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Morning Reads: A Bloodbath In Iraq; GOP’s Plan To Block New EPA Regs

Good morning — and a happy 75th birthday to Joyce Carol Oates.
Morning Reads: A Bloodbath In Iraq; GOP’s Plan To Block New EPA Regs
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Via Moyers & Company:

Good morning — and a happy 75th birthday to Joyce Carol Oates. It’s also national Fresh Veggie Day, so eat some fresh veggies if you’re so inclined.

Seems like the appropriate ship –> Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the carrier USS George H.W. Bush into the Arabian Gulf as violence continues to escalate in Iraq. ALSO: As explosions rocked Baghdad, Nabih Bulos reports for the LAT that ISIS militants released gruesome photos of Iraqi soldiers they claimed to have executed around Tikrit. AND: Liz Sly and Abigail Hausloner report for the WaPo that militants have captured the ci...

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