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Posted on | May 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Diplomat Says Questions About Benghazi Led To Demotion

Gregory Ricks testifies on the administration's response to the Benghazi attack

Gregory Hicks testifies on the administration’s response to the Benghazi attack

Five hours of testimony to Congress as State Department, White House desperately spin

US, Russia Seek New Syria Peace Talks
Rebels skeptical

Government Data Shows Hospital Billing Varies Wildly
Hospitals shown to have wide variations in charges for same procedures



POLITICS
Suffolk U Poll Shows Markey Leads Gomez By 17

Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez

Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez

Sample of 500 people very different from previous polls indicating tighter race
Related: Has Markey’s Stumble Put Mass. Senate Seat In Play?

Judge Declares High School Cheerleaders’ Bible Banners Okay

Air Force Sidelines 17 Missile Officers

NY City Council Approves Paid Sick Time Ordinance; Bloomberg Vows Veto

Obama Administration Weighs Options For Expanding Wiretap Laws

GOP Wins Delay In Battle To Block Labor Nominee Perez

CFPB Lays Out Options For Easing Repayment Of Private Student Loans



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Oil Falls On Higher U.S. Inventories: NYMEX $95.56, Brent $104.17
Dow, S&P Extend Record High Streak
PRC April Inflation Edges Up To 2.4% Amid Concern About Strength Of Recovery
Bank Of Korea Cuts Key Interest Rate To 2.5%
Coke Broadens Distribution Of Its Low-Calorie Drinks
News Corp. Beats Profit Estimates On Higher Licensing Sales
Microsoft Names Amy Hood As New CFO
World Of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Subscribers In Q1
Here’s Why The Facebook Phone Flopped
Slacker Redesign Helped Drive 100K New Subscribers
Google, Authors In Court Again Over Digital Books
San Francisco Drops Fight For Cell Phone Radiation Labeling Law



SPORTS
Heat Crush Bulls In Game 2, 115-78

Joakim Noah: he mad

Joakim Noah: he mad

Bulls lose their cool and the game with nine technical fouls, two ejections and a flagrant foul

Rangers Win Game 4, Tie Series Against Capitals

Joe Gibbs Racing Team Wins Penalty Reduction

Bruins Top Leafs On Krejci Hat Trick, Take 3-1 Lead

No Joy In Wrigleyville As Cubs And Neighbors Clash

A’s Lose To Tribe On Controversial Call By Umps

Jaguars Have 99 Problems But GM Says Tebow Ain’t One

Utah Teen Charged With Homicide After Soccer Referee Dies From Punch

Nationals Reverse Rainout Ticket Policy After Strong Negative Reaction By Fans

Harper Drives In Two As Nats Beat Tigers 3-1



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Blake Lively Sets Pulses Racing

What -if anything- is under the coat?

What -if anything- is under the coat?

Racy pix from NY photo shoot

“Young And The Restless” Star Jeanne Cooper Dead At 84

Margaret Cho Outs John Travolta In Australia

“Gossip Girl” Actress Kaylee DeFer Pregnant With First Child

Jinkx Monsoon Has An Opinion On Gwyneth Paltrow

Chris Kelly’s Wake: Forward Pants, Tears, Instrumental “Jump”

Gwen Stefani And Katy Perry Party Together In NYC


Winona Ryder: I Was Told I Wasn’t Pretty Enough To Be In Movies

Marvel Cliffhanger: Robert Downey Jr.’s $50 Million Sequel Showdown

David Bowie Releases “The Next Day” Video

Liam Hemsworth’s Brothers Staged An Intevention To End Miley Cyrus Engagement



FOREIGNERS
Syrian Internet Back After 19-Hour Outage
Bangladesh Factory Fire Kills Eight; Collapse Toll Reaches 892
Stephen Hawking Joins Academic Boycott Of Israel
Brazilian Robert Azevedo Will Become First Latin American Head Of WTO
Russian Deputy PM Surkov Resigns After Putin Reprimand
Is PRC Finally Reining In The Norks?
Kurdish PKK Fighters Begin Withdrawal From Turkey
U.S. Congress Moves To Close Iran Sanctions Loophole
Cuba’s Ladies In White Leader Meets Pope Francis
Italian Appeals Court Upholds Berlusconi Tax Fraud Verdict
Karnataka Election Results: Congress Gains 2%, BJP Loses 14%



BLOGS & STUFF
Three Beers Later: National Offend A Feminist Week Wednesday – Women In Church
Michelle Malkin: Operation Smear Benghazi Whistleblowers
Power Line: The Benghazi Hearing – Did It Matter?
NRO Corner: “The YouTube Video Was A Non-Event In Libya”
Bryan Preston: Seven Things We Learned From The Benghazi Whistleblower Hearing
Weasel Zippers: Benghazi Whistleblower Says He Was Told Not To Talk To Congressman Investigating Attack
NewsBusters: Time’s Joe Klein Still Bitterly Clinging To Discredited Obama Script On Benghazi
Lonely Conservative: Hillary’s 2AM Phone Call And Other Highlights Of The Benghazi Hearing
Gateway Pundit: Cheney Blasts Obama Administration On Benghazi
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Grad Students Are Even More Hosed Than I Thought
Legal Insurrection: BDS Lied About Stephen Hawking Joining Anti-Israel Academic Boycott (Updates)
The Commentator: An Open Letter To Stephen Hawking
Israel Matzav: #tomorrow13 An Open Letter To A BDSer
Jammie Wearing Fools: Media Sad Face – “Sanford Victory Could Spell Trouble For House GOP Leadership”
Ed Driscoll: Two Washington Posts In One
Hollywood Reporter: Conservatives Plan Anti-MSNBC Protest At Comcast Shareholders’ Meeting
Via Meadia: Nigeria Is Melting
Viking Pundit: Fauxcahontas Knows The Solution To Student Loan Debt – More Cowbell!


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