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8:40 PM ET, May 10, 2014

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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Why Lois Lerner Should Be Granted Immunity  —  In this week's episode of the Capitol Hill soap opera, Lois Lerner, the apparatchik at the center of the IRS jihad against conservative groups, was at long, long last held in contempt of Congress.  Amid the farce, the House's IRS probe is floundering.
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Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
GOP will start Benghazi probe without Dems after Nancy Pelosi rejects committee rules  —  CONGRESS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DEMOCRATIC PARTY JOHN BOEHNER NATIONAL SECURITY NANCY PELOSI BENGHAZI PENNAVE TERRORISM LIBYA  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has rejected the terms …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Speaker Boehner stacks special Benghazi committee with lawyers
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
One year later, Republicans put IRS probe on the backburner
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Biden delivers ‘Elizabeth Warren-type speech’ at fundraiser  —  Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden appeared at a closed-door fundraiser in South Carolina Friday and delivered what one attendee called “an Elizabeth Warren-type speech” about the struggles of America's middle class …
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Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Biden takes shot at Clintons in SC  —  Vice President Joe Biden gave a closed-door speech Friday to South Carolina Democrats that included a shot at the Clintons.  —  Biden, a potential 2016 candidate, said the unraveling of middle-class financial security began in “the later years …
Discussion: Liberaland
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Republicans Tighten Grip on Debates in 2016 Race  —  MEMPHIS — The Republican National Committee moved Friday to seize control of the presidential primary debates in 2016, another step in a coordinated effort by the party establishment to reshape the nominating process.
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James Hohmann / Politico:
GOP leaders reconsider Rand Paul
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ThinkProgress:
Saturday's Illegal Cliven Bundy-Endorsed ATV Rally Runs Through Sacred American Indian Sites  —  Matt Lee-Ashley is a Senior Fellow with the Public Lands Project at the Center for American Progress.  —  This Aug. 11, 2009 photo shows a restored cliff dwelling south of Blanding, Utah.
Ellen Weinstein / Wall Street Journal:
How to Trick the Guilty and Gullible into Revealing Themselves  —  It starts with a basic understanding of game theory and incentives  —  King Solomon built the First Temple in Jerusalem and was known throughout the land for his wisdom.  —  David Lee Roth fronted the rock band Van Halen …
Discussion: Althouse and Marginal REVOLUTION
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Ted Cruz, the reckless accuser  —  Sen. Ted Cruz, in a speech to fellow conservatives at the Federalist Society this week, provided detailed evidence of what the right calls the “lawlessness” of the Obama administration.  —  The Texas Republican, in his latest McCar­thyesque flourish …
Discussion: Althouse
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Wis. prosecutors abuse the law for partisan ends  —  U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, revolted by the police-state arrogance of some elected prosecutors, has stopped a partisan abuse of law enforcement that was masquerading as political hygiene.  Last Tuesday, Randa halted the corruption …
Discussion: Instapundit
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
WHITE HOUSE TO FOCUS ON ROAD, BRIDGE REPAIR  —  You are here  —  Home » United States government » White House to focus on road, bridge repair  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out, the White House was preparing to press Congress next week to keep money flowing …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
U.S. Officers Kill Armed Civilians in Yemen Capital  —  WASHINGTON — A United States Special Operations commando and a Central Intelligence Agency officer in Yemen shot and killed two armed Yemeni civilians who tried to kidnap them while the Americans were in a barber shop in the country's capital …
Discussion: emptywheel
 
 
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