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10:55 AM ET, June 25, 2014

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Anna Palmer / Politico:
Defiant Chris McDaniel declines to concede in speech to supporters  —  HATTIESBURG, MISS. — A defiant Chris McDaniel walked up to the podium at his election night headquarters here after the Republican runoff was called for his opponent Sen. Thad Cochran — and then he didn't concede.
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The Clarion-Ledger:
Last Slide  —  Cochran had trailed McDaniel in the June 3 primary by less than 1,500 votes, but forced a runoff when neither received more than 50 percent.  Cochran had since sought to “expand the electorate,” including pulling in independent and Democratic voters.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Election Law Blog
Josh Kraushaar / NationalJournal.com:
Cochran's Secret Weapon: Democratic Voters  —  Higher African-American turnout likely prevented tea party favorite from winning the Mississippi Senate race.  —  Sen. Thad Cochran(Liz Lynch)  —  Sen. Thad Cochran's narrow victory over Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi Senate runoff deprives Democrats …
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
CHRIS MCDANIEL TO CHALLENGE ELECTION RESULTS  —  HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — State Sen. Chris McDaniel will challenge the results of the Tuesday runoff election where 41-year incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran won by about 6,400 votes, he announced to a room of supporters here at his victory party …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Big Jump in Turnout Is Key in Thad Cochran's Victory  —  Turnout hadn't increased in a Senate runoff primary election in 30 years until Tuesday night, when a momentous surge of voters allowed Senator Thad Cochran to defeat Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed state senator, in Mississippi's Republican Senate runoff.
James Hohmann / Politico:
Takeaways from a wild primary night
Washington Post:
Cochran beats McDaniel in nail-biter in Mississippi
CNN:
Spotlight on Cochran, Rangel
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Raw Story
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:   Judge Dismisses McDaniel Supporter's Lawsuit To Prevent Crossover Voting
ABC News:
Sawyer, Stephanopoulos and Muir Take on New Roles Leading ABC News Programming  —  Diane Sawyer to Lead New ABC News Programming Tackling Big Issues and Extraordinary Interviews  —  George Stephanopoulos Promoted to Chief Anchor of ABC News Handling Special Reports and Breaking News
Jill Lawrence / The Week:
Hillary Clinton's elitism problem  —  Of course Clinton is out of touch with the everywoman she desperately wants to be.  She just needs to accept it.  —  We're not in 2008 anymore.  —  H  —  illary Clinton was in full-throttle Everywoman mode the night she won the 2008 Ohio primary.
Discussion: naked capitalism, Hot Air and CNN
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David Catanese / U.S. News:
'She'd Probably Get Shot At The State Line'
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Arkansas GOPer: Saying Hillary Would ‘Get Shot’ Wasn't Meant As A Threat
Discussion: The Daily Banter
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Cheney: Next attack ‘likely’ deadlier than 9/11  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday predicted the United States would not make it out of the next decade without another terrorist attack, likely much bigger than 9/11.  —  Cheney, who has made a similar warning a number of times before …
Discussion: Shakesville
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Hugh Hewitt / The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Vice President Cheney On The Collapse Of The Obama Foreign Policy
Rush Limbaugh:
Vice President Cheney and Liz Cheney on the Dangers Facing America
Discussion: Politico, emptywheel and PoliticusUSA
Erick Erickson / RedState:
The Marionettes Remain Uncut  —  “At some point there will be more people with knives out to cut the strings than there will be puppeteers with checkbooks.”  —  Having been an elected Republican and someone who routinely takes the position of supporting conservatives in primaries and Republicans …
Denver Post:
BOB BEAUPREZ WINS GOP GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY  —  After weeks of calling John Hickenlooper's term as governor “failed leadership,” Republican nominee Bob Beauprez said Tuesday his campaign to unseat the incumbent ramps up Wednesday.  —  “We've got a lot of work to do from this point forward,” he said.
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Denver Post:
IN BOB BEAUPREZ, COLORADO GOP GOES WITH MAINSTREAM CONTENDER
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Robert Berkvist / New York Times:
Eli Wallach, Multifaceted Actor, Dies at 98  —  Eli Wallach, who was one of his generation's most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years, died on Tuesday.  He was 98.  —  His death was confirmed by his daughter Katherine.
Discussion: Guardian
Justin Sink / The Hill:
‘Zero tolerance’ for corruption at Ex-Im bank, says White House  —  President Obama will have “zero tolerance” for fraud and corruption at the embattled U.S. Export-Import Bank, the White House said Tuesday, amid reports that the bank has suspended or removed four officials over alleged kickbacks.
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
No Ex-Im lifeline from Boehner
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Rick Loomis / Stars & Stripes:
Top 10 outrageous VA behaviors  —  In addition to covering up appointment wait time records and handing out undeserved bonus awards, misconduct within the Department of Veterans Affairs extends to everything from sexual abuse and skipping work to identity theft and drug distribution.
Markos Moulitsas / The Hill:
Koch owned and operated  —  If you want to know who each of our two major parties represent, simply look at their donors.  —  According to data compiled by OpenSecrets.org, Democratic Party committees, on both the federal and state levels, have dramatically outraised their Republican counterparts …
Michael Laris / Washington Post:
House committee votes to give Chinese Embassy new address: No. 1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza  —  The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday voted to rename the stretch of road in front of the Chinese Embassy “Liu Xiaobo Plaza,” a symbolic nod to the Nobel Prize-winning dissident and a slap at the human rights record of officials in Beijing.
Discussion: Guardian and Telegraph
 
 
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