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David Frum / The Atlantic Online:
When Will Republican Leaders Fight Back?  —  Eric Cantor tried to appease Republican radicals.  They turned on him anyway.  —  John Boehner has tried to resist them.  They just overwhelmed him.  —  Mitt Romney tried to join them—and in doing so fastened onto his party the platform that lost the presidential election of 2012.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Anarchy in the GOP: The End of Authority in the Republican Party  —  The big message from Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss isn't about immigration or the Tea Party.  It's about the unprecedented crisis of authority in today's GOP.  —  Think about it.  Cantor's boss, John Boehner is …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
David Brat / Salon:
Libertarians' scary, new guru: Why Dave Brat is no populist hero  —  Some on the left may see a kindred spirit — but here's why the man who beat Eric Cantor is anything but  —  Both the left and the right have found reasons to celebrate the upset of Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Tuesday's Virginia primary.
Norm Ornstein / NY Daily News:
With Cantor's implosion and Brat's rise, get ready for an even more extreme Republican Party
Washington Post:
Iraq disintegrating as insurgents advance; Kurds seize Kirkuk  —  IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq was on the brink of disintegration Thursday as al-Qaeda-inspired fighters swept through northern Iraq toward Baghdad and Kurdish soldiers seized the city of Kirkuk without a fight.
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Dexter Filkins / News Desk:
In Extremists' Iraq Rise, America's Legacy  —  First Falluja, then Mosul, and now the oil-refinery town of Bayji.  The rapid advance of Al Qaeda-inspired militants across the Sunni heartland of northern and western Iraq has been stunning and relentless—and utterly predictable.
New York Times:
Iraqi Kurds Take Oil City as Militants Push Forward
Fazel Hawramy / Guardian:
Iraq army capitulates to Isis militants in four cities
James M. Dubik / Washington Post:
U.S. must act to prevent extremists' victory in Iraq
Elon Musk / Tesla Motors:
All Our Patent Are Belong To You  —  Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters.  That is no longer the case.  They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.
David R. Baker / San Francisco Chronicle:
In S.F., Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking in San Francisco on Wednesday night, said the U.S. would better serve its diverse population by letting the states handle many economic and social policies, a point he perhaps inadvertently drove home …
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Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
Rick Perry shares the love with California, Hillary Clinton
Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Political Polarization in the American Public  —  How Increasing Ideological Uniformity and Partisan Antipathy Affect Politics, Compromise and Everyday Life  —  Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines - and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive - than at any point in the last two decades.
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
10 Times NPR's Terry Gross Tries To Get Hillary Clinton To Explain When She First Supported Marriage Equality  —  “I'm pretty sure you didn't answer my question about whether you evolved or it was the American public that changed.”  —  Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press / MCT
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Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Tennessee Democratic Congressman Is Looking Everywhere For Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Washington Post
Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
Repent or die: al-Qaeda forces announce rules for Iraqi territory they now control  —  ISIS, the al-Qaeda group that has swept through northern Iraq, releases list of rules that citizens must live by: including ‘repent or die’  —  The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham has set out a list …
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Christopher Ketcham / The New Republic:
The Troubling Case of Chris Hedges  —  Pulitzer winner.  Lefty hero.  Plagiarist.  —  In early 2010, the editors at Harper's Magazine began reviewing a lengthy manuscript submitted by Chris Hedges, a former New York Times reporter.  In the piece, Hedges had turned his eye to Camden …
Farnaz Fassihi / Wall Street Journal:
Iran has deployed Revolutionary Guard forces to fight al Qaeda-inspired militants in Iraq, Iranian security sources said  —  Iran has deployed Revolutionary Guard forces to fight al Qaeda-inspired militants that have overrun a string of Iraqi cities and has helped Iraqi troops win back control …
Politico:
GOP on Iraq: We told you so  —  Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama's entire national security team should resign over the resurgence of Islamic militants in Iraq.  —  “Everybody in his national security team, including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff …
Alan Duke / CNN:
Screen, stage legend Ruby Dee dead at 91  —  People we lost in 2014  —  (CNN) — Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died.  She was 91.  —  Dee died peacefully at her New Rochelle, New York, home on Wednesday, according to her representative, Michael Livingston.
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Bruce Weber / New York Times:
Ruby Dee, Actress and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 91
Discussion: Philly.com
Tony Plohetski / KVUE-TV:
Travis County prosecutor fired over remarks about juror  —  AUSTIN — A top Travis County felony prosecutor was fired Wednesday after comments he made about a juror during a recent court proceeding for a convicted killer about to go to trial on a related charge.  —  Travis County prosecutor fired over remarks about juror KVUE
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Raw Story
Politico:
House GOP whip race heats up  —  California Rep. Kevin McCarthy has all but locked up the race for House majority leader while the focus shifts to who will succeed him as majority whip.  —  Three lawmakers are now vying for the No. 3 slot in House Republican leadership: Reps. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana …
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Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Hensarling opts out of GOP race
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN/ORC Poll: Bush 43 now on par with Obama  —  Washington (CNN) - My, how the times have changed.  —  In January 2009, as President George W. Bush was days away from leaving the White House, the unpopular President's favorable rating stood at 35% in a CNN/ORC International survey.
Discussion: Politico and Gallup
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Meghan Daum / Los Angeles Times:
Column Hillary Clinton's money trouble
Discussion: NewsBusters
Economic Policy Institute:
CEO Pay Continues to Rise as Typical Workers Are Paid Less  —  The 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s were prosperous times for top U.S. executives, especially relative to other wage earners and even relative to other very high wage earners (those earning more than 99.9 percent of all wage earners).
ThinkProgress:
Impoverished Mother Dies In Jail Cell Over Unpaid Fines For Her Kids Missing School  —  A housing unit at the Berks County Jail where Eileen DeNino died.  —  CREDIT: Berks County, PA  —  A mother of seven died in a Pennsylvania jail over the weekend while serving a two-day sentence.
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
George H.W. Bush celebrates 90th birthday by skydiving  —  Former President George H.W. Bush has celebrated his 90th birthday as most people his age do — jumping out of a plane.  —  The 41st president successfully landed after skydiving on Thursday morning.
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Kevin Bohn / CNN:
Bush 41 jumps on his 90th birthday
Discussion: ABC News and Daily Kos
 
 
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