Afternoon Lede Check – 5.12.14

Boehner can’t promise another 2 years as speaker. The real cost of Benghazi. And the Washington monument reopens.

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

The Washington PostSeparatists ask Russia to annex part of Ukraine

USA TodayBonanza! Dow, S&P 500 close at new records

POLITICOBoehner can’t promise another 2 years as speaker

The HillGOP Senate candidates stumble on minimum wage hike

Roll CallBoehner: Most Republicans Want to Deal With Immigration

Daily Caller: It Begins – Biden Attacks Clinton At Dem Fundraiser

The Washington TimesState officials slap feds: New Mexico board orders Forest Service fence opened

National JournalThe Two Women Who Control the Senate

Washington ExaminerWhistleblower: Veterans Affairs denied, delayed tests to cut costs

Huffington Post Politics: THE REAL COST OF BENGHAZI

WTOP: The best and worst entry-level jobs

ABC 7: Washington Monument reopens today after 3-year hiatus for repairs

NBC 4: 30 Md. College Students Robbed in South Africa

CBS 9: Washington Monument reopens to the public

Fox 5: Washington Monument reopens nearly 3 years after earthquake