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3:55 PM ET, April 27, 2014

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TMZ.com:
Clippers Owner Donald Sterling to GF — Don't Bring Black People to My Games ... Including Magic Johnson  —  L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his GF he does NOT want her bringing black people to his games ... including Magic Johnson ... and it's ALL on tape.
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Kyle Wagner / Deadspin:
Exclusive: The Extended Donald Sterling Tape  —  Deadspin has acquired an extended, 15-minute version of the conversation between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend V. Stiviano.  If the original nine-minute tape acquired by TMZ left any questions about Sterling's opinions …
Adam Sneed / Politico:
Lorraine Miller: Sterling won't receive NAACP award  —  NAACP Interim President Lorraine Miller said Sunday the NAACP will not go forward with plans to give a lifetime achievement award to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.  —  Appearing on NBC's “Meet the Press,” …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Palin at NRA meeting: ‘Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists’  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) defended the controversial enhanced interrogation technique of waterboarding this weekend, and implied that the practice would still be commonplace “if I were in charge.”
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Tea party PACs reap money for midterms, but spend little on candidates  —  When the Tea Party Patriots threw its support last month behind Matt Bevin, the underdog conservative challenger trying to unseat top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, President Jenny Beth Martin vowed the group would be “putting our money where our mouth is.”
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Slaves to Prejudice  —  WASHINGTON — WHEN a cranky anarchist in a cowboy hat starts a sentence saying “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” you can be dang sure it's going downhill from there.  —  The unsettling thing about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's ugly rant …
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Spokesman.com:
McMorris Rodgers says ACA likely to stay  —  Campaign talks cover health act, Air Force tankers, immigration  —  With the news this week that more than 600,000 Washington residents have acquired new health care plans through the state exchange, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said it's unlikely …
Washington Post:
‘Happy Days’ no more: Middle-class families squeezed as expenses soar, wages stall  —  On a routine drive to the beauty salon, Robin Johnson had one of those life-happens moments: Her 13-year-old Durango, with 200,000 miles on the odometer, overheated and started sputtering.
New York Times:
The Koch Attack on Solar Energy  —  At long last, the Koch brothers and their conservative allies in state government have found a new tax they can support.  Naturally it's a tax on something the country needs: solar energy panels.  —  For the last few months, the Kochs and other big polluters …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and ThinkProgress
Ian Morris / Washington Post:
In the long run, wars make us safer and richer  —  Ian Morris, a professor of classics at Stanford University, is the author of “War!  What is it Good For?  Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots.”  —  Norman Angell, the Paris editor of Britain's Daily Mail, was a man who expected to be listened to.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and CANNONFIRE
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
In Poorest States, Political Stigma Is Depressing Participation in Health Law  —  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Inside the sleek hillside headquarters of Valley Health Systems, built with a grant from the health care law, two employees played an advertisement they had helped produce to promote …
Discussion: Daily Kos, The Week and The Mahablog
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Warren hopes Hillary Clinton will run in 2016  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday she hopes Hillary Clinton will embark on a presidential run in 2016 - even as chatter about a White House bid heats up around the first-term Democratic senator from Massachusetts.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
 
 
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Tom Boggioni / The Raw Story:
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Netanyahu: Abbas can't have it both ways
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Fredreka Schouten / USA Today:
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Obama Subverts the Law in the Name of Clemency
Charlie LeDuff / New York Times:
A Beating in Detroit  —  DETROIT — AS Detroit burned to the ground …
Discussion: Booman Tribune