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8:40 AM ET, June 2, 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  —  A segment on Fox Business' Cavuto repeatedly mocked Caitlyn Jenner, who debuted her new identity Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair, and misidentified her with male pronouns.  —  Neil Cavuto introduced the segment by asking in an exaggerated voice …
Paris Lees / Guardian:
Caitlyn Jenner: a life affirming, provocative and downright fabulous Vanity Fair cover  —  Posing for Annie Liebovitz, Caitlyn Jenner has pulled off the most provocative and downright fabulous transition ever - one which will do great things for trans awareness
Nick Gass / Politico:
Caitlyn Jenner becomes fastest to 1M Twitter followers, besting Obama
Discussion: The Verge and Deadline
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
Discussion: OnPolitics
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Gary Langer / ABC News:
Poll Reveals Hillary Clinton's Biggest Weakness  —  Weakening ratings for Hillary Clinton present opportunities for her potential Republican opponents, even as their own contest morphs into an all-out free-for-all, with Jeb Bush surrendering his frontrunner status in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Lindsey Graham has a plan to win the GOP nomination. If it works, it'd be a first.
Kathy Frankovic / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Republicans want experience as well as electability
Discussion: Hot Air, The Week and The PJ Tatler
Sam Frizell / TIME:
Hillary Clinton Will Officially Launch Her Campaign on June 13  —  Hillary Clinton will officially launch her campaign for president on June 13 with a rally on New York City's Roosevelt Island, ending the gradual ramp-up phase of her bid for president.  —  The former Secretary of State …
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Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Let's Put Bernie Sanders's “Momentum” in Perspective  —  It's in the nature of campaign trail reporting to become tedious and devoid of news for long stretches of time, which in turn creates incentives for news outlets to sex up dispatches from campaign events with gauzy claims, like …
Dylan StablefordSenior / Yahoo Politics:
LIVE: Bernie Sanders talks to Katie Couric
Discussion: Politico
Dylan StablefordSenior / Yahoo Politics:
Bernie Sanders on Hillary Clinton: ‘Would she be interested in being my vice president?’
Discussion: Politico
Nick Gass / Politico:
The Clintons' go-to historical reference: The Roosevelts
Discussion: Bloomberg Politics
Bill / The Hill:
Bill Press: A raw deal for Hastert  —  As a Democrat, I know I'm supposed to cheer now that former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) has been charged with federal crimes.  But, in fact, I feel just the opposite.  —  It looks to me like he got a raw deal, and ended up the victim of an overzealous federal prosecutor.
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Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
What We Know About the Dennis Hastert Scandal
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
U.S. Supreme Court rules for Muslim woman denied job at clothing store  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued for discrimination after being denied a sales job at age 17 at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma …
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court throws out conviction for violent Facebook postings
Peter Baker / New York Times:
In Debate Over Patriot Act, Lawmakers Weigh Risks vs. Liberty  —  WASHINGTON — Just one senator stood up to oppose the Patriot Act as a violation of civil liberties when it passed in the frightening, angry days after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  Nearly 14 years later …
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
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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 …
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Secret effort to sell Hillary Clinton to rich liberals  —  Winning over such donors is seen as critical to Clinton's White House prospects.  —  Getty  —  Hillary Clinton's allies are working to win over unenthusiastic rich liberals by pitting her against the Koch brothers …
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 …
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Madeleine Morgenstern / TheBlaze.com:
Vince Vaughn Goes Off on Gun Rights in a Way That Will Make 2nd Amendment Advocates Smile …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Another tortured effort by the GOP to help itself with minorities  —  The press release went out last week:  —  “Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, will participate in a panel discussion luncheon in celebration of Black Music Month on Monday, June 1st, in Washington, D.C.”
Discussion: Daily Kos
Science:
Editor's note  —  The Ask Alice article, “Help!  My adviser won't stop looking down my shirt,” on this website has been removed by Science because it did not meet our editorial standards, was inconsistent with our extensive institutional efforts to promote the role of women in science …
Discussion: Mashable, Fusion and The Week
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
For Germany, Demography Is Doom  —  Germany's economy dominates the EU, but if demography is destiny-and it is-then, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard argues in the Telegraph, Germany is doomed.  I had not realized that the numbers are so grim: … That is appalling. … This chart shows the problem visually.
Discussion: Telegraph
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
4 Pieces of Conservative Advice For Young Conservative Men  —  So, though no fault of your own, you are a young conservative male coming of age in a time when the deck is so heavily stacked against you that it's like Michael Moore was leaning on it.  Sure, it's entirely the fault …
Stephanie McNeal / BuzzFeed:
A Cop Who Had To Tell A Teen His Parents Had Been Killed Showed Up At His Graduation  —  On May 24, an Orange, Texas, couple named Riley and Emily Portie were riding their motorcycle when they were struck by a drunk driver.  The parents of five died at the scene.  —  Facebook: emily.portie
 
 
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Liz Sly / Washington Post:
While nobody was looking, the Islamic State launched a new, deadly offensive
Emily Yoffe / Slate:
How The Hunting Ground Blurs the Truth
Discussion: Hit & Run and Instapundit
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Arizona Anti-Muslim Activist Tries To Raise $10M As He Goes Into Hiding
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Zachary T. Sampson / Tampa Bay Times:
Ten years since its last hurricane, Florida more vulnerable to catastrophe than ever, experts say
Discussion: Progress Pond and Booman Tribune
Josh Hafner / Des Moines Register:
Trump: I won't do straw poll if everyone backs out
 Earlier Items: 
Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Gov. Walker backs 20-week abortion ban regardless of exemptions for rape, incest
Discussion: Daily Kos and Bloomberg Business
USA Today:
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Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Meet The Man Pushing SCOTUS For A Monumental Change To Voting Laws
Discussion: Hullabaloo
ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: Undercover DHS Tests Find Security Failures at US Airports
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Once Taboo, Some Behaviors Now More Acceptable in U.S.
Discussion: The Week and Politico