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10:10 PM ET, June 11, 2015


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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Lindsey Graham Is A ‘Bro With No Ho,’ According To Mark Kirk  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is a “bro with no ho,” according to his colleague, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)  —  The assessment of Graham's love life was made during a Senate Appropriations Committee markup on Thursday and caught on a live microphone.
Sen. Mark Kirk regrets calling Lindsey Graham a ‘bro with no ho’  —  Sen. Mark Kirk said in an interview that he regrets referring to Sen. Lindsey Graham as a “bro with no ho” but declined to clarify or further explain his controversial remark.  —  One of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in 2016 …
Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:   Sen. Kirk calls Lindsey Graham a ‘bro with no ho’
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Hillary's 4 aces in the hole  —  Hillary Clinton is playing presidential poker, and she's holding four aces that will give her a tremendous advantage in a general election against any Republican nominated to run against her in November 2016.  —  This accounts for the Hillary hysteria …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
Anti-Hillary Clinton Group Refuses to Change Name, Defying FEC Order  —  An anti-Hillary Clinton group is refusing to change its name in an escalating dispute with the country's election watchdog agency.  —  The Federal Election Commission, which is tasked with enforcing campaign finance law …
Ashlyn Tubbs / KCBD-TV:
Bennett Elementary teacher ‘relieved of her duties’ after posting about McKinney incident  —  A fourth grade teacher at Bennett Elementary has been ‘relieved of her duties’ by the Frenship Independent School District after she posted her opinions about the McKinney pool party incident on her Facebook page.
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette and Mediaite
Bethania Palma Markus / Raw Story:   DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  A Texas elementary …
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:
Frenship ISD teacher apologizes after McKinney-related segregation post
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Plain Dealer:
Judge finds probable cause for murder charge against officer who killed Tamir Rice  —  Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group By Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland Municipal Court judge has found probable cause that police officer Timothy Loehmann …
Lenore Skenazy / Hit & Run:
11-Year-Old Boy Played in His Yard.  CPS Took Him, Felony Charge for Parents.  —  One afternoon this past April, a Florida mom and dad I'll call Cindy and Fred could not get home in time to let their 11-year-old son into the house.  The boy didn't have a key, so he played basketball in the yard.
Jenée Desmond-Harris / Vox:
Why I'm finally convinced it's time to stop saying “you guys”  —  The tech startup npm recently blogged about the unusual challenge some of its employees have agreed to participate in: they put a dollar in a glass jar every time they say “you guys.”  —  “We didn't invent the idea …
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.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:   The free-market Republican Party just got Uber'd
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Niall Ferguson Fights Back Against Smear Campaign by Fact-checkers, Facts  —  A prestigious conservative scholar demands the world stop correcting him.  —  Shares … Committing the odd factual error is an occupational hazard in journalism.  For Niall Ferguson, the commission of error is more than a hazard.
