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9:30 PM ET, August 2, 2014


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John Marzulli / NY Daily News:
Naked Brooklyn woman dragged from apartment, left topless in hallway for minutes by NYPD officers who say she beat 12-year-old daughter — SEE THE VIDEO  —  Denise Stewart, 48, opened her Brownsville apartment door to NYPD officers, who heard shouting coming from inside the home, police said.
Rep. Tom Marino / Fox News:
Pelosi confronts GOP congressman in rancorous House debate  —  A heated debate over the southern border crisis late Friday led to a rancorous confrontation on the floor of the House between House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
The wrath of Pelosi, the cool of Marino
John Parkinson / ABC News:
Pelosi Chases Republican Tom Marino Across House Chamber
New York Times:
Congress, Unhinged on Immigration  —  It was a remarkable two days of legislative dysfunction, even for congressional Republicans, who have been pushing the limits of unhinged governance.  —  The House speaker, John Boehner, tried on Thursday to pass a bill dealing with the crisis …
New York Times:
Congress Off for the Exits, but Few Cheer
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Liberaland
The Huffington Post:
Barney Frank ‘Appalled’ By Obama Administration: ‘They Just Lied To People’  —  WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made a major political mistake by lying about the details of his health care plan, according to former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.).
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IDF to complete destruction of Hamas tunnels by Sunday; Troops begin withdrawal  —  ANALYSIS: In two weeks, IDF destroyed tunnel network which took Hamas five years to build; Army discovers motorcycles in some tunnels, earmarked by Hamas for rapid raids into Israel.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Israel Matzav
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Obama preps next border action  —  President Obama is expected to take executive action to help illegal immigrants stay in the country while Congress is away on a five-week recess, pro-immigrant advocates said Saturday.  —  Obama and his allies believe his authority to act without legislative approval …
Karoli / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Sovereign Citizens Now Considered Top Terrorist Threat In United States  —  Forget Islamic extremists!  A consortium of law enforcement agencies ranks sovereign citizens as the highest national security threat.  —  A consortium of law enforcement intelligence agencies has ranked various terrorist threats …
Brent Johnson / New Jersey Online:
Christie bridge scandal: Governor says he 'can't remember' aide's texts  —  PARSIPPANY — Gov. Chris Christie today said he doesn't recall receiving a text message from a top aide in December as talk of the controversial lane closings at the George Washington Bridge intensified.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Dave McKinney / Chicago Sun Times:
Bruce Rauner channeled part of fortune to Cayman Islands  —  SPRINGFIELD — Multimillionaire Republican Bruce Rauner has channeled at least part of his fortune into the Cayman Islands, a Caribbean paradise long criticized as a tax haven for American investors, the Chicago Sun-Times has confirmed.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Wall Street Journal:
The GOP's Border Spectacle  —  The party melts down one more time over immigration.
Discussion: Business Insider
Michael B. Oren / Wall Street Journal:
In Defense of Zionism  —  The often reviled ideology that gave rise to Israel has been an astonishing historical success.  —  They come from every corner of the country—investment bankers, farmers, computer geeks, jazz drummers, botany professors, car mechanics—leaving their jobs and their families.
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
NETANYAHU TO US: DON'T SECOND GUESS ME ON HAMAS  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.  —  Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu …
Jetta Fraser / Toledo Blade:
State of emergency declared in Lucas County after toxins found in Toledo water  —  Microcystin found in samples; boiling not recommended  —  A state of emergency was declared today in Lucas County and the greater Toledo area after tests at the Collins Park water-treatment plant in East Toledo produced two toxin sample readings.
Discussion: Washington Post and The Raw Story
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Sherrod Brown is the odd man out with Democrats  —  If Ohio's senior senator were named Sharon Brown instead of Sherrod Brown, progressives would have a plausible political pin-up and a serious alternative to the tawdry boredom of Hillary Clinton's joyless plod toward her party's presidential nomination.
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Nathan Thrall / London Review of Books:
Hamas's Chances  —  The current war in Gaza was not one Israel or Hamas sought.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
The White House:
Press Conference by the President
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Jeff Greenfield / The Daily Beast:
The Coming Democratic Midterm Collapse
Discussion: CANNONFIRE