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Morning Round-Up 5-6

By on 5.6.13 | 9:30AM

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Feature of the Day: Chilling Photographs from the Civil War

Morning Headlines

Domestic 

Associated Press

  1. Finding Burial Plot for Bomb Suspect a Struggle
  2. Teen Immigrant Angst: A Factor in Bombings?
  3. Could Immigration Bill Set Off Another Backlash? 

New York Times

  1. A Homemade Style of Terror: Jihadists Push New Tactics (5/5)
  2. Man Accused of Lying Seeks Release as Cemetaries Reject Tsarnaev Family (5/5)
  3. Wrongfully Convicted Often Find Their Record, Unexpunged, Haunts Them (5/5) 

Politico

  1. Players to watch on immigration reform
  2. Gang of Eight plots path to supermajority  
  3. House GOP ties debt cap hike to tax reform 

Reuters

  1. No early warning for U.S. on Israeli strikes in Syria
  2. Obama heads out on new jobs to--first stop: Austin, Texas
  3. Amid budget cutbacks, shipping sector seeks more federal funds

Wall Street Journal

  1. Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers Join Hunt For Valuable Asbestos Cases (5/5)
  2. Colleges Cut Prices by Providing More Financial Aid
  3. Web Sales-Tax Bill Set to Face Bumps (5/5)

Washington Post

  1. Wonkbook: Marking up immigration reform—and the lines of debate 

International

Associated Press

  1. Reports Say 15 Killed in Bangladesh Clashes
  2. High-Profile German Neo-Nazi Trial Opens in Munich
  3. Syrian Rebels Shoot Down Regime Helicopter in East

New York Times

  1. Syria Blames Israel for Fiery Attack in Damascus
  2. Airstrikes Tied to Israel May Be Message to Iranians (5/5)
  3. Attacks Fuel Debate Over U.S.-Led Effort (5/5) 

Reuters

  1. Islamists protesters clash with Bangladesh police, seven dead
  2. Italy’s high court says Berlusconi trials to stay in Milan
  3. Clash resumes in contested Afghanistan, Pakistan border area: officials

Wall Street Journal

  1. Strikes in Syria Raise Alarm (5/5)
  2. South Korean President Aims to Bolster U.S. Ties (5/5)
  3. Australia Offers Visa for Millionaires 

Washington Post

  1. Syria threatens Israel, says air strikes near Damascus open door to ‘all options (5/5)
  2. European carbon market in trouble (5/5)
  3. A year into Russia crackdown, protesters try again (5/5)

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Immigration Made Right
  2. Rand Paul’s Task in ’16: How to Sell Country Liberty to the City 

Breitbart

  1. Benghazi Whistleblower: ‘My Jaw Hit the Floor’ As WH Blamed YouTube (5/5)
  2. Benghazi Eye Witness: Requests for Help Refused (5/5)

The Daily Caller                                                                         

  1. Housing nominee Mel Watt helped create the subprime crisis (5/5)
  2. Utah Sen. Mike Lee takes on abortion crimes in Gosnell resolution 

Hot Air

  1. Diplomat to testify that Benghazi “was a terrorist attack from the beginning”

National Review

  1. The Rubio Amnesty
  2. Wall Street’s Favorite Racist 

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Bears Buzz Alaska Again: Russian military again flies strategic bombers over Alaska
  2. Issa: No Classified or Diplomatic Reason to Blame Benghazi Attack on Anti-Islam Video (5/5)

The Weekly Standard

  1. Of Presidents and Bluffing
  2. Losing the Game  

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Israel’s Red Line Crossed, U.S. Tacitly Backs Ally’s Strikes in Syria
  2. Abortion Rights Community Has Become the NRA of the Left
  3. Al Qaeda Headquarters in Libya  

Huffington Post

      1. Wayne LaPierre: ‘How Many Bostonians Wished They Had A Gun Two Weeks Ago?’ (5/4) 

Salon

  1. Obama urges Ohio State grads to be active citizens (5/5) 

Slate

       1. Where Is Jay Gatsby’s Mansion?

Talking Points Memo

  1. PPP Poll: Sanford, Colbert Busch ‘Too Close to Call’
  2. When Stories Collide 

ThinkProgress

  1. Gun Protesters Plan March On Washington With Loaded Rifles To “Put The Government On Notice” (5/5) 

Miscellaneous 

      WaPo—Sanford just might win South Carolina seat  

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