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11:50 AM ET, May 10, 2014

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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: 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
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
One year later, Republicans put IRS probe on the backburner  —  A year after it began, the IRS targeting controversy has been overtaken by the Benghazi attacks on the oversight agenda of House Republicans.  —  While Republicans are convinced that the Obama administration is stonewalling …
Discussion: Politico
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Bill Carter / New York Times:
A Successor to ‘Colbert’ Is Named  —  What comes after “The Colbert Report”?  —  On Comedy Central it will be “The Minority Report” and the host will be the “senior black correspondent” from “The Daily Show” — otherwise known as Larry Wilmore.  —  Comedy Central has concluded a deal …
Max Brantley / Arkansas Blog, Arkansas Times:
Judge Chris Piazza invalidates Arkansas's same-sex marriage ban  —  Circuit Judge Chris Piazza today invalidated the Arkansas ban on same-sex marriage and recognition of marriages legally entered by same-sex couples in other states.  —  An appeal is expected.
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Arkansas Judge Strikes Down State Ban On Same-Sex Marriage
Andrew Demillo / Associated Press:   Arkansas Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Man on TV dating show reveals killing first wife, lover  —  A 62-year-old man looking for a wife on a TV dating show stunned the host and studio audience by revealing that he had murdered his first wife and later killed a lover with an ax during an argument.
Tina Brown / The Daily Beast:
How Monica Lewinsky Changed the Media  —  Monica Lewinsky's ‘Vanity Fair’ article reluctantly plunges us straight back into the frothing world of '90s gossip.  It may be painful but it answers so many questions about today's media.  —  The Monica Lewinsky confessional in Vanity Fair brings …
Discussion: Instapundit and Althouse
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Paul Diverges From His Party Over Voter ID  —  MEMPHIS — Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky broke Friday with fellow Republicans who have pushed for stricter voting laws as a way to crack down on fraud at the polls, saying that the focus on such measures alienates and insults African-Americans and hurts the party.
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.
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 …
Discussion: America Rising
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 and NPR
Randy Holmes / Toronto Star:
Rob Ford: One wild night in March  —  Fresh from Hollywood, two months before rehab, Rob Ford and his felon pals hook up again for drink, drugs and astonishing invective  —  Mayor Rob Ford, left, receives gentle treatment from host Jimmy Kimmel during a March 3 appearance on the comedian's late-night talk show.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Real Africa  —  In 2005, Binyavanga Wainaina published a brilliantly sarcastic essay in Granta called “How to Write About Africa,” advising people on how to sound spiritual and compassionate while writing a book about the continent.  —  “Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title,” Wainaina advised.
 
 
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Brendan Nyhan / New York Times:
Forget Benghazi. Clinton's Real Problem Is Obama Fatigue.
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Nicole Winfield / Associated Press:
POPE URGES ‘LEGITIMATE REDISTRIBUTION’ OF WEALTH
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
There are rumblings Bill Clinton may apologize to wife, Lewinsky
Greg Bluestein / Political Insider blog:
AJC Poll: Carter in tight race with Deal, Nunn leading GOP Senate contenders
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
FAA: U.S. Airliner Nearly Collided With Drone in March
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