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11:15 AM ET, June 5, 2015

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ABC News:
Exclusive: Alleged Dennis Hastert Sex Abuse Victim Is Named By Family … In Steve Reinboldt's 1970 high school yearbook, wrestling coach Dennis Hastert wrote that Steve was his “great, right hand man” as the student equipment manager of the Yorkville, Illinois wrestling team.
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Mike Allen / Politico:
IOWA'S BIG WEEKEND, amid fears state's clout is waning — RACHEL RACUSEN returns to White House - NED PRICE named NSC spokesman — ERIC PELLETIER to Alibaba - B'DAY: David Espo, Ward Baker  —  By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; mallen@politico.com), and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; dlippman@politico.com)
Discussion: ABC News and FishbowlDC
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton, Voting Rights and the 2016 Election  —  A basic fact often gets lost in the propaganda that swirls around voting laws in this country: between one-quarter and one-third of all eligible voters — more than 50 million Americans — are not registered.
Discussion: The Week, The Nation and ThinkProgress
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Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Marco Rubio's moment  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) is the most interesting GOP presidential candidate in the 2016 field, a field that is becoming a party embarrassment and will soon have more candidates than FIFA has indicted officials.  —  It includes candidates who are egotistical vanity players …
New York Times:
Marco Rubio and His Wife Cited 17 Times for Traffic Infractions  —  Senator Marco Rubio has been in a hurry to get to the top, rising from state legislator to United States senator in the span of a decade and now running for president at age 44.  —  But politics is not the only area where Mr. Rubio …
Evan Halper / Los Angeles Times:   Hillary Clinton attacks Republicans over voting restrictions
hillaryclinton.com:
Hillary Clinton: We should make it easier to vote
Discussion: msnbc.com, Hullabaloo and Daily Kos
Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton calls for sweeping expansion of voter access
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG, Daily Kos and Vox
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Says G.O.P. Rivals Try to Stop Young and Minority Voters
Discussion: Shakesville
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Scientists Drop Science Bomb on Climate-Change Skeptics  —  Now there's <em>no way</em> conservatives can deny global warming, right?  —  1k  —  Shares  —  Over the last couple of years, the conservative movement, which loves science, has had a completely scientific-based reason for skepticism about climate change.
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Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
Global warming standstill/pause increases to ‘a new record length’: 18 years 6 months'
New York Times:
Data Breach Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday announced what appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees' data, involving at least four million current and former government workers in an intrusion …
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Chinese breach data of 4 million federal workers
Sam Schumach / U.S. Office of Personnel Management:
OPM to Notify Employees of Cybersecurity Incident
Discussion: Politico, CBS DC and Hit & Run
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Edward J. Snowden / New York Times:
Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance  —  MOSCOW — TWO years ago today, three journalists and I worked nervously in a Hong Kong hotel room, waiting to see how the world would react to the revelation that the National Security Agency had been making records of nearly every phone call in the United States.
Jerry Useem / The Atlantic:
Why It Pays to Be a Jerk  —  Smile at the customer.  Bake cookies for your colleagues.  Sing your subordinates' praises.  Share credit.  Listen.  Empathize.  Don't drive the last dollar out of a deal.  Leave the last doughnut for someone else.  —  Sneer at the customer.  Keep your colleagues on edge.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Obsidian Wings
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Ron Fournier / National Journal:
Republicans Are Wrong About Obama's American Exceptionalism  —  President's vision of nation's greatness is modern and honest.  It's Reagan-plus.  —  What makes America exceptional?  It could be the mythology of perfection: the shining “city upon a hill” imagined by colonist John Winthrop …
Vijay Shankar / Facebook:
Announcing Facebook Lite  —  Today we're introducing Facebook Lite, a new version of Facebook for Android that uses less data and works well across all network conditions.  —  More than a billion people around the world access Facebook from a range of mobile devices on varying networks.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Perry: Government isn't your savior  —  If Americans are looking for government to be their savior, they are looking in the wrong place, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Friday.  —  In an interview with MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” the former Texas governor was asked whether the country was experiencing a spiritual crisis.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
The GOP's shifting goal posts  —  It's said that if you're not liberal when you're young, you have no heart, and if you're not conservative by middle age, you have no brain.  —  By this standard, our Democratic presidential candidates have lost their minds.
Discussion: Democratic Strategist and Guardian
New York Times:
Unions Subdued, Scott Walker Turns to Tenure at Wisconsin Colleges  —  CHICAGO — Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who began building a national profile four years ago by sharply cutting collective bargaining rights for most government workers, has turned his sights to a different element of the public sector: state universities.
Discussion: Althouse and Political Wire
Helena Smith / Guardian:
Greece moves closer to eurozone exit after delaying €300m repayment to IMF  —  Athens takes creditor by surprise, saying it will bundle together €1.6bn of debt payments due to International Monetary Fund and settle up on 30 June  —  Greece has moved closer to default and possible exit …
Discussion: Spectator
Lanny Davis / The Hill:
Hillary Clinton and the frenzy of the media  —  “Mobs of reporters and cameramen and other Big Timers were out there wearing bush jackets with leather straps running this way and that and knocking back their Pepsi-Colas and Nehis and yelling to each other and mainly just milling about …
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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Andrew Pollack / New York Times:
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Dante Chinni / Wall Street Journal:
Romney Had Problems With Conservatives. Jeb's May Be Worse
Discussion: NBC News
Ben Yakas / Gothamist:
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Steven Lubet / The New Republic:
Alice Goffman's Denial of Murder Conspiracy Raises Even More Questions
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Willy Stern / Weekly Standard:
Attorneys at War  —  Inside an elite Israeli military law unit
Discussion: Instapundit
Dave Price / Politico:
Is Iowa Over?  —  The caucus state fears it won't be a kingmaker in 2016.
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KGW-TV:
Fake orca mission called off for day after engine trouble, capsize
Discussion: Associated Press and NBC News
Liz Mair / The Daily Beast:
Carly Fiorina Is Not Running for Vice President
Patrick McGreevy / Los Angeles Times:
Assisted-death bill approved by California Senate
Discussion: KTLA and Wall Street Journal
Josh Rottenberg / Los Angeles Times:
Josh Trank sets the story straight on why he left ‘Star Wars’
Discussion: /Film