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10:30 PM ET, May 22, 2014


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The Clarion-Ledger:
MS Tea Party vice chairman arrested in Cochran case  —  UPDATED: Madison city court officials say that Mark Mayfield will appear before a judge today.  —  Also, attorney Kevin Camp, who represents Clayton Kelly, said two more arrests either have been or will be made in addition to Mayfield.
Scott Simmons / WAPT Channel 16:
2 more face charges in Cochran photo case  —  Kelly to appear in court  —  There have been more arrests in a case involving pictures taken without permission of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's wife.  —  16 WAPT's Scott Simmons has learned that two people are facing charges in connection with the case.
Michael Kinsley / New York Times:
‘No Place to Hide,’ by Glenn Greenwald  —  “My position was straightforward,” Glenn Greenwald writes.  “By ordering illegal eavesdropping, the president had committed crimes and should be held accountable for them.”  You break the law, you pay the price: It's that simple.
Jason Leopold / Guardian:
Pentagon report: scope of intelligence compromised by Snowden ‘staggering’  —  A top-secret Pentagon report to assess the damage to national security from the leak of classified National Security Agency documents by Edward Snowden concluded that “the scope of the compromised knowledge related …
Discussion: Firedoglake and emptywheel
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NBC News's Brian Williams interviews Snowden, Greenwald
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Daily Dot
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
NBC News To Sit Down With Snowden For First American TV Interview
Discussion: The Week and The Huffington Post
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Not long ago, the left raved about the VA.  —  The unfolding scandal at the Veterans Health Administration was enough to drive the earnest liberals at to mild profanity, and in a headline no less: “What the Hell Is Happening at the VA?”  Here's the answer: … Damn.
Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
White House Contacted YouTube During Benghazi Attack, Darrell Issa Says  —  A still-classified State Department e-mail says that one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to contact YouTube to warn of the “ramifications” of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
House reformers claim victory over NSA  —  Lawmakers worried about protecting civil liberties said they had scored a win on Thursday with the passage of the USA Freedom Act.  —  The bill had to overcome opposition from members on both sides of the aisle who worried it was too weak to curb …
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
House Passes Restraints on Bulk Data Collection
Discussion: NPR and Hit & Run
The Hill:
House votes 303-121 to curb NSA
Discussion: Hot Air
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Reid: Immigration may belong to W.H.  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that the Obama administration will have to act alone on stemming deportations if the House doesn't move on immigration reform by this summer's end.  —  The comments from Reid appeared to be the most definitive …
Kate Nocera / BuzzFeed:
Senate Democrats Will Probably Block Military DREAMers Measure From Defense Bill
Discussion: Hot Air
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Eric Cantor stresses support for legalization measure
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Kevin McCarthy calls on Eric Shinseki to resign  —  House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, the No. 3 House Republican, on Thursday called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.  —  The California lawmaker is the first House Republican leader to call on the embattled former general …
Discussion: CNN
CBS News:
Who do Americans blame for the VA scandal?
Mike Hudack / Facebook:
Please allow me to rant for a moment about the state of the media.  —  It's well known that CNN has gone from the network of Bernie Shaw, John Holliman, and Peter Arnett reporting live from Baghdad in 1991 to the network of kidnapped white girls.  Our nation's newspapers have …
Las Vegas, Cincinnati out of the mix for 2016 GOP convention  —  (CNN) - Las Vegas and Cincinnati withdrew bids to host the 2016 GOP convention, the Republican National Committee announced Thursday.  —  Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, and Kansas City are still in contention to host the convention …
Discussion: Politico
Republicans' Attempt To Woo Women At Gubernatorial Debate Fails Miserably  —  Mike Kopp, Scott Gessler, and Bob Beauprez at an April debate for Colorado governor.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley  —  Three of the four GOP candidates for Colorado governor took part in a debate Tuesday …
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Creation Museum To Display Dino Skeleton It Says Proves Bible  —  The creationist Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. plans to unveil a new attraction this weekend: a world-class Allosaurus skeleton.  —  But unlike other museums, where dinosaur skeletons are used to “indoctrinate our kids …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Meghan McCain: ‘I hate Karl Rove’  —  Meghan McCain was sharply critical of Karl Rove during an interview with Larry King, going so far as to say she hates him and that he needs to apologize to her family.  —  The daughter of the 2008 Republican presidential nominee showed no love …
Discussion: Mediaite
New York Times:
Citing N.B.A. Example, Senators Urge N.F.L. to Act on Redskins' Name  —  WASHINGTON — Fifty members of the Senate have signed a letter to the N.F.L. to urge its leadership to press the Washington Redskins to change the team name in the aftermath of tough sanctions against the owner …
Jacob Fischler / BuzzFeed:
50 Democratic Senators To NFL: Change The Washington Redskins' Name
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Steve Kastenbaum / CNN:
At baseball Hall, Obama holds 'Joltin Joe's' glove, talks tourism  —  Cooperstown, New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama stopped by a Little League game earlier in the week - clearly a warm-up for his visit to the baseball shrine in Cooperstown.  —  Obama on Thursday became …
Discussion: Politico
Jen Chung / Gothamist:
How I Got Kicked Out Of The 9/11 Museum  —  The National 9/11 Museum opened to the public yesterday, with dozens of museum employees on hand to assist visitors through exhibits, numerous Red Cross workers and chaplains eager to help those who needed comfort, and at least three security guards …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Huffington Post
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Injured veterans program faces the ax  —  Hundreds of veterans with traumatic brain injuries will get kicked out of assisted living facilities this fall unless policymakers in Washington soon extend an expiring pilot program.  —  Lawmakers are in an uproar over reports that dozens of veterans …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Bryon Garrison / Big Bend Courier:
Bold witness to alleged abuse by federal agents comes forward (Thank you readers 12,000 views in one day)  —  Alpine Texas - Nicholas Branson is a 30 year old student at Sul Ross University, studying for a degree in geology.  Now this student and former Eagle Scout is afraid for his future, for his career and even for his life.
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Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin governor's race tied
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Conservatives Draft Manifesto to Help Republicans Attract Middle-Class Voters
Discussion: National Review and Daily Kos
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Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
BREAKING: Mitt Romney to stump for Joni Ernst in Iowa
Discussion: OnPolitics and Washington Monthly
Michael Catalini /
Democratic Senator Says Some Oppose Obamacare Because Obama Is Black
Discussion: RedState
Debbie Stabenow / CNN:
Why I'm ready for Hillary  —  Editor's note: Sen. Debbie Stabenow …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Politico
The Atlantic Online:
The Case for Reparations  —  Two hundred fifty years of slavery.