TIME Morning Must Reads

Morning Must Reads: July 15

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

In the News: Israel accepts Egypt peace plan, Hamas balks; Gov. Bobby Jindal talks 2016; Lawmakers campaign for Senate candidates in West Virginia; and Obama on the road

  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal explains his path to victory in 2016 [TIME]
  • Todd Akin considers political future [Politico]
  • Iran outlines nuclear deal; accepts limit [NYT]
  • Stalled in Washington, Obama hits the road [WSJ]
  • Yesterday….Obama “encouraged” by Egypt cease-fire plan [The Hill]
  • This morning….”Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday threatened to escalate Israel’s operations in Gaza after Hamas balked at an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire, saying it had not been consulted on its terms.” [Washington Post]
  • “Two Texas lawmakers announced legislation Monday to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids from the U.S.-Mexico border, as Washington groped for a solution to the mounting crisis.” [AP]
  • Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Paul Ryan campaign in West Virginia Senate race [TIME]
  • The Rand Paul pile on: “If you had any doubts about how seriously some Republicans are taking the notion of a Rand Paul presidency, look at how far they’re going to shut down his views on foreign policy.” [Politico]
  • Jeb Bush aims to boost Scott Brown in New Hampshire [Washington Post]
  • Did the GOP just take a big leap forward in data? [National Journal]
  • Did “Bridgegate” spoil Gov. Chris Christie’s 2016 plans? [Vanity Fair]
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is saving the GOP establishment at the ballot box [TIME]
  • Merkel resists sundering U.S. ties over spying affair [Bloomberg]
  • The full-time scandal of part-time America [WSJ]

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