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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.
Economist:   How did it come to this?  —  The crisis in Iraq has roots going far back in history.
New York Times:
United States to Send Military Advisers to Iraq
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
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’  —  State prosecutors in Wisconsin have alleged that Gov. Scott Walker (R) was part of an effort to illegally coordinate conservative groups' fundraising during the 2011 and 2012 recall elections in the state, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Discussion: JSOnline
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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 …
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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Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Americans' Confidence in News Media Remains Low  —  Across newspapers, TV, and Internet, confidence no higher than 22%  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' faith in each of three major news media platforms — television news, newspapers, and news on the Internet — is at or tied with record lows …
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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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.
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
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.
Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:
Shouting Match Erupts at Chris McDaniel Event  —  JACKSON, Miss. -A quiet morning campaign event erupted into a shouting match Thursday morning when a Democratic voter crashed a coffee klatch by State Sen. Chris McDaniel and got into an angry confrontation the conservative who is challenging six term Sen. Thad Cochran.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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 …
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 …
 
 
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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
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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
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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
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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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KC Johnson / Minding The Campus:
If She Had Drinks, You May Be a Rapist
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Seven in 10 Americans Back Euthanasia
Kurtis Lee / Denver Post:
HICKENLOOPER SUPPORTED GUN MAGAZINE LIMIT BECAUSE OF STAFFER PROMISE
Tony Messenger / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Editor's note: Michael Gerson replaces George Will
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Sources: Lois Lerner's emails likely gone forever
 

 
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