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9:50 AM ET, May 10, 2013

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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference  —  When it became clear last fall that the CIA's now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed, the White House said repeatedly the documents were put together almost entirely by the intelligence community …
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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
Why Benghazi is a Blow to Obama and Clinton  —  Both parties are wrong about the scandal: It's not Watergate and it's not nothing.  —  Both parties are wrong about Benghazi.  Existing evidence does not point to a far-reaching cover-up on the scale of Watergate, as Republicans want you to believe.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Benghazi Debate Focuses on Interpretation of Early E-Mail on Attackers  —  WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Thursday intensified their criticism of the Obama administration for its handling of the assault on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, with Speaker John A. Boehner calling for the release …
Domani Spero / Diplopundit:
Raymond Maxwell: Former Deputy Asst Secretary Removed Over Benghazi Pens a Poem  —  In December 2012, the NYT reported that four State Department officials were removed from their posts after an independent panel criticized the “grossly inadequate” security at a diplomatic compound in Benghazi …
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker: Boehner ‘complicit’ if Benghazi panel blocked
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
State Department Demands Takedown Of 3D-Printable Gun Files For Possible Export Control Violations  —  The battle for control of dangerous digital shapes may have just begun.  —  On Thursday, Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson received a letter from the State Department Office …
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: The RNC Benghazi Attack Ad that Never Ran  —  It was the Benghazi attack ad the Republican National Committee created but never aired.  —  ABC News has obtained an ad the RNC made last fall and approved to air in the final weeks of the presidential campaign.
Rolling Stone:
Joe Biden: The Rolling Stone Interview  —  The vice president on guns, global warming and why he's “the last guy in the room” on every decision Obama makes  —  There is a keen Kennedy-like vigor to Joe Biden that overwhelms any room.  As was once said of Theodore Roosevelt, he, too …
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Biden: Obama had ‘big grin’ following surprise statement backing gay marriage
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Booman Tribune
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The Benghazi patsy  —  Nakoula Basseley Nakoula deserves a place in American history.  He is the first person in this country jailed for violating Islamic anti-blasphemy laws.  —  You won't find that anywhere in the charges against him, of course.  As a practical matter, though …
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Politico:
Heritage Foundation does damage control  —  The Heritage Foundation has gone into damage-control mode in the last few days, after coming under fire from Republicans and conservative outside groups over a report it published that puts the price tag of immigration reform at $6.3 trillion.
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Yahoo! News:
Heritage immigration study co-author penned articles for ‘nationalist’ website
Joel Stein / TIME:
Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation  —  Correction Appended: May 9, 2013  —  I am about to do what old people have done throughout history: call those younger than me lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow.  But I have studies!  I have statistics!  I have quotes from respected academics!
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BBC:
Dhaka building collapse: Woman pulled alive from rubble  —  A woman has been pulled alive from the ruins of a building that collapsed in a suburb of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, 17 days ago.  —  The head of the fire service earlier said the woman, named Reshma, had been found in the remains …
Discussion: Riehl World News and Althouse
Marc Santora / New York Times:
In Hours, Thieves Took $45 Million in A.T.M. Scheme  —  It was a brazen bank heist, but a 21st-century version in which the criminals never wore ski masks, threatened a teller or set foot in a vault.  —  In two precision operations that involved people in more than two dozen countries acting …
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minnesota House approves gay marriage bill after two-hour debate  —  The measure now goes to the Senate, which will take up the issue Monday.  —  A pivotal vote Thursday in the Minnesota House positioned that state to become the 12th in the country to allow gay marriages and the first in the Midwest …
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:   Minnesota House Passes Marriage Equality Bill, 75-59
First Read:
First Thoughts: GOP shifts focus to Hillary  —  GOP shifts its focus to Hillary... Beyond the politics of yesterday's Be nghazi hearing... Deep in the heart of Texas: Obama heads to Austin, TX to talk jobs, manufacturing, and technology at 2:05 pm ET and 5:40 pm ET... Census …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Republican Leaders Refuse To Make Appointments To Key Obamacare Panel  —  The top two Republicans in Congress informed President Obama on Thursday that they will refuse to fulfill their duty under the Affordable Care Act to recommend members of a new board with the power to contain Medicare spending.
Washington Post:
Ways investors gain ‘political intelligence’ facing public scrutiny  —  With their boss playing a busy role in the push to overhaul the country's immigration laws, staffers for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) still have found time to talk with an unlikely interest group: Wall Street analysts.
Los Angeles Times:
Intelligence report identified vulnerability before Boston bombing  —  This post has been updated, as indicated below.  —  WASHINGTON — Five days before two bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon, an intelligence report identified the finish line of the race as an …
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Most Say Immigration Policy Needs Big Changes  —  But Little Agreement on Specific Approaches  —  OVERVIEW  —  Americans overwhelmingly say the nation's immigration policy is in need of sweeping changes.  Overall, 75% say immigration policy needs at least major changes …
 
 
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Neilajamee / CBS Los Angeles:
City Of LA Department Of Public Works Under Fire For Producing Controversial Video Mocking Asians
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Pew Hispanic Center:
Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment
Discussion: Right Turn and Firedoglake
Laura Leslie / @NCCapitol:
Puppy mill bill passes House
David Carr / New York Times:
Top Editors Abruptly Leave Village Voice
Wall Street Journal:
Will Health-Care Law Beget Entrepreneurs?
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama pushes $9 minimum wage bill in visit to red state Texas
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Prince Harry begins US tour with visits to Capitol Hill, White House
Discussion: CNN and Politico
The White House:
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