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11:25 AM ET, June 17, 2014

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Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Iran Offers Iraq ‘Everything it Needs’ to Fight ISIS  —  As ISIS marches closer to Baghdad, the world's leading sponsor of terrorism, Iran, is offering the Iraqi government the use of its army and spies.  —  As President Obama weighs whether to re-enter the Iraq war, the country's neighbor, Iran, is looking to step into the void.
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Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Iraq poll: President Obama backed over John McCain  —  More Americans agree with President Barack Obama's views on Iraq than those of Sen. John McCain, a new poll says.  —  According to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday, 54 percent of voters say they agree more with the president on Iraq …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
What to Do in Iraq  —  It's widely agreed that the collapse …
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Obama's Iraq disaster
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
It's reminiscent of Rose Mary Woods's 18½ minutes of fame.  —  Vietnam and Watergate have been central to the worldview of a generation of liberal Democrats.  For decades, whenever a Republican was in the White House, they eagerly anticipated that every U.S. military intervention would turn into …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Latest on Lois Lerner's “Lost” Emails, With a Bombshell At the End  —  The Internal Revenue Service claims, as of last Friday, that two years' worth of Lois Lerner's external emails are gone forever.  You can read the letter in which the IRS told Senators Hatch and Wyden that Lerner's external emails …
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Cleta Mitchell to the IRS: Answer this
Lisa Desjardins / CNN:
IRS faces volley of new scrutiny
Discussion: Politico
Charles Lipson / Chicago Tribune:
Downward spiral of Obama's presidency … “Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job.”  That was George W. Bush's infamous compliment to Michael Brown, his then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  It came as New Orleans lay flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 …
Discussion: Power Line
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Barack Obama golfs while the Middle East burns
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
NC GOPer: Unlike Blacks Or Hispanics, ‘Traditional’ Population Isn't Growing (VIDEO)  —  State House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC), the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, said that the “traditional” voting bloc of his home state wasn't growing like as minority populations in an interview he did in 2012.
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
D'Souza baffles Megyn Kelly  —  Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza baffled Megyn Kelly on Monday night with an analogy that compared the United States to a child molesting father.  —  Appearing on Fox's “The Kelly File” to promote his new book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Megyn Kelly Laughs at Dinesh D'Souza: So You're Saying America Is a ‘Child Molester’?
Discussion: Liberaland and The Raw Story
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Heritage's ugly Benghazi panel  —  Representatives of prominent conservative groups converged on the Heritage Foundation on Monday afternoon for the umpteenth in a series of gatherings to draw attention to the Benghazi controversy.  —  But this one took an unexpected turn.
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton's Book Tops Barnes & Noble Sales In First Week  —  Hard Choices sells 24,000 copies in its first week through B&N.  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends a book signing for with her new memoir, Hard Choices, at a Costco in Arlington, Va., last Saturday.
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Publishing Source: Hillary Book a ‘Bomb’
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and Hot Air
Kristen Soltis Anderson / The Daily Beast:
The Cantor Prediction Is Part of a Pattern—GOP Pollsters Stink  —  They overestimated Romney, underestimated Cuccinelli, and had Eric Cantor up 34 points.  Do GOP pollsters understand the country anymore?  —  The last few years have regrettably made the phrase “Republican pollster” less a job title than a punch line.
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Obama will propose vast expansion of Pacific Ocean marine sanctuary  —  The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati lies seven feet above sea level, on average.  But scientists say it's drowning.  PostTV asked Kiribati President Anote Tong how he's planning for a future that might find his entire country submerged in the Pacific Ocean.
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
GOP pol raises Obama impeachment  —  Rep. Lou Barletta says the House “probably” has the votes to impeach President Barack Obama.  —  “He's just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the laws and ignoring the checks and balances,” the Pennsylvania Republican said of Obama on the Gary Sutton radio show on Monday.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
GOP Congressman: Obama Impeachment “Probably Could” Pass The House
Curtis Skinner / Reuters:
N.Y. lawmaker aims to give voting rights to illegal immigrants  —  (Reuters) - A New York lawmaker wants to grant many of the rights of citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants and non-citizen residents, including the right to vote in local and state elections, under a bill introduced on Monday.
Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul: How to end the NSA dragnet  —  One year ago this month, Americans learned that their government was engaged in secret dragnet surveillance, which contradicted years of assurances to the contrary from senior government officials and intelligence leaders.
Discussion: The Hill and Hit & Run
CNN:
CNN/ORC Poll: Clinton 2016 victory a sure thing?  —  What do you want to ask Hillary Clinton?  Send your questions here and CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour might ask it during CNN's town hall meeting with Clinton at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday at the Newseum in Washington.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
YouTube to block indie labels who don't sign up to new music service  —  Starting internal tests of subscription service but faces accusation of ‘catastrophic error of judgement’  —  Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Jack White could disappear from YouTube “in a matter of days” …
 
 
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BBC:
UK to re-open Iran embassy says Hague
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Tom Cotton's message to voters: I'm no grinch
Richard Rubin / Bloomberg:
Wealthy Clintons Use Trusts to Limit Estate Tax They Back
New York Times:
Immigrant Children Need Safety, Shelter and Lawyers
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
First lady: Students shouldn't pick what they have for lunch
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
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