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8:15 AM ET, June 19, 2014

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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
How Hillary Clinton Is Trying to Have It Both Ways on the IRS Scandal  —  With an eye on the presidency in 2017, another Clinton is parsing words and pandering.  —  Did Hillary Clinton sell out President Obama on the IRS scandal?  I assumed so when BuzzFeed Politics posted this tweet:
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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 …
Discussion: Clayton Cramer and Power Line
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.
Theresa Vargas / Washington Post:
U.S. patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging  —  The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team's name “disparaging to Native Americans.”
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Erick Erickson / RedState:
The Redskins Get Their Trademark Yanked by Aggrieved White Liberals
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Patent & Trademark Office cancels several Washington Redskins trademarks
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.
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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The Hill:
GOP chooses leaders today  —  House Republicans will decide on Thursday whether to respond to the stunning defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) by adding a representative from a deep red state to their leadership team.  —  Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) …
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
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
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.
Rupert Murdoch / Wall Street Journal:
Immigration Reform Can't Wait  —  There is rarely a good time to do hard things, and America won't advance if legislators act like seat-warmers.
Discussion: Mediaite
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?
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Hillary Interview Ratings Underwhelm on CNN and Fox  —  Hillary Clinton sat down for two heavily-promoted interviews on cable news Tuesday evening, but they did not deliver the blockbuster ratings CNN and Fox News were likely expecting — or at least hoping for.
 
 
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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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Obama becomes Seller in Chief for new inventions
Max Fisher / Vox:
Israel's occupation of the West Bank is indefensible
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Adam Mann / Wired:
What's Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse
Discussion: Fox News
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
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White House: GOP Shutdown Threat Is All About Protecting ‘Big Polluters’
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