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10:25 PM ET, June 4, 2015

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Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Michelle Duggar Defends Smearing Transgender People As Pedophiles: It's ‘Just Common Sense’  —  During Wednesday night's interview with Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar about their son Josh's history of molesting his younger sisters, Fox News' Megyn Kelley pressed the conservative couple to justify their advocacy against LGBT equality.
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Fox News:
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar: Sisters 'weren't even aware' of Josh's ‘wrongdoing’  —  Michelle Duggar told Megyn Kelly Wednesday that she and her husband were “devastated” when they learned their then-teenage son Josh had molested several of his sisters.  —  During an hour-long exclusive interview on …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Duggar Endorsements Disappear From Huckabee's Campaign Site  —  Endorsements from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, of TLC's “19 Kids and Counting,” have disappeared from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's (R) presidential campaign website.  —  The Duggar endorsements enjoyed top billing on the campaign site's …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Chinese breach data of 4 million federal workers  —  Hackers working for the Chinese state breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December, U.S. officials said Thursday, and the agency will notify about 4 million current and former federal employees …
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CNN:
Cyberattack compromises government workers  —  Story highlights  —  Washington (CNN)Four million current and former federal employees may have had their personal information hacked, the Office of Personnel Management said on Thursday.  —  The agency, which is conducts background checks …
Sam Schumach / U.S. Office of Personnel Management:
OPM to Notify Employees of Cybersecurity Incident
Discussion: Politico, CBS DC and Hit & Run
New York Times:
Data Breach Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers
Discussion: Power Line, The Atlantic and Guardian
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Media Matters Exec, Editor For ‘The Nation’ Have No Clue Who Marcus Luttrell Is  —  Former Texas Governor Rick Perry announced the launch of his 2016 presidential campaign today, complete with a freshly painted C-130 behind him and Navy SEALs to his left and right.
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Science:
Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus  —  1National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Asheville, NC 28801, USA.  —  2LMI, McLean, VA, USA.  —  Much study has been devoted …
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Bristol Palin:
Let's Get This Straight, Liberals - What Kinds of Molestation are Acceptable?  —  I can't believe how crazy the media is going over the Duggar family compared to the big fat yawn they gave Lena Dunham when she wrote in her book that she sexually experimented with her sister.
Therese Apel / The Clarion Ledger:
Family members charged for cheering at graduation  —  Foster: “We just asked them to wait until the end so everyone has an opportunity to hear their graduate's name.”  —  CONNECT  —  Senatobia School District's superintendent said he pressed charges on people who cheered out of turn …
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Hillary leans hard into the battle over voting  —  As you may have heard, Hillary Clinton is already leaning into the ever-simmering battle over voting.  Her Democratic allies are preparing to wage a national legal battle against GOP state-level voting restrictions, and she is calling for a national 20-day early voting period.
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Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Lindsey Graham Compares Hillary Clinton To North Korea's Kim Jong Un  —  Presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took a swipe at Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during a Thursday appearance on Fox News, comparing her to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Discussion: The Bob and Chez Show
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Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
Democrats, Don't Freak Out!  —  Hillary Clinton's poll numbers …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Elana Schor / Politico:
EPA: Fracking's no big threat to water  —  For both anti-fracking groups and the industry, it's another example of Obama's mixed messages on fossil fuels.  —  The Environmental Protection Agency's long-awaited report on fracking dismayed liberal green groups Thursday while pleasing the oil …
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Josh Rottenberg / Los Angeles Times:
Josh Trank sets the story straight on why he left ‘Star Wars’  —  When Josh Trank announced May 1 that he was dropping out of a planned “Star Wars” spinoff film less than a year after being brought on to direct, it didn't take a Jedi master to intuit that the news would cause a major disturbance in the Force.
Discussion: Comicbook.com, /Film and Spinoff Online
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Is the Tide Turning against PC?  —  Has the contemptible Laura Kipnis Affair incensed the worm into turning?  Our own David French certainly hopes so.  “Feminists from Jezebel to The Nation have expressed concern about Kipnis's treatment,” French wrote on Monday, “and Jonathan Chait …
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Justin Glawe / The Daily Beast:
Black Chicago Pastor: Dems ‘Failing’ Us  —  A pastor on the South Side is asking Republicans to talk to his flock after what he says are 50 years of disappointment from the other party.  —  CHICAGO — It is difficult to imagine a less likely GOP presidential campaign stop than O Block.
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Twitter Just Killed Politwoops  —  A Twitter spokesperson just provided the following statement to Gawker regarding the apparent suspension of Politwoops' access to Twitter's developer API, which enabled the Sunlight Foundation-funded site to track tweets deleted by hundreds of politicians.
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Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Eulogy for Politwoops
Discussion: The Hill and Mashable
RTÉ:
FIFA: ‘$5m loan’ given to FAI to stop legal action over Thierry Henry handball  —  Thierry Henry's handball led to William Gallas scoring the decisive goal against Ireland  —  FIFA has issued a statement saying it paid $5 million to the FAI in January 2010 in order to stop any Irish legal action …
Discussion: New York Times and USA Today
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Alan Smith / Guardian:
Fifa made payment to FAI after Thierry Henry handball, claims John Delaney
Discussion: Screamer
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Mike Huckabee's Son Posted YouTube Video Of His Acting In Raunchy Film  —  John Mark Huckabee — son of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — posted, then removed, a clip on his YouTube page of his acting in a raunchy, never-released, low-budget film.
Hunter Walker / Business Insider:
Marco Rubio just made another confusing comment about his Middle East policy  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) offered a somewhat confusing explanation of his Iraq policy in an appearance on Fox News' “Outnumbered” on Thursday.  —  Rubio seemed to express support for US troops being present in Iraq …
Discussion: Mediaite and Daily Kos
Gdrosenblum / CBS San Francisco:
Selfie With Parents' Sex Toys?  Alameda Teacher Accused Of Assigning Bizarre Extra Credit For Sophomores  —  ALAMEDA (CBS SF) — Parents of students at Encinal High School in Alameda want a teacher fired after they say he sent them home with an extra credit assignment of finding sex toys …
Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast:
John Cusack Talks ‘Love & Mercy,’ Drug Trips, and How Obama Is ‘Worse Than Bush’  —  In a wide-ranging chat, the celebrated film star discusses his excellent biopic on Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson, psychedelics, and why President Obama has let him down.  —  “I just say what I think, and if people don't like it, that's OK.”
Discussion: Mediaite
 
 
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Emily Schultheis / National Journal:
Hillary Clinton Cannot Afford to Lose Black Voters
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Oversight chief sees ‘chilling effect’ from White House memo on records
Discussion: ABC News and Hot Air
New York Times:
As Republican Debates Near, Candidates Vie to Make Cut
David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
Bernie Sanders: Let's Spend $5.5 Billion to Employ 1 Million Young People
Discussion: American Spectator
Donald F. Kettl / Washington Monthly:
Scott Walker's Real Legacy
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ABC News:
VP Biden Leans on Faith and Family in Mourning Son Beau
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Huckabee Befuddled By Topless Women
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Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
In Vermont, Frustrations Mount Over Affordable Care Act
New York Times:
Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border
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