Politics, here and abroad

WaPo's Philip Rucker reports that Rick Perry is finding power in the immigration standoff while seeking redemption in 2016 (98 shares). "You know Perry's running when he & aides pulled aside on rural Iowa highway to snap pics in the corn," Rucker teased his own piece.

And abroad, Reuters reveals Secretary of State John Kerry and his aides were checked by security at the Egyptian presidential palace (237 shares). "Raiders of the Lost Protocol," AP's Matthew Lee dubbed it. 

And in Iraq, Kurds have pinned their future on stealth oil sales, the Wall Street Journal reports (535 shares). Or as WSJ's Lynn Cook put it, "Why tankers carrying millions of barrels of Kurdish crude have been roaming the Mediterranean."

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