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10:15 AM ET, April 7, 2014

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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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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Oligarchy and Monetary Policy
Brad DeLong / Washington Center for Equitable Growth:
Oligarchy and Monetary Policy: I Confess That I Do Not Understand: Monday Focus: April 7, 2014
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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 …
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Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
For Dems, a problem with seniors
Jenna Levy / Gallup:
In U.S., Uninsured Rate Lowest Since 2008  —  Uninsured rate declines most among blacks and lower-income Americans  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the U.S., the uninsured rate dipped to 15.6% in the first quarter of 2014, a 1.5-percentage-point decline from the fourth quarter of 2013.
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.
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Charles Moore / Telegraph:
The game is up for climate change believers  —  Charles Moore reviews The Age of Global Warming by Rupert Darwall (Quartet)  —  Most of us pay some attention to the weather forecast.  If it says it will rain in your area tomorrow, it probably will.  But if it says the same for a month …
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Ezra Klein / Vox:
How politics makes us stupid  —  There's a simple theory underlying much of American politics.  It sits hopefully at the base of almost every speech, every op-ed, every article, and every panel discussion.  It courses through the Constitution and is a constant in President Obama's most stirring addresses.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Balloon Juice
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.
Steven M. Mazzacane / BranfordSeven.com:
Source: Kennedy Jr. To Run for State Senate, Announce Tuesday  —  To Announce at the Blackstone Library  —  Kennedy Jr. is in.  —  Sources with knowledge of the plans of the soon to be state senate candidate confirmed that Ted Kennedy Jr. will run for the 12th district seat, a seat now held by Democrat Ed Meyer.
Discussion: Politico and Post Politics
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 …
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
Michael B. Mukasey / Wall Street Journal:
More Obfuscation on Benghazi  —  Testimony by the former acting head of the CIA makes clear that Congress's current approach isn't sufficient.  —  Last week's encounter between former acting CIA Director Michael Morell and the House Permanent Subcommittee on Intelligence may have brought us …
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
CROSSING CHRISTIE … - ARCHIVE - PHOTO BOOTH - DAILY SHOUTS - DAILY COMMENT - CURRENCY - AMY DAVIDSON - JOHN CASSIDY - ANDY BOROWITZ - SHOP
Ed O'Keefe / Post Politics:
Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’  —  Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that many who illegally come to the United States do so out of an “act of love” for their families and should be treated differently than people who illegally cross U.S. borders or overstay visas.
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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 …
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Tarini Parti / Politico:
McCaul wants soldiers to carry guns on base
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Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
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