A guide to the billionaires bankrolling the GOP candidates (The Atlantic).
Koch group sends envoy to Rome to convince the Pope to shut up about climate change (Addicting Info).
White fragility: Why it's so hard to talk to white people about racism (Good Men Project).
Scientists have found a 10 million gallon 'bath mat' of oil on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico (Oil Price).
JUST NOT RIGHT
Corporations now spend more money lobbying Congress than taxpayers spend funding Congress (Vox).
FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades (Washington Post).
Off the grid: Exonerated death-row inmate receives no compensation (Ora TV).
Some historical perspective ... Have you ever heard of the Ludlow Massacre? You might be shocked when you see what happened (AFL-CIO).
MARKET MYTHS IN AMERICA
The American Dream is a myth, says Nobel-prize winner (CNN Money).
How the new "flexible" economy is making workers' lives hell (Robert Reich).
SOME GOOD NEWS
Justice Department sues Quicken Loans over mortgages (NY Times).
Dahr Jamail: El Salvador farmers successfully defy Monsanto (Truth Out).
Right after announcing he was taking a pay cut to raise employees' salaries, business is booming (Upworthy).
Crackdown on Apple in Ireland opens front on tax avoidance war (Bloomberg Business).
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a pending disaster (Robert Reich).
AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka explains why labor unions hate Obama's trade deal (Vox).
The TPP: Toward Absolute Capitalism (Naked Capitalism).
Elizabeth Warren tells Obama to put up or shut up on trade deal (Huffington Post).
Bill Black: Obama & TPP - Everyone that doeth evil hateth the light (Naked Capitalism).
Joe Firestone: Another danger of the TPP: It sacrifices monetary sovereignty (Naked Capitalism).
FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Western black rhino officially declared extinct (11 Alive).
Bomb sniffing dogs detect prostrate cancer with more than 95% accuracy (IFL Science).
Protected wild horse dying for ranchers' profit (The Daily Beast).
Recently spotted 103-year-old orca is bad news for Sea World - Here's why (The Dodo).
Sick, starving sea lion pups wash up in record numbers on California coast (Sacramento Bee).
Dead dolphins in Fukushima stranding found with white radiated lungs (Your News Wire).
FROM THE CLOWN KINGDOM
Tony Perkins: Obama and gay rights movement inspire ISIS to murder Christians (Right Wing Watch).
Paul Ryan: Poor kids should go hungry so they know they're loved (Daily Kos).
Texas Senate votes to abolish renewable energy programs (Texas Vox).
Tennessee lawmaker (a female) tables abortion bill exceptions because rape and incest are 'not verifiable' (Raw Story).
WHAT'S REALLY UNDERMINING OUR REPUBLIC
The unholy alliance between Fox News and the 1 percent can no longer stand (Salon).
Republican religious fanatics pose a much bigger threat to our country than ISIS (Forward Progress).
What Texas voting laws really amount to, and what they defend: "We don't want Democrats to vote" (Daily Kos).
Mentally ill homeless man severely beaten by police because his beach umbrella was too big (The Free Thought Project).
Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years (Los Angeles Times).
Research linking autism to vaccines is even more bogus than you think (Vox).
The sun must go down on the Patriot Act (ACLU).
Anonymous declares cyber war on ISIS Twitter users (Russian Times).