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11:05 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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Royson James Toronto / Toronto Star:
Rob Ford is out of time and must resign: James  —  Toronto mayor's descent so long and dark it may be too late for redemption  —  Jennifer Gordon, whose back is to the camera, and friends spotted Mayor Rob Ford “stumbling” down the street near the Esplanade on St. Patrick's Day 2012.
Discussion: VodkaPundit and Boing Boing
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:
Antonin Scalia's Blunder Is Unprecedented, Legal Experts Say  —  Justice Antonin Scalia's factual error in a dissenting opinion Tuesday has become the talk of the legal community as experts puzzle over the extraordinary nature of the Reagan-appointed justice's blunder, which the Supreme Court quietly corrected as of Wednesday morning.
Discussion: The Mahablog and Legal Planet
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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
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Jay Carney Lies About the Benghazi Email
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Mediaite
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 …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Tom Coburn: I Don't Believe There Should Be A National Minimum Wage  —  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said Thursday that he doesn't believe there should be a national minimum wage.  —  Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to block debate on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
Discussion: Liberaland and Shakesville
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,” …
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Bill Henck: Inside the IRS, part 2  —  William Henck has worked inside the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel as an attorney for over 26 years.  We posted his personal account, including his testimony to a retaliatory audit conducted by the IRS against himself, this past February in “Inside the IRS.”
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  May 1, 2014 - Jeb Bush Is Top Dog In Florida 2016 GOP Pack, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But Clinton On Top, Despite Bad Obama Grades  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is way out in front over U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and other possible Republican candidates …
Discussion: The Week and Politico
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Washington Post:
Poll: GOP presidential race wide open; Hillary Clinton leads Jeb Bush in theoretical matchup
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Benjamin Netanyahu Has Had Enough Of Your Selfies  —  “You are slaves.”  —  View Entire List ›
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
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.
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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
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Real Talk: the new Snapchat brilliantly mixes video and texting  —  More than just photos, Snapchat's new text and video chat feels immediate and intimate  —  By any measure, Snapchat has had a busy year.  —  23-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel reportedly rejected a $3 billion offer from Mark Zuckerberg …
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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Elias Alias / Oath Keepers:
Bundy Ranch Advisory for April 29 2014
 
 
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The White House beat, uncovered
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Cincinnati.com:
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The Hill:
Jobs: The best way to fight poverty
Sean Poulter / Daily Mail:
Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat only after ‘strong demand’ from Muslims
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Supreme Court tries to reconcile the Fourth Amendment with the realities of our tech age.
Lenny Bernstein / Washington Post:
Planet headed toward ‘post-antibiotic era’ when treatments don't work: WHO
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
 

 
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