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4:35 PM ET, May 10, 2013


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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference  —  When it became clear last fall that the CIA's now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed, the White House said repeatedly the documents were put together almost entirely by the intelligence community …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
White House holds ‘deep background’ Benghazi briefing  —  The White House held a “deep background” briefing with reporters on Friday afternoon to discuss recent revelations about the Benghazi investigation, sources familiar with the meeting tell POLITICO.  —  The meeting was conducted on …
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
What ABC Left Out Of Its Report On Benghazi Talking Points  —  ABC News published on Friday what it promoted as an “exclusive” report purportedly uncovering new and seemingly damning evidence implicating the Obama administration in its handling of talking points it generated in the aftermath …
Ron Fournier /
Scrubbing the Truth from Benghazi  —  Caught playing politics with tragedy, what's next for the Obama administration and GOP investigators?  —  With no trace of irony, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is accusing the GOP of politicizing the Benghazi “talking points.”  (AP/File)
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
The Benghazi Scandal Grows  —  ADVANCE ARTICLE from our May 20th issue  —  CIA director David Petraeus was surprised when he read the freshly rewritten talking points an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15.  One day earlier, analysts with the CIA's Office …
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
GOP Sen. Inhofe: Obama could be impeached over Benghazi ‘cover-up’  —  “People may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe said on a radio program.  —  Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) suggested that President Obama could be impeached over what he alleged was a White House cover-up after last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
EXCLUSIVE: Embassy Staff Undercut ‘Whistleblower’ Testimony On Benghazi  —  Staff who served in Libya with Gregory Hicks, the GOP's primary “whistleblower” in this week's hearing on the Benghazi terror attacks, undercut his story that State Department officials demoted him as retribution for speaking out …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
White House holds Benghazi briefing with reporters …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and The Daily Caller
Stephen Ohlemacher /
IRS APOLOGIZES FOR TARGETING CONSERVATIVE GROUPS  —  You are here  —  Home » United States government » IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups …
Associated Press:
IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 2012 election  —  WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.
Phillip M. Bailey / WFPL:
Mitch McConnell Demands White House Investigate IRS for Targeting Conservative Groups
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Michele McPhee / ABCNEWS:
‘Mounting Evidence’ Boston Bombers Involved in 2011 Triple Murder  —  Massachusetts investigators have developed what they call “mounting evidence,” bolstered by “forensic hits,” that point to the possible involvement of both Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar in a gruesome …
Wesley Lowery / Boston Globe:
Virginia woman who coordinated Tamerlan Tsarnaev's burial says protests showed ‘America at its worst’  —  The secret transport of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body from Worcester to a small community near Richmond, Va., was set in motion by a woman who said she was upset …
Discussion: Daily Mail, Gawker and The Dish
Wesley Lowery / Boston Globe:
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried in Muslim cemetery in Doswell, Va.
Discussion: Politico and The Moderate Voice
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
Suspect in Boston Bombing Talked Jihad in Russia
New York caps off its comeback  —  New York (CNN) — Construction workers bolted a 408-foot spire into place atop One World Trade Center on Friday, symbolically capping New York's comeback after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.  —  The spire brings the iconic building to a height of 1,776 feet …
Jon Gillooly /
Price won't run for Senate seat  —  While there's a stampede of politicians lining up to run for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat when he retires, U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) is not among them.  —  Price told the MDJ on Friday that he would seek re-election to the position …
Discussion: Politico and Post Politics
Betsy Woodruff / National Review:
In Ga. Senate Race, Price Out, Handel Likely In
Discussion: Roll Call
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Think Tank Could Pull Event From Newseum Over Hamas Memorial  —  “I know the difference between a reporter and a terrorist propagandist.”  May says.  —  The Newseum's Journalists Memorial.  —  Via: Wikimedia Commons  —  WASHINGTON — A pro-Israel think tank in Washington is so concerned …
Mark DeCambre / New York Post:
Goldman outs Bloomberg snoops  —  Talk about a nanny state.  —  Irked Goldman Sachs brass recently confronted Bloomberg LP over concerns reporters at the business news service have been using the company's ubiquitous terminals to keep tabs on some employees of the Wall Street bank, The Post has learned.
Sen. Rand Paul / Washington Times:
The moment of responsibility for Hillary Clinton  —  Her fatal mistakes mirror the disaster at Mogadishu  —  When I took Hillary Rodham Clinton to task in January for the mishandling of security in Benghazi, Libya, I told her that if I had been president at the time, I would have relieved her of her post.
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Lawmaker Gives Teary-Eyed Lament After Gay Marriage Passes Minn. House  —  After a bill to pass same-sex marriage in Minnesota cleared an important hurdle on Thursday, a Republican lawmaker wept and said her “heart breaks” for the state.  —  Following the bill's passage …
David Weigel / Slate:
It Didn't Happen Here; Or, Why Mitt Romney Was Never Going to Win the 2012 Election Over Benghazi  —  Mitt Romney speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland on March 15, 2013.  —  Jonathan Karl, who's owned the politics-of-Benghazi beat all week …
Daily Mail:
Texas congressman's re-election campaign will give away a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle - the same model Adam Lanza took to Newtown, Connecticut  — One supporter of freshman congressman Steve Stockman will win the gun, subject to a background check  — Crazed gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 children …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
David Kravets / Wired:
Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform  —  The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.
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Obama donors compare Keystone decision to Lincoln's outlawing of slavery
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Two Oregon insurers rethink 2014 premiums as state posts first-ever rate comparison
Discussion: AMERICAblog and ThinkProgress
Justin Gillis / New York Times:
Carbon Dioxide Level Is at Its Highest in Human History
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