Morning Must Reads: July 17

In the news: Syria's DIY weapons, Bank of America, New York health care premiums, Liz Cheney, and the rebirth of Eliot Spitzer and John McCain

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

  • Wired profile of the arms manufacturers of Aleppo, Syria
  • Individuals buying health insurance on their own will see their premiums tumble next year in New York as changes under the federal health care law take effect. State insurance regulators say they have approved rates for 2014 that are at least 50 percent lower on average than those currently available in New York.
  • Bank of America‘s profits jump 63% over last year.
  • The IMF makes clear that the Euro Zone needs reform.
  • Immigration reform may not be a dangerous vote for Republicans
  • Liz Cheney, the daughter of the former vice president, announced on Tuesday that she will primary Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi in 2014.
  • Why did conservative bloggers flock to praise the president of Ukraine? Because lobbyists paid them.
  • At the NAACP convention in Orlando, Fla., Eric Holder, the first black attorney general strongly condemned “Stand Your Ground” laws
  • ESPN is expected to announce on Wednesday that the former network mainstay Keith Olbermann, who contentiously departed in 1997, will return to host a one-hour, nightly show for ESPN2 later this year.
  • Mollie Hemingway: How the Daily Show is propaganda film
  • Rebirths: The “new” Eliot Spitzer and the return of “Maverick” Sen. John McCain