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10:40 PM ET, July 14, 2015


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Matthew Duss / The New Republic:
The Iran Deal Is a Victory for Obama Diplomacy Over Bush Warmongering  —  don't want to just end the war, but I want to end the mindset that got us into war in the first place.  " That was Senator Barack Obama, speaking about Iraq in a 2008 primary debate.  For a candidate who had seen …
New York Times:
Deal Reached on Iran's Nuclear Program; ‘Breakout Time’ Still a Point of Concern  —  VIENNA — Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States 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.
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 …
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 …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama Makes His Case on Iran Nuclear Deal
Discussion: Political Wire and Mediaite
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
The Single Most Important Question to Ask About the Iran Deal
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Trump: Why no US prisoners in Iran deal?
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Beast
Michael B. Oren / TIME:
Michael Oren: Why Israel Won't Be Celebrating the Iran Deal
Josh Rogin / Bloomberg View:
Graham: Iran Deal ‘Akin to Declaring War’ on Israel
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
The historic nuclear deal with Iran: How it works
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Bet for Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal May Take Years to Pay Off
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.
Kevin Litten / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Bobby Jindal announces investigation into Planned Parenthood  —  Governor Bobby Jindal announces his presidential bid  —  Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered an investigation into Planned Parenthood in Louisiana.  (Photo by Ted Jackson, |  The Times-Picayune) (TED JACKSON)
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 …
USA Today:
Poll: Trump leads the GOP field but falters against Clinton  —  WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has surged to the top of a crowded Republican presidential field, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, but the brash billionaire is also the weakest competitor among the top seven GOP candidates against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
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.
Oklahoma Republican Party / Facebook:
Last night, there was a post on our OKGOP Facebook page, and it was misinterpreted by many.  I offer my apologies for those who were offended - that was not my intention.  —  This post was supposed to be an analogy that compared two situations illustrating the cycle of government dependency in America, not humans as animals.
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
Ben Dreyfuss / Mother Jones:
Donald Trump Just Tweeted a Campaign Ad Featuring What Look Like Nazi Soldiers  —  “#MakeAmericaGreatAgain.”  —  Not long ago, Donald Trump sent out the following tweet:  —  The tweet is now deleted.  Why did Trump delete it?  Maybe it has something to with those the soldiers marching next to The Donald's shoulder:
Discussion: Mediaite, Raw Story and Hullabaloo
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 …
Baltimore Sun:
Pluto flyby: an unmatched American accomplishment
Discussion: NBC News, The Week and WCBD News 2
Catherine Lucey / Des Moines Register:
Behind in the polls, Martin O'Malley looks to Iowa  —  DES MOINES, Ia.  — Martin O'Malley is looking to Iowa, where he's going “all in” to help him become the leading Democratic alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton.  —  It's a plan born of necessity for the former Maryland governor …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Warren calls for return of Glass-Steagall  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) urged progressives Tuesday to defend Wall Street reform laws and pushed again for re-instating legislation that would break up big banks.  —  Warren called on Democrats to rally behind her proposal to re-instate Glass-Steagall …
Discussion: Slantpoint and Reuters
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
Kelsey Rupp / Independent Journal Review:
Scott Walker Weighs in on New Proposal That Would Allow Gay Boy Scout Leaders...  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker opened his presidential candidacy speech with a story from his time in Boy Scouts, and he frequently cites being an Eagle Scout to illustrate his Americana appeal and preparedness.
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Anne Helen Petersen / BuzzFeed:
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Daniel Wiessner / Reuters:
Wal-Mart sued over denying health insurance to gay worker's wife
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Margo Schlanger / The Hill:
A civil rights vision for countering violent extremism
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Camille Paglia / TIME:
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Kellan Howell / Washington Times:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
Noah Rothman / Commentary Magazine:
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