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7:45 AM ET, April 7, 2014

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Isaac Chotiner / The New Republic:
Tell us what you really think, Mr. Mayor  —  There are things that people know, or think that they know, about Rahm Emanuel: He is voluble, tireless, notoriously profane.  And yet, when I met him last month, all the stories hadn't prepared me for his intensity in person.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Jeb Bush Talks Approach If He Runs for President  —  COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he runs for president, one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education.
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Ed O'Keefe / Post Politics:
Jeb Bush to make decision on 2016 by the end of this year  —  Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that he will base his decision on whether to run for president in 2016 on whether he thinks he can mount a campaign that would transcend the modern-day mechanics of such a run.
Ed O'Keefe / Post Politics:
Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’
Associated Press:
Jeb Bush sets decision deadline
Discussion: CNN
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Oligarchs and Money  —  Econonerds eagerly await each new edition of the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook.  Never mind the forecasts, what we're waiting for are the analytical chapters, which are always interesting and even provocative.  This latest report is no exception.
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Lawrence Summers / Washington Post:
An agenda for the IMF  —  Lawrence Summers is a professor and past president at Harvard.  He was Treasury secretary from 1999 to 2001 and economic adviser to President Obama from 2009 through 2010.  —  The world's finance ministers and central bank governors will gather in Washington …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Brad DeLong / Washington Center for Equitable Growth:
Oligarchy and Monetary Policy: I Confess That I Do Not Understand: Monday Focus: April 7, 2014
Benjamin Goad / The Hill:
Obama moving again on equal pay  —  President Obama is preparing to lean on companies that do business with the government with a pair of new executive actions designed to close the wage gap between men and women.  —  The orders, detailed by a White House official, reflect the latest steps taken …
Discussion: Liberaland and Politico
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
White House talked with Samsung about Ortiz selfie
Discussion: CNN
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
New Obama order to lead midterm equal pay push
Discussion: CNN
Juan Williams / The Hill:
ACA data leave GOP exposed  —  “What a difference a day makes — 24 little hours.”  Those lyrics about romance and spring flowers also fit the bill last week for congressional politics and the 2014 midterm elections.  —  Last Tuesday, the White House hit the 7 million-plus mark …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
For Dems, a problem with seniors
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
A View From the Inside  —  TPM Reader FL has a take from inside the tech industry which is sort of sitting right there in plain view but somehow has received not that much attention.  In short, an industry and community already engulfed in a pervasive discrimination crisis simply …
Discussion: Instapundit
Benjamin Goad / The Hill:
Mullen: More guns on bases not the answer  —  A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff argued Sunday against calls to relax gun restrictions on the nation's military bases in the wake of last week's deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood.  —  During an appearance on NBC's “Meet the Press …
Discussion: Liberaland
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Tarini Parti / Politico:
McCaul wants soldiers to carry guns on base
Discussion: CNN
Carmel Dagan / Variety:
Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dies at 93  —  Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM's giant box office attractions in the late '30s and early '40s, died on Sunday.  He was 93.  —  As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded as the consummate entertainer.
Discussion: Liberaland and Scared Monkeys
Agence France-Presse:
29 rebels dead in Syria premature car bomb blast: NGO  —  DAMASCUS: At least 29 rebels died in a blast Sunday in the central Syrian city of Homs as they primed a car bomb for an attack, a monitoring group said.  —  In the capital, meanwhile, two people were killed when mortar fire struck the Damascus Opera House, state media reported.
Michael Gartland / New York Post:
Rangel didn't pay rent but state bailed him out  —  New York City's longest-serving congressman won't pay his rent.  —  State taxpayers were stiffed out of at least $87,000 when Rep. Charles Rangel stopped paying for the district office he rents in Harlem's Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building …
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Weasel Zippers
London Review of Books:
The Red Line and the Rat Line  —  Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoan and the Syrian rebels  —  In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress.  Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and NO QUARTER USA NET
 
 
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Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The Liberal Gulag  —  The word “liberal” has taken a beating …
Discussion: Fire Andrea Mitchell!
Washington Post:
Samantha Power: learning to play the diplomat's game
Discussion: NewsBusters
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Plaintiff in Campaign-Finance Case Supports Some Limits
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Automation Alone Isn't Killing Jobs
Discussion: ParaPundit and Marginal REVOLUTION
Dana Davidsen / CNN:
Pelosi: Cheney is ‘proud’ of Bush-era CIA that misled public
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Former CIA Director Calls Female Senator Too ‘Emotional’ On Torture Report
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