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11:50 AM ET, July 15, 2015

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Washington Post:
Trump's popularity spikes among Republicans  —  Donald Trump's popularity has surged among Republicans after dominating several news cycles with his anti-illegal immigration rhetoric, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.  —  Nearly six in 10 — 57 percent …
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Donald Trump: I don't know why I'm meeting Ted Cruz  —  Donald Trump is meeting with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Manhattan on Wednesday, though he claimed in an interview on MSNBC that he does not know why.  —  “Ted Cruz called me.  And I don't know why I'm meeting him, to be honest …
Discussion: Political Wire
Gregory Holyk / ABC News:
Trump's Popularity Rises, Still 2-1 Negative, While Clinton Regains Positive Territory (POLL)
Discussion: Politico
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Ted Cruz and Donald Trump to meet Wednesday in New York
Discussion: Trail Blazers Blog
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  —  The conservative media is a-flutter thinking they have a “gotcha” against Planned Parenthood: a video supposedly exposing the organization for “selling” fetal body parts, which is against the law.
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
The next GOP president won't walk away from the Iran deal.  Here's why.  —  Now that we have a nuclear deal with Iran, Republicans are jostling each other to determine who can make the most angry and apocalyptic statements about it.  —  Scott Walker said it “will be remembered as one of America's worst diplomatic failures.”
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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: Scared Monkeys and Political Wire
Mark Steyn / Steyn Online:
Far Worse Than Munich
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
C-SPAN to preempt first GOP debate  —  C-SPAN is partnering with a handful of regional newspapers in early-voting states for a nationally televised forum with the Republican presidential candidates just days before Fox News Channel's first scheduled debate.  —  The network has invited all 17 …
Politico:
Revenge of Citizens United  —  Republicans could barely contain their glee when the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision cleared the way for unlimited spending in political campaigns.  —  But now — headed into a crowded presidential primary that promises to be longer …
Julie Bykowicz / Associated Press:
Presidential Election Already Fueled by $377 Million  —  The 2016 presidential contest is barely underway, and already donors have poured some $377 million into it, an Associated Press review shows.  —  The first peek behind the fundraising curtain comes by midnight Wednesday …
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Shane Goldmacher / National Journal:   Top GOP Donors Form New Mystery PAC Focused on 2016
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Re-Re-Re-Reintroducing Hillary Clinton … A few minutes before my meeting with Hillary Clinton on the Fourth of July, during my drive to the Mount Washington hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., where she was staying, I passed a moose near the side of the road.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Hot Air and The Week
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
McConnell: No timeline for ObamaCare repeal  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he does not have a timeline for using reconciliation to repeal ObamaCare, but indicated that Republicans would look to roll back as much of the law as they can.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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Manu Raju / Politico:
GOP senators challenge Ted Cruz book claims
Los Angeles Times:
This is the video Gardena police didn't want you to see  —  In the two years since Gardena police officers fatally shot an unarmed man, city officials fought to keep graphic video of the killing under wraps.  —  The grainy videos, captured by cameras mounted in two patrol cars …
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Los Angeles Times:
Videos of Gardena police shooting of unarmed men are made public
Discussion: Guardian
Doug Powers / MichelleMalkin.com:
Appease in Our Time: Nuke deal reached with Iran; Kerry apologizes for the sanctions  —  The administration that has been wrong on just about everything is patting themselves on the back for reaching a nuke agreement with Iran after successfully killing off the definition of the word “deadline”:
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Electa Draper / Denver Post:
10th Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Catholic sisters offering elder care in case over contraception mandate  —  The Denver-based Little Sisters of the Poor, who sued to avoid complying with the Obamacare contraception mandate, lost Tuesday in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals …
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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.
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Oklahoma GOP Compares Food Stamp Recipients To Animals
Discussion: Raw Story
Emily Smith / Page Six:
George Lopez in talks to replace Trump on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’  —  George Lopez is in talks with NBC to take over as the face of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” after the network severed ties with Donald Trump over his comments about Mexicans.  —  Representatives for the Mexican-American comedian …
Discussion: CNNMoney, Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Jessica Roy / New York Magazine:
Lena Dunham Tries to Cement Her Guru Status  —  A weekly newsletter called Lenny will land in your inbox in September.  —  Shares  —  Pin It  —  The Lena Dunham experience is getting another brand extension: Starting in September, Dunham will add “newsletter publisher” to her résumé …
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Anne Helen Petersen / BuzzFeed:
Lena Dunham Is Launching A Newsletter For Young Women
Discussion: CNNMoney, Guardian, Mediaite and Mashable
 
 
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Associated Press:
Emails: NC board member involved in disputed voting plan
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Reuters:
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 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP crafts Iran deal attack plan
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Jeffrey Ball / The Atlantic:
Why the Saudis Are Going Solar  —  Prince Turki bin Saud bin …
Jennifer Scholtes / Politico:
TSA's response to criticism: Longer airport lines
Discussion: The Hill and Outside the Beltway
Daily Mail:
Knifeman shouting ‘Allah is great’ …
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Ben Dreyfuss / Mother Jones:
Donald Trump Just Tweeted a Campaign Ad Featuring What Look Like Nazi Soldiers
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