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11:20 AM ET, July 30, 2013


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Denis Hamill / NY Daily News:
Democratic mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner talks about his marriage, the sexting scandal and his hopes for City Hall  —  Anthony Weiner's campaign to be the Democratic candidate for mayor has been fraught with challenges.  He sat down with Denis Hamill talk about these difficulties, his home life and what he wants from office.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Concern grows for Huma Abedin within Clinton world  —  In 2011, Huma Abedin had support from her friends and Clinton associates when she decided to stay with her husband, scandal-plagued New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.  —  The past week, that support has morphed into concern.
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
A Bet on Clinton: If They Network, She Will Run  —  A new group dedicated to paving the way for a Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 has already recruited dozens of the Democratic Party's most elite donors and bundlers, effectively kicking off the presidential money hunt more than three years before Election Day.
Sally Quinn / Washington Post:
Blaming Huma Abedin
Emily Stanton / US News:
Poll: 78 Percent of Young Women Approve of Weiner
Discussion: Mediaite and The Other McCain
Lara Seligman / The Hill:
Weiner's wife meets with Hillary Clinton spokesman
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  July 29, 2013 - Weiner Should Drop Out …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
The latest action in the war on women: Column
Kristin Dos Santos / E! Online:
NEWS/ Julianna Margulies Talks Anthony Weiner Scandal: “It's the Gift That Keeps on Giving” for The Good Wife
Discussion: Politico and The Huffington Post
Wall Street Journal:
Obama to Offer New Deal on Corporate Taxes, Jobs  —  By - PETER NICHOLAS and - JOHN MCKINNON  —  Hoping to break an impasse, President Barack Obama today will extend a new offer to congressional Republicans in which he would back an overhaul of the corporate tax system in exchange for a guarantee …
Jessica Yellin / CNN:
President to propose ‘grand bargain’ on jobs  —  Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will offer a new proposal Tuesday that would cut corporate taxes while investing in programs that could put more Americans in well paying, full-time jobs, White House officials said.
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama proposes ‘grand bargain’ for jobs
Discussion: First Read
Chris Frates /
Inside Boehner's Strategy to Slow Walk Immigration to the Finish Line  —  House leaders put off immigration votes until after August recess, seeing delay as the best way to pass reform.  —  House Republicans head home for the August break having done little to pass immigration reform …
Ben Goad / The Hill:
GOP launches summer assault on regs
Discussion: Politico
Jules Witcover / Baltimore Sun:
GOP's Obamacare obsession is starting to look like political suicide  —  There is no chance Republicans will prevail in attempt to repeal or de-fund the health care law  —  Many present-day Republicans seem bent on making “Backward, Christian Soldiers” their marching song in their relentless determination …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Shaila Dewan / New York Times:
A City Invokes Seizure Laws to Save Homes  —  The power of eminent domain has traditionally worked against homeowners, who can be forced to sell their property to make way for a new highway or shopping mall.  But now the working-class city of Richmond, Calif., hopes to use the same legal tool to help people stay right where they are.
Discussion: Hit & Run, Law Blog and Obsidian Wings
Abbas: ‘Not a single Israeli’ in future Palestinian state  —  PA president says would agree to int'l presence in W. Bank.  —  CAIRO - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas laid out his vision on Monday for the final status of Israeli-Palestinian relations ahead of peace talks due …
Alex Roarty /
Why Didn't Liz Cheney Run for the Senate in Virginia?  —  She'd face long odds against Mark Warner.  But she'd be a much stronger candidate than the GOP alternatives.  —  Republican officials are grumbling that Liz Cheney passed up an opportunity to run in her adopted state of Virginia …
Jeffrey Toobin / News Desk:
Another Citizens United—but Worse  —  Think the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United was bad?  A worse one may be on the horizon.  —  To recognize the problem, it's necessary to review some of the Court's gnarled history on the subject of campaign finance.
Charlie Cook /
Midterm Elections Could Be a Wave, But Who's Going to Drown?  —  The Republican brand remains tarnished among some in the electorate, but then again few are finding inspiration in a second-term Obama.  —  As I mull over the 2014 midterm elections, I have been thinking along two lines.
Tom LoBianco / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: GOP Donor's School Grade Changed  —  Former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett built his national star by promising to hold “failing” schools accountable.  But when it appeared an Indianapolis charter school run by a prominent Republican donor might receive a poor grade …
Caroline Fairchild / The Huffington Post:
Doubling McDonald's Salaries Would Cause Your Big Mac To Cost Just 68¢ More: Study  —  McDonald's can afford to pay its workers a living wage without sacrificing any of its low menu prices, according to a new study provided to The Huffington Post by a University of Kansas researcher.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sen. Sarah Palin?  Poll shows Alaskans not sold yet  —  Sarah Palin is trailing Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in a possible 2014 Alaska Senate match up, a poll released Tuesday shows.  —  Begich leads the former Alaska governor 52 to 40 percent, a survey by Public Policy Polling found.
New York Times:
Choosing the Next Fed Leader  —  Despite a campaign from allies both inside and outside the White House, the recent drive to install Lawrence Summers as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve seems to be faltering — and with good reason: He is not the best person for the job …
Washington Examiner:
Obamacare train wreck is crashing employment, too  —  Every day we hear new reports of challenges surrounding the implementation of the president's health care law.  More workers and businesses are coming forward to express frustration with the law.  —  Under the law's employer mandate …
Rand Paul, Lamar Alexander see many selling points for charters  —  Senators look for ways to expand choice, funding  —  Sens. Rand Paul and Lamar Alexander visit Nashvill...: Sen. Rand Paul discusses his support for school choice.  He and Sen. Lamar Alexander support federal legislation …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and Politico
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Holder hopes defense of civil rights will be his legacy  —  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was getting ready to give a speech at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin when he glanced up at a giant video screen where old photographs of Johnson were being displayed.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Judge Says DOMA Ruling Changes Private Companies' Retirement Plans  —  “Following the [Supreme] Court's ruling, the term ‘Spouse’ is no longer unconstitutionally restricted to members of the opposite sex, but now rightfully includes those same-sex spouses in ‘otherwise valid marriages,’” judge rules.
Rachel Abrams / Variety:
Hollywood Studios Denied Payments from China  —  China's new value-add tax has kept profits away from studios since at least January  —  Sony just got the green light for “Smurfs 2″ to play in China, but there's one big problem facing the studio: China hasn't paid Hollywood in months.
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Wrinkle in Health Law Vexes Lawmakers' Aides
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
FCC moves to cut prison phone rates
Discussion: Colorlines
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Don't Know Much About Voter ID: Matthews Exposes Ignorance About Laws ‘Only Republicans’ Pursue
Announcing birth of Abigail Rose Beutler — two weeks old today!
Discussion: and Politico
Bars targeted in Nigeria Kano blasts
$1.35 Million Grant Will Examine Transgender Military Service
Associated Press:
AP sources: Pentagon likely to cut furlough days
Tina Brown / The Daily Beast:
End the Damn Dickmanship!
Discussion: Althouse and
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Groups That Are Often at Odds Join Forces to Oppose Spitzer's Campaign
Discussion: ABC News and Politicker
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All employees accounted for in plant blast
Discussion: The Week and KTLA 5
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Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Issa expanding probe into IRS scrutiny of conservative groups
Bill Draper / Associated Press:
Jackson County Circuit judge fires 34-year court veteran for good deed
Discussion: Daily Kos and Gawker