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6:05 PM ET, April 16, 2014

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat  —  WASHINGTON — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services.
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Matt Viser / The Boston Globe:
Warren memoir offers revealing inside tales  —  WASHINGTON - Summoned to the White House in September 2010, Elizabeth Warren met President Obama in the Oval Office and he escorted her outside to a garden patio.  Obama described it to Warren as a hidden retreat.
Jo Becker / New York Times:
How the President Got to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage  —  Photo illustration by Daan Brand for The New York Times.  Obama: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.  —  By presidential fund-raising standards, the dinner at the St. Regis hotel in Washington in April 2011 was an intimate one.
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Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Abortion Endures as a Political Tripwire
Bill Buzenberg / The Center for Public …:
The Center for Public Integrity's response to ABC News  —  On April 14, 2014, Chris Hamby of the Center for Public Integrity was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for his investigation detailing controversial denials of black lung benefits to coal miners.
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Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Chris Hamby joins Buzzfeed, Pulitzer in hand
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Fox News:
Feds accused of leaving trail of wreckage after Nevada ranch standoff  —  The federal agency that backed down over the weekend in a tense standoff with a Nevada rancher is being accused of leaving a trail of wreckage behind.  —  Fox News toured the damage — allegedly caused by the Bureau …
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Feds play waiting game at Nevada ranch
Discussion: Daily Kos, The Raw Story and Politico
Adam Sneed / Politico:
Cliven Bundy and BLM: 10 things to know
Discussion: Fox News, Liberaland and PoliticusUSA
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month  —  In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY's Graduate Center and its Luxembourg Income Study Center …
James Kanter / New York Times:
Citing Russian Moves, NATO Plans New Deployments  —  BRUSSELS — The head of NATO pledged on Wednesday to immediately step up military patrols along its vast eastern border in response to mounting evidence of Russian interference in Ukraine.  —  The announcement by Anders Fogh Rasmussen …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Infowars
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Alec Luhn / Guardian:
Pro-Russian separatists seize Ukrainian armoured vehicles
Discussion: kyivpost.com and Infowars
Walt Bogdanich / New York Times:
A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation  —  Tallahassee, Fla. — Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 2012, a freshman at Florida State University reported that she had been raped by a stranger somewhere off campus after a night of drinking at a popular Tallahassee bar called Potbelly's.
Dan Witters / Gallup:
Uninsured Rate Drops More in States Embracing Health Law  —  Medicaid expansion, state exchanges linked to faster reduction in uninsured rate  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The uninsured rate among adults aged 18 and older in the states that have chosen to expand Medicaid and set up their own exchanges …
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
BREAKING: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Contacted DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups  —  According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner contacted the Department of Justice …
Andy Kroll / Mother Jones:
Is New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the Next Sarah Palin?  —  Petty.  Vindictive.  Weak on policy.  And yet she's being hailed as the Republican Party's great new hope.  —  AS SHE LIKES TO TELL anybody who'll listen, Susana Martinez, the governor of New Mexico, didn't start out a Republican.
Melissa Hayes / NorthJersey.com:
Law firm hired by Christie for internal probe donated $10K in 2014 to RGA  —  Nine days before a team of its top lawyers made public a report clearing Governor Christie in the George Washington Bridge scandal, the law firm donated $10,000 to the Republican Governors Association, a group he heads.
Discussion: CNN, Liberaland, ABC News, Daily Kos and Mediaite
Tom Levenson / The Atlantic Online:
John Roberts and the Color of Money  —  Applying the history of white supremacy in America to the Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision  —  There has been plenty of talk about the Ta-Nehisi Coates-Jonathan Chait argument over the term “black culture” in the context of the ills of poverty …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.  —  Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence …
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
The Rule of the Lawless  —  Deserts always feel like my natural habitat, and I am very fond of them.  That being said, I have, for my sins, spent a fair amount of time in Clark County, Nev., and it is not the loveliest stretch of desert in these United States, or even in the top twelve.
Local News/State News:
Marionville Mayor: I agree with Frazier Miller's beliefs, not behaviors  —  Kansas prosecutors filed state murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites over the weekend.  —  Johnson County District Attorney …
Washington Examiner:
13 tax deductions you never knew existed  —  It's tax day!  And if you waited until today to file, these weird deductions might be helpful.  Or you might not want to deal with them and just get your taxes done as fast as possible.  Whatever floats your boat.
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers  —  Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know.  It is 86,429,000.  —  That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
ThinkProgress:
Congressman Tells Low-Income Worker: Higher Minimum Wage Is ‘Not Right’  —  Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) addresses a town hall meeting in Tampa.  —  CREDIT: Scott Keyes  —  TAMPA, Florida — People like Shaneeka Rainer are often told that they shouldn't try to get the minimum wage increased …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Glenn Beck Moves Into Movie Production (Exclusive)  —  The conservative radio host tells THR he is developing three original stories as theatrical films: one set in ancient history, one in modern history and a third he considers “faith-based.”  —  A version of this story first appeared …
Yahoo! News:
What I learned as a liberal talking head on Fox News  —  Christian Science Monitor - 16 hrs ago  —  In the fall of 2013, I gave a TED talk on what I learned as a progressive, on-air talking head at Fox News, where I worked for two years before leaving and joining my current home, CNN.
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
An update on our press pass  —  Last week, the Senate Press Gallery denied SCOTUSblog's application for a press pass, and advised us that it would refuse to renew the credential it had previously granted Lyle when it expires next month.  We were disappointed in that decision …
 
 
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
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New York Times:
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Russell Berman / The Hill:
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Jeb Bush's wife, family issues key to 2016
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Micah Mertes / Omaha World-Herald:
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Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Obama, Biden to Announce $600M for Job Grants
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