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5:15 PM ET, July 15, 2015

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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:
Republican senators warn Iran in open letter  —  Republican senators want to give Iranian leaders — and the president — a refresher on the constitutional balance of power.  —  In a highly unusual move, a group of 47 Republicans in the upper chamber has written to Iran's top leaders …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John Podhoretz / New York Post:   How Democrats will pretend to fight the nuclear deal
Tyler Miller / The Daily Beast:
Planned Parented Doesn't Sell Fetuses: The Real Story Behind That Shady Video  —  A pro-life group's viral video would have you believe an abortion doctor is hawking body parts.  —  Pro-lifers are already calling it the end of Planned Parenthood.  An undercover video released early Tuesday morning …
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Washington Post:
Undercover video shows Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal organs used for research
Planned Parenthood:
Statement from Planned Parenthood on New Undercover Video
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 …
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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
Discussion: ABC News
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:
Poll: Hillary Clinton's lead shrinks among Democrats
Discussion: Yahoo Politics and The PJ Tatler
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Sen. Mark Kirk On Iran Deal: Obama “Wants To Get Nukes To Iran,” Predicts Nuclear War In Middle East  —  “...tens of thousands of people in the Middle East are gonna lose their lives because of this decision by Barack Hussein Obama.”  —  Mark Wilson / Getty Images  —  w.soundcloud.com
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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 …
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MJ Lee / CNN:
Donald Trump: I'm worth $10 billion  —  Trump: ‘They are laughing at us back in Iran’ 07:14  —  (CNN)Donald Trump — to quote the businessman himself — seems to be a “very rich” man.  —  His campaign announced Tuesday that the Republican presidential candidate's net worth is in excess of $10 billion …
Discussion: Hot Air
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.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
This Parody Perfectly Nails Every Jade Helm Conspiracy Theory Video  —  What's more sinister than FEMA death camps?  Some black tarps and a chain-link fence.  —  Just in time for the Wednesday kickoff of “Jade Helm 15,” a YouTube user under the handle Get Right America posted an amazing parody …
Discussion: The Daily Banter and Guardian
Jennifer Wright / Philly.com:
Before Ben became Bibi, he played soccer at Cheltenham HS  —  THE ISRAELI prime minister recently got a blast from the past courtesy of a few former classmates from Cheltenham High School.  —  Alums from the 1973 class sent Benjamin Netanyahu, a 1967 graduate, his class yearbook.
Discussion: Washington Times
Alex Davies / Wired:
Self-Driving Cars May End the Fines That Fill City Coffers  —  Before long, self-driving cars will deliver a lot of benefits.  First and foremost, they'll increase safety.  Accidents won't be eliminated, but surely will produce better results than humans, who play an outsized role in the 30,000 fatalities in US roads.
Discussion: Hit & Run
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 …
Matthew Cole / The Intercept:
Israeli Special Forces Assassinated Senior Syrian Official  —  On Aug. 1, 2008, a small team of Israeli commandos entered the waters near Tartus, Syria, and shot and killed a Syrian general as he was holding a dinner party at his seaside weekend home.  Muhammad Suleiman, a top aide to the Syrian president …
Discussion: Washington Post, Raw Story and Guardian
Erwin Chemerinsky / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed Justice Scalia: Why he's a bad influence  —  Justice Antonin Scalia is setting a terrible example for young lawyers.  Ignore, for now, his jurisprudence, his famously strict originalism; it's his tone that's the problem.  —  I have taught argumentation for many years …
 
 
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Frederick Kagan / Wall Street Journal:
Why They're Cheering in Tehran
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
President Obama Says ‘No Precedent’ to Revoke Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Dustin Volz / National Journal:
How Much Damage Can the OPM Hackers Do With a Million Fingerprints?
Discussion: Slantpoint
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid threatens to block No Child Left Behind renewal
Discussion: RedState and ThinkProgress
Scott Thistle / Sun Journal:
Cartoonist's son accepts Paul LePage's apology, says he wasn't offended
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
Dems: Benghazi panel has ‘abandoned’ its work to focus on Hillary
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Alex Brill / RealClearMarkets:
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Emily Smith / Page Six:
George Lopez in talks to replace Trump on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
Discussion: CNNMoney, Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Toluse Olorunnipa / Bloomberg Business:
Google to Offer Internet Service for Free in White House Program
Discussion: The Verge
Jennifer Scholtes / Politico:
TSA's response to criticism: Longer airport lines
Discussion: The Hill and Outside the Beltway
Bill Turque / Washington Post:
Maryland Del. Ariana Kelly charged with indecent exposure, trespassing