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9:45 AM ET, June 24, 2014

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Testy Exchange Erupts as I.R.S. Chief Is Questioned on Messages  —  WASHINGTON — Representative Darrell Issa of California, the Republican who is leading one of the investigations into the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of Tea Party groups, accused the I.R.S. commissioner on Monday of lying …
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Brett Taylor / Twitchy:
‘Just nailed Koskinen to the wall’: Trey Gowdy brings the heat to IRS hearing [video]  —  Conservatives cheered Rep. Trey Gowdy's line of questioning tonight at the House Oversight Committee's hearing featuring IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Video: IRS Head Waited 2 Months to Tell Congress, FBI About Lost Emails
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
New York Times:
Poll Finds Dissatisfaction Over Iraq  —  Dissatisfaction with President Obama's conduct of foreign policy has shot up among both Republicans and Democrats in the past month, even though a slim majority supports his recent decision to send military advisers to Iraq to confront the growing threat …
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CBS News:
Most Americans say Iraq war wasn't worth the costs: Poll
Discussion: RT and TalkLeft
CBS News:
Poll: Lagging approval for Obama overall and on Iraq
Discussion: Washington Post and Weasel Zippers
New York Times:
The Supreme Court Correctly Affirms the E.P.A.'s Authority  —  The Clean Air Act is a complex and often confusing piece of legislation, especially when it comes to confronting the challenges of global warming, which were not fully understood when the original law was passed in 1970.
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
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New York Times:
Which Supreme Court Justices Vote Together Most and Least Often
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry
Leslie Larson / NY Daily News:
Chelsea Clinton: I tried to care about money but couldn't  —  The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-secretary of state Hillary Clinton explained in a recent interview why she left lucrative professions and opted for working with her family's philanthropic foundation.
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Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Hillary Clinton Just Tipped Her Hand About Her 2016 Platform
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
The story isn't that Hillary Clinton is rich, it's that she's an overrated politician
Bruce Vielmetti / JSOnline:
Shorewood man charged with 13 counts of voter fraud  —  By Bruce Vielmetti of the Journal Sentinel  —  A Shorewood man has been charged with more than a dozen counts of illegal voting, accused of casting multiple ballots in four elections in 2011 and 2012, including five in the 2012 gubernatorial recall.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Karoli / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Scott Walker Fan Indicted For Massive Voter Fraud  —  True the Vote was nowhere to be found when Robert Monroe stuffed the ballot box for Scott Walker and Alberta Darling?  —  Repeat after me: Consistently documented voter fraud is a Republican phenomenon, not a Democratic one.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
David Hochman / Playboy:
PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: GARY OLDMAN  —  When actors list other actors they deeply admire, Gary Oldman's name inevitably shoots to the top.  Sid Vicious, Dracula, Beethoven, Lee Harvey Oswald, The Dark Knight's Commissioner Gordon, Harry Potter's Sirius Black—Oldman's range is so staggering …
Discussion: Daily Surge, NME News and Gawker
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David Hochman / Playboy:
PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: GARY OLDMAN
New York Times:
2nd Bridge Inquiry Said to Be Linked to Christie  —  Investigations into the Christie administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have zeroed in on possible securities law violations stemming from a $1.8 billion road repair agreement in 2011, according to people briefed on the matter.
Jay Bookman / Ajc Blogs:
Is the First Amendment only for Christians?  —  Jody Hice, a Baptist minister and talk-radio host, is running for Congress in Georgia's 10th Congressional District as a stern defender of the First Amendment and religious freedom.  But that freedom does not apply to those of the Muslim faith.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
Georgia GOP candidate Jody Hice: Muslims not protected by the First Amendment
Gallup:
After Exchanges Close, 5% of Americans Are Newly Insured  —  More than half of newly insured in '14 got insurance through exchanges  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Five percent of Americans report being newly insured in 2014.  More than half of that group, or 2.8% of the total U.S. population …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
First on CNN: Romney to endorse Scott Brown  —  (CNN) - Mitt Romney's making another endorsement, and this time it's in a crucial Senate race in his own backyard.  —  CNN has learned that next week the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will endorse Scott Brown, the frontrunner among …
Discussion: OnPolitics and Washington Post
Susan Davis / USA Today:
Fundraising assists Boehner's grip on House GOP  —  WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner is donating more than $1 million to the House Republican campaign fund this week, a total that suggests he is consolidating power in the House, not planning for retirement.
Discussion: ABC News
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Will Mississippi mudslinging give Dems a chance in South?  —  If Chris McDaniel on Tuesday knocks off Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), national Democrats will have a rare offensive opportunity in the Deep South.  —  The nasty, divisive primary fight comes to a close in tonight's runoff election …
Dana Davidsen / CNN:
Michelle Obama: Woman president should happen ASAP  —  (CNN) - Michelle Obama said Monday she's “definitely” not jumping into politics, but suggested the United States might not be too far away from having its first woman commander in chief.  —  Asked at the Washington event if she would consider …
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette
Politico:
The existential crisis of the liberal millionaire  —  David Brock has a message for liberal millionaires: Don't sweat being called hypocrites.  —  Brock, a former “right-wing hit-man"-turned-top big money Democratic operative, is part of a behind-the-scenes campaign to convince donors it's OK …
Discussion: Hot Air, Washington Monthly and Poynter
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Problems with collective action: Column  —  The VA scandal is another government example of the failure to follow a collective mission  —  Government, we are sometimes told, is just another word for things we choose to do together.  —  Like a lot of things politicians say, this sounds good.
Discussion: The Hill
Andrew Hasbun / FOX 10 News:
MCSO launches investigation into Gilbert dog deaths  —  As the owners of 20 dogs wait for answers as to why their pets died at a Gilbert boarding service, Fox 10 News has learned that the son and daughter-in-law of US Senator Jeff Flake were tasked with caring for the dogs while the boarding house's owners were out of town.
 
 
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
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David Heinzmann / Chicago Tribune:
New sensors will scoop up ‘big data’ on Chicago
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
I'm Insanely Jealous of Sweden's Work-Family Policies. You Should Be, Too.
Discussion: Washington Post
Amanpour:
EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi Kurdistan leader Massoud Barzani says ‘the time is here’ for self-determination
Discussion: Guardian, Hot Air and New York Times
Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News:
Lucky Run-In: Hero Jogger Rescues Kidnapped Texas Baby
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Salon:
Wingnuts' destructive shenanigans — and the media who enable them
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Nima Elbagir / CNN:
Christian woman freed after death sentence in Sudan
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ABC News:
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Discussion: CNN and Politico
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Gun nuts are terrorizing America: The watershed moment everyone missed
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