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12:45 PM 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 …
Discussion: FishbowlDC
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Perry: Hillary Doesn't Grasp Voter ID Because She Doesn't Fly Commercial (VIDEO)  —  Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Friday defended the bill he signed in 2011 requiring voters to present a photo ID after Hillary Clinton jabbed numerous Republican presidential candidates, including Perry, for working “against voting rights.”
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Bankroller of Democratic Voting Rights Cases?  George Soros  —  George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist, in New York last year.  —  The billionaire philanthropist George Soros, whose first major involvement in politics was with a large-scale voter mobilization effort in the 2004 presidential race …
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:   Hillary Clinton Hits the GOP on Voter Suppression
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
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 …
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Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Marco Rubio's moment
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Tom Coburn On 2016: Cruz And Walker Not Ready For Primetime, America Won't Elect Another Bush  —  The former Republican senator from Oklahoma says that Rand Paul scares him to death, Ted Cruz and Scott Walker are not ready for primetime, Rick Perry is not capable enough, and America will not elect another Bush to be president.
Discussion: The Reaction and Hot Air
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Dave Price / Politico:   Is Iowa Over?  —  The caucus state fears it won't be a kingmaker in 2016.
New York Times:
Hacking 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 that officials said apparently originated in China.
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Reuters:
Cyber attack hits 4 million current, former U.S. federal workers
Sam Schumach / U.S. Office of Personnel Management:
OPM to Notify Employees of Cybersecurity Incident
Discussion: Politico, CBS DC and Hit & Run
NWA:
City of Springdale Responds to Duggar Claims  —  SPRINGDALE, AR — Springdale City Attorney Ernest Cate released the following statement about releasing Josh Duggar's records to the media:  —  “On 5/20/15, in full compliance with Arkansas Law, the Springdale Police Department responded …
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In Touch Weekly:
Duggar Interview: 7 Crucial Facts They Didn't Tell You — The Cover-Up Continues
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.
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.
Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
Global warming standstill/pause increases to ‘a new record length’: 18 years 6 months'  —  'For 222 months, since December 1996, there has been no global warming at all.  This month's RSS temperature...passes another six-month milestone, and establishes a new record length for the Pause: 18 years 6 months.'
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WHDH-TV:
Stormtrooper arrested outside Lynn school  —  Students in Lynn were surprised by a man dressed as a Stormtrooper outside their school Wednesday, and the man is now facing charges.  —  After snapping pictures and taking cell phone video, parents in Lynn could not stop talking …
Discussion: Fox News and The Week
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: The Week and Spectator
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 …
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: Obsidian Wings and The Jawa Report
Julian Borger / Guardian:
Saudi-led naval blockade leaves 20m Yemenis facing humanitarian disaster  —  Aid agencies say embargo imposed by US and UK-backed Arab coalition has had dramatic effect, with almost 80% of population in urgent need of food, water and medical supplies  —  Twenty million Yemenis …
Discussion: Common Dreams
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Jeet Heer / The New Republic:
Why Are Libertarians Mostly Dudes?
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Andrew Pollack / New York Times:
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Perry: Government isn't your savior
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
New York Times:
Unions Subdued, Scott Walker Turns to Tenure at Wisconsin Colleges
Discussion: Althouse
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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
Lanny Davis / The Hill:
Hillary Clinton and the frenzy of the media
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
The GOP's shifting goal posts
Discussion: Democratic Strategist and Guardian
KGW-TV:
Fake orca mission called off for day after engine trouble, capsize
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