Republicans in the House of Representatives will vote on a new majority leader today. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California), the current majority whip, is expected to defeat Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), preferred candidate of the Tea Party, in the secret ballot.
- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rescinded the Redskins trademark because it is "disparaging to Native Americans." The Washington Redskins label is still protected under common law, however, making the decision largely a symbolic one.
- Iraqi government forces say they have recaptured an oil refinery in Baiji that was besieged by militants for several days.
- Fox News' Megyn Kelly grilled former Vice President Dick Cheney over his continued support for the Iraq War in an interview on her show last night. "Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong," she said.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch decided to stop publishing George Will's columns, calling one of his recent pieces "offensive," because it questioned the prevalence of rape on college campuses and claimed that victims enjoy "privileged status."
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