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10:00 AM ET, May 6, 2014

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Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Mortality Drop Seen to Follow '06 Health Law  —  BOSTON — The death rate in Massachusetts dropped significantly after it adopted mandatory health care coverage in 2006, a study released Monday found, offering evidence that the country's first experiment with universal coverage …
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Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Mass. discarding broken ObamaCare site  —  Massachusetts is preparing to abandon its troubled ObamaCare website, a system so problematic that the state was forced to enroll tens of thousands of people in temporary insurance plans through Medicaid.  —  The plan underscores the depth …
New York Times:
A Defeat for Religious Neutrality  —  The American values of pluralism and inclusion are central to the First Amendment, which forbids government from favoring or aligning itself with any particular religion or believers over nonbelievers.  —  In a lamentable ruling on Monday …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Republican senators turning against their own in 2016  —  Fearful of a third successive Democratic triumph, concerned Senate Republicans are turning against 2016 presidential bids by upstart hopefuls within their own ranks.  —  In forceful comments to The Hill, GOP senators made it plain …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Judicial Nominee's Memos on Drones Stirring Bipartisan Concern in the Senate  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's choice for a powerful appeals court appointment is in peril from both the left and the right, highlighting how the fraught politics of an election year are threatening …
The Sen / Camp4u:
Here you go.  —  I regret that some people miss the point of my post.  It was not to offend.  It was to warn.  To draw attention to Obamacare and the slippery slope that I see occurring in the lives of myself, my constituents, and the rest of the country with the continued taking of freedom by the federal government.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Lawmaker Who Compared Obamacare To Holocaust: You're Missing My Point  —  The Tennessee lawmaker who compared Obamacare's individual mandate to Nazis deporting Jews to concentration camps thinks his critics missed the point.  —  State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) caused a stir Monday morning …
Discussion: Mediaite
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Tennessee State Senator Compares Obamacare To The Holocaust
Melissapamerktla / KTLA 5:
Rialto Assignment Asking Students to Question Holocaust to Be Revised  —  The Rialto school district planned to revise an eighth-grade assignment that raised red flags by asking students to consider arguments about whether the Holocaust — the systematic killing by the Nazis of some 6 million Jews …
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Beau Yarbrough / sbsun.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Rialto Unified defends writing assignment on confirming or denying Holocaust
Juan Williams / The Hill:
House GOP walking into a trap  —  What happens to the House Republican caucus if Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) forces a vote on immigration reform?  —  Here are three predictions:  —  1. The bill passes.  An overwhelming majority of Republicans vote for it.
Wall Street Journal:
The Catholic Church and the Convention on Torture  —  Child sexual-abuse cases and teachings on abortion don't put the Vatican in violation of an international treaty.  —  The United Nations committee that monitors compliance with the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel …
CNN:
White House says effects of climate change are here  —  Washington (CNN) — Flooded rail lines.  Bigger, more frequent droughts.  A rash of wildfires.  —  Those are some of the alarming predictions in a White House climate change report released Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama's …
Arthur Chu / The Daily Beast:
Yes, Brendan Eich Is Like Donald Sterling (He's Even Scarier)  —  Did Donald Sterling ever try to use the power of the state to annul the marriages of thousands of people he never met because he disapproved of them?  Ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich did.  —  We've heard a lot recently about what constitutes …
Cosmopolitan:
Why I Filmed My Abortion  —  When Emily Letts got pregnant, she knew she would get an abortion.  Then she decided to film it.  Letts, 25, is an abortion counselor at Cherry Hill Women's Center in New Jersey, which is where she had her abortion.  The non-graphic video focuses on her face …
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Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
This Woman Filmed Her Abortion To Show Other People It Doesn't Have To Be Scary
Jeryl Bier / Weekly Standard:
Kerry: 'Two Years and Three Quarters Left as the Secretary, Provided I Don't Screw Up'  —  Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the U.S. embassy staff in Luanda, Angola on Sunday as he continued his visit to the continent of Africa.  A portion of his remarks seemed to reflect …
Mark White / Politico:
Why I Changed My Mind About the Death Penalty  —  As governor, I oversaw the execution of 19 murderers.  But now the death penalty is making me queasy.  —  In 1990, when I was campaigning to take back the Texas governor's mansion four years after I was unseated, I ran an ad I now regret.
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:   Eye-for-an-Eye Incivility  —  The botched Oklahoma execution …
Laura Donnelly / Telegraph:
Hundreds of asthma deaths could be prevented  —  Two thirds of deaths from the respiratory condition in the UK — including almost all those involving children — might be avoided  —  Asthma sufferers are dying needlessly because of failings by GPs and health services, a national review has found.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Joe Hagan / New York Magazine:
Benghazi and the Bombshell  —  Is Lara Logan too toxic to return to 60 Minutes?  —  Eleven years ago, the 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan was sitting in the InterContinental hotel in Amman, Jordan, watching her career flash before her eyes.  —  She was 31 years old, a rookie at CBS News …
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Speaker.gov:
Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel … WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that he has chosen Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the 2012 tragedy in Benghazi, Libya.
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Ed Rogers / Washington Post:
The Insiders: Left-footed Democrats try to dance to the right
Discussion: Power Line and Daily Mail
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
The Starting Gun for Competitive 2014 GOP Primaries
Brookings Institute:
Declining Business Dynamism in the United States: A Look at States and Metros
Discussion: Washington Post
Nancy Lofholm / Denver Post:
RECAPTURE CANYON, UTAH, TO BE SITE OF NEXT BLM SHOWDOWN
Discussion: Yahoo! News and National Review
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Release Obama's Benghazi intelligence briefings
Julian Ryall / Telegraph:
China plans for North Korean regime collapse leaked
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton to star at Marjorie Margolies event
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 Earlier Items: 
Jon Swaine / Guardian:
Occupy Wall Street activist found guilty of assaulting police officer
Discussion: VICE
Gregg Zoroya / Associated Press:
VA treatment records falsified, probe finds
Discussion: Business Insider, Fox News and RedState
Nick Gillespie / The Daily Beast:
It's Not Racist to Hate Government
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Hit & Run
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters:
What If Fox News Instead of MSNBC Had Pulled This Cinco de Mayo Stunt?
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Heather Digby Parton / Salon:
GOP's demented “Benghazi!” disease: Why conservatives so desperately need a scandal
Discussion: The Week
 

 
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