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8:25 AM ET, June 23, 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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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Sotomayor on Clinton and Costco
Discussion: CNN
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton says she's unlike the ‘truly well off’
Discussion: American Prospect and Mediaite
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
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Kerry in Iraq to rally factions  —  Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Monday looking to rally political leaders within the country to unite against extremist fighters who have seized large swaths of the nation's northern regions.  —  Kerry is slated to meet …
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Hints That U.S. Would Support New Leader for Iraq
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: New York Times and Guardian
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 …
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.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Conservatives and Climate Change  —  On Sunday Henry Paulson, the former Treasury secretary and a lifelong Republican, had an Op-Ed article about climate policy in The New York Times.  In the article, he declared that man-made climate change is “the challenge of our time,” …
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge:
Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein To Death Has Been Executed By ISIS, Local Media Reports  —  Back in 2006, after the second US invasion of Iraq culminated if not with the discovery of the WMDs (which were the pretext for the invasion in the first place), but the unearthing (literally) …
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
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
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.
David Tovar / Walmart Corporate:
Fact Check: The New York Times “The Corporate Daddy”  —  We saw this article in The New York Times and couldn't overlook how wildly inaccurate it is, so we had some fun with it.  I hope you will too.  —  Here are the links we mentioned in our edits:  —  1. Associate story re …
Discussion: AEIdeas and The Daily Caller
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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Obama Encouraging Family-Friendly Work Policies
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