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7:20 PM ET, April 29, 2014

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Donald Sterling / TMZ.com:
Donald Sterling Suspended From NBA INDEFINITELY After Racist Comments  —  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has tentatively decided to suspend Clippers owner Donald Sterling INDEFINITELY and impose a multi-million-dollar fine — but Sterling will NOT be forced to sell the team — sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports.
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Jeffrey Toobin / News Desk:
Chief Justice Roberts, Meet Bundy and Sterling  —  It's challenging to keep up with the latest in racist tirades, so let's attempt a brief review.  Last week, Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for his refusal to pay his debts to the federal government …
Houston Mitchell / Los Angeles Times:
NBA bans Donald Sterling for life, fines Clippers owner $2.5 million  —  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has wrapped a news conference in which he announced the NBA's punishment of Donald Sterling for controversial comments Sterling allegedly made about blacks.  The Clippers owner was banned for life and fined $2.5 million.
Discussion: ABC News, TIME, TalkLeft and The PJ Tatler
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Conservative Pundit: ‘Race-Baiters’ Struck Gold With Sterling  —  Since they were posted on the internet on Friday, racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling have been met with almost universal condemnation.  But only almost.  —  Over the weekend …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Lynn Zinser / New York Times:
N.B.A. Bars Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life  —  Donald Sterling, the longtime owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was barred from the N.B.A. for life and fined $2.5 million by the league's commissioner, Adam Silver, on Tuesday for making racist remarks.
Lauren / CBS Los Angeles:
NBA Suspends Clippers' Owner Donald Sterling For Life, Imposes $2.5 Million Fine
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Donald Sterling's Personal Foul, Ctd
Star Wars:
STAR WARS: EPISODE VII CAST ANNOUNCED  —  The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.  —  Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford …
Washington Post:
Post-ABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama's approval rating falls  —  Democrats face serious obstacles as they look to the November elections, with President Obama's approval rating at a new low and a majority of voters saying they prefer a Congress in Republican hands …
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kff.org:
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: April 2014  —  Liz Hamel, Jamie Firth and Mollyann Brodie … Overall opinion remains unchanged from March  —  Despite the announcement that at least 8 million people have signed up for health insurance through the ACA's new marketplace, overall favorability …
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Benghazi Emails Show White House Effort to Protect Obama  —  Previously unreleased internal Obama administration emails show that a coordinated effort was made in the days following the Benghazi terror attacks to portray the incident as “rooted in [an] Internet video, and not [in] a broader failure or policy.”
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Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch: Benghazi Documents Point to White House on Misleading Talking Points  —  (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced today that on April 18, 2014, it obtained 41 new Benghazi-related State Department documents.  They include a newly declassified email showing …
Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg View:
Is Israel an Apartheid State?  —  So, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a mistake by thinking that a meeting of the Trilateral Commission was off-the-record.  Is there anything holy in this world?  What next?  Will the Illuminati be giving TED talks?  Are the Elders of Zion going to take questions on C-Span?
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Adriana Cohen / Boston Herald:
John F. Kerry's Israeli gaffe a diplomatic nightmare
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Congressman: Bundy Militia Has Set Up Road ‘Checkpoints’ In Nevada  —  A Democratic congressman from Nevada said in a letter this week that his constituents have reported the armed militia supporting rancher Cliven Bundy have set up checkpoints to verify the residency of anybody passing through.
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Dean Heller: I never called Cliven Bundy ‘patriot’
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Conservative lawmaker predicts Boehner won't run for Speaker again  —  A House Republican who supported Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in 2013 is predicting Boehner won't run for the job again and says he would be surprised if he could win re-election by the House.
Discussion: Politico and Taegan Goddard's …
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Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Boehner admits immigration comments went too far
Discussion: Washington Post
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Democratic Congressman Makes Shocking Racial Comments About Republicans, Clarence Thomas, Mitch McConnell  —  He calls Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom” and Mitch McConnell a “racist.”  —  youtube.com  —  A Mississippi Democratic Congressman says Clarence Thomas is an …
Discussion: Politico and Talking Points Memo
ThinkProgress:
Meet The Woman Who Did Everything In Her Power To Hide Her Pregnancy From Google  —  They see you when you're sleeping, they know when you're awake...  CREDIT: Flickr/Robert Scoble  —  Janet Vertesi, assistant professor of sociology at Princeton University, had an idea: would it be possible to hide her pregnancy from big data?
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Eric Cantor to Vance McAllister: ‘Resign’  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told troubled GOP Rep. Vance McAllister (La.) that he should resign from office immediately.  —  McAllister, who only took office in November but has since become known as the “kissing congressman,” …
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Louisiana About To Make It Illegal For Homeless People To Beg For Money  —  A homeless man in Louisiana huddles to stay warm during a cold spell.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert  —  If you are poor, live in Louisiana, and have the audacity ask someone else for help, be prepared to spend up to six months in jail.
Rod Dreher / The American Conservative:
Baptism As Torture: Un Petit Histoire  —  As we ponder Sarah Palin's applause line “waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists,” let us recall these lines from a letter the fanatical Jacobin Jean-Lambert Tallien sent from Nantes to the National Convention in Paris, during the Revolution-era massacres.
The Daily Beast:
Kerry: U.S. Taped Moscow's Calls to Its Ukraine Spies  —  The secretary of state claimed in a private meeting that the U.S. intelligence community has recordings of pro-Russian forces being managed by government handlers in Moscow.  —  The United States has proof that the Russian government …
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Yahoo! News:   Violence flares in Ukraine, deepening ‘Iron Curtain’ crisis
ThinkProgress:
Shooter Injures Six In Georgia Town Where Everyone Is Required To Own A Gun  —  A gunman opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Georgia.  Six were shot, with their injuries ranging from minor to two in critical condition.  Authorities report that the gunman is dead.
Discussion: Guardian
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Sally Kohn / The Daily Beast:
How to Really Rein In the Super Rich  —  Thomas Piketty is right—inequality is on the rise.  But until Wall Street gets out of Washington, neither the French economist nor regular Americans will be able to shift the status quo.  —  Thomas Piketty, meet Bobby Tolbert.
Discussion: Mashable
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Benjamin Domenech / Wall Street Journal:
What the Right Should Learn About Inequality
Discussion: ABC News
 
 
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Ending Asia Trip, Obama Defends His Foreign Policy
Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
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