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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Congress turns away from post-9/11 law, retooling U.S. surveillance powers  —  Congress on Tuesday rejected some of the sweeping intelligence-gathering powers it granted national security officials after the 9/11 terror attacks, with the Senate voting to end the government's bulk collection …
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Bloomberg Business:
Senate Votes to Renew U.S. Spy Programs, Sending Bill to Obama
Discussion: The Bob and Chez Show
CNN:
Senate passes NSA reform measure
Eliyahu Berkowitz / JP Updates:
Obama's Close Advisers Open Up About Strained Obama-Netanayhu Relationship  —  In advance of an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama, Channel 2's Ilana Dayan interviewed the people who were most close to the president in the past years, finding out what happened to the US-Israel relationship …
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Jamie Weinstein / The Daily Caller:
Obama: ‘I Am The Closest Thing To A Jew That Has Ever Sat In This Office’  —  President Barack Obama apparently thinks he's the closest thing to a Jewish president America has ever had.  —  Speaking to JPUpdates.com, top Obama confidant David Axelrod described a moment where the president …
Discussion: NewsMax.com and The Gateway Pundit
Hmsadusky / CBS Denver:
Kitchen Manager Fired For Giving Lunch To Students Without Money  —  AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) - Della Curry is out of work, and unashamed, after being fired by the Cherry Creek School District.  —  A married mother of two, Curry is the former kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora.
Discussion: WQAD-TV
Sarah Boesveld / National Post:
Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’ people feel like impostors in their fully working bodies  —  Oh, The Humanities: Part of a series showcasing research at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences this week.  —  OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The next wave of “body diversity”: Disabled by choice
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and ESPN
By David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire  —  Chevy Chase was on the plane with Bill Clinton.  So was a former president of Brazil.  The founders of Google.  A former president of Mexico.  And John Cusack.  —  They were all going to Davos …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Megan Apper / BuzzFeed:
Huckabee On Transgender People: I Wish I Could've Said I Was Transgender In HS To Shower With The Girls  —  “There is something inherently wrong about forcing little children to be a part of this social experiment.”  —  View Video ›  —  buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com
David Kumbroch / WHNT-TV:
Bill scrapping marriage licenses hits Alabama House after passing Senate  —  HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - This month, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the issue of same-sex marriage.  It should settle a lot of questions once and for all.  At least, that's the idea.
Mark Garfinkel / Boston Herald:
Boston police: Man killed by FBI agent, cop during active terror probe  —  Photo by:  —  Boston police officers and detectives investigate at the scene of a shooting Tuesday morning at 4600 Washington St. in Roslindale.  —  By:  —  An armed man in his 20s being surveilled …
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CNN:
Poll: New speed bumps for Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton's 2016 announcement in under 2 minutes  —  Sen. Rand Paul running for president  —  Ted Cruz is first out of the gate in 2016 race  —  Is there room for a non-Hillary Democratic candidate?  —  Story highlights
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Mark Peterson / New York Magazine:
Not the Bush You Think He Is  —  Jeb Bush is more ruthless …
Nicole Norfleet / Star Tribune:
Mpls. private school takes students to adult novelty store for sex ed lesson  —  The field trip upset some parents at Gaia School.  “It's just a major breach of trust,” said one parent.  —  Smitten Kitten owner Jennifer Pritchett.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  Some parents are outraged after the leader …
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Surveillance planes spotted in the sky for days after West Baltimore rioting  —  Flight records maintained by the Web site Flightradar24 shows a small Cessna jet flying a precise formation over Baltimore late Saturday night, May 2.  Note: This video does not contain audio.  (Flightradar24)
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Associated Press:
FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities
Peter Wehner / Commentary Magazine:
The Democratic Party's Growing Radicalism  —  For those Democrats who insist their party is utterly mainstream, pragmatic rather than ideological, and right in the center of American politics, I have some news for you: You're not.  —  The New York Times published a story reporting that Bernie Sanders …
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Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
This astonishing chart shows how moderate Republicans are an endangered species
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, Daily Kos and Salon
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Fellow Congressman Was Told About Dennis Hastert Abuses, Source Says  —  WASHINGTON — At least one member of Congress was likely aware that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) allegedly sexually molested a former male student prior to his time in Congress.
