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4:30 PM ET, July 30, 2014

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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Democrats Are Way More Obsessed With Impeachment Than Republicans  —  House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that Republicans have no plans to impeach President Obama, and that all the impeachment talk was driven by Democrats hoping to stir up their base.  —  Boehner's statement isn't literally true …
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
House Republican Insists He's Not Considering Impeaching Obama, Then Admits He Is, All In Less Than 60 Seconds  —  Since Sarah Palin called for impeaching President Obama earlier this month, most Republican lawmakers have distanced themselves from her comments and blamed Democrats for seizing on the issue to grow their campaign coffers.
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker: No to Obama lawsuit
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senate votes to start debate on emergency border bill
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Boehner rules out impeachment, but Democrats cash in on the threat
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
Former IRS Official Called GOP ‘Crazies’ in Email  —  A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans “crazies” and more in newly released emails.  —  Lois Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status.
Discussion: CNN
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Rachael Bade / Politico:
Lois Lerner email: Some in GOP ‘crazies’  —  Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner refers to some Republicans as “—  holes” and “crazies” in an exchange from 2012, according to emails released by House Republicans on Wednesday.  —  “Maybe we are through if there are that many —
Discussion: Business Insider
waysandmeans.house.gov:
Camp Sends More Evidence of Criminal Wrongdoing to DOJ  —  f t # e  —  Washington, DC - Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) sent additional evidence to the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the April 9, 2014 criminal referral letter which laid out evidence …
David Frum / The Atlantic Online:
An Apology: On Images From Gaza  —  I questioned the authenticity of a photo from Khan Younis hospital.  It was a mistake.  —  I made a mistake earlier this week in a series of Twitter posts.  It's not a mistake to which Atlantic editors were party in any way.
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.
Christopher Gunness / UNRWA:
UNRWA STRONGLY CONDEMNS ISRAELI SHELLING OF ITS SCHOOL IN GAZA AS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW  —  Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN designated shelter in Gaza.  Children killed in their sleep …
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Mystery Campaign Publishes Names, Addresses Of Opponents Of LGBT-Discrimination Ban  —  “If you're embarrassed that your political views are on public display, then maybe you should rethink your political views,” one Houston LGBT advocate says.  —  A new website has made available …
Discussion: Josh Blackman's Blog
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Jean Paul Zapata / Gay Star News:
Names and addresses of Texans who signed anti-gay petition leaked online
Discussion: Josh Blackman's Blog
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama to GOP: Stop hating  —  President Obama asked Republicans to stop “hating” and “being mad all the time” during a Wednesday speech in Kansas City, Mo., focused on the economy.  —  The president accused GOP lawmakers of needlessly suing him, instead of doing their jobs.
Discussion: Politico and Taegan Goddard's …
Evan Thomas / The Atlantic Online:
The Untapped Secrets of the Nixon Tapes  —  Forty years after Watergate, it's easy to imagine we know all there is to know about Tricky Dick.  Two new books show how wrong that is.  —  Richard Nixon taped roughly 3,700 hours of his conversations as president.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Paul Ryan on Immigration, Inversions, Impeachment and 2016  —  House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) weighed in on virtually every issue percolating in Washington Wednesday, from immigration to impeachment, during a wide-ranging breakfast with reporters hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Paul Ryan: I'll Consider Presidential Run After 2014 Elections
Discussion: Booman Tribune
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
National Income and Product Accounts  —  Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter 2014 (Advance Estimate)  —  Annual Revision: 1999 through First Quarter 2014  —  Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States …
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Dionne Searcey / New York Times:
U.S. Economy Grew at 4% Rate in Second Quarter, Beating Expectations
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Why I have become more pessimistic about Israel  —  TWEET SHARE +1 LINKEDIN EMAIL PRINT  —  “I have become less pro-Israel,” admits Jonathan Chait in a powerful piece for New York Magazine.  But I don't think Chait has become less pro-Israel.  I think he's become more pessimistic about Israeli policy.
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Justice Dept. Weighs in on OH, WI Voting Cases  —  The Justice Department has sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.  —  At issue is a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo ID at the polls …
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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 …
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: Hot Air, RedState and National Review
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 and Booman Tribune
 
 
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Sam R. Hall / The Clarion-Ledger:
Hood calls out ‘political blogger’ in pay-to-lie scheme
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon:
Government-Funded Study: Why Is Wikipedia Sexist?
Emma Green / The Atlantic Online:
Satanists Troll Hobby Lobby
Discussion: ACS Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN Overtakes MSNBC in July as Ratings Take a Hit
Justin Wolfers / New York Times:
What Debate? Economists Agree the Stimulus Lifted the Economy
Discussion: EconLog and TheMoneyIllusion
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Will Speaker move bill on the pope?
Wichita Eagle:
3-year-old boy dies after apparent accidental shooting (VIDEO)
kff.org:
Where are California's Uninsured Now?  Wave 2 of the Kaiser Family Foundation California Longitudinal Panel Survey
Emily Orley / BuzzFeed:
Paramount Deletes Controversial 9/11 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Poster
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Ex-First Couple's Defense in Virginia: The State of Their Union