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1:35 PM ET, June 2, 2015

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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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Washington Post:
Frontrunner angst: Bush lead evaporates, Clinton favorability hits 7-year low  —  After five months of forums, fundraising appearances and trips to the early states, the 2016 Republican nomination contest is as unsettled as ever, with no candidate receiving more than 11 percent support …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Clinton unfavorable numbers highest in 14 years  —  Hillary Clinton is seeing her highest unfavorability ratings in 14 years, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.  —  Just 46 percent said they view the Democratic presidential front-runner favorably, compared to 50 percent who said they have an unfavorable view.
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush's Slippery Slope
Discussion: Politico
Gary Langer / ABC News:   Poll Reveals Hillary Clinton's Biggest Weakness
Politico:
Why We're Suspending the “Run Warren Run” Campaign  —  But we're still declaring victory.  —  Today we announce the suspension of our campaign to draft Elizabeth Warren into the presidential race.  There's no sugar-coating it: We didn't achieve our central goal.
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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Top pro-Elizabeth Warren group says she's out
TIME:
‘Run Warren Run’ to Disband
Discussion: American Spectator and Hot Air
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
Dominic Tierney / The Atlantic:
Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?  —  At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. You can imagine this 21-year old Marine from Illinois out on combat patrol that evening, looking at his watch, mentally ticking down the seconds.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
New York Times:
Poll Shows Americans Favor Overhaul of Campaign Financing  —  Americans of both parties fundamentally reject the regime of untrammeled money in elections made possible by the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and other court decisions and now favor a sweeping overhaul of how political campaigns …
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Simon Maloy / Salon:
GOP's massive deception exposed: The Obamacare “contingency” plan they still won't deliver
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Annie Martin / Daytona Beach News-Journal:
Volusia School Board chair apologizes for remarks at Seabreeze graduation  —  DAYTONA BEACH — Volusia County School Board Chairwoman Linda Costello has apologized after parents and graduates were insulted by her comments Sunday during Seabreeze High School's graduation ceremony.
Discussion: Progress Pond
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 …
Discussion: RedState, The Federalist and Hot Air
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.
Discussion: Hot Air, RedState and Progress Pond
Jeffrey Toobin / CNN:
Supreme Court unleashes its inner libertarian  —  Supreme Court rules on case about Facebook threats 01:44  —  Story highlights  —  Jeffrey Toobin is CNN senior legal analyst and author of “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.”  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
Discussion: The Federalist and New York Times
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ACLU:
ACLU COMMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING IN ONLINE THREAT CASE
Discussion: American Spectator
Official Laverne Cox Tumblr:
On May 29, 2014, the issue of timemagazine magazine which proclaimed the “Transgender Tipping Point” was revealed with me on the cover.  June 1, 2015 a year and 3 days later, Caitlyn Jenner's vanityfair cover was revealed proclaiming #CallMeCaitlyn I am so moved by all the love and support Caitlyn is receiving.
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
CNN Anchor: I Am Sad That I'll Never See Bruce Jenner Again (VIDEO)  —  CNN anchor Carol Costello weighed in with her personal feelings on Tuesday about Caitlyn Jenner's post-transition debut on the cover of Vanity Fair this week.  —  Costello picked up on a point made by E! …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
A Day at a High School Rodeo with Dick Cheney  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney doesn't seem all that ruffled by his villainous public persona.  —  During a recent trip to a high school rodeo in Casper, Wyo., Mr. Cheney responded to a question about his unpopularity by flashing his signature uneven grin.
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 …
Associated Press:
FBI behind dozens of surveillance flights over US cities  —  WASHINGTON - The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government …
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 and Balloon Juice
New York Times:
N.S.A. Surveillance Bill Showdown Looms in Senate  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate headed into a showdown Tuesday over efforts by defense hawks to blunt new controls on government spying, with many senators appearing ready to defy House warnings against changing a bill to curtail telephone surveillance.
Ian Mohr / Page Six:
Hillary allows men at ‘women-only’ event amid weak turnout  —  Hillary Clinton had trouble attracting high-powered women to a New York talk hosted by Silda Wall Spitzer two weeks before her campaign officially kicks off.  Sources said that after ticket sales fizzled for an intimate …
Jessica Chasmar / Washington Times:
Marijuana church given tax-exempt status in Indiana: ‘Somebody at the IRS loves us’ … The IRS has incorporated an Indianapolis marijuana-smoking church as a tax-exempt religious organization.  —  Bill Levin, founder of the First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis, was notified of the approval last week …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House stands firm on Snowden prosecution  —  The expiration of provisions of the Patriot Act has not changed the White House's view that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden should face prosecution.  —  “The fact is that Mr. Snowden committed very serious crimes …
 
 
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Eli Stokols / Politico:
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