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8:30 PM ET, April 28, 2014

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Mother Jones:
Donald Sterling Is a Registered Republican  —  Does it really matter whether racist LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a registered Democrat?  Or a Republican?  Or a member of the Pirate Party of Russia?  —  Well, according to multiple conservative media outlets, yes, it does matter.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / TIME:
Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics  —  It's time to look at ourselves — and our collective moral outrage — in the mirror, says former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  —  Moral outrage is exhausting.  And dangerous.  The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome …
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Conservatives Called Him A Democrat, But Sterling Is Registered Republican  —  Over the weekend, while nation-wide attention was focused on the racist comments reportedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, some conservative commentators were focused on something else: Sterling's party affiliation.
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Donald Sterling and the Neverending Fantasy of ‘Democrat’ Racism  —  Oh, how eager the conservative press is to call Donald Sterling a Democrat!  It's all part of their larger fantasy narrative about conservatism and race.  —  My Twitter feed yesterday was full of clucking conservatives challenging …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Places Blame On Sterling's Girlfriend For ‘Cajoling’ Him Into Racist Comments
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Donald Trump on Donald Sterling comments: ‘The girlfriend from hell’
Dave Zirin / thenation.com/blogs/163256:
Donald Sterling: Slumlord Billionaire
Rod Dreher / The American Conservative:
The Sacrilegious Sarah Palin  —  Man, the 12 minute speech Sarah Palin gave to the NRA convention is awful.  It's just witless, red-meat blathering, delivered in that nasal whine of hers that makes it sound like she's chewing wads of tinfoil.  For people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like.
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Patrick Brennan / National Review:
Sarah Palin's Barbarism  —  It's been no secret for a while that Sarah Palin, erstwhile vice-president candidate, is no longer a serious political contender — for evidence of that transition, note that even among her faithful, at CPAC this year, she got just 2 percent of the vote in the straw poll, tied with Condoleezza Rice.
Discussion: The Dish
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Sarah Palin soldiers on as a diminished figure in the Republican Party
Discussion: The Week, PoliticusUSA and Taylor Marsh
Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’  —  The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn't make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa.  Jewish leaders are fuming over the comparison.  —  If there's no two-state solution …
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Michael Wilner / Jerusalem Post:
US State Department does not deny Kerry's Israel ‘apartheid’ warning
Discussion: Politico and Israel Matzav
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obamacare's Poll Numbers Improve In Republican Districts  —  WASHINGTON — Attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act continue to shift in the law's favor, even in Republican-held congressional districts, a new poll set to be released Monday by a Democratic firm will show.
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Fox News Tries And Fails To Get Any Details About The GOP's Obamacare Replacement
Discussion: New York Times and Daily Kos
Manu Raju / Politico:
Police investigating Cliven Bundy-related threats to Harry Reid  —  Federal law enforcement officials are investigating threats made against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the aftermath of his sharp-edged attacks against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, sources said Monday.
Discussion: CNN, Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Howie Kurtz Turns On His Network Fox News For Its Silence On Bundy's Racist Comments (VIDEO)
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Times
Politico:
Wall Street Republicans' dark secret: Hillary Clinton 2016  —  NEW YORK — The biggest parlor game on Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms these days is guessing whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will run for president and save the GOP's old establishment base from its rising populist wing.
Aaron Katersky / ABC News:
FBI Arrests and Rips Rep. Michael Grimm, an Ex-FBI Agent  —  The FBI arrested New York Congressman Michael Grimm — a former FBI agent — on fraud and perjury charges today and then ripped into him for dishonoring the FBI code.  —  Grimm, a Republican from New York City's borough of Staten Island, surrendered to the FBI this morning.
Discussion: Politico
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Washington Post:
Rep. Michael Grimm, facing federal charges, surrenders to FBI
Politico:
Michael Grimm: 'I'm a moral man'
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Announcement Of Additional Treasury Sanctions On Russian Government Officials And Entities  —  Sanctions Target Seven Russian Government Officials, Including Members of the Russian Leadership's Inner Circle, and 17 Entities  —  WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated …
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The News Star:
36 a.m.: Fifth District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister won't seek re-election this fall but will complete his term.  —  As first reported at thenewsstar.com, McAllister, R-Swartz, said he and his wife Kelly made the final decision Monday morning.  The couple is flying to Washington, D.C. together as Congress goes back into session.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Politics don't belong in science fiction: Column  —  A writer shouldn't be punished for his political beliefs.  —  There was a time when science fiction was a place to explore new ideas, free of the conventional wisdom of staid, “mundane” society, a place where speculation replaced group think …
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Google removes “deceptive” pregnancy center ads  —  Google is removing Web search ads for some “crisis pregnancy centers,” after an investigation by NARAL Pro-Choice America found evidence that the ads violate Google's policy against deceptive advertising.  —  “We have no problem …
Sasha Issenberg / The New Republic:
How the Democrats Can Avoid Going Down This November  —  The new science of Democratic survival  —  Voter data by TargetSmart Communications.  —  In late February, Barack Obama stood before a room of his party's governors at a Washington fund-raiser and offered a new explanation …
US-CERT:
Microsoft Internet Explorer Use-After-Free Vulnerability Being Actively Exploited  —  US-CERT is aware of active exploitation of a use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.  This vulnerability affects IE versions 6 through 11 and could lead to the complete compromise of an affected system.
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
Boehner Tea Party Challenger Fired Over Anti-Boehner Ad  —  House Speaker John Boehner's tea party primary challenger J.D. Winteregg has been fired from his position as adjunct professor at Cedarville University in Ohio due to his recent viral web ad accusing Boehner of “Electile Dysfunction,” The Daily Caller has learned exclusively.
 
 
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Doonesbury website moves to The Washington Post
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Chris Lehane / Politico:
Yeah, I Wrote the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Memo
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Althouse
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Paul Simon, Edie Brickell charged with domestic violence
Judd Gregg / The Hill:
The real gap isn't about wealth
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
John Paul Stevens to testify on ‘dark money’
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