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7:00 PM ET, April 12, 2014

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Liz Fields / ABC News:
Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins ‘Range War’ With Feds … A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.  —  Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau …
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Federal agency pulls back in Nevada ranch standoff, but legal fight remains  —  APRIL 7: Embattled Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, left, and his son Dave Bundy talk to a reporter on the corner of North Las Vegas Boulevard and East Stewart Avenue in downtown Las Vegas.AP/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Twitchy
John Paul Stevens / Washington Post:
Justice Stevens: The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment  —  John Paul Stevens served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010.  This essay is excerpted from his new book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.”
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Mike Huckabee Says Obama May Be Lying About His Support For Gay Marriage  —  “Mike Huckabee Says Obama May Be Lying About His Support For Gay Marriage” Share:  —  Mike Huckabee questioned President Obama's support for marriage equality during an appearance on Fox News on Friday …
Discussion: Liberaland
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Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Bush draws boos from conservatives  —  A mention of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), a potential 2016 presidential contender, brought boos from a conservative crowd in New Hampshire on Saturday.  —  Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, a gathering of conservative activists …
Discussion: Liberaland
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama, Citing New Laws, Says the G.O.P. Is Moving to Restrict Voting Rights  —  President Obama deplored on Friday what he called a Republican campaign to deny voting rights to millions of Americans as he ramped up efforts to rally his political base heading into a competitive midterm campaign season.
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama hits GOP on voting rights
Discussion: The Reaction and CNN
Wall Street Journal:
Advice and ObamaCare Consent  —  Sebelius's replacement deserves a full-scale Senate vetting.  —  Kathleen Sebelius has been let out a rear door of the Health and Human Services Department, and her exit is an opportunity for getting some ObamaCare accountability.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Barbara Shelly / Kansas City Star:
Give Kathleen Sebelius credit — she survived the furnace
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sen. Orrin Hatch / The Hill:
Protect the Senate's important ‘advice and consent’ role  —  The Senate's constitutional role of “advice and consent” is an essential check on the president's constitutional power to appoint executive and judicial branch officials.  The Senate is charged with advising the president …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Christopher Cousins / Bangor Daily News:
LePage vetoes solar energy bill, two others  —  AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage vetoed three more bills Friday evening, including a solar energy concept he has been railing against for weeks.  —  LePage said he vetoed LD 1252, An Act to Improve Maine's Economy and Energy Security with Solar …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Raw Story
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:
Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone  —  A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  —  A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America …
Discussion: Fox News and The Reaction
Eric T. Fair / Washington Post:
The U.S. must open the book on the use of torture to move forward  —  Eric T. Fair served in the Army from 1995 to 2000 as an Arabic linguist and worked in Iraq as a contract interrogator in early 2004.  His e-mail address is etfair89@gmail.com.  —  Seven years ago, I wrote an op-ed …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Michael Kazin / The New Republic:
Stop the Revisionism: LBJ Was No Liberal Hero  —  From 1964 to 1968, close to 34,000 Americans died in South Vietnam.  We will never know how many Vietnamese women, men, and children perished during those years, but the total, according to most estimates, was at least one million.
 
 
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Scott Whitlock / NewsBusters:
BREAKING: ABC Apologizes for Story That Connected Mozilla CEO to Hateful Westboro Baptist
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Jon Clifton / Gallup:
U.S. Tops Other Global Leaders in Approval
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CNN:
GOP congressman to announce retirement
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Kevin McCarthy sends GOP to school
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
That ‘War on Fox’ Guy Is Not Actually Running for Congress as a Democrat
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Who Watches More Porn: Republicans Or Democrats?
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
‘A Disgraceful Act’  —  The distinguished intellectual historian …
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser:
Michael Isikoff Out at NBC News
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