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11:35 AM ET, July 30, 2014

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Bob Cusack / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker: No to Obama lawsuit  —  A Republican congressman opposes legislation that would authorize a lawsuit against President Obama for his executive actions.  —  Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) told The Hill that the lawsuit, spearheaded by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), is “theater, is a show.”
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Boehner rules out impeachment, but Democrats cash in on the threat  —  Republicans hoped that by filing a lawsuit against President Obama — a move that is expected to win House endorsement Wednesday — they would mobilize conservatives eager for a confrontation with the White House.
Lisa Desjardins / CNN:
Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline
Politico:
Dems warn GOP on border bill
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Hill
Sofia Resnick / RH Reality Check:
Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired Employee Due to Pregnancy  —  When a very pregnant Felicia Allen applied for medical leave from her job at Hobby Lobby three years ago, one might think that the company best known for denying its employees insurance coverage of certain contraceptives …
Wichita Eagle:
3-year-old boy dies after apparent accidental shooting (VIDEO)  —  A 3-year-old boy has died after what apparently was an accidental shooting in a home in the 500 block of East Lincoln on Tuesday afternoon, Wichita police said.  —  Police said they believe the mother and her boyfriend …
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Will Speaker move bill on the pope?  —  A popular piece of legislation that seeks to honor Pope Francis is stuck in Congress.  —  With time running out on the Capitol Hill calendar, the lawmakers who crafted the bipartisan measure are getting impatient with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
Discussion: The Raw Story
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Ex-First Couple's Defense in Virginia: The State of Their Union  —  RICHMOND, Va. — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, on trial for conspiring to use his office for personal enrichment, outlined an unexpected defense on Tuesday: Their marriage was so broken …
Lexington Herald-Leader:
NATIONAL VIDEOS  —  Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes kicked off a bus tour to this weekend's annual Fancy Farm picnic by opening her Fayette County headquarters with a few hundred cheering supporters.  —  A day after the Bluegrass Poll showed U.S. Senate Minority …
Discussion: RedState and National Review
Emily Orley / BuzzFeed:
Paramount Deletes Controversial 9/11 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Poster  —  Intentional or unintentional, the Australian poster juxtaposes an exploding building and a Sept. 11 release date.  UPDATE: Paramount Pictures Australia has issued an apology to BuzzFeed.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
kff.org:
Where are California's Uninsured Now?  Wave 2 of the Kaiser Family Foundation California Longitudinal Panel Survey  —  Bianca DiJulio and Jamie Firth and Larry Levitt and Gary Claxton and Rachel Garfield and Mollyann Brodie  —  Last summer, just before the first open enrollment period under …
Jordan Schachtel / BREITBART.COM:
THIRD ROCKET ARSENAL FOUND AT UN SCHOOL IN GAZA  —  The United Nations Relief & Works Agency For Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced Tuesday that another rocket stockpile has been found at one of its schools in Gaza.  This instance marks the third time since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge …
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Federal review stalled after finding forensic errors by FBI lab unit spanned two decades  —  Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the FBI and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation started in 2012 of problems at the FBI lab has included flawed forensic testimony from the agency, government officials said.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Ruling Says McDonald's Is Liable for Workers  —  The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Tuesday that McDonald's could be held jointly liable for labor and wage violations by its franchise operators — a decision that, if upheld, would disrupt longtime practices …
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Candice Choi / ABC News:
McDonald's: Regulator Says It's a ‘Joint Employer’
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
This Is What Tech's Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like  —  Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started RedRover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event.  But it didn't go over well.  When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn't invest in women.
Discussion: Guardian and Shakesville
Rukmini Callimachi / New York Times:
Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror  —  BAMAKO, Mali — The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros.  —  The German official charged with delivering this cargo arrived here aboard a nearly empty military plane and was whisked away to a secret meeting with the president of Mali …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Senate documents and interviews undercut ‘bombshell’ lawsuit against Obamacare  —  The most serious current legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act turns on the argument that the law did not actually make subsidies available to those obtaining coverage on the federal exchange.
Talk Business:
U.S. Senate Poll: Tom Cotton 44, Mark Pryor 42  —  A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey of 1,780 likely Arkansas voters shows Republican Cong. Tom Cotton with a 44-42% lead over two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.  —  The poll, which was conducted July 22-25 across …
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Zionism and Israel's War with Hamas in Gaza  —  My great-grandfather's brother, Michael Adler, was a distinguished rabbi who in 1916 compiled the “Prayer Book for Jewish Sailors and Soldiers” at the front during World War I. As “chaplain,” he toured battlefields administering last rites.
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why I Have Become Less Pro-Israel
New York Times:
Coordinated Sanctions Aim at Russia's Ability to Tap Its Oil Reserves  —  WASHINGTON — The United States and Europe kicked off a joint effort on Tuesday intended to curb Russia's long-term ability to develop new oil resources, taking aim at the Kremlin's premier source of wealth and power in retaliation for its intervention in Ukraine.
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Associated Press:   US, EUROPE IMPOSE TOUGH NEW SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA
David Wasserman / Washington Post:
The most frightening candidate I've met in seven years interviewing congressional hopefuls  —  As a House analyst for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, I've personally interviewed over 300 congressional candidates over the course of seven years, both to get to know them and evaluate their chances of winning.
Discussion: Business Insider
 
 
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Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN Overtakes MSNBC in July as Ratings Take a Hit
Geoffrey Dickens / NewsBusters:
Stunner on The View: You Want to Protect Yourself Ladies? ‘Get a Gun in Your Home!’
Justin Wolfers / New York Times:
What Debate? Economists Agree the Stimulus Lifted the Economy
Discussion: EconLog
Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg View:
Why Being a Part-Time Worker Is Miserable
Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:
Emails Show Cozy Government-Insurer Alliance, Expectation of Bailout
Discussion: National Review
Jessica Contrera / Washington Post:
Is Washington in the midst of a post-shutdown baby boom?
Tony Lee / BREITBART.COM:
JEFF SESSIONS ON OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY: CONGRESS FACES ‘TIME OF CHOOSING’ AT ‘PERILOUS HOUR’
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
What Is Chris Christie Doing in Iowa?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Shaw / BAGnewsNotes:
David Frum Accuses NYT and Reuters of Staging Gaza Hospital Photos (GRAPHIC)
Monica Davey / New York Times:
$1.8 Million for Ventura in Defamation Case
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Colorado Supreme Court Orders Boulder Clerk To Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
Dave Gilson / Mother Jones:
“You damned Polack, you step one foot out of that door and I'll kill you,” …
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Downscale  —  I recently had a conversation with an intensely …
 

 
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