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11:40 AM 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.
ThinkProgress:
Cliven Bundy Says If People Thought His Comments Were Racist, It's MLK's Fault  —  Cliven Bundy, the embattled rancher who revealed himself this week to be not just a critic of the government, but also a blatant racist, dug himself further into a hole Friday morning by saying that Martin Luther King …
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Hannity Disgusted With Bundy: Race Comments ‘Beyond Repugnant’  —  Conservative media titan Sean Hannity, formerly one of Nevada rancher Clive Bundy's strongest advocates, expressed his vehement disgust Thursday with the latter's remarks on slavery  —  Bundy's comments “are beyond repugnant to me.
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: TruthRevolt.org and Taylor Marsh
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
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.
Discussion: Mediaite and Hot Air
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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
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: National Review and In-A-Gist
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Tom Steyer's Glass House  —  The anti-Keystone billionaire throws stones at the Kochs, but what about his motives?  —  The psychiatric world defines “projection” as the act of denying unpleasant qualities in yourself, while attributing them to others.  Consider liberal billionaire Tom Steyer's riff …
Discussion: Fox News and Betsy's Page
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
 
 
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Lindsey Graham foe: Children-loving women cause divorces
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Jerusalem Post:
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