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2:05 PM ET, April 20, 2014

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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!
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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.
ABC News:
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
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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 …
Discussion: Gawker, Gothamist and Althouse
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 …
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
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
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
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 …
Associated Press:
High school senior forms petition with over ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele Obama speaking at their high school graduation ‘because it would overshadow the students’ big day'  — Taylor Gifford, 18, started an online petition on Thursday with over 1,200 signatures asking that Michelle Obama …
Linda Chavez / New York Post:
Sex, booze and quotas: The troubles at Dartmouth  —  Dartmouth College has a problem.  Protesters occupied the president's office at the Ivy League school a couple of weeks ago and demanded more “womyn or people of color” faculty, coverage of sex-change operations on the student health plan …
Discussion: Instapundit
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.
 
 
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