Morning Round-Up 5-23 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Morning Round-Up 5-23

“In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it.” –Abraham Lincoln 

Feature of the Day: Amazon Is Planning a Massive Biodome HQ So No One Ever Has To Leave

Morning Headlines 


Associated Press

  1. $2B in Okla. Tornado Damage Means Hard Recovery
  2. Man Shot By FBI Had Ties to Boston Bombing Suspect
  3. Birth Control Coverage Up for Federal Appeal 

New York Times

  1. Women Were Secretly Filmed at West Point, the Army Says
  2. In Cross Hairs of Tornadoes, a Town’s Residents Stay Put
  3. Obama, in a Shift, to Limit Targets of Drone Strikes


  1. New gay rights battleground: Virginia
  2. Why leaks controversy could linger
  3. Pickering to tell more on Benghazi


  1. Immigration bill gets Senate boost; House effort teetering
  2. U.S. military lawyers put more pressure on Guantanamo
  3. Man linked to Boston bombing killed by FBI in Florida

Wall Street Journal

  1. Online Gambling Bets on Return to U.S.
  2. Fed’s Varied Voices Leave Market Guessing
  3. Obama Restarts Bid to Close Guantanamo

Washington Post

  1. U.S. acknowledges killing of four U.S. citizens in counterterrorism operations
  2. In Oklahoma, volunteers clean up cemetery in preparation for burial of tornado victims
  3. Man tied to Boston bombing suspect killed in confrontation with FBI, other law enforcement 

Washington Times

  1. Lethal lapse: London machete attackers were probed by UK’s MI5 anti-terror investigators
  2. Conservatives propose compromise of balanced budget, higher debt limit


Associated Press

  1. UK Emergency Committee Meets After Attack
  2. Q&A: What Is Known About London Attack
  3. US, Israel Raise Hopes for Mideast Peace Restart

New York Times

  1. One Drone Victim’s Trail from Raleigh to Pakistan
  2. Hackers Find China is Land of Opportunity
  3. Europe Pushes to Shed Stigma of a Tax Haven
  4. Cameron Says Britain ‘Resolute’ After Attack


  1. London attacker British, of Nigerian origin: source
  2. Taliban claim bomb in southwest Pakistan that kills 13
  3. Assad foe tells Syrian leader to cede power to officials

Wall Street Journal

  1. Car Bomb Kills 12 in Pakistan
  2. Officials Try to Calm Rice Fears
  3. A Killing Puts U.K. on Guard for Terror

Washington Post

  1. Deadly London attack could be act of terror, Prime Minister Cameron says
  2. IMF chief called to testify in French court about role in arbitration case
  3. Young Lebanese fighters leaving Syria for battle closer to home

Top Conservative Stories of the Day: 

The American Conservative

  1. Heads Krugman Wins, Tails ‘Austerity’ Loses
  2. Rand Paul’s Puzzling Stand with Apple


  1. Finally: Tax-dodging, Union-busting, Subprime Mortgage Banker Hauled Before Congress
  2. Obama to Reset US Terror War in Key Speech 

The Daily Caller  

  1. Ruemmler met one-on-one with Treasury lawyer long before April
  2. Despite momentum, GOP leadership still against special Benghazi committee

  1. Ex-IRS Chief: ‘I Certainly Believe I Did Not Have Any Conversations’ with WH About Tea Party
  2. Bloodied Attacker Invokes ‘Allah’ After Hacking Soldier to Death on London Street

Hot Air

  1. IRS audited 69% of filers claiming adoption tax credit

National Review

  1. The Real Voter Suppression of 2012
  2. Firing Lois Lerner

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Fair Game: Conservative think tank slams hypocrisy of Obama ally
  2. Massive Attack: Israeli general warns air force will strike Syrian weapons facilities if nation collapses

Weekly Standard

  1. Gosnell Seeps into the News
  2. Susan Rice ‘Deserves to Be Subpoenaed,’ Not an Apology

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. The Woman Who Stood Up to the Woolwich Butchers
  2. Just Say No (Special Prosecutor)
  3. Exclusive: U.S. To Bring Chemical Weapons Witnesses Out of Syria

Huffington Post

  1. Obama To Address Drones, Gitmo In Security Speech
  2. Too-Big-To-Jail Dogs Obama’s Justice Department As Government Documents Raise Questions
  3. John Boehner on IRS Scandal: ‘Looks To Me Like’ They’ve ‘Got Something to Hide’ 

Talking Points Memo

  1. McConnell Rejects Reid’s Nuclear Option Threats
  2. Did You See This?


            1. The Inside Story of the Harvard Dissertation That Became Too Racist for Heritage (5/22)

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