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8:20 PM ET, May 13, 2012

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New York Post:
The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright  —  When sermons of Obama's Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama's campaign.  ABC aired one where Wright screamed, “Goddamn America!”  Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama's team tried to buy his silence.
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Edward Klein / New York Post:
Jealous Michelle vs. Oprah  —  In his new book, “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House,” journalist Edward Klein reveals how even former friends and political allies of the president have become frustrated with his remoteness and bungling of crises.  Klein, former editor …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Althouse
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Newsweek Cover: ‘The First Gay President’  —  The May 21, 2012, issue of Newsweek (used with permission of the publisher).  —  “'Let the games begin,” Tina Brown said last week after Time Magazine released its controversial breastfeeding cover.  —  Brown, whose tenure as editor at Newsweek …
CBS News:
Warren: JPMorgan CEO should resign from NY Fed  —  (CBS/AP) Democratic U.S. Sen. hopeful Elizabeth Warren is calling on the CEO of JPMorgan to resign from the Board of Directors of the New York Federal Reserve Bank after the largest bank in the U.S. claimed a surprise $2 billion loss by one of its trading groups.
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
JPMorgan chief: $2B loss gives regulators new ammunition
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and Prairie Weather
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Dimon On Whether JP Morgan's $2 Billion Loss Proves Banks Are Still Too Risky: 'I Don't Think So'
Rebekah L. Sanders / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Ron Paul supporters boo Romney's son off stage  —  Supporters of Ron Paul booed the son of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney off the stage Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party convention as he sought to solidify support for his father's nomination.
CNN:
Priebus: Same-sex marriage isn't a civil rights issue  —  Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday said the Republican Party stands by dignity and respect for gay Americans, but that those sentiments do not change his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Politico
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Juana Summers / Politico:
RNC chairman: Gays deserve ‘dignity and respect,’ but not marriage
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
This Column Is Not Sponsored by Anyone  —  PORING through Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel's new book, “What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets,” I found myself over and over again turning pages and saying, “I had no idea.”  —  I had no idea that in the year 2000, as Sandel notes …
Discussion: Economist's View and Balloon Juice
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Thompson Out; Levinsohn In; Board Settlement With Loeb Nears Completion  —  Yahoo's embattled CEO Scott Thompson (pictured here) is set to step down from his job at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, in what will be a dramatic end to a controversy over a fake computer science degree …
Howard Fineman / The Huffington Post:
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Telegraph:
Al-Nusra Front jihadists claim Damascus suicide bombs  —  A little-known jihadist group has claimed responsibility for a double suicide bombing in the Syrian capital Damascus which killed 55 people and wounded nearly 400.  —  By Telegraph reporter and agencies in Beirut
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
New York Times:
Greek Coalition Talks Near Collapse, Threatening Debt Deal  —  ATHENS — Talks to form a new Greek government appeared near collapse on Sunday after the leader of a left-wing party that favors rejecting Greece's loan agreement with foreign creditors again refused to join a unity coalition, making new elections almost a given.
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Even Tony Perkins Thinks Rand Paul's Anti-Gay Joke Was Unacceptable  —  Speaking at a Christian conservative group in Iowa on Friday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) made an anti-gay joke at President Obama's expense: “Call me cynical, but I wasn't sure his views on marriage could get any gayer.”
rt.com:
War not necessary to ‘destroy’ Israel - Ahmadinejad  —  Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that there is no need for war in order to destroy Israel.  He stated that if Israel's neighbors severed ties with the country it would bring the Jewish state to its knees.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Elizabeth Day / Guardian:
Lagging at school, the butt of cruel jokes: are males the new Second Sex?
Discussion: US Politics
Dylan Stableford / ABCNEWS:
Secret Service sex scandal: Congressional hearing set for May 23
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Politico
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
We Are Swimming In Oil  —  America has more fossil fuel resources than any other nation.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Agonist
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Thune cautions against more bank regulations after JP Morgan losses
Discussion: Hullabaloo and CNN
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Sen. Feinstein: Leak in new underwear bomb case must be prosecuted
Discussion: Politico
Rebecca Traister / Washington Post:
How the ‘war on women’ quashed feminist stereotypes
Discussion: Althouse
New York Times:
The Human Disaster of Unemployment
 Earlier Items: 
Donovan Slack / Politico:
Obama hits the links with Biden
New York Times:
Degrees of Debt: Student Loans Weighing Down a Generation With Heavy Debt
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
On The Lamb  —  Ah, a nice, leisurely weekend of working …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Edmund White / News Desk:
Cranbrook and Romney  —  I went to Cranbrook, the boys' prep …