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2:55 PM ET, June 14, 2014


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Ron Fournier /
Did The IRS Really Lose Lois Lerner's Emails?  Let a Special Prosecutor Find Them  —  Obama needs to address this ‘phony scandal’ and the public trust with real transparency.  —  A sloppy mistake, the government calls it, but you couldn't blame a person for suspecting a cover-up …
Discussion: American Thinker and Althouse
CBS News:
IRS lost Lois Lerner's emails in tea party probe  —  Lois Lerner, former director of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division at the IRS, listens during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill March 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Discussion: Power Line and Hullabaloo
IRS Claims to Have Lost Over 2 Years of Lerner Emails  —  f t # e  —  Washington, DC - Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 - April 2011.
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claimed Friday that it cannot …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
George Will responds to senators on his sexual assault column  —  Editor's note: On Thursday, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Robert Casey (D-Pa.) sent a letter to Post columnist George Will objecting to his column published online …
Meg Wagner / NY Daily News:
‘Highly spiritual’ Oregon high school shooter Jared Padgett wrote plans to kill ‘sinners’ in diary: police  —  Police found the alleged shooter's diary in his family's Oregon home.  The 15-year-old's detailed plans did not name specific people as targets, police said.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Kyle Iboshi / KGW-TV:
Reynolds HS suspect detailed plan to ‘kill sinners’ in journal  —  PORTLAND — The 15-year old gunman at Reynolds High School planned to kill classmates, who he called “sinners,” according to a journal police found in the suspect's home.  —  Police found the journal while searching Jared Padgett's father's home.
Betsy Rothstein / The Daily Caller:
Here's The Shocking Way Google Uses ‘Bigotry’ In A Sentence  —  Google has an odd way of looking at “bigotry.”  —  When you punch in the word “bigotry” into the Google search engine, here's what you'll find.  —  Interesting.  Why is “right-wing” a correlation to bigotry?
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Larry Pratt And Alex Jones Warn Obama Is Training Military To Turn On The Tea Party  —  Last week, after a couple motivated by far-right ideology killed three people in Las Vegas, we wrote about the Right's efforts in 2009 to quash a Department of Homeland Security report on violent right-wing extremism .
Discussion: The Raw Story
John Amato / Latest from Crooks and Liars:   Alex Jones & Larry Pratt: Obama Training Military To Attack Tea Party
Abby Simons / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Supreme Court endorsee's pending DWI case surprises the GOP  —  Only a few knew about Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald's arrest.  —  Attorney Michelle MacDonald, the GOP's endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and resisting arrest …
Emma Green / The Atlantic Online:
Masters of Love  —  Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.
Arizona Republic:
Horne threatens to sue feds over transporting migrants to Ariz.  —  Hundreds of migrant children are being housed in detention centers in southern Arizona that the Arizona Attorney General's Office will soon be inspecting.  Unaccompanied children have been crossing the border illegally.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton: ‘Liberating’ to speak my mind  —  Hillary Clinton said Friday that she's “totally done” curbing her speech for political reasons and finds her new perspective “liberating,” following a week of bruising headlines over missteps in her first round of interviews to promote her new book.
Discussion: CNN and Washington Post
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
GOP agenda on hold until the party analyzes Eric Cantor's loss
Discussion: Hot Air
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
Blame Obama First  —  On June 12, as al Qaeda forces marched …
Discussion: The New Republic and Hot Air
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
After hours of strife, lawmakers pass budget without Medicaid expansion
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Daily Kos
Juliet Williams / Associated Press:
Christie Disagrees With Perry on Gay Comparison
Discussion: CNN
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Discussion: Washington's Blog
Washington Post:
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