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Loser Tucks Tail, Leaves: Eric Cantor to resign seat in US House earlier than expected
Veterans Affairs Employees Falsified Data to Hide Delays, USA Today Reports
C.I.A. Admits Penetrating Senate Intelligence Computers
House votes to sue Obama for doing a thing they wanted to have happen
Watch this! ►  Obama to Republicans: "Stop Just Hating All the Time!"
House Votes Along Party Lines to Sue Obama

• NY Gov: Andrew Cuomo lawyers up as scandal over Moreland anti-corruption commission grows: sources
• Did a Corrupt Justice Uphold Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Law? Ethics Allegations Surface
• Economy Added 209,000 Jobs in July; Unemployment Rose to 6.2 Percent
• Gaza ceasefire collapses as fighting breaks out after two hours
Watch this! ►  Warning! NSFW ►  ROFL ►  Jon Stewart Calls Congress the 'Sharknado 2' of Government
• California high-speed rail project wins big in appellate court ruling
• Boehner Encourages Obama to Take Executive Action, One Day After Voting to Sue Obama Over It
• House Republicans Vow to Stay in Washington Until They Vote on Border Funding
• House GOP leaders spike border bill rather than see it defeated
• Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire
• Rep. Steve King's Democratic Opponent Touts Military Service in First Television Ad
• Sen. Harry Reid's office rubs some salt in Republican wounds on House border bill blunder
• Documents reveal Commissioners at war over defending lawsuit charging the agency is failing to enforce campaign finance law
• Sen. Mark Udall: 'I Have Lost Confidence in John Brennan'
• Blow to House G.O.P. Leadership as Border Bill Falters
• Watchdog, CREW, files IRS complaint against Koch-connected 60 Plus Association
• Eric Cantor Steps Down as House Majority Leader
• Andrew Cuomo’s Watergate?
• Leaked Memo: Top Tea Party Group Forced Mitch McConnell to Block Stimulus
• As Murdoch Tries to Buy Time Warner, Two More Charged with Phone Hacking

Tax Fraud Trial Likely to Sandbag Michael Grimm's Re-Election Campaign | Chris Christie Defends His Record in Second Summer Stop in New Hampshire | Jeb Bush Quietly Ramping Up Potential Presidential Bid | Jared Polis Trolls Steve King Over 'Cantaloupe Calves' | Another Couple of "Sarah Palins of the South" – Tough Love/Soft Hate | How Steve Israel Killed Red-To-Blue | A Long Slate of Mayoral Candidates Hints at a Rapidly Changing Oakland | Analysis ►  Scott Brown’s Shot at History: No Senate Candidate Has Ever Lost Twice to Women | John Bolton Endorses Scott Brown for Senate | Barney Frank Wants Elizabeth Warren to Run for President. He Just Doesn't Want Her to Win.

Campaign Number Crunching: Kansas Democrats Turn to Data in Governor's Race | John Kasich Leads Democratic Rival in Ohio Governor's Race

Watch this! ►  Chris Hayes Rips the Curtain Away from Conservative Fundraising Scams | Warning! NSFW ►  Democrats Are Totally Making Money Off Impeachment Talk and It's Awesome

Analysis ►  Senate Follies Almost Derail Confirmation of New U.S. Ambassador to Russia | GOP Senator Blocks Approval of US Ambassadors. | Senate Democrats Give in on Transportation Funding, Accept GOP Plan | Watch this! ►  Elizabeth Warren: "The Time for Free-Loading Is Over" | Rep. John Lewis Tears into Republicans Over Lawsuit | US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000 | Republicans Stall on Pope Francis Recognition Because He "Sounds Like Obama" | House Dems Demand Answers on Why GOP Govs Rejected Medicaid Expansion | Senate Unveils Bill to Crack Down on Colleges Botching Sexual Assault Cases | GOP Filibusters Tax Hike on Firms Moving Overseas

