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3:55 PM ET, April 20, 2014

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Selwyn Raab / Associated Press:
Hurricane Carter, Fearsome Boxer Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Dies at 76  —  Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, a star prizefighter whose career was cut short by a murder conviction in New Jersey and who became an international cause célèbre while imprisoned for 19 years before the charges …
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Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76  —  Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.  —  John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep Sunday.
Discussion: Liberaland and Hinterland Gazette
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!
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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.)
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Marx Rises Again  —  IN the season of resurrection, it's fitting that he's with us once again — bearded, prophetic, moralistic, promising to exalt the humble and cast down the mighty from their thrones.  —  Yes, that's right: Karl Marx is back from the dead.
Bfearnowcbs / CBS DC:
Scalia To Student: If Taxes Go Too High ‘Perhaps You Should Revolt’  —  Knoxville, Tenn. (CBS DC) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.”  —  Speaking at the University of Tennessee College …
Ashley Fantz / CNN:
A new way for the KKK?  —  Roots of the Ku Klux Klan  —  (CNN) — Pointy hats, white robes, crosses burning, bodies hanging from trees.  —  The images of the Ku Klux Klan are reminders of the nation's ugliest moments from the Civil War through the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Democrats seek to reshape midterm electorate along lines of a presidential year  —  Democrats have a problem and everyone knows it.  President Obama calls it a “congenital disease.”  If they can't control it, Obama could spend the final years of his presidency battling not only a Republican House but also a Republican Senate.
Discussion: Power Line
RT:
‘Easter truce’ broken: Five deaths reported in overnight checkpoint raid in E. Ukraine  —  Five people have been killed in a gunfight in Slavyansk, a city in eastern Ukraine held by anti-government protesters.  The fatalities include three protesters and two attackers, who are believed to be from the Right Sector paramilitary.
ThinkProgress:
New York Times' David Brooks Says Obama Has ‘A Manhood Problem In The Middle East’  —  New York Times columnist David Brooks on Sunday claimed that President Obama's foreign policy isn't “tough” and that he has a “manhood problem” in the Middle East.  —  Pivoting off Sen. Bob Corker's …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Huffington Post
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
DNC chair: Obama isn't factoring politics into Keystone  —  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz doesn't believe President Barack Obama's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline will be swayed by politics.  —  “As a member of Congress who represents hundreds …
Discussion: Mediaite
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
A Washington First: The Amazing Life of Barney Frank  —  Not for nothing did Barney Frank inspire a biography called The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman.  A singular politician, he talks about political power-play, a hardly-quiet retirement—and defending Alec Baldwin from accusations of homophobia.
Discussion: Liberaland and Yahoo! News
 
 
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core
Thomas Tracy / NY Daily News:
White House refusing to answer Justin Bieber deportation petition
Discussion: National Review
Linda Chavez / New York Post:
Sex, booze and quotas: The troubles at Dartmouth
Discussion: Instapundit
Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Why we root for Chelsea Clinton
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Dem Senator Nearly Hit by Train During Press Conference About Commuter Safety
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Corey Kilgannon / New York Times:
In Queens, Chickens Clash With the Rules
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