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4:30 PM ET, July 30, 2013


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Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy, guilty on other charges  —  (CNN) — A military judge has found Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history, not guilty of aiding the enemy — a charge that would have carried a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy  —  FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge on Tuesday found Pfc. Bradley Manning not guilty of “aiding the enemy” for his release of hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.  But she convicted him of multiple counts of violating …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Bradley Manning trial verdict: Acquitted of aiding the enemy, convicted on lesser charges  —  FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge Tuesday acquitted Pfc. Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge the Army intelligence analyst faced for leaking hundreds of thousands …
U.S. News:
Manning acquitted of aiding enemy but convicted on other charges  —  Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former Army intelligence officer who was branded both a whistle-blower and a traitor after he sent 700,000 secret government documents to WikiLeaks, was acquitted Tuesday of aiding the enemy but convicted of most other charges.
Medina Roshan / Reuters:
Bradley Manning verdict: Judge finds soldier in WikiLeaks case not guilty of aiding enemy
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Judge Issues Verdict in Bradley Manning's Trial (Live Updates)
Discussion: Informed Comment
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 …
Lara Seligman / The Hill:
Weiner's wife meets with Hillary Clinton spokesman
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
NY Daily News:
Anthony Weiner would remain defiant even if the Clintons called for him to drop out of mayoral race
Discussion: Post Politics
Emily Stanton / US News:
Poll: 78 Percent of Young Women Approve of Weiner
Discussion: Mediaite and The Other McCain
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.
Jon Favreau / The Daily Beast:
Jon Favreau on the Destructive Rise of the No-Government Conservatives  —  The Republican Party is divided—and the small-government conservatives, who want to reduce government's size but preserve its institutions, are losing.  Jon Favreau on the ruinous ideology that's ascendant.
Jules Witcover / Baltimore Sun:
GOP's Obamacare obsession is starting to look like political suicide
Discussion: Daily Kos
Roll Call:
Obamacare Defunding Fight Could Threaten Boehner Leverage, Message
Discussion: First Read and National Review
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Appeals court upholds ruling slapping down Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban  —  An appeals court today dealt another blow to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed soda ban, calling the controversial regulation “invalid” because it violates “the principle of separation of powers.”
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.
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 …
Robert Costa / National Review:
Mitch McConnell, Darth Vader
Discussion: Slate and Washington Monthly
Maxim Lott / Fox News:
Gov't Knows Best?  White House creates ‘nudge squad’ to shape behavior  —  The federal government is hiring what it calls a “Behavioral Insights Team” that will look for ways to subtly influence people's behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Palin top pick of Alaska Republicans  —  Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year...but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin.  36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they'd like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% …
Discussion: Valley Fever, PoliticusUSA and Hot Air
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sen. Sarah Palin? Poll shows Alaskans not sold yet
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Cardinal Downplays Pope Francis' Gay Remark: Homosexual Acts Are Still A ‘Sin’  —  On Monday, Pope Francis responded a question about gay Catholic clergy promising not to “judge” homosexual priests.  “Who am I to judge if they're seeking the Lord in good faith?” he said, adding, “They shouldn't be marginalized.
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Cardinal Timothy Dolan won't judge Anthony Weiner
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
Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough  —  Welcome to Chattanooga, one of hundreds of cities throughout this great nation struggling to succeed in spite of your foolish policies that limit job creation, stifle economic growth and suffocate the entrepreneurial spirit.
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Virginia's McDonnell giving it all back
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Stanley Kurtz / National Review:
Regionalism: Obama's Quiet Anti-Suburban Revolution
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