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Morning Round-Up 5-21

By on 5.21.13 | 9:48AM

 What is called poetic insight is the gift of discerning, in this sphere of strangely mingled elements, the beauty and the majesty which are compelled to assume a garb so sordid.” Hawthorne

Feature of the Day: The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food

**Obama To Deliver Statement on Oklahoma Disaster At 10 A.M. ET

Morning Headlines 

Domestic

Associated Press

  1. Crews Dig Through Night After Deadly Okla. Twister
  2. President Obama to Speak On Oklahoma Disaster
  3. Former IRS Commissioner Heads to Hill Amid Scandal

New York Times

  1. Vast Oklahoma Tornado Kills at Least 91
  2. Arizona Desert Swallows Migrants on Riskier Paths
  3. Veteran Senator Emerges as Player on Immigration Overhaul 

Politico

  1. How not to handle a scandal
  2. Primary colliders: David Axelrod vs. the Clintons
  3. More trouble for House immigration bill

Reuters

  1. Pentagon to take over some CIA drone operations: sources
  2. U.S. names envoy to combat anti-Semitism, warns of rising incidents
  3. U.S. panel votes to speed up airport fingerprinting of immigrants

Wall Street Journal

  1. Tornadoes Blast Oklahoma
  2. Treasury Knew IRS Was Planning Apology
  3. Role of Health-Law ‘Navigators’ Under Fire

Washington Post

  1. Obama’s rating steady in face of controversies, buoyed by rising economic hopes
  2. White House knew IRS probe findings earlier (5/20)
  3. Tornado kills scores in Oklahoma

Washington Times

  1. Group fighting voter fraud among those waiting on IRS; reams of documents still not enough
  2. Victims of sex assaults in military are mostly silent men

International 

Associated Press

  1. 3 Hezbollah Fighters Die of Wounds From Syria
  2. Owner: Chinese Boat’s Captain Beaten by NKoreans
  3. After a Decade, Global AIDS Program Looks Ahead

New York Times

  1. Japan’s New Optimism Has Name: Abenomics
  2. U.S. Takes Steps to Add Security at Embassies
  3. Hezbollah’s Role in Syria War Shakes the Lebanese 

Reuters

  1. Israel fires back at Syria after gunshots at its troops
  2. Russia says two rebels killed in Caucasus
  3. Obama to meet with China’s Xi June 7-8

Wall Street Journal

  1. Europe’s Recession Sparks Grass-Roots Political Push
  2. Syria’s Gains Renew Pressure on U.S.
  3. Pyongyang Frees Chinese Fishermen; North Fires Two Missiles

Washington Post

  1. Autobahn speed limit proposal revs debate in Germany
  2. Afghan peace lost in transition worries
  3. Attacks across Iraq kill 95 in hints of sectarian spillover from Syria

Top Conservative Stories of the Day: 

Breitbart

  1. Why I Live in Oklahoma
  2. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Urged Feds to Investigate Conservative Org in 2010 (5/20) 

The Daily Caller  

  1. IRS targeted conservative college interns
  2. Democratic Senator uses Okla. Tornado for anti-GOP rant over global warming
  3. Over 150 conservative leaders, groups sign letter opposing Gang of 8 bill 

CNSNews.com

  1. Did Obama and IRS Union Boss Talk Tea Party? WH Won’t Say
  2. Vietnam Again Escapes Blacklisting, As State Dep’t Cites ‘Positive’ Moves on Religious Freedom 

Hot Air

        1. OK tornado devastation: 51 dead, including 20 children

National Review

  1. The President Won—Sort Of
  2. Issa Warns Hillary 

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Threat from Within: U.S. military braced for surge in Taliban ‘insider’ attacks after recent statement
  2. Conservatives Concerned About Immigration: More than 60 leaders sign letter pushing Republicans in Senate to kill bill 

The Weekly Standard

  1. He’s No Nixon
  2. All Politics Isn’t Local 

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Tornado Devastates Moore, Oklahoma: Photos, Video
  2. Moore, Oklahoma, May Be the Tornado Capital of America (5/20)
  3. Chris Christie Joins the Yahoos, Says No ‘Proof’ Climate Change Caused Sandy (5/20) 

Huffington Post

  1. Oklahoma Senators Jim Inhofe, Tom Coburn Face Difficult Options on Disaster Relief
  2. Stephanie Pucheta, 10-Year-Old, On Dad’s Deportation: ‘Why Do They Have To Be So Cruel?’ (5/20)

Talking Points Memo

  1. Rescued
  2. Oklahoma GOP Sen. Tom Coburn Will Seek to Offset Tornado Aid

ThinkProgress

       1. Arizona Congressman Wants to Expand His DC Abortion Ban To Restrict Reproductive Rights Nationwide

 

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