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2:20 PM ET, May 4, 2013

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Tom Kostigen / fa-mag.com:
Harvard Professor Trashes Keynes For Homosexuality  —  Harvard Professor and author Niall Ferguson says John Maynard Keynes' economic philosophy was flawed and he didn't care about future generations because he was gay and didn't have children.  —  Speaking at the Tenth Annual Altegris Conference …
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Harvard's Niall Ferguson Blamed Keynes' Economic Philosophy On His Being Childless And Gay  —  Harvard professor and famous historian Niall Ferguson reportedly made some bizarre and offensive remarks about economist John Maynard Keynes at an investment conference yesterday.
Niall Ferguson:
An Unqualified Apology  —  During a recent question-and-answer session at a conference in California, I made comments about John Maynard Keynes that were as stupid as they were insensitive.  —  I had been asked to comment on Keynes's famous observation “In the long run we are all dead.”
Discussion: Business Insider
Nycsouthpaw / BuzzFeed:
Harvard History Professor Reportedly Trashes John Maynard Keynes Because He Was Gay And Childless  —  At an investment conference in California, Niall Ferguson blames Keynesianism on the gay and barren.  UPDATE: Ferguson apologizes.  —  John Maynard Keynes  —  Via: leftfootforward.org
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Barbara Starr / CNN:
Sources: U.S. believes Israel has conducted an airstrike into Syria  —  (CNN) — The United States believes Israel has conducted an airstrike into Syria, two U.S. officials tell CNN.  —  U.S. and Western intelligence agencies are reviewing classified data showing Israel most likely conducted …
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Lindsey Graham: ‘Israel bombed Syria tonight’
Discussion: CNN
World News:
Israeli launch airstrikes into Syria, possibly targeting delivery systems for chemical weapons, US officials say
Discussion: The Agonist
Boston Herald:
No one wants to bury Tamerlan Tsarnaev  —  By:  —  A Worcester funeral home director was scrambling last night to find a cemetery that would bury the marathon bombings mastermind, as protesters jeered outside his door demanding that the bomber's body be shipped out of the United States.
Fox News:
BENGHAZI: Names of ‘whistleblower’ witnesses revealed  —  Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff.  But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” …
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?  |  Glenn Greenwald  —  A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case  —  The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because …
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
A march on Washington with loaded rifles  —  A gun activist is planning a massive march on D.C., with participants' rifles illegally slung over their shoulders  —  Libertarian activist and radio host Adam Kokesh is hoping to get 1,000 people to march on Washington on July 4 — armed with loaded rifles.
Daily Mail:
Outrage after Democrats insult Nikki Haley's Indian heritage saying they'll send the Republican Gov. ‘back to wherever the hell she came from’  —  Conservatives are outraged after a Democrat in South Carolina allegedly insulted Republican Gov. Nikki Haley's Indian heritage at a party gathering in Columbia on Friday.
News-Record.com:
Voller: GOP is raping N.C.  —  N.C. Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller told a room full of people at the Democratic Women of Guilford County's spring banquet Thursday that the GOP is raping North Carolina with its legislative decisions.  —  Voller said this afternoon that he meant …
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. admits flaws in forensic testimony in Mississippi death-row case  —  The Justice Department has acknowledged flaws in forensic testimony by the FBI that helped convict a man in the 1992 slayings of two Mississippi State University students, and federal officials have now offered to retest the DNA in the case.
Discussion: Guardian
Reuters:
Obama tells Mexicans a ‘new Mexico’ is emerging  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told the Mexican people on Friday that he sees a “new Mexico” emerging, with a deepening democracy and growing economy, and that Mexico and the United States should be viewed as equal partners.
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James Hohmann / Politico:
Sarah Palin gets standing O from NRA crowd  —  HOUSTON — Sarah Palin said Friday that the elite media would never let a Republican president get away with what Barack Obama has done in his push for new gun laws.  —  The former Alaska governor recalled that the national press “tore apart” …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Palin fires up NRA crowd, hits Obama for using Newtown families
Miketoole / CBS Boston:
CBS News: Boston Marathon Bomb DNA Does Not Match Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Wife  —  BOSTON (CBS) - Female DNA and fingerprints found on a bomb fragment recovered from the Boston Marathon attacks do not match the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, CBS News reported Friday.
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Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Investigators sharpen focus on Boston bombing suspect's widow
 
 
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Discussion: Washington Post
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
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Discussion: CNN
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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Government Spending Cuts Contribute to Slower Growth
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Steve Connor / The Independent:
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Discussion: NY Daily News and ThinkProgress
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Wealthy exec poised to take on Al Franken