National Headlines 5-29-14

Edit pages pan Obama speech (Politico)

House takes action on gun checks (The Hill)

Snowden raised concerns in 2013 email, but no evidence he blew whistle: NSA (Reuters)

Are patient wait times at VA tied to bonuses? Congress wants criminal investigation (CNN)

Hillary Clinton meets Obama for informal lunch at the White House (Reuters)

Missouri attorney general proposes state-run execution drug laboratory (Kansas City Star)

Bloomberg’s Harvard address blasts Ivy League for ‘modern form of McCarthyism’ (Washington Times)

Oregon governor seeks lawsuit over health exchange (Associated Press)

A Middle East Tragedy: Obama’s Syria-Policy Disaster (National Interest)

Piketty Issues 4,400-Word Defense of His Book on Inequality (Bloomberg)

Unemployment falls to lowest level in seven years (NBC)