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Morning Round-Up 5-14

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Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Minn. Governor To Sign Bill Allowing Gay Marriage
  2. AP Impact: Wind Farms Get Pass on Eagle Deaths
  3. Police: Man, 19, Sought in N.O. Parade Shootings 

New York Times

  1. Phone Records of Journalists Seized by U.S.
  2. Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Guilty of Murder in Late-Term Procedures
  3. Obama Dismisses Benghazi Furor But Assails I.R.S 


  1. White House stuck on IRS scandal response
  2. IRS mess adds to campaign finance free-for-all
  3. Why Clinton didn’t talk Benghazi on Sunday shows (5/13) 


  1. Police identify suspect in New Orleans shooting
  2. House panel questions resignation of FDA official (5/13)
  3. Analysis: Controversies give Obama new governing headache 

Wall Street Journal

  1. Chief at IRS Knew of Targeting (5/13)
  2. Navy Catches the Drone Bug (5/13)
  3. US Seized Phone Records of AP Staff (5/13) 

Washington Post

  1. New State Department briefer on the podium
  2. IRS official Lois Lerner becomes face of scandal over targeting of conservative groups (5/13)
  3. Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell convicted of murder in deaths of three infants (5/13)

Washington Times

  1. Benghazi cover-up charges a partisan ‘sideshow,’ president says (5/13)
  2. Holder to answer on Wednesday for Justice Dept. snooping on reporters 


Associated Press

  1. Russian FSB Detains US Diplomat Accused of Spying
  2. 3-Man Space Crew Returns Safely to Earth
  3. Syria Wants Details About US-Russian Initiative 

New York Times

  1. Sharif vs. Army, Round 3
  2. Global Retailers Join Safety Plan for Bangladesh
  3. A Focus on Syria for Obama and Cameron 


  1. European, U.S. retailers split on Bangladesh reform plan
  2. Russia detains U.S. embassy worker for spy recruitment
  3. Cameron to publish EU vote bill to defuse party revolt 

Wall Street Journal

  1. Bank Bailout Blues Stall U.K. recovery
  2. Banks Rush to Ease Supply of Money (5/13)
  3. Bangladesh Opens Door to More Unions (5/13) 

Washington Post

  1. China’s prostitutes routinely extorted, abused by police, report says (5/13)
  2. Russia says it detained U.S. spy

Frustrated with diplomacy, some in Congress seek total ban on Iran’s oil (5/13)  

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:


  1. Exclusive: House Majority Whip: ‘We Should Investigate’ IRS, Benghazi, AP Scandals (5/13)
  2. Multiple Agencies Involved With IRS in Intimidation (5/13) 

The Daily Caller  

  1. Obama hopes for extended crisis atmosphere (5/13)
  2. University presidents rake in millions while students flounder (5/13)
  3. Lawyers: Targeting of conservatives more vast than just Cincinnati, also involved DC office (5/13)

  1. Guilty: Abortionist Gosnell Convicted of First-Degree Murder of 3 Babies (5/13)
  2. 9 of 12 Jurors in Gosnell Trial Are ‘Pro-Choice’

Hot Air

  1. WaPo: IRS targeting of Tea Party, conservative groups also in Washington office  

National Review

  1. Terrorism as Therapy (5/13)
  2. Gosnell Is Not an Aberration (5/13)

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Network Effects: Chinese university lab linked to PLA cyber attacks  
  2. Heightened Scrutiny: Attorney for Tea Party Group: IRS told me a year abo about ‘secret working group’ 

The Weekly Standard

  1. Cuccinelli: ‘I’ll Be On Your Side’  
  2. Govs. Jindal, Walker: ‘This Is Big Brother Come to Life’

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. IRS Audits, Benghazi, Sebelius: Obama’s Second Term Is Scandal Heaven
  2. Does Ariel Castro Really Have to Die?
  3. America’s New Oligarchs— and Silicon Valley’s Shady 1 Percenters 

Huffington Post

  1. AP Phone Records Seized by Justice Department As War On Leaks Continues
  2. FBI Exigent Letters Memo Should Be Kept Secret, Justice Department Argues (5/13)
  3. Nancy Pelosi: If John Boehner Were A Woman, People Would Call Him ‘Weakest Speaker In History’

Talking Points Memo

  1. Up Is Down: Foes of Gun Background Checks Claim To Support Them
  2. Yep


  1. BREAKING: Minnesota Becomes 12th State to Legalize Marriage Equality (5/13)


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