Morning Must Reads: July 16

In the news: filibuster reform, Egyptian riots, Gitmo, the dollar, Goldman Sachs, House Democrats, and the "Queen of Suck-Up City."

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • Don’t worry, Goldman Sachs is doing just fine.
  • No deal, despite progress, in closed-door nuclear option Senate meeting.
    • Rasmussen: 44% favor ending the Senate filibuster, 38% oppose.
  • The Pentagon refuses to charge suspected terrorist Sufiyan Barhoumi, who after 11 years of detention at Guantanamo Bay, has decided to plead guilty to war crimes and serve whatever sentence a U.S. military commission deems just.
  • In Egypt seven people were killed and 261 were injured Monday night  in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
  • More of Obama’s ambassadorial appointments have gone to political appointees than at least the past three presidents.
  • The U.S. dollar is enjoying a rare period of strength.
  • The Seattle Times has a nice breakdown of the mayoral race. Their primaries are August 6.
  • George H.W. Bush and Obama met yesterday and were very nice to each other.
  • One of the most modern and successful auto plants in the world thrives in an impoverished part of Detroit.
  • Charlie Cook: Democrats are unlikely to win a House majority in the midterm election, unless voters reach a breaking point with Republicans.
  • Mark Leibovich: Tammy Haddad is “Queen of Suck-Up City.” Will “Suck-Up City” catch on like “DMV” and “Hollywood for ugly people?” Probably not.
  • The Oakland A’s Yoenis Cespedes wins the Home Run Derby with a 455 ft shot over center field.