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8:00 PM ET, June 19, 2014

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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The plan for saving Iraq begins by ousting Maliki  —  What would an effective quick response to the catastrophic civil wars in Iraq and Syria look like?  Sometimes in foreign policy, as in sports, it can be useful to visualize the right technique — and then hit the ball.
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Economist:   How did it come to this?  —  The crisis in Iraq has roots going far back in history.
Max Boot / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed Here's what the U.S. can do about Iraq
Discussion: Guardian, The Dish and Informed Comment
Patrick Marley / JSOnline:
John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of ‘criminal scheme’  —  By Patrick Marley and Daniel Bice of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison — Prosecutors allege that Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of an effort to illegally coordinate fundraising among conservative groups to help …
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Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
State Prosecutors Allege Scott Walker At Center Of ‘Criminal Scheme’
Discussion: JSOnline
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Dianne Feinstein: Keep Brian Schweitzer ‘away from my husband’  —  Attention Brian Schweitzer: Dianne Feinstein's husband may want a word with you.  —  The former Montana governor had harsh words for the Senate Intelligence chairwoman in a profile published by National Journal on Thursday …
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CNN:
Brian Schweitzer says his ‘gaydar’ goes off when he sees Eric Cantor  —  (CNN) - Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer chose an interesting path and offered puzzling critiques since he tossed his name in the hat for a potential presidential run in 2016.  —  But comments the Democrat …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The Brian Schweitzer presidential speculation was fun while it lasted
Rebecca Riffkin / Gallup:
Public Faith in Congress Falls Again, Hits Historic Low  —  Of major U.S. institutions, Americans most confident in the military  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' confidence in Congress has sunk to a new low.  Seven percent of Americans say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” …
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Matt Fox / Daily Surge:
Hillary Clinton Asked To Inscribe “Hard Choices” To Ambassador Stevens  —  Jason Mattera caught up with Hillary Clinton at one of the DC stops on her book tour this week, and asked the former Secretary of State if she would mind signing a copy of Hard Choices... but with a twist.
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Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Megyn Kelly to Dick Cheney: Wrong, sir  —  FOX News' Megyn Kelly had some tough questions for former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday night, after he and his daughter, Liz, offered a scathing review of the Obama administration's foreign policy.  —  “In your op-ed [in the Wall Street Journal] …
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Rep. Meeks: Cheney Should ‘Take Care Of His Health And Just Keep His Mouth Shut’
Discussion: Mediaite
Esquire:
EXCLUSIVE: PROSECUTOR IS CLOSING IN ON GOV. CHRISTIE  —  Indictments against four cronies are near certain, sources say.  Only question is if David Samson, Christie's longtime crony, will flip. … Getty Images  —  “It's over, it's done, and I'm moving on.”  — Chris Christie, reassuring potential donors in Utah on June 14th
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Liberaland
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Republican Congressman Has Interesting Response To 9/11 Truther  —  “Do you think that Oswald was the only person to shoot Jack Kennedy, our president?”  Rep. Pete Sessions replied, when asked a 9/11 truther question by a high school class.  —  Asked if the government was withholding information …
Discussion: Mediaite
Adam Goldman / Washington Post:
CIA hatched plan to make demon toy to counter Osama bin Laden's influence  —  For more than a decade, the CIA has deployed drones, satellites, spies, informants and tracking devices to thwart al-Qaeda in Pakistan.  —  The spy agency also considered a plan to wage war with toys.
Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
Clinton Donor Bans Free Beacon From University of Arkansas Archives  —  A Hillary Clinton donor who serves as dean of the University of Arkansas libraries has banned the Washington Free Beacon from the school's special collections archives, after the news outlet published revealing stories …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
House GOP Crowns Kevin McCarthy The Next Majority Leader  —  House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California will be the next majority leader.  —  As expected, Republicans elected McCarthy to replace ousted Rep. Eric Cantor once he steps down from the post on July 31.
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Kristina Peterson / Wall Street Journal:
Text of Tom Graves Speech Nominating Kevin McCarthy for Majority Leader
The Hill:
Obama to leaders: Iraq plan won't require congressional vote  —  President Obama is not close to seeking congressional authorization for airstrikes in Iraq.  —  After a White House meeting between Obama and the top four leaders in Congress, all sides involved signaled they want to leave options open …
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New York Times:
United States to Send Military Advisers to Iraq
Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Hillary Clinton Pushed Obama to Keep Troops in Iraq
Thomson IR:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
Joe Coscarelli Follow / New York Magazine:
Bill O'Reilly Uncensored: On Hillary Clinton, the 2016 GOP, and His Fox News Colleagues  —  Highlights from the <em>Factor</em> host's Upper East Side sit-down with Geraldo Rivera.  —  Even on New York City's Upper East Side, Bill O'Reilly can draw a packed house of true believers.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Washington Post, New York Times and Mozilla team up for new Web site comment system  —  In an unusual partnership, The Washington Post, the New York Times and software developer Mozilla will team up to create digital tools that will make it easier for readers to post comments and photos …
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Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Mozilla to Develop Comments Platform for New York Times and Washington Post
Discussion: The Verge and The Huffington Post
 
 
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Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:
Shouting Match Erupts at Chris McDaniel Event
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Tim Logan / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles on cusp of becoming ‘major’ walkable city, study says
Discussion: ThinkProgress
CNN:
Cruz to Obama: Speak up for Sudanese woman
Discussion: Politico
Mark K. Matthews / Denver Post:
MARK UDALL VOTES ‘NO’ ON KEYSTONE, SAYS MORE TIME NEEDED; GOP POUNCES
Suffolk University:
NH Poll Shows Shaheen Leading Brown by 10 Points in Senate Race
Discussion: CNN and OnPolitics
Robert Tracinski / The Federalist:
Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rick Perry: I ‘stepped in it’ on gays, alcohol
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
David Morgan / Reuters:
Exclusive: Republicans ready messaging campaign aimed at women
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Post
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Norm Ornstein / NationalJournal.com:
Setting the Record Straight on a Polarizing Debate
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Mara Liasson / NPR:
NPR Poll: In Senate Battleground States, Obama Ratings Lag
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