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12:15 PM ET, June 10, 2015

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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
U.S. Embracing a New Approach on Battling ISIS in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON — In a major shift of focus in the battle against the Islamic State, the Obama administration is planning to establish a new military base in Anbar Province and send 400 American military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake the city of Ramadi.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems set budget trap for GOP  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday rejected demands by Democratic Senate leaders to hold a budget summit this month.  —  McConnell's dismissal creates a fiscal standoff in the Senate months earlier than expected over whether spending limits …
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Trouble looms for Mitch McConnell's Senate
Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg View:
Reason Magazine Subpoena Stomps on Free Speech  —  Wielding subpoenas demanding information on anonymous commenters, the government is harassing a respected journalism site that dissents from its policies.  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York claims these comments …
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NTSB:
NTSB Issues Second Update on its Investigation Into the Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia  —  WASHINGTON - As part of its ongoing investigation into the May 12, 2015, derailment of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia, the NTSB today provides this update on the analysis of the engineer's cell phone and related records.
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Marco's Money … By MICHAEL FALCONE  —  NOTABLES  —ANALYSIS — ABC's RICK KLEIN: It's easy enough to mock a particular media portrayal of Marco Rubio, cast as — shock! — someone who has struggled with his finances yet owns a luxury boat that isn't that fancy and an expensive home that looks, well, fine.
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Jeb Bush, explaining campaign shakeup, calls for ‘patience’  —  BERLIN — In his first comments since Monday's shakeup, Jeb Bush told reporters here he felt the need to reorganize his team based on “the magnitude of the journey,” not any perceived struggles of his nascent campaign.
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Politico:
Behind the Jeb Bush campaign shake-up
Washington Post:
Super PAC backing Jeb Bush unlikely to hit $100 million by end of June
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
A new inside account of Obama's Israel ire  —  President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  —  When it's released June 23, the new book by bestselling historian Michael Oren is going to be the talk of Washington and Jerusalem — not to mention everywhere people …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and The PJ Tatler
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Dallas Morning News:
Dueling views of McKinney melee fault intruding teens, racist adults, police officer
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
President decries ‘endless partisan’ attacks on ObamaCare  —  President Obama on Tuesday made an emotional plea to protect the Affordable Care Act just weeks before the law could face its biggest legal challenge to date.  —  In a half-hour speech to the Catholic Health Association on Tuesday …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
Is Obama Trying to Sway the Supreme Court?
Discussion: Slate, SCOTUSblog, ACS Blog and Instapundit
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans Still Say Liberties Should Trump Anti-Terrorism  —  Story Highlights  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — The federal government's recent actions to limit the scope of what it can do to prevent terrorism are consistent with Americans' preference to prioritize civil liberties over anti-terrorism efforts when the two come into conflict.
Stephen A. Schwarzman / Wall Street Journal:
How the Next Financial Crisis Will Happen  —  After the financial crisis, a focus on safety and soundness was good medicine for the financial system.  New bank liquidity and capital policies, among other initiatives, strengthened a debilitated patient.  The banking system is now stronger …
Kevin Rector / Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore prosecutor asked police to target area where Freddie Gray was arrested  —  About three weeks before Freddie Gray was chased from a West Baltimore corner by three Baltimore police officers — the start of a fatal encounter — the office of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked police to target …
Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project:
NATO Publics Blame Russia for Ukrainian Crisis, but Reluctant to Provide Military Aid  —  Publics of key member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) blame Russia for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.  Many also see Russia as a military threat to other neighboring states.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Politico
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Survey Points to Challenges NATO Faces Over Russia
Discussion: The Week and Marginal REVOLUTION
Robert Samuels / Washington Post:
Let down by Obama, some black voters ask: Is it even worth backing Clinton?  —  Jacksonville, Fla. — During those two electric Novembers, the chance to elect a black president, and then keep him in office, seized Regenia Motley's neighborhood.  —  Nightclubs were registering voters.
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette
Miles Johnson / Mother Jones:
Donald Rumsfeld Apparently Forgot the Times He Said the Iraq War Was Good for Democracy  —  It's a good thing we are here to remind him.  —  A few days ago, Donald Rumsfeld tried to distance himself from former President George W. Bush on the Iraq War, noting that he never bought …
Discussion: Daily Kos, US News and The Agonist
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Arit John / Bloomberg Business:
New Hampshire Republicans Ask Fox News, RNC for Debate Changes  —  GOP figures call for more inclusion in the first-in-the-nation primary state.  —  t aritbenie  —  Low-polling Republican presidential candidates aren't the only ones upset with Fox News's debate rules.
Discussion: Washington Post and Yahoo Politics
IATA:
Airlines to Address Carry-On Bag Dilemma  —  Miami - The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced a new initiative to optimize the accommodation of carry-on bags given differing carry-on bag sizes and airline policies.  —  Working with airline members of IATA and aircraft manufacturers …
New York Daily News:
What “Seinfeld” can teach college students  —  When one of the most famous and beloved entertainers on the planet says he won't perform for college students — a demographic practically hardwired to fawn over celebrities of even questionable talent — it's a little like Derek Jeter saying …
Discussion: EW.com and Betsy's Page
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Tech Startups Woo Investors With Unconventional Financial Terms — but Do Numbers Add Up?
Discussion: The Verge and The Big Picture
Kate Aubusson / Sydney Morning Herald:
Christian couple vow to divorce if same-sex marriage is legalised
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Advocate
Allison R. Hayward / USA Today:
The IRS can still silence political dissent: Column
The Columbus Dispatch:
Clinton off-base on Ohio voting rules
Associated Press:
Suicide Bomber Targets Ancient Egyptian Temple in Luxor
Discussion: The Week
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
Voldemort is polling better than many Republican presidential candidates
 Earlier Items: 
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Secret Service officers at White House lacked security clearances, officials say
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and Fox News
Kevin Donovan Investigations / Toronto Star:
CBC host Evan Solomon fired after Star investigation finds he took secret cut of art deals
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Chris Christie Is Stealing John McCain's Playbook
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Kasich taps two veteran advisers for expected presidential campaign
Discussion: Fox News
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Army Gen. Randy Taylor introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event