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11:20 AM ET, June 11, 2015


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David Faber / CNBC:
Rupert Murdoch preparing to step down as CEO from 21st Century Fox  —  Rupert Murdoch expected to hand Fox CEO title to son James, reports CNBC's David Faber.  —  Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year-old chief executive officer and controlling shareholder of 21st Century Fox, is preparing to step …
Washington Post:
How Jeb Bush's campaign ran off course before it even began  —  When asked to pinpoint where Jeb Bush's presidential effort began running into trouble, many confidants utter a single word: Dallas.  —  Mike Murphy, Bush's political alter ego, decided early on to hold regular senior staff meetings …
Leonid Bershidsky / Bloomberg View:
Jeb Bush Flunked His Berlin Test  —  When Barack Obama spoke in Berlin in 2008, one could see how and why he would get to be U.S. president.  When Jeb Bush made his appearance here Tuesday, he showed how and why he probably won't.  —  In 2008, a crowd of 200,000 gathered to hear Obama at the Victory Column in Tiergarten.
Sir Christopher Lee dies at 93 - latest reaction and tributes  —  Screen legend famous for roles in Count Dracula, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars dies in hospital after suffering respiratory problems … 13.05  —  Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has paid tribute to …
Discussion: The Verge and The Daily Caller
Benjamin Lee / Guardian:
Christopher Lee dies at the age of 93  —  The veteran actor was best known for roles including Dracula and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings franchise  —  Sir Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93 after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure.
Union Leader to host Presidential candidates' forum Aug. 6  —  Staff Report  —  On the same August night that Fox News hosts a much-criticized and limited Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, the Union Leader will host a New Hampshire Presidential Forum in the first primary state.
Ben Brody / Bloomberg Business:
Fox News, Union Leader Announce Forums for Candidates Who Don't Make First GOP Debate
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Co-Author Of Mike Huckabee Books Was Accused Of Child Molestation In Two Legal Cases  —  Prominent Christian author John Perry, who has also co-authored a book with Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, has been accused of child molestation in two separate lawsuits.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
How not to become Brian Williams  —  How did a man so fastidious screw up so magnificently?  —  We give thanks for Brian Williams' fall—not because we have anything against the broadcaster, but because from his disgrace can be distilled a medicine that, when taken as directed, will prevent others from a place in perdition.
USA Today:
Rieder: The Brian Williams endgame
Discussion: FTVLive
Ezra Klein / Vox:
The man who helped kill Clintoncare explains why Obamacare can't be killed  —  In 1993, Republican strategist (and Weekly Standard editor) William Kristol was running the Project for the Republican Future, where he thought about how to assure a — you guessed it — Republican future.
Allum Bokhari / BREITBART.COM:
Will Reddit Revolt Against Ellen Pao?  —  When failed discrimination plaintiff Ellen Pao was appointed CEO of Reddit last January, many predicted that it would herald a new age of censorship on the link-sharing and discussion site.  Those predictions appear to have come true …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Vox Popoli
Tom Cary / Telegraph:
Lance Armstrong: I've admitted to it all and I have suffered enough - it's now time to draw line in the sand  —  Lance Armstrong believes he has been punished enough, insists cycling is still in a bad place and admits $100m court case could ruin him  —  The words coming out of his mouth …
William Mauldin / Wall Street Journal:
Paul Ryan Seeks to Bar Obama From Tweaking Immigration, Climate-Change Law  —  Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is seeking to prevent President Barack Obama from using trade agreements to make changes to U.S. laws on immigration and climate change, a move aimed at reassuring conservatives wary …
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Republicans Tie Their Favorite Causes to the Trade Agreement
Discussion: Reuters, Washington Post, Vox and Politico
Kim Chipman / Bloomberg Business:
Jamie Dimon Says He's Unsure If Elizabeth Warren Understands Global Banking System  —  Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co.  —  JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon took aim at U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a critic of large banks, as he expressed broad concerns about leadership in Washington.
Zach Schonfeld / Newsweek:
Joyce Carol Oates Says She Was Joking About Those Poor Dinos  —  National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates would like to set the record straight: She does not fear for the fate of the mechanical Triceratops being plundered by Steven Spielberg.  —  The very earnest-seeming tweet that lit …
Discussion:, The Huffington Post and Salon
Drew Altman / Wall Street Journal:
Seniors and Income Inequality: How Things Get Worse With Age  —  Income inequality has been rising on the political agenda, yet one group has been left out of the discussion: seniors.  —  Older adults are somewhat less likely than working-age adults to be poor by the government's traditional poverty measure, developed in the 1960s.
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Obama smoking?  President caught on camera holding ‘pack of cigarettes’  —  President Obama, who claimed when he first entered the White House to have mostly kicked his nicotine habit, may have been caught on camera holding a pack of cigarettes.  —  The Commander-in-Chief is seen clutching …
Discussion: ABC News, Politico and The Jawa Report
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama pulls US deeper into Iraq
Discussion: RedState
Jon WardSenior / Yahoo Politics:
The Koch brothers and the Republican Party go to war — with each other  —  The Republican National Committee's data arm last year called it a “historic” occasion when it struck a deal to share voter information with the Koch brothers' rapidly expanding political empire.
Discussion: The Week and
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Top Senate Dem warns GOP: Deal now on spending limits or face shutdown  —  Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Wednesday warned Republicans that if they don't reach another bipartisan deal to lift spending ceilings, they risk causing another government shutdown this fall.
Why Republican candidates should want to be shut out of debates  —  Now that we know the number of Republicans running for president this year is exponentially higher than the number of voters Rick Santorum can lure into a room in Iowa, the media that sponsor debates are freaking out.
Discussion: Political Wire and Politico
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Bernie Sanders offended by Diane Rehm's Israeli citizenship question  —  National Public Radio host Diane Rehm falsely stated in an interview with Bernie Sanders on Wednesday that the Vermont senator has dual Israeli citizenship.  —  In an unusual exchange in the middle of the interview …
Jared Sichel / Jewish Journal:
Did NPR host Diane Rehm just accuse Bernie Sanders of dual citizenship with Israel?
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Pizza Hut's newest creation is a pizza with a 28-hot dog crust
Rowena Mason / Guardian:
Ukip insider Raheem Kassam: ‘We had to lock HQ doors because some people were too embarrassing to be seen’
Discussion: Spectator and Business Insider
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American Pharoah, the Belmont and the making of a story for all time
Discussion: The Huffington Post
A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:
Silence isn't golden  —  On Saturday, Hillary Clinton …
Fareed Zakaria / The Atlantic:
The Try-Hard Generation  —  Graduation season is almost done …
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Arizona pastor prays for God to rip out Caitlyn Jenner's heart: ‘I hate him with a perfect hatred’
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