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12:35 PM ET, May 6, 2013

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Fox News:
Clinton sought end-run around counterterrorism bureau on night of Benghazi attack, witness will say  —  On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Behind the Scenes at Fox  —  A few days before the presidential election last November, Roger Ailes, the chief executive of Fox News, ordered that Geraldo Rivera's microphone be cut off after Mr. Rivera angrily defended the Obama administration against charges levied by others on Fox.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
They've Lost Fox And Friends: GOP Claims Of Benghazi ‘Cover Up’ Collapses  —  Fox News' morning show, Fox & Friends, is taking a surprisingly skeptical approach to GOP claims that the Obama administration and the entire U.S. government engaged in a massive cover-up of the attacks …
Justin Sink / The Hill:   Chaffetz: We were ‘misled every step of the way’ on Benghazi
Stephanie Nebehay / Reuters:
U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator  —  (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.
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Bill Keller / New York Times:
Syria Is Not Iraq  —  IN the search for an American response …
Discussion: Guardian, Hit & Run and ABCNEWS
BBC:
Syria crisis: UN's del Ponte says evidence rebels ‘used sarin’
Washington Post:
Syria threatens Israel, says airstrikes near Damascus open door to ‘all options’
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Sanford has momentum in SC-1  —  PPP's final poll of the special election in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District finds a race that's too close to call, with Republican Mark Sanford leading Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch 47-46.  The 1 point lead for Sanford represents a 10 point reversal …
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Ali Weinberg / First Read:
Sanford challenges questions with spontaneous poll of women
Discussion: Yahoo! News and PoliticusUSA
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh may leave Cumulus  —  The Rush Limbaugh Program is considering ending its affiliation agreement with Cumulus Media at the end of this year, a move that would bring about one of the biggest shakeups in talk radio history, a source close to the show tells POLITICO.
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David Hinckley / NY Daily News:
Rush Limbaugh: Don't blame me for WABC's declining ad sales
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Chutzpah Caucus  —  At this point the economic case for austerity — for slashing government spending even in the face of a weak economy — has collapsed.  Claims that spending cuts would actually boost employment by promoting confidence have fallen apart.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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Paul Krugman:
Naive Fiscal Cynicism
Discussion: Business Insider and Brad DeLong
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Kentucky Town Rejects Girl's Gun Death as a Symbol  —  BURKESVILLE, Ky. — Last Monday, Kristian Sparks and his sister, Caroline, visited a Fred's Super Dollar store here.  A store manager recalled that it was an ordinary shopping trip, saying that the boy was outgoing and energetic …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Meet The ‘Liberator’: Test-Firing The World's First Fully 3D-Printed Gun  —  “Alright.  One...two...”  —  Before “three” arrives, a shot reverberates across the overcast central Texas landscape.  A tall, sandy blond engineer named John has just pulled a twenty-foot length of yellow string tied …
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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
German euro founder calls for ‘catastrophic’ currency to be broken up  —  Oskar Lafontaine, the German finance minister who launched the euro, has called for a break-up of the single currency to let southern Europe recover, warning that the current course is “leading to disaster”.
Discussion: americanthinker.com
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Obama To Grads: Reject Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny  —  U.S. President Barack Obama gives the commencement address to the graduating class of The Ohio State University at Ohio Stadium on May 5, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.
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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama laments entrenched power at Ohio State commencement
Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
Al Gore's Golden Years  —  The almost president has become the ultimate Davos Man, a moral entrepreneur and richer than Mitt Romney.  —  The house in Nashville is gleaming white, with symmetrical wings and four twenty-foot-high Victorian columns.  Under the soaring portico stands Al Gore …
Discussion: E2-Wire
Heritage Foundation:
The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer  —  By Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D.  —  Executive Summary  —  Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers.
Mike Weisser / The Huffington Post:
An Open Letter to Wayne LaPierre  —  Dear Wayne:  —  Sorry I couldn't make it to the annual meeting.  I'm a Life Member and I try to get there every year.  But this year is different.  If I showed up you'd tried to get me to help you fight a “culture war.”  But if there is a war going on, you represent the wrong side.
Discussion: The Reaction
Carrie Budoff Brown / Politico:
Gang of Eight plots path to Senate supermajority  —  Senate immigration negotiators are targeting as many as two dozen Republicans for a show-of-force majority — which they believe may be the only way a reform bill will have the momentum to force the House to act.
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
5 players who could stop immigration reform
 
 
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Who Will Run Al Jazeera America? Who's In, Who's Out, Who Passed (Exclusive)
Discussion: Politico and TVNewser
Washington Post:
Virginia governor popular with voters, Post poll finds
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
None Dare Call It Treason
Discussion: msnbc.com, Mother Jones and BuzzFeed
Bloomberg:
Gore Is Romney-Rich With $200 Million After Bush Defeat
Jennifer C. Braceras / Boston Herald:
Latino Gomez puts lie to Dems' story line
Joshua Miller / Boston Globe:
Gomez, Markey differ on NRA official's comments on hunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect
Discussion: USA Today
 Earlier Items: 
David Jackson / USA Today:
Obama to launch new jobs tours
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Obama's Gitmo woes
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Daily Kos
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Opinion: A win-win for all on tax reform
Discussion: Politico