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4:05 PM ET, July 15, 2015

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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
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Planned Parenthood's PR Firm: Harvesting Organs of Aborted Babies a ‘Humanitarian Undertaking’
Amanda Marcotte / Slate:
Live Action Puts Out Another Titillating but Misleading Video About Planned Parenthood
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
Gregory Holyk / ABC News:
Trump's Popularity Rises, Still 2-1 Negative, While Clinton Regains Positive Territory (POLL)
Discussion: FOX News Radio, Politico and Mediaite
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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Mark Steyn / Steyn Online:
Far Worse Than Munich
Nick Gass / Politico:
Dick Cheney: Iran deal makes ‘actual use of nuclear weapons’ more likely
Discussion: Common Dreams and Scared Monkeys
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 …
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Julie Bykowicz / Associated Press:
Presidential election already fueled by $377 million
Discussion: ABC News
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
What to Watch in Presidential Campaigns' Quarterly Filings
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
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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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.
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite, abc7.com, LAist, Hit & Run, The Week and NPR
CNN:
Iran nuclear deal: What does it mean for Americans held in Iran?  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)Amir Hekmati always made sure his workout buddies had some fuel in their system before hitting the gym.  His close friend Arash Ansari would sometimes skip lunch, but that didn't fly with Hekmati.
Scott Thistle / Sun Journal:
Cartoonist's son accepts Paul LePage's apology, says he wasn't offended  —  AUGUSTA — Republican Gov. Paul LePage issued a handwritten apology to the son of a Bangor newspaper cartoonist who LePage quipped he would like to shoot.  —  LePage made the comment to Nick Danby …
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 …
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
Dems: Benghazi panel has ‘abandoned’ its work to focus on Hillary  —  Democrats serving on the House Select Committee on Benghazi say the panel's GOP chairman has “abandoned” plans for hearings to shift the focus of the investigation to Hillary Clinton.  —  “At the beginning of this year …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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, Guardian and Raw Story
 
 
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
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TSA's response to criticism: Longer airport lines
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