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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Manu Raju
POLITICO
Before he took over as majority leader, Mitch McConnell was a harsh critic of Harry Reid’s use of a parliamentary tactic to block amendments on the Senate floor. The Kentucky Republican said it was an abuse of the chamber’s rules that stifled debate in the famously deliberative body.
Doyle McManus
Los Angeles Times
In my column on Wednesday, I listed conservatives’ proposed alternatives to President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Contrary to what some officials have said, options other than war do exist; they’re just not likely to work.
Juliet Eilperin
The Washington Post
A large part of President Obama’s political power has always rested on who was willing to listen to his speeches.