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9:55 AM 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 significant shift of strategy in Iraq, 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 and repel the Islamic State.
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Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Prepares Plan to Send Hundreds More Trainers to Iraq  —  Move follows Iraqi loss of Ramadi to Islamic State  —  President Barack Obama is poised to send hundreds more American military advisers to a new base in a strategic Iraqi region to help devise a counterattack …
Fox4News.com:
McKinney officer resigns due to actions in pool party video  —  McKinney Police Corporal Eric Casebolt has resigned after video showed him pushing a 15-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and pointing his firearm at other teens.  —  Casebolt's lawyer informed FOX4 of Casebolt's decision on Tuesday afternoon.
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Seth Stoughton / Talking Points Memo:
A Former Cop On What Went Wrong In McKinney
Dallas Morning News:
Dueling views of McKinney melee fault intruding teens, racist adults, police officer
CJCiaramella / BuzzFeed:
Justice Department Subpoenas Reason.com To Unmask Commenters  —  The Justice Department made the classic mistake of reading the comments, and now it wants to know the identity of internet commenters who talked about putting a federal judge in a wood chipper.
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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  —  WASHINGTON — As NATO faces a resurgent Russian military, a substantial number of Europeans do not believe that their own countries should rush to defend an ally against attack, according to a comprehensive survey to be made public on Wednesday.
Discussion: The Week and Marginal REVOLUTION
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.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics and Politico
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Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Obama lawyers asked secret court to ignore public court's decision on spying
Politico:
Rubio's ‘luxury speedboat’ is a fishing boat  —  In an effort to showcase Sen. Marco Rubio's history of financial struggles, The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Florida Republican had spent “$80,000 for a luxury speedboat” even as he faced outstanding debts.
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Katie Glueck / Politico:   Ted Cruz team looks beyond Iowa, New Hampshire
Nick Gass / Politico:
Bachelor Lindsey Graham promises a ‘rotating first lady’  —  Unmarried Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says that if he becomes president, he will have a “rotating first lady.”  —  “Well, I've got a sister.  She could play that role if necessary,” the 59-year-old South Carolinian presidential …
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Kasich taps two veteran advisers for expected presidential campaign  —  Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) has tapped a pair of veteran Republicans to play senior roles in his upcoming presidential campaign, according to multiple sources.  The decisions are the latest steps in preparation …
Discussion: Fox News
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Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
John Kasich's Super-PAC Hires Fred Davis as Media Strategist
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David K. Li / New York Post:
The genius behind ‘Headless Body in Topless Bar’ headline dies at 74  —  Longtime New York Post news editor and film critic Vincent Musetto — who wrote what's arguably the most famous headline in newspaper history — died on Tuesday.  —  He had just turned 74 in May.
Discussion: NPR and CBS Boston
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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.
Discussion: The Hill, The Week and Political Wire
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
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: The PJ Tatler and Israel Matzav
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Trouble looms for Mitch McConnell's Senate  —  That burst of legislative activity this year?  It was fun while it lasted.  —  Getty  —  A summer of gridlock is bearing down on Washington, threatening to put an end to the burst of legislative productivity that kicked off Mitch McConnell's reign atop the Senate.
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid rips McConnell over judges
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Army Gen. Randy Taylor introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event … A married Army general on Tuesday introduced his spouse at a Pentagon event that featured lots of top brass, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as the keynote speaker.  —  What made this seemingly routine …
Washington Post:
Super PAC backing Jeb Bush unlikely to hit $100 million by end of June  —  A super PAC backing former Florida governor Jeb Bush is likely to fall short of collecting $100 million by the end of this month, despite widespread expectations that the group would hit that record-breaking sum, according to people close to the operation.
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Chris Christie Is Stealing John McCain's Playbook  —  Down in the polls, the New Jersey governor is camping out in New Hampshire and focusing on national security as he tries to rebuild momentum for his flagging campaign.  —  GOFFSTOWN, New Hampshire—The Straight Talk Express has returned to New Hampshire …
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 …
 
 
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New York Daily News:
What “Seinfeld” can teach college students
Discussion: EW.com
Kevin Donovan Investigations / Toronto Star:
CBC host Evan Solomon fired after Star investigation finds he took secret cut of art deals
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify Raises $526 Million Amid Battle With Apple
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Wynton Hall / BREITBART.COM:
Washington Post Poll: Obamacare Hits Record Unpopularity
Scott Mayerowitz / Associated Press:
Airline group suggests smaller carry-on bags to free up bins
Discussion: IATA, Washington Post, Mashable and The Week
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Franklin Graham Drops Bank Over LGBT Rights Stance, Joins Bank That's Sponsoring A Pride Event