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This Is Not How You Should Write Work Emails—THE EDGE

By Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) and Marina Koren (@marinakoren)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: The U.S. economy rebounded in the second quarter, in part because everyone went shopping. Israeli shells hit a U.N.-run shelter. A new GAO report calculates the price tag of the failed launch of the Obamacare website. (Hint: It's huge.) Lois Lerner said bad things in emails about other people.

 

TOP NEWS

THE ECONOMY IS DOING SURPRISINGLY WELL. GDP grew at a 4 percent annual rate in the second quarter, surging ahead of a 3 percent forecast. But, as always, there are caveats, and handy graphs to show those caveats. (Neil Irwin, NYT)

LOIS LERNER GOES AFTER THE 'CRAZIES.' The former IRS official called conservatives "assholes" in emails released today by the House Ways and Means Committee. (Stephen Ohlemacher, AP)

THE OBAMACARE SITE HAS COST ALMOST $1 BILLION. A new GAO report finds that management failures that led to the site's horrific launch have tallied up to $840 million. (Sam Baker, NJ)

 

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Last scheduled day before the August congressional recess. Also last scheduled day before August. The House Oversight Committee will examine the influence of weed while driving.

TOP LINES

A REQUIEM FOR ERIC CANTOR. Eric Cantor's slow fade toward the exits of the House majority leader's office is one day from its official completion. But as a practical matter he's been almost invisible for several weeks. Plus: A video tribute for the fallen majority leader, courtesy of the House Republican Conference. (David Hawkings, Roll Call)

ELIZABETH WARREN DONORS WANT HER TO STAY PUT. Kinda puts a damper on that Run Liz Run music video. (David Freelander, The Daily Beast)

SWEATPANTS ARE NOT THE JEANS. Don't let the fall weather fool you. Showing up to work on Capitol Hill during August recess in sweatpants, no matter how mild the weather, is not fashionable. And people will look at you funny. (Jenni Avins, Quartz)

 

TOP READ

RONAN FARROW'S LIFE IN ONE PARAGRAPH. Sometimes, one paragraph is all you need to tell the story of a man's life. In this case, a cautionary tale of a wunderkind who peaked too early. (Dylan Byers, Politico)

TOP VIEWS

AMERICA IS THE OPRAH OF MIDDLE EAST WEAPON SYSTEMS. So says Jon Stewart, who wants to know if there's a country in that region of the world the U.S. hasn't supplied weapons to. And Sarah Palin's new online news channel costs more than Netflix. (Mauro Whiteman, NJ)

WATCH COCOA FARMERS TRY CHOCOLATE FOR THE FIRST TIME—EVER. In the Ivory Coast, many cocoa farmers don't know what happens to the beans they harvest for their brokers, let alone that they are used to create a delicious treat. (Maggie Koerth-Baker, Boing Boing)

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WHO TAKES CARE OF THE KIDS, IN ONE CHART. Data shows that familial responsibilities fall disproportionately to women—particularly black women. (Graves/Stamm, NJ)

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