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5:45 PM ET, June 4, 2015

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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 …
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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 …
Elana Schor / Politico:
EPA: Fracking poses no ‘widespread, systemic’ harm to drinking water  —  A long-awaited EPA report on hydraulic fracturing hands a victory to the oil and gas industry, concluding that the extraction process has “not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.”
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Chad Livengood / Detroit News:
Cruz apologizes for Biden joke at Livingston Co. dinner  —  Howell — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz used a speech before Livingston County Republicans on Wednesday night to tell jokes about liberals and Democrats, including Joe Biden on the week the vice president lost his eldest son to brain cancer.
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ABC News:
VP Biden Leans on Faith and Family in Mourning Son Beau
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Oosting / MLive.com:
GOP hopeful Ted Cruz, after Joe Biden joke in Michigan speech, offers condolences to family
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Carly Fiorina reveals personal net worth of $59 million  —  GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina revealed on Wednesday evening that she and her husband have a net worth of $59 million — as she took a barely veiled shot at Hillary Clinton over transparency.
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Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Ben Carson Reports Big Earnings From Books, Speeches
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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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 and Politico
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 …
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Rick Perry launches comeback White House bid  —  Who is Rick Perry?  —  Story highlights  —  Washington (CNN)This time, Rick Perry has nowhere to go but up.  —  Four years after his first presidential campaign was crushed by the weight of his debate gaffe and stump speech mishaps …
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Donald F. Kettl / Washington Monthly:
Scott Walker's Real Legacy  —  What did the Wisconsin governor's union busting actually accomplish for the “hardworking taxpayers” of his state?  And what do his actions tell us about how he might govern as president?  —  This past February, at the Conservative Political Action Conference …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Abortion Bill Backed By Walker Would Let Fathers Sue For Emotional ‘Distress’
Discussion: Mediaite
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.
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
New York Times:
Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border  —  WASHINGTON — Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans' international Internet traffic to search for evidence …
Ilan Ben-Meir / BuzzFeed:
Huckabee Befuddled By Topless Women  —  “Are topless photos of women an offensive display of sexism, or an empowering display against sexism?  I have a feeling most men don't care much either way.”  —  Matt Sullivan / Getty Images  —  The Huckabee Report
Alan Smith / Guardian:
Fifa made payment to FAI after Thierry Henry handball, claims John Delaney  —  The Football Association of Ireland chief executive, John Delaney, has confirmed that the body accepted a payment from Fifa after Thierry Henry's handball in the 2010 World Cup qualifying play-offs ended their hopes …
Discussion: Screamer
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RTÉ:
FIFA: ‘$5m loan’ given to FAI to stop legal action over Thierry Henry handball
Discussion: New York Times and USA Today
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.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Instapundit
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, CNN and Chicago
Numbers / Pew Research Center for the People …:
Broad Public Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants  —  Other Attitudes About Immigration More Mixed  —  With immigration shaping up to be a major issue in both the final years of the Obama administration and the 2016 presidential campaign, most Americans (72%) continue to say undocumented
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, Political Wire and Daily Kos
Vox:
Game of Thrones is secretly all about climate change  —  Did you know that Game of Thrones is secretly about the world's terrible failure to stop climate change?  Well, it is, and this video explains why:  —  The show's much more entertaining stand-in for climate change is the White Walkers …
Discussion: Hot Air and Mashable
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
9 Completely Bonkers Things The Newest GOP Presidential Candidate Believes About The Constitution  —  Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce his bid to seek the GOP presidential nomination on Thursday.  It will be Perry's second attempt to secure a home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Nick Gass / Politico:
Lincoln Chafee doubles down on metric conversion  —  Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee did not give a centimeter on his defense of the metric system Thursday, touting the economic benefits and the symbolic importance of the United States joining the rest of the world in implementing the measurement scale.
 
 
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Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Democrats' Supreme Court Litmus Test: Citizens United
David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
Bernie Sanders: Let's Spend $5.5 Billion to Employ 1 Million Young People
Discussion: American Spectator
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
In Vermont, Frustrations Mount Over Affordable Care Act
Discussion: Hit & Run, RedState and The PJ Tatler
Gdrosenblum / CBS San Francisco:
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Discussion: Raw Story, Daily Mail and Mashable
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Mark Green / fox13now.com:
Parents of teen who survived tragedy at Bear Lake speak; community rallies to mourn those who died
Discussion: WTVR-TV
Drew Mikkelsen / KING-TV:
Attorney says officer wasn't assaulted with skateboard
Discussion: Associated Press
Politico:
The campaign to put Julian Castro on Hillary Clinton's VP shortlist
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is the Other Party
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
 

 
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