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10:20 AM ET, June 5, 2013


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Peter Wallsten / Post Politics:
Michelle Obama confronts protester, threatens to leave fundraiser  —  First Lady Michelle Obama experienced a rare face-to-face encounter with a protester late Tuesday - approaching the activist and threatening to leave a fundraiser if the person did not stop interrupting her speech.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Michelle Obama Heckled For President's Inaction On Proposed LGBT Executive Order  —  “Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I'm leaving,” the first lady told the heckler.  A woman who identified herself as a “lesbian looking for federal equality before I die” interrupted the event …
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Michelle Obama DNC Fundraiser Speech Interrupted By LGBT Protester  —  WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama's speech Tuesday evening at a private Democratic National Committee fundraiser was interrupted by a protester, who demanded equality for gays and lesbians.
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Michelle Obama heckled at DNC event, threatens to leave  —  First Lady Michelle Obama was met with a heckler Tuesday evening at a Democratic National Committee event in Washington, D.C.  —  A gay rights activist standing near the front of the audience began shouting for an executive order on gay rights …
Donovan Slack / Politico:
First lady confronts heckler  —  First lady Michelle Obama was interrupted by a heckler about 10 minutes into a speech at a campaign fundraiser in D.C. on Tuesday.  —  A woman started shouting and calling for the president to sign an executive order on gay rights, according to a pool report.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Rice to Replace Donilon in the Top National Security Post  —  WASHINGTON — In a major shakeup of President Obama's foreign-policy inner circle, Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, is resigning and will be replaced by Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, White House officials said late Tuesday.
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Susan Rice to be new NSA, Samantha Power to replace her at U.N.  —  National Security Adviser Tom Donilon is stepping down after four years on the job and will be replaced by United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice — the latest in a series of defiant appointments likely to rile the GOP and fire up the Democratic base.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Rubio: I will vote against my own immigration bill unless changes are made … Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican behind the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill, says he will not vote for the legislation he helped write and has staked his political future on …
The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Senator Marco Rubio Updates On Immigration Reform
Discussion: Post Politics
Katie Valentine / ThinkProgress:
Sen. Rubio Wants To Amend The Constitution To Repeal Obamacare
Discussion: Fox News and PERRspectives
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Rubio Proposes Constitutional Amendment To Overturn Obamacare Mandate
Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
Grassley: Obama hasn't called me in four years  —  Sen. Chuck Grassley, a pivotal deal-maker in Congress, said Tuesday that he has not received a phone call from President Obama in four years.  —  The lack of communication between the Iowa Republican and the president is an indication that Obama's new …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Poll: Controversies raising doubts about White House ‘honesty’  —  A new poll finds a trio of controversies raising public concerns about the “honesty” of the Obama administration, even as the president maintains his approval rating.  —  A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released late …
Discussion: Hot Air
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Dark skies brighten for Holder
The Star-Ledger Editorial Page:
Christie's self-serving stunt: Editorial  —  Gov. Chris Christie has a town hall meeting at Raritan Valley Community College  —  Gov. Chris Christie's decision to hold the U.S. Senate election three weeks before the general election in November is a shameless move that will waste …
Josh Kraushaar /
Republicans Fuming Over Chris Christie's Senate Decision
Christie slammed over special election
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Almost Half of Americans Say Obama Untruthful About IRS  —  Almost half of Americans say President Barack Obama isn't telling the truth when he says he didn't know the Internal Revenue Service was giving extra scrutiny to the applications of small government groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Wall Street Journal:
Controversies Sow Doubt About Honesty
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Kathleen Sebelius won't waive regulation for girl with five weeks to live: ‘Someone lives and someone dies’ … Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rebuffed an appeal from Rep. Lou Barletta on behalf of a girl who needs a lung transplant but can't get one because of a federal regulation …
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
David Plouffe's big gamble  —  David Plouffe has helped win two national elections, written a bestselling political how-to book and earned the undying affection of Obama supporters by the millions.  —  But Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), President Barack Obama's high congressional inquisitor …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Cut the Strings to George III  —  WASHINGTON — You see glistening mermaid sightings on Animal Planet more than you catch glimpses of vintage John McCain on Capitol Hill.  —  But there he was on Tuesday, succinctly saying what needed to be said about the scourge of sexual assault cases in the military.
Discussion: Althouse
Washington Examiner:
Examiner Editorial: IRS targeting of Tea Party is no mere political scandal  —  Alabama Tea Party leader Becky Gerritson was roundly applauded yesterday when her voice cracked as she concluded her testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee about the illegal harassment …
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Hot Air
MLB seeks to suspend A-Rod, Braun  —  Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks, “Outside the Lines” has learned.
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Republican Jason Smith easily wins 8th District congressional race  —  • By Kevin McDermott 314-340-8268  —  Conservative Republican state Rep. Jason Smith, whose steep rise in Jefferson City coincided with Missouri's sharp political move rightward, is headed for Congress.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Nick Robinson / BBC:
Labour: No child benefit for the rich?
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Glenn Blain / NY Daily News:
Damning email omitted from Vito Lopez sexual harassment report suggests Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver …
Discussion: Politicker
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
McDonnell aides expressed concern about his role in event for Star Scientific
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and WJLA-TV
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Schauer leads Snyder by 4
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
RNC hires Facebook manager as chief technology officer
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Reuters
Zach Carter / The Huffington Post:
House Republicans To Defund ACORN Again, Even Though It Still Does Not Exist
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Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Dems: Obama coming to Boston for Markey
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Boston bombing suspect aspired to join anti-Israeli movement in Gaza
Discussion: Israel Matzav and CNN
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
Ben Bernanke to Princeton Grads: The World Isn't Fair (and You All Got Lucky)

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Netflix plans to raise the price of its ad-free service a few months after the Hollywood actors strike ends, likely starting with the US and Canada

Kif Leswing / CNBC:
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: in September, Meta pitched EU regulators a plan to charge Facebook and Instagram users a subscription to avoid ads, starting at ~€10/month for desktop

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