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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
National Review Writer On Bundy: Heroes Of The Alamo Probably Had ‘Repugnant’ Views, Too
Los Angeles Times:
The U.S. can't let Cliven Bundy win his range war
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Rand Paul slams Cliven Bundy's racist rant
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  —  First lady Michelle Obama is scrapping her plans to deliver a graduation speech for high school seniors in Topeka, Kan., after hundreds signed a petition in protest.  —  Instead of delivering a graduation speech, Obama will speak before the school district …
Discussion: BizPac Review and National Review
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
FCC.gov:
Setting the Record Straight on the FCC's Open Internet Rules  —  There has been a great deal of misinformation that has recently surfaced regarding the draft Open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that we will today circulate to the Commission.  —  The Notice proposes the reinstatement …
Eyder Peralta / NPR:
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens: Marijuana Should Be Legal  —  Retired Justice John Paul Stevens made some news in an interview with NPR's Scott Simon on Thursday.  —  Scott asked him if the federal government should legalize marijuana.  —  “Yes,” Stevens replied.
Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Obama administration prepares to take over Oregon's broken health insurance exchange  —  The Obama administration is poised to take over Oregon's broken insurance exchange, according to officials familiar with the decision, who say that it reflects federal officials' conclusion …
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Nick Budnick / Oregonian:
Cover Oregon health insurance exchange recommendation: move to federal exchange
Charlie Spiering / BREITBART.COM:
UNITED STATES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA BOWS TO JAPANESE ROBOT  —  During his visit to Tokyo, President Obama had a chance to meet ASIMO, a Japanese humanoid robot.  —  ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, exchanged bows with the president before demonstrating that it could kick a soccer ball.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Dorm storming at NYU targets Jewish students (Updates)  —  “Dorm Storming” is a tactic used by anti-Israel activists at many campuses to slide mock eviction notices under student bedroom doors in the middle of the night, allegedly to let students know how Palestinians feel when served …
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Laura Adkins / Ops & Blogs:
NYU Jewish Students the Target of Latest SJP Propaganda Attacks
Jerusalem Post:
Report: Netanyahu agreed to talk borders, settlement freeze prior to Hamas-Fatah deal  —  Channel 10: Premier gave his negotiators permission to sketch the boundaries of a future Palestinian state just before the Palestinian reconciliation deal was announced.
Discussion: Israpundit and Israel Matzav
Ali Weinberg / ABC News:
John Kerry Threatens Russia But No New Sanctions  —  Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia today of dragging its feet on de-escalating the situation in eastern Ukraine, one week after the two countries reached an agreement in Geneva, Switzerland, to reduce tensions.
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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 …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Kelly Riddell / Washington Times:
Holder cancels appearance in OKC amid angry protests  —  Attorney General Eric Holder canceled his appearance before the Oklahoma City Police Department's graduating cadet class Thursday amid angry protests over his scheduled visit.  —  Mr. Holder was scheduled to deliver remarks …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Son: George H.W. Bush wants Jeb to run  —  Barbara Bush may believe her son Jeb should pass on a 2016 bid because there have been enough Bushes in the White House already.  But her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, disagrees and thinks Jeb should go for it.
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Rand Paul and Wealthy Libertarians Connect as He Weighs Running  —  Frayda Levin, a New Jersey libertarian activist and former small-business owner, is a woman of many passions: promoting liberty, ending marijuana prohibition and opposing her state's recent minimum-wage increase.
Discussion: In-A-Gist
 
 
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