DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Can lightning strike twice in Massachusetts?

The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin thinks Republican Gabriel Gomez could potentially win Secretary of State John Kerry's former Massachusetts Senate seat.

April jobs report: Surprising strength, consistent with a slowdown
John Hayward of Human Events writes that while the increase in payrolls and decrease in the unemployment rate for the month of April is good news, there are still a few underlying factors that make the economic recovery seem sub-par.

Plan B is very misunderstood

Cecile Richards argues in Time magazine that the Obama administration's decision to try and prevent girls under the age of 15 from purchasing emergency contraception is a bad idea.

Clarence Thomas suggests 'elites' like Obama because he's what 'they expect from a black person'
Adam Serwer of Mother Jones criticizes recent comments that the conservative-leaning Supreme Court Justice made about President Obama at Duquesne University.


OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Gun control supporters launch frenzied campaign to revive bill

Advocates of gun control reform feel that their cause will be helped by the dropping poll numbers of senators who voted against the Manchin-Toomey bill to expand background checks, according to The Hill's Mike Lillis.

Schumer: ObamaCare could raise premiums

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says one way to prevent this from happening would be for regulators to closely monitor the activities of private insurance companies, The Hill's Elise Viebeck reports.

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