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7:25 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
Colin Campbell / Business Insider:
Arkansas GOP Official Says He Was ‘Taken Way Out Of Context’ When He Predicted Hillary Clinton Would Get Shot
Spotlight on Cochran, Rangel  —  (CNN) — Rep. Charlie Rangel is claiming victory in his last dance.  —  The Democratic congressman from New York, who was first elected to the House of Representatives 44 years ago, appears to have survived a fierce primary challenge.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Raw Story
Washington Post:
Cochran beats McDaniel in nail-biter in Mississippi  —  HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Sen. Thad Cochran (R) narrowly survived the toughest election of his four-decade political career, holding off an insurgent tea party challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel in Tuesday night's runoff election …
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Judge Dismisses McDaniel Supporter's Lawsuit To Prevent Crossover Voting
Discussion: and Associated Press
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
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 …
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.
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
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: Balloon Juice and The Mahablog
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
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.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
No Ex-Im lifeline from Boehner  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday refused to offer a lifeline to the Export-Import Bank, sending another signal that Congress could allow the lending agency's charter to expire at the end of September.  —  Boehner has supported the bank in the past …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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 …
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.
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, Techdirt and Engadget
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Nick Davies / Guardian:
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Rush Limbaugh:
Vice President Cheney and Liz Cheney on the Dangers Facing America
Discussion: Politico and PoliticusUSA
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: theGrio and YG Network
Robert Gearty / Fox News:
Facebook pulls jihadi pages hawking ISIS gear after query
Discussion: Mediaite and National Review
 Earlier Items: 
Sam Borden / New York Times:
Uruguay's Suárez, Known for Biting, Leaves Mark on World Cup
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Kerry: 'We Don't Do Foreign Policy By Polls'
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
Jan Hoffman / New York Times:
Cool at 13, Adrift at 23  —  At 13, they were viewed by classmates …
Ken McIntyre / The Daily Signal:
IRS Admits Wrongdoing, to Pay $50,000 in Leaking of Marriage Group's Tax Return