Morning Maddow: July 12

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Politico: “downcast McDonnell allies…privately express doubt that he’ll be able to serve out his term.”

The Texas Senate takes up abortion this afternoon. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst warns he won’t allow “unruly mobs” to interrupt this time.

NC Governor McCrory says he has mingled with “Moral Monday” protesters.

Illinois Supreme Court ruling ends challenges to the state’s 48-hour abortion-parental-notification law.

We are one step closer to having an ATF director.

Fmr. NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer gets more than enough signatures to make the NYC ballot.

Two Louisiana brothers indicted in the Mother’s Day shooting spree in New Orleans.

Malala Yousafzai to speak at the United Nations today.

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Morning Maddow: July 12

Updated