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10:55 AM ET, April 22, 2014

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Steve Pokin / Springfield News-Leader:
Marionville mayor resigns  —  Marionville Mayor Dan Clevenger resigned Monday night for making anti-Semitic comments in the wake of the arrest of white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller and after aldermen voted 4-1 to start the impeachment process.  —  Clevenger, 59, said he was personally hurt …
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Mayor Who ‘Kind Of Agreed’ With Alleged Jewish Center Shooter Resigns  —  The Missouri mayor who spoke kindly of the white supremacist who allegedly went on a deadly shooting rampage at Jewish centers announced his resignation Monday night, the Springfield News-Leader reported.
Discussion: Mediaite
Washington Post:
President Obama, disregarding his own red line, dithers on Ukraine  —  AFTER AN agreement to “de-escalate tensions and restore security” in Ukraine was announced Thursday, Secretary of State John F. Kerry was very explicit about U.S. expectations.  “We fully expect the Russians . .  …
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Adam Goldberg / Associated Press:
U.S. Warns That Russia Has ‘Days, Not Weeks’ To Comply With Ukraine Accord
Discussion: Firedoglake and Taylor Marsh
CNN:
Biden warns Russia during trip
Darren Goode / Politico:
Horses, teepees arrive on Mall for Keystone protest  —  Horses, Daryl Hannah, sacred fires and Neil Young — these are some of the things you'll see on the National Mall starting Tuesday as part of the latest protest against the Keystone XL pipeline.  —  The “Reject and Protect” …
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:   Green groups push Earth Day agenda
Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Union Hammers Obama for ‘Gutless’ Keystone XL Delay
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
One in Four in U.S. Are Solidly Skeptical of Global Warming  —  Nearly 40% are “Concerned Believers” in global warming, others are mixed  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Over the past decade, Americans have clustered into three broad groups on global warming.  The largest, currently describing 39% of U.S. adults …
Discussion: Power Line and Real Clear Politics
Wall Street Journal:
Mrs. Clinton's New Memoir  —  Yesterday on a panel on “Face the Nation,” we briefly discussed Hillary Clinton's forthcoming memoir of her four years as secretary of state.  It is called “Hard Choices”—they appear to be running low at the book-title store—and will be published June 10.
Discussion: ABC News
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Gregory Korte / OnPolitics:
IRS revokes group's tax exemption over anti-Clinton statements
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
No stopping Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  —  Midway through Monday's arguments at the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be fading.  —  She was looking down at her case material, her head resting in her hand, her face just a few inches above the desk.
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
New York Times:
Who Will Win The Senate? … Every day, our computer churns through the latest polls and reams of historical data to calculate both parties' chances of winning control of the Senate.  Although the Democrats currently have a 51 percent chance, that doesn't mean we're predicting the Democrats …
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws  —  High court justices take a dim view of Coca-Cola's selling juice labeled as pomegranate-blueberry that is mostly apple and grape juice.  —  Pom Wonderful, which says its product contains 100% pomegranate juice …
Discussion: The Week
Roy Wenzl / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Bob Dole reflects on politics ahead of Kansas tour  —  WICHITA, KAN. — Bob Dole, age 90 and sometimes ailing, says he cannot think of a single Democrat he'd vote for in this year's midterm elections.  —  Or in 2016, when Americans choose the next president.
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Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:
The GOP's Limp ‘Emasculate Obama’ Ploy  —  Republicans can mock Obama for having a ‘manhood problem,’ but they're woefully out of touch with the new masculinity.  —  Out and about this weekend, I saw no less than three men who appeared to be heterosexual wearing little buns on the tops of their heads.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Morning Plum: What does ‘running on Obamacare’ look like?  —  Ever since President Obama seized on the announcement of eight million Obamacare sign-ups to urge Democratic candidates to run proudly on the law, commentators have been debating whether Dem candidates should — or would — listen.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama taps veteran of Clinton investigations for chief counsel  —  President Obama on Monday said he has selected W. Neil Eggleston to become chief counsel, adding the expertise of a veteran attorney who was involved in some of the most heated legal battles of the Clinton administration.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler, CNN and Politico
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:   George W. Bush surprises on White House records
Daniel Shuchman / Wall Street Journal:
Thomas Piketty Revives Marx for the 21st Century  —  An 80% tax rate on incomes above $500,000 is not meant to bring in money for education or benefits, but ‘to put an end to such incomes.’  —  Thomas Piketty likes capitalism because it efficiently allocates resources.  But he does not like how it allocates income.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
There Goes the Sun  —  Like just about everyone who has looked at the numbers on renewable energy, solar power in particular, I was wowed by the progress.  Something really good is in reach.  —  And so, inevitably, the usual suspects are trying to kill it.  —  For the Kochs, it's partly a matter of financial interest.
Alex Roarty / The Atlantic Online:
The Class War Inside the Republican Party  —  It took David Perdue about 20 seconds of speechifying to expose a tension roiling the Republican Party.  Speaking in January, the former business executive turned Georgia candidate for U.S. Senate asked a group of local Republicans to parse the resumes of his primary foes.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Walter Hamilton / Los Angeles Times:
Moving in with parents becomes more common for the middle-aged  —  The number of Californians 50 to 64 who live in their parents' homes has surged in recent years, reflecting the grim economic aftermath of the Great Recession.  —  At a time when the still sluggish economy has sent a flood …
Discussion: Hot Air
Jon Krakauer / News Desk:
Death and Anger on Everest  —  For many years, the most lucrative commercial guiding operation on Mt. Everest has been a company called Himalayan Experience, or Himex, which is owned by a New Zealand mountaineer named Russell Brice.  In the spring of 2012, more than a month into the climbing season …
Dana Davidsen / CNN:
Christie on pot: Colorado law ‘not the quality of life we want’  —  (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that - Colorado.  —  Christie was asked by a caller on his monthly …
Discussion: Politico and The Raw Story
 
 
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Mike Allen / Politico:
OBAMA HEADS TOWARD CUT IN DEPORTATIONS — THE NEW POLITICS OF PRISONS …
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Come Celebrate Bundy Fest 2014!
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Majority of Americans doubt the Big Bang theory
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