Morning Must Reads: July 30

In the news: Obama's offer, a new FBI Director, Detroit, the 2014 elections, the War on Women, and Scott Simon's heartwarming insight

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

  • President Barack Obama today will extend a new offer to congressional Republicans in which he would back an overhaul of the corporate tax system in exchange for a guarantee that a resulting one-time windfall be used to underwrite various job creation proposals.
  • Senate confirms James Comey as FBI Director.
  • The Economist: It’s not just Detroit; Uncle Sam offers an array of “entitlements” that there is no real plan to pay for.
    • Bill Nojay, former chief operating officer of the Detroit Department of Transportation, tells what it was like trying to run a dysfunctional city.
  • Charlie Cook breaks down the 2014 midterm elections.
  • Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey argues against the popular idea of having the government prepare our tax returns.
  • War on Women
  • Scott Simon, the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, has been live tweeting his insight from his mother’s deathbed the past few days.