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3:15 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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Ed Pilkington / Observer:
Hillary Clinton interview: will she or won't she run for president in 2016?  —  The former secretary of state talks about life as a female politician, grandchildren, dynasties - and the question on everyone's lips  —  ne of the most telling passages in Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton's …
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
Edward Klein / New York Post:
Clinton bristled at Benghazi deception: book
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
ABC News:
Obama: Threat From Iraq Militants Could Grow
Discussion: CNN and 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.
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.
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
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
McCarthy: Blame Senate, not White House
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Wall Street Journal:
BNP, U.S. Near Settling for Up to $9 Billion  —  BNP Paribas and U.S. prosecutors have agreed to broad terms of a deal in which the bank would pay $8 billion to $9 billion and accept other punishment based on what investigators say is evidence the bank intentionally hid $30 billion of financial transactions that violated U.S. sanctions.
Discussion: Fox News and naked capitalism
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 …
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.
 
 
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Harriet Ryan / Los Angeles Times:
Advocates of splitting California into six states gathering signatures
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Brandon Darby / BREITBART.COM:
US MEDIA RESTRICTED AT BORDER, FEDERAL AGENT CITES SAFETY CONCERNS
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