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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Cheney: Obama ‘weakest’ president of my lifetime  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney blasted President Obama as the weakest president of his lifetime on Wednesday, following the president's speech defending his foreign policy approach at the West Point commencement ceremony.
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New York Times:
President Obama Misses a Chance on Foreign Affairs  —  President Obama and his aides heralded his commencement speech at the United States Military Academy at West Point on Wednesday as a big moment, when he would lay out his foreign policy vision for the remainder of his term and refute his critics.
Nile Gardiner / The Hill:
Obama's empty foreign policy vision falls flat at West Point
Discussion: CNN
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Dick Cheney: President Obama ‘very weak’
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Obama revamps his foreign policy baseball metaphor
Discussion: Power Line and Taylor Marsh
Kiersten Nuñez / FOX13Now.com:
Students at Utah school upset to discover yearbook photos were altered before publication  —  WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — Female students at a Utah high school want to know why their yearbook photos were altered to show less skin without them knowing about it.  —  The students who were surprised …
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Despite Enrollment Success, Healthcare Law Still Unpopular  —  Affordable Care Act is most popular among blacks, least among whites  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although the Obama administration is boasting higher-than-expected enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, Americans' attitudes toward …
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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
What did Mitch McConnell mean when he suggested the Kentucky state exchange was ‘unconnected’ to Obamacare?  —  Reporter: “Should Kynect be dismantled?”  —  Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.): “I think that's unconnected to my comments about the overall question here.”
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
John Boehner: “I'm Not Qualified To Debate Science Over Climate Change”  —  John Boehner says he's not a scientist.  —  View Video ›  —  House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he's “not qualified to debate the science over climate change” while slamming the Obama Administration proposed plans …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner's friends plot tea party crackdown  —  They've given John Boehner constant headaches during his three years as speaker.  —  Now, Boehner's friends are trying to make sure that a small pocket of tea-party-aligned Republicans won't have a chance to derail his speakership next year.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner stands by Shinseki
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Politico
Katy Steinmetz / TIME:
The Transgender Tipping Point  —  Nearly a year after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, another social movement is poised to challenge deeply held cultural beliefs  —  In the beaux-arts lobby of the Nourse Theater in San Francisco, men in deep V-necks and necklaces walk by women …
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Katy Steinmetz / TIME:
Laverne Cox Talks to TIME About the Transgender Movement
Discussion: Hollywood Life, LightBox and Colorlines
Mark Tower / MLive.com:
Paul Ryan on being mistaken for Anthony Weiner: 'I don't know how this keeps happening'  —  MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — During his address to a group of Republicans gathered for an event at Bucks Run Golf Club Wednesday, May 28, in Isabella County, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's main message was that of praise …
NBC News:
Edward Snowden's Motive Revealed: He Can ‘Sleep at Night’  —  In the wide-ranging and provocative interview, Snowden:  — Suggested that a deal could be reached with the U.S. government for him to come home, either through a clemency, an amnesty, or an agreement to serve a short prison term.
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Washington Post:
Obama makes his mark on the appeals courts
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Eric K. Shinseki / USA Today:
VA secretary: I'm committed to restoring integrity  —  IG findings are reprehensible, and we are not waiting to set things straight.  —  The findings of the interim report of VA's Office of Inspector General on the Phoenix VA Health Care System are reprehensible to me and to this department …
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
CNN Reporter: ‘Icy Reception’ for Obama from West Pointers During Speech  —  Obama's “philosophical” speech to the 2014 graduates of West Point about a new direction for America's foreign policy was “not a great” speech for that audience, said CNN anchor Jim Clancy on Wednesday.
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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Obama Lays Siege to His Critics
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Bill Chappell / NPR:
‘Oh My Jesus!’:  Gun Violence Interview Gets Up-Close Example  —  An NPR report about guns in Chicago included an all-too-real example of violence, after a burst of gunfire erupted down the street from where NPR's David Schaper was conducting an interview Wednesday.
Discussion: The Raw Story and Poynter
CNN:
MH370 search: This wasn't right area  —  (CNN) — The 850-square-kilometer swath of the Indian Ocean where officials have focused their hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 probably isn't the right place, the joint search agency said Thursday.  —  The area off the coast …
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CNN:
Navy official: Pings not thought to be from Flight 370's black boxes
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
The Soylent Revolution Will Not Be Pleasurable  —  I just spent more than a week experiencing Soylent, the most joyless new technology to hit the world since we first laid eyes on MS-DOS.  —  Soylent is a drink mix invented by a group of engineers who harbor ambitions of shaking up the global food business.
Discussion: Scripting News
Michelle Obama / New York Times:
Michelle Obama on Attempts to Roll Back Healthy Reforms  —  WHEN we began our Let's Move! initiative four years ago, we set one simple but ambitious goal: to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthy.  —  To achieve this goal, we have adhered to one clear standard: what works.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
A Liberal Moderate's Critique of Snowden and Greenwald  —  In a review of Glenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, George Packer, whose best work is superb, makes a number of dubious claims.  They are typical of liberal moderates who acknowledge …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Crooked Timber
The Official Google Blog:
Getting to work on diversity at Google  —  We've always been reluctant to publish numbers about the diversity of our workforce at Google.  We now realize we were wrong, and that it's time to be candid about the issues.  Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity …
Robert O'Leary / Newsmax.com:
Newsmax TV Signs With DirecTV, Launch Set For June  —  More ways to share...  Stumbled  —  Vine  —  Newstrust  —  Tell my politician  —  Technocrati  —  | A A  —  Focused on serving an audience of more than 80 million disenfranchised Baby Boomers, Newsmax Media …
Dennis Romboy / KSL-TV:
Sen. Hatch: Same-sex marriage inevitable, religious rights eroding  —  SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Orrin Hatch said Wednesday that same-sex marriage seems inevitable as courts across the country rule against states that ban the practice.  —  At the same time, the seven-term Republican senator …
 
 
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