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7:40 AM ET, May 6, 2013


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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.
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.
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
UN: Rebels, not Assad, appear to have used chemical weapons  —  United Nations human rights investigators said Sunday they have gathered testimony from outside Syria suggesting rebels, not Bashar Assad's regime, may have used chemical weapons.  —  “Our investigators have been in neighboring …
RICHARDSON ON CRUZ: 'I DON'T THINK HE SHOULD BE DEFINED AS A HISPANIC'  —  Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.  —  ABC: Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson joined ABC News for a web interview after his appearance on the “This Week” roundtable on Sunday …
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 …
Discussion: “The Lid” and Betsy's Page
Lindsey Boerma / CBS News:
Official: We knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack “from the get-go”
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
House Dem: Benghazi talking points were a ‘victory of hope over reality’
Discussion: Twitchy and Politico
Joseph Amodeo / The Huffington Post:
Cardinal Dolan Denies Catholics Entry at Cathedral Because of Dirty Hands  —  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8).
Discussion: GLAAD and Joe. My. God.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Players to watch on immigration reform  —  The Senate deal makers on immigration reform have moved quickly to blunt criticisms that could derail its success.  —  Now the real test of their offense begins.  —  The legislative slog starts this week, when the Senate Judiciary Committee begins marking up the bill.
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Opinion: A win-win for everyone on tax reform  —  What a difference two years can make in a debt ceiling debate.  —  The country is expected once again to hit the debt ceiling later this year after the borrowing limit suspension expires on May 19.  —  Two years ago House Republicans came …
Discussion: Politico
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 …
Benny Johnson / BuzzFeed:
National Rifle Association Bans Bleeding “Obama” Target, Others Remain  —  Beyond the pale at the NRA convention.  “They thought it looked too much like President Obama,” says a worker.  —  The Zombie Industries booth at the NRA Convention in Houston.  —  HOUSTON, Texas …
Shubham Ghosh / Oneindia News:
Women who wear revealing dresses cause earthquakes: Cleric  —  Tehran, May 4: Women who wear revealing clothing and behave immorally are responsible for earthquakes, this is what a senior Iranian cleric has to say.  —  The cleric's unusual explanation for quakes follows the prediction …
New York Times:
The Dark Side, Carefully Masked  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On the day after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tapped out an early-afternoon text message to a classmate at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.  Want to hang out? he queried.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Associated Press:
Gabrielle Giffords given Profile in Courage award
Discussion: The Immoral Minority
Boston Herald:
FBI searches Tsarnaev apartment as uncle arrives
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Associated Press:
Police say 1 killed as Islamic group demonstrates in Bangladesh for anti-blasphemy law
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite:
James Carville Heaps Praise On Ted Cruz: ‘Most Talented And Fearless’ GOP Politician Of Last 30 Years
Discussion: The Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama urges OSU graduates to celebrate ‘citizenship’ and reject cynicism
Washington Post:
Poll: Cuccinelli has early lead over McAuliffe in Virginia governor's race