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7:50 PM ET, April 27, 2014

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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 …
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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,” …
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.
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run:
Should NBA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling be Fired for Racist Remarks?  Scheduled to Get NAACP Award on May 15  —  TMZ has released audio of the owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers franchise, Donald Sterling, making racist comments in a conversation with a former girlfriend (click above to listen).
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.”
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.”
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
The UK in the Balance  —  The colorful Nigel Farage and his UKIP are getting most of the attention as the insurgent party of the populist right in the UK these days, but another fringe party, Liberty GB, is making some headlines.  Apparently party leader Paul Weston was arrested recently …
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Enza Ferreri / Liberty GB:
WINCHESTER: CHURCHILL QUOTATION GETS LIBERTY GB LEADER PAUL WESTON ARRESTED
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 …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Clinton, Warren and a tale of two book titles  —  It's always been said that you can't tell a book by its cover.  But sometimes book titles reveal something about authors.  That's certainly the case for two notable Democrats, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Warren hopes Hillary Clinton will run in 2016
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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 …
John L. Allen Jr / The Boston Globe:
Fracas over divorce stirred by call from the pope  —  Since his election, Pope Francis has displayed a generally unerring PR touch.  This week, however, he stepped on his own story, creating a distraction from the impending canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II with a phone call …
Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
Bob Schieffer: Romney may consider 2016 run if Jeb Bush doesn't  —  Mitt Romney has said time and time again that he has no interest in running for president a third time.  —  But, on Sunday morning, CBS' Bob Schieffer said not to write off the idea of a 2016 campaign by Romney so quickly.
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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.
 
 
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