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2:30 PM 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.
Washington Free Beacon:
REMINDER: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is Major Democratic Donor
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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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
As Cochran Courts Blacks, Tea Party Vows to Police Polls
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Emily Wagster Pettus / Associated Press:   Racial Politics Roils Mississippi Runoff
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.
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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: WISN Channel 12 and The Raw Story
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.
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Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
BridgeGate II: Pulaski Skyway Reportedly At Center Of Separate Christie Probes
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
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CNN:
Sudanese Christian woman rearrested, legal team says  —  (CNN) — A Sudanese Christian woman who'd been sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith — and then released — was rearrested Tuesday at an airport as she was trying to leave the African country, her legal team told CNN on Tuesday.
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Porn star's tweet prompts Steve Stivers aide Adam Kuhn to resign  —  The chief of staff to Ohio GOP Rep. Steve Stivers has resigned after a former porn actress posted an explicit photo of the aide online.  —  Adam Kuhn, a longtime Stivers' aide and chief of staff, resigned on Tuesday.
Discussion: Mediaite and Business Insider
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Senator: 'I'm Not Going To Oppose' Gay Marriage If Voters Want It  —  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Tuesday he wouldn't oppose gay marriage if voters decided that's what they wanted.  —  “I'm a pretty traditional guy,” Johnson said, in comments reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Discussion: Mediaite and ThinkProgress
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Bill Glauber / JSOnline:   If the voters want it, Ron Johnson won't oppose gay marriage
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Law Is An Ass  —  There's been a bubbling hum of controversy surrounding the Senate Daily Press Gallery's decision to deny credentials to SCOTUSBlog.  And as it happens, the issues involved here are ones I know fairly well since I'm the owner of a new media company and had to navigate …
Rebecca Leber / The New Republic:
What Climate Change Looks Like on Your Front Porch  —  If you are like the typical American, then you think climate change is a real problem, but you're not clamoring for action.  Yes, you've heard that the planet is getting warmer—that the sea levels are rising and, somewhere, storms probably getting worse.
Discussion: Capital New York
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Justin Gillis / New York Times:
Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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 …
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: Althouse and Hot Air
Jon Murray / Denver Post:
BILL CLINTON OFFERS ADVICE FOR UDALL, TALKS POTENTIAL HILLARY RUN  —  Former President Bill Clinton comes over to chat with the media during his tour of the new Stout Street Health Center and Renaissance Stout Street Lofts June 23, 2014.  Mayor Hancock and John Parvensky …
Discussion: Politico, CNN, Daily Surge and OnPolitics
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Disastrous Iraq Policy: An Autopsy  —  The president ignored the country for years, with tragic results.  And liberals shouldn't be afraid to admit it.  —  Yes, the Iraq War was a disaster of historic proportions.  Yes, seeing its architects return to prime time to smugly slam President Obama …
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
Should Principals Be Treated Like CEOs?  —  It's a widely held belief that a talented leader is the key to a successful school.  Research shows that highly effective principals put a student's achievement gains two to seven months ahead in a single school year—while weak leaders slow a student's progress by the same amount.
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
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: Washington Post and ABC News
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ABC News:
Boehner Says He's ‘All In’ to Remain as Speaker
Discussion: Politico
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Rage Against the Outrage Machine  —  The scene is familiar to every soccer fan: An aggressive defender slightly bumps a striker, who reacts as if struck by a taser's barb.  His arms flail.  His legs crumple beneath him.  He writhes on the turf, grabbing at indeterminate pain.
Washington Post:
McDonnell prosecutors allege undisclosed gifts from people other than Williams  —  McDonnell, wife charged in federal corruption probe  —  Federal prosecutors have alleged that former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell (R) and his family accepted an expensive island vacation …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and WJLA-TV
Dennis Welch / KASW-TV:
Pressure builds for Huppenthal to quit  —  PHOENIX — Pressure on the state's top school official to resign continued to mount Monday as more anonymous blog posts from John Huppenthal emerged.  —  Using an online alias, the superintendent of public instruction posted several comments …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 
 
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New York Times:
Rebekah Brooks Found Not Guilty in Phone Hacking Case
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
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Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Billionaire activist to meet with White House officials
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Matt Lamb / The College Fix:
Gay Activists Target Campus Building Named After Polish Anti-Communist Hero
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Emily Gosden / Telegraph:
Greenpeace executive flies 250 miles to work
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
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New York Times:
Poll Finds Dissatisfaction Over Iraq
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Wingnuts' destructive shenanigans — and the media who enable them
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