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Justice Department obtained AP phone records: The Associated Press reports that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months worth of reporter and editor phone records. The wire service's top executive called the effort a "massive and unprecedented intrusion."
More than half of Americans support gay marriage: Yet another poll shows how public opinion has shifted on gay marriage. Fifty-three percent of Americans said same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid in a new Gallup poll, tying a historic high in the survey. In 2010, support for gay marriage stood at 44 percent.
Obama dismisses criticism: President Obama charged that Republicans are playing politics with last year's deadly attack in Benghazi. At a news conference, he dismissed criticism over talking points that underwent changes after the attack as a "sideshow." The House Oversight Committee, meanwhile, is expanding its investigation of Benghazi.
Skepticism about Benghazi response: Forty percent of Americans say the Obama administration has been dishonest about last year's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, a new Pew Research Center poll shows. Meanwhile, 36 percent said Republicans have gone too far in their hearings.
Weiner staffing up: Former congressman Anthony Weiner has tapped at least one staffer for a possible mayoral bid, Politico reports. Weiner has not yet said whether he will run, but the move appears to be a step in the direction of a campaign.
House panel schedules IRS hearing: The House Ways and Means Committee will look at the Internal Revenue Service's singling out of conservative groups at a hearing on Friday.
Thanks but no thanks: Former congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) won't run for the Senate, a big blow to Democrats' chances of winning in South Dakota.
Paulsen says no, too: Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) won't run for the Senate or governor in 2014.
Headed for the West? For what it's worth, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) says former congressman Allen West (R) would make a "great" lieutenant governor. Scott's LG resigned in March amid a racketeering probe in which she had faced questions.
Capuano for governor? Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) says he has moved closer to a decision on whether to run for governor. “The clock is running, so I’m closer,” he said.
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