Friday Morning News Roundup 5-9-2014

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today. Source: Associated Press… 
  • The Koch brothers’ main political arm intends to spend more than $125 million this year on an aggressive ground, air and data operation benefiting conservatives, according to a memo distributed to major donors and sources familiar with the group. Source: POLITICO… 
  • George P. Bush says he doesn’t have any “inside baseball” on whether his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will launch a bid for the White House in 2016, but said his father is “leaving the option open” and raising money in “key battleground states.” Source: POLITICO…
  • House Democrats will meet Friday morning to discuss the party’s approach to the Republicans’ special probe into the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya. Source: CNS News… 
  • President Obama said Republican opposition to ObamaCare should disqualify them from running either chamber of Congress, and argued the GOP was on the wrong side of history during a Silicon Valley fundraiser Thursday night. Source: The Hill… 
  • “Are we still a capitalist democracy or have we gone over into an oligarchic form of society in which incredible economic and political power now rests with the billionaire class?” Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont socialist, asked that question of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at a hearing on Capitol Hill  Wednesday. Source: CNSnews.com… 
  • In a survey of changing attitudes between human beings and robots, nearly one-in-five people said they were “willing to have sex with an android,” despite more than one-third of respondents saying they fear machines will threaten the human race. Source: CBS News… 

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