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2:50 AM ET, June 25, 2014


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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.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Arkansas GOPer: Saying Hillary Would ‘Get Shot’ Wasn't Meant As A Threat  —  The Arkansas GOP official who reportedly said that Hillary Clinton would “probably get shot” if she entered the state as a presidential candidate asserted on Tuesday that he had been taken out of context.
Discussion: The Daily Banter
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 …
Colin Campbell / Business Insider:
Arkansas GOP Official Says He Was ‘Taken Way Out Of Context’ When He Predicted Hillary Clinton Would Get Shot  —  An official in the Arkansas Republican Party insists he didn't mean Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton any harm when he told U.S. News she would …
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, resigned on Tuesday.  Kuhn is single, while the actress is married.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:   GOP Rep's Chief Of Staff Resigns After Porn Star Tweets Photo Of His Penis
Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Voters think IRS emails were deliberately destroyed  —  The consensus is: it's no accident.  More than three-quarters of voters — 76 percent — think the emails missing from the account of Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official at the center of the scandal over targeting of conservative groups, were deliberately destroyed.
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Democrat: IRS chief ‘arrogant’
Discussion: Hot Air and American Spectator
Fox News:
‘You have a problem with credibility’: IRS chief comes under fire at House hearing
Breaking: Cochran holds off tea party challenge in runoff  —  (CNN) — After a long and bitter fight, Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will manage to fend off a serious tea party challenge in Tuesday's GOP Senate runoff, CNN projects, and move closer to a seventh term.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Raw Story
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Judge Dismisses McDaniel Supporter's Lawsuit To Prevent Crossover Voting
Discussion: and Associated Press
Sudan death row case: US works for Meriam Ibrahim exit  —  Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to a baby daughter in prison  —  The US says it is working with Sudan to ensure a woman freed from death row can leave the country, after she was detained at Khartoum airport.
Harriet Sherwood / Guardian:
Sudan death row woman Meriam Ibrahim rearrested
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and Shakesville
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
Archivist Faults I.R.S. for Not Reporting Loss of Emails  —  WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report a hard drive crash that destroyed emails belonging to a senior official at the center of a scandal over the agency's treatment …
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Grassley's Hunt For An Obama Insider Trading Scandal Backfires On GOP  —  Early last year, Wall Street traders somehow found out that the Obama administration planned to make a policy change to Medicare before the news was even announced.  —  The flurry of stock trades in major health care companies …
Discussion: The Mahablog
Daniel Newhauser / Roll Call:
Boehner Planning House Lawsuit Against Obama Executive Actions  —  Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, told Republicans Tuesday he could have an announcement within days on whether the House will file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, challenging the executive actions that have become the keystone of the administration.
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Drunk Fox News Anchor Brawls With Airport Cops In Jailhouse Video  —  Remember the middle-aged Fox News anchor who was arrested while intoxicated at an airport bar in St. Paul, Minnesota?  You may have even seen Gregg Jarrett's mugshot floating around last month.
Alecia Phonesavanh / Salon:
A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son  —  After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law's place, just outside of Atlanta.
Stephanie Simon / Politico:
Obama alums join anti teachers union case  —  Teachers unions are girding for a tough fight to defend tenure laws against a coming blitz of lawsuits — and an all-out public relations campaign led by former aides to President Barack Obama.  —  The Incite Agency, founded …
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.
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.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones  —  Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide provide a rare glimpse at the extensive ways law enforcement and intelligence agencies use the tool …
Discussion: RT, Engadget and Techdirt
Channel NewsAsia:
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has stirred controversy with his comment on ISIS militants — he said that if UMNO members were as brave as ISIS militants, the party would be strong.  —  MALAYSIA: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has stirred controversy with his comment on ISIS militants.
Rush Limbaugh:
Vice President Cheney and Liz Cheney on the Dangers Facing America  —  RUSH: We'd like to welcome back — and we have 'em both at the same time today.  This is a first, Vice President Cheney and Liz Cheney both joining us at the same time.  Welcome to both of you.  Welcome back to the program.
Discussion: Politico and PoliticusUSA
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Nick Davies / Guardian:
Scotland Yard want to interview Rupert Murdoch about crime at his UK papers
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Kerry Implores Kurdish Leader to Join a Government and Not Break Away
Ruben Navarrette Jr / The Daily Beast:
Hillary Clinton's Latino Problem
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Here's A Video Of Congressional Leaders Holding Hands And Swaying (VIDEO)
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Tim Hanrahan / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Accused of ‘Overreach’ in Chipotle Stop
Discussion: YG Network and theGrio
Robert Gearty / Fox News:
Facebook pulls jihadi pages hawking ISIS gear after query
Sam Borden / New York Times:
Uruguay's Suárez, Known for Biting, Leaves Mark on World Cup
 Earlier Items: 
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Poor care at VA hospitals cost 1,000 veterans their lives, report says
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Kerry: 'We Don't Do Foreign Policy By Polls'
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
Geoffrey Nunberg / The Atlantic Online:
When Slang Becomes a Slur
Discussion: National Review
New York Times:
2nd Bridge Inquiry Said to Be Linked to Christie