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5:30 PM ET, April 13, 2014


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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Standoff at Bundy Ranch Ends, With Photo of the Year So Far  —  Before I had quite figured out what to make of the Bundy Ranch standoff, it appears to have been resolved.  The Bureau of Land Management has announced that in view of the risk of violence, it is withdrawing its forces, which include snipers, from the area.
Liz Fields / ABC News:
Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins ‘Range War’ With Feds
Fox News:
Federal agency pulls back in Nevada ranch standoff, but legal fight remains
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
New Hampshire Republicans Get a Preview of 2016  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Here in a state where presidential politics are never far from anyone's mind, three Republicans who are considering a run for the White House — Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Mike Huckabee …
Discussion: The Reaction
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Bush draws boos from conservatives
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Huckabee: Beginning To Think There Is More Freedom In North Korea Than U.S.
Discussion: Mediaite
New York Post:
For Attorney General Eric Holder, Justice is for Democrats only  —  A veteran Justice Department lawyer says that Attorney General Eric Holder has politicized the department in a way he hadn't seen before.  In short, “Holder is the worst person to hold the position of attorney general since the disgraced John Mitchell.”
Juana Summers / Politico:
Israel: ‘Not all’ Republican lawmakers racist  —  “Not all” Republican lawmakers are racist, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said Sunday, responding to a direct question from CNN's Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.”  —  But, the New York Democrat added …
Discussion: CNN and Washington Free Beacon
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Sharyl Attkisson Slams CBS News, Obama Admin's ‘Chilling Effect’ on Reporting  —  Sharyl Attkisson, an investigative reporter who recently resigned from her post at CBS News, took shots at both her former employer and the Obama administration on Media Buzz Sunday morning …
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Podesta seeks points for Obama's scoreboard before it's too late  —  White House senior adviser John Podesta is running against the clock.  —  Time is winding on Podesta's objective, which is to make sure President Obama put points on the board in the final three years of his second term through either legislation or executive action.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Reaction
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women
Discussion: CNN
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Diversity and Dishonesty  —  EARLIER this year, a column by a Harvard undergraduate named Sandra Y. L. Korn briefly achieved escape velocity from the Ivy League bubble, thanks to its daring view of how universities should approach academic freedom.  —  Korn proposed that such freedom was dated …
Plain Dealer:
Accused bully says judge who sentenced him to hold sign in public ‘destroyed’ his life  —  Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group By Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group  —  SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The man accused of bullying his neighbors for 15 years, including children …
Discussion: Associated Press
Christian Schneider / JSOnline:
President Barack Obama and the ‘noble lie’  —  Since the beginning of time, people have been telling lies that they believe are justifiable.  For instance, it's worth preserving family comity by telling your mom you love her meatloaf as it sprouts legs and walks away from you on the table.
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Sebelius: Pressure after rollout was ‘awful’  —  Outgoing Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she was “flat-out wrong” to believe that was ready to go on Oct. 1, 2013.  —  Sebelius made the comment to NBC's Andrea Mitchell on “Meet the Press” in her first post-resignation interview.
Discussion: Politico and Liberaland
Daily Mail:
Investigators reveal MH370 co-pilot tried to make a call from his mobile phone after the aircraft ‘vanished’ but ‘was abruptly cut off’ as U.S. deny reports the plane landed at their remote military base  —  The co-pilot of missing flight MH370 made a call from his mobile phone …
Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces  —  (Reuters) - Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an “act of aggression by Russia”, pushing the conflict between the neighbors into a dangerous new phase.
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Alan Schwarz / New York Times:
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Discussion: The Verge, Joanne Jacobs and Althouse
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LePage vetoes solar energy bill, two others
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Raw Story
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Mike Huckabee Says Obama May Be Lying About His Support For Gay Marriage