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6:50 PM ET, July 22, 2015


 Top Items: 
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Rupert Murdoch Wants to Stop Donald Trump, But First He's Got to Rein In Roger Ailes  —  Has Fox News spun out of the media mogul's control?  —  Shares … The mounting problem Donald Trump poses to Republicans is also a mounting problem for the country's most powerful conservative media mogul: Rupert Murdoch.
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Marco Rubio to Trump: We Already Have a President with No Class  —  Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio took a shot at Donald Trump during an appearance on Fox and Friends, saying the presidency didn't need another man with no class.  —  When asked about Trump …
Charlie Gasparino / Fox Business:
Trump is Digging His Own Grave...Literally
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Rick Perry Calls Donald Trump a Cancer and Carnival Act
Discussion: Political Wire and Booman Tribune
Nancy Dillon / New York Daily News:
‘No one remembers him’: Donald Trump's classmates from UPenn business school have ‘no memory of him whatsoever,’ doubt his claims of being top in class  —  Donald Trump styles himself a natural-born genius with the academic credentials and business savvy to save the nation.
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Poll: Clinton trails top Republicans in battleground states  —  Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in head-to-head matchups in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, a new survey shows.  —  The latest Quinnipiac University swing state polling released Wednesday shows …
Fred Fleitz / National Review:
IAEA Tells Congressmen of Two Secret Side Deals to Iran Agreement That Won't Be Shared with Congress  —  Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) issued a press release today on a startling discovery they made during a July 17 meeting with International Atomic …
Senator Tom Cotton / Facebook:
On Friday, I had a meeting in Vienna with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), during which the agency conveyed to the lawmakers that two side deals made between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the IAEA as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will remain secret …
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Provision in Iran Accord Is Challenged by Some Nuclear Experts
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Hot Air
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Cruz threatens to tie Iran deal to highway bill
New York Times:
The Campaign of Deception Against Planned Parenthood  —  A hidden-camera video released last week purported to show that Planned Parenthood illegally sells tissue from aborted fetuses.  It shows nothing of the sort.  But it is the latest in a series of unrelenting attacks on Planned Parenthood …
Unspinning the Planned Parenthood Video
Henry Farrell / Washington Monthly:
A Brief Theory of Very Serious People  —  Tyler Cowen argues that the concept of “Very Serious People” refers to people who “realize that common sense morality must, to a considerable extent, rule politics.”  I'm not either the originator nor the popularizer of the term, but I think that's wrong.
Discussion: The Mahablog and Booman Tribune
Tyler Cowen / Marginal REVOLUTION:   What makes the Very Serious People so very serious?
Ben Norton:
Dashcam Video of Violent Arrest of Sandra Bland Was Edited  —  The dashcam video released to the public of the violent arrest of Sandra Bland was edited.  —  Bland was a 28-year-old Black Lives Matter civil rights activist and vocal critic of police brutality who died in police custody …
Richie Duchon / NBC News:
Sandra Bland Death: Texas to Look Into Alleged Edits of Dashcam Video
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
De Blasio Administration Dropping Plan for Uber Cap, for Now  —  The de Blasio administration has backed away from its fight with the app company Uber, agreeing on Wednesday to drop for now its plan to place a cap on the number of vehicles operated by Uber in New York City.
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Donald Trump to tour U.S.-Mexico border  —  What's next in the immigration crisis?  —  Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's colorful presidential campaign heads to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, where the billionaire businessman is sure to expand on his controversial comments about immigrants.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump: I gave out Lindsey Graham's phone number ‘for fun’
Bloomberg Business:
These Are the Top 20 Cities Americans Are Ditching  —  Soaring costs of living meant residents left New York City and its suburbs in droves  —  New York City, Los Angeles, Honolulu: They're all places you would think would be popular destinations for Americans.
Richard Rubin / Bloomberg Business:
Donald Trump's Financial Disclosure Form Has Landed—And It's Huge  —  Donald Trump's personal financial disclosure form is public now, and it's as big as promised.  —  The 92-page report starts with the 515 entities where the Republican presidential candidate has a title (usually president, chairman or both).
Discussion: Slantpoint
Art Swift / Gallup:
Pope Francis' Favorable Rating Drops in U.S.  —  Story Highlights  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pope Francis' favorability rating in the U.S. has returned to where it was when he was elected pope.  It is now at 59%, down from 76% in early 2014.  The pontiff's rating is similar to the 58% …
Rick Noack / Washington Post:
Europe to America: Your love of air-conditioning is stupid  —  The weather in Washington, D.C., and Berlin, Germany, has been pretty similar recently.  There is one striking difference between the two capitals, though: Whereas many Americans would probably never consider living or working …
Discussion: Bloomberg View and National Review
Oliver Lane / BREITBART.COM:
Christian Asylum Seekers Hounded Out of Immigrant Housing by Muslim Residents  —  A group of Christian asylum seekers in Sweden were subjected to bullying tactics by Muslim neighbours for wearing the symbol of the cross.  —  The group consisted of two Christian families who lived …
Discussion: Blazing Cat Fur and Jihad Watch
Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:
McDonald's Could Offer All-Day Breakfast Nationwide in October  —  Results in test markets have been encouraging, memo says  —  McDonald's Corp. could start offering all-day breakfast nationwide in October, just months after it began testing the idea, according to a memo sent to U.S. franchisees and employees on Tuesday.
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Kevin Rector / Baltimore Sun:
Former cop and blackface performer planning fundraiser for officers in Freddie Gray case
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CBS DC
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
More Than Four in 10 Americans Say They Have Tried Marijuana
Rob Desir / WTVR-TV:
The man behind ‘the shark cage’ explains his invention
John Marzulli / New York Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Video shows cops beating alleged pizza thief as he raises arms to surrender inside Brooklyn grocery store
Discussion: Gothamist and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
Bill Simmons Lands at HBO
Obama's ICE Director: No Immigration Enforcement Until Amnesty Is Passed
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Kevin McCarthy says House won't take up Senate's highway bill
Discussion: The Hill and Daily Kos
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Obama's Plan for Guantánamo Is Seen Faltering
Al Whitaker / WHNT-TV:
Two fired from Decatur business, claim Confederate Battle Flag to blame