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10:05 PM ET, May 16, 2014

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Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
SunTrust Reverses Decision On Conservative Benham Brothers  —  After an uproar from conservative customers, SunTrust Banks announced Friday afternoon that the decision to end its relationship with real estate entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham had been reversed.
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Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Exclusive: SunTrust Cuts Business Ties With Benham Brothers After Conservative Views Attacked  —  First they lost their television show.  Now the Benham brothers say they are losing their business.  —  SunTrust Banks is cutting ties with would-be reality stars David and Jason Benham …
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Right Wing Watch
The Daily Caller:   Exclusive: SunTrust Cuts Business Ties With Benham Brothers After Conservative Views Attacked
Cheryl K. Chumley / Washington Times:
Operation American Spring falls flat: ‘This is very disappointing,’ Texan says  —  Operation American Spring, billed as a Friday morning multi-million patriot march on Washington, D.C., to oust leadership from the nation's capital — from President Obama to House Speaker John Boeher — has proven woefully below expectations.
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Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Tens Of Millions Somehow Fail To Turn Out For ‘Operation American Spring’  —  It's still early, but it appears safe to say that tens of millions of people will not be turning out to participate in “Operation American Spring - Beginning Of Tyranny Housecleaning,” which kicked off Friday in Washington, D.C.
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Jill Abramson, ousted New York Times editor, pulls out of attending Brandeis commencement  —  WALTHAM, Mass. — Jill Abramson, the recently ousted executive editor of The New York Times, has backed out of attending Brandeis (BRAN'-dys) University's commencement.
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
The NYT's Game of Thrones: How the Top Journalism Job Was Dangled at Guardian Editor
Daniel Malloy / Political Insider blog:
In Georgia, John Lewis is now the last word in federal judgeships  —  U.S. Rep. John Lewis was the keynote speaker at Emory University's 2014 spring commencement this week.  Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com  —  Things aren't looking good for Michael Boggs, the state court of appeals judge whose nomination …
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Manu Raju / Politico:
GOP war revived in Georgia
Manuel Perez / CNN:
Editors' note  —  (CNN) — CNN has discovered multiple instances of plagiarism by Marie-Louise Gumuchian, a former CNN news editor.  She wrote frequently about international news, writing and reporting about Africa, Europe, and the Middle East from our London bureau.
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The case for skepticism about climate scientists.  —  Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio came under attack this week for refusing to submit to scientific authority.  “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it,” he said in an interview with Jonathan Karl.
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Marco Rubio demanded people look at the science on abortion. So we did.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Obamacare Caused This Clinic To Close, And Its Doctors Couldn't Be Happier  —  On the last Wednesday in January, the RotaCare Tacoma free clinic in Washington state put away the chairs in the university janitor's lunchroom where it had made its home and closed its doors for the last time.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Tim Grieve / NationalJournal.com:
Why We're Changing Our Comments Policy  —  At National Journal, we believe that public service is a noble calling; that ideas matter; and that trustworthy information about politics and policy will lead to wiser decisions in the national interest.  Those principles are reflected in everything we do …
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Eric Cantor won't allow immigration on NDAA  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will block attempts next week to include a measure on a must-pass defense policy bill that would legalize young undocumented immigrants who serve in the military.  —  A spokesman confirmed Friday that the legislation …
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Ore. Senate hopeful accused of stalking boyfriend  —  Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby was accused by her ex-boyfriend last year of “stalking” him, entering his home without his permission and “harassing” his employees, according to a Portland, Oregon police report.
David Dayen / The New Republic:
Somehow, Activists Have Put Protecting Net Neutrality Back on the Agenda  —  A principle that seemed all but dead is making a comeback  —  When Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler initially proposed rules to allow telecoms to charge Internet companies for access to a …
Daily Dot:
These companies spend the most money to kill net neutrality  —  With the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to move forward with a controversial proposal that threatens net neutrality and the open Internet, lobbying activity looks like it has reached a fevered pitch.
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Dem Senator: Boko Haram Is Not Islamist  —  New Hampshire senator Jeanne Shaheen says Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group that has kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls from their families and forced them to convert to Islam, should not be confused with Islam.  The Democrat made the point in a Thursday hearing.
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Bridget Johnson / The PJ Tatler:
State Dept. Official: ‘Just Not Accurate’ to Characterize Boko Haram as Muslim
Nick Spinetto / WMUR:
Wolfeboro residents demand commissioner resign over racial slur  —  A police commissioner in a predominantly white New Hampshire town said he won't apologize for calling President Barack Obama the N-word, and he sat with his arms crossed while angry residents at a meeting called for his resignation on Thursday.
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Poll: 70 percent support voter ID laws  —  Seven in 10 registered voters are in favor of identification laws in order to root out fraud at the ballot box, according to a Fox News poll released this week.  —  The survey found majority support in every major demographic, including black voters and Democrats.
Simon Maloy / Salon:
One Percent's latest crybaby shtick: Why Koch brothers can't whine about Harry Reid  —  But by being political players, Kochs want to have it both ways  —  Harry Reid is a troll.  He's an effective majority leader and he knows how to work within the sticky labyrinth of official DC to get things done, but he's also a troll.
emptywheel:
Announcement  —  This is just a quick announcement that I have ended my affiliation with First Look/The Intercept.  My departure was voluntary and amicable.  —  To anticipate questions some may ask, my departure from The Intercept doesn't relate to anything I wrote or didn't write about Ukraine.
Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
House Speaker's Spokesman: No “Commitment” To Pass Immigration Reform  —  White House advisor Valerie Jarrett said the administration had received assurances from Speaker John Boehner.  UPDATE: Jarrett tweets Boehner had made a “commitment to trying.”  —  White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett
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Mark Landler / New York Times:
Mideast Peace Effort Pauses to Let Failure Sink In
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Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
The Case Against the Bernanke-Obama Financial Rescue
Terry Baynes / Reuters:
California consumers say duped by Blue Shield's limited Obamacare plans
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Timothy Egan / New York Times:
The Commencement Bigots  —  It's commencement season …
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Hillary Clinton Enjoys Lovefest On “The View”
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Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
The Arkansas Race Is Not Over Yet
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Brendan Nyhan / New York Times:
Democrats Have Advantage on Issues, but It Won't Save Them in November
Discussion: ABC News
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate to vote on lawyer who authored drone strike memos
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Two Points on Abramson
Larry O'Connor / Independent Journal Review:
Head Of ‘Benghazi Truth Squad’ Comes Up Short On Answers To Basic Questions
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