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8:50 AM ET, May 17, 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 …
The Daily Caller:   Exclusive: SunTrust Cuts Business Ties With Benham Brothers After Conservative Views Attacked
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.
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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.
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.
Discussion: Power Line and Mediaite
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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
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
What ‘Hard Work U’ Can Teach Elite Schools  —  'We don't do debt here,' says College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis.  —  Point Lookout, Mo.  —  Looking for the biggest bargain in higher education?  I think I found it in this rural Missouri town, 40 miles south of Springfield, nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
VA Secretary Eric Shinseki needs to go  —  Eric Shinseki has served his country honorably as a twice-wounded officer in Vietnam, as Army chief of staff and finally as President Obama's secretary of veterans affairs.  —  But his maddeningly passive response to the scandal roiling his agency suggests …
Discussion: The Dish
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Lawmakers seek to kill Pentagon contracts with Russian firms  —  The Pentagon would be forbidden from using U.S. tax dollars on contracts with the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport under a new, bipartisan bill.  —  The Russian Weapons Embargo Act of 2014 is the latest of several efforts …
Discussion: Fox News
Washington Post:
Federal health-care subsidies may be too high or too low for more than 1 million Americans  —  The government may be paying incorrect subsidies to more than 1 million Americans for their health plans in the new federal insurance marketplace and has been unable so far to fix the errors …
Discussion: Fox News
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Michelle Obama: Talk about race  —  Marking the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, First Lady Michelle Obama said on Friday that racial and other prejudices still plague the nation and she called on young people to lead the way forward.
Discussion: CNN
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
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
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
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 …
 
 
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