TIME Morning Must Reads

Morning Must Reads: July 2

The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson—Getty Images

In the News: Poll says Obama worst President since WW2; Palestinian teen dies in possible revenge killing; Tim Howard had best World Cup match, despite loss; and Obama to Congress "sue me"

  • Iraq reinforcements: Return of the “5 o’clock follies”? [TIME]
  • The Bill and Hillary Clinton money machine taps corporate cash [WSJ]
  • Protesters in Murrieta, Calif. halt buses in tense standoff [LA Times]
  • Palestinian kid killed in possible revenge killing [Reuters]
  • How would Chuck Norris vote? [NYT Magazine]
  • Why the Civil Rights Act couldn’t pass today [Politico]
  • Obama blasts Congressional inaction: “So sue me” [TIME]
  • US turning the screws on tax cheats [The Hill]
  • Hong Kong police arrest democracy protestors in sit-in [BBC]
  • “The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)’s data collection program has been an effective tool to enhance the country’s security but some elements of the cyber-spying raises privacy concerns, a U.S. federal privacy watchdog said in a report.” [Reuters]
  • “A plurality of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst since 1945.” [Politico]
  • Benghazi suspect organized attack out of ideological fervor, prosecutors say [Washington Post]
  • Many sharp turns in Bergdahl’s path the Army [NYT]
  • “The Federal Trade Commission accused wireless carrier T-Mobile of adding bogus charges totaling “hundreds of millions of dollars” on customers’ accounts without their consent.” [USA Today]
  • Tim Howard lost, but he had the best match of the World Cup [FiveThirtyEight]

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