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Morning Round-Up 7-17
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“This life is too much trouble, far too strange, to arrive at the end and then be asked what you make of it and have to answer, ‘Scientific humanism.’” –Walker Percy

 

Morning Headlines

 

 

Domestic

 

 

Associated Press

  1. Swift Approval Sought for Midwest Oil Pipeline
  2. BP Seeks Halt to Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Payouts
  3. Year After Colo. Theater Attack, Gun Debate Races

 

Politico

  1. Military sexual assault: How the Pentagon plays to win
  2. Does President Obama have a second-term strategy?
  3. Why Liz Cheney is no sure thing

 

Reuters

  1. California protests at Trayvon Martin verdict peaceful
  2. Ex-vice president’s daughter Liz Cheney to run for Senate
  3. Judge lets U.S. pursue $5 billion fraud lawsuit vs. S&P

 

Wall Street Journal

  1. Filibuster Deal Pulls Senate From Brink
  2. Wild Cards for the Fed’s Exit Strategy
  3. Immigration Overhaul Would Benefit Big States Most

 

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. Consider boycotting Olympics in Russia over Ed Snowden, Sen. Lindsey Graham says
  2. IRS says tax snooper was no agency worker
  3. Senate Democrats win votes on four nominees in ‘nuclear option’ showdown

 

International

 

Associated Press

  1. Kerry Briefs Arabs on Peace Bid, Egypt, Syria
  2. Prominent Assad Supporter Assassinated in Lebanon
  3. Ahead of Draft, Ultra-Orthodox Soldiers Under Fire

 

Reuters

  1. Gunmen kill pro-Assad figure in Lebanon as Syria war spreads
  2. Brotherhood holds protest day as Egypt cabinet starts work
  3. Panama finds weapons on North Korean ship coming from Cuba

 

Wall Street Journal

  1. Seoul Asks U.S. to Delay Transfer of Military Command
  2. Egypt Forms Cabinet, Shuns Morsi Backers
  3. Drug War Grinds On After Cartel Arrest

 

Washington Post

  1. John McCain helps avert Senate showdown
  2. Attorney general blasts ‘stand your ground’ laws
  3. How Wyoming became the center of the Republican Universe

 

 Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

 

The American Conservative

  1. Not Hitler’s Pope
  2. The Consequences of Living with Afghanistan’s Culture of Child Sex Exploitation

 

The Blaze

  1. Piers Morgan and Conservative Personality Throw Down Over Rachel Jeantel: Debate Me On My Show, ‘If You’ve Got the Balls’ (7-16)
  2. Some of the Most Controversial Criticisms of America From the Woman Who Could Become Our Next U.N. Ambassador (7-16)

 

Breitbart

  1. Needed: An American Representative at the UN—Not Samantha Power
  2. Hillary Addresses Zimmerman Verdict ‘Heartache’

 

The Daily Caller  

  1. Blacks benefit from Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ law at disproportionate rate (7-16)
  2. Buchanan blasts Obama for refusing to take a stand against Zimmerman verdict violence (7-16)

 

CNSNews.com

  1. Sebelius: Obamacare Opponents Are Like Those Who Opposed Civil Rights Legislation
  2. White House: Obamacare Is Not Reducing Full-Time Employment (7-16)

 

National Review

  1. Angela Corey’s Checkered Past
  2. Rand Paul’s Paleo Problem

 

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Asian Jets Intercept Russian Strategic Bombers
  2. SIGAR: Afghan Children Risk Electrocution Due to Faulty Construction

 

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

 

The Daily Beast

  1. John McCain to the Rescue as Senate Deal Breaks Nominee Logjam
  2. The Nature of the Beast: The Breathless Press and the Phony IRS ‘Scandal
  3. How to Take Down a President

 

Huffington Post

  1. Senate Filibuster Deal An Embarrassment for Mitch McConnell
  2. Gang of Eight Targets 121 House Republicans On Immigration Reform (7-16)

 

Talking Points Memo

  1. Embattled Donor Tied To All Three Past GOP Nominees For VA. Guv
  2. Liz Cheney’s Fatal Career Move?

 

ThinkProgress

1. Texas Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Block Abortion Restrictions Until the Death Penalty Is Abolished

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