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7:50 AM ET, May 9, 2014

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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
What Timothy Geithner Really Thinks  —  “This is kind of like a hearing,” Timothy Geithner said, swaying uncomfortably, face scrunched and hair perfectly tousled.  “Do you guys always do it this way?”  —  The former Treasury secretary was looking up from behind a long desk at his audience …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Clinton: Even Killing Goldman Sachs CEO Wouldn't Satisfy ‘Blood Lust’
Discussion: Balloon Juice and New York Times
Rich Lowry / Politico:
The Benghazi Deniers  —  At last we have a Benghazi scandal that Democrats are willing to acknowledge — House Speaker John Boehner's decision to form a select committee to investigate the administration's handling of the 2012 terror attack in Libya.  —  This has been the occasion for outrage …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
Rank-And-File Democrats Nervous About Boycotting Benghazi Select Committee
Discussion: Washington Post
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg View:
‘Check Your Privilege’ Means ‘Shut Your Mouth’  —  We've all known forever that Princeton University is a place of many privileges.  It has recently gotten a new one: Starting an argument from there, filled with conservative sentiments and anecdotes, is now a surefire way to command the attention of the Internet.
Discussion: National Review
Matthew Rothschild / The Progressive:
Obama Threatens Pulitzer Prize-Winner  —  James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winner at the New York Times, may face jail time on a federal contempt of court charge if he doesn't release the identity of one of his confidential sources.  —  The Bush Administration's Justice Department tried to pry …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Washington Post:
U.S. criticizes racist North Korean screed against Obama  —  The White House on Thursday sharply condemned a lengthy and racist North Korean screed against President Obama, calling the rhetoric from Pyongyang “particularly ugly and disrespectful.”  —  The rebuke came in response …
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Democrats Fundraise Off Book Advocating Impeachment of Obama  —  Next month former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy will publish his book Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment.  And already the Democratic party is trying to raise money off the title.
Politico:
Ex-NSA chief Keith Alexander seeks post-Snowden second act  —  Former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm for financial institutions looking to address cybersecurity threats, POLITICO has learned.  —  Less than two months since his retirement …
Discussion: emptywheel
ThinkProgress:
How Cable News Covered The Landmark Climate Change Report  —  On Tuesday, the federal government released the National Climate Assessment (NCA), the definitive account of climate change's already-occurring impacts on the U.S., and of how those impacts will only be felt more acutely as time goes on.
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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Miami Finds Itself Ankle-Deep in Climate Change Debate
Discussion: Gawker
Suzanne Goldenberg / Guardian:
Why are so many white men trying to save the planet without the rest of us?  —  Climate change affects minorities and women, the elderly and the poor.  But the leadership of the environmental movement is pale and male.  That doesn't look like progress  —  The future of the environmental movement isn't pale and male.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Dish
Ayaan Hirsi Ali / Wall Street Journal:
Boko Haram and the Kidnapped Schoolgirls  —  The Nigerian terror group reflects the general Islamist hatred of women's rights.  When will the West wake up?  —  Since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria last month, the meaning of Boko Haram—the name used by the terrorist group …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Katie Little / CNBC:
Subway CEO: How I'd solve the minimum wage debate  —  In the nearly four decades since co-founding Subway, CEO Fred DeLuca's seen a seismic shift in the restaurant industry as consumers gravitate toward fast-casual restaurants and shift toward healthier eating.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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ThinkProgress:
CEO Of Biggest Fast Food Chain Comes Out In Favor Of A Minimum Wage Increase
Discussion: Daily Kos
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Warren Buffett, Joe Nocera and 'Fessing Up to Readers  —  Mistakes are inevitable.  So, too, are newspaper corrections, since newspapers are full of those pesky things known as facts and are produced by human beings, who have a tendency to get things wrong sometimes.
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Wide Majorities Losing Faith In John Roberts' Supreme Court, Want Term Limits  —  An overwhelming majority of voters would support sweeping reforms to the Supreme Court, as trust and confidence in the institution has eroded in recent years, according to a new survey by the Democratic-aligned firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner.
George F. Will / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Thin skins & prayer  —  After the marshal on Monday spoke the traditional “God save the United States and this honorable court,” the Supreme Court ruled that the upstate New York town of Greece does not violate the First Amendment's prohibition of “establishment of religion” by opening its board of supervisors meetings with a prayer.
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Hillary and Jeb: ‘Game of Thrones’ or the Chicago Way?  —  Keeping an office in the family is one Chicago tradition the nation can do without  —  Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass explains why Game of Thrones in politics isn't as funny in Chicago.  —  It's fashionable these days to compare …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Rebecca Traister / The New Republic:
Monica Lewinsky Is the Perfect Person to Kick Off the Conversation About Hillary Clinton's Presidency
Discussion: CANNONFIRE, The Daily Beast and Slate
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
The Harry S. Truman Union Station?  Senators want to rename D.C.'s train hub.  —  Ronald Reagan's name is already on the name of a local airport, so why not also name the train station for a former president?  —  That's what Missouri Sens. Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R) …
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Jamie Dupree / Fox News:
How Much Porn Does It Take to Get Fired at EPA?  —  As a U.S. House committee looked at allegations that a special homeland security unit within the Environmental Protection Agency was blocking investigations by the EPA's Inspector General, lawmakers also veered into other internal probes at that agency …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 
 
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Telegraph:
Jordanian TV guests destroy studio in on-air brawl
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Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Federal Election Commission approves bitcoin donations to political committees
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Report finds one federal layoff from sequester
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Washington Post:
GOP woos Mike Pence for 2016, and Indiana governor says he's ‘listening’
Discussion: Hot Air
Peter Weber / The Week:
Jon Stewart mocks the Clintons, the Bushes, Rick Perry, and the 2016-obsessed media
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Ynetnews:
Ex-atomic agency chief: Netanyahu using scare tactics on Iran nuclear program
Discussion: The Dish and ThinkProgress
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Molly Redden / Mother Jones:
Meet the Sex Hypnotherapist Helping the GOP Retake the Senate
Discussion: The Week and The Raw Story
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Harry Reid's claim that the Koch brothers are ‘one of the main causes’ of climate change
 

 
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