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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The worst excuse ever: The Rhodes memo debacle  —  The White House damage control on the latest batch of Benghazi emails is not going well.  The White House's belated release of the documents at the very least show it has been actively evading legitimate congressional requests for relevant information.
Discussion: CNN, Taylor Marsh and Fox News
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
Top Intel Chief Testifies: ‘We Should Have Sent Help For Americans in Benghazi’  —  Testifying in front of a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell said the military should have and could have done more to help Americans …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Email Suggests White House Strategy on Benghazi  —  WASHINGTON — A newly released email shows that White House officials sought to shape the way Susan E. Rice, then the ambassador to the United Nations, discussed the Middle East chaos that was the context for the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and NewsBusters
Yahoo! News:
When the White House hates your tweet
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Jay Carney Lies About the Benghazi Email
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Tom Coburn: I Don't Believe There Should Be A National Minimum Wage  —  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said Thursday that he doesn't believe there should be a national minimum wage.  —  Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to block debate on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
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The Hill:
Dems: Wage push just beginning
Discussion: Daily Kos and WJLA-TV
A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:   Dems on thin ice for 2014
Globe and Mail:
Rob Ford takes leave as recent drug video emerges  —  A second video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking what has been described as crack cocaine by a self-professed drug dealer was secretly filmed in his sister's basement early Saturday morning.  —  The clip, which was viewed by two Globe and Mail reporters …
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Royson James Toronto / Toronto Star:
Rob Ford is out of time and must resign: James  —  Toronto mayor's descent so long and dark it may be too late for redemption  —  Jennifer Gordon, whose back is to the camera, and friends spotted Mayor Rob Ford “stumbling” down the street near the Esplanade on St. Patrick's Day 2012.
Discussion: VodkaPundit and Boing Boing
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Antonin Scalia's Blunder Is Unprecedented, Legal Experts Say  —  Justice Antonin Scalia's factual error in a dissenting opinion Tuesday has become the talk of the legal community as experts puzzle over the extraordinary nature of the Reagan-appointed justice's blunder, which the Supreme Court quietly corrected as of Wednesday morning.
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
When the Death Penalty Turns Into Torture
Snapchat:
Putting the Chat into Snapchat  —  Building Snapchat has taught us a lot about what makes conversation special.  When we first started working on an application for sharing disappearing pictures, we had no idea how much we would learn.  Our classmates were quick to point out that you could always take a screenshot.
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Politico:
What Is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of?  —  Over the 25 years Hillary Clinton has spent in the national spotlight, she's been smeared and stereotyped, the subject of dozens of over-hyped or downright fictional stories and books alleging, among other things, that she is a lesbian …
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Politico:
The White House Beat, Uncovered
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Report: 67% of Obamacare enrollees have paid so far  —  Shares -  —  As of April 15, 67 percent of Americans enrolled in the federally-run Obamacare marketplace had paid their first monthly premium, according to data collected by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Discussion: American Spectator, The Week and CBS DC
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Uh oh: House committee claims only two-thirds of federal ObamaCare enrollees paid first premium by April 15
Energy & Commerce Committee:
Committee Learns Who's Paid for Obamacare: As of April 15, Only 67 Percent of Enrollees …
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
If Data Were a Journalist  —  He'd work for Ezra Klein.  —  “Vox.com joins a crowded field of data-driven news sites,” USA Today reported earlier this month on Ezra Klein's new venture.  Maybe “Data” should have been capitalized.  —  A pair of articles the site published yesterday …
Discussion: The Dish and Althouse
Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
Meet Mary Burke, the Woman Who Could Beat Scott Walker  —  She's a political novice—and that may be what it takes to knock off Wisconsin's governor, of whose jobs plan she says: 'I've seen eighth-graders' term papers that are more thoughtful.'  —  Republicans call her “Millionaire Mary,” …
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Florida Set to Offer In-State Tuition to Children Brought to U.S. Illegally  —  MIAMI — After weeks of hand-wringing in the State Legislature and last-minute attempts by Senate leaders to scuttle the effort, Florida seems poised to make students who were brought to the United States illegally …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Fox News Brands Scientific American Editor A ‘Coward’ (VIDEO)  —  A Scientific American editor must have struck a nerve over at Fox News this week when he tweeted about having a “Fox & Friends” producer shoot down his idea to talk about the impacts of climate change on the show.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Benjamin Netanyahu Has Had Enough Of Your Selfies  —  “You are slaves.”  —  View Entire List ›
Detroit Free Press:
Moscow revives Red Square May Day parade  —  MOSCOW - Tens of thousands of Russians marched through Red Square on Thursday as part of May Day celebrations in the first such display of Soviet-era-like ceremony since 1991 - the year the Communist Soviet Union dissolved.
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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James Hohmann / Politico:
Mitt Romney to endorse Monica Wehby in Oregon
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David Frum / The Atlantic Online:
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Alan I. Abramowitz / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Minimal Class Divide in American Politics
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Scott Johnson / Power Line:
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Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  May 1, 2014 - Jeb Bush Is Top Dog …
Discussion: The Week and Politico
Jesse Eisinger / New York Times:
Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis
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