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First Read's Morning Clips

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

OBAMA AGENDA: Questioning the administration’s anti-ISIS strategy

The fall of Ramadi is making plenty of people anxious about the strategy the United States is using in Iraq.

Why are so many voters wary of trade deals? The Washington Post went to Tennessee to find out. "Many of those workers have long grown tired of politicians promising relief from their trade-induced job losses but never delivering."

Critics say the EPA pushed its drinking water regulations by organizing a drive to solicit favorable public comments.

The White House will unveil a strategy today to protect honeybees.

The foundation building Obama's presidential library has raised about $5 million -- but needs $500 million, the Chicago Tribune writes.

CONGRESS: We need a raise!

Rep. Alcee Hastings says that members of Congress need a pay raise.

Elizabeth Warren is proposing a change to the trade bill that would protect Dodd-Frank, writes Bloomberg.

OFF TO THE RACES: Sidney Blumenthal returns

POLITICO looks at GOP hopefuls' efforts to cultivate endorsements in Washington DC this week.

BUSH: Jeb Bush's wife Columba has a column in the Des Moines Register urging support for domestic abuse programs.

CHRISTIE: In New Hampshire, Chris Christie said: "“I think if I didn’t run the only reason would be personal. If we decided, Mary Pat and I decided that as a family this is not something that we wanted to do.”

"On Monday, Christie said that he now opposes providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, something he supported as recently as 2010," Bloomberg notes.

CLINTON: "The State Department has proposed releasing portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January," the AP writes

The New York Times compares one of Hillary Clinton's challenges to Nixon's: Remake an image with almost universal name recognition.

The New York Times also looks at the role played by Clinton friend Sidney Blumenthal, who wrote memos to Hillary Clinton about events in Libya even as he was involved in a possible business venture in the country. House Benghazi Committee chair Trey Gowdy plans to subpoena Blumenthal for a private interview.

The Washington Post looks at the cash the Clintons enjoyed because of close ties to Silicon Valley.

JINDAL: A pro-Jindal group will run ads in Iowa -- even though the Louisiana gov isn't in the race yet.

And around the country...

CALIFORNIA: Rep. Loretta Sanchez has had a rocky Senate bid rollout, and her fellow Democrats are not exactly racing to back her.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Calls are mounting for the resignation of Frank Guinta in the wake of a campaign finance scandal -- including from Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte.


*** Tuesday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: Tamron Hall speaks with one of the world's leading authorities on motorcycle clubs and the Harley-Davidson biker lifestyle and Ex Bandido Biker for 20 years Edward Winterhalder about the biker gang shootout investigation in Waco TX, Attorney/ Contributor Raul Reyes about the National Immigration Action Day, Daily Beast Columnist Michael Tomasky about why the State Department won’t release then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails until 2016, and Photographer Joe Conzo Jr, member of the Cold Crush Brothers Grandmaster Caz, and City Museum of NY Curator Sean Corcoran about a new photography exhibit titled: Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper.

*** Tuesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell will interview Camden, NJ Police Chief Scott Thomson, Fmr. ATF Special Agent in Charge Jim Cavanaugh, USA Today’s Susan Page, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, the New York Times’ Nicholas Confessore, msnbc’s Alex Seitz-Wald and NBC’s Miguel Almaguer, Bill Neely and Peter Alexander.