCH: Topless Texans Spar With Open Carry Activists: ‘Boobs For Peace!’
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