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2:10 PM ET, May 28, 2015

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Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  May 28, 2015 - Five Leaders In 2016 Republican White House Race, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Rubio, Paul Are Only Republicans Even Close To Clinton  —  There are five leaders - or no leaders - as Republican voters look at likely GOP candidates in the 2016 White House race …
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Nick Gass / Politico:
National poll shows no clear GOP frontrunner
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10K per month while he advised on Libya  —  Some officials at the charity grumbled that his hiring was a favor from the Clintons.  —  Sidney Blumenthal (pictured) was added to the payroll of the Clintons' global philanthropy in 2009.  Getty
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Daily Mail:
Paula Jones warns against voting for Hillary Clinton because of Bill  — Paula Jones sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, saying he propositioned her when he was Arkansas governor  — Her case led to investigation in which Bill Clinton denied under oath having sex with Monica Lewinsky …
Discussion: Politico, OnPolitics and Althouse
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10,000 monthly salary  —  The Clinton Foundation paid Sidney Blumenthal, an unofficial advisor to Hillary Clinton who emailed her reports on the situation in Libya, a monthly salary of about $10,000, according to Politico.
Sarah Westwood / Washington Examiner:
Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
George Pataki Announces Run for the Republican Presidential Nomination  —  EXETER, N.H. — It had the outlines of a significant event: a three-term governor of New York who forced Mario M. Cuomo from office and led his state through the 9/11 terrorist attacks, announced Thursday in a that he is running for president.
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
With GOP field growing, Jeb Bush sharpens critique of would-be opponents
Discussion: Hot Air
Dylan StablefordSenior / Yahoo Politics:
Pataki announces presidential bid
Discussion: ABC News, Washington Post, Gothamist and CNN
Gerry Mullany / New York Times:
George Pataki on the Issues
Discussion: Liberaland
Wall Street Journal:
Rand Paul Created ISIS  —  The GOP contender rewrites the history of Islamic State.  —  Well, okay, our headline goes too far.  But the claim is about as plausible as Rand Paul's outburst that Republican internationalists like Lindsey Graham and John McCain are responsible for the rise of the Islamic State.
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Brent Budowsky / The Hill:   The coming terror attacks
John McLaughlin / Washington Post:
How the Islamic State could win
Discussion: Weekly Standard and MilitaryTimes
New York Times:
Health Law Court Case Winner Could Be Political Loser  —  WASHINGTON — The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser.  —  If the Republican-backed challenge to the law's subsidies for lower-earning Americans prevails …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Supreme Court Litmus Testing in the 2016 Election
Discussion: Salon
The Daily Item:
Today's Editorial: We bungled the Obama attack letter  —  There is no excuse for the letter The Daily Item published on Memorial Day.  We did something we shouldn't have and the readers who called us on it deserve accountability.  —  The straight forward reason the letter headlined …
Annie Karni / Politico:
Socialist Sanders threatens Clinton more than made-for-TV O'Malley  —  In a 2016 surprise, the Dems' left flank opts for a quirky old-school pol.  —  One candidate is 73, with a shock of wispy white hair and a famously rumpled demeanor that makes him look more like a mad scientist than a politician.
Joe Dana / KPNX:
‘Draw Muhammad’ contest planned in Phoenix  —  An Phoenix area anti-Muslim activist is planning a “draw Muhammad” cartoon contest and rally in Phoenix on Friday.  The event is being dubbed a “Freedom of Speech Rally” and comes three weeks after a similar event in Garland, Texas, that prompted violence by two alleged ISIS sympathizers.
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Phil Stewart / Reuters:
U.S. Army chief says no human error seen in anthrax mishap  —  U.S. personnel working at an Army facility in Utah appeared to follow correctly all the outlined procedures to inactivate anthrax before they mistakenly shipped off live samples of the deadly bacteria, the Army's top general said on Thursday.
Discussion: American Spectator
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Dan De Luce / Agence France-Presse:   Dozens may have come in contact with anthrax: US military
Elizabeth Titus / Bloomberg Business:
The Secret Service Has the Security Euphemism of the Day  —  Introducing the “pointed anti-climb feature.”  —  t emtitus  —  The Secret Service's latest effort to improve security at the White House is undergoing a bit of a rebranding.  —  Our colleague Derek Wallbank reports today …
Discussion: ABC News
Bill Scher / Politico:
Fox News eats its own  —  The GOP's worst enemy is turning out to be the friendliest network.  —  Lead image by AP Photo.  —  The Republican National Committee triumphantly seized control of the debates last year, saying it would not allow a repeat of 2012, when “the liberal media interrogated …
Discussion: TVNewser and FishbowlDC
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
AFL-CIO leader warns labor could sit out 2016 fight over trade  —  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warned Hillary Clinton that his powerful labor union coalition might not endorse her presidential campaign if she comes out in support of the controversial trade deal making its way through Congress.
Discussion: USA Today
Julie Scharper / Baltimore Sun:
Marilyn Mosby, prosecutor in Freddie Gray case, made an early court appearance — on ‘Judge Judy’  —  The college student, a model of poise, pleads her case to Judge Judy:  —  A neighbor trashed her apartment while she was away on summer break, knocking down the door, leaving cigarette burns on the walls …
Discussion: Fox News Insider and CBS Baltimore
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Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Ted Cruz Comes Clean: He's a Secret Video Game Addict  —  The senator is known as a Tea Party firebrand.  What he's not known as is a hidden geek who can't get enough of ‘Candy Crush.’ He tells The Daily Beast why he can't have a console.  —  Long before Ted Cruz became a senator from Texas, he was a gamer.
Discussion: Mediaite, The Daily Caller and The Week
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Nike becomes suspected player in alleged $150 million FIFA bribery scandal  —  The international investigation into bribery, fraud and corruption at FIFA involved some surprising American names: The Miami chairman of a popular nationwide soccer league, and a major U.S. sportswear firm some believe could be Nike.
Discussion: Hot Air, The Week and The Daily Beast
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Fewer immigrants are entering the U.S. illegally, and that's changed the border security debate
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Michael LaCour Made Up a Teaching Award, Too
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