The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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June 12, 2014 8:40 AM EDT
  • “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]
  • Kevin McCarthy makes his move [Politico]
  • Cantor stands to make a lot of money should he head to K Street [National Journal]

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