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politics lead

May 1st, 2014
05:55 PM ET

Accusations fly over Benghazi e-mails

(CNN) – Few issues get the Republican base riled up as much as what they call a botched political response to the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The white house says questions are all asked and answered, but GOP lawmakers say they have evidence on two fronts now to show otherwise.

Now, there is new ammunition for Republicans.

CNN's Dana Bash reports.

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national lead

May 1st, 2014
03:18 PM ET

7 photos of the grueling 100k bike race Bush hosts for wounded veterans

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush kicked off the Warrior 100k Thursday, an annual, three-day bike race the Bushes host at their ranch in Crawford, Texas. He sat down with CNN's Jake Tapper to talk about his work for veterans, and his hopes for brother Jeb in 2016.

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national lead

May 1st, 2014
01:09 PM ET

Biking with Bush: Former president opens up about veterans, Jeb 2016

By Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper, Eric Marrapodi, Sherisse Pham

Crawford, Texas (CNN) – It is not an easy ride.

The rugged 100-kilometer mountain bike ride cuts through the Texas hill country and was designed to keep a fitness freak on his toes.

Former President George W. Bush spent the morning putting to shame men and women half his age as he powered through the course.
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