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6:00 PM ET, June 1, 2016


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Leon H. Wolf / RedState:
Trump Campaign Releases a Video Defending Trump University... that is Itself a Scam  —  So the Trump campaign has released a video with purported testimonials from Trump University students which I guess is supposed to show that Trump University was not a scam.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and The Resurgent
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Judge in Trump University reseals some documents  —  The judge who ordered the release of hundreds of documents related to the lawsuit over Donald Trump  —  's Trump University real estate program has now resealed some of the documents.  —  The move comes a day after 381 documents …
New York Times:
Former Trump University Workers Call the School a ‘Lie’ and a ‘Scheme’ in Testimony  —  In blunt testimony revealed on Tuesday, former managers of Trump University, the for-profit school started by Donald J. Trump, portray it as an unscrupulous business that relied on high-pressure sales tactics …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge tries to reseal Trump University documents  —  Just as documents unsealed in a class-action lawsuit over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Trump University real estate program made a huge splash in the media, the judge who ordered the release of the information is trying to put some of it back under wraps.
Matt Ford / The Atlantic:
The Art of the Swindle
Douglas E. Schoen / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Might Not Be the Nominee  —  A Sanders win in California would turbocharge the mounting Democratic unease about her viability.  —  There is now more than a theoretical chance that Hillary Clinton may not be the Democratic nominee for president.  —  How could that happen …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Politicians and the Lies That Matter  —  Your Honor, I rise this week in defense of Hillary Clinton.  —  I see from polls that Hillary scores very low on “trustworthy” questions.  Well, let's talk about truth in politics.  All politicians shade the truth at times.  Some do it more than others.
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Clinton launching national security case against Trump in California speech
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Week
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Leading liberals begin new push to unify Democrats around Clinton
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Nurses Seek Democratic Showdown
Los Angeles Times:
Two dead in shooting at UCLA, campus on lockdown  —  Joseph Serna , Richard Winton , Hailey Branson-Potts , James Queally and Kate Mather Contact Reporters  —  Two people were killed in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement, the LAPD confirmed.
Campus reopens after apparent murder-suicide, classes canceled  —  At a news conference, UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh characterized the events as “tragic” and provided updates about how the shooting would affect campus operations.  —  “I want to say that our hearts go out to the victims,” Waugh said.
Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
The Donald Trump Conversation: Politics' “Dark Heart” Is Having the Best Time Anyone's Ever Had  —  At home in Beverly Hills, the candidate talks Murdoch, what he's reading, how he'll redo electoral math and Ari Emanuel's offer to script his convention.  —  The long day is ending for Donald Trump …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump apparently stumped by ‘Brexit’ question
Discussion: Vox and The Atlantic
Kevin Litten / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Louisiana begins enrolling 375,000 people into Medicaid  —  Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils “Healthy Louisiana,” the replacement for Bayou Health, during a news conference at CareSouth Center in Baton Rouge. … Department of Health and Hospitals will begin the massive task Wednesday (June 1) …
Discussion: Rewire and The Hayride
Martin Longman / Washington Monthly:   Obamacare Breaks Through in Louisiana
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Mark Cuban Questions Whether Trump Is Actually A Billionaire  —  “I'm not so sure Donald knows what he's not good at.”  —  Ezra Shaw / Getty Images  —  —  Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban on Wednesday questioned whether Donald Trump is actually a billionaire …
Matthew Herper / Forbes:
From $4.5 Billion To Nothing: Forbes Revises Estimated Net Worth Of Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes  —  Last year, Elizabeth Holmes topped the FORBES list of America's Richest Self-Made Women with a net worth of $4.5 billion.  Today, FORBES is lowering our estimate of her net worth to nothing.
Mercatus Site Feed:
SUMMARY AND KEY FINDINGS  —  The financial health of each state can be analyzed through the states' own audited financial reports.  By looking at states' basic financial statistics on revenues, expenditures, cash, assets, lia­bilities, and debt, states may be ranked according to how easily …
USA Today:
Exclusive: Trump's 3,500 lawsuits unprecedented for a presidential nominee  —  Our project found about 3,500 legal actions involving Trump, including 1,900 where he or his companies were a plaintiff and about 1,300 in which he was the defendant.  Due to his branding value, Trump is determined to defend his name and reputation.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Guardian
Katy O'Donnell / Politico:
How the GOP effort to oust IRS chief could backfire  —  For over a year, House conservatives have been clamoring to remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.  But now that the impeachment process is moving forward, they face a delicate decision: Are they willing to toss 200-plus years of precedent to bring him down?
Discussion: RedState, Daily Kos and Politicus USA
USA Today:
Sen. Mitch McConnell lauds voting rights law in memoir, opposes update  —  WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose new memoir reverently recalls the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, said there's no need for Congress to restore part of the law struck down three years ago.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Anya /
House Speaker Paul Ryan Reveals the ‘Hardest Question’ He Gets (and It's Not About Donald Trump)  —  Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan says he wasn't trying to make parenting history last fall when he accepted the job of House Speaker on one condition: weekends off at home with his wife and their three kids.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Politico
PGA Tour to move tournament from Trump Doral to Mexico City  —  DUBLIN, Ohio — The longtime PGA Tour event at Miami's Trump Doral resort is leaving South Florida and heading to Mexico City in 2017, with an official announcement scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the Memorial Tournament.
Source: Obama ‘ready to explode’ onto 2016 campaign trail  —  (CNN)President Barack Obama heads to Elkhart, Indiana, on Wednesday to tout the economic progress made since his first visit there in 2009, but he is also expected to wade into the 2016 election — and he's “ready to go” on the campaign trail, a source says.
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Conservative Tennessee attorney David French is urged to enter presidential race as independent  —  Tennessee attorney David French, who in recent years has become a prominent right-wing writer, is being urged by some conservative leaders to make a late entry into the 2016 presidential race …
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
The Anti-P.C. Vote  —  We know that resentment is driving much of Donald Trump's success — resentment of elites, of the political class, of illegal immigrants, of protesters, of the media — and perhaps most particularly of changes in the demographic makeup of the country that Trump and his followers find unwelcome.
Scientists Pioneer New Method to Identify Mantises  —  Scientists from The Cleveland Museum of Natural History have pioneered a new method to identify praying mantises.  They described a new species of leaf-dwelling mantis by establishing a female genitalia character system.
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Kara O'Neill /
Secret apocalypse bunker ‘buried beneath Denver airport as US government prepares for end of days’  —  Some believe that the airport is hiding a series of tunnels and secret bases that will be used in the event of the end of the world  —  Conspiracy theorists claim a secret bunker …
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Prosecutors say San Bernardino attacker's friend had ties to group arrested for 2012 terror plot
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Ed Rensi / Fox News:
Ex-McDonald's CEO: A $15 minimum wage destroys critical career opportunities
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Cory Booker laces into Trump in VP tryout
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Daily News:
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National Geographic:
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The New York Observer:
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Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
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Alan Murray / Fortune:
A majority of Fortune 500 CEOs would favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in a presidential …
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