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7:15 AM ET, June 19, 2014

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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Hillary Clinton cannot let you hold a viewpoint about guns that is terrorizing the vast majority of Americans.  —  At yesterday's CNN Town Hall with Hillary Clinton, a Maryland teacher named Gail Santa Maria expressed concern about school shootings and asked whether “reinstating the ban …
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Hillary Clinton Gets Friendly With ‘Squirrel’ The RNC Sent To Stalk Her (VIDEO)  —  Hillary Clinton on Tuesday gave a signed copy of her new memoir “Hard Choices” to a Republican National Committee intern in a squirrel costume who's been following her book tour.
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Sources: Lois Lerner's emails likely gone forever  —  Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner's crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightening rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources.
CNN:
Obama to Congress: I don't need new permission on Iraq  —  Washington (CNN) — I'll let you know what's going on, but I don't need new congressional authority to act, President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Wednesday about his upcoming decision on possible military intervention in Iraq.
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Philip Ewing / Politico:
Will Afghanistan be Iraq redux?
Discussion: Associated Press and CNN
James Fallows / Reuters:
The Graciousness and Dignity of Richard B. Cheney  —  “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”  —  A few hours ago I said (sincerely) that a number of prominent officials who had set the stage for today's disaster in Iraq deserved respect …
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Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Young-adult group hits Landrieu in new ad: 'We can't afford that!'  —  Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit advocacy group with ties to billionaire donors Charles and David Koch that's geared toward young adults, is attacking Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) on economic issues in its second ad this cycle.
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
The IRS scandal shows the IRS needs a bigger budget  —  Over a year after a scandal involving IRS investigations into the tax status of conservative political non-profits, Congressional conservatives are still outraged.  On Tuesday June 17, Dave Camp (R-Michigan) — who chairs the House Ways …
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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
House budget punishes IRS with 15% cut, halts Obamacare enforcement
Discussion: Moe Lane and Weasel Zippers
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Feminazism After All  —  I always thought Rush Limbaugh was a little over the top with his designation of feminists as “Feminazis,” but being over the top is his job, after all.  It appears he was also prescient.  —  Right now the most formidable critic of contemporary radical feminism is Christina Hoff Sommers.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Patent & Trademark Office cancels several Washington Redskins trademarks  —  I've got to run right now, but I thought I'd note this, and point to the 2-to-1 decision, Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc. (USPTO TTAB June 18, 2014).  A quick excerpt: … The last two sentences are important …
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Theresa Vargas / Washington Post:
U.S. patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
In Landmark Decision, U.S. Patent Office Cancels Trademark For Redskins Football Team
Discussion: Mediaite
Caitlin Emma / Politico:
Jindal moves against Common Core  —  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued executive orders Wednesday to withdraw the state from the Common Core standards and federally subsidized standardized tests, defying his state legislature, his superintendent of education and the business community …
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New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Bobby Jindal announces plans to get Louisiana out of Common Core
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Tony Messenger / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Editor's note: Michael Gerson replaces George Will  —  Dear Post-Dispatch readers,  —  Starting today, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson replaces George Will on Thursdays and Sundays.  —  Mr. Gerson, who grew up in St. Louis and still has family here, is a former speechwriter and top aide to President George W. Bush.
Avik Roy / Forbes:
3,137-County Analysis: Obamacare Increased 2014 Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 49%  —  There are hundreds of aspects of Obamacare that people argue over.  But there's one question that matters above all others: does the Affordable Care Act live up to its name?  Does it make health insurance less expensive?
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Matthew Watkins / Dallas Morning News:
Dallas County commissioners unwittingly back slavery reparations  —  John Wiley Price's Price's resolution went beyond taking note of Juneteenth; it included a long list of injustices endured by blacks, from slavery to Jim Crow to predatory lending practices.
Adam Mann / Wired:
What's Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse  —  I grew up in Los Angeles, the city by the freeway by the sea.  And if there's one thing I've known ever since I could sit up in my car seat, it's that you should expect to run into traffic at any point of the day.
Discussion: Fox News
Max Fisher / Vox:
Israel's occupation of the West Bank is indefensible  —  JERUSALEM — There is a pleasant fiction in the United States and parts of Israel that the Israel-Palestine conflict exists in a sort of suspended animation, on pause and simply awaiting diplomatic resolution.
Discussion: The Dish
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David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
Vox Explains: Israel Is The Worst
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
 
 
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Steve Crabtree / Gallup:
Obesity Linked to Long-Term Unemployment in U.S.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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New York Times:
Candidate's Protest Clouds Afghan Vote-Counting for President
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Lauren French / Politico:
Vance McAllister might un-retire
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Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Glenn Beck admits: Liberals got Iraq right
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For Thad Cochran, a Brett Favre ad blitz
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Obama becomes Seller in Chief for new inventions
Mark J. Perry / AEIdeas:
Another energy milestone for ‘Saudi Dakota’: Daily oil production surpasses one million barrels for the first time ever
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Anti-Tax Crusader Grover Norquist Endorses Renaming Redskins After Ronald Reagan
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
White House: GOP Shutdown Threat Is All About Protecting ‘Big Polluters’
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