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11:35 PM ET, May 23, 2014

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Chris Giles / Financial Times:
Piketty findings undercut by errors  —  Thomas Piketty's book, ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’, has been the publishing sensation of the year.  Its thesis of rising inequality tapped into the zeitgeist and electrified the post-financial crisis public policy debate.
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Financial Times:
Central bank blog … Welcome.  If you have yet to register on FT.com you will be asked to do so before you begin to read FT blogs.  However, our posts remain free.  —  Opinions on market-moving economics and central banks around the world.  — Gold fix pricing faces abolition call
Discussion: PolicyShop
Ramona Shelburne / ESPN:
Shelly Sterling to negotiate sale  —  Disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to allow his wife, Shelly, to negotiate a forced sale of the team, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.  —  Shelly Sterling and her lawyers have been negotiating with the NBA since …
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Donald Sterling / TMZ.com:
SURRENDERS CONTROL OF CLIPPERS
Discussion: Hot Air, Mediaite and bet.com
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Morning Plum: Obama slams ‘false equivalence’ media  —  At a fundraiser last night, President Obama unleashed a surprisingly spirited and comprehensive attack on both-sides-to-blame media coverage.  While he has taken issue with Beltway coverage before, what was particularly noteworthy …
James Hibberd / PopWatch:
Morgan Freeman on helium  —  We could tell you that this clip below is from the fifth season of Science Channel's Through the Wormhole, a documentary series exploring the mysteries of of the universe that returns June 4.  But all that does is delay getting to the point …
Discussion: The Week, The Verge and Mashable
Sam R. Hall / The Clarion-Ledger:
Connecting the dots: Mayfield, Sager, Mary and McDaniel  —  Mark Mayfield is an attorney, Madison County Republican Party leader and officer in multiple tea party organizations.  —  Richard Sager is an elementary school physical education teacher and high school soccer coach.
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Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
I.R.S. Delays New Rules on Taxation for Activists
Discussion: NewsBusters
Richard Rubin / Bloomberg:
IRS Will Revise Proposal on Political Nonprofit Groups
Discussion: Hot Air
Rasmussen Reports:
Georgia Senate: Nunn (D) Holds Slight Edge Over GOP Finalists  —  Georgia Republicans won't have a specific nominee for a couple more months, but the final two contenders are running slightly behind Democrat Michelle Nunn in Rasmussen Reports' first look at the U.S. Senate race in Georgia.
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Nancy Pelosi blames George W. Bush for Veterans Affairs scandal  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL VETERANS AFFAIRS AFGHANISTAN IRAQ NANCY PELOSI GEORGE W. BUSH VETERANS  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush …
Discussion: BizPac Review and CNN
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
How right-wingers are amping up their war on science  —  From climate change to reproduction, Republicans are increasingly deciding “science” is whatever they say it is  —  No longer content just to claim to be “skeptical” of scientific findings they find disagreeable …
Discussion: LifeNews.com
Peter Burke / WPLG-TV:
Pompano Beach firefighter accused of shooting at man in drunken rage  —  Janeen McKenzie arrested on aggravated battery charge  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -  —  A Pompano Beach firefighter was arrested in Palm Beach County after a night of boozing and foreplay with another man led her to open fire at him, deputies said.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
U.S. Still Split on Abortion: 47% Pro-Choice, 46% Pro-Life  —  No decline in voters who prioritize abortion issue, now at 19%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans remain divided on the abortion issue, with 47% of U.S. adults describing their views as “pro-choice” and 46% as “pro-life,” continuing a pattern seen since 2010.
New York Times:
Amazon Flexes Its Muscles in Fight Against Publishers  —  Amazon's power over the publishing and bookselling industries is unrivaled in the modern era.  Now it has started wielding that might in a more brazen way than ever before.  —  Seeking ever-higher payments from publishers to bolster …
Dan Merica / CNN:
Man strips naked in front of White House  —  Washington (CNN) - A man stripped down naked in front of the White House on Friday and, according to United States Secret Service, assaulted an officer who attempted to subdue him.  —  “Michel Bechard approached uniformed division officers …
Discussion: Mashable and Mediaite
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Steve King Challenges Chuck Schumer To A Duel  —  House Gop Immigration Reform Steve King Immigration Immigration Reform Bill Immigration Steve King Chuck Schumer House Gop Immigration Immigration Reform Video House Republicans Immigration Reform Chuck Schumer Immigration Latino Politics Immigration Bill House Republicans Immigration
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Post
David H. Autor / sciencemag.org:
Skills, education, and the rise of earnings inequality among the “other 99 percent”  —  The singular focus of public debate on the “top 1 percent” of households overlooks the component of earnings inequality that is arguably most consequential for the “other 99 percent” of citizens …
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Peter Dizikes / MIT News Office:
Q&A: David Autor on inequality among the “99 percent”
Discussion: Washington Post
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Barack Obama's early VA response: Executive inaction  —  President Barack Obama wants to talk about flexing his administrative and executive power to do more.  Instead, he got stuck talking about a clear administrative and executive failure that, at least so far, he hasn't done much about.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Dems close ranks on VA
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
 
 
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The Hard Sell on Climate Change
Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg View:
Netanyahu Says Obama Got Syria Right
John Marzulli / NY Daily News:
Ex-CNN employee claims boss fired him for being gay, called him ‘flamboyant’ in $60 million suit
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