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11:35 PM ET, April 9, 2014

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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.
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 …
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.
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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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honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali  —  Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty.
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)
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Holier Than Whom?  —  I don't often disagree with Paul Waldman …
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Paul Waldman / The Plum Line:
No, religious voters don't hold total sway over GOP presidential primaries
Discussion: American Prospect and CNN
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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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 …
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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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.
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.
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 …
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  —  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.  You can also tweet messages directly to Ms. Eilperin @eilperin.
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
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
White House pay gap twice as large as pay gap in the District of Columbia  —  While the White House has argued that the wage gap between men and women in the White House is better than the national average, it is far worst than the average in the District of Columbia.
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David S. Joachim / New York Times:
Senate Republicans Block Bill on Equal Pay  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation meant to close the pay gap between men and women, framing an election-year fight between the parties over whose policies are friendlier to women.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
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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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House kills Obama budget 2-413
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Senator Threatens To Block Nominee For Top Climate Post Because She Accepts Climate Science
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