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10:10 AM ET, June 1, 2015

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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.
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McCain, Paul scuffle amid NSA debate  —  Republican Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) faced off late Sunday afternoon, as the Kentucky Republican tried to speak from the Senate floor about expiring provisions of the Patriot Act.  —  McCain and Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) …
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
Al Weaver / The Daily Caller:
Rand Paul: My Opponents ‘Secretly Want’ Terror Attack ‘So They Can Blame It On Me’ [VIDEO]  —  While addressing the Senate Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul said that opponents of his efforts to end the NSA's bulk data collection and force an expiration of the Patriot Act “secretly want” a terror attack on the U.S. so they can blame Paul for it.
Discussion: Mediaite and Weekly Standard
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Senate advances NSA reform — but program to lapse at midnight
Discussion: Hit & Run, Politico and ABC News
Associated Press:
SURVEILLANCE POWERS SET TO LAPSE WITH NO DEAL IN SENATE
Discussion: ABC News
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 …
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Richard L. Hasen / SSRN:   Essay: Celebrity Justice: Supreme Court Edition
Adam Liptak / New York Times:   Justices Get Out More, but Calendars Aren't Open to Just Anyone
John Fund / National Review:
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” …
Discussion: The Other McCain and Forbes
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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.
Nick Gass / Politico:
O'Malley on changing his mind about Clinton: ‘Times change’  —  Martin O'Malley supported Hillary Clinton in 2008 and 2012, but “times change,” the Democratic presidential candidate and former governor of Maryland said Monday in an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.
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New York Times:
Challenging Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Gains Momentum in Iowa
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  June 1, 2015 - U.S. Voters Back Supreme Court Ok For Gay Marriage, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Less Support For Death Penalty - Except For Terrorism  —  American voters say 56 - 38 percent they would support a U.S. Supreme Court decision granting same-sex couples …
Discussion: Politico, mrctv.org/videos and The Week
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 …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
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
Fox News:
Qatar extends travel ban on ex-Guantanamo detainees ‘Taliban 5’  —  Qatar has agreed to temporarily extend travel bans on five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a State Department official confirmed to Fox News Sunday.
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New York Post:   As five Taliban officials walk free, Bergdahl deal stink grows
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
 
 
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