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This Newsletter Is Stressing You Out—THE EDGE

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Details of a possible compromise on President Obama's border request emerged. Hundreds of House representatives signed a letter demanding to be included in deciding on the terms of a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. German Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked out the top American spy in her country. And the death toll in Gaza continues to climb as militants traded rockets with the Israeli military.

 

TOP NEWS

COMPROMISE POSSIBLE ON BORDER REQUEST. Lawmakers are considering Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to address the border crisis. The president "needs to work with us to get the right policy into effect," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Werner and Caldwell, AP)

CONGRESS WANTS A ROLE IN IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. More than three-quarters of House representatives signed a letter urging Obama to involve Congress in any decision to lessen long-term sanctions on Iran. (Patricia Zengerle, Reuters)

CIA STATION CHIEF EXPELLED FROM GERMANY. "Merkel's decision to ask the top U.S. intelligence official to leave is the culmination of nearly a year's worth of spying scandals that have angered the powerful ally." (Dustin Volz, National Journal)

 

ROCKETS CONTINUE TO FLY IN AND OUT OF GAZA. Officials in Gaza say that the Palestinian death toll has reached at least 78 as the Israeli military's air campaign entered its third day. Militants in Gaza continued to retaliate by launching rockets into Israel, some of which reached as far as Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. (Kershner and Akram, New York Times)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: At 9 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on over-criminalization. At the same time, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on fusion energy. At 9:15 a.m., the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on state vs. federal implementation of environmental policy. And at 9:30 a.m., the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on oversight of the federal workforce.

TOP LINES

BOEHNER'S CASE AGAINST OBAMA MIGHT HOLD WATER. "I think there is a case against the president for exceeding his authority," says a law professor at George Washington University. (Ron Christie, Daily Beast)

AGENT ORANGE INGREDIENT: COMING SOON TO A FARM NEAR YOU. An herbicide under EPA review contains one of the main ingredients that was used to make Agent Orange. (Clare Foran, National Journal)

 

ISIS MAKES A MILLION DOLLARS A DAY SMUGGLING OIL. When ISIS moves to capture more territory in Iraq and Syria—especially potentially lucrative oilfields like those near Kirkuk—part of what it's doing is simply expanding its business. (Steve LeVine, Quartz)

STATE COVERAGE IS DYING. Fewer and fewer traditional reporters are covering statehouses, but some of the gap is made up by new players like nonprofits and digital-only sites. (Enda, Matsa, and Boyles; Pew Research)

TOP READ

PRO WRESTLING'S RACE PROBLEM. In a sport (?) that is heavily scripted from start to finish, biases and racially charged storylines keep black wrestlers away from the champion's belt. (Dion Beary, The Atlantic)

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TOP VIEWS

THIS NEWSLETTER IS STRESSING YOU OUT. According to a recent survey, the most frequent daily cause of stress in Americans' lives is "hearing about what the government or politicians are doing." (Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post)

PLAY OF THE DAY: No one knew what odd side effects would come along with legalizing marijuana—until this week, when Obama encountered a man in a horse mask. (Mauro Whiteman, National Journal)

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories

Excellent!"

Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

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