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 …
Fox News:
Rupert Murdoch to propose 21st Century succession plan that hands control to sons James and Lachlan
Discussion: Washington Post
Tim Alberta / National Journal:
Fox Plans Second-Tier Debate in Response to Threat from N.H. Newspaper  —  Candidates who don't meet the criteria for the prime-time event will get to make their cases to voters on television earlier the same day.  —  Fox News has changed its plan for the first Republican presidential debate …
Union Leader to host Presidential candidates' forum Aug. 6
Cory Bennett / The Hill:
Federal workers union frustrated by OPM hack response  —  A major federal workers' union is unhappy with how the Office of Personnel Management is handling fallout from the massive data theft of 4 million federal employees' records.  —  The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) …
ABC News:
Transcript for President Obama The Slacker?  —  This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Bye, Bye, American History  —  Professors and historians urged opposition to the College Board's new curriculum for teaching AP U.S. History.  —  The memory hole, a creation of George Orwell's novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” was a mechanism for separating a society's disapproved ideas from its dominant ideas.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell escalate their war of words  —  Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid ratcheted up their partisan sniping on Thursday morning as the Republican leader accused Reid of waging a hypocritical assault on spending bills and Reid advised McConnell to go to his “little bathroom” …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Booman Tribune
Mike Levine / ABC News:
OPM Hack Far Deeper Than Publicly Acknowledged, Went Undetected For More Than A Year, Sources Say … The massive hack into federal systems announced last week was far deeper and potentially more problematic than publicly acknowledged, with hackers believed to be from China moving through …
Discussion: Hot Air and The XX Committee
Daily Mail:
Labor Department employee with six-figure salary surfed porn on his government computer for hours every day after searching for pics of Alyssa Milano - and it took FIFTEEN WEEKS to fire him  — Unnamed Labor Department worker was spotted viewing pornography on his office PC in August 2014 and later said he was ‘addicted’ to porn
Jon Schwarz / The Intercept:
Russian Oligarch Wanted to Turn My Joke Into Reality  —  One of my core political beliefs is that there would still be a Soviet Union if they'd been smart enough to have two communist parties that agreed on everything except abortion.  —  Obviously that's a joke about the U.S. …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Goodbye, Madison  —  As he readies to run for president and grabs whatever low hanging fruit on the conservative agenda tree he can find, Scott Walker is now planning to strip the tenure from professors in the University of Wisconsin higher education system.
Discussion: Althouse
John Wiggins / WTVR-TV:
Husband catches ‘upskirting’ suspect red-handed in Walmart … HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A photo obtained by WTVR CBS 6 News allegedly showed John Wiggins, 55, using a cellphone camera to snap photos up a woman's dress at the Walmart in Short Pump.  That picture was taken by the husband …
Discussion: Daily Mail, and
Euan Rocha / Reuters:
Exclusive: BlackBerry may put Android system on new device: sources  —  BlackBerry (BB.TO) is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google Inc.'s (GOOGL.O) Android software for the first time, an acknowledgement that its revamped line of devices has failed to win mass appeal …
Discussion: Engadget and The Verge
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.
John Branch / New York Times:
Lost Brother in Yosemite … YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Afternoon gave way to evening, and the parade of restless clouds and the occasional bursts of rain had moved on from Yosemite Valley.  In their wake was the empty quiet of Taft Point, 3,000 feet above a famous green valley going gray in late-day shadow.
Discussion: Althouse
ABC News:
$2 Billion of Your Dollars Wasting Away, Says Senator … They may be have been outlawed in 2010, but Capitol Hill's favorite way of getting money for their pet projects is still costing the government loads of cash.  —  A new report out today from Sen. Jeff Flake's (R-AZ) …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and The Hill
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
GOP amendment would limit climate deals  —  A Republican amendment attached to the House's customs and trade bill would limit the Obama administration's ability to include any climate change provisions in trade agreements.  —  The provision, sponsored by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan …
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Hans A. Von Spakovsky / National Review:
Clinton Gets Everything Wrong on Voting
Discussion: Instapundit
Rep. John Larson / The Hill:
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Discussion: Daily Kos
Anita Gates / New York Times:
Christopher Lee, British Actor Who Breathed Life into Nightmarish Villains, Dies at 93
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Mustafa Khalili / Guardian:
Al-Qaida ‘cut off and ripped apart by Isis’
Discussion: Daily Mail and Unfogged
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Republican field looks to Romney for '16 help
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Brody / Bloomberg Business:
Jeb Bush in Warsaw: 'I'll Talk to My National Security Advisor'
Discussion: Politico
Ben Ratliff / New York Times:
Ornette Coleman, Composer and Saxophonist Who Rewrote the Language of Jazz, Dies at 85
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
A blow for mobile advertising: The next version of Safari will let users block ads on iPhones and iPads
Ezra Klein / Vox:
The man who helped kill Clintoncare explains why Obamacare can't be killed
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Slantpoint
Jack Shafer / Politico:
How Not to Become Brian Williams
Discussion: Vanity Fair and FishbowlDC