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3:05 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.”
Travis Andersen / Boston Globe:
State Police photographer releases bloody Tsarnaev photos to Boston Magazine
CNN:
Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin could have been me’  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Friday that “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago” in his first live comments since the verdict last weekend in the case of Martin's shooting death last year.  —  Americans, Obama said, are aware of the …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Val Nicholas / msnbc.com:
I could have been Trayvon Martin  —  The Don Imus controversy a while back brought racial discrimination into the national conversation.  But for many African-Americans like me it dug up a lot of deep, suppressed memories of hateful things that have been said and done to us over the years.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
In Wake of Zimmerman Verdict, Obama Makes Extensive Statement on Race in America  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama, making a surprise appearance on Friday in the White House briefing room to address the verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing, spoke in personal terms about the experience …
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama: Trayvon ‘could have been me’  —  President Obama said Friday that all Americans should respect the George Zimmerman verdict, but white Americans should also understand that African Americans continue to face racial discrimination.  —  “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago …
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:   Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me’ (VIDEO)
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 …
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE—RAND PAUL: OBAMA WILL BAIL OUT DETROIT ‘OVER MY DEAD BODY’  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he will use every resource he has at his disposal to stop President Barack Obama from bailing out newly-bankrupt Detroit because he believes the city can and must save itself and learn from its fiscal mistakes.
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Tal Kopan / Politico:
Rep. Peter King launches air strike on Paul
Discussion: Right Turn
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
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, MuniLand and Twitchy
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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 …
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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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.
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 …
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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Charles Barkley / RealClearPolitics:
The Media Doesn't Have a Pure Heart on Race  —  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.  Something clearly went wrong that night.  Clearly something went wrong.
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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Charles Barkley ‘Agrees’ With Zimmerman Verdict, Hits Media For Giving ‘Racists’ A ‘Platform To Vent Ignorance’
Discussion: Rasmussen Reports, Hot Air and WESH-TV
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Dick Durbin to hold hearing on ‘stand your ground’ laws  —  The Senate's No. 2 Democrat will hold a hearing on “stand your ground” laws this Fall.  —  Dick Durbin of Illinois announced on Friday that his Senate Judiciary subcommittee will hear testimony on state laws that give citizens …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Henry K. Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Richmond gang-rape defendants found guilty  —  Photo: Michael Macor, San Francisco Chronicle  —  It was an attack that horrified the Bay Area - the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside her homecoming dance at Richmond High School in which her attackers beat her unconscious and left her under a picnic table in a darkened courtyard.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Shakesville
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Divided GOP can't agree on food stamps  —  Divided House Republicans can't agree on a food stamp bill, dimming hopes that a farm bill conference can begin before the August recess.  —  House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) warned Friday that no one should expect action …
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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Shikha Dalmia / Washington Examiner:
Without big changes, Detroit won't have a second act
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
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Adam Gopnik / News Desk:
Abraham Lincoln and the Birth of Stand Your Ground
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Hobby Lobby wins a stay against birth control mandate
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Alissa Tabirian / CNSNews:
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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Washington Post:
Investigators looking into whether Va. first lady got free dental work, 2 people say
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
GOP Senate fortunes get boost with Cassidy's Louisiana fundraising haul
Ronald D. Rotunda / Washington Post:
On the health-care mandate, Obama reaches beyond the law
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Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Fischer: ‘It Is Your Patriotic Duty To Worship God’
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Brian Schweitzer's challenge: Montana Democrats