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12:10 PM 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.
Sally Quinn / Washington Post:
Blaming Huma Abedin  —  Anthony Weiner, the New York mayoral candidate, says that his decision to stay in the race despite another sex chat scandal “is not about me.  It's about the citizens of New York.”  —  Unfortunately, that is just not the case.  It's about the mayoral race, yes …
Emily Stanton / US News:
Poll: 78 Percent of Young Women Approve of Weiner
Discussion: Mediaite and The Other McCain
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
The latest action in the war on women: Column
Tina Brown / The Daily Beast:
End the Damn Dickmanship!
Discussion: Althouse and
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 …
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Obama Offers to Cut Corporate Tax Rate as Part of Jobs Deal  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama, in a bid to break a stalemate with the Republican-controlled House, will announce Tuesday that he will agree to cut corporate tax rates in return for a commitment from Republicans to invest in middle-class jobs.
Discussion: theGrio and The Huffington Post
Jessica Yellin / CNN:
President to propose ‘grand bargain’ on jobs
Discussion: Hot Air and Mediaite
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama proposes ‘grand bargain’ for jobs
Discussion: First Read
Julianna Goldman / Bloomberg:
Obama to Call for Business Tax Overhaul in Grand Bargain
Discussion: Goppers
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Obama to propose ‘grand bargain’ on corporate tax rate, infrastructure
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Reuters
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 …
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Big-Name G.O.P. Donors Urge Members of Congress to Back Immigration Overhaul  —  WASHINGTON — More than 100 Republican donors — many of them prominent names in their party's establishment — sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday urging them to support an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.
Robert Costa / National Review:
Mitch McConnell, Darth Vader
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Slate
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.
Discussion: The Hill, Post Politics and Yahoo! News
Lara Seligman / The Hill:
Weiner's wife meets with Hillary Clinton spokesman
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Corker: GOP shutdown threat a ‘silly effort’
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Roll Call:
Obamacare Defunding Fight Could Threaten Boehner Leverage, Message
Discussion: National Review
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 …
Mark Kleiman / The Reality-Based Community:   (Un)accountability  —  What does a Republican charter-school enthusiast …
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.
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
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Why NSA Surveillance Will Be More Damaging Than You Think  —  The real threat from terrorism is not the harm it inflicts directly but the over-reaction it provokes.  We saw that with the invasion of Iraq.  We're seeing it with security-state overreach.  —  This column over the weekend …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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 …
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Don't Know Much About Voter ID: Matthews Exposes Ignorance About Laws ‘Only Republicans’ Pursue  —  Chris Matthews, beating a familiar drum on Monday, attacked Republicans for aggressively pursuing voter identification laws at the state level.  Matthews, in his predictably hyperbolic fashion …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: First Read
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New York Times:
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sen. Sarah Palin? Poll shows Alaskans not sold yet
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Holder hopes defense of civil rights will be his legacy
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Wrinkle in Health Law Vexes Lawmakers' Aides
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
FCC moves to cut prison phone rates
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Rand Paul, Lamar Alexander see many selling points for charters
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Associated Press:
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David W. Chen / New York Times:
Groups That Are Often at Odds Join Forces to Oppose Spitzer's Campaign
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GOP launches summer assault on regs
Discussion: Politico
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Discussion: Daily Kos and Gawker

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