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9:05 AM ET, May 24, 2013

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Michael Isikoff / Open Channel:
Holder OK'd search warrant for Fox News reporter's private emails, official says  —  Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure …
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Erik Wemple:
Fox News's Roger Ailes responds to Justice Dept. investigation  —  Fox News chief Roger Ailes has sent a memo to his subordinates at the leading cable news network.  He sent this memo to his staff today in connection with the federal investigation into an alleged leak to Fox News reporter James Rosen …
Discussion: Power Line and The BRAD BLOG
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
There's a fly in my soup
Discussion: NetRight Daily
New York Times:
Obama's Speech on Drone Policy  —  Following is the text as prepared for delivery of President Obama's speech on U.S. drone policy, as provided by the White House:  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's an honor to return to the National Defense University.  Here, at Fort McNair, Americans have served …
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New York Times:
The End of the Perpetual War  —  President Obama's speech today was the most important statement on counterterrorism policy since the 2001 attacks, a momentous turning point in post-9/11 America.  For the first time, a president stated clearly and unequivocally that the state of perpetual warfare …
Nigel Atkins / Mirror.co.uk:
Woolwich attack: Watch shocking video of terrorists charging at police car in attempt to kill WPC  —  The footage obtained by the Daily Mirror reveals how, after beheading the soldier, they hatched a plot to ambush and murder the first police officers to come to his aid
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
IRS Source: Lerner Placed On Administrative Leave  —  Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service's director of exempt organizations, has been placed on administrative leave, according to a source in the agency's Cincinnati office.  —  Lerner on Thursday afternoon sent an e-mail to employees …
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Fox News:
IRS official who refused to testify placed on administrative leave
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Boy Scouts to Admit Openly Gay Youths as Members  —  GRAPEVINE, Tex. — In a landmark step its chief executive called “compassionate, caring and kind,” the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its longstanding policy of forbidding openly gay youths to participate in its activities.
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Wall Street Journal:
Boy Scouts to Allow Gay Youth
Discussion: Law Blog
Keegan Gibson / PoliticsPA:
Oops.  City in Weiner for NYC Mayor Logo is Pittsburgh  —  Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is running for Mayor of New York City, but his website prominently features the Steel City.  —  The NYC Democrat, forced out of office after a scandal involving a Twitter photo of his... business …
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Wesley Pruden / Washington Times:
Bubba, the weenie and a New York minute  —  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  —  Just when Bubba and the missus get an opportunity to dispense experience unique in American politics, and could tutor two old friends who need help, they retire to the companionable solitude of the family hearth to reflect …
Discussion: Power Line
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama nominates Nuland for assistant secretary of state  —  President Obama on Thursday nominated Victoria Nuland, a State Department official involved in the editing of the administration's talking points on Benghazi, to be the next assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.
Discussion: CNN, Weasel Zippers and Mother Jones
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Benghazi Investigation Deepens: Lawmakers Seek Interviews of 13 Officials Involved
Discussion: The Hill and Hot Air
KOMO News:
Cars, people sent tumbling into Skagit River as I-5 bridge collapses  —  By KOMO Staff & news services Published: May 23, 2013 at 7:39 PM PDT Last Updated: May 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM PDT  —  MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River collapsed Thursday evening …
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Billionaire's super PAC on offense in Bay State  —  The super PAC created by San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer is preparing a new offensive in the Massachusetts Senate race.  —  The PAC, known as the NextGen Committee, is launching a campaign to paint Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez as a …
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DAngelo Gore / FactCheck.org:
A False Claim of Blame in Mass. Senate Race
Stephanie Gaskell / Reuters:
DOD: Heckler pretended to be press  —  The woman who heckled President Barack Obama during his speech at the National Defense University on Thursday gained access to the closed event by saying she was a member of the press, the university said.  —  Medea Benjamin, the leader …
Discussion: Mediaite and Jammie Wearing Fools
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
King blames Reagan for Obama presidency  —  The Iowa Republican said immigrants that Ronald Reagan legalized by signing a 1986 “amnesty” bill were responsible for Obama's election.  —  Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that President Obama would not be president if it weren't for the 1986 amnesty bill …
The Irish Times:
Sweden riots spread to south of capital  —  Stockholm unrest spreads to south of city as violence continues into fourth night … Unrest in Stockholm's suburbs continued for a fourth night as rioters showed their anger over a police shooting a week ago by setting fire to cars and buildings and pelting emergency workers with stones.
Discussion: americanthinker.com
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Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
McConnell Faces First Test In Reid ‘Nuclear Option’ Push  —  Something unexpected and newsworthy happened on the Senate floor Thursday morning during an otherwise commonplace argument between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell over confirmations and the “nuclear option.”
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Juliet Eilperin / Post Politics:
Sri Srinivasan confirmed to judicial seat in unanimous Senate vote
BBC:
High court: Sally Bercow's Lord McAlpine tweet was libel  —  The High Court has ruled that a tweet by Sally Bercow about Lord McAlpine was libellous.  —  A subsequent hearing will determine the damages she now owes him.  —  Mrs Bercow, the wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow …
Associated Press:
New York sheriffs voice opposition to strict gun law, seek to join lawsuit  —  ALBANY, N.Y. - County sheriffs have asked to join the federal lawsuit challenging New York's tough new gun restrictions, calling some provisions vague and impossible to enforce fairly.
 
 
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Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
C.I.A. to Focus More on Spying, a Difficult Shift
Discussion: The BLT
Shayna Jacobs / NY Daily News:
Grand jury indicts Elliot Morales for West Village anti-gay hate killing
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
In a Circuslike Outing, Weiner Hits the Campaign Trail
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Homeland Security bulletin warns 3D-printed guns may be ‘impossible’ to stop
Discussion: The Verge and TechCrunch
Elizabeth Harrington / CNSNews:
Michelle O Wants Textbooks to ‘Swap Cupcakes for Apples’ in Math Problems
 Earlier Items: 
Allan Hall / Daily Mail:
How JFK secretly ADMIRED Hitler: Explosive book reveals former President's praise for the Nazis …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and The Daily Caller
Zach Carter / The Huffington Post:
Tom Cotton ‘Corruption Of Blood’ Bill Would Convict Family Members Of Iran Sanctions Violators
Gallup:
Americans Sour on IRS, Rate CDC and FBI Most Positively
Discussion: The Fix and Politico
Laurel Ramseyer / Firedoglake:
Measure to Repeal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Passes First Major Hurdle in Nevada
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
GOP's Chambliss: Obama speech will be ‘viewed by terrorists as victory’
Discussion: Pat Dollard