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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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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  —  The House Ways and Means Committee has voted to 23-14 along party lines to refer former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for prosecution.
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Elianayjohnson / National Review:
Issa Accuses Cummings of Colluding with the IRS
Fox News:
Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali  —  Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty.
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Brandeis University News:
Following a discussion today between President Frederick Lawrence and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ms. Hirsi Ali's name has been withdrawn as an honorary degree recipient at this year's commencement.  She is a compelling public figure and advocate for women's rights, and we respect and appreciate her work …
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.
New York Times:
Brandeis Cancels Plan to Give Honorary Degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Critic of Islam  —  Facing growing criticism, Brandeis University said Tuesday that it had reversed course and would not award an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a campaigner for women's rights and a fierce critic of Islam …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Note to Supporters of Brandeis
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)
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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:
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Paul Waldman / The Plum Line:
No, religious voters don't hold total sway over GOP presidential primaries
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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 …
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
What That RNC Aide's Equal Pay Blunder on MSNBC Says About Her Party  —  It's not Kirsten Kukowski's fault she only had gibberish to spout about workplace gender fairness.  It's the fault of her party and its culture—and the GOP will pay for it with women.
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David S. Joachim / New York Times:
Senate Republicans Block Bill on Equal Pay
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
New York Times:
Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts  —  A tiny fraction of the 880,000 doctors and other health care providers who take Medicare accounted for nearly a quarter of the roughly $77 billion paid out to them under the federal program, receiving millions of dollars each in some cases …
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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.
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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.
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” …
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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 …
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Kate Fagan / ESPN:
UMass' Derrick Gordon says he's gay  —  Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team, stepped forward Wednesday as the first openly gay player in Division I men's college basketball, sharing his story with ESPN and Outsports.
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 …
Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Israel Says It Is ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by Kerry's Remarks on Peace Talks  —  JERUSALEM — In an unusually pointed rebuke of an ally, the United States, Israel said on Wednesday that it was “deeply disappointed” by Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks a day earlier that appeared …
 
 
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