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9:45 AM ET, May 1, 2014

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Globe and Mail:
Rob Ford takes leave as recent 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 …
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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 …
Mayor Rob Ford / CBC News:
Rob Ford's statement on leave of absence
A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:
Dems on thin ice for 2014  —  Amid a torrent of fresh and frightening polling, Democrats are clinging to some comforting silver linings: flush war chests, a few strong individual polls, a robust gender gap.  But it will be months before we know if they are kittens balancing on branches or cats with nine lives.
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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 …
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Antonin Scalia's Blunder Is Unprecedented, Legal Experts Say
Discussion: The Mahablog and Legal Planet
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Supreme Court tries to reconcile the Fourth Amendment with the realities of our tech age.
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.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Mediaite
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
If Data Were a Journalist  —  He'd work for Ezra Klein.  —  “Vox.com joins a crowded field of data-driven news sites,” USA Today reported earlier this month on Ezra Klein's new venture.  Maybe “Data” should have been capitalized.  —  A pair of articles the site published yesterday …
Discussion: The Dish and J Street
Politico:
What is Hillary Clinton afraid of?  —  Over the 25 years Hillary Clinton has spent in the national spotlight, she's been smeared and stereotyped, the subject of dozens of over-hyped or downright fictional stories and books alleging, among other things, that she is a lesbian …
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 …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Sean Poulter / Daily Mail:
Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat only after ‘strong demand’ from Muslims  — Pork is forbidden and while other meat can be eaten, it must be sourced, slaughtered and processed according to strict rules  — Subway said all halal meat served …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast:
Meet Mary Burke, the Woman Who Could Beat Scott Walker  —  She's a political novice—and that may be what it takes to knock off Wisconsin's governor, of whose jobs plan she says: 'I've seen eighth-graders' term papers that are more thoughtful.'  —  Republicans call her “Millionaire Mary,” …
Discussion: Althouse
Marisa Schultz / detroitnews.com:
Conyers' place on ballot may hinge on backdated registrations  —  Conyers (John T. Greilick / The Detroit News)  —  Washington — An attempt to get Democratic Detroit Congressman John Conyers kicked off the August ballot is focusing on whether backdated voter registrations …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Bundy Ranch Speaker Warns Of ‘Civil War On A Vast Scale,’ Promises Harry Reid Will Have His ‘Balls Ripped Off’  —  http://www.youtube.com/watch?  v=2uEXkmMealE  —  In a speech to the militia members still gathered at Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada last week, Mike Vanderboegh …
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Wall Street Journal:
AT&T Has Approached DirecTV About Possible Acquisition  —  AT&T has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite-TV firm, say people familiar with the situation, the latest sign of a possible shakeup in the television industry.
The Hill:
Jobs: The best way to fight poverty  —  Much of Washington's ongoing economic policy debate focuses on reducing poverty, with many arguing to raise the minimum wage and expand government programs.  But this focus ignores two simple truths.  —  First, poverty arises from sagging employment …
ESPN:
Oprah considering Clippers bid  —  Oprah Winfrey, David Geffen and Larry Ellison will join together in a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA's board of governors votes to force Donald Sterling to sell the team, Geffen told ESPN's Jeremy Schaap on Wednesday.
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.
 
 
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New York Times:
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Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  April 30, 2014 - Crist Has 15-Point Compassion Lead …
Lenny Bernstein / Washington Post:
Planet headed toward ‘post-antibiotic era’ when treatments don't work: WHO
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Washington Post:
Poll: GOP presidential race wide open; Hillary Clinton leads Jeb Bush in theoretical matchup
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Rand Paul to plunge into North Carolina Senate race
Salon:
GOP's white Southern men problem: Why they can't hold Democrats down any longer
Discussion: Businessweek and Hullabaloo
Kelly Gray / WSET-TV:
BREAKING NEWS: Train Has Derailed in Lynchburg
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Here's What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dan Merica / CNN:
Bill Clinton plays professor, blasts media in Georgetown speech
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
Josh Kraushaar / NationalJournal.com:
Betting Against Nate Silver
Discussion: Daily Kos