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7:45 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.
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.
Discussion: CNN
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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 …
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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
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
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Nancy Pelosi calls for split Benghazi panel  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the select committee probing the attack in Benghazi should be split equally between Democrats and Republicans.  —  “If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan,” Pelosi said in a Tuesday morning statement.
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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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 …
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.
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
Erin Dooley / ABC News:
Suspicious Car Led to White House Lockdown  —  The White House went on lockdown this afternoon around 4:40 p.m. after a car somehow made it past the barricades on Pennsylvania Avenue, authorities said.  —  Security officials closed the gates, cleared the North Lawn, and asked occupants …
Discussion: WGGB-TV
Laura Smith-Spark / CNN:
Swearing off bad language: Russia bans cussing in films, books, music  —  (CNN) — Thinking about making a film?  Better leave out the foul language if you want it to be seen in Russia.  The same goes for plays.  Even rock stars will need to leave their potty mouths at home.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Mediaite
Globe and Mail:
Ford turns back from United States  —  After announcing he was taking time off to go to rehab, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford boarded a plane to Chicago last Thursday, landed, but then turned around before officially entering the United States.  —  “He voluntarily withdrew his application to enter the USA …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Host Wants TV Meteorologists To Ask Obama About Benghazi Today (VIDEO)  —  What does the weather have to do with Benghazi?  —  Dana Perino, co-host of Fox News' “The Five,” challenged meteorologists on Monday to ask Obama the tough questions on the 2012 attacks in Libya.
Mary Bruce / ABC News:
Obama Calls Kidnapping Of Nigerian Girls ‘Heartbreaking’ And ‘Outrageous’  —  ABC News' Ginger Zee and Mary Bruce report:  —  Speaking out for the first time on the horrific kidnapping, President Obama on Tuesday called the abduction of the Nigerian school girls “heartbreaking” and “outrageous.”
 
 
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