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5:20 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, Informed Comment and The Dish
Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Hillary Clinton Pushed Obama to Keep Troops in Iraq
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
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
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
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.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and RedState
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Kristina Peterson / Wall Street Journal:
Text of Tom Graves Speech Nominating Kevin McCarthy for Majority Leader
The Hill:
GOP chooses leaders today
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
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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Dan Merica / CNN:
Clinton's memoir: A bestseller, a bomb or both?  —  Washington (CNN) - When it comes to someone as polarizing as Hillary Clinton, book sale success is increasingly in the eye of the beholder.  —  Clinton detractors and supporters are already spinning the sale numbers with little more than a week since …
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” …
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.
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.
Robert Tracinski / The Federalist:
Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You  —  Like most people, I haven't been all that interested in the controversy over whether the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive.  Personally, I'm more offended that Washington, DC, has become the kind of megalopolis that can support an NFL team.
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.
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: The PJ Tatler and RedState
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 …
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.
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 …
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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Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
Clinton Donor Bans Free Beacon From University of Arkansas Archives
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
Suffolk University:
NH Poll Shows Shaheen Leading Brown by 10 Points in Senate Race
Discussion: OnPolitics and CNN
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rick Perry: I ‘stepped in it’ on gays, alcohol
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Norm Ornstein / NationalJournal.com:
Setting the Record Straight on a Polarizing Debate
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Washington Post, New York Times and Mozilla team up for new Web site comment system
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Return of the GOP hawks
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Mara Liasson / NPR:
NPR Poll: In Senate Battleground States, Obama Ratings Lag
Kate Tummarello / The Hill:
Supreme Court tosses some software patents
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If She Had Drinks, You May Be a Rapist
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Seven in 10 Americans Back Euthanasia
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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