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8:25 AM ET, July 15, 2015

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Washington Post:
Undercover video shows Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal organs used for research  —  Editor's note: Contains graphic language.  The Center for Medical Progress released a video that allegedly shows a Planned Parenthood executive talking about selling fetal organs.  (The Center for Medical Progress)
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Planned Parenthood:
Statement from Planned Parenthood on New Undercover Video  —  Statement from Eric Ferrero, Vice President of Communications, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:  —  “In health care, patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs …
Amanda Marcotte / Slate:
Live Action Puts Out Another Titillating but Misleading Video About Planned Parenthood
David Daleiden / The Center for Medical Progress:
Planned Parenthood's Top Doctor, Praised by CEO, Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts
Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood's Top Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Republicans seize on Planned Parenthood video
Discussion: Guardian, Hot Air and Carly Fiorina
Nick Gass / Politico:
Dick Cheney: Iran deal makes ‘actual use of nuclear weapons’ more likely  —  Not since the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki nearly 70 years ago has the world been closer to the use of nuclear weapons, former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Tuesday night.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama Makes His Case on Iran Nuclear Deal  —  The morning of concluding an agreement with Iran to lift oil and financial sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear capabilities, President Obama is a man who evinces no second thoughts whatsoever about the deal he struck.
Politico:
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
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?
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.
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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.
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Obama calls for criminal justice system reform  —  President Obama made the case for swift reforms to the country's criminal justice system on Tuesday, calling on Congress to pass legislation to improve the nation's sentencing laws, particularly those affecting minorities.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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, Hullabaloo and Raw Story
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 …
Mark Steyn / Steyn Online:
Far Worse Than Munich  —  I checked in with Sean Hannity on Fox News to share my thoughts on both the Iran “deal” and illegal immigration.  You can see the full interview here.  —  Sean started by cross-cutting Barack Obama on Tuesday with Neville Chamberlain in 1938.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Fox News Insider
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Disgrace: DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Has No Idea Who Kate Steinle Is
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Bill Turque / Washington Post:
Maryland Del. Ariana Kelly charged with indecent exposure, trespassing  —  A 39-year-old state lawmaker from Bethesda was arrested in late June and charged with indecent exposure and trespassing after a dispute at the home of her ex-husband, according to court records.
Jeffrey Ball / The Atlantic:
Why the Saudis Are Going Solar  —  Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammad Al Saud belongs to the family that rules Saudi Arabia.  He wears a white thawb and ghutra, the traditional robe and headdress of Arab men, and he has a cavernous office hung with portraits of three Saudi royals.
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, FOX6Now.com and FOX2now.com
Jennifer Scholtes / Politico:
Longer airport lines likely as TSA tries to plug security holes  —  The agency's response to a damning security audit will mean more random luggage checks and less reliance on expedited screening.  —  The Transportation Security Administration has a new strategy for improving its woeful performance …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Ed Mullins / New York Post:
NYPD union head on the city's ‘obscene’ Eric Garner settlement  —  Ed Mullins, President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, blasts the city's record-braking $5.9 million settlement with the family of police chokehold victim Eric Garner in this exclusive column.
Discussion: Raw Story, ThinkProgress and Guardian
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Daily Mail:
Knifeman shouting ‘Allah is great’ …
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Los Angeles Times:
Videos of Gardena police shooting of unarmed men are made public
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Becket Fund:
Court rules against Little Sisters of the Poor
Discussion: Hot Air and The Gateway Pundit
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Warren calls for return of Glass-Steagall
Discussion: Slantpoint, Reuters and Washington Post
Catherine Lucey / Des Moines Register:
Behind in the polls, Martin O'Malley looks to Iowa
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Baltimore Sun:
Pluto flyby: an unmatched American accomplishment
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Manu Raju / Politico:
GOP senators challenge Ted Cruz book claims
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 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Wiessner / Reuters:
Wal-Mart sued over denying health insurance to gay worker's wife
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Towleroad
Camille Paglia / TIME:
What a Woman President Should Be Like  —  Paglia is the author …
Discussion: Blazing Cat Fur and Althouse
Kellan Howell / Washington Times:
Murder rates drop as concealed carry permits soar: report