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1:25 AM ET, May 5, 2014

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Ilya Somin / Washington Post:
Gary Becker, RIP  —  Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker, one of the greatest economists of the last century, passed away today.  Gary Becker did pathbreaking work on numerous issues, including the economics of discrimination, criminal behavior, the family, and the dynamics of political interest groups.
New York Times:
President Obama and the World  —  Two years after winning an election in which foreign policy was barely mentioned, President Obama is being pummeled at home and abroad for his international leadership.  The world sometimes seems as if it is flying apart, with Mr. Obama unable to fix it.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Washington Monthly
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Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
It's Not Just About Obama  —  THERE has been a festival of commentary of late bemoaning the pusillanimous foreign policy of President Obama.  If only we had a president who rode horses shirtless, wrestled a tiger or took a bite out of a neighboring country, we'd all feel much safer.
Fox News:
GOP candidate booted from editorial meeting after calling out ‘blah blah’ dis  —  A Republican Senate candidate was kicked out of a local Oregon newspaper's editorial board meeting after daring to challenge a reporter who dissed a fellow candidate by writing “blah blah blah” in his notes instead of her actual quotes.
Discussion: Hot Air
Ian Lovett / New York Times:
When Hitting ‘Find My iPhone’ Takes You to a Thief's Doorstep  —  WEST COVINA, Calif. — After a boozy Saturday night, Sarah Maguire awoke the next morning to find that her iPhone was gone.  Her roommate's phone was gone, too.  Were they at the bar, she wondered, or in the cab?
Discussion: The Verge
Fox News:
GOP Rep. King blasts Dem rep's ‘arrogant’ call to boycott Benghazi probe  —  A top Republican on the House intelligence committee slammed his Democratic colleague Sunday for suggesting fellow Democrats boycott the newly announced committee tasked with probing the Benghazi attacks.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
42 and 45 Overpower 44  —  WASHINGTON — THE First Family is all over the news, discussing the management of the economy, income inequality, raising the minimum wage, the vicissitudes of press coverage and the benefits of healthy eating.  —  Everywhere you look, the Clintons rule.
Discussion: Gretawire and Washington Post
Wall Street Journal:
White House Correspondents Dinner: Transcript of Obama's Remarks  —  Here is the transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks at the White House Correspondents Dinner, Saturday, May 3, as released by the White House.  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much, everybody.  Have a seat, have a seat.
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Gene Robinson / The Daily Beast:
A Bishop's Decision to Divorce  —  All of us sincerely intend, when we take our wedding vows, to live up to the ideal of ‘til death do us part.’ But not all of us are able to see it through.  —  Life is hard.  And it just keeps on coming, ready or not.  Somewhere inside me …
Discussion: The Week, Guardian, Mediaite, NPR and Yahoo! News
Times of India:
READ MORE US Consulate|  Terror Attack|  Israel Consulate|  ISI|  Commission Of Pakistan In Sri Lanka  —  NEW DELHI: Central security agencies have claimed that Pakistan's ISI had plans to carry out terror attacks on two foreign consulates in India with evidence for this reportedly given …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
In California Race, a Latina Democrat Carries Hopes of Her Party and People  —  SANGER, Calif. — “Ya es tiempo — you have a voice,” Amanda Renteria, a Democratic candidate for Congress, declared one recent Saturday morning at a park in this little city southeast of Fresno.  There was no need to translate the Spanish.
Carl Zimmer / New York Times:
Young Blood May Hold Key to Reversing Aging  —  Two teams of scientists published studies on Sunday showing that blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains.  As ghoulish as the research may sound, experts said that it could lead to treatments …
Discussion: The Week
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Obamacare's doom  —  If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation's second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Discussion: Power Line
 
 
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Bloomberg snags Halperin and Heilemann
Associated Press:
SC Sen. Graham avoids big re-election challenge
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Abdul-Jabbar talks racism
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Greg Clary / CNN:
Gov. Perry talks botched Oklahoma execution; potential 2016 run
Discussion: Politico
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Ryan Pfluger / New York Times:
The Tale of Two Schools  —  Fieldston and University Heights …
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