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1:55 PM ET, May 1, 2014

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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, Fox News and Althouse
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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
Wall Street Journal:
New evidence that Ben Rhodes told Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton to blame the video.  —  Most of the media refuses to cover what happened in Benghazi in 2012, and Congressional Republicans have been less than skillful in their probes.  But the story isn't going away despite the best efforts …
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 …
Yahoo! News:
When the White House hates your tweet
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Obama's ‘Blame the Video’ Fraud Started in Cairo, Not Benghazi
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
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
When the Death Penalty Turns Into Torture
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Obamacare Is Getting the Benghazi Treatment, Courtesy of House Republicans  —  House Republicans just put out a new report on the Affordable Care Act.  You should take is as seriously as you take all reports from House Republicans these days.  —  In other words, you shouldn't take it seriously.
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Energy & Commerce Committee:
Committee Learns Who's Paid for Obamacare: As of April 15, Only 67 Percent of Enrollees …
Stephanie Condon / CBS News:
Report: 67% of Obamacare enrollees have paid so far
Discussion: American Spectator, The Week and CBS DC
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Uh oh: House committee claims only two-thirds of federal ObamaCare enrollees paid first premium by April 15
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.
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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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.
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
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,” …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Benjamin Netanyahu Has Had Enough Of Your Selfies  —  “You are slaves.”  —  View Entire List ›
Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast:
John Oliver on ‘Last Week Tonight,’ Turning Down CBS, and ‘Nauseating’ American Politics  —  The newly minted host of HBO's ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ sat down to discuss his new gig, the strange state of U.S. politics, and more over coffee.  —  “I'm still getting used to this whole interview thing,” says John Oliver.
Discussion: Mediaite and Yahoo! News
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.
A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:
Dems on thin ice for 2014  —  Amid a torrent of fresh and frightening polling, Democrats are clinging to some comforting silver linings: flush war chests, a few strong individual polls, a robust gender gap.  But it will be months before we know if they are kittens balancing on branches or cats with nine lives.
ThinkProgress:
Veteran Offers Up His Burial Plot So That A Lesbian Couple Can Rest In Peace  —  Navy veteran Madelynn Taylor was denied when she asked to have her spouse buried next to her  —  An Idaho veteran last week was told that her now-deceased wife wouldn't be buried next to her in a veteran's cemetery.
 
 
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Mark Flatten / Washington Examiner:
Veterans Affairs officials purged 1.5 million unfinished medical orders
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Sara Reardon / Nature:
WHO warns against ‘post-antibiotic’ era
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James Hohmann / Politico:
Mitt Romney to endorse Monica Wehby in Oregon
Discussion: CNN
David Frum / The Atlantic Online:
Why Gun-Rights Backers Win While Other Conservative Causes Lose
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Detroit Free Press:
Moscow revives Red Square May Day parade
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Alan I. Abramowitz / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Minimal Class Divide in American Politics
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Korean Ferry Students Captured Sinking on Video
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Conyers' place on ballot may hinge on backdated registrations
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Sean Poulter / Daily Mail:
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