Morning Must Reads: May 28

In the news: Jersey Shore, Eric Holder, education, Syria, John Boehner, Chinese hackers, and Bob Dole

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • President Obama inspects the Hurricane Sandy rebuilding effort at the Jersey Shore today with Gov. Chris Christie
  • Sen. John McCain Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter Syria since the bloody civil war there began more than two years ago
    • The war in Syria has spread to Lebanon
  • Attorney General Eric Holder‘s regret and repairs following the AP and Fox News leaks
  • An estimated 4.4 million people entered the U.S. on legal visas and have never left
  • All but two states—Wyoming and North Dakota, which both are benefiting from natural-resources booms—are spending less per higher education student this year than they did in 2008
  • Federal officials call for conservation as the Colorado River is hit by drought
  • Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers
  • House Speaker John Boehner’s shrinking power
  • How the Republican Study Committee has taken over the House
  • Former Republican Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole doubts he, Richard Nixon, or Ronald Reagan could make it in the current Republican Party