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10:45 AM ET, May 28, 2013

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Confidential report lists U.S. weapons system designs compromised by Chinese cyberspies  —  Designs for many of the nation's most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry.
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Report: US weapons systems compromised by Chinese hackers
Peter Ferrara / Forbes:
To the Horror of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here  —  Around 1250 A.D., historical records show, ice packs began showing up farther south in the North Atlantic.  Glaciers also began expanding on Greenland, soon to threaten Norse settlements on the island.
Michael Shear / New York Times:
Obama Plans 3 Nominations for Key Court  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will soon accelerate his efforts to put a lasting imprint on the country's judiciary by simultaneously nominating three judges to an important federal court, a move that is certain to unleash fierce Republican opposition …
John Steele Gordon / Commentary Magazine:
A Frequent Visitor to the White House  —  The Washington Examiner reported on Monday that Mark Everson, Commissioner of Internal Revenue from 2003 to 2007, during the Bush administration, visited the White House exactly once while in office.  Indeed he felt like he'd “moved to Siberia” so out of the ordinary political loop was he.
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Priebus: Issa going to have ‘quite a summer’ investigating Obama  —  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday predicted more damaging disclosures about the scandal over the IRS targeting of conservative groups and said GOP lawmakers would press the investigation all summer.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Juliet Eilperin / The Fix:
A White House counsel known for her shoes
Daniel Klaidman / The Daily Beast:
Holder's Regrets and Repairs  —  How the attorney general feels about his own role in the Fox News case—and how he plans to prevent it from happening again.  By Daniel Klaidman.  —  It was Friday, May 17, and officials at the Department of Justice had gotten word that The Washington Post …
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Axelrod: DOJ's Fox probe ‘disturbing’
Discussion: Politico and Weasel Zippers
Politico:
John Boehner's shrinking power  —  House Speaker John Boehner, who by title and position should be the second most powerful person in Washington, sure doesn't seem or sound like it.  —  He has little ability to work his will with fellow House Republicans.  He has quit for good his solo efforts …
Rich Calder / New York Post:
Labor big a real heavy sleeper  —  Just another doze at the office for union's ‘scarf-&-snore’ prez  —  Union fat cat Mark Rosenthal spends more time sleeping at his desk than organizing labor, a series of damning photos reveals.  —  The 400-pound president of Local 983 of District Council 37 …
Discussion: Capital New York
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate GOP feels jilted after being wined and dined by Obama  —  Senate Republicans who shared laughs with President Obama over dinner at the Jefferson Hotel in March are grumbling there has since been little follow-through from him on deficit talks.  —  They say the White House has not set …
Politico:
After 2008, who would Hillary Clinton hire?  —  Back in 2008, Hillary Clinton committed so many management sins it was hard to keep track of them all — yet none was worse than failing to establish a coherent, functional chain of command.  —  Loyalists often clashed with the best and brightest …
David Martosko / Daily Mail:
Rand Paul claims Obamacare will include diagnostic codes for injuries sustained from a turtle, walking into a lamppost and burning water skis  —  In a little-noticed speech to the Iowa Republican Party this month, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul mocked President Obama's signature health care overhaul …
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Iowa buzzes over Scott Walker
Discussion: Right Turn
Dean Chambers / Examiner:
Was President Obama high on coke while Benghazi burned?  (Video)  —  Bob Woodward Says Benghazi Is Like WatergateBob Woodward Says Benghazi Is Like Watergate  —  While our consulate in Benghazi was attacked during the night of September 11 of last year, our fearless leader …
Paul Roderick Gregory / Forbes:
‘Austerity’ To Blame?  But Where's The Austerity?  —  Die-hard Keynesians bemoan that, with a few exceptions, the world's economies are drowning in the quicksand of austerity.  They preach we need more government spending and stimulus, not less.  Northern Europe should bail …
lemonde.fr:
Chemical warfare in Syria  —  Reporters for Le Monde spent two months clandestinely in the Damascus area alongside Syrian rebels.  They describe the extent of the Syrian tragedy, the intensity of the fighting, the humanitarian drama.  On the scene during chemical weapons attacks …
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Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels
USA Today:
Penalties for politicians: Column … We entrust an inordinate amount of power to people who don't feel any pain when we fall down.  —  As scandals explode across Washington — from the IRS scandals, to the Benghazi scandal, to the HHS donations scandal, to Pigford and more …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Ed Driscoll
New York Times:
Blacks Professionals' Progress Stalls  —  HOUSTON — As a partner and chief diversity officer at Thompson & Knight, Pauline Higgins was not afraid to press the issue of hiring minorities at the 126-year-old Texas law firm.  But when she left in 2008, she was replaced by an associate with less influence.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
BBC:
Russian arms ‘to deter foreign intervention in Syria’  —  Russia says it will go ahead with deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, and that the arms will help deter foreign intervention.  —  Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the missiles were a “stabilising factor” …
Discussion: Guardian and VodkaPundit
 
 
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Associated Press:
One Region in Myanmar Limits Births of Muslims
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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
What If the Next President Is Even Worse?
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New York Times:
Border Injustice  —  Those who view fixing immigration as simply …
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Joel Alicea / Washington Times:
The academy's war on free thinking
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Chicago Tribune:
How a stolen video game led to baby's killing
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Pressure Cooker Discovered At Dearborn Hotel
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New York Post:
Weiner misses Memorial Day parade in his old congressional district in Queens
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Bishop Hill:
Met Office admits claims of significant temperature rise untenable
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Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
Marines punished for sexist, threatening posts
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Alex Isenstadt / Reuters:
Michele Bachmann faces existential threat in 2014
CNN:
High court poised for a month of high-stakes rulings
Hayley Dixon / Telegraph:
War memorials vandalised
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Pat Dollard
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
House lawmakers press on with IRS investigation over recess
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