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11:50 PM ET, July 25, 2014


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John Hudson / Foreign Policy:
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
U.S. Congressman Mistakes U.S. Gov't Officials For Indian Officials (VIDEO)  —  In an extraordinary — and extraordinarily awkward — failure of basic situational awareness, a U.S. congressman apparently mistook American government officials for Indian government officials during a congressional hearing.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Did Jonathan Gruber Just Endorse the Anti-Obamacare Lawsuit?  —  Obamacare architect offers an explanation for his 2012 quote  —  Did the people who designed Obamacare intend to deprive millions of people of health insurance, just because officials in their states decided not to operate their own insurance marketplaces?
John Sexton / BREITBART.COM:
Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Once Again Ties Subsidies to State-Based Exchanges  —  Did Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber make the same mistake twice?  A new audio clip finds him once again explaining that Obamacare subsidies are tied to state health exchanges.
Ryan Radia / Competitive Enterprise Institute:
Obamacare Architect Admitted in 2012 States without Exchanges Lose Subsidies
Doug Sosnik / Politico:
Blue Crush  —  How the left took over the Democratic Party.  —  From 2000 to 2008, no one did more to unite the Democratic Party than George W. Bush.  But Democrats haven't fallen apart in the years since Bush exited the political stage.  Instead, President Barack Obama has maintained …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN/ORC Poll: Majority say no to impeachment and lawsuit  —  Washington (CNN) - There's not a lot of public appetite for a Republican push to sue President Barack Obama, or for calls by some conservatives to impeach him, according to a new national survey.  —  A CNN/ORC International poll …
CNN's GUT CHECK for July 25, 2014
Discussion: Politico and The Huffington Post
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: Border crisis impacting public opinion on immigration
Joan Rivers — GOES OFF on Epic Israel/Palestine Rant  —  GOES OFF ON EPIC  —  Israel/Palestine Rant  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Joan Rivers jettisoned comedy for politics ... unleashing an impassioned defense of Israel that included an awesome New York/New Jersey analogy.
Joe Miller / BBC:
Wikipedia blocks ‘disruptive’ page edits from US Congress  —  Computers on Capitol Hill have been banned from making edits to Wikipedia in the past  —  Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following “persistent disruptive editing”.
Lawrence A. Franklin / Gatestone Institute:
Hamas Mega-Attack Planned through Gaza Terror Tunnels … Hamas had apparently been preparing a murderous assault on Israeli civilian targets for the coming Jewish New Year Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which begins on September 24, according anonymous sources in the Israeli security services, as reported today by the Israeli daily Maariv.
Israel cabinet rejects Kerry cease-fire proposal in Gaza  —  Diplomatic-security cabinet “flatly rejects” American proposals for a week-long humanitarian halt to fighting, seeks changes to terms.  —  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has rejected proposals for a cease-fire …
Discussion: Israpundit and The Gateway Pundit
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Proposes Weeklong Halt to Fighting in Gaza Strip
ABC News:
Inside the Furious, Close-Range Gun Battle at Pennsylvania Hospital … A doctor with a semi-automatic gun and a caseworker who was “nothing short of heroic” were able to wound and then subdue an armed psychiatric patient after he had killed another caseworker and appeared intent of reloading …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Jawa Report
Tom Williams / Roll Call:
Simas Ignores Subpoena Again as White House Defies Issa (Updated) (Video)  —  Top White House political adviser David Simas refused again Friday to honor a congressional subpoena, prompting Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to vote to rebuke the administration.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Lawmaker to Push Bill Requiring Dinesh D'Souza's ‘America’ Be Shown in Schools  —  Florida GOP state senator Alan Hays said he'll propose a bill mandating that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object.
Reihan Salam / Slate:
Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan Is Paternalistic  —  It's also a thoughtful, compassionate blueprint for a better social safety net.  —  Paul Ryan has just released a new anti-poverty plan, and it's a doozy.  Though the plan is very much a work in progress—Ryan's team calls it a …
Tom Ley / Deadspin:
First Take Discusses A Woman's Responsibility To Avoid Being Beaten  —  First Take panelists Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless continued to discuss the Ray Rice suspension on this morning's episode, and Smith seized on the opportunity to say some deeply stupid things about the responsibility women …
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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Panel approves Boehner lawsuit
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
White House Wants Repeal of Iraq War Authorization
Discussion: Hot Air and BizPac Review
Geoff Pender / The Clarion-Ledger:
McDaniel lawyer: legal challenge ‘slightly delayed’
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Could Arizona fiasco lead to firing squads for death penalty?
Discussion: Instapundit
New York Times:
Housing Dispute Puts Quaker University at Front of Fight Over Transgender Issues
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Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
The ObamaCare-IRS Nexus  —  The supposedly independent agency harassed …
Discussion: National Review and Power Line
Washington Post:
Iran confirms arrest of Post correspondent
John Fund / National Review:
The Moment of Truth on Corporate Welfare
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Left Coast Rising
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Benjamin Goad / The Hill:
Issa asks Holder to turn over docs on mortgage fraud settlements
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette