TIME Morning Must Reads

Morning Must Reads: June 18

Capitol
The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson—Getty Images

Obama foreign policy rating reaches new low; Benghazi suspect captured; Iran vows to protect Shi'ite holy sites; Hillary Clinton acts like a candidate while promoting new book; how the IRS lost emails; and the race for Majority Whip

  • Obama’s foreign policy rating plummets, even without Iraq according to a new NBC News/WSJ poll [NBC News]
  • U.S. weighs anti-ISIS strategy in Iraq and Syria [TIME]
  • U.S. captures Benghazi suspect in secret raid [Washington Post]
  • Ahmed Abu Khattala arrest spoils GOP Benghazi party [The Daily Beast]
  • “Iraq’s biggest oil refinery was partially ablaze Wednesday after army helicopter gunships beat back an attack on the facility northwest of Baghdad by Islamic extremists, eyewitnesses in the area said.” [NYT]
  • Iran vows to defend Iraq’s Shi’ite holy sites in Iraq [Reuters]
  • Back to Iraq: return of the vulcans [TIME]
  • 6 times Hillary Clinton sounded, acted like a candidate [CNN]
  • Hillary Clinton says she had doubts when anti-Islam video was blamed for Benghazi attack [Fox News]
  • America divided over Hillary Clinton presidency [NBC News]
  • How the IRS ‘lost’ Lois Lerner’s emails [USA Today]
  • The return of GOP hawks [Politico]
  • 5 things to watch in Janet Yellen’s second press conference [The Hill]
  • Obamacare subsidies push cost of health law above projections [LA Times]
  • On gay rights, Obama has built a legacy [National Journal]
  • 3 things you should know about the candidates for Majority Whip [TIME]
  • “North Carolina, a state that at the presidential level went barely blue in 2008, and then barely red in 2012, has become ground zero for the ‘war on women’ strategy that has worked well for Democrats in the past and is fueling much of their national approach to the midterm elections.” [Washington Post]

 

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