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12:45 AM ET, June 22, 2014

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Walter Olson / Cato Institute:
Kim Strassel and the WSJ on the Lost IRS Emails  —  Earlier this week Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel won a much deserved Bradley Award for her work in investigative journalism.  It's at times like this, in which revelations about evidence destruction at the Internal Revenue Service …
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Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
About Those Missing Emails
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Power Line
Donald Trump / NY Daily News:
Central Park Five settlement is a ‘disgrace’  —  An unacceptable amount of time and money has been spent on the infamous case, and it's ridiculous for it to be settled at a cost of $40 million to taxpayers, Trump says.  —  My opinion on the settlement of the Central Park Jogger case is that it's a disgrace.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Stopping a lawless president  —  What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls “taming the prince” — making executive power compatible with democracy's abhorrence of arbitrary power — has been a perennial problem of modern politics.  It is now more urgent in the United States than at any time since the Founders …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Mark Collette / Corpus Christi Caller-Times:
Mass graves of migrants found in Falfurrias (+ Video)  —  FALFURRIAS - Unidentified migrants who died entering the United States were buried in mass graves in a South Texas cemetery, with remains found in trash bags, shopping bags, body bags, or no containers at all, researchers discovered.
Associated Press:
Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar Inventor, Dies at 90  —  DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police Lt. David Spicer took four .45-caliber slugs to the chest and arms at point-blank range and lived to tell about it.  Like thousands of other police officers and soldiers shot in the line of duty …
Discussion: Liberaland
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
IRS Official Whose Emails Were “Lost” Visited White House More Than 30 Times  —  1.1K  —  SHARES  —  Last night on The Kelly File Chief Counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice Jay Sekulo revealed that the former chief of staff to former IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, Nikole Flax …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Balloon Juice
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Rachael Bade / Politico:
IRS chief defiant on Lois Lerner email loss
Discussion: Scared Monkeys, Hot Air and RedState
David Montgomery / Argus Leader:
S.D. Republican Party calls for Obama impeachment  —  The South Dakota Republican Party state convention passed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama Saturday.  —  The resolution says Obama has “violated his oath of office in numerous ways.”
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Presbyterians Vote to Divest Holdings to Pressure Israel  —  DETROIT — After passionate debate over how best to help break the deadlock between Israel and the Palestinians, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Friday at its general convention to divest from three companies …
Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
Ralph Reed: Those who oppose same-sex marriage can draw lessons from fight against slavery  —  Seeking to encourage social conservative activists to persevere in the fight against same-sex marriage, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed drew parallels between the ongoing debate …
Kamal Namaa / Reuters:
Iraq militants take Syria border post in drive for caliphate  —  (Reuters) - Sunni fighters have seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers a century ago in a campaign to create an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company  —  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it can't provide emails sent between 2009 and 2011 that were requested by congressional investigators because of hard drive crashes.  —  The agency said that emails stored on dead drives …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Weasel Zippers
Wall Street Journal:
Secret U.S. Plan to Aid Iraq Fizzled Amid Mutual Distrust  —  The Obama's Administration Devoted Only a Handful of U.S. Specialists to the Task.
Discussion: Hot Air, Moe Lane and Fox News
 
 
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Klint Finley / Wired:
Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to Patent Trolls
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Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
Every Senior V.A. Executive Was Rated ‘Fully Successful’ or Better Over 4 Years
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Mark Felsenthal / Reuters:
White House announces funding to address immigrant surge
Discussion: Guardian and The Raw Story
Friends of Scott Walker / Press Room:
Governor Scott Walker Releases Column in Response to Media Coverage of John Doe
Bloomberg:
Oil Odyssey Offers Glimpse of Kurdish Independence in Iraq
Discussion: Israpundit, The Dish and Bloomberg View
Dana Ford / CNN:
Presbyterians vote to allow same-sex marriage
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