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May 20, 2015 7:40 AM EDT

Good morning from Washington. Hillary Clinton took (a few) questions from the press after a month-long gap, but that isn’t the only strain on her go-small campaign. Congress is tackling the important issues, like bringing sledding back to the Capitol. And Herman Cain’s (remember him?) former campaign email list is preparing you for the end times.

Here are your must reads:

Must Reads

Hillary Clinton Faces the Limits of the Controlled Campaign
TIME’ Sam Frizell reports from Iowa on the Clinton message machine

A 2016 Theme Emerges: Money, Money, Money
It’s tripping up candidates left and right (Washington Post)

Half of Hillary Clinton’s Speaking Fees Came From Groups Also Lobbying Congress
TIME’s Philip Elliott explores the intersection of Clinton’s personal and professional ambitions

Conservatives Declare Victory in Battle Against Government Bank
Opponents see momentum against the Export Import Bank reauthorization (Politico)

Why Young People Don’t Want to Run For Office
TIME’s Katy Steinmetz talks with the authors of a new book

Sound Off

“I’m probably the most scrutinized politician in America.” — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to CNN on Tuesday on Capitol Hill where he was meeting with lawmakers

‘The president’s request for an Authorization of Use of Military Force calls for less authority than he has today. I just think, given the fight that we’re in, it’s irresponsible … This is why the president, frankly, should withdraw the Authorization of Use of Military Force and start over.” — Speaker John Boehner, calling on President Obama to submit a new request for authority to attack ISIS

Bits and Bites

Herman Cain fans hear about the apocalpyse (TIME)

White House threatens trade bill veto (TIME)

Obama links climate change to national security (Washington Post)

Congress wants to bring sledding back to Capitol Hill (Washington Post)

Fundraiser puts spotlight on Clinton Foundation finances (Politico)

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