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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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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Sotomayor on Clinton and Costco
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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
Washington Post:
Iraqi military facing ‘psychological collapse’ after losses, desertions  —  Iraqis prepare to fight militants  —  After militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took Mosul and other Iraqi cities, the government issued a call for volunteers to join the army.  Many Iraqis answered.
Discussion: Guardian
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
QUESTIONS MOUNT ABOUT EFFORT TO DRIVE DEMOCRAT VOTES FOR COCHRAN  —  CLEVELAND, Mississippi — “I still think the slaves should get their 40 acres and a mule,” LeeRoy Carter, a black preacher who's working to get out the vote among black Democrats for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) for the GOP primary runoff, told Breitbart News on Thursday.
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama Encouraging Family-Friendly Work Policies  —  President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit Monday, even though the U.S. government doesn't always set the best example.  —  The United States is the only industrialized nation …
Discussion: Politico
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.
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Jedediah Purdy / The Daily Beast:
God Save the United States From This Anti-Democratic Court  —  Operating on elitism and mystique, America's highest court is increasingly a threat to our ideal of self-government—leading to an important debate about how to fix it.  —  Should a self-respecting democracy have a Supreme Court like ours …
Wall Street Journal:
BNP Near Settling for Up to $9 Billion  —  BNP and U.S. prosecutors have agreed to broad terms of a deal in which the French bank would pay $8 billion to $9 billion to settle a probe of alleged transactions that violated U.S. sanctions.
Discussion: Fox News and naked capitalism
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Rand Paul: We Created ‘Jihadist Wonderland’ In Iraq  —  As the Islamist militia group ISIS gains new ground in Iraq, capturing four more towns near the Syrian border and barreling towards Baghdad, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is holding strong to his belief that the United States should stay out of the conflict in the region.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Here are the 12 most competitive Senate races in the country  —  The November election is 135 days away.  But we now have a very clear idea of what the Senate playing field will look like.  —  Primaries have, largely, sorted themselves out in the most competitive Senate races in the country …
Discussion: Hot Air
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Welcome to Dave Brat's America: Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy says Kill the Export-Import Bank  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL ECONOMY KEVIN MCCARTHY CORPORATE WELFARE CRONYISM EXPORT IMPORT BANK DAVE BRAT  —  House Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy says Congress should let the Export-Import Bank expire …
Discussion: Moe Lane
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.
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.
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
 
 
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