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2:20 PM ET, April 17, 2014

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David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Putin Asserts Right to Use Force in Eastern Ukraine  —  MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia emphasized on Thursday that the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament had authorized him to use military force if necessary in eastern Ukraine, and also stressed Russia's historical claim …
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Charlie Spiering / BREITBART.COM:
SNOWDEN ASKS PUTIN QUESTION ON RUSSIAN SURVEILLANCE ON LIVE TV  —  Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden joined a public question-and-answer session with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow via video.  —  Snowden asked Putin if Russia had similar surveillance programs …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
WATCH: Edward Snowden Asks Putin About Russia's Surveillance Tactics  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual televised call-in show on Thursday and was asked a question by one very special guest — Edward Snowden.  —  “I've seen little public discussion of Russia's own involvement …
Discussion: New York Times, NBC News and The Week
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Rand Paul's Putin problem
Discussion: Politico
Oren Dorell / USA Today:
Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine  —  Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.
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Michal Margalit / Ynetnews:
Donetsk leaflet: Jews must register or face deportation  —  Fear replaced communal atmosphere in Donetsk's Jewish community as armed men handed out a leaflet Passover eve calling on Jews register their religion and property with the interim pro-Russian government or face deportation and loss of citizenship.
The Wrap:
‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Underage Boy  —  Lawsuit alleges Singer “manipulated his power” to exploit 17-year-old boy  —  “X-Men” director Bryan Singer is being accused of drugging, raping, and using his power to exploit a teenage boy in a lawsuit filed Wednesday …
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Peter Roff / U.S. News:
The IRS Scandal's Smoking Gun?  —  A suspicious email could confirm Lois Lerner's culpability in recent IRS abuses.  —  In hot water  —  The so-called “smoking gun” proving the Internal Revenue Service played politics with conservative groups seeking official non-profit …
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Judicial Watch:
JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups
Aman Batheja / The Texas Tribune:
PAC to Shut Down After Name Draws Furor … A Texas political action committee called Boats 'N Hoes PAC will be just a memory by Thursday, according to the Republican political consultant who is the boss of the man who started it.  —  Houston consultant Allen Blakemore confirmed Wednesday evening …
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Kolten Parker / MySanAntonio.com:
Texas 'Boats ‘N Hoes PAC’ raising controversy  —  The PAC is registered with the Texas Ethics Commission  —  SAN ANTONIO — The name of a fundraising group made waves in the tug-of-war between Republicans and Democrats over women voters on Wednesday.  —  Political consulting firm employee …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Early Senate Polls Have Plenty to Tell Us About November  —  Republican Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is fighting for his political life — or is he?  The Senate minority leader is nearly tied in the polls with Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Sarah McLaughlin / FIRE:
Bergen Administrators Fear ‘Game of Thrones’ Quote, Censor Professor  —  Brace yourselves; censorship is coming!  —  Displaying a lack of both pop culture and First Amendment awareness, administrators at Bergen Community College in New Jersey placed Professor Francis Schmidt on leave this past January …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Instapundit
Whoopi Goldberg / The Cannabist:
My vape pen and I, a love story  —  “I took a sip.  It was beautiful.  And my pen and I have been together ever since.”  —  My vape pen and I maintain a mostly private relationship.  Sure, I'll sometimes show my pen to a friend or share her with a close confidant.  But mostly it's just she and I working through my pain.
Bob McGovern / Boston Herald:
Hits on ancestry claims angered Elizabeth Warren  —  New book recounts controversy  —  Photo by:  —  Chitose Suzuki  —  ‘HURT’: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells in her new biography how she was stunned by attacks that followed public questioning of her claims that she had American Indian ancestors during …
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Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
AFL-CIO chief calls Warren ‘prototype’ of good president
Discussion: Althouse and PoliticusUSA
Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Voters say Obama lies on important matters; Bush, Christie and Paul are top GOP picks for 2016  — Home - Video - Politics - U.S. - Opinion - Entertainment - Tech - Science - Health - Travel - Lifestyle - World - Sports - On Air  —  ©2014 FOX News Network, LLC.
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Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue  —  Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you legal rights?  —  General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website …
ThinkProgress:
The Country's Largest City Is Considering A $15 Minimum Wage  —  Lawmakers in New York City announced a proposal to raise the city's minimum wage for businesses with yearly sales of $50 million or more to $15 an hour on Wednesday.  —  The state passed a higher minimum wage that took place …
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:   Minimum Wage, Maximum Outrage
Scott Kaufman / The Raw Story:
Study: People of color breathe air that is 38 percent more polluted than white people's  —  A study released by the University of Minnesota this week indicated that people of color are exposed to air that is 38 percent more polluted than the air breathed by white people.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and protein wisdom
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Ibrahim Hirsi / MinnPost:
Huge gap in pollution exposure by race surprises U of M researchers
Discussion: Facing South
The News Star:
Accused video leaker quits staff  —  Leah Gordon, the staff member of U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister who is accused of leaking the video of the congressman's scandalous kiss, has resigned as his Monroe District Office manager.  —  Adam Terry, McAllister's chief of staff, confirmed her resignation late Wednesday.
KMOV-TV:
Parent says daughter warned by teacher for carrying Bible at local school  —  (KMOV.com) - The mother of a Potosi High School student said a teacher went too far when her daughter was reprimanded for carrying a Bible around school.  —  Angela English says her daughter, Kiela …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Progressives are wrong about the essence of the Constitution  —  In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is “basically about” one word — “democracy” — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence.  Democracy is America's way of allocating political power.
Matt Vasilogambros / NationalJournal.com:
Why Every Member of Congress Gets a Monthly Porn Delivery  —  Larry Flynt has sent a monthly copy of Hustler to every congressional office for the last 30 years, and members of Congress can't stop it.  —  Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt.  (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The Obama nominee warned about politicizing the census.  —  It must have seemed like a good idea at the time.  In February 2009 a new Democratic president reached across party lines and nominated a Republican senator, New Hampshire's Judd Gregg, as commerce secretary.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and naked capitalism
 
 
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Megan McArdle / Bloomberg View:
I see via Rod Dreher that there is a movement afoot in some states …
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Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
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Jeff Dunetz / “The Lid”:
Mary Landrieu's Bogus Ad is Met With Media Distain
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Commission Reviews Spousal Health Coverage Dilemma
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Your 2016 Republican Field, by the Odds
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Wall Street Journal:
Regulator Without Peer
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Rhiannon Williams / Telegraph:
Joe Biden posts Instagram selfie with Barack Obama
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David De Jong / Bloomberg:
Koch Brothers Net Worth Tops $100 Billion as TV Warfare Escalates
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
An Indecent Burial  —  Twenty-five years ago this month …
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Zachary Davies Boren / Telegraph:
The US is an oligarchy, study concludes
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