Democrats are in denial. Their party is actually in deep trouble (Vox).
Bernie Sanders' brilliant plan to turn Post Offices into banks (U.S. Uncut).
Europe's migrant crisis (The Irish Times).
President Obama holds photo op to publicly veto defense bill GOP leadership told him not to veto (The New Civil Rights Movement).
STUFF YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW
IMF: Saudi Arabia running on empty in five years ... as it struggles with slumping oil prices (Al Jazeera).
Prior to Benghazi, were there really 13 attacks on embassies and 60 deaths under George W. Bush? Actually, there were more (PolitiFact).
Here are 9 reasons Denmark's socialist economy leaves the U.S. in the dust (U.S. Uncut).
Global famines are fewer, but armed conflicts threaten food security (The Irish Times).
GOP HYPOCRISY WATCH
Paul Ryan, opponent of paid family leave, demands Congress respect his need for family time (The Slot).
CNN host destroys Jeb Bush: You blame Hillary for Benghazi but insist brother blameless for 9/11 (Raw Story).
GOP donor caught voting 5 times in Governor Walker's recall election (Crooks and Liars).
OUR WEALTH EXTRACTION MODEL IN REAL TIME
With abandoned gas wells, states are left with the cleanup bill (NPR).
5 corporations sucking California dry during the drought (Zero Hedge).
Negative interest rate policies here we come ... Stuffed with (QE) cash, and reluctant to loan money, banks are now turning down deposits as stealth NIRP takes hold (Zero Hedge).
THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO "HMMM" ...
Racist sues college over Spanish-speaking students, judge orders her to pay $111,000 (Addicting Info).
Wannabe "good guy with a gun" shoots himself in the leg during a movie (TPM).
For offenders who can't pay, it's a pint of blood or jail time (NY Times).
Driver who swerved and hit a motorcycle: 'I don't care' (Lane Splitter).
Congress cashes in on insider trading (Represent Us / Vimeo).
How Congress overhauled [i.e. gutted] its insider-trading law (NPR).
GOP'S BENGHAZI NARRATIVE COLLAPSES
Trump accidentally demolishes the Fox News Benghazi narrative (Media Matters).
How Donald Trump is destroying Fox News' carefully crafted Benghazi narrative (Crooks and Liars).
New report on Trey Gowdy's links to Stop Hillary PAC (Select Committee on Benghazi).
CIA catches Republicans red-handed altering Hillary's Emails to smear her (Occupy Democrats).
On Benghazi, Congress could take a lesson from Beirut (The Atlantic).
Republican candidates, ranked by who God loves most (God / The Slot).
A brief history of VPs trying (and mostly failing) to be president (Vox).
From The Newsroom, "Why the Tea Party is the American Taliban" (Facebook).
China vs. the United States: A tale of two economies (Visual Capitalist).