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1:15 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 …
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 …
Ron Fournier /
Why Benghazi is a Blow to Obama and Clinton  —  Both parties are wrong about the scandal: It's not Watergate and it's not nothing.  —  Both parties are wrong about Benghazi.  Existing evidence does not point to a far-reaching cover-up on the scale of Watergate, as Republicans want you to believe.
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.
Discussion: CNN, ABCNEWS, The Daily Caller and The Hill
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Email Demanded by Boehner Different Than He Claims
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Benghazi Debate Focuses on Interpretation of Early E-Mail on Attackers
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker: Boehner ‘complicit’ if Benghazi panel blocked
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner On Obamacare, Debt Limit Strategies: Take It Up With My Members!
Discussion: The Impolitic
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.
IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups  —  A top Internal Revenue Service official apologized Friday to conservative political groups for giving their tax documents extra scrutiny.  —  Lois Lerner, who is responsible for overseeing tax-exempt groups, said the agency singled …
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 …
Baird Helgeson / Hot Dish Politics:
In historic vote, Minnesota House approves gay marriage bill 75-59
Discussion: The Raw Story
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Conservative group rushes to Kelly Ayotte's aid  —  A heavily-funded national conservative group is coming to the aid of New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the first-term Republican taking heavy criticism for her opposition to the Manchin-Toomey gun control bill.
Discussion: Post Politics
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
The New Hampshire Moms In Ad Defending Ayotte's Background Check Vote Are Actually GOP Activists
Discussion: The Hippo Press
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 …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans' Abortion Views Steady Amid Gosnell Trial  —  Few paying attention to trial, but many criticize lack of media coverage  —  PRINCETON, NJ — As Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell awaits the jury verdict in his capital murder trial, Gallup finds 26% of Americans saying abortion …
Alexander Burns / Reuters:
Rand Paul the one-man band  —  When Rand Paul touches down in Iowa Friday, it will be almost exactly three years to the day after his landslide 2010 Senate primary victory - an unlikely and decisive triumph over the Republican establishment that instantly transformed Paul into a national political phenomenon.
Dhaka building collapse: Woman pulled alive from rubble  —  A woman has been pulled alive from the ruins of a building that collapsed in a suburb of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, 17 days ago.  —  The head of the fire service earlier said the woman, named Reshma, had been found in the remains …
Discussion: Riehl World News and Althouse
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Missouri Passes Gun Nullification Bill That Criminalizes Federal Law Enforcement  —  A Missouri bill that would make all federal gun laws “null and void” and criminalize enforcement of those laws was sent to Gov. Jay Nixon (D) Thursday, after it overwhelmingly passed the House this week by a vote of 118-36.
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Donovan Slack / Politico:
Biden honors firefighters, jokes they saved his Corvette
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
Pennsylvania As GOP Keystone In 2016
Boston Herald:
11 school staffers found with rap sheets
Discussion: Riehl World News
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