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3:08 AM ET, June 23, 2014


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Hunter Walker / Business Insider:
Hillary Clinton Says She Isn't ‘Truly Well Off’  —  Hillary Clinton's multimillion dollar fortune has caused some negative headlines during the media tour for the release of her new book “Hard Choices,” which is widely seen as a prelude to a potential 2016 presidential campaign.
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 …
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: CNN and ABC News
Edward Klein / New York Post:
Clinton bristled at Benghazi deception: book  —  In his new book, “Blood Feud,” journalist Edward Klein gets inside the dysfunctional, jealous relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama.  Here, he explains what happened the night of the Benghazi attack.
Elliott Abrams / Politico:
The Man Who Broke the Middle East  —  There's always Tunisia.  Amid the smoking ruins of the Middle East, there is that one encouraging success story.  But unfortunately for the Obama narratives, the president had about as much as to do with Tunisia's turn toward democracy as he did with the World Cup rankings.
Discussion: Instapundit
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Militants Take Major Border Post; Kerry Hints U.S. Is Open to a New Premier  —  BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government said Sunday that Sunni militants had taken control of a major Iraqi post on the Syrian border, strengthening their ability to move men and supplies into Iraq's heartland.
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Hints That U.S. Would Support New Leader for Iraq
ABC News:
Obama: Threat From Iraq Militants Could Grow
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Four western Iraqi towns fall to advancing ISIS militants
Discussion: Hot Air and The Week
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.
Wall Street Journal:
BNP, U.S. Near Settling for Up to $9 Billion  —  BNP Paribas and U.S. prosecutors have agreed to broad terms of a deal in which the bank would pay $8 billion to $9 billion and accept other punishment based on what investigators say is evidence the bank intentionally hid $30 billion of financial transactions that violated U.S. sanctions.
Discussion: Fox News and naked capitalism
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
IDF strikes nine Syrian targets in response to missile attack  —  Targets hit by Israeli forces included a Syrian Army command post; missile originally fired from Syrian territory through the border fence, kills 14 year-old Israeli son of Defense Ministry contractor.
Harriet Ryan / Los Angeles Times:
Advocates of splitting California into six states gathering signatures  —  Good day, future citizen of West California!  —  You may find yourself greeted thusly as you head into a supermarket or drugstore in Los Angeles on Saturday morning.  —  Advocates for Six Californias …
Discussion: The Week and Althouse
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