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10:00 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
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Here are the 12 most competitive Senate races in the country
Discussion: Hot Air
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
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: OnPolitics
Ed Pilkington / Observer:
Hillary Clinton interview: will she or won't she run for president in 2016?
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,” …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egyptian Court Convicts 3 Al Jazeera Journalists  —  CAIRO — A judge on Monday convicted three journalists of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood to broadcast false reports of civil strife in Egypt.  —  Two of the journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison, and the third was given 10 years …
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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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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
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
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
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 …
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
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
 
 
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Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Kevin McCarthy talks Iraq, future of the GOP; latest on IRS scandal
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
 Earlier Items: 
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Rand Paul: We Created ‘Jihadist Wonderland’ In Iraq
Harriet Ryan / Los Angeles Times:
Advocates of splitting California into six states gathering signatures
Discussion: The Week and Althouse
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IDF strikes nine Syrian targets in response to missile attack
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner's Computer Crash
 

 
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