Morning Must Reads: May 12

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

In the news: Pro-Russian militants assert that eastern Ukraine voters opted for some sort of self-rule; Nigeria's missing girls; 2014 midterms; ex-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's new book; Pope Francis and the Devil

  • “Residents of two regions of eastern Ukraine turned out in significant numbers Sunday to vote in support of self-rule in a referendum that threatens to deepen divisions in a country already heading perilously toward civil war.” [WashPost]
    • “European Union foreign ministers were set to modestly expand sanctions on Russia Monday as they began a potentially more divisive debate—how tough should be their response if Moscow undermines Ukraine’s upcoming presidential vote.” [WSJ]
    • Inside a Nerve Center of Ukraine’s Shadow War [Buzzfeed]
  • Nigeria’s Missing Girls: The End of Terror is Nowhere in Sight [TIME]
  • House Republicans have no scheduled votes or hearings on ObamaCare, signaling a shift in the party’s strategy as the White House rides a wave of good news on the law.” [Hill]
  • How 2014 became the year of the gun-toting candidate [Slate]
  • Keystone, Possible Runoff Create Long Slog for Landrieu [RCP]
  • Show Us the Drone Memos [NYT/Sen. Rand Paul]
  • “Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had a plan to reform Newark’s schools. They got an education.” [New Yorker]
  • Geithner: On landing a (financial) plane that’s on fire [USA Today]
  • Hillary and Me [Politico]
  • In Washington, Walk on the Grass, but Step Gently [NYT]
  • A Modern Pope Gets Old School on the Devil [WashPost]
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