The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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May 30, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

Happy Friday, Morning must-readers!

  • Politico has an exclusive excerpt from Hillary Clinton’s soon-to-be-published book “Hard Choices”. The topic: Benghazi, of course. [Politico]
  • Why Obama’s immigration policy will hurt Democrats [Slate]
  • In a rare bipartisan agreement on gun control, the House on Thursday passed a bill to boost funding for gun background checks [TIME]
  • Lawmakers to Obama: Shinseki must go [USA Today]
  • VA Secretary Eric Shinseki will address a homeless veterans group on Friday [Associated Press]
  • “The broadcast industry plans to sue the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its decision to crack down on resource-sharing deals between broadcasters. On Friday, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will ask the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a March FCC vote that requires broadcasters to unwind many of their advertising sales resource sharing arrangements, according to a source familiar with the matter.” [The Hill]
  • The $2 Billion Team: Ex-Microsoft CEO buys LA Clippers for a cool $2 Billion [Reuters]
  • From Bloomberg: “French economist Thomas Piketty published a detailed 4,400-word defense of his best-selling book on income inequality against allegations that he relied on faulty data.” [Bloomberg]
  • Emissions rule could bring a big boost for natural gas [CQ Roll Call]
  • House green lights appropriations bill allowing schools to opt-out of school nutrition standards [NYT]
  • Is it too soon to call it emailgate?: U.S. officials, Snowden clash over email records [Washington Post]
  • Another from WaPo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s attacks on Koch brothers send GOP donors into the shadows [Washington Post]
  • My Brother’s Mentors: Obama administration calling for a new wave of community mentors for young men of color [TIME]
  • What we talk about when we talk about reparations [New Yorker]
  • “The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana.” [AP via Politico]



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