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11:50 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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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.
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 …
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  —  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 …
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Draft Warren groups suspending operations
Discussion: Business Insider and Mediaite
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 …
Discussion: OnPolitics and Political Wire
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Simon Maloy / Salon:
GOP's massive deception exposed: The Obamacare “contingency” plan they still won't deliver  —  Kevin McCarthy and colleagues insist they're “ready” with a post-King v. Burwell plan, but we still can't see it  —  January 2015 was a significant month for Republican healthcare policy.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
ACLU:
ACLU COMMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING IN ONLINE THREAT CASE
Discussion: American Spectator
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
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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Peter Baker / New York Times:
In Debate Over Patriot Act, Lawmakers Weigh Risks vs. Liberty
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
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 …
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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 and Balloon Juice
ABC News:
TSA Director Reassigned in Wake of Security Failures … The acting director of the Transportation Security Administration has been reassigned after an internal investigation revealed security failures at dozens of the nation's busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able …
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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
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Nevada plan to dump presidential caucus falls short  —  While the outcome of Rand Paul's attempt to block renewal of PATRIOT Act remains unsettled, his presidential campaign notched a victory of sorts early Tuesday: the Nevada Legislature failed to pass a bill changing the state's 2016 GOP caucus to a primary election.
Discussion: OnPolitics
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
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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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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
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
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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