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11:55 AM ET, June 3, 2015

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CNN:
Obama approval heads down hill - CNNPolitics.com  —  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.
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Nick Gass / Politico:
George W. Bush outpolls Barack Obama  —  Americans now have a more favorable view of former President George W. Bush than they do of President Barack Obama.  —  It is the first time in more than a decade that Americans have expressed a favorable view of Bush, at least according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.
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
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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
Politico:
Marco Rubio rise sets collision course with Jeb Bush
Discussion: Liberaland and JSOnline
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By David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire
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.
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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Cameron / The Uncool:
A Comment on Allison Ng  —  From the very beginning of its appearance in the Sony Hack, “Aloha” has felt like a misunderstood movie.  One that people felt they knew a lot about, but in fact they knew very little.  It was a small movie, made by passionate actors who wanted to join me in making …
Washington Post:
Iraqi leader decries ‘failure’ of world to confront Islamic State gains  —  PARIS — After a string of victories by Islamic State militants, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appealed Tuesday for more international military support, saying Iraq's ground forces were largely going it alone despite promises of help.
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John Irish / Reuters:
U.S. says 10,000 Islamic State militants killed in nine-month campaign
Discussion: The Long War Journal and The Week
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 …
BostonGlobe.com:
Two men plotted to behead a police officer, official says  —  The man fatally shot by antiterrorism officers in Boston on Tuesday and the suspect arrested Tuesday night in Everett had conspired to kill a police officer, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the case.
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Michael Quander / WREG-TV:
Warrants issued for people who cheered at Senatobia graduation  —  SENATOBIA, Miss. — “My 18-year-old daughter, Lanarcia Walker, graduated from Senatobia High,” Linda Walker said.  —  The pomp and circumstance did not last long for some Mississippi families.
Discussion: WTVR-TV and Raw Story
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:
Why Is It a Crime to Evade Government Scrutiny?  —  Dennis Hastert is a hard man to defend.  The former House Speaker got filthy rich as a Washington, D.C. lobbyist by trading on the contacts and knowledge that he gained while in office.  His time in Congressional leadership coincided …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Instapundit
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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
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.
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
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 …
Alastair Jamieson / NBC News:
The Queen Isn't Dead (Despite What You Read on Twitter)  —  LONDON — A behind-the-scenes rehearsal of how the BBC will handle the death of Queen Elizabeth II ended with an apology Wednesday after one of its reporters mistakenly tweeted that the British monarch had passed away.
Discussion: The Week and Business Insider
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Cruz: ‘Tom Brady was framed’  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) poked fun at Hillary Clinton's use of private email by suggesting she was responsible for the New England Patriots' under-inflated footballs.  —  “Let me start by saying — Tom Brady was framed,” the presidential candidate said during a weekend stop in Massachusetts.
Discussion: Mediaite
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.
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 …
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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KXAN-TV:
Video shows Austin officers thrown back from exploding car
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Demos:
The Retail Race Divide: How the Retail Industry Is Perpetuating Racial Inequality in the 21st Century
Discussion: The Nation, Salon and Washington Post
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton's jam-packed fundraising schedule
Mary Cheney / Fox News:
It's time for Republican Party leaders to embrace marriage equality
Discussion: Raw Story
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Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
This astonishing chart shows how moderate Republicans are an endangered species
Discussion: Daily Kos