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2:45 AM ET, April 20, 2014

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Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
MSNBC host debates Michele Fiore on Bundy ranch.  Does not fare well.  —  This story comes to us courtesy of The Right Scoop.  (Which makes sense since I don't watch any of the cable news evening lineup and haven't seen Chris Hayes on the small screen in ages.)
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Caleb Howe / The Right Scoop:
This Clip Of Chris Hayes Vs. Bundy Supporter Assemblywoman Michele Fiore Is Awesome  —  Last night, Chris Hayes face off against Assemblywoman Michele Fiore over the ongoing saga of the Bundy Ranch.  Fiore reminds us why we love TV.  —  Fiore for the win!
Discussion: The Daily Banter and RedState
Jamie Johnson / New York Times:
White House Hosts ‘Next Generation’ Young and Rich  —  On a crisp morning in late March, an elite group of 100 young philanthropists and heirs to billionaire family fortunes filed into a cozy auditorium at the White House.  —  Their name tags read like a catalog of the country's wealthiest …
John Milburn / Associated Press:
Michelle Obama's Planned High School Commencement Speech Draws Complaints  —  TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.
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Jelani Cobb / News Desk:
The Failure of Desegregation
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Dem Senator Nearly Hit by Train During Press Conference About Commuter Safety  —  Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has been waging a campaign demanding safety accountability for the Metro-North railway this week after it was discovered that the MTA has had 139 violations resulting in $552,000 worth of fines over the last ten years.
Discussion: Gawker, The Right Scoop and The Week
Kristen Moulton / Salt Lake Tribune:
Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover  —  'It's time' » Lawmakers from 9 states gather in Utah, discuss ways to take control of federal lands.  —  | The Salt Lake Tribune  —  It's time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders …
Bill Pennington / New York Times:
In a Hole, Golf Considers Digging a Wider One  —  GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas.  Soccer balls on the back nine.  A mulligan on every hole.  —  These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game.
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENT IRAN TED CRUZ  —  President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States …
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Sen. Ted Cruz / Politico:
A bipartisan message to Iran
Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Why we root for Chelsea Clinton  —  America is not a hereditary monarchy.  However entertaining it is to speculate, the news seems unlikely to have any real impact on the 2016 presidential election.  So why did I find myself caring so much when Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday that she and her husband …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Cherokee women want to meet Elizabeth Warren on book tour  —  In Elizabeth Warren's new book, A Fighting Chance, Warren claims to be “hurt and angry” that people criticized her claim to be Native American, specifically Cherokee.  Warren blamed the Scott Brown campaign, the local Republican Party, and “some blogger.”
Eric Leonard / Local News:
Early-Release Felon Charged with Kidnapping, Rape, Torture  —  Photo Credit: California Department of Corrections  —  A man on probation as a “non-violent offender” under California's prison realignment program has been charged with kidnapping, raping, and torturing a 16-year-old girl in South Los Angeles …
Jason Leopold / Guardian:
James Mitchell: 'I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country'  —  Psychologist who designed CIA's post-9/11 torture program insists he has nothing to apologise for - and attacks 'people with a Jack Bauer mentality who don't understand how intel works'
Discussion: The Daily Beast, RT and Balloon Juice
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Jason Leopold / Guardian:
CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend ‘enhanced interrogation’
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 
 
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