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1:50 AM ET, July 31, 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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Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
House Republicans Vote To Sue Obama  —  The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 201 on Wednesday to authorize Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to sue President Barack Obama and others in his administration for failure to fully implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
Politico:
House GOP in border-crisis chaos  —  House Republicans will vote to rein in the Obama administration's power to halt deportation for undocumented immigrants — a surprise move that comes as they struggle to attract support for their bill to address the crisis at the border.
Discussion: CNN
Lauren French / Politico:
House votes to sue Obama
CNN:
GOP-led House authorizes lawsuit against Obama
Discussion: VentureBeat
Todd Gaziano / National Review:
Top Ten Myths about the House's Proposed Suit Against Obama
Discussion: Washington Post
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama to GOP: Stop hating
Discussion: Politico and Taegan Goddard's …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: Lawsuit first step down ‘road to impeachment’
Discussion: Roll Call and Real Clear Politics
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker: No to Obama lawsuit
Nathan Schacht / Media Trackers:
Secretive Leftwing Network Discovered through WI Records Law  —  A low-profile Google Group used by over 1,000 state and national leftwing leaders and activists has been discovered thanks to Wisconsin's open records law.  A Media Trackers inquiry into the actions of a University …
Discussion: The Mahablog, RedState and Vox Popoli
ABC News:
US Condemns Shelling of UN School in Gaza  —  The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering Palestinians displaced by the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.  —  The U.S. didn't assign responsibility for the shelling …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and Gawker
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Washington Post:
Israel presses attack; 20 killed at U.N. school
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.
Katherine Miller / BuzzFeed:
We Never Tried To Impeach Bush, Says Democratic Lawmaker Who Co-Sponsored Bush Impeachment Bill  —  “We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority.”  —  View Video ›  —  Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee argued Wednesday …
Discussion: Mediaite
David A. Graham / The Atlantic Online:
21 Emails From the Democratic Party About Impeachment  —  President Obama's supporters are using fringe threats as a potent fundraising tool.  Here's what it looks like.  —  By almost every indication, President Obama is not going to be impeached.  —  Sure, there are rabble-rousers …
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.
David Dayen / Salon:
Rick Perlstein: “Ronald Reagan absolved America almost in a priestly role not to have to contend with sin.  The consequences are all around us today"  —  From climate change to foreign affairs, Reagan pushed America toward easy lies, just as reckoning seemed possible
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
PROBE EXPOSES FLAWS BEHIND HEALTHCARE.GOV ROLLOUT  —  FILE - This Nov. 5, 2013 file photo shows Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's …
Paul Rolly / Salt Lake Tribune:
Blogger fired from language school over ‘homophonia’  —  Homophones, as any English grammarian can tell you, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings — such as be and bee, through and threw, which and witch, their and there.
NBC News:
Analysis: Impeachment Talk Becomes a Cynical Game  —  So both sides are playing this cynical game, turning the midterms into a base election that will be decided by who best motivates their base rather than by trying to fix the country's problems.  (Republicans: “This President is breaking the law!”
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Sean Kennedy / CNN:
Climate group attacks Ernst on tax pledge, not climate
Mitch Ginsburg / The Times of Israel:
3 IDF soldiers killed in booby-trapped UNRWA clinic  —  Forces were trying to safeguard building before demolishing a tunnel there when device exploded, also injuring 15 other troops  —  Three IDF soldiers were killed on Wednesday in an explosion at a booby-trapped UNRWA health clinic that housed the opening of a tunnel.
Sam R. Hall / The Clarion-Ledger:
Hood calls out ‘political blogger’ in pay-to-lie scheme  —  PHILADELPHIA — Attorney General Jim Hood said his office is investigating whether a “political blogger” paid a Meridian man to lie about a vote-buying scheme.  —  During his speech at the Neshoba County Fair …
Associated Press:
Bush 43 writing about Bush 41  —  NEW YORK — His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
 
 
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Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Dems fear a debacle on turnout
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Rand Paul: MSNBC has ‘partisan cranks and hacks’
Discussion: Mediaite
Associated Press:
Lawyers File Motion to Dismiss Penis Amputation Suit
Discussion: FIRST DRAFT
WSOC-TV:
CMC: Patient traveling from Africa shuts down ER
Discussion: The Raw Story and myfox8.com
John Dickerson / CBS News:
Why the GOP's class of 2016 hopefuls may be the best in generations
Brad Smith / Wall Street Journal:
We're Fighting the Feds Over Your Email
Discussion: The Daily Caller and emptywheel
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Justice Dept. Weighs in on OH, WI Voting Cases
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Paul Ryan on Immigration, Inversions, Impeachment and 2016
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Mystery Campaign Publishes Names, Addresses Of Opponents Of LGBT-Discrimination Ban
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
Former IRS Official Called GOP ‘Crazies’ in Email
Emma Green / The Atlantic Online:
Satanists Troll Hobby Lobby
Discussion: ACS Blog
Evan Thomas / The Atlantic Online:
The Untapped Secrets of the Nixon Tapes
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
 

 
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MPAA says Google positioning itself as a defender of free speech is shameful

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