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10:25 AM ET, June 23, 2014

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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: Firedoglake, Guardian and Eschaton
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New York Times:
Iraq's Military Seen as Unlikely to Turn the Tide
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry in Baghdad to Urge Iraqis to Form New, Inclusive Government
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Kerry in Iraq to rally factions
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Hints That U.S. Would Support New Leader for Iraq
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.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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New York Times:
Conservatives Plan to Use Poll Watchers in Mississippi  —  WASHINGTON — As Senator Thad Cochran, the veteran Republican, fights for his political life in Mississippi by taking the unexpected step of courting black Democrats, conservative organizations working to defeat him are planning …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Gawker
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Here are the 12 most competitive Senate races in the country
Discussion: Hot Air
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,” …
Abby W. Schachter / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Your bedroom instead of a dorm room  —  President Obama gets points for properly assessing the problem with student loan debt.  He acknowledges that too many students earning a bachelor's degree (71 percent) graduate with debt that is so burdensome (averaging $29,400) that many delay important milestones …
Discussion: Moe Lane
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years in Egypt  —  Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed of Al-Jazeera English sentenced on terrorism-related charges  —  An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists from Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each …
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egyptian Court Convicts 3 Al Jazeera Journalists
Drudge Report:
BOOK: HILLARY HAS BAD HEART  —  A new provocative work by bestselling author Ed Klein claims Hillary Clinton's health problems are much more severe than she has publicly revealed!  —  “She had managed to keep her medical history secret out of fear that, should it become public …
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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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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Some Democrats fear Clinton's wealth and ‘imperial image’ could be damaging in 2016
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 …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
THE ABSOLUTIST … - ARCHIVE - WORLD CUP - DAILY COMMENT - AMY DAVIDSON - ANDY BOROWITZ - JOHN CASSIDY - MARIA KONNIKOVA - RICHARD BRODY - SHOP
Discussion: Business Insider
CBS News:
Poll: Many Americans wary of U.S. role in Iraq  —  Shares -  —  NEW YORK — Fifty percent of Americans think the U.S. doesn't have a responsibility to do something about the recent violence in Iraq, while fewer - 42 percent — think the U.S. does, a CBS News/New York Times poll reveals.
Discussion: Politico
Kristen Mitchell / The Columbus Dispatch:
Abortion battles may increase in Ohio  —  Anti-abortion-rights activists in Ohio are working on a legislative agenda for 2015 that could continue to chip away at access to abortion.  —  Already this year, one clinic is in danger of closing because of a provision in last year's budget and three others face the same outcome.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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: The Daily Caller and AEIdeas
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 Wallace / Fox News:
Kevin McCarthy talks Iraq, future of the GOP; latest on IRS scandal  —  Special Guests: Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Cleta Mitchell, Julian Epstein, Howard Schultz  —  This is a rush transcript from “Fox News Sunday,” June 22, 2014.  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
 
 
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Michael Gartland / New York Post:
Rangel caught littering
Discussion: Daily Surge and Mediaite
Washington Post:
Virginia's governor claims he can expand Medicaid on his own say-so
Guardian:
Polish foreign minister says country's alliance with US worthless
Discussion: National Review and American Power
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge:
Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein To Death Has Been Executed By ISIS, Local Media Reports
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama Encouraging Family-Friendly Work Policies
Discussion: Politico
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Rand Paul: We Created ‘Jihadist Wonderland’ In Iraq
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Harriet Ryan / Los Angeles Times:
Advocates of splitting California into six states gathering signatures
Discussion: The Week and Althouse
Elliott Abrams / Politico:
The Man Who Broke the Middle East
Discussion: Instapundit
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IDF strikes nine Syrian targets in response to missile attack
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Sotomayor on Clinton and Costco
Discussion: CNN
 

 
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