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11:20 PM ET, June 9, 2015

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Politico:
Rubio's ‘luxury speedboat’ is a fishing boat  —  In an effort to showcase Sen. Marco Rubio's history of financial struggles, The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Florida Republican had spent “$80,000 for a luxury speedboat” even as he faced outstanding debts.
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New York Times:
Struggles With Finances Track Marco Rubio's Career  —  WEST MIAMI, Fla. — For years, Senator Marco Rubio struggled under the weight of student debt, mortgages and an extra loan against the value of his home totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.  But in 2012, financial salvation seemed to have arrived …
Seth Stoughton / Talking Points Memo:
A Former Cop On What Went Wrong In McKinney  —  An officer in McKinney, Texas, dashes down a sidewalk, losing his flashlight as he runs past a teenage videographer toward an emergency.  Seconds later, the teen with the camera walks up to another officer, one who is standing with a group of kids.
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Bachelor Lindsey Graham promises a ‘rotating first lady’  —  Unmarried Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says that if he becomes president, he will have a “rotating first lady.”  —  “Well, I've got a sister.  She could play that role if necessary,” the 59-year-old South Carolinian presidential …
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Francesca Chambers For / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: 'I've got lots of friends, we'll have a rotating First Lady': Bachelor Lindsey Graham reveals how he'd solve biggest unanswered question of his White House campaign  — The Republican senator told Daily Mail Online at a recent campaign event, 'Well, I've got a sister, she could play that role if necessary'
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Trouble looms for Mitch McConnell's Senate  —  That burst of legislative activity this year?  It was fun while it lasted.  —  Getty  —  A summer of gridlock is bearing down on Washington, threatening to put an end to the burst of legislative productivity that kicked off Mitch McConnell's reign atop the Senate.
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid rips McConnell over judges
Discussion: Daily Kos
Politico:   Mitch McConnell tries to turn tables on Dems with cyber bill
Juan Williams / The Hill:   GOP needs a new script on immigration
Des Moines Register:
Santorum calls crowd of 4 in rural Iowa a success  —  HAMLIN, Ia.  - When just one Iowan showed up to Rick Santorum's 2 p.m. campaign stop at a restaurant here Monday, the winner of the 2012 Iowa caucuses made a quick decision: Might as well order lunch.  —  “I haven't eaten, actually …
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Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Court hands down surprise pension ruling for Christie
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Nick Gass / Politico:
One voter shows up at Santorum event in Iowa
Associated Press:
Service Dog Throws Self In Front Of Bus To Save Blind Owner's Life  —  BREWSTER, N.Y. (AP) — A service dog threw himself in front of a mini school bus to try to protect his blind owner and stayed by her side as emergency responders tended to the injured pair, authorities said.
Discussion: The Week
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Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Army Gen. Randy Taylor introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event … A married Army general on Tuesday introduced his spouse at a Pentagon event that featured lots of top brass, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as the keynote speaker.  —  What made this seemingly routine …
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Louisiana GOPers In Fiscal Mess Beg Grover Norquist To Relax No Tax Pledge  —  Republican state lawmakers in Louisiana and anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist are in a war of words over the state's terrible budget options, with Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), a 2016 White House contender, stuck in the middle.
CJCiaramella / BuzzFeed:
Justice Department Subpoenas Reason.com To Unmask Commenters  —  The Justice Department made the classic mistake of reading the comments, and now it wants to know the identity of internet commenters who talked about putting a federal judge in a wood chipper.
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Jeb Bush In 1995: Unwed Mothers Should Be Publicly Shamed  —  Public shaming would be an effective way to regulate the “irresponsible behavior” of unwed mothers, misbehaving teenagers and welfare recipients, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) argued in his 1995 book Profiles in Character.
Edgar Sandoval / New York Daily News:
Two escaped prisoners are tracked to town 40 miles from New York prison: sources  —  The two killers who escaped from an upstate New York prisonwere tracked Tuesday to a small town about 40 miles south of there.  —  With rumors flying that at least one of them had been caught …
Discussion: NBC News, Business Insider and Mashable
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Franklin Graham Drops Bank Over LGBT Rights Stance, Joins Bank That's Sponsoring A Pride Event  —  Upset that Wells Fargo is running an ad which includes the story of a lesbian couple learning sign language before adopting a child who is deaf, Franklin Graham announced last week …
WALB-TV:
Official: 5-month-old fetus lived 30 minutes after ‘abortion pill’ delivery  —  By WALB News Team  —  A woman faces a murder charge after the death of her five-and-a-half-month-old fetus she delivered in an abortion attempt.  —  Kenlissa Jones, 23, was charged with malice murder and possession of a dangerous drug.
Politico:
Robert Gibbs joins McDonald's  —  Former White House press secretary and senior adviser to President Obama's 2012 campaign Robert Gibbs is joining McDonald's as its global chief communications officer, the fast food chain announced on Tuesday.  —  Gibbs, who left his White House post in 2011 …
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ABC News:
West Wing Given All Clear After Bomb Threat
Discussion: Politico and CW33 NewsFix
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Marilyn Mosby Filed Gag Order Motion IN THE WRONG COURT  —  Baltimore city state's attorney Marilyn Mosby's motion for a gag order in the Freddie Gray case was denied Monday because the prosecutor filed paperwork in the wrong court.  —  Mosby's May 14 motion, filed in Baltimore's circuit court …
Alan B. Morrison / Washington Monthly:
Let's End the US News Law School Madness  —  You are considering spending $150,000 for law school tuition.  Actually, you have to borrow most of that money and probably another $20,000 a year for living expenses because you will not be able to earn very much while in school.  Where should you go?
Discussion: ACS Blog
Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
EXCLUSIVE: John Kasich's Super-Pac Hires Fred Davis as Media Strategist  —  The Ohio governor is staffing up ahead of an expected run for the White House.  —  t MarkHalperin  —  With more than a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls in the 2016 field, the supply of experienced …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
Super PAC backing Jeb Bush unlikely to hit $100 million by end of June  —  A super PAC backing former Florida governor Jeb Bush is likely to fall short of collecting $100 million by the end of this month, despite widespread expectations that the group would hit that record-breaking sum, according to people close to the operation.
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Vincent Musetto, 74, Dies; Wrote ‘Headless’ Headline of Ageless Fame  —  Vincent Musetto, a retired editor at The New York Post who wrote the most anatomically evocative headline in the history of American journalism — HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR — died on Tuesday in the Bronx.  He was 74.
 
 
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