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12:00 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.)
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 …
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.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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.
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
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
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
Thomas Tracy / NY Daily News:
White House refusing to answer Justin Bieber deportation petition  —  The White House refuses to comment on the petition seeking the pop star's deportation, which claims Bieber is a “terrible influence on our nation's youth.”  —  Maybe the Obamas just like the Bieb.
Discussion: National Review
Vox:
These 15 charts show our health care prices are totally insane  — A leukemia drug here is nearly twice as expensive as anywhere else  — The US pays four times as much as New Zealand for the exact same multiple sclerosis drug  — For the price of one American bypass surgery, you could buy two new cars.
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 …
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
 
 
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