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10:45 AM ET, June 3, 2015


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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Marco Rubio sells his house of horrors  —  Marco Rubio finally sold his money-pit of a home in Tallahassee on Tuesday, freeing the presidential candidate from a nagging financial liability and allowing him to distance himself from his scandal-plagued co-owner, former Rep. David Rivera …
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
Jeb Bush, Taking His Time, Tests the Legal Definition of Candidate  —  WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush is under growing pressure to acknowledge what to some voters and a number of campaign finance lawyers seems obvious: He is running for president.  —  The lawyers say Mr. Bush, a former Florida governor …
Discussion: Slate
Marco Rubio rise sets collision course with Jeb Bush
Discussion: Liberaland and JSOnline
By David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and 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.
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
The TSA Doesn't Work—and Never Has
Danny Vinik / Politico:
Larry Summers backs a new idea for the Fed — almost  —  Over the past few years, an obscure economic policy idea has slowly been gaining support among liberal and conservative economists.  It hasn't made it into the mainstream agendas of either the Democratic or Republican Party.
Discussion: TheMoneyIllusion
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 …
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.
Mary Cheney / Fox News:
It's time for Republican Party leaders to embrace marriage equality  —  There's been a lot of discussion about same sex marriage over the last few months - particularly from the candidates running for the GOP nomination.  Sometimes it seems as if they are in a contest to see who can be the …
Discussion: Raw Story
Obama approval heads down hill -  —  Obama's job approval numbers are sinking as American attitudes about the nation's progress have taken a turn for the worse, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
Discussion: Washington Post and The Week
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 …
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
NY Democrats push Bloomberg to run for president  —  A dirty secret behind Hillary Clinton's lead in the Democratic presidential race is the lack of a credible challenger.  Despite rising voter disgust over sordid revelations about the Clinton Foundation, there is no appealing alternative.
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
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.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:
Why Is It a Crime to Evade Government Scrutiny?
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Instapundit
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton's jam-packed fundraising schedule  —  Hillary Clinton has an aggressive fundraising schedule featuring at least 26 donor events across the country over the next month — including stops in states she hasn't yet visited as a candidate — according to a campaign list obtained by POLITICO.
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.
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
Mark Preston / CNN:
Jindal set to announce presidential plans -  —  Bobby Jindal, who has been actively exploring a campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, will announce his decision later this month, CNN has learned.
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
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple's Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy  —  Yesterday evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook was honored for ‘corporate leadership’ during EPIC's Champions of Freedom event in Washington.  Cook spoke remotely to the assembled audience on guarding customer privacy …
Sabrina Siddiqui / Guardian:
US Congress passes surveillance reform in vindication for Edward Snowden  —  Bulk collection of Americans' phone records to end as US Senate passes USA Freedom Act  —  The US Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would end the bulk collection of millions of Americans' phone records …
John Irish / Reuters:
U.S. says 10,000 Islamic State militants killed in nine-month campaign  —  More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since the international coalition started its campaign against the militant group nine months ago in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday.
Discussion: The Long War Journal and The Week
Boyd Huppert / KARE-TV:
5th grade boys spot a bully and take action  —  5th grade boys spot a bully and take action Jonathan Malat, KARE  —  MANKATO, Minn. - All the students at Franklin Elementary start every day with the Pledge of Allegiance.  —  But the “justice for all” part belongs to five fifth grade boys.
Daily Mail:
ISIS bans pigeon breeding - punishable by public flogging - because seeing birds' genitals overhead offends Islam  —  Senior clerics fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have issued a diktat banning pigeon breeding as they claim the sight of the birds' genitals as they fly overhead is offensive to Islam.
Geoff Earle / New York Post:
‘Tone-deaf’ Clinton campaign causes headaches for Roosevelt Island residents  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign didn't pick the best time to stage a major campaign rally at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island later this month.  —  According to the park's website, a specially planned event …
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Cruz: ‘Tom Brady was framed’
Discussion: Mediaite
The Retail Race Divide: How the Retail Industry Is Perpetuating Racial Inequality in the 21st Century
Discussion: The Nation, Salon and Washington Post
Ben Brody / Bloomberg Business:
Lincoln Chafee Set to Enter Democratic Presidential Field
David Knowles / Bloomberg Business:
Iowa Poll: Bill and George W. May Not Hurt Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush
Discussion: Political Wire
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon Debuts Free Shipping on Small Goods, No Minimum Order
Discussion: The Verge, Mashable and Consumerist
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Robert King / Associated Press:
Obamacare: 2016 sticker shock
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Surveillance planes spotted in the sky for days after West Baltimore rioting
Rich Lowry / New York Post:
Climate change: The only enemy Obama wants to obliterate
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Power Line
Charlie Spiering / BREITBART.COM:
Obama: I Don't Believe In Divisive Racial Politics
New York Times:
Sepp Blatter, Under Investigation, to Resign as FIFA President