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9:15 AM ET, May 12, 2014

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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Hillary Clinton Already Answered The Benghazi Question Trey Gowdy Has For Her  —  Video Benghazi Investigation Benghazi Attack Trey Gowdy Investigation Trey Gowdy Benghazi Trey Gowdy Benghazi Questions Trey Gowdy Hillary Clinton Trey Gowdy Benghazi Committee Benghazi Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton Benghazi
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Michael Bloomberg defends Hillary Clinton on Benghazi  —  Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says people who are criticizing Hillary Clinton over her handling of the Benghazi attacks are engaging in “cheap politics,” and that both she and Jeb Bush would be “quality” presidential choices.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hot Air
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Crazy Climate Economics  —  Everywhere you look these days, you see Marxism on the rise.  Well, O.K., maybe you don't — but conservatives do.  If you so much as mention income inequality, you'll be denounced as the second coming of Joseph Stalin; Rick Santorum has declared that any use of the word “class” is “Marxism talk.”
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
GOP goes quiet on ObamaCare  —  House Republicans have no scheduled votes or hearings on ObamaCare, signaling a shift in the party's strategy as the White House rides a wave of good news on the law.  —  Not a single House committee has announced plans to attack the healthcare law in the coming weeks …
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Jenna Portnoy / Washington Post:
Cantor faces tea party fury in his back yard
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
In midterm elections, Democrats can have some hope of retaining control of Senate  —  Senate races are not House races.  —  This seems obvious.  But amid increasing chatter about just how bad the national environment will be for Democrats in midterm elections this fall, it's an important point to remember.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dave Canton / Union-News:
Chicopee woman faces wiretapping charges after allegedly recording her own arrest  —  SPRINGFIELD— A Chicopee woman apparently got a little too loud and belligerent while drinking on Chestnut Street Sunday morning, and refused to cooperate with police when they asked her to quiet down.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Raw Story
MJ Lee / Politico:
Mitt Romney adviser: Tim Geithner's lying  —  The top economic adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Sunday accused Tim Geithner of “lying” in a forthcoming memoir about a private discussion on tax increases they had during the 2012 race.  —  R. Glenn Hubbard …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Gabriel Arana / American Prospect:
The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media  —  On the staff of The American Prospect, I'm the only member of an ethnic minority.  That's not because I bring all the variety the magazine needs, or because the editors don't think diversity is valuable.  Everyone on the masthead of this liberal publication …
Discussion: National Review
CNN:
Donald Sterling tells Anderson Cooper: I was ‘baited’ into ‘a terrible mistake’  —  Clips from the exclusive interview with Donald Sterling will be released on CNN.com and “New Day” in the early morning.  Watch Anderson Cooper's full interview with Sterling at 8 p.m. ET Monday on “AC360” on CNN.
Rand Paul / New York Times:
Show Us the Drone Memos  —  WASHINGTON — I BELIEVE that killing an American citizen without a trial is an extraordinary concept and deserves serious debate.  I can't imagine appointing someone to the federal bench, one level below the Supreme Court, without fully understanding …
Discussion: Lawfare and Vox Popoli
NBC News:
Southern Democrats Competitive Despite Rough Midterm Climate - NBC News  —  Democratic candidates are holding their own in three key Senate races despite a daunting political environment for their party in the upcoming midterm electi...
Ruth R. Wisse / Wall Street Journal:
The Closing of the Collegiate Mind  —  Opponents of free speech have chalked up many campus victories lately as ideological conformity marches on.  —  There was a time when people looking for intellectual debate turned away from politics to the university.
Emmarie Huetteman / New York Times:
Rubio on a Presidential Bid, and Climate Change  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Marco Rubio on Sunday said he was ready to be president, becoming the second potential Republican candidate recently to drop big hints about 2016 as he vies for early attention in a crowded field of maybes.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Benjamin Bell / ABC News:
Sen. Marco Rubio: Yes, I'm Ready to be President
 
 
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P. J. O'Rourke / The Daily Beast:
Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Hagel ‘Open’ to Reviewing Military's Ban on Transgender People
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Scott Kaufman / The Raw Story:
Jindal: ‘The war over religious liberty is a war over free speech’
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