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May 3, 2011, 3:18 p.m.
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CORRINE BROWN LOSES HERS
Wasserman Schultz Wins Her Primary
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THE DETAILS

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz beat back a primary challenge by law professor Tim Canova on Tuesday. The Florida Democrat and deposed former Democratic National Committee chief led 57%-42% with more than 80% of the vote counted last night. Meanwhile, fellow Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown became the fifth incumbent to lose during this election cycle. Brown, who was recently indicted for fraud, lost to former state Sen. Al Lawson.

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CHALLENGER MAY NOT ENDORSE HIM
McCain Survives in Arizona
2 hours ago
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Reports of Sen. John McCain's demise were greatly exaggerated. Seeking a sixth term, the Arizona Republican handily defeated upstart Kelli Ward. The Associated Press called the race around 8:30pm local time. Ward was in no mood to be conciliatory, saying, "After refusing to debate while running a slash and burn campaign devoid of actual ideas, I hope the senator can rest comfortably with his conscience as he continues to lecture others about civility. The Republican party cannot win as a national party if we keep nominating unprincipled career politicians whose only objective is perpetual re-election." McCain now faces U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in the Nov. 8 general election.

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SURPRISING DEVELOPMENTS
Trump Meeting with Mexican President Today
2 hours ago
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Donald Trump will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto today. "Trump's meeting is at the invitation of Pena Nieto, who tweeted that he's planning to meet with other candidates as well." Few details were made public, but "Trump is scheduled to be on stage at 6 p.m. in Phoenix for a major immigration speech, so the meeting will be early in the day."

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STAFF PICKS
Inside the CIA-Backed Venture Capital Firm
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WHY WE CARE

Today's Wall Street Journal takes a close look at In-Q-Tel Inc., the Virginia-based venture capital firm funded by the CIA. "Like the agency that founded it, the CIA-funded venture-capital firm operates largely in the shadows. In-Q-Tel officials regard the firm as independent, yet it has extremely close ties to the CIA and runs almost all investment decisions by the spy agency. The firm discloses little about how it picks companies to invest in, never says how much, and sometimes doesn’t reveal the investments at all."

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WILL FACE OFF IN NOVEMBER
Murphy, Rubio Win Big in Florida Primaries
4 hours ago
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D) both cruised to victory in their respective party primaries in Florida on Tuesday, and will face off in a key Senate race this fall. With 89% reporting, Rubio was leading self-funding businessman (and Donald Trump supporter) Carlos Beruff 72%-19%, and Murphy led controversial Rep. Alan Grayson 59%-18%.

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