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Morning Must Reads: June 12

Jun 12, 2014
  • "Iraq edged closer to all-out sectarian conflict on Thursday as Kurdish forces took control of a provincial capital in the oil-rich north and Sunni militants vowed to march on two cities revered by Shiite Muslims." [WSJ]
    • "As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas ... But Iraq’s appeals for a military response have so far been rebuffed by the White House." [NYT]
  • On the Edge of Civil War in Ukraine [Buzzfeed]
  • What went wrong for Eric Cantor? [WashPost]
      • Kevin McCarthy makes his move [Politico]
      • Cantor stands to make a lot of money should he head to K Street [National Journal]
    • Here are 10 Pew charts showing how the United States is growing more partisan [TIME]
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