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Morning Must Reads: June 23

Jun 23, 2014
  • "As Iraqi Army forces try to rally on the outskirts of Baghdad after two weeks of retreat, it has become increasingly clear to Western officials that the army will continue to suffer losses in its fight with Sunni militants and will not soon retake the ground it has ceded." [NYT]
    • "U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq's prime minister in Baghdad on Monday to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad's forces abandoned the border with Jordan, leaving the entire Western frontier outside government control." [Reuters]
    • What's the Pentagon's endgame in Iraq? [TIME]
  • Crashes mount as as military flies more drones in U.S. [WashPost]
  • "Incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Sunday he wouldn't support reauthorizing the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, placing in doubt the future of a major agency that facilitates U.S. exports." [WSJ]
      • McCarthy's role is debated in his land of immigrants [NYT]
    • How Rep. Steve Scalise smoked Rep. Peter Roskam in the House Whip race [Breitbart]
    • Paul Ryan Hammers the IRS [Slate]
    • Inside the Vast Liberal Conspiracy [Politico]
    • The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker [New Republic]
    • Ted Cruz, The Far Right's Most Formidable Advocate [New Yorker]
    • "New Jersey governor Chris Christie has a new cause: treatment, not prison, for nonviolent drug addicts. Can it soften his image—and the Republican Party's?" [Atlantic]
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