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9:50 AM 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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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.
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.
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
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Top pro-Elizabeth Warren group says she's out  —  As Run Warren Run closes down, Sanders and O'Malley fight to claim its mantle.  —  Getty  —  After a half year of circulating petitions, staging rallies, opening offices in states with early presidential contests, and gathering 365,000 signatures …
Discussion: Yahoo Politics
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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 …
Politico:
Why We're Suspending the “Run Warren Run” Campaign
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
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
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: RedState
Katia Hetter / CNN:
Actor Vince Vaughn outlines support for gun rights  —  Celebrities and their politics 12 photos  —  Actor Vince Vaughn makes no secret of his political leanings, telling Playboy in 2015, “I would use the term ‘libertarian’ to describe my politics.  I like the principles of the Constitution …
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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
Paul B. Farrell / MarketWatch:
BULLETIN  —  GameStop to acquire Geeknet in deal valued at $140 mln  —  Yes, the new behavioral economics is Wall Street's secret mind-control brainwashing machine.  Call it behavioral economics, psychology of investing, the new science of irrationality, it is Wall Street's most powerful weapon because you can't see it.
Discussion: Bloomberg View
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
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 …
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
Liz Sly / Washington Post:
While nobody was looking, the Islamic State launched a new, deadly offensive  —  GAZIANTEP, Turkey — Syrian rebels appealed for international assistance to counter a new offensive by the Islamic State in the northern province of Aleppo that could reshape the battlefield in Syria.
CNN:
TSA screeners failed tests to detect explosives, weapons  —  Washington (CNN)Airport screeners failed to detect explosives and weapons in nearly every test that an undercover Homeland Security team conducted at dozens of airports, according to an internal investigation.
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ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: Undercover DHS Tests Find Security Failures at US Airports
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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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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Nick Gass / Politico:
The Clintons' go-to historical reference: The Roosevelts
Discussion: Bloomberg Politics
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Hundreds Missing After Chinese Cruise Ship Sinks on Yangtze  —  BEIJING — Most of the 458 passengers aboard a chartered cruise ship were still missing on Tuesday morning more than 12 hours after it sank during a storm along the central Yangtze River, according to a report by Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency.
Discussion: The Week and The Gateway Pundit
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
In Biden's tragedy, Americans see their own  —  The vice president's humanity has intensified an outpouring of public grief over the death of his son.  —  He's Uncle Joe.  And his son's death has resonated like a death in the American family.  —  At a time when so many, politicians most of all …
Hannah Furfaro / Fresno Bee:
Clovis High senior says school won't let him wear feather  —  American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California plans to file a complaint in Fresno County Superior Court  —  The eagle feather is considered sacred by many Native American tribes  —  Clovis Unified allows graduation adornments only for certain academic achievements
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Raw Story
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
SCOTUS rules in favor of man convicted of posting threatening messages on Facebook  —  Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Pennsylvania man who posted several violent messages on Facebook and was convicted under a federal threat statute — the first time the Court addressed …
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court throws out conviction for violent Facebook postings
 
 
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GOP hits another roadblock on Obamacare repeal
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Meet The Man Pushing SCOTUS For A Monumental Change To Voting Laws
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Lindsey Graham has a plan to win the GOP nomination. If it works, it'd be a first.
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Once Taboo, Some Behaviors Now More Acceptable in U.S.
Discussion: Hot Air, The Week and Politico