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5:45 PM 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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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“Karl Rove has deceived the country for years, but there are no words for this level of lying...  [Hillary] is 100 per cent.  Period."  —  A Hillary spokesperson reacts to Karl Rove's planting of doubts about the soundness of Hillary's brain.  Here's what Rove said:
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Plouffe: Clinton even more formidable now  —  Former Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe said Hillary Clinton will be more formidable as a 2016 presidential candidate than she was in 2008.  —  “Does Hillary Clinton run?  If she does, I'm sure that, on our side, there'll be a Democrat …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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 …
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Ex-Clinton Press Secretary: I'd Bet Hillary Won't Run For President
Discussion: Liberaland, Mediaite and OnPolitics
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Lindsey Graham: ‘No reason’ to worry about Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Carly Sitzer / In Touch Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE — Alec Baldwin Arrested in New York For Disorderly Conduct  —  New details have emerged from a source in the NYPD, who confirms to In Touch that Alec Baldwin was given two summonses after he was caught riding his bicycle in the wrong direction.  —  “He was stopped by officers for riding the wrong way on a street.
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J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Alec Baldwin Arrested After Biking the Wrong Way in Manhattan
Discussion: Guardian
ThinkProgress:
Rubio Can't Name A Single Source Behind His Climate Denialism  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was unable to name a single source when asked on Tuesday to name the information he is reading that has led him to recently further cement himself as a denier of human-caused climate change.
Discussion: Daily Kos and AEIdeas
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Washington Post:
Marco Rubio makes a wrong turn on climate change
Juliet Lapidos / New York Times:
Marco Rubio Disqualifies Himself
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.
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 …
ThinkProgress:
Anti-Gay Leader Describes Michael Sam Kiss As ‘Graphic Political Statement’  —  The drafting of Michael Sam into the NFL was an historic moment, but reactions to the first openly gay NFL player kissing his boyfriend in celebration made for a story of their own.
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Ben Domenech / The Federalist:   Why Michael Sam's Draft Position Makes Sense
Larry Parsons / Mercury News:
Panetta lecture panel weighs in on Snowden, Benghazi  —  lparsons@montereyherald.com @LParsons69 on Twitter  —  Monterey >> A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who helped reveal the “global surveillance system” leaked by former NSA-contractor Edward Snowden stood next to an old CIA hand …
Discussion: Power Line, Sister Toldjah and Hot Air
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Morell endorses House Benghazi committee
Discussion: RedState and National Review
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
‘West Wing’ Uncensored: Aaron Sorkin, Rob Lowe, More Look Back on Early Fears, Long Hours, Contract Battles and the Real Reason for Those Departures  —  Sidney Poitier was the first choice for president; Bill Clinton was a fan; and Sorkin and Tommy Schlamme created a show …
Lindsey Graham / The Post and Courier:
Charleston County Republicans censure U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham  —  Charleston County Republicans fought among themselves Monday night before deciding to issue a “censure” of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for not being Republican enough.  —  The vote was immediately criticized …
Harvard News:
Even as Harvard Group Drops Sponsorship, Black Mass Underway at Hong Kong  —  Although the Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club dropped its sponsorship of a reenactment of a satanic “black mass” ritual earlier in the night, members of the New York-based Satanic Temple gathered …
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The Boston Globe:
Amid outcry, black mass at Harvard is called off
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 …
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
The Totally Misleading Way The GOP Plans To Attack Obamacare Next  —  One of the next big tests for Obamacare's long-term viability — matched only perhaps by whether people actually like their new coverage — is what happens to health insurance premiums in 2015.
KMOV-TV:
News 4 investigates: Workers paid taxpayer dollars to do nothing  —  (KMOV.com) - News 4 dug for answers after finding out workers in Wentzville are being paid do nothing at a facility where they are supposed to be processing paper applications of those signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Eliot A. Cohen / Wall Street Journal:
A Selfie-Taking, Hashtagging Teenage Administration  —  The Obama crowd too often responds to critics and to world affairs like self-absorbed adolescents.  —  As American foreign policy continues its long string of failures—not a series of singles and doubles, as President Obama asserted …
David Weigel / Slate:
Rand Paul Is Giving Up on Voter ID.  Who's Next?  —  Rand Paul really has had an excellent May.  He flew into Charlotte last week for an eleventh-hour rally with Greg Brannon, an inexperienced but passionate candidate who'd osmosed in the Paul family's politics.
Chris Randolph / Courthouse News Service:
Five Months in Solitary for a Traffic Ticket  —  NEW ORLEANS (CN) - Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents held a Mexican citizen in solitary confinement for five months after beating him and denying him medical treatment, the man claims in Federal Court.
Discussion: Liberaland and The Raw Story
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Hunter Biden to Ukraine gas board  —  “The company's strategy is aimed at the strongest concentration of professional staff and the introduction of best corporate practices, and we're delighted that Mr. Biden is joining us to help us achieve these goals,” Alan Apter, Burisma Holdings' chairman …
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Liberalism and the NBA locker room  —  In a comment on my post about the punishment of the NFL player who was offended by Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on national television, and expressed his disapproval publicly, John says the NFL's reaction shows that modern liberalism has nothing …
 
 
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