Big Banks Remind Us Why We Should Be Scared

Lois Lerner Criticized GOP as 'Crazies,' 'Assholes' in Emails

Analysis ►  A New York Prosecutor, a Governor and a Fight in the Mud | Why the Koch Brothers Are So Interested in Who Becomes the Next Attorney General of Colorado | Renegade New York Democrats are already trying to back out of their bogus 'deal' to rejoin the party | Nancy Pelosi Dares John Boehner to Take Impeachment Off the Table | NYC Lawmakers Vow to Ban 'Poor Doors' in Luxury Buildings

Preview ►  Obama Expected to Sign Executive Order on Federal Contractor Workplace Conditions

Conservative group Alec devises offshoot ACCE to lobby at local levels

U.S. Attorney Sends Written Warning to NY Gov. Cuomo on Ethics Case | Former VA Gov McDonnell Trial: Businessman Claims Governor’s Wife Sought Money | Analysis ►  Why Do Our Elites Keep Behaving Like Criminals And Sociopaths? | Preview ►  Army War College to Decide John Walsh's Fate in Plagiarism Investigation | Whistleblowers Credited in Veterans Affairs Discipline Decisions | WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political bribery allegations

Analysis ►  Executive Order Will Make It Harder for Federal Contractors to Violate Workers’ Rights

Israel And Hamas Agree on 72-hour Humanitarian Gaza Ceasefire | Israeli Soldier Feared Kidnapped in Gaza, Military Says | Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels | Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site

UN Human Rights Official: Israel, Hamas Committing War Crimes | Colin Powell Initially Kept in the Dark About CIA Interrogation Practices, Report Finds

Suicide Bomber from U.S. Came Home Before Attack

Analysis ►  Why Can't Obama Enforce Peace Between Palestine and Israel? (Hint: Why Can't Anyone?) | Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

Big Trouble in Big China: Far West Terrorism, Trade Problems with Taiwan and Hong Kong Wants Something Called Democracy | Uganda’s Constitutional Court Knocks Down Anti-Homosexuality Law

Jury in Former VA Gov. McDonnell's Trial Hears of Money Transfers | Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hits Back at Liberals Who Want Her to Retire | Microsoft ordered to produce overseas customer email addresses by US judge | Federal Judge Knocks Down Remaining Challenge to New Jersey’s Ban on Ex-Gay Therapy | Fifth Circuit tells Mississippi it cannot close its last abortion clinic over admitting privileges | Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Law | Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 5 Male Justices Have a 'Blind Spot' on Women's Issues

New York State Sheriffs Shying Away from Immigration Detention

Watch this! ►  Eric Boehlert on MSNBC's All in : Right-Wing Echo Chamber Is "An Incredibly Lucrative Business"

CNN Host Calls Fox Website Writers 'Willfully Ignorant F – ksticks' (via http://www.huffingtonpos) | Geraldo Rivera Unloads on Matt Drudge Over Border Coverage: ‘Doing His Best to Stir Up Civil War’

Average US household worth 1/3 less, while assets of the 1% keep soaring… | Fed, on Target to End Bond Buying, Stresses Concerns on Jobs Market

Connecticut Republican to factory workers: It's your fault this factory is closing

Watch this! ►  Colbert Spars with Union-Busting Campbell Brown

Retired Coal Miner to EPA: ‘We’re Dying, Literally Dying for You to Help Us’

Millions of Previously Uninsured Gain Health Care in California, Survey Finds

Exceptional Drought Blankets 58 Percent of California; Reservoirs Missing One Year’s Worth of Water | Frackers Spill Olympic Pool’s Worth of Hydrochloric Acid in Oklahoma

BP oil blowout negatively affected corals more than previously thought

Bank of America Ordered to Pay Nearly $1.3 Billion in Mortgage Case

New Bill Would Create ‘License to Discriminate’ for Religious Adoption Agencies

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