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11:30 PM ET, June 22, 2014

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Hunter Walker / Business Insider:
Hillary Clinton Says She Isn't ‘Truly Well Off’  —  Hillary Clinton's multimillion dollar fortune has caused some negative headlines during the media tour for the release of her new book “Hard Choices,” which is widely seen as a prelude to a potential 2016 presidential campaign.
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Edward Klein / New York Post:
Clinton bristled at Benghazi deception: book  —  In his new book, “Blood Feud,” journalist Edward Klein gets inside the dysfunctional, jealous relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama.  Here, he explains what happened the night of the Benghazi attack.
Elliott Abrams / Politico:
The Man Who Broke the Middle East  —  There's always Tunisia.  Amid the smoking ruins of the Middle East, there is that one encouraging success story.  But unfortunately for the Obama narratives, the president had about as much as to do with Tunisia's turn toward democracy as he did with the World Cup rankings.
Discussion: Instapundit
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Militants Take Major Border Post; Kerry Hints U.S. Is Open to a New Premier  —  BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government said Sunday that Sunni militants had taken control of a major Iraqi post on the Syrian border, strengthening their ability to move men and supplies into Iraq's heartland.
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Hints That U.S. Would Support New Leader for Iraq  —  CAIRO — Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Cairo on the first leg of a trip to try to rally Arab support on the Iraq crisis, said on Sunday that it was important for Iraqis to “find leadership” that could bridge the deep sectarian divides …
ABC News:
Obama: Threat From Iraq Militants Could Grow
Discussion: Politico
CNN:
Four western Iraqi towns fall to advancing ISIS militants
Discussion: Hot Air and The Week
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner's Computer Crash  —  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner's computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials' computers allegedly crashed.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Sotomayor on Clinton and Costco  —  Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is offering the back story behind her run-in with Hillary Clinton at a Virginia Costco last weekend.  —  In an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's “This Week,” the justice said it was “not planned.”
Discussion: CNN and ABC News
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IDF strikes nine Syrian targets in response to missile attack  —  Targets hit by Israeli forces included a Syrian Army command post; missile originally fired from Syrian territory through the border fence, kills 14 year-old Israeli son of Defense Ministry contractor.
Steven Rattner / New York Times:
Fear Not the Coming of the Robots  —  JUST over 50 years ago, the cover of Life magazine breathlessly declared the “point of no return for everybody.”  Above that stark warning, a smaller headline proclaimed, “Automation's really here; jobs go scarce.”  —  As events unfolded …
Kevin Baxter / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. faces ‘massive game’ against Portugal in World Cup  —  Both the U.S. and Portugal will go a long way toward determining their World Cup fates when they meet Sunday in the heat and humidity of the Amazon.  —  For the U.S., it's win and go on.  For Portugal, it's win or go home.  —  And a tie?
Peter Lloyd / Telegraph:
Why anonymity for men accused of rape is imperative  —  The witch-hunt suffered by Oxford University's Ben Sullivan shows exactly why men need pre-conviction anonymity in rape trials, writes Peter Lloyd  —  Oxford University students are considered some of the most privileged people in the country.
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
McCarthy: Blame Senate, not White House
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