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Morning Round-Up 5-31

By on 5.31.13 | 10:00AM

“Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.” George Washington 

Feature of the Day: 13 Words That Knocked Out Scripps National Spelling Bee Finalists

Morning Headlines 

Domestic

Associated Press

  1. Letters Highlight NYC Mayor’s Place in Gun Debate
  2. Rape Victim: Retaliation Prevalent in Military
  3. Tornadoes Touch Down in Oklahoma, Arkansas

New York Times

  1. Universities Show Uneven Efforts in Enrolling Poor
  2. New Rules May Rein In Prosecutors in Leak Investigations
  3. Man Tied to Boston Suspect Is Said to Have Attacked Agent Before Being Shot

Politico

  1. Rising economy shifts 2014 election landscape
  2. Eric Holder to media: I get it
  3. Chafee: Moderates ‘taken out’ of party

Reuters

  1. Cyber threats pose ‘stealthy, insidious’ danger: defense chief
  2. Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism sees “marked resurgence”: U.S.
  3. U.S. discovery of rogue GMO wheat raises concerns over controls

Wall Street Journal

  1. Romney Planning to Rejoin National Dialogue
  2. Dispute Flares Inside FDA Over Safety of Popular Blood Pressure Drugs
  3. Swoon in Bonds Puts Eye on Fed

Washington Post

  1. Tea Party groups mobilizing against Common Core education overhaul
  2. For Obama’s ex-aides, it’s time to cash in on experience
  3. In Smithfield, residents digest news of sale

Washington Times

  1. GOP senators want IG probe of Sebelius’ ‘Obamacare’ fundraising
  2. Marines stand back as Afghans take lead

International 

Associated Press

  1. Russia to Sell At Least 10 MIG Fighters to Syria
  2. Activists: Troops Attack Convoy in Key Syrian Town
  3. Eurozone Unemployment Heading For 20 Million

New York Times

  1. Grim Task of Identifying Factories’ Dead Overwhelms Bangladeshi Lab
  2. Economist Who Fled Russia Details Intense Scrutiny
  3. Bloc Challenges Britain on Welfare Rules

Reuters

  1. Russian S-300 missiles unlikely to reach Syria for months
  2. China’s Tiananmen Mothers criticize Xi for lack of reforms
  3. Turk police in teargas crackdown on anti-government protesters

Wall Street Journal

  1. Syrian Leader Mocks Foes and Threatens Israel
  2. Cerberus Capital Battles With Japan’s Seibu
  3. Aging Chinese Face a Bleak Picture

Washington Post

  1. Bashar al-Assad vows to complete purchase of advanced Russian S-300 missiles
  2. Hagel visits Asia to reassure allies
  3. Israeli and Palestinian tycoons push for peace 

Top Conservative Stories of the Day: 

The American Conservative

  1. For President Buchanan
  2. Class War, Guess Who’s Winning? 

Breitbart

  1. George W. Bush Skeptical of Senate’s Immigration Bill
  2. Amid Scandals, Five Cabinet Level IG Positions Remain Open 

The Daily Caller  

  1. Senate staffers offered classes on forgiveness, relaxation, sleep
  2. Obama second-term campaign activity three times Bush’s (5/30)
  3. Carney curbs press appearances amid scandals (5/30)

CNSNews.com

  1. State Dept.: Al-Qaeda Headed for ‘Defeat’, But Arab Turmoil Helping Other Terrorists
  2. Giving Illegals Access to Welfare ‘An Assault on U.S. Taxpayer,’ Researcher Says

Hot Air

        1. Eric Holder’s super-secret message to media organizations: Trust me!  

National Review

  1. Obama’s Dorothy Doctrine
  2. Brewer’s Tantrum

Washington Free Beacon

  1. The California Captivity of the Democratic Party: How Hollywood and Silicon Valley took America
  2. DOE and DOJ Under FIRE: Office for Civil Rights walks back new sexual harassment guidelines

The Weekly Standard

  1. Let the Sunshine In
  2. Defense Dept. Sponsors Anonymous Internet Chatting for Sexual Assault Victims

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Comey: Principled or Self-Righteous?
  2. Chicago Police Say Shooting Deaths Are Declining
  3. Mideast War in Our Time?

Huffington Post

  1. George W. Bush Bikes With Injured Vets, Reflects on White House Decisions, Life After the Presidency
  2. Reinhart and Rogoff’s Pro-Austerity Research Now Even More Thoroughly Debunked By Studies
  3. Donations From Tobacco Maker Reynolds American Fund Secretive Nonprofits

Talking Points Memo

  1. Cruz: Holder’s DOJ ‘Has Demonstrated A Willingness to Disregard the Law’
  2. Not Jurassic Park But Maybe Wooly Mammoth Park

ThinkProgress

      1. How China May Have Just Changed The Climate Game (5/30

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