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10:30 AM ET, May 14, 2014

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Omaha World-Herald:
Sasse's dominant victory in Senate race affirms Tea Party influence in Nebraska  —  LINCOLN — To Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse, his blowout primary victory is a win for sweeping ideas and the U.S. Constitution.  —  “We were only going to do this (campaign) if we were going to talk about big …
Discussion: Roll Call and Taegan Goddard's …
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CBS News:
Tea party pulls out a modest victory in Nebraska Senate primary  —  Shares -  —  The victory notched by tea party Republicans in the Nebraska Senate race was modest, but they'll take it in a season that has yielded few bright spots so far.  —  Ben Sasse won the GOP nomination for the seat …
Discussion: Hot Air and Wall Street Journal
ABC News:
Tea Party Favorite Wins Nebraska's GOP Primary
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
New Benghazi Investigation Spooks GOP Leaders  —  It's not just the Democrats who are opposed to a new select committee looking into the Benghazi attacks.  Many top Republicans are uneasy, too.  —  Last Wednesday, as the House was preparing for its new investigation into the Benghazi attacks …
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Washington Post:
Rescuing the kidnapped girls should be only a first step for Nigeria to counter Boko Haram  —  THOUGH IT is easily derided as superficial, the social media campaign in support of about 300 girls who were abducted in Nigeria is producing results.  The Ni­ger­ian government has been shamed …
Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
McCain: Send U.S. Special Forces to Rescue Nigerian Girls  —  The hawkish Senator tells The Daily Beast that American forces should #BringBackOurGirls—even if the Nigerian government says no.  —  The United States should send in special forces to rescue the hundreds of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Senate Dems pound Obama judge pick  —  Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday suggested President Obama's nominee for a federal court in Georgia is in trouble.  —  The Democrats said they have deep concerns with Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs's voting record …
Discussion: Althouse
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Rubio hints at 2016 bid even if Bush runs  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) hinted Tuesday he'd run for president even if former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) does.  —  “I think when someone contemplates running for president of the United States, you do so based on a criteria you've established for yourself.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Dana Davidsen / CNN:
Christie: It would be ‘stressful’ to run against Jeb
Discussion: Politico
rubio.senate.gov:
Rubio Proposes Retirement Security Reforms At National Press Club  —  U.S. Senator Marco Rubio  —  “A Secure Retirement for 21st Century Seniors” Remarks As Prepared For Delivery  —  National Press Club Washington, D.C.  —  My mother turned 80 the day I was elected to the U.S. Senate.
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ThinkProgress:
Rubio Can't Name A Single Source Behind His Climate Denialism
Discussion: Daily Kos
Benjy Sarlin / msnbc.com:
Marco Rubio clarifies climate change stance - sort of
Elizabeth Kolbert / New Yorker:
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt: Defending the Drama  —  If you hang around climate scientists, you often hear the saying “Uncertainty is not our friend.”  It came to mind yesterday, when two teams of scientists released papers that reached the same terrifying conclusion.
Mollie Reilly / The Huffington Post:
Idaho's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge  —  A federal judge has ruled that Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.  —  The ruling, handed down by U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Tuesday, followed oral arguments on May 5.  —  Earlier Tuesday, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter …
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Associated Press:
Idaho ban on gay marriage struck down
Discussion: Shakesville and Washington Blade
Kat Stoeffel / New York Magazine:
Harvard's Kennedy School Adds Privilege-Checking to New-Student Orientation  —  The wonks in training at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government will soon be subjected to a new and touchy-feely line of inquiry: Checking Your Privilege 101.  In response to growing demand from student activists …
Discussion: Mediaite, TPNN and The Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
Newark's Voters Choose New Mayor and New Path  —  Councilman Ras Baraka, the fiery scion of a militant poet, was elected mayor of Newark on Tuesday, signaling a likely shift in the direction that New Jersey's largest city had embarked upon for most of the last decade.
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
Forbes:
The Best Small And Midsize Cities For Jobs 2014  —  In the classic television show “The Honeymooners,” many jokes were wrung out of bus driver Ralph Cramden's membership in the International Brotherhood of Loyal Raccoons, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Why Karl Rove Uses Dirty Tricks: They Work  —  Karl Rove reportedly hinted that Hillary Clinton may have brain damage from a fall—then quickly backed away.  His history suggests it's a calculated maneuver.  —  Karl Rove now denies reports that he said Hillary Clinton may have brain damage.
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Travis Gettys / The Raw Story:
Operation American Spring promises to drive Obama from office this Friday  —  Self-styled revolutionary patriots plan to converge on Washington, D.C., this week to drive President Barack Obama and disloyal lawmakers out of office.  —  “We are calling for the removal of Barack Obama …
Washington Post:
Eric Cantor's tea party opponent in Va. primary may be picking up momentum  —  RICHMOND — There was a time when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) sympathized with the tea party's frustration with Washington.  —  Now, he's engaged in open warfare with the GOP's insurgent wing.
Discussion: National Review and Booman Tribune
Cameron Joseph / The Hill:
Rep. John Conyers fails to qualify for ballot  —  Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) won't appear on the Democratic primary ballot after failing to submit enough valid signatures, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett said on Tuesday.  —  “It is my determination that in accordance with the current laws …
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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Misstep in Re-election Filings May Fell Veteran Congressman From Michigan
 
 
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