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Morning Must Reads: May 20

Mark Wilson—Getty Images The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

In the News: It's Super Tuesday—there are primaries in 6 states today; Money talks in elections and the GOP establishment is spending loads of it; China confronts U.S. ambassador over spying charges; and Credit Suisse pleads guilty

  • There are primaries in Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Arkansas, and Idaho. Get the run-down here [ABC News]
  • GOP brass thinks its riding a wave [The Hill]
  • The McConnell challenge that wasn’t [Politico]
  • TIME’s take: “Money talks in elections. And the GOP’s grandees are spending lots of it. A massive fundraising push is the biggest factor in the early success of the Establishment’s primary campaign, which aims to prop up vulnerable incumbents and defeat volatile insurgents who might jeopardize the party’s chances in November.” [TIME]
  • CIA stops using phony vaccine programs to cover up spying [NYT]
  • Veteran long celebrated by Marines is getting a Medal of Honor [Washington Post]
  • China confronts U.S. envoy over cyber-spying accusations [Reuters]
  • “The Chinese government responded furiously on Tuesday, calling in the newly installed American ambassador, Max Baucus, to protest the release of the indictment, which was accompanied by F.B.I. ‘wanted’ posters of Chinese soldiers in uniform. The Chinese foreign ministry and defense ministries vehemently denied any wrongdoing, while accusing the United States of engaging in extensive intelligence gathering of its own.” [NYT]
  • Credit Suisse rises as U.S. guilty plea ends 3-year probe [Bloomberg]
  • Thai army chief urges rivals to talk after declaring martial law [Reuters]
  • Obama takes an unexpected detour—to a little league game [Washington Post]


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