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4:00 PM ET, June 22, 2014


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Ed Pilkington / Observer:
Hillary Clinton interview: will she or won't she run for president in 2016?  —  The former secretary of state talks about life as a female politician, grandchildren, dynasties - and the question on everyone's lips  —  ne of the most telling passages in Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton's …
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner's Computer Crash  —  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner's computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials' computers allegedly crashed.
ABC News:
Obama: Threat From Iraq Militants Could Grow  —  Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama warned Sunday.  —  The Iraqi public will ultimately reject the Islamic State …
Discussion: Politico, Associated Press, CNN and The Week
Four western Iraqi towns fall to advancing ISIS militants  —  Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) — A strategic border crossing and three other towns in western Iraq fell Saturday to the control of ISIS militants, a senior Iraqi security official said.  —  In addition to their offensives in northern Iraq …
Discussion: Hot Air
Stephen M. Walt / Foreign Policy:
Being a Neocon Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry  —  These guys were wrong about every aspect of Iraq.  Why do we still have to listen to them?  —  GOOGLE +
Associated Press:
CORRECTION: IRELAND-CHILDREN'S MASS GRAVES STORY  —  DUBLIN (AP) — In stories published June 3 and June 8 about young children buried in unmarked graves after dying at a former Irish orphanage for the children of unwed mothers, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that the children …
Discussion: Power Line and The Daily Caller
Kevin Baxter / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. faces ‘massive game’ against Portugal in World Cup  —  Both the U.S. and Portugal will go a long way toward determining their World Cup fates when they meet Sunday in the heat and humidity of the Amazon.  —  For the U.S., it's win and go on.  For Portugal, it's win or go home.  —  And a tie?
Peter Lloyd / Telegraph:
Why anonymity for men accused of rape is imperative  —  The witch-hunt suffered by Oxford University's Ben Sullivan shows exactly why men need pre-conviction anonymity in rape trials, writes Peter Lloyd  —  Oxford University students are considered some of the most privileged people in the country.
Discussion: Hot Air
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Sotomayor on Clinton and Costco  —  Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is offering the back story behind her run-in with Hillary Clinton at a Virginia Costco last weekend.  —  In an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's “This Week,” the justice said it was “not planned.”
Discussion: ABC News
How Davis wins by losing  —  Democrats are publicly rooting for Wendy Davis to turn Texas blue.  —  But privately, many of her supporters are resigned to her losing.  And, already, some political operatives are pondering how she can stay politically relevant beyond November.
Steven Rattner / New York Times:
Fear Not the Coming of the Robots  —  JUST over 50 years ago, the cover of Life magazine breathlessly declared the “point of no return for everybody.”  Above that stark warning, a smaller headline proclaimed, “Automation's really here; jobs go scarce.”  —  As events unfolded …
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
McCarthy: Blame Senate, not White House
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Washington Post:
Democrat-dominated Maryland not quite as liberal as its leaders
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ex-NSA Chief Pitches Banks Costly Advice on Cyber-Attacks
Richard Trumka / The Hill:
We need comprehensive immigration reform now
Kyle Smith / New York Post:
How are Obama and the IRS getting away with a blatant coverup?
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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John Amato / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Embattled Gov. Chris Christie Defends Embattled Gov. Scott Walker
Discussion: New Jersey Online
Associated Press:
Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar Inventor, Dies at 90
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Donald Trump / NY Daily News:
Central Park Five settlement is a ‘disgrace’