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Afternoon Lede Check – 7.31.14

House GOP pulls border bill rather than face defeat (The Washington Post). Beltway reopens, backups stretch miles (WTOP). Witness against ex-Va. gov: Gifts were for business (NBC4).

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

The Washington Post: House GOP pulls border bill rather than face defeat

USA Today: Dow tanks on Argentina debt default, other fears

POLITICO: House GOP in disarray: Border fight delays recess

The HillHouse GOP delays recess

Roll CallCIA: Yes, We Spied on Senate Investigators

Daily Caller: Firing Back – Conservative Female Candidate Responds To Analyst Who Called Her ‘Frightening’

The Washington TimesEchoes of Vietnam: Israel surprised by Hamas’ advanced tunnel network

National JournalHouse GOP Leaders Pull Votes on Border Bills

Washington ExaminerHouse to remain in session until border bill passes

Huffington Post Politics: BAILING – HOUSE GOP ABRUPTLY PULLS BORDER BILL

WTOP: Beltway reopens, backups stretch miles

ABC 7: Police: Man shot dead inside his Bowie, Md. home during likely drug deal gone bad

NBC 4: McDonnell Trial: McDonnells Were Not My Friends, Williams Says

CBS 9: Witness against ex-Va. gov: Gifts were for business

Fox 5: Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

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