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12:20 PM ET, June 18, 2014

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Theresa Vargas / Washington Post:
U.S. patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging  —  The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team's name “disparaging to Native Americans.”
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ThinkProgress:
In Landmark Decision, U.S. Patent Office Cancels Trademark For Redskins Football Team  —  The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name of the Washington Redskins, ruling that the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” …
Politico:
‘Redskins’ stripped of trademarks  —  In a major blow to the Washington Redskins, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal trademarks of the Washington Redskins team name because it was found to be “disparaging” to Native Americans.
Discussion: The Hill and The PJ Tatler
Wall Street Journal:
The Collapsing Obama Doctrine  —  Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.  —  As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few …
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Karl Rove: Bill Clinton revealed Hillary Clinton's health  —  Karl Rove is continuing to raise questions about Hillary Clinton's health and says Bill Clinton is the one who revealed new details about the extent of her lengthy recovery.  —  “She has a problem with the fact …
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Apprehension of Ahmed Abu Khattala May Begin to Answer Questions on Assault
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
America Divided Over Hillary Clinton Presidency, NBC/WSJ Poll Finds
Washington Post:
Too many questions remain about Benghazi attacks, Hillary Clinton says
Discussion: Power Line and Hot Air
Dan Merica / CNN:
What we heard from Clinton
Discussion: Althouse, Taylor Marsh and Mashable
Mark Murray / NBC News:
NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama's Foreign Policy Rating Plummets, Even Without Iraq  —  And respondents are evenly divided if the details of Bergdahl's disappearance from his base in Afghanistan matter in the U.S. decision to secure his release: 47 percent say the details matter, while 46 percent say they don't.
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Wall Street Journal:
Poll Shows Erosion in President's Support  —  As clouds gather abroad, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds Mr. Obama's job approval rating at 41%, matching a previous low.
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Ted Cruz says he'd never heard of Peter King  —  Rep. Peter King?  Never heard of him, Sen. Ted Cruz says.  —  The Texas senator says he had never heard of the New York Republican who has repeatedly and harshly attacked him until recently.  —  “I don't know Mr. King,” Cruz, a Texas Republican, said on CNN on Tuesday evening.
Liz Sly / Washington Post:
Iraqi premier Maliki gaining strength as Shiites rally behind him  —  BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is tightening his hold on power in response to the catastrophe unfolding in Iraq, even as his critics blame his policies for causing the mayhem that is tearing the country apart.
Discussion: Power Line, Business Insider and CNN
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New York Times:
Obama Is Said to Consider Selective Airstrikes on Sunni Militants
Discussion: Hot Air, Mediaite and Politico
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Politico's reporting disaster  —  Politico's media blogger, Dylan Byers, regularly supplies his readers with tidbits on comings and goings in the news business, but this week he provided an additional service: a lesson in the limitations of armchair journalism.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Obama's double asterisks on IRS: Column  —  First, we found out agency was targeting Tea Party.  Now IRS emails are missing.  Cover-up?  —  I guess it's time to award President Obama a second asterisk.  When charges came out that the IRS targeted Tea Party groups for harassment …
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Theodore Schleifer / New York Times:   Lawmakers Skeptical on Emails and I.R.S.
Robert A. Moffitt / New York Times:
Cutting the Poor Out of Welfare  —  Over the past three decades, Congress has conducted a major experiment in anti-poverty policy.  Legislators have restructured benefits and tax breaks intended for the poor so that they penalize unmarried, unemployed parents — the modern day version of the “undeserving poor.”
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Betsy Morais / New Yorker:
What Keeps You Up at Night  —  “Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world, with the heaviest dues and the crudest rituals,” Vladimir Nabokov writes in “Speak Memory.”  He goes on, “It is a mental torture I find debasing ... I simply cannot get used to the nightly betrayal of reason, humanity, genius.”
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
 
 
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David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
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If Colleges Can't Handle Protests, Who Can?
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Pennsylvania GOP struggles to wield clout in leadership race
Discussion: Politico
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Thad Cochran Faces Chris McDaniel in a Primary Runoff Election Tuesday
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James Poulos / The Daily Beast:
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