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11:40 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
Politico:
Supreme Court upholds ban on affirmative action in college admissions  —  The Supreme Court delivered another setback to affirmative action Tuesday, easing the way for states to bar public colleges from considering race in admissions.  —  The 6-2 decision upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment …
Discussion: CNN, The College Fix and Yahoo! News
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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
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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CNN:
Biden warns Russia during trip
Adam Goldberg / Associated Press:
U.S. Warns That Russia Has ‘Days, Not Weeks’ To Comply With Ukraine Accord
Discussion: Firedoglake and Taylor Marsh
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
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
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: Liberaland and Prairie Weather
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.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Student Loans Can Suddenly Come Due When Co-Signers Die, a Report Finds  —  For students who borrow on the private market to pay for school, the death of a parent can come with an unexpected, added blow, a federal watchdog warns.  Even borrowers who have good payment records can face sudden demands for full …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Abby Goodnough / New York Times:
Looking at Costs and Risks, Many Skip Health Insurance  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Steve Huber, an affable salesman who is still paying off an unexpected medical bill, was not among the millions of Americans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the enrollment period that ended March 31.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Althouse
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.
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Justice Department prepares for clemency requests from thousands of inmates  —  The Obama administration is beginning an aggressive new effort to foster equity in criminal sentencing by considering clemency requests from as many as thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug offenses, officials said Monday.
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Yahoo! News:
Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders
Lynn Vavreck / New York Times:
The Myth of Swing Voters in Midterm Elections  —  If you want to understand the 2014 midterm elections, remember this simple fact about American politics: There just aren't that many swing voters.  —  Many people change their minds over the course of a campaign about whether to vote and even which candidate they're leaning toward.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
 
 
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Dana Davidsen / CNN:
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Matt Bruenig / The Week:
The case for killing law school
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Mike Allen / Politico:
OBAMA HEADS TOWARD CUT IN DEPORTATIONS — THE NEW POLITICS OF PRISONS …
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama taps veteran of Clinton investigations for chief counsel
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