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10:50 AM ET, May 13, 2014

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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Karl Rove: Hillary Clinton might have brain injury  —  Republican strategist Karl Rove suggested last week that Hillary Clinton suffers from brain damage, according to a new report.  —  The New York Post's Page Six section reported Monday that Rove, appearing at a conference …
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Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Karl Rove disputes Hillary Clinton remarks  —  Karl Rove never explicitly said that Hillary Clinton had brain damage, the Republican strategist said Tuesday morning on Fox News.  —  “I never used that phrase,” Rove said when asked about a New York Post report that said he suggested …
Discussion: Daily Kos
David Keys / The Independent:
Exclusive: Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus's flagship the Santa Maria  —  Shipwreck found off coast of Haiti thought to be one of the most significant underwater discoveries in history  —  More than five centuries after Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria …
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
The IRS scandal for dummies  —  Paul Caron holds down the fort at the TaxProf Blog.  On his site he has provided daily compilations of news stories and editorial commentary bearing on the IRS scandal over the past year.  He has not otherwise made his point of view on the scandal apparent.
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Paul L. Caron / USA Today:
The media ignore IRS scandal: Column
Discussion: TaxProf Blog and Instapundit
Michael Parsons / The Irish Times:
Letters to priest provide rare insight into life of Jackie Kennedy  —  A 14-year correspondence with Fr Joseph Leonard reveal thoughts about marriage to President John F Kennedy and reaction to his assassination  —  Jackie Kennedy's long and close correspondence with a Dublin priest gives …
Discussion: The Week
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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.
Reed Abelson / New York Times:
More Insured, but the Choices Are Narrowing  —  In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network — or pay much more for the privilege of going to any provider they want.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Hot Air
Wiley Online Library:
Widespread, rapid grounding line retreat of Pine Island, Thwaites, Smith and Kohler glaciers, West Antarctica from 1992 to 2011.†  —  Additional Information Author Information  —  University of California Irvine, Dept. Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, USA
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Michael Paterniti / GQ Magazine Online:
The Man Who Knows Too Much  —  He works at the white-hot center of the media universe as the most reliable source for NSA surveillance scoops.  He talks to Edward Snowden most days and has full access to the complete archive.  And while Glenn Greenwald has spent the past year publishing revelations …
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Glenn Greenwald Doesn't Share Washington's Love Of Tim Russert
Discussion: legacy.com and Prairie Weather
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Jeb 2016: The Bush battle within  —  Jeb Bush's decision whether to run for president in 2016 is being driven by competing impulses within his own family.  On one side is his eldest son, George P., who's unabashedly and publicly supportive of his father's potential candidacy.
Adam Weinstein / Gawker:
Here Is a Collection of Twitter Trolls Teaching Photoshop to Ann Coulter  —  Ann Coulter's bulls**t conservative troll game is slipping.  In her zeal to land a jab against... Twitter?  Michelle Obama?  Nigerian schoolgirls?... she opened a door for her detractors, and they jumped through …
Diane Dimond / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Michael Jackson Hit With New Sex Abuse Claim  —  The star of a 1987 Pepsi ad featuring Michael Jackson has joined a suit against the singer's estate, alleging that Jackson sexually abused him for years.  —  And then there were five.  The Daily Beast has learned that another man …
Larry J. Sabato / Politico:
In 2014, Will We See a GOP Ripple or Tsunami?  —  The big question for 2014: Will we see a GOP ripple ... or a tsunami?  —  Last week, Republican primary voters passed their first Senate test, producing a North Carolina nominee, Thom Tillis, who is merely imperfect, not catastrophic.
Discussion: Washington Post
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP blocks energy bill, scuttling vote on Keystone XL pipeline  —  Senate Republicans on Monday blocked bipartisan-energy efficiency legislation and derailed a promised vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, striking a blow against two Democratic incumbents facing tough re-election races.
Shane Goldmacher / NationalJournal.com:
Carl DeMaio Apologizes for Lifted Pension Report  —  After plagiarizing a National Journal investigative project to make a case against his opponent, the California Republican says he's “mortified.”  —  Carl DeMaio(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) … SHARE THIS STORY  —  SHARE THIS STORY
Mike Schwartz / CNN:
Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert sentenced to six years in prison in bribery scandal  —  Jerusalem (CNN) — Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for taking bribes while mayor of Jerusalem.  —  Olmert was also fined 1 million shekels (about $289,000), Israeli state radio IB reported.
Richard Ingham / Agence France-Presse:
Electrical stimulation of brain alters dreams  —  Paris (AFP) - Scientists on Sunday said they had used a harmless electrical current to modify sleep so that an individual has “lucid dreams,” a particularly powerful form of dreaming.  —  The discovery provides insights into the mechanism of dreaming …
Washington Post:
Marco Rubio makes a wrong turn on climate change  —  SEN. MARCO Rubio (Fla.), whom many presume to be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said two things Sunday about climate change.  Only one could fit into a presidential campaign worth taking seriously.
Gerald F. Seib / Wall Street Journal:
Why Democrats Are Courting Women Voters  —  All voters are equal, of course, but sometimes some voters are more equal than others.  —  And in 2014, to Democrats, women voters are the most equal of all.  More than any other group, women, and college-educated women in particular …
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
In Syria, Tehran declares victory  —  Researching and writing about the interim nuclear agreement with Iran, I have found Iranian authorities to be a more reliable guide than the Obama administration.  I may be overstating the phenomenon, but if so, not by much.
Discussion: Commentary Magazine
Staci Zaretsky / Above the Law:
In What State Do Courthouse Janitors Make More Money Than Prosecutors?  —  Some people go to law school not in the hope of making buckets of cash, but to bring justice to their communities.  With long hours and low pay, being a government attorney is a noble pursuit.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Dems mistake 8 million sign-ups as happiness with Obamacare  —  BARACK OBAMA OBAMACARE 2014 ELECTIONS NANCY PELOSI  —  There's been a dramatic turnaround in some Democrats' thinking about Obamacare and the 2014 elections.  Where lawmakers once sought to avoid blame for their national health care overhaul …
Discussion: Washington Post
 
 
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Morell endorses House Benghazi committee
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Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
McAuliffe calls for review of abortion clinic regulations
Associated Press:
Judge expresses concerns over Casey Kasem's safety
Michael Kinsley / Vanity Fair:
That Old Flack Magic
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Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Bill would prohibit lawmakers from flying in first-class seats
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Associated Press polices story length
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Tinder app ‘hookups’ can ruin self-esteem in girls
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Francesca Chambers / Daily Mail:
White House wanted Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to LIE to the public about social security being behind the deficit
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
When will Boehner turn to immigration?
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Huckabee Wants To Impeach Judge Who Struck Down Ark. Gay Marriage Ban
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
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