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updated 6/3/2013 9:45:39 AM ET 2013-06-03T13:45:39

Attorney General Eric Holder is facing a new round of troubles while Rep. Darrell Issa has stepped up his attacks.

Congress returns to Washington today after a week-long recess, and the legislative agenda continues to be overshadowed by the controversies at the IRS and Justice Department. Attorney General Eric Holder is facing a new round of troubles while Rep. Darrell Issa has stepped up his attacks. Issa called White House press secretary Jay Carney a “paid liar”, and was pummeled by Carney’s predecessor.

The New York Times looks at how the rising number of women in the Senate is helping confront the epidemic of sexual abuse in the military.

Sen. John McCain says the Assad regime has the upper hand in the Syrian civil war, and is calling for a no-fly zone over Syria.

China and the United States agree to hold regular talks about cyber-hacking, while Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is speaking out against threats to cybersecurity.

The College Republican National Committee is out with its own autopsy of the 2012 election, and specifically how today’s Republican Party has lost the youth vote.

In a speech at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, Sen. Rand Paul says the Republican Party must become more inclusive.

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