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John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges  —  The Justice Department charged the Illinois Republican Thursday for evading reporting requirements and lying to the FBI as part of a scheme to pay off the victim of “prior bad acts.”  —  Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
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Washington Post:
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted by federal grand jury  —  J. Dennis Hastert, the longest serving Republican speaker in the U.S. House, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges that he violated banking laws in a bid to pay $3.5 million because of “past misconduct” …
Jason Meisner / Chicago Tribune:
Ex-House Speaker Hastert charged with evading currency rules and lying to FBI  —  Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been indicted on federal charges alleging he agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance blackmailing him, then lied to the FBI …
Politico:
Former Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted in payment scheme
Discussion: Yahoo Politics
Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC:   Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on federal charges
Dan Joseph / mrctv.org/videos:
Sen. Bernie Sanders' Essay: Women ‘Fantasize About Being Raped’  —  In a 1972 essay, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) opined that men fantasized about women being abused.  He also claimed that women fantasized about being gang raped.  —  In an article entitled “Men-And-Women …
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Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Bernie Sanders's Dark Age Economics
Discussion: Samizdata, Power Line and Ed Driscoll
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 …
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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Bill, Chelsea to make campaign debut at Hillary Clinton's first major rally
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and Hot Air
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10K per month while he advised on Libya
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 …
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Adam B. Lerner / Politico:
Pa. newspaper: Sorry we published letter calling for Obama's execution
Discussion: The Week and Boing Boing
T. Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
Scott Walker attacked over abortion quote that he didn't actually say  —  “Most people I talk to, whether they're pro-life or not, I find people all the time who'll get out their iPhone and show me a picture of their grandkids' ultrasound and how excited they are, so that's a lovely thing.
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Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Scott Walker to Sign Ban on Abortions for Rape, Incest  —  Potentially complicating his 2016 bid, the Wisconsin governor has said he will sign a 20-week abortion bill that includes no exemption for rape or incest.  —  When it comes to abortion, Scott Walker aims to keep his promises.
Gina Tron / The Daily Beast:
Man Threatens Suicide, Police Kill Him  —  Justin Way was in bed with a knife.  His girlfriend called a non-emergency number to try to get him into a hospital.  Minutes later, cops shot him dead.  —  On May 11, Justin Way was drinking and threatening to hurt himself.
Matt Patches / Esquire:
Shepard Fairey on the Future of Political Art and Whether Obama Lived Up to His ‘Hope’ Poster  —  The street artist's web series, Rebel Music, tracks young people around the world using art and music to push back The Man.  —  Street artist Shepard Fairey and the Viacom-owned MTV …
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 …
Nathan Rubbelke / The College Fix:
Complaints prompt Catholic university to remove statue of priest praying over Indians  —  Saint Louis University has removed a statue on its campus depicting a famous Jesuit missionary priest praying over American Indians after a cohort of students and faculty continued to complain …
Rich Lowry / Politico:
SomeBlackLivesDontMatter  —  BlackLivesMatter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is a lie.  —  Taken at face value, the phrase is a truism, since obviously all lives matter.  But the people who use it as a shibboleth …
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Michael Doran / Mosaic Magazine:
A Letter to My Liberal Jewish Friends  —  The president's address last week to Congregation Adas Israel as “an honorary member of the tribe” was something other than it seemed.  —  President Obama speaks at Congregation Adas Israel in Washington, DC on May 22.  Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.
Robert Laurie / Best of Cain:
Politics: Rick Santorum announces doomed presidential bid in interview with pretend journalist  —  Ugh.  —  I may give Bernie Sanders a lot of flak for being unelectable, but I don't want anyone to think Democrats have the market cornered when it comes to candidates with no chance of winning.
Rachel Feltman / Washington Post:
Whoops!  A creationist museum supporter stumbled upon a major fossil find.  —  Canadian Edgar Nernberg isn't into the whole evolution thing.  In fact, he's on the board of directors of Big Valley's Creation Science Museum, a place meant to rival local scientific institutions.
John DiStaso / WMUR:
Donald Trump to make ‘major’ announcement in NYC on June 16  —  Outspoken billionaire exec will then travel to NH; presidential run appears likely  —  If you're a Donald Trump fan, mark June 16 on your calendar.  If you're a Donald Trump fan in New Hampshire, mark June 17.
The Huffington Post:
GOP Senator Says ‘The Lego Movie’ Is Part Of An ‘Insidious’ Propaganda Campaign Against Business Owners  —  A concerted propaganda effort underway in America has created a “cultural attitude” in which people believe “government is good and business is bad,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told a local reporter for WisPolitics.com.
FCC.gov:
A Lifeline for Low-Income Americans  —  The Lifeline program was established in 1985 to help low-income Americans afford access to vital communications.  Our nation's enduring promise is opportunity for all, and helping financially struggling Americans access basic communications empowers individuals …
Discussion: The Hill, NPR and RT
Politico:
Ex-Schock aide dishes to FBI  —  A onetime aide raises questions about the legality of a flight with an insurance company exec.  —  A onetime aide to Aaron Schock told the FBI this week that the embattled ex-congressman and two employees flew on a private jet with an insurance company executive last year …
Taylor Pittman / The Huffington Post:
This Gay Teen Deserves An A+ For Her Feminist Yearbook Quote  —  Future high school seniors of the world, you have some major competition when it comes to memorable yearbook quotes.  —  Twitter user @casualnosebleed shared a photo of a yearbook quote chosen by her close friend Caitlyn Cannon on Tuesday …
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Polluted Political Games  —  I've admired the Clintons' foundation for years for its fine work on AIDS and global poverty, and I've moderated many panels at the annual Clinton Global Initiative.  Yet with each revelation of failed disclosures or the appearance of a conflict of interest …
Discussion: RedState
Marcia McNutt / Science:
Editorial retraction  —  Science, with the concurrence of author Donald P. Green, is retracting the 12 December 2014 Report “When contact changes minds: An experiment on transmission of support for gay equality” by LaCour and Green ( 1 ).  —  The reasons for retracting the paper are as follows …
 
 
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