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Morning Round-Up 7-16

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Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Zimmerman Protesters Raid LA Store, Stop Freeway
  2. Devastated Texas Town Ponders Schools’ Future
  3. NH Woman Silent Amid Rwanda Genocide Allegations


  1. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assault
  2. Obama keeps quiet on race—again
  3. Senate heads toward ‘nuclear option’


  1. Jury selection to start in U.S. general’s sexual assault trial
  2. Exclusive: Police probe possible links between terrorism suspect and Boston bombing
  3. Judge to rule on dismissing most serious charge in U.S. WikiLeaks trial

Wall Street Journal

  1. No Breakthrough on Filibuster
  2. Mixed Results in Health Pilot Plan
  3. Guantanamo Detainee Begs to Be Charged as Legal Limbo Worsens 

Washington Post

  1. As Senate nears filibuster showdown, Reid says Republicans can still avoid fight
  2. Civil rights charges against Zimmerman would be difficult, Justice officials say
  3. The GOP’s Latino dilemma

Washington Times

  1. Violence, riots don’t materialize after George Zimmerman verdict, but some in media cry foul
  2. Mayor Michael Bloomberg on George Zimmerman case: We need more gun control
  3. Democrats want to probe IG who started IRS scandal; question GOP bias


Associated Press

  1. Snowden Submits Asylum Request
  2. Capture of Zetas Leader Unlikely to Quell Violence
  3. 7 Killed in Overnight Clashes in Egyptian Capital


  1. Syria rebels reinforce key suburb in Damascus battle
  2. Sudan’s Bashir leaves Nigeria, ICC calls for arrest
  3. Air force colonel shot dead in eastern Libyan city 

Wall Street Journal

  1. Panama Detains North Korea-Flagged Ship
  2. U.N. Force Delivers Warning to Rebels Battling Congo Army
  3. France Says Mali Hostage Is Dead 

Washington Post

  1. In Mexico, rails are risky crossing for a new wave of Central American migrants
  2. Plunging currency adds to Syria’s gloom
  3. Senior U.S. diplomat rebuffed in Egypt by Morsi opponents

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Edward Snowden Is No Traitor
  2. Hookups and the Pursuit of Vocation

The Blaze

  1. Chaos on Third Night of Trayvon Martin Protests in Oakland, L.A.
  2. The Amazing Thing Russia’s Chief Rabbi Did Last Week To Make Sure He Kept the Sabbath 


  1. AP Still Referring to Zimmerman as ‘White’
  2. Ted Cruz: ‘Indefensible’ Immigration Bill Penalizes Employers for Hiring US Citizens

The Daily Caller  

  1. CUNY reduces Petraeus salary from $150,000 to $1
  2. Holder sees racism in Zimmerman Martin shooting

  1. Treasury: Debt Has Been Exactly 16,699,396,000000.00 for 56 Days (7-15)
  2. Four Children Gunned Down in Chicago During Zimmerman Trial (7-15)

National Review

  1. Holder’s Cynical Threat
  2. The Media’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Excuse

Washington Free Beacon

  1. U.S., China Conclude Strategic and Economic Dialogue Talks
  2. McKeon: State Department Ignores Major Russian Treaty Violation

Top Liberal Stories of the Day: 

The Daily Beast

  1. America Isn’t Colorblind: We Need to Talk About Racism
  2. The Reverse Trayvon Martin Case and the Other George Zimmerman
  3. Black American Leadership Alliance D.C. Anti-Immigration Rally Wilts 

Huffington Post

  1. Sequestration Concerns Follow Chuck Hagel Around the World
  2. ‘Nuclear Option’ Filibuster Showdown Fizzling As GOP Relents On Nominations

Talking Points Memo

  1. Reid Edges Closer To Nuclear Option As Lengthy All-Senator Meeting Ends With No Deal
  2. No Book After All


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