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5:30 PM ET, June 1, 2015

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Vanity Fair:
Introducing Caitlyn Jenner  —  See Vanity Fair's July 2015 cover.  Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the cover features the first photo of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce.  —  Meet Caitlyn Jenner, Vanity Fair's July cover star.  Pulitzer Prize-winning contributing editor and author …
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Fox News Repeatedly Mocks And Misgenders Caitlyn Jenner
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Mediaite and Daily Kos
Politico:
GOP hits another roadblock on Obamacare repeal  —  After winning both chambers of Congress, they thought they could get a repeal bill to the president's desk.  It's turning out to be more complicated than that.  —  Yislaine Diaz sits with Amaury Garcia an insurance agent from Sunshine Life …
Discussion: Hit & Run
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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 …
Julian Zelizer / CNN:   Obamacare ruling a time bomb for Democrats?
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Muslim Woman Denied Job Over Head Scarf Wins in Supreme Court
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and Outside the Beltway
Mark Sherman / ABC News:   Justices Rule for Muslim Denied Job Over Headscarf
Politico:
GOP senators tear into Rand 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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Dustin Volz / National Journal:
Rand Paul Won't Get Amendments on NSA Reform Bill—But Mitch McConnell Will
Discussion: Daily Kos and Techdirt
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Lindsey Graham has a plan to win the GOP nomination.  If it works, it'd be a first.  —  As a native South Carolinian, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham's candidacy could shake up that early-voting state's primary.  —  But that's not the same thing as shaking up the presidential race.
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Jonathan Heaf / GQ:
True Detective's Vince Vaughn covers British GQ  —  Forget the Frat Pack's fast-talking “so money” man: instead, he's America's plain-speaking superstar.  From calling time on the “assembly-line comedies” to his career-redefining role in TV's darker-than-noir detective thriller, True Detective …
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Once Taboo, Some Behaviors Now More Acceptable in U.S.  —  Story Highlights  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — While a select few actions remain deeply taboo for much of the country, there has been an increasing shift to moral acceptability for some of these over time.
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Meet The Man Pushing SCOTUS For A Monumental Change To Voting Laws  —  Edward Blum has been trying to take down “one person, one vote” — a tenet of modern voting rights law — since 1997.  Last week brought him his biggest breakthrough yet, with the Supreme Court surprising many election law experts …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Judge digs deeper into House GOP's lawsuit against Obama  —  A federal judge who is hearing a lawsuit from House Republicans against President Obama is requesting more information about a funding dispute at the center of the case.  —  The House argues the president overstepped his executive authority …
Discussion: Instapundit
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.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Hastert judge also donated to his campaigns  —  The donations could fuel questions about the judge's impartiality in the case.  —  The federal judge assigned to preside over the criminal case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) donated at least twice to Hastert's congressional campaigns …
Discussion: Mediaite, Political Wire and Daily Kos
Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon:
Justice Department Studying ‘Far-Right’ Social Media Use  —  The Department of Justice is concentrating on “far-right” groups in a new study of social media usage aimed at combatting violent extremism.  —  The Justice Department's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded Michigan State University $585,719 …
Garth Kant / WND:
WHY AMERICA IS MOVING LEFT  —  Trio of powerful conservative women explain reversible trend  —  Garth Kant is WND Washington news editor.  Previously, he spent five years writing, copy-editing and producing at “CNN Headline News,” three years writing, copy-editing and training writers at MSNBC …
Discussion: Raw Story and Right Wing Watch
Journalism.org:
Millennials and Political News  —  Social Media - the Local TV for the Next Generation?  —  When it comes to where younger Americans get news about politics and government, social media look to be the local TV of the Millennial generation.  About six-in-ten online Millennials (61%) …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Today's college feminists are too fragile to read  —  When a professor criticizes equal rights law, it is not a violation of equal rights.  —  They told me that if I voted for Mitt Romney, campus witch hunts would leave professors afraid to write about feminism.  And they were right!
ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: Undercover DHS Tests Find Security Failures at US Airports … An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation's busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives …
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
What We Know About the Dennis Hastert Scandal … New details about an alleged hush money scandal involving former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert have been trickling out over the weekend.  —  Now, sources say, two male students who knew Hastert, 73, when he was a high school teacher …
USA Today:
Advice to take the bite out of bug season  —  Bugs bite.  And when they do, they can make us miserable, itchy, bumpy - and, occasionally, very sick.  —  With outdoor activity season in full swing, here's what you need to know.  —  Insects can carry nasty diseases.
Lauren French / Politico:
Hill intern arrested for allegedly trying to bring unloaded pistol into House building  —  Capitol Police arrested a 25-year-old congressional intern on Monday after he allegedly attempted to bring an unloaded handgun into the Longworth House office building.
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 …
 
 
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Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Gov. Walker backs 20-week abortion ban regardless of exemptions for rape, incest
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and Daily Kos
Elise Labott / CNN:
Qatar extends travel ban for ‘Taliban 5’
Discussion: mrctv.org/videos and Truth Revolt
New York Times:
American Journalist Is Freed by Yemen's Houthi Rebels
Clyde Haberman / New York Times:
The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion
 Earlier Items: 
David / Crooks and Liars:
Fox Psychoanalyzes Joe Biden After Son's Death Using Keith Ablow — Who Said VP Was A Drunk
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Week
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
On the trail of Hillary Clinton, not everyone is allowed to jump into the press pool
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Bush: Retirement age should be phased in to ‘68 or 70’
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette and CANNONFIRE
David Sirota / Salon:
The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Betsy's Page