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Heat Advisory issued July 30 at 8:34AM PDT until July 30 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT CONDITIONS EXPECTED AGAIN TODAY... ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING. * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS 99 TO 105. * TIMING...TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMEST BETWEEN 1 PM AND 8 PM.

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A ruinous opportunity

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When Dwight Eisenhower asked Gen. Georgy Zhukov how the Red Army cleared minefields, Zhukov replied that it marched through them. Being profligate with lives is a perquisite of command and a luxury of those with an abundance of lives at their command. Some congressional Republicans, who do not command their party but can implicate it in their marches through minefields, might resuscitate Barack Obama’s presidency by restocking his pantry of excuses: The economy’s continuing anemia will ever after be blamed on any government shutdown.

The face of this Republican faction is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, on whose boots glistens dew from the grass roots. Recently, he was making desultory passes at breakfast oatmeal after returning to Washington at 2 a.m. from a Manhattan television studio, where he exhorted conservatives nationwide to somehow force Obama to accept defunding of the Affordable Care Act. Cruz explained his thinking:

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