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1:35 PM ET, July 25, 2015

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The Hill:
Hillary's email troubles deepen  —  Federal officials on Friday confirmed they have been asked to investigate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of State, deepening the political controversy surrounding the 2016 Democratic front-runner.
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Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Clinton to testify to Benghazi committee in October  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify on Oct. 22 before the House select committee investigating her role in connection with the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said Saturday.
Discussion: Liberaland and The Week
Kurt Eichenwald / Newsweek:
How The New York Times Bungled the Hillary Clinton Emails Story  —  What the hell is happening at The New York Times?  —  In March, the newspaper published a highly touted article about Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account that, as I wrote in an earlier column, was wrong in its major points.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Inspectors General Release Joint Statement to Clear Up Hillary Email Referral Flap  —  Two government inspectors general involved in the Hillary Clinton email referral flap released a joint statement this afternoon to try and explain exactly what happened.  —  This whole thing started off …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Kathy Frankovic / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Donald Trump's support remains high following John McCain controversy  —  Donald Trump leads the GOP presidential field again this week, though controversial remarks about Sen. John McCain may have dented his popularity among Republicans  —  Donald Trump's rise in the Republican contest …
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Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Priebus: Trump won't run as third-party candidate  —  Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus on Friday said he does not think Donald Trump will run as a third-party candidate should the billionaire business mogul lose the GOP nomination.  —  “I don't think he's going to do that.
Discussion: Addicting Info
Jenée Desmond-Harris / Vox:
White people have a race — but everyone flips out when we talk about it  —  As far as Lee Bebout was concerned, his Arizona State University course, US Race Theory and the Problem of Whiteness, was off to a good start.  A multiracial, politically diverse group of undergraduates was enrolled.
Kelsey Snell / Washington Post:
Mike Lee goes for nuclear option to repeal Obamacare  —  Senate conservatives couldn't stop a vote on the Export-Import bank.  So they're going to try to force a vote on Obamacare instead.  —  Conservative firebrand Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) announced on Friday that he plans to use …
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Molly Ball / The Atlantic:
There's No Stopping the Trump Show  —  LAREDO, Texas—You want the Trump show to be over.  But it's not over.  —  You want to ignore Donald Trump.  You think maybe if you ignore him long enough, he will go away.  Well, guess what?  He's not going away.
Politico:
Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift  —  Governor's races in South and Midwest could be lost if party brand becomes too liberal.  —  WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Centrist Democrats were wiped out in the 2014 elections and in their absence emerged a resurgent liberal movement …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The PJ Tatler
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New York Times:
Military Cutbacks Make Sense  —  The Army's plan to cut 40,000 troops, as well as 17,000 civilian employees, over the next two years is unsettling many American communities.  Congressmen and senators in the affected districts are railing against the reductions and insisting they will fight to reverse them.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Trump barring Des Moines Register from campaign event  —  Donald Trump's presidential campaign has denied The Des Moines Register press credentials to gain access to a candidate event scheduled for Saturday in Oskaloosa.  —  The reason: an editorial published by the newspaper last Tuesday calling on Trump to quit the Republican race.
David Atkins / Washington Monthly:
For Gun Victims, the Prayers of Conservative Politicians Are Not Enough  —  After the latest mass shooting by an anti-tax, anti-government, anti-feminist arch-conservative in Lafayette, LA, the reactions from Republican politicians were as predictable as they were empty and stale.
Tina Macias / KATC-TV:
Theater gunman has history of mental illness, politically radical views  —  The man identified as killing two people and wounding nine more in last night's shooting is John Russell Houser, 59, of Alabama.  —  Houser should not have been able to legally own a gun, because of his history with mental illness …
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David Weigel / Washington Post:   TV hosts remember alleged Lafayette gunman as anti-tax, anti-feminist ‘gadfly’
Politico:
Chamber gearing up to take out GOP incumbents  —  The move would be a major tactical shift for the group, which isn't naming names yet.  —  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied …
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Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Says Israel May Deepen Its Isolation by Opposing Iran Nuclear Accord
Discussion: American Spectator
Reuters:
Turkish warplanes pound Islamic State in Syria as Ankara steps up to front-line
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Kristine Guerra / Indianapolis Star:
Indiana woman who refused to process same-sex marriage applications files lawsuit
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Walmart sells baby car seat that prevents hot-car deaths