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12:30 PM ET, April 25, 2014

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John Boel / WAVE-TV:
EXCLUSIVE: Politicians at cockfighting rally caught on video  —  LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's part of Kentucky's landscape, even when it's not readily visible.  This part is hidden in a Henry County valley behind the trees by Lake Jericho.  —  It features sprawling farms that raise chickens, but not the kind you eat.
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Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Mitch McConnell: Matt Bevin lied on cockfighting  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell accused his primary challenger Friday of lying about his participation at a cockfighting rally, citing a local news report that shows Bevin being asked directly about cockfighting.
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Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Al Gore is not giving up  —  A rare, frank conversation with the former vice president and climate-change activist.  —  Al Gore is richer and skinnier than ever, 14 years out of the White House, a tech titan with elder statesman clout, whose disdain for politics in the capital where he lived …
Bill Ruthhart / Chicago Tribune:
Emails show Emanuel aides, producers coordinated CNN ‘Chicagoland’ scenes  —  If it seemed as though some scenes of CNN's documentary series “Chicagoland” were coordinated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's City Hall and the show's producers, that's because they were.
Sheila McLaughlin / Cincinnati.com:
Boehner mocks colleagues on Congress over immigration reform  —  House Speaker John Boehner theatrically mocked his fellow Republican Congressmen for being afraid to reform immigration policy when he spoke Thursday before the Middletown Rotary Club.  —  CONNECT
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Why Elizabeth Warren should run for president  —  BARACK OBAMA JOE BIDEN HILLARY CLINTON 2016 ELECTIONS CAMPAIGNS ELIZABETH WARREN  —  Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is starting a publicity tour for her new campaign-style book, A Fighting Chance.  As she talks to the press …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Piketty Panic  —  “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the new book by the French economist Thomas Piketty, is a bona fide phenomenon.  Other books on economics have been best sellers, but Mr. Piketty's contribution is serious, discourse-changing scholarship in a way most best sellers aren't.
Heather Haddon / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Attorney Issues Subpoena to Committee Probing George Washington Bridge Scandal  —  New Jersey U.S. attorney Paul Fishman has issued a subpoena to a legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge closures for its documents pertaining to the matter, a sign that prosecutors are continuing to delve into the issue.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking About Race  —  Deep inside the Supreme Court's affirmative action decision lies a fight about how we speak about race in America.  —  Is it OK if we talk about race for a minute?  —  The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week in Schuette v. Coalition …
Manu Raju / Politico:
Lindsey Graham foe: Children-loving women cause divorces  —  Det Bowers, a pastor challenging Lindsey Graham in the South Carolina GOP Senate primary, once blamed women for causing most divorces — even when husbands are unfaithful to their wives.  —  During a sermon on the Book of Peter delivered …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Washington Post:
Low-level federal judges balking at law enforcement requests for electronic evidence  —  Judges at the lowest levels of the federal judiciary are balking at sweeping requests by law enforcement officials for cellphone and other sensitive personal data, declaring the demands overly broad and at odds with basic constitutional rights.
CNN:
2016: A Bush-Clinton rematch?  —  Washington (CNN) — Two families, two political parties — one family business.  —  It's hard to understate the depth of the Bush-Clinton impact on American politics.  Think of it this way: For 32 years, there was either a Bush or a Clinton in the White House or the Cabinet.
Discussion: OnPolitics
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Son: George H.W. Bush wants Jeb to run
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Associated Press:
FLOTUS gets résumé from girl with jobless dad  —  Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Michelle Obama scraps graduation speech
 
 
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Jerusalem Post:
Report: Netanyahu agreed to talk borders, settlement freeze prior to Hamas-Fatah deal
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Israpundit
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Rand Paul and Wealthy Libertarians Connect as He Weighs Running
Discussion: National Review and In-A-Gist
Sara Malm / Daily Mail:
Millionaire Tech CEO filmed hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in brutal 30-minute …
Salon:
Republican monsters duke it out: The coming “Plutocrats vs. Tea Party” cage match
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Kelly Riddell / Washington Times:
Holder cancels appearance in OKC amid angry protests
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