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7:15 AM ET, June 10, 2015


 Top Items: 
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.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Ted Cruz team looks beyond Iowa, New Hampshire  —  Stuck in the pack in the Hawkeye State, the Texas senator looks to later-voting states.  —  He's stuck in the middle of the pack in Iowa, lags in polls, and much of the GOP donor class views him with disdain.
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.
The New / New York Times:
Police Officer in McKinney, Tex., Resigns Over Incident Caught on Video  —  The police officer seen in a video throwing a 14-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and pointing his gun at other teenagers has resigned from the police force in McKinney, Tex.
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Jeb Bush, explaining campaign shakeup, calls for ‘patience’  —  BERLIN — In his first comments since Monday's shakeup, Jeb Bush told reporters here he felt the need to reorganize his team based on “the magnitude of the journey,” not any perceived struggles of his nascent campaign.
Discussion: Political Wire
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.
Discussion: New York Times, Politico and OnPolitics
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 …
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'
CJCiaramella / BuzzFeed:
Justice Department Subpoenas 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.
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.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The PJ Tatler
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid rips McConnell over judges
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Mitch McConnell tries to turn tables on Dems with cyber bill
Discussion: The Hill
David K. Li / New York Post:
The genius behind ‘Headless Body in Topless Bar’ headline dies at 74  —  Longtime New York Post news editor and film critic Vincent Musetto — who wrote what's arguably the most famous headline in newspaper history — died on Tuesday.  —  He had just turned 74 in May.
Discussion: NPR
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 …
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: WCNC-TV and The Week
Peter D. Kramer /
Dog on the mend after protecting blind owner
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
U.S. Embracing a New Approach on Battling ISIS in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON — In a significant shift of strategy in Iraq, the Obama administration is planning to establish a new military base in Anbar Province and send 400 American military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake the city of Ramadi and repel the Islamic State.
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.
Sangwon Yoon / Bloomberg Business:
Countries Don't Report Iran Sanctions Violations, UN Report Says  —  Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Qassem Suleimani.  Source: Sipa via AP Photos  —  United Nations monitors said governments reported no new incidents of Iran violating Security Council sanctions against its nuclear program …
Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
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 and talented campaign operatives is going to be spread thin.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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 …
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.
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Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Obama lawyers asked secret court to ignore public court's decision on spying
Washington Post:
No bomb found after threat at Dirksen Senate Office Building
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jordan Steffen / Denver Post:
Day 28 of the Aurora theater shooting trial
Discussion: TalkLeft
Scott Mayerowitz / Associated Press:
Airline group suggests smaller carry-on bags to free up bins
Discussion: IATA, Washington Post, Mashable and The Week
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Court hands down surprise pension ruling for Christie
Discussion: The Daily Signal
 Earlier Items: 
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
Republicans Try to Curtail the Census
Discussion: Hot Air
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Franklin Graham Drops Bank Over LGBT Rights Stance, Joins Bank That's Sponsoring A Pride Event
Brad Hawley / WXIX-TV:
Fire chief: Too dangerous for public to rescue piglets
Discussion: Fox News Insider