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5:30 PM ET, May 12, 2014

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New York Times:
Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans as Antarctic Ice Melts  —  The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the disintegration, two groups of scientists reported Monday.
Discussion: Gawker, Boing Boing and Gothamist
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Voter Enthusiasm Down Sharply From 2010  —  Republicans, Democrats less enthusiastic about voting  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A majority of U.S. registered voters, 53%, say they are less enthusiastic about voting than in previous elections, while 35% are more enthusiastic.
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
In midterm elections, Democrats can have some hope of retaining control of Senate
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Allen West / Allen B. West:
Focus on Boko Haram right now seems fishy to me  —  I find it interesting that everyone (including the First Lady) is now all up in arms about Boko Haram and their jihadist actions.  After all, we reported on the kidnappings of the girls quite some time ago - this isn't breaking news.
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J.D. Walker / Asheboro Courier Tribune:
Congressional candidate Keith Crisco dies suddenly at home  —  ASHEBORO — Asheboro businessman and congressional candidate, Keith Crisco, died suddenly at his home today.  —  Information is incomplete; however, early information indicates he suffered injuries from a fall around 1 p.m. at his home at 1263 Thayer Drive in Asheboro.
Gabriel Arana / American Prospect:
The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media  —  This article has been corrected.  —  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.
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Chamber of Commerce gives ultimatum to GOP  —  Tom Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the GOP shouldn't even field a presidential candidate in 2016 unless Congress passes immigration reform this year.  —  “If the Republicans don't do it, they shouldn't bother to run a candidate in 2016 …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Chamber Prez: GOP Has No Chance In 2016 If It Blocks Immigration Reform
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Glenn Greenwald Doesn't Share Washington's Love Of Tim Russert  —  Tim Russert was revered inside the Beltway.  When the former “Meet the Press” host died suddenly in 2008, there was no shortage of tributes from his fellow Washingtonians.  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hailed Russert as the …
Discussion: Mediaite
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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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck departing for AHIP
Discussion: RedState and Mediaite
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
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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Hillary and Me  —  The 2008 campaign was a nightmare.  Will 2016 be as bad?
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Ann Coulter's Hashtag Hijacking Of #BringBackOurGirls Backfires Big Time  —  Conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Sunday night joined the band of conservatives mocking the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign, which began as a way to call attention to the 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
Discussion: Gawker
Pamela Engel / Business Insider:
Here Are The Drunkest Countries In The World [MAP]  —  Alcohol consumption varies widely across the globe, and the U.S. stacks up pretty well compared to some other countries.  —  As the map below from the World Health Organization shows, Russians and their neighbors drink more than almost everyone else in the world.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and The Week
New York Times:
Tea Party Activists See Own Groups Among Washington Adversaries  —  WASHINGTON — The still-emerging Tea Party movement is not merely waging war against the Republican establishment this year.  Some of its more heated disputes are coming from within.  —  That struggle is playing out vividly …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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Eliana Johnson / National Review:   Rubio's Resurgence  —  Marco Rubio is flashing across a lot …
TMZ.com:
Jay Z PHYSICALLY ATTACKED by Beyonce's Sister Solange [VIDEO]  —  PHYSICALLY ATTACKED BY BEYONCE'S SISTER [VIDEO]  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Jay Z was ferociously assaulted by Beyonce's sister Solange ... who was wildly kicking and swinging at him inside an elevator ... and the attack was captured on surveillance video ... obtained by TMZ.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Iowa Republican Senate Candidate Still Thinks Iraq Had WMDs  —  Rising Iowa senate candidate Joni Ernst told the Des Moines Register board in a meeting last Friday she still believes Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.  —  “I do have reason to believe there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq,” Ernst said.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
I Checked My Privilege, And It's Doing Just Fine  —  1.2K  —  SHARES  —  Liberals have a new word for what normal people call “success.”  They call it “privilege,” as if a happy, prosperous life is the result of some magic process related to where your great-great-great-grandfather came from.
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.”
 
 
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Daniel Doherty / Townhall.com:
Obama's Job Approval Rating in New Hampshire: 36 Percent
Discussion: Hot Air
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Congressman Agrees Obama Is Killing Veterans, Suggests Obamacare Enrollees Will Be Next
Discussion: The Raw Story and CNN
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
Jobless contend with weight gain as they search for work
Discussion: The Week
Avik Roy / Forbes:
New McKinsey Survey: 74% Of Obamacare Sign-Ups Were Previously Insured
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
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Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Teen's Rape Culture Artwork Banned From High School Exhibition For Being ‘Inappropriate’
Discussion: Feministing
Marist Poll:
5/12: Arkansas: Pryor Leads for U.S. Senate; Hutchinson Ahead for Governor
New York Post:
Our newly efficient IRS
MJ Lee / Politico:
Mitt Romney adviser: Tim Geithner's lying
 

 
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