SHOW NOTE 08-06-2014

· Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the GOP taking money in dubious ways

· Voice actor and comedian Carlos Alazraqui joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for “Coffee With Carlos”

· A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of war was holding for a second day Wednesday, ahead of negotiations in Cairo on a long-term truce and a broader deal for the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

· A U.S. general was killed and more than a dozen people including a German general were wounded in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said.

· The 6th US Circuit Court Of Appeals in Cincinnati today is set to hear arguments in six gay marriage fights from four states — Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — in the biggest such session on the issue so far.

· Sen. Pat Roberts fended off an aggressive challenger Tuesday in the Kansas Republican primary, dealing another blow to a national tea party movement that has targeted longtime Washington incumbents.