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Morning Must Reads: May 9

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

In the News: The White House residence has solar panels; House establishes select committee on Benghazi; U.S. officials arrive in Nigeria to aid search; FEC allows PACs to accept bitcoin

  • A Benghazi Scandal that’s already been revealed: The CIA believed a media mistake [TIME]
  • House votes to establish select committee on Benghazi [Fox News]
  • “Democratic members of the US House of Representatives are weighing whether to participate in a new investigation of the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, or boycott the election-year inquiry of a tragedy they accuse Republicans of politicising. Party leaders will meet rank-and-file members on Friday to decide the next step…” [Al Jazeera]
  • “President Obama will promote his record on energy efficiency on Friday by touting several initiatives he says are taking hold across the country – as well as the completion of one very close to home. After years of delay, solar panels have been installed on the first family’s residence at the White House, according to aides, who say Obama will make the announcement at a speech in Mountain View, Calif., on Friday.” [LA Times]
  • Six Democrats decide to reject Senate plan to overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac [Bloomberg]
  • FEC voted to allow political committees to accept small amounts of bitcoin [Reuters]
  • U.S. officials arrive in Nigeria to aid in search for missing girls [CNN]
  • House to hold hearing on D.C. marijuana policy [AP]
  • Recalled cars roam the roads as federal legislation stalls [NYT]
  • The woman who is likely to oversee the ongoing implementation of the Obama administration’s healthcare law faced little opposition from Republicans at her first confirmation hearing Thursday, as they focused on her qualifications to serve rather than the law they uniformly despise.” [TIME]


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