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3:55 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.
Discussion: AEIdeas, ParaPundit and Lawfare
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Associated Press:
Iraqi Factions Jockey to Oust Maliki, Citing U.S. Support  —  BAGHDAD — Alarmed over the Sunni insurgent mayhem convulsing Iraq, the country's political leaders are actively jockeying to replace Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, Iraqi officials said Thursday.
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 …
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
Dianne Feinstein / 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 …
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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” …
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.
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New York Times:
United States to Send Military Advisers to Iraq  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that the United States will deploy up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help its beleaguered security forces fend off Sunni militants, edging the United States back into a conflict that Mr. Obama thought he had left behind.
Discussion: Spectator and Washington Post
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Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Hillary Clinton Pushed Obama to Keep Troops in Iraq
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
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.
Seattle Times blogs:
Why we're banning Redskins in The Seattle Times  —  The most controversial name in sports won't appear again in The Seattle Times' print edition or on the seattletimes.com home pages as long as I am sports editor.  —  It's time to ban the use of “Redskins,” the absurd, offensive and outdated name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C.
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
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 lightning rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources.
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.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Republican Congressman Tells Men: Wives “Desperately” Need Their Husbands To Step Up  —  “Your children need you.  Your woman, your wife, she needs you.  It's time that you become a real man.”  —  Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp Thursday talked Thursday about the need for husbands to step up …
Discussion: RedState and The PJ Tatler
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rick Perry: I ‘stepped in it’ on gays, alcohol  —  Rick Perry says he “stepped right in it” when he recently likened alcoholism to homosexuality.  —  The Republican governor of Texas made the controversial comparison at an event in San Francisco last week.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Mara Liasson / NPR:
NPR Poll: In Senate Battleground States, Obama Ratings Lag … In the key battleground states that will decide control of the Senate this November, President Obama's approval numbers are lower than they are nationally - but not much lower.  —  That's the key finding in a new poll …
Louisa Moller / WTIC FOX CT:
High School In Woodbury Blocks Students From Accessing Conservative Sites  —  A Woodbury High Schooler claims he uncovered political bias in the implementation of a firewall blocking some political Web sites at his school.  —  18-year-old Andrew Lampart, a senior at Nonnewaug High School …
kff.org:
Survey of Non-Group Health Insurance Enrollees  —  Liz Hamel, Mira Rao, Larry Levitt, Gary Claxton, Cynthia Cox, Karen Pollitz and Mollyann Brodie  —  Executive Summary  —  January 1, 2014 marked the beginning of several provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) making significant changes …
KC Johnson / Minding The Campus:
If She Had Drinks, You May Be a Rapist  —  The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has been waging a war on campus due process, ordering colleges to change their disciplinary processes to make it more likely that students accused of sexual assault will be found culpable.
Mark K. Matthews / Denver Post:
MARK UDALL VOTES ‘NO’ ON KEYSTONE, SAYS MORE TIME NEEDED; GOP POUNCES  —  Rarely has a dead-end vote caused this much trouble for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall.  —  But on Wednesday the Colorado Democrat was forced, once again, to pick sides in the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline …
 
 
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Suffolk University:
NH Poll Shows Shaheen Leading Brown by 10 Points in Senate Race
Discussion: OnPolitics and CNN
Robert Tracinski / The Federalist:
Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You
Norman Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
Iraq: What We Know Now and What We Knew Then
David Morgan / Reuters:
Exclusive: Republicans ready messaging campaign aimed at women
Discussion: Washington Post and Daily Kos
Norm Ornstein / NationalJournal.com:
Setting the Record Straight on a Polarizing Debate
Discussion: Liberal Values
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Return of the GOP hawks
Discussion: Washington Monthly and msnbc.com
Kate Tummarello / The Hill:
Supreme Court tosses some software patents
Discussion: Politico
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Seven in 10 Americans Back Euthanasia
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Kurtis Lee / Denver Post:
HICKENLOOPER SUPPORTED GUN MAGAZINE LIMIT BECAUSE OF STAFFER PROMISE
Washington Post:
Chaos in Iraq prompts soul-searching among military veterans
Discussion: New York Times
The Hill:
GOP chooses leaders today
Discussion: Politico
Rupert Murdoch / Wall Street Journal:
Immigration Reform Can't Wait
Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
How Hillary Clinton Is Trying to Have It Both Ways on the IRS Scandal
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