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8:15 AM ET, June 3, 2015

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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
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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
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama confident in the TSA despite failure to detect explosives  —  President Obama has confidence in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) despite the ease with which undercover agents were able to smuggle explosives into airports, the White House said Tuesday.
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David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
The TSA Doesn't Work—and Never Has
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: Daily Mail and WQAD-TV
interpol.int:
INTERPOL issues Red Notices for former FIFA officials and executives wanted by US authorities  —  LYON, France - At the request of US authorities, INTERPOL Red Notices - or international wanted persons alerts - have been issued for two former FIFA officials and four corporate executives …
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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CNN:
Senate passes NSA reform measure
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 …
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
House panel moves to block State funding over Benghazi emails  —  House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a spending bill that would withhold some funding for the State Department until officials cooperate with their investigation into the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
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’
Discussion: NewsMax.com and The Gateway Pundit
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Republican wins Mississippi congressional seat  —  Trent Kelly will finish the term of the late Alan Nunnelee.  —  Republican Trent Kelly has won a special election to succeed late Mississippi Rep. Alan Nunnelee, easily defeating Democrat Walter Zinn in Tuesday's runoff.
Discussion: Political Wire
Ben Brody / Bloomberg Business:
Lincoln Chafee Set to Enter Democratic Presidential Field  —  Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican-turned-independent who became a Democrat while he was governor of Rhode Island, is expected to formally launch his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday.
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
This astonishing chart shows how moderate Republicans are an endangered species  —  Political scientists have known for years that political polarization is largely a one-sided phenomenon: in recent decades the Republican Party has moved to the right much faster than Democrats have moved to the left.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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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.
Discussion: Hot Air, Advocate, Instapundit and Althouse
David Knowles / Bloomberg Business:
Iowa Poll: Bill and George W. May Not Hurt Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush  —  The nation's next president may well be advised by a former one.  For the most part, that prospect doesn't seem to trouble Iowa caucus-goers.  —  Fifty-seven percent of likely Republican caucus-goers …
Discussion: Political Wire
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.
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
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: The Week and ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
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
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)
OHCHR:
UN experts voice concern over adverse impact of free trade and investment agreements on human rights  —  A number of free trade and investment agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are currently being negotiated.
Discussion: Common Dreams and Daily Kos
James Rosen / Fox News:
HRC EMAILS: Federal officials voiced growing alarm over Clinton's compliance with records laws, documents show  —  Over a five-year span, senior officials at the National Archives and Records Administrations (NARA) voiced growing alarm about Hillary Clinton's record-keeping practices as secretary of state …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon Debuts Free Shipping on Small Goods, No Minimum Order  —  Not just for Prime members  —  Amazon.com Inc. is introducing free shipping on thousands of popular, smaller items — makeup, mobile phone accessories, earplugs — in its Web store, without requiring a minimum order.
Discussion: The Verge, Mashable and Consumerist
 
 
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Baltimore Sun:
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