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Afternoon Lede Check – 5.9.14

President Obama delivers a gloomy message on midterms, ex-Time Warner boss the new Clippers CEO, and Maryland trail rape suspect in police custody.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

The Washington PostObama delivers gloomy message on midterms

USA TodayParsons, ex-Time Warner boss, is new Clippers CEO

POLITICOConservatives skeptical of power of Twitter

The HillSpeaker Boehner stacks special Benghazi committee with lawyers

Roll CallWill Obama Threaten to Veto Senate’s Tax-Cut Bill?

Daily Caller: KKKOed – Democratic Assemblyman Dressed In Confederate Uniform Confronted By Black GOP Delegate

The Washington TimesGOP vs. GOP: Fight over official stance on gays, abortion roiling Republicans

National JournalAmericans Have Faith in One Another, But Little Else

Washington ExaminerNancy Pelosi, for now, rejects GOP proposal on Benghazi panel

Huffington Post Politics: DON’T DO IT, GOP

WTOP: Union Station could get new name

ABC 7: Md. firefighter killed in deadly crash Thursday

NBC 4: Md. Trail Rape Suspect in Custody: Police

CBS 9: Suspect arrested in Northwest Branch trail rape

Fox 5: Missing elderly woman found dead, ruled homicide

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