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1:15 PM ET, July 17, 2015

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Wall Street Journal:
Chattanooga Shooting Suspect's Trip to Jordan Scrutinized by Authorities  —  Officials looking at whether he had contact with extremists or traveled to other countries  —  Counterterrorism investigators are looking closely at a monthslong trip the Chattanooga shooting suspect took to Jordan …
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Katie Zavadski / The Daily Beast:
Read Chattanooga Shooter's Blog  —  The killer of four U.S. Marines in Chattanooga maintained a short-lived blog that hinted at his religious inner life.  Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez's blog had only two posts, both published July 13 and written in a popular style of Islamic religious reasoning.
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Chattanooga Gunman Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez: ‘Life Is Short and Bitter’  —  HIXSON, Tenn. — He played whiffle ball in a suburban neighborhood of swim meets and gently sloping lawns.  He was a young man who was polite, who sometimes drove too fast, who was arrested on a drunken-driving charge.
Matthew Balan / NewsBusters:
CNN Analyst Unsure If Mass Shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez's Name is Muslim
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Gateway Pundit
David Brooks / New York Times:
Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White  —  The last year has been an education for white people.  There has been a depth, power and richness to the African-American conversation about Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston and the other killings that has been humbling and instructive.
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Scott Eric Kaufman / Salon:
David Brooks scolds Ta-Nehisi Coates: “I think you distort history”  —  The Times columnist displays more white privilege in one column than some white people experience in a lifetime  —  The New York Times' moral scold David Brook took time out from his career as a professional taxi cab passenger …
Discussion: Shakesville
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
A Note About Our Coverage Of Donald Trump's ‘Campaign’  —  Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post  —  Editorial Director, The Huffington Post  —  After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won't report …
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Wanna bet?  Trump makes wager after MSNBC host calls him liar  —  Donald Trump called into MSNBC's “Morning Joe” on Thursday to wager a year of Lawrence O'Donnell's network salary after the MSNBC host accused Trump of lying on his financial disclosure forms.
Jennifer Palmieri / Medium:
Hillary Clinton's No Good, (Record-Breaking, Poll-Winning), Very Bad Week  —  If you believe the mood and headlines from some of the press, it's been a pretty rough week for Hillary Clinton.  While there was widespread and substantive coverage of the rollout of her economic agenda, politically, it's a different story.
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and America Rising
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Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Sanders makes play for black vote
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Nick Gass / Politico:
Hillary Clinton sounds the alarm on meteorites
Discussion: Hot Air
Nick Gass / Politico:
Clinton campaign touts endorsements ahead of Iowa cattle call
Discussion: ABC News
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Insiders: Ted Cruz hurt most by Trump candidacy  —  Insiders say Donald Trump is a candidate who is as uncompromising as Cruz on hot-button issues like immigration — and can deliver the message with even more fiery rhetoric.  —  Donald Trump's turn in the national spotlight is mainly taking …
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Politico:
The mystery of the Trump coalition  —  Pollsters can't get a read on his supporters.  —  Last weekend, Donald Trump added to his long list of bold claims by declaring himself the champion of a new “silent majority” of Americans.  —  While 17 percent of Republican voters isn't a majority …
Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
Donald Trump Says He's Thankful for Ted Cruz's Support
Jordan Sargent / Gawker:
Condé Nast's CFO Tried To Pay $2,500 for a Night With a Gay Porn Star  —  David Geithner, brother of ex-Obama Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is currently the chief financial officer of Condé Nast.  This past weekend, he'd planned to go to Chicago—where he planned to meet …
Politico:
Republicans plan new abortion push  —  They see a turning point following the release of a secretly filmed Planned Parenthood video.  —  Republicans on Capitol Hill are betting the secretly filmed Planned Parenthood video — depicting an executive allegedly discussing the sale of fetal organs …
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Scott Wong / The Hill:
Republicans criticize Confederate flags at Obama visit  —  Two Oklahoma Republican congressmen ripped protesters in their state who greeted President Obama in Oklahoma City by waving Confederate flags, calling their actions “disrespectful,” “embarrassing” and “inappropriate.”
Discussion: Political Wire
Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Most voters don't trust Iran, many agree with Trump on immigration  — Home - Video - Politics - U.S. - Opinion - Entertainment - Tech - Science - Health - Travel - Lifestyle - World - Sports - On Air  —  ©2015 FOX News Network, LLC.  All rights reserved.
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Reshuffling of GOP field, many agree with Trump on immigration
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
And Then There Were 30: Good News on Medicaid Expansion From An Unlikely Place  —  If you are an Alaskan or the very rare person from the lower 48 who pays attention to developments there, Gov. Bill Walker's decision to accept the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion was no big surprise.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:
How the American South Drives the Low-Wage Economy  —  Just as in the 1850s (with the Dred Scott decision and the Fugitive Slave Act), the Southern labor system (with low pay and no unions) is wending its way north.  —  Santayana had it wrong: Even if we remember the past, we may be condemned to repeat it.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Democrats View U.S. Justices Kennedy, Roberts Favorably  —  Story Highlights  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — More Democrats have a favorable than an unfavorable view of Republican-appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and John Roberts, while Republicans' opinions of the justices are much more negative than positive.
Politico:
Small donor myth debunked  —  The heavily touted grassroots fundraising engines were largely spin, a POLITICO analysis shows.  —  Don't believe the small donor hype.  —  Suggestions by Hillary Clinton and other presidential candidates that their campaigns are being powered …
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Washington Post:
Clinton burns through millions as she assembles a political battleship
Discussion: BillMoyers.com and Prairie Weather
 
 
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Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Frozen embryo trial: San Francisco woman testifies to save ‘my babies’
Discussion: Daily Mail and Raw Story
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems float compromise linking Confederate flag to voting rights
Discussion: Daily Kos
Charles Miranda / NEWS.com.au:
Never-before-seen footage reveals Russian-backed rebels arriving at the wreckage of MH17
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit, NPR and Guardian
Rachel Yonkunas / WCDC-TV:
Propeller falls through roof in Montgomery County
Discussion: ABC News and Daily Mail
Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Top US official: ‘Anytime, anyplace access’ to Iranian facilities was rhetorical flourish
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