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Morning Round-Up 5-22

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. FEMA Chief: Feds Won’t Go ‘When the Cameras Leave’
  2. Anthony Weiner Launches Bid to Become NYC Mayor
  3. Amid Immigration Reform, Calls to Change Asylums

New York Times

  1. Drama as Alarm Sirens Wailed; Time Reveals Lower Death Toll from Tornado
  2. Why No Safe Room to Run To? Cost and Plains Culture
  3. Obama Pledges Storm Aid; Some in Congress Talk of Finding Cuts to Offset It


  1. Jay Carney press briefing blues
  2. Witnesses gone wild
  3. Heads won’t roll at the IRS


  1. Senate panel passes immigration bill; Obama praises move
  2. Chicago school board to vote on mass school closing
  3. Disgraced ex-congressman Weiner announces candidacy for NYC mayor

Wall Street Journal

  1. Oklahoma Tornado: Long Minutes of Desperation Inside School Razed by Storm
  2. Director of IRS Unit Says She Won’t Testify
  3. Broad Immigration Overhaul Heads to Senate

Washington Post

  1. Petraeus’s role in drafting Benghazi talking points raises questions
  2. Senate panel approves sweeping immigration reform bill
  3. Boy Scouts: It’s time to end the gay ban!

Washington Times

  1. Former IRS commissioner says scrutiny was not his job as a political appointee
  2. Immigration reform bill clears committee hurdles, heads to Senate


Associated Press

  1. Iran’s Ahmadinejad Denounces Election Decision
  2. Japan Approves Joining Int’l Child Abduction Pact
  3. 7 Egyptian Security Men Kidnapped In Sinai Freed

New York Times

  1. Debate Aside, Number of Drone Strikes Drops Sharply
  2. Folk Remedy Extracted from Captive Bear Stirs Furor in China
  3. Syrian Forces and Hezbollah Fighters Press Assault on Key City


  1. Afghanistan’s Karzai gives India military equipment ‘wish list’
  2. Syria opposition calls for reinforcements in embattled Qusair
  3. Artillery lands in east Congo city, humanitarian camp

Wall Street Journal

  1. Frailty of Guatemala Institutions Seen in Former Dictator’s Case
  2. Iran Bars Prominent Candidates From Ballot
  3. Swiss Franc Falls as SNB Chief Holds Firm

Washington Post

  1. Iranian presidential candidates announced; Rafsanjani disqualified
  2. Kim Jong Un’s special envoy visits China
  3. Border violence prevents Syrian refugees from reaching Jordan

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Rand Paul’s Risks
  2. The Center for American Progress’s Crony Loan Conflict of Interest


  1. Exclusive—Palin: Going Rogue in the Wrong Direction
  2. Exclusive—Levin: McConnell ‘Orchestrating’ Immigration Bill ‘From Shadows’ (5/21)

The Daily Caller  

  1. IRS slow-walks tax-exempt status for Wyoming conservative think tank
  2. Tea party protests at IRS offices in DC and nationwide

  1. IRS Misses Filing Deadline: Fails to Comply With Congressional Demand for All Communications With WH About Targeting Conservatives
  2. Ex-IRS Head on Who Knew of Tea Party Targeting: ‘I Can’t Say That I Know’ 

Hot Air

            1. Breaking: FBI shoots, kills person of interest in Boston bombing after man attacks agent  

National Review

  1. Oversight from Washington, All Along
  2. The EPA’s Conservative Problem

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Center for Turkish Progress: Obama-aligned think tank’s ties to Turkey under scrutiny
  2. Orlando Man Linked to Boston Bombing Killed by FBI Agent After Questioning

The Weekly Standard

  1. Biden: ‘Barack’s Learning to Speak Without a Teleprompter’
  2. Democratic Congresswoman: It’s ‘Un-American’ Not to Fund Obamacare ‘Outreach’  

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Oklahoma Tornado Levels Moore 7-Eleven; Heroes Emerge to Save Injured
  2. Oklahoma Tornado Tests Gov. Mary Fallin, and She’s Emerging a Star
  3. Obama’s War on Journalism: ‘An Unconstitutional Act’ 

Huffington Post

  1. Senate Immigration Bill Passes Out of Judiciary Committee (5/21)
  2. Rand Paul Appeals to New Hampshire GOP, Urges Diversity (5/21)
  3. John McCain, Susan Collins Oppose ‘Bizarre’ Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Demand

Talking Points Memo

  1. NBC: FBI Agent Kills Man Connected To Boston Bombing Suspects
  2. Papal Exorcism Mystery Deepens


  1. Senate Committee Advances Immigration Reform in Bipartisan Vote
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