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8:20 AM ET, July 9, 2014


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Sarah Palin / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE—SARAH PALIN: 'IT'S TIME TO IMPEACH' PRESIDENT OBAMA  —  Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president.  His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.”  —  Without borders, there is no nation.  Obama knows this.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’ crowd.  That's bad news for the GOP.  —  Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border …
Meredith Shiner / Yahoo! News:
Joni Ernst: ‘Impeachment’ of Obama should be on the table Yahoo News 29 mins ago  —  Sarah Palin might have called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama Tuesday, but Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst actually beat her to the punch by six months.
Sarah Smith / Politico:
Sarah Palin: 'It's time to impeach' Barack Obama
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dana Davidsen / CNN:
Palin calls for Obama's impeachment over border crisis
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Untamed Cruz refuses to play nice with GOP campaign arm  —  GOP hopes of corralling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during the 2014 primary season are officially dead.  —  The defiant Republican's brutal criticism of Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) reelection campaign on Tuesday …
Discussion: Instapundit and The PJ Tatler
Washington Post:
The tea party's embrace of martyrdom  —  Hiroo Onoda, the last imperial Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II, hid out in a jungle in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that the war was over.  He finally turned himself in, wearing his sword, cap and patched uniform, in 1974.
Discussion: NBC News and Politico
Geoff Pender / The Clarion-Ledger:
Cochran camp says it ‘screwed up’ cash accounting
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:   Hometown Editorial: McDaniel Isn't A Racist Because He Played Basketball
New York Times:
Faith Groups Seek Exclusion From Bias Rule  —  WASHINGTON — After a setback in the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case, President Obama is facing mounting pressure from religious groups demanding to be excluded from his long-promised executive order that would bar discrimination against gay men …
New York Times:
Spying Case Left Obama in Dark, U.S. Officials Say
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Senate Dems Ready To Unveil Bill Reversing Hobby Lobby Ruling
Discussion: National Review
Rea Carey / Advocate:
Op-ed: Why One of the Biggest LGBT Orgs Has Stopped Supporting ENDA
Katie Pavlich /
Violent MS-13 Gang Members Leave Graffiti on Bathroom Walls of Nogales Border Patrol Processing Center  —  4.6K  —  SHARES  —  An internal Border Patrol executive summary obtained by Townhall confirms that at least 16 unaccompanied illegal minors (those under the age of 18 …
Tom K. Wong / Center for American Progress:
Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, Not Deferred Action, Is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied …
Meredith Colias / Rapid City Journal:
Man dies in Custer hot dog eating contest  —  What should have been a fun way to kick off the Fourth of July weekend quickly turned tragic for a Custer man who choked to death while trying to speedily eat hot dogs during a competitive eating contest.  —  The crowd at Way Park in Custer …
USA Today:
Exclusive: Clooney responds to ‘Daily Mail’ report  —  I want to speak to the irresponsibility of Monday's Daily Mail report.  I seldom respond to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being.  The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story …
James Carville / The Hill:
Four good reasons to watch Louisiana race this season  —  Lately it seems like every time I look around, the political news I am seeing is five myths about blank, five reasons for this and five things we learned about that.  God knows why there are never four or six — five seems to be the preferred number.
Derek Willis / New York Times:
Yea, Oops, Nay: Voting Mistakes in Congress  —  If you make a mistake in the voting booth, chances are good that no one will ever know, unless you say so.  Members of the House of Representatives not only make voting errors, but they also own up to them in public to avoid the political fallout for taking an unpopular position.
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
The Bear meets a horse  —  The bear was on the loose on Tuesday evening — this time in Colorado.  —  President Barack Obama greeted supporters on a walk following dinner in downtown Denver, a night that resulted in shaking hands with a man in a horse mask, and shooting pool and drinking beers during …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Why Isn't Obama Going to the Border?  —  The president will be raising money in Texas, but doesn't plan to see the migrant crisis for himself.  His critics will have a field day.  —  President Obama evidently has decided not to put a human face on the crisis unfolding at the southern U.S. border—not even his own.
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
Rick Perry Admirably Refuses To Shake Obama's Hand At Airport
Discussion: Politico and Power Line
New York Times:
Obama Asks for $3.7 Billion to Aid Border
Cavan Sieczkowski / The Huffington Post:
Raju The Elephant Cries After Being Rescued Following 50 Years Of Abuse, Chains  —  For 50 years, Raju the elephant was abused, held shackled in spiked chains and forced to live off scraps from passing tourists.  All that changed when he was rescued last weekend by wildlife conservationists …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Shakesville and Mashable
Billy House /
The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama Is Beginning to Take Shape  —  A vote on the resolution to authorize the legal action is set for the week before August break.  —  Starting next week, House Republicans will launch a highly visible—and likely tumultuous—three-week process of bringing …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
MENENDEZ ACCUSES CUBANS OF PEDDLING SCANDAL AS FBI CLOSES IN  —  The scandal surrounding Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) roared back to life late Monday evening with a new report from the Washington Post in which the senator's attorney accuses the Cuban government …
Joshua Green / Washington Monthly:
True Lies  —  The best recent memoir from Republican Washington is a hoax.  That should tell you something.  —  I Am Martin Eisenstadt:  —  One Man's (Wildly  —  Inappropriate) Adventures with the Last Republicans  —  The 2008 presidential election will be remembered for a lot of things …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
A Window Opens Onto the Left-Wing Conspiracy  —  The Democracy Alliance is not a famous organization, but it deserves to be.  The Alliance consists of approximately 100 rich liberals who have taken upon themselves the task of coordinating America's many left-wing organizations to promote a single radical agenda.
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Jim Hinch / Politico:
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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Iowa Democrat in ‘farmer’ trouble again?
Discussion: Weekly Standard