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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
House Judiciary investigating whether Holder lied under oath  —  The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department's (DOJ) surveillance of reporters, an aide close to the matter told The Hill.
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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 …
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Circling the media wagons
Discussion: Politico
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Holder in trouble: Why can't they just tell the truth?
Discussion: Mediaite and National Review
CNN:
Lawmakers question whether Holder gave false testimony
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Mediaite and The PJ Tatler
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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 …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Senate GOP asks High Court to invalidate recess appointments
Discussion: Politico
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
THINGS IN POLITICO THAT MAKE ME WANT TO GUZZLE ANTIFREEZE, PART THE INFINITY  —  The two presiding geniuses behind Tiger Beat On The Potomac take a whack at John Boehner today — because, you know, leadership! — and, against all possible odds, they trip over an actual acorn in the process.
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Kevin Robillard / Reuters:
Olympia Snowe: Bob Dole is right about GOP  —  Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Tuesday she agrees with former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole's critique of the modern GOP, and said Republicans need to “rethink their approach as a political party.”  —  “I certainly do agree …
Marist Poll:
5/28: Weiner Shows Gains on the Heels of Candidacy Announcement  —  Former Congressman Anthony Weiner formally declared his candidacy for mayor of New York City last week.  In the first poll since his online video announcement, Weiner places second with the support of 19% of the city's registered Democrats.
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Telegraph:
Kettle that looks like Hitler brews trouble for JCPenney  —  Trouble is brewing for an American retailer after customers noted that one of its tea kettles bears a striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler.  —  Bemused motorists took photographs of the huge JCPenney billboard advertising the kettle …
Alec MacGillis / New Republic:
This Is How the NRA Ends  —  The bigger, richer, meaner gun-control movement has arrived  —  On April 17, the bill to expand background checks on gun buyers failed in the Senate, and the fatalistic shrugs in Washington were so numerous they were nearly audible.
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TIME:
Bloomberg's Gamble: Risking the Democratic Senate Majority for Gun Control
Discussion: Capital New York and The Plum Line
Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Obama Asks Pentagon For Syria No-Fly Zone Plan  —  Along with no-fly zone plans, the White House is considering arming parts of the Syrian opposition and formally recognizing the Syrian opposition council, reports Josh Rogin.  —  The White House has asked the Pentagon to draw …
Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman judge: No trial delay in Trayvon Martin shooting  —  Judge also denies state request for a gag order in the high-profile case.  —  Prosecutors, Zimmerman's attorneys due in court  —  SANFORD - The George Zimmerman second-degree murder case will proceed to trial June 10 …
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CNN:
Fight over Zimmerman evidence
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.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
How Arrested Development Explains the Obama Presidency  —  Now, the story of a president whose promise was abruptly cancelled, and the dysfunctional opposition that can't seem to keep it together.  —  This is Barack Obama.  —  He rose — from humble beginnings in the Hawaii-based marijuana …
Discussion: driftglass and Balloon Juice
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Issa subpoenas State Dept. documents on Benghazi talking points  —  House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has subpoenaed State Department documents related to the Benghazi talking points, according to a letter sent to Secretary of State John Kerry obtained by The Hill.
Mark Boxley / USA Today:
Kentucky church is dropping its scouting program  —  Mega-church's action linked in part to Scouting's decision to allow openly gay youths in troops.  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An evangelical Christian church here with more than 30,000 members will break ties with the Boy Scouts of America …
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Steve Miletich / The Seattle Times:
SPD admits it broke state law by withholding May Day memo  —  The Seattle Police Department has admitted it violated the state Public Records Act by withholding from The Seattle Times an internal memo about its response to the violent demonstrations of May Day 2012, and has agreed to pay $20,000 …
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 …
Agence France Presse:
Two US embassy personnel shot in Venezuela  —  CARACAS — Two employees of the US embassy in Venezuela were shot and wounded early Tuesday in the capital Caracas, in a murky incident that local media and a police source said took place at a strip club.  —  “We can confirm that two members …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Immigration could spoil Marco Rubio's presidential chances … In November 2007 I traveled around western Iowa with Sen. John McCain as he tried to claw his way back into the 2008 Republican presidential primary race.  McCain's campaign had famously melted down a few months earlier, sending him plunging in the polls.
Donovan Slack / Politico:
Obama's Jersey Shore welcome  —  President Obama received something of an iconic New Jersey welcome Tuesday, from a colorful gesture outside a Point Pleasant bait shop to losing an arcade game to Gov. Chris Christie.  —  Let's go to the pool report from Christi Parsons of the Tribune:
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Joe Miller files papers for Senate  —  It looks like it's time to stop calling Joe Miller a former Senate candidate.  —  The Alaska conservative activist who lost a 2010 bid for the Senate after besting incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in a GOP primary, has filed a form indicating he intends …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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 …
Discussion: The Stranger … and Wonkette
Luke Rosiak / Washington Times:
Sequester is fed speak for Now Hiring; government posts 27,000 high-paying job openings  —  The budget cuts known as sequestration were supposed to wreak havoc, forcing the shrinking of critical workforces including airport security officers and food inspectors.
 
 
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
President Obama wanted to make clear Tuesday that a lipstick stain …
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Wall Street Journal:
Europe's Green-Fuel Search Turns to America's Forests
Baltimore Sun:
Train derails in Rosedale area
Discussion: Guardian, The Week and Gawker
Mike Riggs / Hit & Run:
Drug Czar's Office Withheld Alcohol Data From Report on Drugs and Crime, Now Refuses to Release It
Discussion: The Stranger …
Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
Peter King Won't Attend Republican Dinner Headlined By Ted Cruz
Wes Venteicher / Los Angeles Times:
Postal Service is on its last legs, with little help in sight
Discussion: Hit & Run, Gawker and Mother Jones
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Make It Easier for Inmates to Challenge Convictions
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House bill would force HHS to prescribe exercise guidelines ‘for all Americans’
Discussion: National Review
Curtis Houck / CNSNews:
IRS to Tea Party: ‘State the Reasons You Did Not Have a Candidate Rally for Lone Democratic Candidate’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
New Jack Toronto
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