Morning Must Reads: July 16

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  • Israel’s vow to strengthen attacks against Hamas puts U.S. in tough position [Washington Post]
  • Palestinian death toll rises [WSJ]
  • House passes Highway bill: “The bill is likely to become law only because the Senate and the White House are out of other options. No one is particularly happy about it. It doesn’t solve any long-term problems, and in less than a year it will put lawmakers right back where they have been.” [National Journal]
  • Compromise disrupts the daily vitriol in Washington, D.C. [TIME]
  • “Democratic candidates in most of the races that will decide control of the United States Senate raised more than their Republican opponents during the three months ending in June and entered the summer with bulging bank accounts, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.” [NYT]
  • Hillary Clinton gives Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart no clues on 2016 [TIME]
  • 5 questions about John Boehner’s lawsuit against Barack Obama [Politico]
  • Will Boehner find friendly court? [The Hill]
  • Jose Antonio Vargas freed after detention in Texas [CNN]
  • Honduran child migrants leave home because of violence and poverty [Washington Post]
  • The TSA’s insane instagram feed: “Every once in a while, reports of the contraband passengers attempt to smuggle past the Transportation Security Administration manage to infest the Internet almost as thoroughly as their 3D scanners invade your being. TSA airport inspectors have found cannonballs and eels and rocket launchers.” [The Daily Beast]
  • Documents show General Motors kept silent on fatal crashes [NYT]
  • “Martin O’Malley says that deporting the children detained at the border would be sending them to “certain death” — but he also urged the White House not to send them to a facility in his own state.” [Politico]
  • Talking openly about Obama and race [The New Yorker]


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