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8:50 PM ET, June 10, 2015

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Jared Sichel / Jewish Journal:
Did NPR host Diane Rehm just accuse Bernie Sanders of dual citizenship with Israel?  —  On a Wednesday morning broadcast, longtime NPR host Diane Rehm interviewed presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), and asked the Jewish self-described socialist some strange questions when it came to his connection with Israel.
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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 …
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
The GOP's Secret Plan To Fix Obamacare  —  Congressional Republican leaders say they have a fallback plan ready to go if the Supreme Court cripples a core component of Obamacare this month.  —  But the details of the plan are being kept secret.  —  “We'll have a plan that makes sense …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Hill
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Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Ryan, health chief clash over ObamaCare plans  —  House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) clashed with President Obama's healthcare chief at a hearing Wednesday over preparations for a looming Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare.  —  The case of King v. Burwell could invalidate subsidies …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
House, Senate closing in on ObamaCare backup, senator says
Discussion: Daily Kos
Christina Veiga / miamiherald:
Miami-Dade schools remove principal after his post about police controversy  —  The principal of North Miami Senior High School inadvertently injected himself into the racially charged national debate over police treatment of blacks with a social media comment — and it wound up costing him his position at the school.
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Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:
Bill Clinton Says Hillary Win Could Change His Philanthropy Role  —  The former president suggests he may hand over the reins to daughter, Chelsea.  —  t margarettalev  —  Former President Bill Clinton said if his wife is elected the next U.S. president, he will consider stepping aside …
Discussion: OnPolitics
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Bill Clinton says he'll stop giving paid speeches if Hillary wins
First Draft / New York Times:
Michelle Kwan to Join Hillary Clinton's Campaign
Discussion: Associated Press and The Week
CBS News:
Hillary Clinton launches Instagram account - see her first post
Discussion: Real Clear Politics and Daily Mail
Clare Foran / National Journal:
Paul Ryan Adds Amendment To Trade Bill To Block Climate Deals  —  A provision seeks to bar the president from using trade to act on climate.  —  If House Republicans get their way, president Obama won't be able to use any trade pact to strike a deal on climate change.
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The Hill:
Last-second objections threaten Obama-GOP vote on trade
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 …
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Nick Gass / Politico:
J Street poll: Jewish Americans favor Hillary over Jeb
Gov. Scott Walker / Des Moines Register:
We changed broken education system  —  Megan Sampson was named the outstanding first-year teacher by the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English in June of 2010.  A week later, she received another certificate: a layoff notice from the Milwaukee Public Schools system.
Discussion: Business Insider and FOX6Now.com
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Des Moines Register:
Last Slide  —  Friday could be the day the Iowa Straw Poll dies.  —  The governing board for the Republican Party of Iowa will revisit going forward with the event during a conference call Friday morning, as some party officials resign themselves to the view that the much-criticized party fundraiser …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and OnPolitics
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 …
Tom Ley / Deadspin:
Bob Costas Is Wringing His Hands Off Over Caitlyn Jenner's ESPY Award  —  Recently, it was revealed that this year's Arthur Ashe Courage Award—an award concocted by ESPN and given out every year at the ESPY Awards—will be given to Caitlyn Jenner.  No one should really be upset by this …
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
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 …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN's Jeff Zucker to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: “Start Getting Your Résumé Ready”  —  A version of this story first appeared in the June 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.  To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.  —  In May 2014, CNN's daytime viewership fell …
Discussion: Politico, Mediaite and Business Insider
WTVR-TV:
Henrico mom charged with leaving children in hot car while turning herself in to police … HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A Henrico mother was charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of child after police said she left her children, ages six and one, inside her hot car outside the Henrico County Courthouse.
Sacha Feinman / ThinkProgress:
One Governor's Audacious, Unprecedented Effort To Use Personal Wealth To Re-Create The Legislature  —  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) may be pushing campaign finance and political spending into uncharted waters as he asserts himself in the first major battle of his tenure.
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
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 …
New York Times:
Disunion: The Final Q & A  —  In April 2011, the editors of Disunion, The New York Times's series on the Civil War, convened a panel of historians to mark the 150th anniversary of the Confederate assault on Fort Sumter and the onset of the four-year conflict.
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
Jawbone Hits Fitbit With Second Lawsuit in Two Weeks  —  Fitness trackers from Jawbone and Fitbit are made to count heartbeats.  They may soon be put to use counting lawsuits between the two rivals.  —  For the second time in two weeks, Jawbone's parent company, AliphCom, sued Fitbit.
Discussion: The Verge, Engadget and VentureBeat
 
 
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Cory Turner / NPR:
Raising Graduation Rates With Questionable Quick Fixes
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Hot Air
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Arizona pastor prays for God to rip out Caitlyn Jenner's heart: ‘I hate him with a perfect hatred’
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Messenger Platform Gets Its First Game
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Sexting Secret Service agent investigated for flirting on the job, later sending lewd messages
Discussion: RADAR, Reuters and NBC News
Laurens Cerulus / Politico:
Between Iraq and a hard place
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
NBC News:
American Keith Broomfield Killed Fighting Against ISIS in Syria
David McCabe / The Hill:
Funding bill would block net neutrality until courts rule
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Chicago Tribune:
From Hastert: A ‘not guilty,’ but nothing more
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New York Times:
E.P.A. Takes Step to Cut Emissions From Planes
Marcelino Benito / KHOU-TV:
5th grader in wheelchair overlooked at graduation
Discussion: theGrio and Daily Mail
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Murder charges dropped against Georgia woman who took abortion pills
Hanna Rosin / The Atlantic:
The Mysterious Columba Bush
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Robert Samuels / Washington Post:
Let down by Obama, some black voters ask: Is it even worth backing Clinton?
Discussion: Hot Air, BizPac Review and US News