Next Day’s News: Threats of war in Gaza, immigration, Marijuana decriminalized in D.C. and more

July 16

Here’s a look at tomorrow’s top talkers from Washington Post reporters and columnists who know the topics best.

THREATS OF WIDER WAR IN GAZA: In Gaza, plans for truce give way to threats of wider war, report William Booth, Sudarsan Raghavan and Ruth Eglash. Meanwhile, The White House is likely to face pressure from allies to urge Israel to end its offensive against Hamas.

BORDER CONTROL: With the public’s concerns over immigration skyrocketing, the U.S. immigration crisis intensifies. Jenna Johnson reports on Maryland Governor O’Malley recently challenging the Obama administration’s efforts dealing with immigrant children who have crossed the border into this country unaccompanied. Meanwhile, an Arizona politician mistakes a bus full of YMCA kids for undocumented immigrants.

CAMPAIGN DONORS: With filings due to the FEC last night, Philip Bump explores the difference in how Democrats and Republicans raise money. The RGA did much better, about $24 million raised versus under $14 million, although the DGA had more donors, about 1,500 to 400.

OBAMACARE: Lena Sun reports there is a new phase in Obamacare – consumers who don’t understand their plans. Nonprofits are being swamped with questions from enrollees, some of whom have never had insurance. Follow the Health Reform Watch for more.

MARIJUANA IN D.C.: At midnight, a marijuana decriminalization law passed by the D.C. Council goes into effect, reports Mike DeBonis and Peter Hermann. Under new orders set to take effect Thursday, police can no longer take action upon simply smelling the odor of marijuana. Americans have become gradually more accepting of proposals to liberalize laws restricting possession and use of the drug, but the shift has not been a straight line.

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