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7:50 PM ET, July 14, 2015


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New York Times:
Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Built on Verification,’ Obama Says  —  VIENNA — Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States said they had reached a historic accord on Tuesday to significantly limit Tehran's nuclear ability for more than a decade in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
The Single Most Important Question to Ask About the Iran Deal  —  “Look, 20 years from now, I'm still going to be around, God willing.  If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it's my name on this.”  - President Barack Obama, May 21, 2015  —  The theocratic regime that rules Iran …
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Why the Iran Deal Makes Obama's Critics So Angry  —  “Mankind faces a crossroads,” declared Woody Allen.  “One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness.  The other, to total extinction.  Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”  —  The point is simple: In life …
GOP candidates vow to roll back Iran deal  —  Republican presidential candidates have made their feelings known about any potential nuclear deal with Iran in recent months, ranging from strong skepticism to complete repudiation.  On Tuesday morning, negotiators from the United States …
Josh Rogin / Bloomberg View:
Graham: Iran Deal ‘Akin to Declaring War’ on Israel  —  The newly announced deal between Iran and six world powers is “akin to declaring war on Israel and the Sunni Arabs,” and will be a huge problem for Hillary Clinton, according to GOP presidential candidate and Senator Lindsey Graham …
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
The historic nuclear deal with Iran: How it works
Michael B. Oren / TIME:
Michael Oren: Why Israel Won't Be Celebrating the Iran Deal
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Trump: Why no US prisoners in Iran deal?
Washington Post:
Israel blasts Iran deal as ‘one of the darkest days in history’
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Bet for Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal May Take Years to Pay Off
The Hill:
Hillary Clinton cautiously endorses Iran deal
Steven Ertelt /
Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood's Top Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies  —  A shocking new expose' video has caught Planned Parenthood's top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies.  —  New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation …
David Daleiden / The Center for Medical Progress:
Planned Parenthood's Top Doctor, Praised by CEO, Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts  —  #PPSellsBabyParts PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S TOP DOCTOR, PRAISED BY CEO, USES PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTIONS TO SELL BABY PARTS  —  PPFA Senior Director of Medical Services Deborah Nucatola …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Republicans seize on Planned Parenthood video  —  Republicans are seizing on a video purportedly showing a top Planned Parenthood executive discussing the transfer of aborted fetal tissue.  —  “This latest news is tragic and outrageous,” GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said in a Facebook post linking to the video.
Discussion: Washington Post
Suffolk University:
Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll Shows Trump on Top with GOP Voters Nationwide  —  Republican businessman Donald Trump is on a roll with likely GOP presidential primary voters, according to a Suffolk University/USA TODAY national poll.  —  Among voters who identify either as Republicans …
Donald J. Trump / Facebook:
Failing candidate Hillary Clinton, who is desperately trying to hold on to her lead in the democratic primary against Bernie Sanders, is knowingly putting out lies about my stance on illegal immigration.  I said “Mexico is sending"-\-\- I'm not knocking immigration or immigrants …
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
The Oklahoma Republican Party's Deeply Offensive Facebook Post  —  The Oklahoma Republican Party is making the case against food stamps by comparing poor people to animals, reviving a stereotype that's often deployed against Americans who rely on government benefits to feed their families.
Solar System Exploration:
NASA's Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter  —  NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto.  —  After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface …
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Completes Flyby of Pluto
Jonathan Amos / BBC:
New Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto
Discussion: The Frisky
Stephen Gutowski / Washington Free Beacon:
Blue Angel Trolls Beachgoers in Epic Fly-By  —  During an air show in Pensacola, Fla., on Saturday the Navy's Blue Angels performed a flyover of the beach that was close enough to blow beach umbrellas out of the sand and into the sky.  —  The maneuver was performed by Blue Angel No. 5, a F/A-18 Hornet flown by Lt. Cmdr.
Discussion: KTLA and
Juan Williams / The Hill:
A first step against gerrymandering  —  This week marks the 271st birthday of the politician who first approved of “gerrymandering.”  As governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry (also the nation's fifth vice president) agreed to the idea of drawing congressional districts in odd shapes …
Kim Soffen / New York Times:
Can Anyone Draw Unbiased Districts in Florida?
Discussion: Althouse
Camille Paglia / TIME:
What a Woman President Should Be Like  —  Paglia is the author of Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt to Star Wars.  —  She must pursue women's progress without playing victim or bashing men  —  Why has the U.S., the cradle of modern democracy, never had a woman president?
Discussion: Althouse
Katie Pavlich /
Disgrace: DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Has No Idea Who Kate Steinle Is  —  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified on Capitol Hill today about a series of ongoing immigration, illegal immigration and security issues.  When asked about whether the Obama administration …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Stephen Morris /
Twitter Attracts Suitors  —  (Bloomberg) — Twitter is working closely with bankers after receiving an offer to be bought out for $31 billion, people with knowledge of the situation said.  —  Shares of Twitter have declined 35% since last reporting earnings and the company has recently become …
Kellan Howell / Washington Times:
Murder rates drop as concealed carry permits soar: report  —  The number of concealed carry handgun permits has skyrocketed since President Obama was first elected, while murder rates have fallen, according to a new report set to be released Wednesday.  —  Since 2007, the number …
Marianne Seregi / Slate:
I Was Attacked on the Train.  No One Helped Me.  —  And I'm not sure I would have helped me, either.  —  What happened to Kevin Joseph Sutherland was horrific beyond imagining.  On July 4, in front of about 10 witnesses on the Washington, D.C., Metro, an assailant punched him, stomped on him …
Scott Eric Kaufman / Salon:
The Economist: Ta-Nehisi Coates' “Between the World and Me” is “just good enough to get away with” justifying its existence  —  “He writes with the torrential outrage of a campaigning Victorian,” the brave anonymous reviewer argues  —  The reviews of Ta-Nehisi Coates' controversial new book …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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