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3:20 AM ET, April 7, 2014

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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’  —  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.
Associated Press:
Jeb Bush sets decision deadline
Discussion: CNN
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
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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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
New Obama order to lead midterm equal pay push
Discussion: CNN and Washington Monthly
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Is Obamacare too big to fail?
Discussion: The Hill, Daily Kos and Booman Tribune
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
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
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: Weasel Zippers
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Former CIA Director Calls Female Senator Too ‘Emotional’ On Torture Report  —  Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has chaired the Senate's Intelligence Committee for five years.  So when she suggested last month that investigators should make public a report on the U.S.'s interrogation techniques …
Discussion: The Mahablog and Liberaland
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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
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 …
Washington Post:
Samantha Power: learning to play the diplomat's game  —  In the winter of 2009, a stubborn, decade-old question preoccupied a grimly determined group within the Obama administration: Why hadn't the United States signed a treaty banning land mines?  —  The mines produce particularly gruesome …
Discussion: NewsBusters
Dana Davidsen / CNN:
Pelosi: Cheney is ‘proud’ of Bush-era CIA that misled public  —  (CNN) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said former Vice President Dick Cheney “set a tone and attitude for the CIA” that allowed for the controversial techniques used by the agency in the Bush-era detention and interrogation program.
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Katie Glueck / Politico:   Pelosi says ACA employer mandate stays
 
 
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