Morning six-pack: What we're reading Thursday

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Beware the long knives. They're out everywhere. Here's what we've found so far:

Political back-scratching, a cult of celebrity, a landing pad for Chelsea: Everybody is talking about how the New York Times took down the Clinton Foundation on Wednesday. 2016 can't come soon enough.

"Isn't it time for a women's publication that puts world news and politics alongside beauty tips?" That's the question the founder of Bustle asks of the world. Erm, maybe not. A $65 million bust? We shall see.

Talk about your elephants in the living room: Here's the story that nobody's talking about but everyone's bracing for. Europe is still in big trouble, and we won't know just how much until after the German election.

It's good that you're reading the six-pack in the morning, because these are kinds of stories that will keep you up at night. Mortgage lending is on the slide, and that's not good.

Money-printing is so 2012, or so the thinking goes. The Federal Reserve is "running out of excuses to keep QE going."

And, finally: Read it and weep, Kraft Foods. Warren Buffett doesn't love you anymore.'s Alex Crippen explains.

By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him @JeffCoxCNBCcom on Twitter.