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7:55 AM ET, June 12, 2015

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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Wonk warrior  —  Inside the relaunch of Hillary Clinton.  —  Lead image by Getty.  —  Hillary Clinton hasn't always been a profile in political courage, but she's had her moments.  One of them came in late December 2006, a month before Clinton announced her first run for the presidency …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
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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 …
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 …
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.
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Spokesman.com:
Credibility of local NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal questioned  —  Controversy is swirling around one of the Inland Northwest's most prominent civil rights activists, with family members of Rachel Dolezal saying the local leader of the NCAAP has been falsely portraying herself as black for years.
Discussion: Daily Mail and Sadly, No!
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KREM-TV:
Local NAACP leader outed as white woman refutes claim
Discussion: Guardian
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Walker open to teaming up with Rubio on 2016 ticket  —  Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.) is open to the idea of teaming up with Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) on a GOP presidential ticket, he told Bloomberg on Thursday.  —  “I do like Marco Rubio, I think he and I have similar thoughts on national defense …
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John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Scott Walker Says Supporters Have Suggested Walker-Rubio 2016 Ticket
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: Mediaite and Raw Story
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Bethania Palma Markus / Raw Story:
DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  A Texas elementary …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Philippe Sotto / Associated Press:
Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial  —  2 photos  —  LILLE, France (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was cleared of pimping charges on Friday in France, putting an end to four years of legal drama that began with a sexual assault charge in a New York hotel room.
Discussion: USA Today, Political Wire and The Week
Politico:
Roger Simon  —  Roger Simon is a Columnist for Politico.  He grew up on the South Side of Chicago where politics was a contact sport.  —  At the Chicago Sun-Times, where he wrote a column four times per week, Simon was taught that the only way for a journalist to look upon a politician was down.
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
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.
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
ABC News:
Transcript for President Obama The Slacker?  —  This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.
Discussion: Slantpoint
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.
The New / New York Times:
Sex Dolls That Talk Back  —  Matt McMullen is developing a sex robot that uses technology to create the illusion of sentience.  But is it enough to generate real emotions in its user?  —  June 11, 2015.  Photo by Zackary Canepari for The New York Times.  —  This is the fifth episode …
Discussion: Mashable and New York Magazine
Dean Obeidallah / CNN:
‘Seinfeld’: Where are they now? 17 photos  — O'Hurley has remained popular since the end of “Seinfeld.”  He was a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2005, and he was host of “Family Feud” from 2006 to 2010.  He also has been host of the annual National Dog Show Presented by Purina.
Discussion: U.S. News and Talking Points Memo
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. …
Discussion: Discourse.net
Ken Dilanian / Associated Press:
UNION: HACKERS HAVE PERSONNEL DATA ON EVERY FEDERAL EMPLOYEE  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged.
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 …
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
The Supreme Court Down the Stretch  —  American Pharoah's stretch run in the Belmont Stakes was a beauty to behold.  The Supreme Court's stretch run in the closing weeks of its term?  Not so much.  —  I can't remember a second week in June during which the justices delivered only one opinion.
 
 
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Euan Rocha / Reuters:
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David McCabe / The Hill:
Tech groups urge support for fast-track
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Daily Mail:
Labor Department employee with six-figure salary surfed porn on his government computer …
ABC News:
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Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell escalate their war of words
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Rep. John Larson / The Hill:
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Discussion: Daily Kos
Mustafa Khalili / Guardian:
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John Branch / New York Times:
Lost Brother in Yosemite
Discussion: Althouse
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
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Discussion: Washington Post and BuzzFeed
David Faber / CNBC:
Rupert Murdoch preparing to step down as CEO from 21st Century Fox