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12:00 PM ET, July 15, 2014


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The Hill:
House GOP group to recommend changes to immigration law  —  Fresh off a trip to Guatemala and Honduras, a House GOP working group on immigration will recommend Tuesday that the conference change a 2008 trafficking law to stop the thousands of immigrant children flooding across the border.
Washington Post:
Poll: Obama, Republicans face broad disapproval over handling of migrant crisis  —  A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds widespread public disapproval of the way President Obama and Republicans in Congress are handling the influx of unaccompanied foreign children at the southern border …
Roger Simon / Politico:
More gray hairs for Obama
Discussion: and CNN
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Why Obama won't take strong action in border crisis
Discussion: Power Line
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: Immigrant children facing danger will ‘likely’ stay in US
Discussion: Politico, CNN and The Democratic Daily
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
THINGS IN POLITICO THAT MAKE ME WANT TO MAINLINE ANTIFREEZE, PART THE INFINITY … Close it down.  —  Its puerilty has finally crossed over into indecency.  Its triviality has finally crossed over into obscenity.  The comical political starfcking that is its primary raison d'erp …
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Politico and CNN
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Farce of Dick Cheney Giving Foreign-Policy Advice  —  The former veep's record is marked by false claims, erroneous predictions, and catastrophic results.  Now he's urging more wars.  Has his audience learned its lesson?  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney failed to anticipate …
Discussion: The Hill
The Huffington Post:
Dick Cheney: Spend More On Defense, Not On Roads Or Food Stamps
Discussion: Daily Kos and TalkLeft
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Politico cuts live feed as protester with handcuffs tries to arrest Dick Cheney
Discussion: BizPac Review
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Six Californias measure heading for 2016 ballot, backers say  —  Purple: Northern California Gold: Silicon Valley Red: Central California Green: West California Orange: Southern California  —  Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit signatures Tuesday to put …
Jennifer Chaussee / Reuters:
Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states Reuters 12 hrs ago
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hit & Run
Jeff Dunetz / “The Lid”:
Egyptian Deal a 100% Israel Victory, Israel Acceptance Puts Hamas in a Box  —  Israel's security cabinet met Tuesday morning and accepted the Egyptian peace deal despite the fact that Hamas had said no hours earlier.  Within an hour after the Israeli acceptance, Hamas fired three rockets toward Israel.
Washington Post:
Israel accepts truce plan; Hamas balks
Netanyahu: Israel sees truce as opportunity to demilitarize Gaza
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Progressives turn from Obama to embrace Warren  —  SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Populist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got a rock-star reception during a standing-room-only campaign rally here Monday, as hundreds of liberal activists cheered her broadsides against corporate interests and voiced hopes …
MJ Lee / Politico:
Meet the anti-Elizabeth Warren
Suspect in Benghazi attack found dead  —  Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Faraj al-Shibli, who was suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been found dead, a Libyan source and locals in the town of Marj said.
Discussion: Mediaite
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Akin says that like Joe McCarthy, he was victim of political assassination  —  • By Chuck Raasch > 202-298-6880  —  WASHINGTON  • In one of his first interviews since his defeat in 2012, former Rep. Todd Akin told the Post-Dispatch on Monday …
Far right's secret SCOTUS strategy: What Boehner's lawsuit is really about  —  When a fringe party can no longer win legislative elections, boosting the impact of judges is its best last resort  —  If you hadn't thought the House GOP had gone completely around the bend before …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hullabaloo
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
NASCAR tracks rev up lobbying for tax break  —  Racetrack owners are revving up their efforts to protect the “NASCAR tax break” from critics who portray it as pure corporate pork.  —  The provision, which allows motor sports tracks to use a shorter depreciation schedule …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Christie comes under attack as he heads to Iowa  —  (CNN) - Two days before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to Iowa, a conservative group is launching digital ads that slam the potential 2016 Republican presidential contender over his Garden State record on judicial nominations.
Discussion: Washington Post
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Conservative judicial group to hammer Chris Christie
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and RedState
Dominic Di-Natale / Fox News:
Bergdahl could get $350G tax-free, if cleared by Army  —  FILE - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.
Julian E. Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Bowe Bergdahl Has Refused to Speak to Parents
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Jeryl Bier / Weekly Standard:
Kerry: I Get ‘A Little Uptight When I Hear Politicians Say How Exceptional We Are’  —  As John Kerry travels from country to country on various diplomatic missions as secretary of state (almost half a million miles so far), he often addresses the staff and their families at the U.S. embassies in the countries he visits.
Justin McCurry / Guardian:
Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble  —  Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art  —  Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Althouse
Mitch McConnell / Associated Press:
Unemployed Americans need action  —  Senate Democrats needs to join Republicans to act on solutions for middle class families.  —  Today, millions of Americans remain unemployed.  But even for those lucky enough to have a job, things have never seemed tougher.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Fox News:
ALAN COLMES  —  Monday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan brought back to the program Mike Vanderboegh, founder of...  • When arguments fail, we should vote with our... guns?!  Militia man Mike Vanderboegh will explain the controversial comments he made at...
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Philip Oltermann / Guardian:
Germany ‘may revert to typewriters’ to counter hi-tech espionage
Falling Walls Initiative:
Solidarity with Guantanamo Bay & Palestine: An Open Letter Calling on the Boycott of the White House Iftar
Discussion: Firedoglake and The PJ Tatler
Michael Brendan Dougherty / The Week:
What Democrats always forget about Hillary
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
In North Carolina, an Obamacare disconnect
Jaeah Lee / Mother Jones:
Restaurant CEOs Make More Money in Half a Day Than Their Employees Make in a Year
Discussion: Daily Kos
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Ariz. School Requires Students To Read Books By Glenn Beck's Tea Party Hero
Discussion: Arizona Republic and The Raw Story
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Iran Outlines Nuclear Deal; Accepts Limit
Discussion: Guardian, AEIdeas and RedState
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Helping Big Companies Compete
Discussion: CEPR
 Earlier Items: 
Bodies found north of Baghdad as Sunni insurgents turn on each other
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Blazing Cat Fur
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
It's official: Americans say Mitt Romney was pretty much right about Russia
Discussion: Hot Air
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
At Dinner Tables, a Restless Obama Finds an Intellectual Escape
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Announce Job Cuts as Soon as This Week
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Uber's Search for Key Comms Hire Shows Just How Serious It Is About Fighting “A**hole” Taxi
Saul Elbein / The New Republic:
Guatemalans Aren't Just Fleeing Gangs