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5:30 PM ET, June 7, 2015


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David Mack / BuzzFeed:
Texas Police Officer Suspended After Pulling Weapon On Teens During Pool Party  —  A police officer in McKinney, Texas, has been suspended from duties after being filmed aggressively handcuffing, and then pulling a weapon on, a group of black teens following an “incident” at a local pool party on Friday night.
McKinney Police Department / Facebook:
Pool Party Incident:  —  On June 5, 2015 at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers from the McKinney Police Department responded to a disturbance at the Craig Ranch North Community Pool.  The initial call came in as a disturbance involving multiple juveniles at the location …
Discussion: CBS Dallas and The Week
Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News:
Christie's last question on 2016: “Do I want to do it?”  —  Shares -  —  For Chris Christie, the final question on a potential 2016 bid is: “Do I want to do it?”  —  The New Jersey governor has said he'll decide whether to join the already-crowded field of candidates vying …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
NYC mayor: America has a ‘democracy problem’  —  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said on Sunday that Americans would benefit from reformed national voting laws.  —  “We have a democracy problem,” de Blasio told host John Dickerson on CBS's “Face the Nation.”
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Christie calls Clinton's voter law critique ‘ridiculous’  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Hillary Clinton's attack on state voter identification and registration laws is “ridiculous.”  —  “She doesn't know what she's talking about,” the Republican governor and likely presidential candidate …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
The man to beat in Iowa: Scott Walker  —  He is reluctant to embrace the front-runner's mantle.  But his Iowa roots, plain-spoken style, and familiarity as the governor next door have made him a force in the key early state.  —  M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO  —  BOONE, IA — In a fluid race …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wouldn't Rule Out Re-Invasion of Iraq
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Scott Walker Won't Rule Out Another Iraq Invasion
Discussion: ABC News
Elinor Burkett / New York Times:
What Makes a Woman?  —  Do women and men have different brains?  —  Back when Lawrence H. Summers was president of Harvard and suggested that they did, the reaction was swift and merciless.  Pundits branded him sexist.  Faculty members deemed him a troglodyte.  Alumni withheld donations.
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Lindsey Graham's GOP tent is big enough for Caitlyn Jenner
Discussion: Daily Mail and Advocate
Lee Siegel / New York Times:
Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans  —  ONE late summer afternoon when I was 17, I went with my mother to the local bank, a long-defunct institution whose name I cannot remember, to apply for my first student loan.  My mother co-signed.  When we finished, the banker, a balding man in his late 50s …
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Traces Friendly Path, Troubling Party  —  WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to be dispensing with the nationwide electoral strategy that won her husband two terms in the White House and brought white working-class voters and great stretches of what is now red-state America back to Democrats.
Mark Fainaru-Wada / ESPN:
Documents reveal new details about Hope Solo's actions last June  —  As Hope Solo prepares for her third World Cup, Mark Fainaru-Wada examines the tumultuous year she's had away from the game.
John Amato / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Chris Wallace Smacks Rick Santorum On Flat Tax Myth That Helps The Rich  —  It's hard to try and pass yourself off as the true champion of the working class in America if your fiscal policies are pro-rich.  And anyone who proposes the fraudulent flat tax scheme as a way to fix our economy is more charlatan than candidate.
Milo Yiannopoulos / BREITBART.COM:
‘Mattress Girl’ Emma Sulkowicz Just Released a Sex Tape: Here's My Review  —  In preparing for this review, my researcher had to watch Emma Sulkowicz, a.k.a. “Mattress Girl,” perform fellatio on an overweight man eleven times.  He tells me that he is now seriously considering homosexuality.
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