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By Tracey Webb
Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, May 9, 2014.
1. Democrats and the Benghazi select committee. House Democrats are divided and undecided about whether to join a select committee formed by Republicans to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attack. Some Democrats want to boycott the panel, but participating as a minority bloc as proposed by the Republicans is still under consideration. "The fact is this is a stunt. This is a political stunt," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday. We'll talk about the politics of Benghazi with DNC Chairwoman and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Michele Bachmann Sunday on State of the Union.