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2:50 PM ET, June 10, 2015

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Anthony Berteaux / The Huffington Post:
An Open Letter to Jerry Seinfeld from a ‘Politically Correct’ College Student  —  Recently, I've heard about your reluctance to perform on college campuses because of how “politically correct” college students are.  You also further made remarks that college students are quick to use the words …
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New York Daily News:
What “Seinfeld” can teach college students
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
The Fifth Circuit Just Stuck A Knife In Roe v. Wade  —  On Tuesday, a panel of three George W. Bush-appointed judges handed down a sweeping endorsement of the tactics anti-abortion lawmakers adopted in recent years in an effort to prevent abortion clinics from operating.
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Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
President decries ‘endless partisan’ attacks on ObamaCare
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Arit John / Bloomberg Business:
New Hampshire Republicans Ask Fox News, RNC for Debate Changes  —  GOP figures call for more inclusion in the first-in-the-nation primary state.  —  t aritbenie  —  Low-polling Republican presidential candidates aren't the only ones upset with Fox News's debate rules.
Discussion: Yahoo Politics and Washington Post
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
New Hampshire Republicans ask Fox, RNC to change debate criteria  —  A group of prominent New Hampshire Republicans has written an open letter to Fox News and the Republican National Committee, urging them to reconsider the criteria for the Republican primary debates on the network.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Alex Guillén / Politico:
EPA takes crucial step toward climate rules for airplanes  —  The Obama administration's move come amid a flurry of EPA activity on fronts ranging from waterways to power plants.  —  The Obama administration took the first step Wednesday toward regulating airplanes' greenhouse gas emissions …
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New York Times:
E.P.A. Says It Will Set Rules for Airplane Emissions
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems set budget trap for GOP  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday rejected demands by Democratic Senate leaders to hold a budget summit this month.  —  McConnell's dismissal creates a fiscal standoff in the Senate months earlier than expected over whether spending limits …
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.
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Kristina Wong / The Hill:   US training base in Iraq hasn't seen a new recruit in weeks
CNN:
Story highlights  — “Even though you have reasonable suspicion,” says one, “nine out of 10 times, that officer is going to keep on driving”  —  (CNN)Forty-two people were killed in Baltimore in May, making it the deadliest month there since 1972.  —  When asked what's behind that number …
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Kevin Rector / Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore prosecutor asked police to target area where Freddie Gray was arrested
Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg View:
Reason Magazine Subpoena Stomps on Free Speech  —  Wielding subpoenas demanding information on anonymous commenters, the government is harassing a respected journalism site that dissents from its policies.  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York claims these comments …
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NTSB:
NTSB Issues Second Update on its Investigation Into the Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia  —  WASHINGTON - As part of its ongoing investigation into the May 12, 2015, derailment of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia, the NTSB today provides this update on the analysis of the engineer's cell phone and related records.
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
A new inside account of Obama's Israel ire  —  President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  —  When it's released June 23, the new book by bestselling historian Michael Oren is going to be the talk of Washington and Jerusalem — not to mention everywhere people …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and The PJ Tatler
Kate Aubusson / Sydney Morning Herald:
Christian couple vow to divorce if same-sex marriage is legalised  —  Same-sex marriage opponent plans divorce  —  If same-sex marriage is legalised, Director of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute, Nick Jensen, will divorce his wife of ten years in protest.  —  An Australian couple have vowed …
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
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Liz Burke / NEWS.com.au:
Nick Jensen threatens to divorce in protest of gay marriage in Canberra CityNews article
Hanna Rosin / The Atlantic:
The Mysterious Columba Bush  —  Now and then in an otherwise unmemorable speech, Jeb Bush will drop a mention of his wife, like a sudden pop of color.  At an event in Nevada this March, one of his first speeches of this campaign season, before a crowd of what The Washington Post called …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Murder charges dropped against Georgia woman who took abortion pills  —  The murder charge against Kenlissia Jones, a Georgia woman who took abortion pills, have been dropped, Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said Wednesday.  —  Edwards said in a statement that Georgia law does …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans Still Say Liberties Should Trump Anti-Terrorism  —  Story Highlights  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — The federal government's recent actions to limit the scope of what it can do to prevent terrorism are consistent with Americans' preference to prioritize civil liberties over anti-terrorism efforts when the two come into conflict.
Jane C. Timm / msnbc.com:
Ben Carson: Let's spy on government workers  —  Republican presidential contender Ben Carson said Wednesday that if elected next year he might implement a “covert division” of government workers who spy on their coworkers to improve government efficiency.  —  The pediatric neurosurgeon …
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Marco's Money … By MICHAEL FALCONE  —  NOTABLES  —ANALYSIS — ABC's RICK KLEIN: It's easy enough to mock a particular media portrayal of Marco Rubio, cast as — shock! — someone who has struggled with his finances yet owns a luxury boat that isn't that fancy and an expensive home that looks, well, fine.
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Secret Service officers at White House lacked security clearances, officials say  —  A U.S. Secret Service uniformed police officer looks back at the White House during a bomb threat in Washington June 9, 2015.  The U.S. Secret Service cleared the White House briefing room on Tuesday …
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:
Bill Clinton Cracks Jokes About Marijuana, and Himself  —  Pot gaffes, dicey e-mails, and paid speeches are all fair game as the former president entertains his guests at CGI.  —  t margarettalev  —  Former President Bill Clinton, who still insists that he never inhaled …
Discussion: Politico
Drew Gold / Saint Leo University:
Rubio Surges Among Florida Republicans  —  Nearly even with Bush in the Sunshine State  —  Do Florida Republicans have a new favorite son?  According to a new survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute, Senator Marco Rubio has pulled even with former Governor Jeb Bush as the top choice …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Political Wire
Robert Samuels / Washington Post:
Let down by Obama, some black voters ask: Is it even worth backing Clinton?  —  Jacksonville, Fla. — During those two electric Novembers, the chance to elect a black president, and then keep him in office, seized Regenia Motley's neighborhood.  —  Nightclubs were registering voters.
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette
 
 
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Marcelino Benito / KHOU-TV:
5th grader in wheelchair overlooked at graduation
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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Iceland put bankers in jail rather than bailing them out — and it worked
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WTVR-TV:
Henrico mom charged with leaving children in hot car while turning herself in to police
Discussion: WDTN-TV
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
Benny Johnson got fired at BuzzFeed. You will believe what happened next.
Wall Street Journal:
Tech Startups Woo Investors With Unconventional Financial Terms — but Do Numbers Add Up?
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