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8:45 AM ET, June 1, 2015

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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Senate advances NSA reform — but program to lapse at midnight  —  The Senate advanced legislation 77-17 to reform the National Security Agency on Sunday, but parts of the Patriot Act will nonetheless lapse for a few days amid opposition from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
Discussion: Hit & Run, ABC News and Politico
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Paul: Colleagues hoping for an attack to blame on him  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) late Sunday suggested that supporters of a National Security Agency (NSA) phone records surveillance program are hoping for a terrorist attack after the program expires so they can blame it on the Kentucky Republican.
Discussion: Political Wire
Politico:
GOP senators tear into Paul  —  One fellow Republican accuses him of ‘lying’ about government surveillance to get more campaign donations.  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) are pictured.  Getty  —  The Rand Paul pile-on session began a few hours before sunset Sunday evening.
New York Times:   Key Parts of Patriot Act Expire Temporarily as Senate Moves Toward Limits on Spying
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Defiant Tsipras threatens to detonate European crisis rather than yield to creditor “monstrosity”  —  The Greek prime minister has accused Europe's leaders of ‘issuing absurd demands’  —  Greek premier Alexis Tsipras has accused Europe's creditor powers of issuing “absurd demands” …
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Prime Minister of Greece:
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' article in Le Monde newspaper: Europe at crossroads
Discussion: naked capitalism and Telegraph
New York Times:
Challenging Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Gains Momentum in Iowa  —  DES MOINES — A mere 240 people live in the rural northeast Iowa town of Kensett, so when more than 300 crowded into the community center on Saturday night to hear Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, many driving 50 miles …
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Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Dick Cheney Ramping Up New Policy Push  —  Former vice president to release book and mount lobbying campaign that is likely to play into 2016 presidential election  —  CASPER, Wyo.—Few people noticed the 74-year-old in the tan Stetson at a high-school rodeo here.  Dick Cheney was happy to blend in.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Bush: Retirement age should be phased in to ‘68 or 70’  —  Jeb Bush wants to push back the retirement age for Social Security by as many as five years.  —  Instead of allowing Americans to collect full benefits at age 65, the former Florida governor and likely GOP presidential candidate suggested …
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Supreme Court risks healthcare chaos  —  “This Congress, your honor?”  —  That snappy one-liner got a rare laugh from the packed crowd at the Supreme Court back in March.  —  Justice Antonin Scalia had asked Solicitor General Donald Verilli if there was any chance Congress could put aside politics …
CNN:
Oklahoma troopers fatally shoot man during high water response  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)Highway patrol troopers in Oklahoma fatally shot a man whom they had been trying to get out of high water, authorities said.  —  The two troopers responded to a stranded motorist call south …
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette and Daily Mail
John Fund / National Review:
Discussion: Prairie Weather and New Yorker
Joe St. George / WTVR-TV:
Family says dog died after being left in drying cage at Petco  —  POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. - A Powhatan family blames human error by a groomer at Petco for their young dog's tragic death.  Family members said Allison Marks dropped Colby, a two-year-old golden retriever, off at the Petco at Westchester Commons in Chesterfield County Friday.
Discussion: fox13now.com and New York's PIX11
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Prospects for Polygamy  —  ON every issue save abortion, social liberalism is suddenly ascendant in America.  The shift on same-sex marriage has captured the headlines, but the change is much more comprehensive: In just 15 years, we have gone from being a society divided roughly evenly between progressive …
 
 
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Lauren French / Politico:
Connecticut liberal battles Obama on trade
Discussion: Slantpoint
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
When District Attorneys Attack
Discussion: Navel Gazing
David Sirota / Salon:
The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for
Discussion: Betsy's Page
New York Post:
As five Taliban officials walk free, Bergdahl deal stink grows
CNN:
Beau Biden, son of vice president and former Delaware AG, dies at 46
Discussion: The Week and American Spectator
 Earlier Items: 
Jerry Hirsch / Los Angeles Times:
Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
John Kerry Cuts Europe Trip Short After Breaking Leg in Bicycle Accident
Discussion: RedState, Ed Driscoll, Twitchy and NPR
Washington Post:
Hastert's post-Congress life one of political withdrawal and chasing cash
Randall Balmer / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed Mike Huckabee's rhetoric of religious victimization
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
New York Times:
Democrats Seek a Richer Roster to Match G.O.P.