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David Catanese / U.S. News:
'She'd Probably Get Shot At The State Line'  —  A local district chairman says there's no love for Hillary in the Natural State.  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has apparently worn out her welcome in the state where her husband served as governor.
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Amie Parnes / The Hill:
President Clinton: ‘Dead broke’ comments were ‘factually true’  —  DENVER — Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday defended his wife Hillary Clinton's recent comments on wealth, saying she is “not out of touch.”  —  In a discussion with NBC's David Gregory as part of the Clinton Global Initiative …
lohud.com:
Hillary Clinton sign defaced: ‘Benghazi’ scrawled in red
Jon Murray / Denver Post:
BILL CLINTON OFFERS ADVICE FOR UDALL, TALKS POTENTIAL HILLARY RUN
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Hillary Clinton to collect $225,000 for keynote at UNLV fundraiser
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.
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Democrat: IRS chief ‘arrogant’  —  Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said Tuesday that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has done “a terrible job communicating” in the investigation into former IRS official Lois Lerner's missing emails.  —  “Obviously, I think he is doing a terrible job communicating …
Discussion: Hot Air
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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.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Testy Exchange Erupts as I.R.S. Chief Is Questioned on Messages
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
Allison Kopicki / New York Times:   A Survey Says: Support Is Thin for Tea Party, but It Retains Its Muscle
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
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
Discussion: WISN Channel 12 and The Raw Story
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 …
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.
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 …
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Jan Hoffman / New York Times:
Cool at 13, Adrift at 23  —  At 13, they were viewed by classmates with envy, admiration and not a little awe.  The girls wore makeup, had boyfriends and went to parties held by older students.  The boys boasted about sneaking beers on a Saturday night and swiping condoms from the local convenience store.
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.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Kerry: 'We Don't Do Foreign Policy By Polls'  —  Secretary of State John Kerry tells Fox News's James Rosen that the Obama administration does not “do foreign policy by polls.”  That, the sescretary of state said, is “a good thing.”  —  The claim came in a response to a question …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
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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 …
Geoffrey Nunberg / The Atlantic Online:
When Slang Becomes a Slur  —  The linguist who testified against the Redskins in their trademark proceedings explains why the team's name can't be separated from historical hatreds.  —  The thing to bear in mind about the Redskins trademark case is that it was basically about the '60s—and the '60s of Mad Men, not Woodstock.
Discussion: National Review
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Reality of Student Debt Is Different From the Clichés  —  The deeply indebted college graduate has become a stock character in the national conversation: the art history major with $50,000 in debt, the underemployed barista with $75,000, the struggling poet with $100,000.
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
Ken McIntyre / The Daily Signal:
IRS Admits Wrongdoing, to Pay $50,000 in Leaking of Marriage Group's Tax Return  —  Two years after activists for same-sex marriage obtained the confidential tax return and donor list of a national group opposed to redefining marriage, the Internal Revenue Service has admitted wrongdoing and agreed to settle the resulting lawsuit.
 
 
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Alecia Phonesavanh / Salon:
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Senate Dems Cite Scalia's Support In Push For Campaign Money Disclosure
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
Should Principals Be Treated Like CEOs?
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Washington Post:
McDonnell prosecutors allege undisclosed gifts from people other than Williams
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and WJLA-TV
Alisa Wiersema / ABC News:
Michelle Obama on Taking Sasha to Job Interview, Work-Family Struggles
Jonathon Sharp / CBS Minnesota:
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Discussion: Gawker, The Daily Caller and Mediaite
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New York Times:
Rebekah Brooks Found Not Guilty in Phone Hacking Case
Dennis Welch / KASW-TV:
Pressure builds for Huppenthal to quit
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Billionaire activist to meet with White House officials
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
Matt Lamb / The College Fix:
Gay Activists Target Campus Building Named After Polish Anti-Communist Hero
Discussion: The Daily Caller