IRS email contract’s suspicious timing . . . Daily Caller
Lois Lerner’s computer allegedly crashed in June 2011, just ten days after House Ways and Means Committee chairman Camp first wrote a letter asking if the IRS was targeting nonprofit groups. Two months later, the IRS gave its email-archiving contractor the boot.
Obama: ISIS a threat to the U.S. . . . Associated Press
The Iraqi public will ultimately reject the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the extremist Sunni group threatening Iraq’s government, but the group still represents a medium and long-term threat to the United States, Obama said.
Senate Intel chair Feinstein agrees . . . Newsmax
ISIS could be a direct threat to the United States’ security if efforts aren’t made to disrupt plotting before it happens, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein believes.
Kerry presses Maliki . . . Reuters
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.
Boxer: Cheney Iraq comments “sick” . . . Politico
Sen. Barbara Boxer on Sunday blasted former Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticism of the Obama administration over Iraq as “sick.”
Polish PM: U.S. alliance worthless . . . Associated Press
A Polish magazine said Sunday it has obtained recordings of a conversation in which Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski says the country’s strong alliance with the U.S. “isn’t worth anything” and is “even harmful because it creates a false sense of security.”
Behind Feinstein’s WH rebuke . . . National Journal
The Intelligence chair has been a defender of administration practices. But when Obama failed to warn her about the Bergdahl swap, he met the limit of her patience.
GOP Senate could harm Obamacare . . . National Journal
A Republican Senate majority wouldn’t be able to fully repeal Obamacare, but it could force some pretty significant changes to the health care law.
Let’s Move: Kids flee the lunch line . . . Free Beacon
According to the Government Accountability Office, one million kids stopped participating in the school lunch program during the 2012-2013 school year, the first year Michelle’s law went into effect.
Jindal: Rebellion brewing vs. Washington . . . Associated Press
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal accused Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said people are ready for “a hostile takeover” of the nation’s capital.
O’Malley Iowa visits spurt 2016 talk . . . Washington Post
Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley appeared to be taken seriously during a two-day swing through Iowa.
Dems fret over Clinton’s “imperial” image . . . Washington Post
Travels the country by private jet for book tour, as she has for many of her speaking engagements. Her fee is said to be upwards of $200,000 per speech
Book: The Obama-Clintons “Blood Feud” . . . NY Post
In his new book, “Blood Feud,” journalist Edward Klein gets inside the dysfunctional, jealous relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama — and how it could explode in 2016.