MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Quote of the day: Darrell Issa wins the chutzpah award for June

Mother Jones' Kevin Drum calls House Overisght Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) out on his refusal to relinquish complete transcripts of interviews with the IRS.

Gay marriage, abortion and social conservatives

Right Turn's Jennifer Rubin says that while conservatives are quickly warming up to gay marriage, their opposition to abortion will continue.

Poll gives Scott Brown lead in upcoming election

The Huffington Post's Ariel Edwards-Levy concludes that in the 2014 Massachusetts governor's race, former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II (D-Mass.) would just barely trail former Sen. Scott Brown. (R-Mass.)

John Gray, anti-progressive
The American Conservative's Rob Dreher applauds conservative writer John Gray on his "political realism." Most times, Gray states, progress is not the ideal solution.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Report: Bill Clinton to campaign for Markey

Former President Clinton will campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Edward Markey (Mass.), according to The Hill's Alexandra Jaffe.

Roland Martin: Sen. Paul 'needs an absolute makeover'

Roland Martin offers to help Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) improve his wardrobe choices, The Hill's Judy Kurtz reports.