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6:25 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 …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Hillary Clinton pushes gun control, Obamacare
Discussion: CNN and Washington Free Beacon
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
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
House candidate: I'd ‘rather see’ terror attack than TSA screening  —  A candidate for Congress in Georgia said earlier this year that he'd rather see another terrorist attack on the United States than have Transportation Security Agency screenings at airports.
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
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
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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Juan Williams / The Hill:
House GOP walking into a trap
Discussion: CNN
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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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
How the White House helped Republicans on Benghazi
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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Justin Gillis / New York Times:
Wide Impact of Climate Change Already Seen in U.S., Study Says  —  The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
White House Hopes Report Will Change GOP Minds On Climate Change
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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
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 …
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
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
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
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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New York Times:
A Defeat for Religious Neutrality
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Reaction
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
 
 
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Laura Smith-Spark / CNN:
Swearing off bad language: Russia bans cussing in films, books, music
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Mediaite
Whitney Friedlander / Variety:
Beverly Hills Hotel Loses Oscar Party, More Over Controversy
Discussion: Firedoglake and Guardian
David Remnick / News Desk:
Putin's Four Dirty Words
Discussion: Mashable and VodkaPundit
Runner's World:
A Running Conversation with John Podesta
Edward Glaeser / The New Republic:
Gary Becker Helped Invent the Economics of Everything
Andy McSmith / The Independent:
Collapse in pay lies behind Britain's return to work: Self-employed are hidden victims of recession, report warns
Discussion: Spectator
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Colin Campbell / The New York Observer:
Michael Grimm: ‘I Really Am One of the Luckiest Members of Congress’
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama Biographer: ‘The World Seems to Disappoint Him’
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Nancy Pelosi calls for split Benghazi panel
Washington Post:
Voting Rights Act fixes should get a vote in the House and Senate
Discussion: National Review
Wall Street Journal:
The Catholic Church and the Convention on Torture
Discussion: National Review
 

 
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