New York Times:
Sepp Blatter, Under Investigation, to Resign as FIFA President  —  Sepp Blatter, who was re-elected last week for a fifth term as president of world soccer's governing body, said Tuesday that he would resign his position as law enforcement officials confirmed that he was a focus of a federal corruption investigation.
Robert Patrick / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Two admit plot to bomb police station, kill St. Louis County prosecutor and Ferguson police chief  —  ST. LOUIS  • Two men admitted in federal court here Tuesday that they plotted to blow up a police station, vehicles and perhaps other targets, including the St. Louis County prosecutor and Ferguson police chief.
New York Times:
Texas Lawmakers Pass a Bill Allowing Guns at Colleges  —  HOUSTON — Students and faculty members at public and private universities in Texas could be allowed to carry concealed handguns into classrooms, dormitories and other buildings under a bill passed over the weekend by the Republican-dominated Legislature.
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
Wall Street Journal:
State Officials Had Secret Huddle on Health-Law Subsidies  —  Few contingencies were found if the Supreme Court rules some Affordable Care Act credits should be voided  —  Officials from states across the nation flew to Chicago in early May for a secret 24-hour meeting to discuss their options …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Morning Consult
Joel Snape / Telegraph:
Manspreading arrests: the long arm of the law just invaded our personal space  —  As two men are arrested for ‘manspreading’ on the New York metro, Joel Snape argues that we should all take a bit of responsibility rather than making anti-social behaviour illegal
Discussion: BREITBART.COM
Washington Times:
Bill Clinton's foundation cashed in as Sweden lobbied Hillary on sanctions … Bill Clinton's foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened …
Discussion: RedState and Weasel Zippers
Zack Kopplin / Slate:
Politicians, school boards, principals, and teachers are pushing creationism on kids.  —  When a student in Louisiana opens her textbook in biology class, she might not have the standard Miller and Levine Biology with a dragonfly on the cover, and she might not ever learn about evolution.
Charlie Spiering / BREITBART.COM:
Obama: I Don't Believe In Divisive Racial Politics  —  President Obama explained to a group of young Asian leaders today that it was important not to betray one's principles while being a leader.  —  He pointed out that one of his core principles is to “treat everyone fairly” regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
Skschust / CBS New York:
Police: 3 Teens Arrested In Chinatown Sex Assault, Robbery  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested three Brooklyn teenagers in connection with a sex assault and robbery of a woman in Chinatown.  —  Eric Pek, Emanuel Burrows and Sanat Asliev, all 16, were arrested Tuesday on multiple charges, police said.
Discussion: Daily Mail and Gothamist
Rich Lowry / New York Post:
Climate change: The only enemy Obama wants to obliterate  —  President Barack Obama speaks at Georgetown University in Washington.  —  President Obama is less than stalwart in the fight against ISIS and doesn't seem overly concerned about Vladimir Putin's predation in Ukraine or China's aggression in the South China Sea.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Power Line
 
 
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David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
The TSA Doesn't Work—and Never Has
Robert King / Associated Press:
Obamacare: 2016 sticker shock
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Long-Shot Republican Presidential Hopefuls Flatter Rick Scott At Disney World Jobs Summit
Discussion: ABC News
Dennis Prager / Townhall.com:
Differences Between Left and Right, Part II: Battling Society vs. Battling Yourself
Discussion: Truth Revolt
CBS Philly:
Rick Santorum On Pope Francis' Letter On Climate Change: ‘Leave The Science To The Scientist’
Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
Ted Cruz believes JFK ‘would be a Republican today’
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Bob Schieffer heads to the Ivy League, accepts Harvard fellowship
 Earlier Items: 
Baltimore Sun:
Elijah Cummings' Baltimore rowhome caught fire Tuesday
James Inhofe / Fox News:
Why every property owner should fear EPA's “waters of the United States” rule
Discussion: BarbWire.com
Naomi Schaefer Riley / New York Post:
The feminist revolution is eating its own
Adrian Chen / New York Times:
The Agency … Around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 last year …
Politico:
Why We're Suspending the “Run Warren Run” Campaign