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10:35 PM ET, April 30, 2014

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Tulsa World:
Eyewitness account: A minute-by-minute look at what happened during Clayton Lockett's execution … Well, it's a Lockett's execution didn't go well.  I lay the blame on the bleeding heart liberals who blocked Oklahoma's access to the execution drugs we've used in the past.
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Ben Crair / The New Republic:
How Oklahoma Botched an Execution
Toronto Sun:
Mayor Rob Ford ‘ready to take a break’  —  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)  —  TORONTO -  —  Mayor Rob Ford tells the Toronto Sun that he is “ready to take a break” from the mayoral election campaign to “go get help.”  —  The decision to immediately step away from the campaign …
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Globe and Mail:
Rob Ford takes leave as new drug video emerges  —  A second video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking what has been described as crack-cocaine by a self-professed drug dealer was secretly filmed in his sister's basement early Saturday morning.  —  The clip, which was viewed by two Globe and Mail reporters …
Josh Kraushaar / NationalJournal.com:
Betting Against Nate Silver  —  Number-crunching Senate prediction models are fun to follow but are not very useful.  —  Nate Silver's presidential projections are more accurate than his Senate picks.  (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)  —  I'm a numbers guy.
Discussion: New York Times
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Feelin' a Wave  —  As we have all observed, Nate Silver and other purveyors of “data journalism” have gotten a lot of flak early in this election cycle, some of it warranted, but much of it the kind of taunting schoolyard kingpins typically inflict on tyros they instinctively understand will be rich and powerful someday.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Senate Republicans Filibuster Minimum Wage Hike  —  As expected, Senate Republicans voted on Wednesday to block debate on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.  —  The procedural motion to begin debate received 54 votes for, and 42 against — short of the 60 needed to break a filibuster.
Discussion: Shakesville
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Malia Mattoch / Reuters:
Hawaii lawmakers vote to increase hourly minimum wage to $10.10
Discussion: Daily Kos and ThinkProgress
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Democrats Assail G.O.P. After Filibuster of Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Tim Pawlenty: Republican Party must back wage hike
Jennifer Kabbany / The College Fix:
Meet the Poster Child for ‘White Privilege’ - Then Have Your Mind Blown  —  He's 20, he's white, and he's a freshman at Princeton University.  —  According to the ethnic and feminist studies college students and professors who frequently and vehemently complain that this country is steeped …
CNN:
Rep. Thompson doubles down on racial remarks in interview with CNN's Dana Bash  —  (CNN) - In an exclusive interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Rep. Bennie Thompson doubled down on controversial remarks he made about race over the weekend.
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Justice Scalia Makes Epic Blunder In Supreme Court Opinion  —  It's not often that a Supreme Court justice makes a factual blunder in a formal opinion.  —  Legal experts say Justice Antonin Scalia erred in his dissent in the 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold the Environmental Protection Agency's authority …
Elias Alias / Oath Keepers:
Bundy Ranch Advisory for April 29 2014  —  This advisory will be an encapsulation of a much larger story with numerous feature or peak points to reveal in coming weeks and months.  The Bundy Ranch Revolution against federal land management within the several States is positively huge.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Democrats plan vote to reverse Citizens United decision  —  Senate Democrats will schedule a vote this year on a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance as they face tens of millions of dollars worth of attack ads from conservative groups.
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Jay Carney Lies About the Benghazi Email  —  Yesterday I wrote about the most significant email that the Obama administration produced in response to a FOIA request by Judicial Watch.  It was sent by White House political operative Ben Rhodes to a variety of administration officials whose duties related to PR, not policy.
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Sharyl Attkisson / SharylAttkisson-Home:
White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative
Salon:
GOP's white Southern men problem: Why they can't hold Democrats down any longer  —  In a very famous (and possibly apocryphal) quote, Lyndon Johnson said upon signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act that the Democrats had lost the South for a generation.  And there's little doubt that the Republicans immediately saw a path to a new majority.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Energy & Commerce Committee:
Committee Learns Who's Paid for Obamacare: As of April 15, Only 67 Percent of Enrollees in Federal Marketplace Had Paid First Month's Premium  —  Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee to Hold Hearing NEXT WEEK with Insurance Companies to Discuss Detailed Enrollment Data
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Hot Air
Manu Raju / Politico:
Rand Paul to plunge into North Carolina Senate race  —  Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is making an 11th hour plunge into the North Carolina Senate race, aiming to boost his preferred candidate and block the GOP establishment's favorite, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, from scoring a clean win in Tuesday's primary.
Washington Post:
Poll: GOP presidential race wide open; Hillary Clinton leads Jeb Bush in theoretical matchup  —  The 2016 Republican presidential nominating battle is shaping up as the most wide-open in a generation, with a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showing five prospective candidates within four percentage points …
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Supreme Court tries to reconcile the Fourth Amendment with the realities of our tech age.  —  What we know for sure on April 29, 2014: Approximately 90 percent of Americans have cellphones, including Justice Stephen Breyer.  Twelve million people are arrested every year, the great majority of them for minor offenses.
Kelly Gray / WSET-TV:
BREAKING NEWS: Train Has Derailed in Lynchburg  —  Lynchburg, Va - Lynchburg emergency officials have confirmed that a train has gone off the tracks in downtown Lynchburg.  It happened around 1:45 Wednesday afternoon.  —  Between 12 and 14 CSX tankers carrying crude oil were involved …
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Here's What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate  —  From abortion bans to Obamacare cuts to, maybe, an empty Supreme Court chair, the Republicans already know exactly what they'll do if they get control of both houses of Congress.  —  Passing a federal law banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
The ObamaCare 8%  —  The WSJ/NBC poll asks Americans if they think the health law is working.  —  A new survey from the Journal and NBC News shows that the President's signature health care law remains deeply unpopular.  —  Yesterday we noted the ABC/Washington Post poll showing Mr. Obama …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and NewsBusters
 
 
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