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Morning Must Reads: June 4

Mark Wilson—Getty Images The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

In the News: Mississippi primary too close to call; Obama meets with Ukraine leader; Taliban release Bergdahl video; what the Seattle minimum wage hike means; and why the Tea Party forgives Reagan's sins

  • Primary results: Mississippi GOP primary too close to call [CNN]
  • “Joni Ernst, who highlighted her ability to shoot guns and castrate hogs to overcome disinterest in a sleepy primary election, tonight racked up enough votes to become the first female GOP U.S. Senate nominee in Iowa history.” [Des Moines Register]
  • Taliban releases video of Bowe Bergdahl release [TIME]
  • Inside the Obama administrations internal debate over freeing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl [Washington Post]
  • White House overrode internal objections to Taliban prisoner release [TIME]
  • In show of support, Obama meets with Ukraine leader [NYT]
  • Why the Tea Party forgives Reagan’s sins: “Ten years after his death, Ronald Reagan remains the closest thing the Republican Party has to a secular saint. As the GOP struggles to chart a course back to the White House, Reagan is its lodestar, one of the few leaders on whose greatness the party’s fractious factions can agree.” [TIME]
  • Seattle City Council approves historic $15/ hour minimum wage, will other cities follow? [CS Monitor]
  • The First Lady vs. Lunch ladies [Politico]
  • “As the turmoil over the VA scandal unfolds, three top posts in the Department of Veterans Affairs remain vacant because of congressional foot-dragging toward full Senate confirmation.” [National Journal]
  • Maureen Dowd on edible marijuana snacks: Don’t Harsh Our Mellow, Dude [NYT]
  • Clinton takes book primary with Warren coming in second [Bloomberg]
  • 25 years of forgetting Tiananmen [New Yorker]
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