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2:00 PM ET, July 19, 2013

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John Wolfson / Boston Magazine:
The Real Face of Terror: Behind the Scenes Photos of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt  —  In response to the controversial Rolling Stone cover, new photos of Tsarnaev's capture emerge.  —  The Rolling Stone cover featuring the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has, of course …
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Matt Smith / CNN:
‘Real Boston bomber’ photos released  —  (CNN) — The backlash over Rolling Stone's cover photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev led to the release of new photos of his capture Thursday, images a police photographer said show “the real Boston bomber.”
New York Times:
Judging Rolling Stone by Its Cover  —  Maybe the hysteria about Rolling Stone's August issue is heat-wave induced.  That's the only charitable explanation for the stampede of critics who have been accusing Rolling Stone editors of trying to turn Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused …
Daily Mail:
Bloodied and bruised at the moment of surrender: Dramatic new pictures emerge of the moment ‘Boston bomber’ climbed from the boat where he had been hiding, as a sniper took aim at his head  — Sobering pictures were taken by Sergeant Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer with the Massachusetts state police
Discussion: National Review, Mediaite and Guardian
Travis Andersen / Boston Globe:
State Police photographer releases bloody Tsarnaev photos to Boston Magazine
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
A Bombshell in the IRS Scandal  —  A higher office is implicated.  —  The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief counsel.  —  That is a bombshell—such a big one that it managed to emerge in spite of an unfocused …
Brad Plumer / Wonkblog:
Detroit isn't alone.  The U.S. cities that have gone bankrupt, in one map  —  On Thursday, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection after being saddled with debts totaling more than $18.5 billion.  —  That makes Detroit the largest city in the United States ever to file for bankruptcy …
Discussion: PolicyMic, Twitchy and MuniLand
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Charles Barkley / RealClearPolitics:
The Media Doesn't Have a Pure Heart on Race  —  The Latest Politics, News & Election Videos  —  Charles Barkley On Zimmerman Trial: “I Agree With The Verdict”  —  CHARLES BARKLEY: Well, I agreed with the verdict.  I feel sorry that young kid got killed.  But they didn't have enough evidence to charge him.
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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Charles Barkley ‘Agrees’ With Zimmerman Verdict, Hits Media For Giving ‘Racists’ A ‘Platform To Vent Ignorance’
Discussion: Hot Air
CBS News:
DNA shows Rep. Cohen not model's father: “I loved her”  —  (CBS News) Rep. Steve Cohen (Dem., Tenn.) admitted Thursday that the woman he believed for three-and-a-half years was his out-of-wedlock daughter is not related to him.  —  In an exclusive interview with CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford, Cohen said, “I was totally stunned.
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Melissa Kondak / CNN:
‘New Day’ Exclusive: Odd Twist in Tweeting Congressman & Model Relationship
Discussion: New Day, ABC News and Politico
Andrea Drusch / Politico:
Pols face recall over gun control  —  For the first time in Colorado history, two state lawmakers will face recall elections for their support of tougher gun control measures.  —  Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order on Thursday setting the date …
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Kurtis Lee / Denver Post:
Sens. John Morse, Angela Giron recall elections set for Sept. 10
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Colorado sets recall elections for two pro-gun control lawmakers
Discussion: Red Alert Politics and msnbc.com
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker: The Obamas use Air Force One as ‘personal toy’  —  Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) said Thursday morning that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are using Air Force One and other official aircraft as their “personal toys.”  —  “I'm not suggesting …
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Liz Cheney rejects carpetbagging charge in Wyoming race  —  Liz Cheney (R) is rejecting accusations that she's a carpetbagger who moved to Wyoming just to run for its Senate seat.  —  “I am a fourth generation Wyomingite.  My family first came here in 1825, walking the Mormon Trail in search of religious freedom.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hitting China's Wall  —  All economic data are best viewed as a peculiarly boring genre of science fiction, but Chinese data are even more fictional than most.  Add a secretive government, a controlled press, and the sheer size of the country, and it's harder to figure out what's really happening …
Jeryl Bier / Weekly Standard:
HHS Admits: You Might Not Be Able to Keep Your Doctor Under Obamacare  —  As Obamacare was being pushed through Congress in 2010, the Obama administration and its allies were unequivocal in two claims: If you like your doctor and you like your current health care plan, you can keep them both.
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
MIT Moves to Intervene in Release of Aaron Swartz's Secret Service File  —  Lawyers representing MIT are filing a motion to intervene in my FOIA lawsuit over thousands of pages of Secret Service documents about the late activist and coder Aaron Swartz.  —  I am the plaintiff in this lawsuit.
Ta-Nehisi Coates / New York Times:
Raising the Wrong Profile  —  In 2003, State Senator Barack Obama spearheaded a bill through the Illinois legislature that sought to put the clamps on racial profiling.  Obama called racial profiling “morally objectionable,” “bad police practice” and a method that mainly served to …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Hobby Lobby wins a stay against birth control mandate  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge has temporarily exempted Hobby Lobby Stores Inc from a requirement in the 2010 healthcare law that it offer workers insurance coverage for birth control, which the retailer said violated its religious beliefs.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The End of Marco Rubio  —  As I've noted elsewhere, I believe immigration reform is quite likely dead, unless its biggest supporters accept that fact and take the fight into the political and campaign arena rather than letting it die a slow death of opacity on Capitol Hill.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and msnbc.com
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Rep. Peter King launches air strike on Paul  —  Rep. Peter King says he's considering a run for president because someone needs to counteract forces in the Republican Party, singling out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.  —  “I've said I certainly would consider the race …
Discussion: Right Turn
John Frank / The Charlotte Observer:
Senate Republicans unveil stricter NC voter ID bill  —  RALEIGH Resurrecting one of the legislative session's most contentious issues, Senate Republicans unveiled a new voter ID bill Thursday that would further restrict the forms of photo identification accepted at the polls.
 
 
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Alissa Tabirian / CNSNews:
McCain: I Don't Know How Many Passports We Let You Forge
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Henry K. Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Richmond gang-rape defendants found guilty
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Shakesville
Washington Post:
Investigators looking into whether Va. first lady got free dental work, 2 people say
Robert J. Lopez / Los Angeles Times:
At least 6 arrested at Zimmerman trial protest in San Bernardino
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
GOP Senate fortunes get boost with Cassidy's Louisiana fundraising haul
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Axelrod: Hillary will likely be ‘the candidate’ for Democrats in 2016
Discussion: The Fix and Politico
Ronald D. Rotunda / Washington Post:
On the health-care mandate, Obama reaches beyond the law
Discussion: Post Politics
 Earlier Items: 
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Fischer: ‘It Is Your Patriotic Duty To Worship God’
Discussion: Shakesville and Crooks and Liars
Jonathan Cohn / New Republic:
The Obamacare Train Still Hasn't Wrecked
Gabriela Baczynska / Reuters:
Russian opposition leader freed on bail after protests
Manu Raju / Politico:
Brian Schweitzer's challenge: Montana Democrats
Tom Harper / The Independent:
Exclusive: Hacking cover-up scandal as police refuse to name ‘blue-chip’ …
Discussion: Telegraph and BBC
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
House Republicans Cave On Marriage Fight