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Morning Round-Up 5-23

By on 5.23.14 | 9:21AM

Feature of the Day: The Military Is Shutting Down Its Weather-Controlling Death Beam

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Tennessee Brings Back the Electric Chair
  2. Mortar Attack on Assad Gathering in Syria Kills 21


  1. Oh, Brother: The psychodrama of George v. Jeb
  2. Why Geithner drives liberals nuts
  3. The Chocolate King Who Would Be President


  1. Exclusive: Like New Jersey, most states felt drop in April income taxes
  2. California Democrats scale back universal preschool plan, citing cost
  3. U.S. steps up scrutiny of American fighters in Syria

Wall Street Journal

  1. U.S. Military Pushes for More Disclosure on Drone Strikes
  2. Defense Policy Bill Approved by House
  3. Republican Party Tests Ground Game in Michigan

Washington Times

  1. Navy gets no respect: Americans say it’s the least prestigious military branch
  2. Louisiana VA staff falsified documents; nurse claimed racial element
  3. IRS to start over on rules governing tea party groups, other nonprofits

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Raiding and Trading in the American West
  2. Nationalism Buoys Europe’s Populist Right


  1. Fundraisers at Cochran Aide’s House May Have Been Illegal, Lawyer Says
  2. The Night of the Right: UKIP Surge, Labor Fails to Make Inroads in UK’s Local Elections

 The Daily Caller     

  1. Sinise: We Have An Entire New Generation of Lieutenant Dans Out There

  1. VA’s Spending Up 92.2% in One Decade

National Review

  1. The Hard Sell on Climate Change
  2. The Hillary-Industrial Complex

Washington Free Beacon

  1. The Problem With Reform Conservatism
  2. SEIU Spending Big in Michigan to Back Dem for Senate

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Ralph Nader and Grover Norquist: Washington’s Most Unlikely Bromance
  2. The Pope’s Risky Trip to the Holy Land

Talking Points Memo

  1. Palestinian Refugees Pin Hopes on Pope’s Visit
  2. Scarborough: I’ve Never Heard Anyone Object to Obamacare Over Race


     1. Why Veterans Still Love the VA

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