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11:45 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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Nick Gass / Politico:
Paul walks back charge that some ‘secretly’ hoping for terrorist attack  —  Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Monday walked back his comments that some in Washington might be “secretly” hoping for a terrorist attack with the expiration of provisions of the PATRIOT Act, saying in an interview on Fox News that …
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
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Senate advances NSA reform — but program to lapse at midnight
Discussion: Hit & Run, ABC News and Politico
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 …
Discussion: Politico
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Richard L. Hasen / SSRN:
Essay: Celebrity Justice: Supreme Court Edition
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Adam Liptak / New York Times:   Justices Get Out More, but Calendars Aren't Open to Just Anyone
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: What's Next For The NSA? … NOTABLES  —SENATE FAILS TO REACH DEAL: The NSA's domestic surveillance program expired at midnight after the Senate failed to reach a deal to pass legislation Sunday evening, ABC's ARLETTE SAENZ notes.  The expiration came after the Senate convened …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
On the trail of Hillary Clinton, not everyone is allowed to jump into the press pool
Nick Gass / Politico:
O'Malley on changing his mind about Clinton: ‘Times change’
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 …
John Fund / National Review:
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.
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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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.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Lindsey Graham, in announcing White House run, gets personal  —  The veteran lawmaker has started talking more about his humble beginnings  —  CENTRAL, S.C. — He's spent a third of his life in Congress and is a fixture on the Sunday morning news show circuit, making nearly 70 appearances in the last five years.
JJ Burton / KOKI-TV:
Wife of man shot by state trooper wants to see dash cam footage  —  OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. —  Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said the man who was shot and killed by a state trooper Friday night is Nehemiah Fischer, 35.  —  Officials said he and his brother, Brandon Fischer, 40, attacked the troopers.
Discussion: Slantpoint, Guardian and Daily Mail
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CNN:   Oklahoma troopers fatally shoot man during high water response
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 …
Joe Kovacs / WND:
KATHLEEN WILLEY: HILLARY A ‘MONEY-HUNGRY HYPOCRITE’  —  Joe Kovacs is an award-winning journalist and, since 1999, executive news editor of WND.  He is the author of two best-selling books: “Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You've Never Been Told” and its 2012 sequel …
Discussion: Truth Revolt
 
 
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Kristina Wong / The Hill:
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Discussion: Power Line and Instapundit
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Dan Pfeiffer joins CNN as contributor
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Fox News:
Qatar extends travel ban on ex-Guantanamo detainees ‘Taliban 5’
Discussion: Townhall.com and Hot Air
Lauren French / Politico:
Connecticut liberal battles Obama on trade
Discussion: Slantpoint
Robert Mackey / New York Times:
Ex-FIFA Official Cites Satirical Article From The Onion in His Self-Defense
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
When District Attorneys Attack
Discussion: Navel Gazing
 Earlier Items: 
David Sirota / Salon:
The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Prospects for Polygamy  —  ON every issue save abortion …
Jerry Hirsch / Los Angeles Times:
Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies
Discussion: Raw Story