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7:05 PM ET, May 6, 2014

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Vanity Fair:
Exclusive: Monica Lewinsky Writes About Her Affair with President Clinton  —  Monica Lewinsky writes in Vanity Fair for the first time about her affair with President Clinton: “It's time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.”  She also says: “I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton.
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Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Monica Lewinsky in Vanity Fair: Time to burn beret  —  Monica Lewinsky is taking to the pages of Vanity Fair to address her affair with former President Bill Clinton, writing that she avoided the spotlight for fear of becoming an issue during Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Just 7 percent of journalists are Republicans.  That's far fewer than even a decade ago.  —  A majority of American journalists identify themselves as political independents although among those who choose a side Democrats outnumber Republicans four to one, according to a new study …
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Jim Romenesko:
Survey: Most say journalism is headed in the wrong direction  —  Profs at the Indiana University School of Journalism surveyed 1,080 journalists and found:  —  * Six in ten say their newsrooms have shrunk during the past year, while only 13.2% report newsroom growth.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
John Kerry: I'll comply with House GOP's Benghazi request  —  Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday indicated he would comply with a House GOP subpoena to testify about Benghazi and other questions from the new select committee appointed by House Speaker John Boehner.
Discussion: CNN, Mediaite and The Hugh Hewitt Show
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Juan Williams / The Hill:
House GOP walking into a trap
Discussion: CNN
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
How the White House helped Republicans on Benghazi
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 …
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Jeb Bush edges up, Hillary Clinton slightly slides, in CNN 2016 poll
Aaron C. Davis / Washington Post:
D.C. Council to vote on broad new tax on insurance to cover city's health care exchange  —  The District's health exchange has a problem — a big money problem.  —  Like the 14 states that started online marketplaces, the District faces a year-end deadline to prove its Web site …
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Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Mortality Drop Seen to Follow '06 Health Law
ACP Journal Club:
Changes in Mortality After Massachusetts Health Care Reform: A Quasi-experimental Study
Cornelius Swart / KGW-TV:
Gov. Kitzhaber helps save woman's life  —  PORTLAND — Oregon's governor performed CPR on an unconscious woman in downtown Portland Monday, providing her medical assistance and helping to keep her alive until paramedics could arrive.  —  Gov. John Kitzhaber was traveling by car through downtown Portland …
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Gov. John Kitzhaber / Oregonian:
Gov. John Kitzhaber performs CPR on woman lying unconscious on Portland street
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
White House Hopes Report Will Change GOP Minds On Climate Change
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Melissa Pamer / 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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Jason Leopold / Al Jazeera America:
EXCLUSIVE: EMAILS REVEAL CLOSE GOOGLE RELATIONSHIP WITH NSA  —  National Security Agency head and Internet giant's executives have coordinated through high-level policy discussions  —  Email exchanges between National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Google executives Sergey Brin …
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Anti-Anal Sex Lawmaker Steve Hickey Makes His Crudest Analogy Yet (VIDEO)  —  To say that Steve Hickey is repulsed by anal sex is to say that South Dakota winters are a bit cold.  —  But the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based pastor and member of the state's House of Representatives managed to outdo himself on Monday …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
So Many Jihadists Are Flocking to Libya, It's Becoming ‘Scumbag Woodstock’  —  Leaders from at least three of al Qaeda's most virulent affiliates are now in Libya.  What are they planning there?  —  In the nearly 20 months since the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks …
Roque Planas / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC Celebrates Cinco De Mayo In Worst Possible Way  —  MSNBC tried its hand at cultural commentary on Monday with a Cinco de Mayo segment featuring a stereotypical portrayal of a stumbling Mexican by a reporter pretending to guzzle tequila straight from the bottle.
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Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
Here's A Cringeworthy Video Of What MSNBC Thinks Cinco De Mayo Is About
ThinkProgress:
Senate Candidate Belittles His Opponent As Just A Young Woman Who Has No Life Experience  —  Matt Bevin campaigning in Lexington.  —  CREDIT: Scott Keyes  —  MADISONVILLE, Kentucky — Senate candidate Matt Bevin doesn't think much of his potential Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Supreme Court gives its blessing for prayer at town meetings.  Get ready for a lot more Jesus in your life.  —  The most important turn in Monday's Supreme Court ruling in Town of Greece v. Galloway—a case that probes the constitutionality of explicitly religious prayer in legislative sessions …
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David Freedlander / The Daily Beast:
Happy Huckabee Gets Mad  —  In 2007, Mike Huckabee stood impassively on a Republican presidential debate stage while Mitt Romney tried to embarrass him.  A program that Huckabee had instituted in Arkansas gave undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children the right …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Yahoo! News
Jonathan Shorman / Springfield News-Leader:
Shouting protestors shut down Senate, some arrested  —  Protestors disrupt Senate News-Leader  —  JEFFERSON CITY - For about an hour this morning, Medicaid expansion demonstrators shut down the Senate, shouting and praying as police led them away.  —  Organizers said at least 15 people …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Washington Post
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
The Tea Party, Revisited  —  Today, the 2014 primary season begins in earnest.  As with 2010 and 2012, there are a fair number of “Tea Party” challenges to Republican incumbents and establishment primary favorites.  Today we see if establishment favorite Thom Tillis can clear the 40 percent benchmark …
 
 
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Mary Bruce / ABC News:
Obama Calls Kidnapping Of Nigerian Girls ‘Heartbreaking’ And ‘Outrageous’
Erin Dooley / ABC News:
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Laura Smith-Spark / CNN:
Swearing off bad language: Russia bans cussing in films, books, music
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Whitney Friedlander / Variety:
Beverly Hills Hotel Loses Oscar Party, More Over Controversy
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Andy McSmith / The Independent:
Collapse in pay lies behind Britain's return to work: Self-employed are hidden victims of recession, report warns
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Paul Roderick Gregory / Forbes:
Putin's ‘Human Rights Council’ Accidentally Posts Real Crimean Election Results
Colin Campbell / The New York Observer:
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Obama Biographer: ‘The World Seems to Disappoint Him’
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Nancy Pelosi calls for split Benghazi panel
 

 
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