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10:15 AM ET, July 31, 2013

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Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Top Weiner Aide Trashes Intern Who Wrote Campaign Tell-All  —  Tuesday was an angry day in Weinerland.  —  The campaign staff awoke to see their former intern, Olivia Nuzzi, on the front cover of the Daily News.  Inside the paper was an article bylined by Nuzzi in which she told …
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Olivia Nuzzi / NY Daily News:
Anthony Weiner intern reveals why she, fellows joined New York mayoral campaign  —  Says Olivia Nuzzi: Several of my friends sent me links to the same online ad for the Weiner campaign, seeking applications for internships.  They thought it would be educational and entertaining.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Huma Abedin to take break from job with Hillary Clinton  —  Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's transition office chief and the wife of embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, is expected to take extended vacation time from her job with the former first lady in the coming days, sources told POLITICO.
Meredith Shiner / Roll Call:
Obama's ‘Grand Bargain’ Tax Plan Is Hard Sell to GOP  —  Lawmakers regarded President Barack Obama's latest attempt to engage them on an economic proposal as largely irrelevant Tuesday, with neither Democrats nor Republicans viewing it as an actual step forward toward breaking their ongoing budget impasse.
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Politico:
Dave Camp weighing Michigan Senate bid
Discussion: Ballot Box and Post Politics
Associated Press:
Obama Challenges GOP to Accept Corporate Tax Deal
Discussion: Associated Press, Firedoglake and CNN
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Harry Reid: White House has given enough to GOP
Discussion: CNN
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
National Income and Product Accounts  —  Gross Domestic Product, second quarter 2013 (advance estimate);  —  Comprehensive Revision: 1929 through 1st quarter 2013  —  Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Quit Is the Way to Roll  —  The cruelly misunderstood Anthony Weiner has “no idea” if he's about to be stabbed by another stiletto heel.  —  “These are people who I thought were friends, people I trusted when I communicated with them,” he told Denis Hamill of The Daily News.  “But who knows what they might do now?”
Discussion: Politicker and msnbc.com
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The White House:
FACT SHEET: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class: Jobs  —  One of the cornerstones of the President's plan to create a better bargain for the middle class is to ensure that every American who is willing to work for it will have the opportunity for a good job that pays good wages.
Discussion: New Republic and Firedoglake
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Politico:
Ted Cruz taunts fellow Republicans in Obamacare fight  —  Ted Cruz is taking his hardball tactics to a whole new level.  —  The Texas freshman senator and his senior aides are unleashing a barrage of attacks on their fellow Republicans for refusing to support their plan to choke off Obamacare as a condition for funding the government.
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Talking Points Memo:   Mike Lee To GOP On Obamacare: 'If You Fund It, You're For It'
Isaac Chotiner / New Republic:
John McCain, Undecided 2016 Voter  —  Interview: McCain on Fox News Schizophrenia, Tea Party Nihilism, and Choosing Between Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul in 2016  —  It has been difficult to follow politics over the past several months without sensing the presence of a new John McCain.  (Again.)
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Paul: Christie is the ‘king of bacon’ on government spending  —  (CNN) - The feuding between Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul continued Tuesday as the senator from Kentucky cautioned the governor from New Jersey was picking a fight with the wrong guy.
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Nicholas A. Cummings / USA Today:
Sexual reorientation therapy not unethical: Column  —  Southern Poverty Law Center wrongly fighting against patients' right to choose.  —  CONNECT  —  TheSouthern Poverty Law Centerhas done amazing service for our nation in fighting prejudice.  But it has gone astray …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Joe. My. God.
Adam Beam / The State:
S.C. GOP fundraising email calls IRS 'Obama's Gestapo'  —  COLUMBIA, SC — The South Carolina Republican Party called the Internal Revenue Service “Obama's Gestapo” in a fundraising email on Tuesday in yet another reference to Adolf Hitler by one of the state's two major political parties.
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Rebecca Elliott / Politico:
San Diego sues Mayor Bob Filner  —  San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is facing yet another lawsuit, this time from his own city.  —  San Diego is suing its mayor for the costs incurred as a result of the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by his former communications director Irene McCormack Jackson …
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Tony Perry / Los Angeles Times:
San Diego to sue Mayor Filner for costs of sexual harassment suit
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Gawker
The Charlotte Observer:
Gov. McCrory gives protesters cookies, they give them back  —  Gov. Pat McCrory hasn't been willing to meet with the women (and a few men) protesting an abortion bill that opponents say restricts access to safe abortions.  But he did stop by this afternoon with a plate of chocolate chip cookies.
Discussion: CNN, ThinkProgress and Slate
Hoover Institution:
Obama's Middle Class Malaise  —  by Richard A. Epstein (Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow and member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force)  —  Income redistribution and pro-union policies are hurting, not helping, the economy.  —  This past week in Galesburg …
WikiLeaks:
Statement by Julian Assange on Verdict in Bradley Manning Court-Martial  —  Today Bradley Manning, a whistleblower, was convicted by a military court at Fort Meade of 19 offences for supplying the press with information, including five counts of ‘espionage’.  He now faces a maximum sentence of 136 years.
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Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Zynga Sues Casual Sex App Over Trademark Infringement  —  Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) sued the maker of the “Bang With Friends” casual sex Internet application over claims it infringes Zynga's trademark for its “with friends” family of games.  —  Bang With Friends Inc., the maker of the application …
Discussion: GigaOM, Guardian, BBC and The Verge
AnandTech:
Looking at CPU/GPU Benchmark Optimizations in Galaxy S 4  —  Somehow both Anand and I ended up with international versions of Samsung's Galaxy S 4, equipped with the first generation Exynos 5 Octa (5410) SoC.  Anand bought an international model GT-I9500 while I held out for the much cooler …
Discussion: Guardian, The Verge, BBC and AllThingsD
Michael Maiello / Esquire:
KENNETH POLLACK: IF ONLY WE COULD REINVADE IRAQ  —  In the years leading up to the invasion of Iraq, noted Democratic hawk Kenneth M. Pollack played an instrumental role in building bipartisan support for George W. Bush's war of choice.  Today, as a Senior Fellow at Brookings …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
 
 
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Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Effort to get NSA leaker Edward Snowden's father to Moscow collapses
Discussion: Guardian and CNN
Wall Street Journal:
Ron Binz's Rules for Radicals
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
Hispanic win: ‘California can be Republican again’
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Immigration lobby prepares to camp out in Republican districts over recess
Discussion: Politico
Caitlin McDevitt / Politico:
Oprah hosting fundraiser for Cory Booker
Discussion: CNN and Ballot Box
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Ron Wyden: Intel violations ‘troubling’
Discussion: Yahoo! News and msnbc.com
 Earlier Items: 
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
How Liberals Have It Wrong About Rush And Sean
Discussion: NewsBusters blogs and TALKERS.COM
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Greenwald: NSA hearing canceled
Bloomberg:
Guns Are for White People
Discussion: Liberal Values
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Obama: Pay gap ‘morally wrong’
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Groundswell: A Secret Tape Reveals How It Lobbied Boehner and Issa on Benghazi
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and PoliticusUSA