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10:05 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
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
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Hillary Clinton Just Tipped Her Hand About Her 2016 Platform  —  But Republicans are too busy cheering her gaffes to notice  —  The downside, and the upside, and the other downside of Hillary Clinton's overwhelming popularity among Democrats, and the related likelihood that she will avoid …
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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
The story isn't that Hillary Clinton is rich, it's that she's an overrated politician
Emily Cahn / Roll Call:
Pick Your Clinton: Democrats Want Duo on Trail
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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
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 …
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Nima Elbagir / CNN:
Sudanese Christian woman rearrested  —  (CNN) — A Sudanese woman whose death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith was revoked has been rearrested, her legal team told CNN Tuesday.  —  Meriam Ibrahim, 27, and her husband, Daniel Wani, were arrested Tuesday at an airport …
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Nima Elbagir / CNN:   Christian woman freed after death sentence in Sudan
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 …
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
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.
Salon:
Wingnuts' destructive shenanigans — and the media who enable them  —  Here's why one side is to blame — and why it matters  —  The latest Pew Poll deep dive into American political attitudes inspired a very bored Ron Fournier to sigh deeply, dust off his lace cuffs and blithely wave off all concerns about …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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
Bill Glauber / JSOnline:
If the voters want it, Ron Johnson won't oppose gay marriage  —  By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel  —  U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, a Republican from Oshkosh, said Monday that he's a traditionalist, but if voters want gay marriage to be legal he won't step in their way.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 
 
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Emily Gosden / Telegraph:
Greenpeace executive flies 250 miles to work
Susan Davis / USA Today:
Fundraising assists Boehner's grip on House GOP
Discussion: ABC News
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Open Carry Texas Group Calls Off March In Predominantly Black Neighborhood
Discussion: The Daily Banter
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
First on CNN: Romney to endorse Scott Brown
Discussion: OnPolitics and Washington Post
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Problems with collective action: Column
Discussion: The Hill
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
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Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News:
Lucky Run-In: Hero Jogger Rescues Kidnapped Texas Baby
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Dana Davidsen / CNN:
Michelle Obama: Woman president should happen ASAP
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette
Walter Russell Mead:
The Jihadi Menace Gets Real
Discussion: Power Line and The Dish
ABC News:
Obama to Award Medal of Honor to New Hampshire Man
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Rick Perlstein / Salon:
Gun nuts are terrorizing America: The watershed moment everyone missed
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 

 
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