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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton's Benghazi chapter  —  Hillary Clinton offers a detailed account of the deadly attack on the American embassy in Benghazi — and a pointed rebuttal to Republican critics who've laced into her over the incident — in a much-anticipated chapter of her forthcoming book, “Hard Choices,” obtained by POLITICO.
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Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Clinton Writes a Chapter on Benghazi  —  Hillary Clinton's Benghazi strategy is to go on offense, saying that Republicans who make the September 2012 attack a political issue “minimize the sacrifice” of those who died, according to an account from her forthcoming book.
Discussion: Hot Air
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton's Benghazi chapter  —  Clinton also highlights some of the findings of an Accountability Review Board investigation into the attacks, including that there had been security upgrades to the Benghazi compound but that they were “simply inadequate in an increasingly dangerous city.”
Discussion: CNN and Talking Points Memo
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Clinton to talk Benghazi, ‘Hard Choices’  —  Hillary Clinton will face questions about Benghazi, the 2016 presidential election and her new book in a joint interview Fox News has secured for next month.  —  Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren will present the half-hour interview …
Politico:
Dems help upend Obama's scandal playbook  —  President Barack Obama tried to handle the Veterans Affairs scandal like he had all the others.  —  He couldn't.  —  Democrats wouldn't let him.  —  There's a well-worn Obama playbook: Let conservative critics burn hot, put off decisions during …
Discussion: New York Times and USA Today
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Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
President Barack Obama to meet Friday with Eric Shinseki
Discussion: Daily Kos
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Pryor: Shinseki Shouldn't Resign
Washington Post:
Edward Snowden responds to release of e-mail by U.S. officials  —  Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden responded to questions from The Washington Post following the release of an e-mail he had sent while working for the National Security Agency.  —  Q: How do you respond …
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Edward Snowden / IC ON THE RECORD:
Edward J. Snowden email inquiry to the NSA Office of General Counsel
Gov. Steve Beshear / The Huffington Post:
The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky: It's Working  —  For months, critics of the Affordable Care Act boldly vowed to eradicate what they insisted was a failed health reform plan — vows they repeated even as thousands, then tens of thousands and now hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians began …
Discussion: Daily Kos and FatLip
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kff.org:
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: May 2014  —  Liz Hamel, Jamie Firth and Mollyann Brodie … Majority Says They Haven't Been Impacted By ACA; Partisan Divide In Who Reports Being Helped And Hurt  —  With open enrollment closed and the first year of the ACA's coverage expansions underway …
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
No Point at West Point  —  A foreign policy of cliché and equivocation.  —  Even the New York Times found President Obama's speech at West Point yesterday wanting: “The address did not match the hype, was largely uninspiring, lacked strategic sweep and is unlikely to quiet his detractors, on the right or the left.”
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Thomas Lifson / American Thinker:
Obama's West Point Speech signals a presidency in deep trouble
Spencer Platt / NPR:
Transcript And Audio: President Obama's Full NPR Interview
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy Clippers for $2 billion  —  Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with his $2-billion offer setting a record price for an NBA team, The Times has learned.
WSB-TV:
Toddler critically burned during SWAT raid  —  ATLANTA —  A family says a SWAT team raided their home in the middle of the night and seriously injured a 19-month-old boy with a stun grenade.  —  Alecia Phonesavanh told Channel 2's Ryan Young her child is at the Grady Memorial Hospital burn unit …
Nick Gillespie / The Daily Beast:
Libertarianism 3.0; Koch And A Smile  —  The visionary brothers' new paradigm will frustrate the left and alter the right by fusing social tolerance with fiscal responsibility.  —  As a libertarian, I'm always slow to tell people what they should do.  But if you care about politics …
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Big Money, the Koch brothers and me  —  Here's what happens when you try to cover the new oligarchs of American politics.  —  It was a dreary Pacific Northwest evening in February 2012, and President Barack Obama's mood matched the weather.  Despite being among supporters who had gathered …
New York Times:
The Arms Struggle in Chicago  —  The city of Chicago, bedeviled by street gang violence, refuses to give in to ever more restrictive court rulings against enactment of sensible gun safety laws.  The Supreme Court's misguided 2010 decision ended the nearly 30-year-long ban on handguns in Chicago.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Week
Jacob Fischler / BuzzFeed:
House Votes To End DEA Raids On Legal Medical Marijuana Operations  —  “Marijuana does not make people commit crime.  It makes them overeat,” Rep. Steve Cohen said.  The amendment passed 219-189.  —  WASHINGTON — The House passed an amendment late Thursday night to restrict …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Washington Free Beacon:
Press Laughs at Psaki Saying Obama 'Doesn't Give Himself Enough Credit' on His Foreign Policy  —  State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was openly mocked by the assembled press corps Thursday after saying President Obama “doesn't give himself enough credit for what he's done around the world.”
Jonathan Chait Follow / New York Magazine:
Business Lobby Tries to Frighten America About Clean Energy, Fails Utterly  —  Better scare tactics, please, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  —  Will President Obama's plan to regulate power plants, due to come out Monday, hurt him and his party?  Not long ago I wrote a column arguing that they would.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Week
CNN:
I killed my first wife, stoned Pakistani woman's husband says  —  Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — The husband of Farzana Parveen, the Pakistani woman stoned to death for refusing to participate in an arranged marriage, told CNN he killed his first wife so he could marry Parveen.
 
 
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