July 16th, 2014
01:34 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Egypt tries again to broker a Mideast cease-fire deal. An immigration protest erupts in Texas. And Dick Cheney says don't impeach Obama.

It's Wednesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

1. MIDEAST CRISIS

No cease-fire agreement: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will travel to Egypt today to meet with the President to discuss another possible cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Yesterday's didn't last very long. Civilians of Gaza are bearing the brunt of the conflict, which has killed more than 200 Palestinians and one Israeli in a little over a week.

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2. WHITE HOUSE-ISSA STANDOFF

Subpoena snub: House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and the White House are at loggerheads over a presidential adviser. Issa's committee subpoenaed David Simas to testify about his duties as the White House Director of Political Strategy. They want see if he's in violation of the Hatch Act, which bars most federal employees from engaging in partisan political activities. The White House says Simas won't be there.

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White House and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa

House Committee on Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa

3. HOT CAR MOM

Media focus: The attorney for Leanna Harris, the mother of the 22-month-old toddler who died in a hot car near Atlanta last month, compares his client to Olympic park bombing suspect Richard Jewell. Jewell was hounded in the aftermath of the bombing, but was later vindicated. Police say her husband, Justin Ross Harris, left Cooper strapped into a car seat in his SUV for seven hours while he went to work on June 18. Harris has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and child cruelty. He remains in jail. Leanna Harris has not been charged.

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4. IMMIGRATION

Protests: In Washington, the battles over immigration are being fought on Capitol Hill. But in the rest of the country, they're being waged on Main Street. Oracle, Texas, is the latest flashpoint, pitting those with open arms for immigrants against those who want them deported. There's no quick solution to the problem.
Jose Vargas: Immigrant rights activist and filmmaker Jose Vargas was detained yesterday in McAllen, Texas. He was on his way way to board a flight from Houston to Los Angeles. Vargas was released and told to report to an immigration judge. He has been living the United States without documentation since 1993.

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5. CHENEY ON OBAMA

Don't do that: Former Vice President Dick Cheney may not like President Barack Obama, but doesn't see the need to impeach him either. In a CNN interview, he said calls by conservative Republicans to do just that are a distraction. However, he is fine with the GOP suing the President over what they see as his use of executive orders to bypass Congress and implement policy.

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Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

–More weirdness: Weird Al is releasing a new video everyday this week. "Word Crimes" spoofs Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." It's an ode to grammar nerds.

– Book review: Microsoft founder Bill Gates flags his favorite business book. Warren Buffett likes it too.

– Buy my car: Check out this great ad a guy put together to sell his 1999 Holden (Opel) Barina. We think you'll agree with us that the promotion is worth more than the car.

– Sir Wags-a-lot: Meet Frank, the happiest dog ever. You'll just have to watch the video.

– Goooals: Here's a World Cup flipbook of the tourney's best goals.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
Be sure to tune in to "New Day," from 6 to 9 a.m. ET, join us at NewDayCNN.com and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Katie

    Loved Weird Al's "Word Crimes" video! It was too funny!

    July 16, 2014 at 11:08 am | Reply
  2. Jordana Fremed

    Please check your facts before you post them to the world CNN.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/15/israel-cabinet-approves-gaza-cease-fire-egypt-offer/

    July 16, 2014 at 9:29 am | Reply
  3. Sydney

    Love the Barina video!

    July 16, 2014 at 8:25 am | Reply
  4. Jesse Silver

    YOU FALSELY CLAIM THAT NO ISRAELIS HAVE DIED. FIRST OF ALL, 1 ISRAELI MAN DIED YESTERDAY AS A RESULT OF ROCKET FIRE FROM GAZA. AND THE ONLY REASON THAT HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS MORE ISRAELIS HAVE NOT BECOME CASUALTIES IS BECAUSE OF THE IRON DOME MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM THAT THE US GOVERNMENT HELPED FUND. THEREFORE, IT IS DOUBLY MISLEADING TO JUST SIMPLY STATE THAT ISRAEL'S CASUALTIES ARE MUCH LESS THAN GAZA'S. YOU NEED TO DO A MUCH BETTER JOB REPORTING. ANYONE CAN FIND THESE BASIC FACTS ANYWHERE

    July 16, 2014 at 7:54 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Thank you, Jordana and Jesse, for alerting us to the error.
      The graph and other information has now been updated.
      Have a lovely #NewDay!

      July 16, 2014 at 10:09 am | Reply
  5. Margaret Morgan

    Loved the story and video on Frank the happiest dog ever!!!!!!!! Kindhearted new owner will enjoy years of happiness too!!!!!!!!

    July 16, 2014 at 6:49 am | Reply

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