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9:40 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.
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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 …
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  —  “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 …
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 …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama Makes His Case on Iran Nuclear Deal
Discussion: Political Wire and Mediaite
Josh Rogin / Bloomberg View:
Graham: Iran Deal ‘Akin to Declaring War’ on Israel
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?
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Beast
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
The Hill:
Hillary Clinton cautiously endorses Iran deal
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 …
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Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
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 …
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 …
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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.
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.
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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, Hullabaloo and Raw Story
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 …
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Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Completes Flyby of Pluto
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.
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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 …
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Kim Soffen / New York Times:
Can Anyone Draw Unbiased Districts in Florida?
Discussion: Althouse
Stephen Morris / Bloomberg.com:
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 …
 
 
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