Morning Must Reads: June 5

In the news: Susan Rice, sexual assault prosecution authority, the IRS/Tea Party hearing, RFK, Gallup, and a lesbian activist.

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

  • Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, is resigning and will be replaced by Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has put forth a bill that would grant military prosecutors the power to decide whether to prosecute sexual assault and other major criminal cases — not commanders. It makes an exception for military-specific crimes. Obama has stayed silent on the bill.
  • Just when did political consultants start passing for journalists?
  • The conservative groups testifying about overzealous IRS scrutiny during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing Tuesday can’t get around a simple fact: All have been involved in the kinds of political activity that’s ripe for red flags.
  • Behind the LIFE picture: RFK’s assassination forty-five years ago today.
  • Turkey continues to protest Erdogan rule in Istanbul
  • Gallup post mortem leads to polling changes.
  • Samsung Electronics won a legal victory against Apple that threatens to halt the sale of older iPhones and iPads in the U.S.
  • Michelle Obama gets heckled by a lesbian activist at a fundraiser.