TIME Morning Must Reads

Morning Must Reads: July 29

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

In the News: Israeli media blasts Kerry; U.S. says Russia violated arms treaty; Michelle Nunn's leaked memos; WH report on impact of climate change; and using threat of Obama's impeachment as fundraising tactic

  • Barack Obama immigration moves could raise legal questions [Politico]
  • WH report details economic impact of delaying climate action [TIME]
  • Michelle Nunn’s leaked memos offer rare glimpse of campaign calculation [TIME]
  • Spending big to fight big donors in campaigns [NYT]
  • “A ballot initiative that would support breaking California into six smaller and more coherent states is being backed by Timothy Draper, a tech investor. It’s a great idea. But why stop with California? Breaking up all of the too-large states would increase both the accountability and efficiency of the U.S. government.” [Salon]
  • A Tea Party Tempest in Tennessee [TIME]
  • Senator Patrick Leahy unveils ‘historic’ NSA reform bill [The Hill]
  • “If Congress makes no change in existing law, officials said, Medicare’s hospital insurance trust fund will be exhausted in 2030, four years later than the administration projected in May 2013. The Social Security trust fund, they said, will be depleted in 2033, the same as expected last year.” [NYT]
  • Politicking off impeachment chatter [Politico]
  • It’s up to the Senate to save you from sunburn now [National Journal]
  • Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict.” [Reuters]
  • The one thing everyone in Israel seems to agree on: John Kerry blew it [Washington Post]
  • “In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.” [Reuters]

 

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