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Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
U.S. justices show little support for Aereo TV in copyright fight  —  (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical on Tuesday about online TV service Aereo Inc's position in a copyright dispute with major broadcasters, but several raised concerns about how a ruling against the startup could affect cloud computing services.
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Ron Christie / The Daily Beast:
A Lack of Affirmative Action Isn't Why Minority Students Are Suffering  —  The Supreme Court let states ban race as a factor in college admissions.  That's a good first step toward race-blind education that can focus on root problems.  —  Shortly before his assassination President Kennedy addressed …
Bob Price / BREITBART.COM:
BLM EYES 90,000 ACRES OF TEXAS LAND  —  After the recent Bundy Ranch episode by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Texans are becoming more concerned about the BLM's focus on 90,000 acres along a 116 mile stretch of the Texas/Oklahoma boundary.  The BLM is reviewing the possible federal takeover …
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Bob Price / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE—TEXAS AG ABBOTT TO BLM: ‘COME AND TAKE IT’  —  After Breitbart Texas reported on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) intent to seize 90,000 acres belonging to Texas landholders along the Texas/Oklahoma line, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott questioned the BLM's authority to take such action.
Dave Breitenstein / The News-Press:
Rep. Eagle releases statement after DUI arrest  —  State Rep. Dane Eagle was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence early Monday in Tallahassee, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.  —  Court documents show Tallahassee Police first spotted Eagle (R-Cape Coral) pulling out of a Taco Bell on West Tennessee Street.
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
GOP poll defies tide on gay marriage  —  Two conservative groups are pushing back on moves by the GOP to drop opposition to same-sex marriage from party platforms, releasing a poll of base voters taken last month that found in favor of defining marriage “only” as between a man and a woman.
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A Public Statement / Real Clear Politics:
Freedom to Marry, Freedom to Dissent: Why We Must Have Both
New York Times:
The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World's Richest  —  The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.  —  While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower …
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Sotomayor Attacks John Roberts' Views On Race As ‘Out Of Touch With Reality’  —  A significant portion of Justice Sonia Sotomayor's scathing dissent in the Supreme Court's decision upholding Michigan's affirmative action ban was dedicated to taking on Chief Justice John Roberts' views on race in America.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Court Backs Michigan on Affirmative Action
Harold Meyerson / American Prospect:
The Revolt of the Cities  —  During the past 20 years, immigrants and young people have transformed the demographics of urban America.  Now, they're transforming its politics and mapping the future of liberalism.  —  Pittsburgh is the perfect urban laboratory," says Bill Peduto, the city's new mayor. "
Richard Kirsch / Politico:
Ted Cruz's Worst Nightmare Is Coming True  —  Obamacare is working.  —  Last August, as conservatives barnstormed the country seeking to build support for a cockamamie plan to shut down the U.S. federal government unless Congress voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Ted Cruz …
Discussion: Liberaland
Jaimie Etkin / BuzzFeed:
Aaron Sorkin Wants To Apologize To Everyone About “The Newsroom”  —  “I think you and I got off on the wrong foot with The Newsroom and I apologize and I'd like to start over,” the creator told an audience at a Tribeca Film Festival event on Monday.  —  Aaron Sorkin with Jon Favreau at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday, April 21.
Thomas Tracy / NY Daily News:
myNYPD Twitter campaign backfires, promotes photos of police brutality instead of positive encounters with public  —  On Tuesday the NYPD's Twitter page, @NYPDnews, asked users to tweet pictures of positive interactions between the public and city cops, and to use the hashtag #myNYPD.
Discussion: Guardian, New York Times and Hullabaloo
ABC News:
Ex-CEO Wins Republican Primary for Radel's Seat  —  The former CEO of an aluminum wheel company has won a Republican primary in Florida for the seat of a congressman who resigned in January after being arrested for buying cocaine.  —  With 96 percent of precincts counted …
Discussion: Politico
Bryan Jacoutot / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Media Matters' relationship with mainstream media in focus after Sharyl Attkisson's accusations  —  On the most recent airing of the CNN Sunday talk show, Reliable Sources, former CBS reporter, Sharyl Attkinson, revealed a rather stunning accusation about the far left online news organization, Media Matters.
Discussion: Liberaland and The Daily Caller
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Alexander Mallin / ABC News:
Rick Perry Wants New York Jobs — And Debate With Andrew Cuomo  —  Gov. Rick Perry has made it clear that he's not afraid to mess with states outside of Texas to attract businesses, but now the former presidential candidate and potential 2016 contender is looking to brush up on his debate skills with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Christopher Hayes / The Nation:
The New Abolitionism  —  Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.  —  Before the cannons fired at Fort Sumter, the Confederates announced their rebellion with lofty rhetoric about “violations of the Constitution of the United States” …
Brad Plumer / Vox:
How the world failed on climate change  —  It was the early 1990s.  Climate scientists had long known that humans were warming up the planet.  But politicians were just beginning to grasp that it would take a huge coordinated effort to get nations to burn fewer fossil fuels and avoid sharp temperature increases in the decades ahead.
Discussion: The Verge, Eschaton and Balloon Juice
Philip Ewing / Politico:
U.S. sending troops to Eastern Europe  —  The U.S. is sending about 600 ground troops to Eastern Europe this week to “reassure” allies there as Washington resumes its campaign of pressure on Russia over the Ukraine standoff.  —  About 150 soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team …
Jesse Walker / Hit & Run:
Four Great Myths of the McCarthy Era  —  Sixty years ago today, the ABC and DuMont television networks began their live broadcasts of the Army-McCarthy hearings, a two-month Senate soap opera that marked the final stage of the Wisconsin Republican Joseph McCarthy's period of power.
 
 
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
White House approves stricter coal dust rule
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Elites' Sacrificial Victims
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Red States Hatch Plans To Block Obamacare Even If Dems Take Over
Discussion: Washington Monthly
National Journal:
Not a Single Republican Has Mentioned Earth Day in Congress Since 2010
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Incumbent Southern Democrats Are Less Vulnerable Than You Might Think
Oliver Holmes / Reuters:
Syria's chemical weapons wild card: chlorine gas
Joel Kotkin:
The Spread of ‘Debate is Over’ Syndrome
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