Morning Must Reads: May 6

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  • GOP establishment faces first 2014 primary tests: “Seven months after the government shutdown deepened divisions within the Republican Party, GOP voters head to the polls Tuesday for the first major 2014 contests between the party’s feuding factions.” [TIME]
  • “The Republican Senate primary in North Carolina is today’s key race and pits the establishment against the Tea Party. Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House, is the establishment candidate backed by Jeb Bush and, just yesterday, Mitt Romney. Greg Brannon, a physician, is the Tea Party and libertarian favorite and Rand Paul joined him on the campaign trail Monday calling him a ‘dragon slayer.'” [ABC News]
  • The one House race where immigration matters [Politico]
  • Tea party in Ohio aims lower on ballot [WSJ]
  • White House mum on cooperating with new Benghazi probe [TIME]
  • Get ready for a lot more Jesus in your life [Slate]
  • “The White House has pressured the chief executives of some of America’s largest energy, financial and industrial corporations into canceling plans to attend an international economic forum in Russia to be hosted by President Vladimir V. Putin this month, the latest effort to isolate Moscow in retaliation for its intervention in Ukraine.” [NYT]
  • Ukrainians call for volunteers to quell separatist uprising [Washington Post]
  • How Democrats running for governor will talk about Obamacare [National Journal]
  • White House to unveil dire climate warning in new report [Reuters]
  • Hillary’s first political activity of 2014: fundraising for her daughter’s mother-in-law [Politico]
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