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2:55 PM ET, May 11, 2014

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CNN:
CNN Poll: Should Obamacare be kept or repealed?  —  Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans want to keep the federal health care law as is, or make some changes to improve it, according to a new national poll.  —  But a CNN/ORC International survey released Sunday also indicates public attitudes …
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Dan Merica / CNN:
In memoir excerpts, Clinton honors her mom  —  Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton honored her late mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham, as her life's biggest influence in excerpts from her upcoming memoir, “Hard Choices,” released Sunday by Vogue magazine.  —  Clinton, whose first grandchild …
Discussion: Politico and Althouse
Dana Davidsen / CNN:
DNC chairwoman: GOP using Benghazi to ‘gin up their base’ ahead of midterms  —  (CNN) - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Republicans are digging up the issue of the 2012 attack in Benghazi to drive turnout this election year.  —  Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee …
Mark Steyn / Steyn Online:
BringBackOurBalls  —  It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria.  Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady …
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Nafeez Ahmed / Guardian:
Behind the rise of Boko Haram - ecological disaster, oil crisis, spy games  —  Islamist militancy in Nigeria is being strengthened by western and regional fossil fuel interests  —  The kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian school girls, and the massacre of as many as 300 civilians in the town of Gamboru Ngala …
Byron Tau / Politico:
Rogers: Foreign policy is ‘more than hashtags and selfies’  —  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers says foreign policy decisions should not be driven by what's happening online - and a more “holistic” approach was needed to terrorism and radicalism.
Discussion: Mediaite
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Rubio: 'I Don't Agree' With ‘Notion’ Of Climate Change  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Sunday said he doesn't believe that human activity is behind climate change.  —  “I don't agree with the notion that some are putting out there, including scientists, that somehow there are actions …
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Benjamin Bell / ABC News:
Sen. Marco Rubio: Yes, I'm Ready to be President  —  He's a 42-year-old freshman senator, but when asked by Jonathan Karl on “This Week” if he's ready to be president, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida answered without hesitation.  —  “I do ... but I think that's true for multiple …
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Secret Service agents pulled off White House patrol to help protect a top official's aide  —  The Secret Service monitored Brenda Allen and her family for months.  The surveillance came after an altercation with her neighbor, who worked for former Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan.
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
Chris Reed / The Daily Caller:
30-year New York Times Science Writer Out After Writing Book About Genetics, Race  —  Nicholas Wade, a British-born science reporter and editor for more than 30 years with The New York Times, is no longer with the newspaper — just days after the release of his latest book …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Jenna Portnoy / Washington Post:
Cantor faces tea party fury in his back yard  —  SHORT PUMP, VA. — Just a few miles from his family home, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) felt the wrath of the tea party Saturday, when activists in his congressional district booed and heckled the second-most powerful House Republican.
CNN:
Obama congratulates Michael Sam, first openly gay player drafted by NFL  —  (CNN) — President Barack Obama congratulated Michael Sam on Saturday for being the first openly gay football player taken in the National Football League draft, the White House said in a statement.
Discussion: New York Times, Towleroad and Rumproast
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Betsy Klein / ABC News:
Obama Congratulates Michael Sam, White House Says
Discussion: Associated Press
Politico:
$474M for 4 failed Obamacare exchanges  —  Nearly half a billion dollars in federal money has been spent developing four state Obamacare exchanges that are now in shambles - and the final price tag for salvaging them may go sharply higher.  —  Each of the states - Massachusetts, Oregon …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
 
 
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