Lerner emails may be retrieved . . . Newsmax
Two years’ worth of missing IRS emails from former official Lois Lerner could still be available on backup, an agency official says.
LGBT order may harm religious freedom . . . Daily Caller
President Obama’s order does not provide an exemption for religious organizations, whereas the ENDA bill before Congress does.
Perry deploys 1,000 Guard troops to border . . . Reuters
Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.
Biden’s time as vice president . . . New Yorker
Reckoning with Ukraine and Iraq, and keeping an eye on 2016.
Obama presses Putin . . . Associated Press
Obama piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an international investigation into the shoot-down of a passenger jet last week.
Erdogan: I no longer talk to Obama . . . AFP
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, once Obama’s “best friend” overseas, said he has stopped talking to Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.
Obama cancels Kimmel appearance . . . Newsmax
Getting serious? Obama has canceled his “surprise” appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this week.
Book: Clintons sought Shuster’s firing . . . Politico
Hillary and Bill Clinton went to the top of the NBC food chain to get back at MSNBC’s David Shuster in 2008for saying that Chelsea Clinton was “sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way”
Hillary dodging questions . . . Washington Times
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is facing new fire from the press over observations that she steadfastly refuses to take any questions from the media while touring for her new book, “Hard Choices.”