MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Ole' Huck EnRaptured?

Joe Klein doesn't like a proposal former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made concerning the Palestinians. 

'If states could speak': the GOP's third front against Obamacare

Andrew Stiles analyzes an opt out proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and John Barrasso (R-Wy.).

Convention placement doesn't matter

The location of the Democratic National Convention doesn't make much of a difference, writes Ezra Klein

Egypt: A case for optimism

Ross Douthat suspects a lot of good will come out of the ongoing Egyptian riots.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

GOP leader McConnell to force Senate vote on healthcare repeal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will force an up-or-down vote on repealing the Obama administration's healthcare reform law, reports The Hill's Alexander Bolton.

Judge's health care ruling reverberates; Florida gives back money to implement law

Florida government officials are refusing to implement the Obama administration's healthcare law according to Janet Zink of the St. Petersburg Times.