Morning Must Reads: May 29

In the news: Michele Bachmann's retirement, the Democrats' kingmaker, liberal hawks and Syria, Eric Holder on Eric Holder, saving the GOP, and Obama's teddy bear

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

  • Ron Fournier: What if the next President is even worse?
  • Is Marty Baron the man to fix the Washington Post?
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Republican presidential candidate will not seek a fifth congressional term.
  • Switzerland moves to allow its banks to work directly with the Department of Justice on tax evasion cases
  • How Jeffrey Katzenberg became the Democrats’ kingmaker
  • Walter Pincus: “When will journalists stop circling the wagons and shouting the First Amendment is under attack?”
  • Attorney General Eric Holder on Eric Holder
  • Republican senators are fuming about President Barack Obama’s attempt to fill empty seats on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • How to save the GOP
  • Liberal hawks have been quiet on Syria
  • House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has subpoenaed documents from top aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pertaining to the Obama administration’s Benghazi talking points.
  • And if you missed yesterday’s best photo, here it is:
  • U.S. President Barack Obama holds up a stuffed bear that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won at the boardwalk during their visit to Point Pleasant, NJ., on May 28, 2013.