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4:45 PM ET, July 13, 2015


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ABC News:
Son of Boston Police Captain Arrested as Possible Terrorist  —  The estranged son of a respected Boston police captain was arrested July 4 by FBI agents as part of a counter-terrorism operation against alleged ISIS-inspired domestic terrorists, federal officials told ABC News today.
Byron Barnett / WHDH-TV:
Son of Boston Police capt. charged in connection with ISIS terrorism plot  —  A man from Adams has been arrested and charged in connection with a plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of ISIS.  —  Alexander Ciccolo, 23, was charged with being a felon in possession of firearms.
Discussion: WJTV, Jihad Watch and Mashable
Daily Mail:
Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman THREATENS Donald Trump on Twitter  —  By ALASDAIR BAVERSTOCK IN MEXICO CITY and OLLIE GILLMAN FOR MAILONLINE  —  Mexico's billion dollar drugs lord known as ‘El Chapo’ has gloated on Twitter about his escape from a maximum security jail …
Carl Hiaasen / miamiherald:
There will never be a President Trump  —  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to a fundraising event at a golf course in the Bronx borough of New York Monday.  Seth Wenig AP  —  Before one more straight-faced political story is written about the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Listening to Donald Trump swear and talk politics on his private plane
New York Times:
Lost in the Immigration Frenzy
Tim Alberta / National Journal:
Can Scott Walker Have It Both Ways?  —  The biggest question hanging over Walker's presidential campaign is whether the political strategy that got him this far can work at the next level.  —  “I'm pro-life,” Scott Walker said, looking directly into the camera.
Ben White / Politico:
Clinton speech react: ‘Is that it?’
Discussion: Yahoo Politics
Nick Gass / Politico:
Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush renew sparring match over worker hours, pay
Discussion: ABC News
Tales from Scott Walker's graveyard
Discussion: ABC News and Red Alert Politics
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Scott Walker Makes It Official: 'I'm Running for President'
Discussion: Politico and Scared Monkeys
The White House:
President Obama Announces 46 Commutations in Video Address: “America Is a Nation of Second Chances”  —  As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and criminal defense attorney, I'm well acquainted with how federal sentencing practices can, in too many instances, lead nonviolent drug offenders to spend decades, if not life, in prison.
Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
President Obama commutes sentences of 46 prisoners
Discussion: ABC News
Bernie Sanders' Senate colleagues stunned by his ascent  —  The Senate backbencher is drawing huge crowds on the trail, but his Democratic colleagues warn voters not to buy the hype.  —  Bernie Sanders' Senate colleagues have come to know him as a bit player in the Democratic Caucus …
Discussion: The Week and USA Today
Jim Tankersley / Washington Post:
The thing Bernie Sanders says about inequality that no other candidate will touch
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Amazon: ‘No evidence’ of bulk sales for Ted Cruz book  —  The New York Times' refusal to put Ted Cruz's memoir on its bestseller list is once again being called into question — this time by Amazon, the largest Internet retailer in the country.  —  On Sunday, an Amazon spokesperson told …
Kathryn Schulz / New Yorker:
The Really Big One  —  An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest.  The question is when. … “I'll do what everybody does—sell this startup just before we have to hire a female employee.”  —  BUY THE PRINT » … JULY 20, 2009  —  BUY THE PRINT »
Discussion: The Awl and The Week
Kurt Schlichter /
It's Time For Conservatives To Play By The New Rules  —  We conservatives have spent far too long playing by the old rules when liberals have completely changed the game.  There was a time when laws meant what they said, when individual rights were important, when the government …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Katy Stech / Wall Street Journal:
Rapper 50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy … The rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, halting a dispute over a sex tape.  —  The 40-year-old rapper, Curtis James Jackson III, filed for chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hartford, Conn., on Monday …
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Santorum Jumps to Right of Cruz, Walker on Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional Amendment  —  Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Monday he wants a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman in all 50 states, less than three weeks …
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Boy Scouts Executive Committee Unanimously Votes To End Gay Leadership Ban  —  The move would allow individually chartered troops to make their own decisions about leadership standards.  A final vote is set for July 27.  —  Scout leader Jesse Pacem, left, directs Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts …
Discussion: Mashable and The Week
Tonja B. Carter / Wall Street Journal:
How I Found the Harper Lee Manuscript  —  Much has been said lately about the discovery of ‘Go Set a Watchman’ and when it occurred.  Here's the full story.  —  Accidents of history sometimes place otherwise unknown people in historic spotlights.  Such was my fate when last August curiosity got …
Dawn McCarty / Bloomberg Business:
Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico Seeks Bankruptcy  —  The filing comes as Donald Trump seeks the Republican presidential nomination.  —  Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy as Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate mogul who lent his name to the property, makes a bid for the White House.
Discussion: Business Insider
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Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
Sundar Pichai of Google Talks About Phone Intrusion
Discussion: The Verge and BuzzMachine
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Sanders, Democrats urging Obama to expand Social Security
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
‘Sleepy, overworked’ negotiators may extend Iran talks again
Discussion: Liberaland and Progress Pond
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
This Study Should End The Debate About Whether Women Regret Having Abortions
Discussion: The Week
Robert Samuels / Washington Post:
Walker's anti-union law has labor reeling in Wisconsin
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Ginsburg's Spin on a Supreme Opera, ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’
Discussion: Josh Blackman's Blog
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Alabama ‘Feeling the Bern’ for Sanders
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump On Obama In 2009: “I Think He's Doing A Really Good Job...He's Totally A Champion”
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Reportedly Tells Group US Should Have Invaded Mexico Instead Of Iraq
Discussion: Mediaite
New York Times:
Who Is Running for President (and Who's Not)?
Discussion: Daily Kos
Idrees Kahloon / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Conservative PACs raise millions, spend little on politics
Joel Kotkin / Orange County Register:
Institution of family being eroded
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
Ron Fournier / National Journal:
Memo to Hillary: 'You're Still the Problem'
Discussion: Balloon Juice