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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings … New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.
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Elianayjohnson / National Review:
Issa Accuses Cummings of Colluding with the IRS  —  The war between Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa and the committee's ranking member, Elijah Cummings, rages on.  —  Issa on Wednesday accused the Maryland Democrat of colluding with the Internal Revenue Service in its targeting …
Rachael Bade / Politico:
GOP says IRS' Lois Lerner targeted Crossroads  —  House Republicans on Wednesday accused former IRS official Lois Lerner of breaking agency rules by aggressively urging denial of tax-exempt status to Crossroads GPS, the giant political nonprofit founded by Karl Rove.
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
BREAKING: House Ways and Means Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner For Criminal Charges
Discussion: protein wisdom and American Glob
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks  —  Ayaan Hirsi Ali has just released this statement in response to Brandeis University's decision to rescind her invitation to receive an honorary degree:  —  “Yesterday Brandeis University decided to withdraw an honorary degree they were to confer upon me next month during their Commencement exercises.
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John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
The Shame of Brandeis
Discussion: Power Line
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Note to Supporters of Brandeis
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Huckabee: Men Hunt Together, Women Go To The Restroom Together  —  Mike Huckabee played up gender stereotypes in a speech delivered Tuesday night in Iowa.  —  As she live-tweeted the former Arkansas governor's speech at a fundraiser for Iowa's Faith and Freedom Coalition on Tuesday in Waukee …
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Iowa Senate Candidate Will Use His Glock ‘To Blow Your Balls Off’ (VIDEO)  —  Iowa Independent Senate candidate Bob Quast has a new ad out in which he waves around a Glock gun and threatens to “blow your balls off.”  —  The ad, tuned to cheery music, is called “#GotBalls Vote for Bob Quast” …
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Jim DeMint Asserts The Federal Government Played No Role In Freeing The Slaves  —  Heritage Foundation head Jim DeMint appeared on Vocal Point with Jerry Newcombe of Truth In Action Ministries last week, where he insisted that “no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves.”
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Heritage Chief: It's Really The Constitution That Freed The Slaves (AUDIO)
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Rolling Stone:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is Naked on the New Cover of Rolling Stone  —  RS follows the First Lady of Comedy's journey from ‘Seinfeld’ to ‘Veep’ in our new issue  —  Julia Louis-Dreyfus is wearing absolutely nothing but the immortal words of America's founding fathers on the cover of the next issue …
Erik Wemple:
McConnell correction goes viral  —  When the New York Times issues a correction, the New York Times issues a correction.  The text attached to this Tuesday story by New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman is unequivocal.  A mistake had occurred, it reported, in characterizing some quotes by Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The News Star:
McAllister: 'Duck Dynasty's' Willie Robertson says work things out privately  —  U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, whose candidacy was bolstered by the endorsements of the “Duck Dynasty” stars, said Willie Robertson told him to focus on his family following this week's scandal in which the married …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and The Hill
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Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
House Defeats Bipartisan Fix to ‘Obamacare’  —  The House on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan fix to the Affordable Care Act that would exempt U.S. health plans sold to expatriate workers from having to comply with the law's mandates.  —  The legislation was aimed at helping U.S. insurance companies …
Discussion: Politico
ThinkProgress:
This 32-Year-Old Florida Woman Is Dead Because Her State Refused To Expand Medicaid  —  Charlene Dill, a 32-year-old mother of three, collapsed and died on a stranger's floor at the end of March.  She was at an appointment to try to sell a vacuum cleaner, one of the three part-time jobs …
Bob Nightengale / Associated Press:
40 years later, Hank Aaron's grace a beauty to behold  —  Hank Aaron has the letters tucked away in his attic, preserved these last 40 years.  He's not ready to let them go.  —  He almost has them memorized by now, but still he carefully opens them up and reads every word, as if he wants to feel the pain.
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Tony Lee / BREITBART.COM:
HANK AARON COMPARES OBAMA OPPONENTS TO KKK: THEY WEAR ‘NECKTIES AND STARCHED SHIRTS’ INSTEAD OF HOODS
Discussion: American Spectator
Suffolk University:
Iowa Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Strong and GOP Field Scattered in Advance of Caucuses  —  With the January 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses on the horizon, Hillary Clinton is the far-and-away favorite among self-described Democratic caucus-goers, according to a Suffolk University statewide Iowa poll.
KDKA Promotions / CBS Pittsburgh:
24-Injured In Stabbing At Franklin Regional High School  —  MURRYSVILLE (KDKA/AP) - At least 20-people have been injured in a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.  —  The attack occurred in crowded hallways just minutes before the start of school.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
My Questions to Juliet Eilperin, and a Message to Jeff Bezos  —  Over the last few minutes, I sent the following four tweets to Washington Post reporter/Democratic Party propagandist Juliet Eilperin: … If you follow me on Twitter @jhinderaker-as you should!-you can retweet these tweets.
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Can Clever Campaigns Save the Democrats in 2014?  —  Recently I attended a briefing at the Democratic National Committee intended to impress reporters with the newfangled technology the party plans to use to change the midterm-election landscape.  Staffers pulled up a slide cheekily showing …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Holier Than Whom?  —  I don't often disagree with Paul Waldman, whose work I cite regularly.  But sitting in at Plum Line today, he makes an argument about Republican politics and the Christian Right (in the context of an overtly religious Mike Huckabee speech in Iowa) that strikes me as missing an important distinction:
Discussion: Bloomberg View and CNN
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Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
House kills Obama budget 2-413
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David S. Joachim / New York Times:
Senate Republicans Block Bill on Equal Pay
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Tim Devaney / The Hill:
New regs for Thursday: Walk-in freezers, Syrian sanctions, broadcasters
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Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Republicans Feud Over Tea-Party Candidates
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN: ‘Crossfire’ back on air soon
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Senator Threatens To Block Nominee For Top Climate Post Because She Accepts Climate Science
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